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Bigger isn’t better when it comes to web pages, but the internet has continued to put on weight this year. According to…
With 70,000 machines available in the cloud and on volunteer computers around the globe, Datafiniti claims that its customers are scanning 648 million URLs each month.
With recent news of Android apps on Chrome, you might think that Google is placing more emphasis on its mobile app platform. That’s not the case as Chrome apps on Android gain new APIs and a better workflow in Google’s one-two app punch.
In regions without mobile broadband, or where it’s still too expensive to have a data plan, other ways to connect to the web are…
Google’s Chrome Dev Editor is available in developer preview and runs on any computer with Chrome installed, which includes Chrome OS devices. With the software, you can write a Chrome app that can also be deployed to an Android device.
One of the most obvious drawbacks of Apple’s(s appl) approach to iOS development has been the fact that no browser except for Safari…
Why bother getting low scores on an addictive iPad game when you can build a robot to play — likely better — for you? That’s what Tom Randle did for Leap Sheep using an iPad, Arduino board, sensors and tablet styli.
Want to safely explore Middle Earth from the comfort of your phone or tablet? You’ll avoid dragons and get a taste of new web technologies at the same time: Google’s latest Chrome Experiment showcases off new web technologies for mobile devices.
Chromebook owners shouldn’t have to worry much longer if an app will work on their device: Google unveiled Portable Native Client, which lets developers code once in C or C++ and then compile the app for Chrome on x86, ARM or MIPS hardware.
Flow-based programming environment NoFlo is raising $100,000 to bring its efficient coding to the cloud — and help non-technical people read the code their engineers write.
Facebook has acquired Parse, the company that helps developers write mobile apps in the cloud.
Famo.us, a San Francisco-based HTML5 platform maker, is making its platform free for developers and has new technology that makes its HTML5 platform even more robust.
Journalism schools have to do a much better job teaching prospective reporters about the programming skills needed to tell data-driven, visual stories on web pages, not front pages, says the executive director of Northwestern University’s Knight News Innovation Lab.
The thought that everyone should write software is gaining steam. The reasoning is that if all the people who use software actually understand how to build software, everyone’s better off. But if everyone codes, what’s that mean for the professionals?
Paris is for lovers and programming language startups. MLstate is trying to get backers for its Opa language, which hopes to automate a lot of busy work for programmers and was a finalist at the Launchpad competition during GigaOM Structure last week.
Is your Facebook mobile app slow to update or showing old data on Android or iOS? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve noticed a degradation in the mobile application’s performance for months but I never knew exactly why it was. Until now.
With Square Inc.’s new open-source Cubism.js library, developers can devise complex timeline visualizations that tap into multiple data backends. Think Yahoo Finance stock charts only more dynamic and interactive. Cubism.js is available under the Apache license from Github.
Now that Samsung offers the Galaxy Tab 7.7, my patience to upgrade the old Galaxy Tab has paid off: This small slate with high-def display offers big performance. Here are benchmarks compared to other tablets like the Transformer Prime; both are solid performers in real life.
Microsoft is rolling out a new feature in Hotmail that creates interactive e-mails that bring the Web into messages. The update allows companies to send e-mails that allow users to fill out forms and conducts searches without having to leave Hotmail.
Google improved the web version of its Gmail application for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices, further blending the lines between web and native applications. Client apps are still hot, but developers should look to Google for examples of a mobile future filled with web apps.
The iPhone’s lack of support for Adobe’s Flash platform has been a topic of much debate ever since the smartphone’s 2007 début.…
If you’re using the new Release Candidate of Firefox 3.5, and many of us are, it’s worth looking into the posts at…
Marc Andreessen, whose first startup, Netscape Communications, introduced the consumer web to millions thanks to its Netscape browser, seems to be suitably…
Spotlight importers aren’t the only symbols of Mac-generosity coming from the fine folks over at Google. The Google Gears project has released…