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  • Game to help prevent bullying

    A new Australian-developed computer game has been designed to help children develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills.

  • HTML5 finalized, finally

    After nearly eight years of work, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the HTML5 standard, bringing the basic Web technology firmly into the era of mobile devices and cloud-driven rich Internet applications.

  • Transport apps to help disabled commuters

    The NSW government is calling on developers to be part of an event designed to create apps that will help people with impairment or disability easily use the public transport system.

  • In photos: TechEd Sydney 2014

    Microsoft TechEd arrived this week in Sydney with a brand new format.

  • Dell takes one last shot at selling Windows 7 Home Premium PCs

    Just days before Microsoft orders OEMs to stop building new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dell tried one last time to spur sales using the lure of the five-year-old consumer OS.

  • TechEd: Developing for Internet of Things is 'cheap as chips'

    It's easier than ever to get started developing for the Internet of Things (IoT), said Microsoft .NET developer evangelist, Dave Glover.

  • Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

    In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

  • Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

    Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

  • Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.

  • Topcoder now has 3,700 Swift devs

    At its most recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event in June, Apple took the lid off something it had been silently cooking for years: Swift, a new programming language in the C family designed to combine the robustness of the Objective-C that iOS and OS X developers were used to with the speed of scripting languages like Python.

  • Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may have been on the job only eight months, but his compensation package for 2014 topped $84 million, according to regulatory filings Monday.

  • Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

    Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system, which could allow rogue code to run.

  • 12 things I hate about Hadoop

    I love the elephant. The elephant loves me. Nothing is perfect, however, and sometimes friends fight.

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    Sexism, alive and well in the tech world

    When I first heard what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I assumed it had been misreported.

  • Facebook opens smooth scrolling Paper framework for iOS

    The framework that powers Facebook's Paper content presentation app is being made publicly available to help developers create Apple iOS apps that scroll more smoothly.

  • Pixate lets designers prototype native mobile apps without writing code

    Startup Pixate is offering a tool that lets designers build prototype apps for iOS and Android that run directly on devices, without having to write any code.

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    The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

    Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database.

  • Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

    Salesforce.com's development platform is known for its ability to create new apps quickly and easily, but with the launch of Lightning, both business users and programmers can get in on the fun.

  • US policy deters international startup emigration

    Tight US immigration laws could be closing the “brain drain” of foreign startups that defect to Silicon Valley, according to startup investors Bill Tai and Lars Rasmussen.

  • Google asks US Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

    Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a copyright infringement case that some developers think could have a big impact on their ability to innovate in software.