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Development Stories

Martha Stewart is the acknowledged first lady when it comes to the home and lifestyle industry. And now it turns out she’s no slouch when it comes to emerging technology either. Among the latest Martha “Likes” is a DJI Phantom, her new flying camera drone. Is this a good thing?

A brain-computer interface (BCI) aids in gathering data based on neuro-signals from the brain, including brief but important pieces of information such as a person’s reaction to specific events. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the potential uses of BCIs and whether they should see the light of day.

Technology companies and their countries' governments work together for the advancement of the nations as a whole, creating new jobs and bolstering the economy. But due to privacy issues, tech companies are now controlling what user information they expose—and governments don't always play along.

Nearly fifteen years after the year 2000, the Y2K bug has surfaced its ugly face once again. This iteration of Y2K shenanigans involves zombies—sort of. At the end of last month, more than 14,000 notices were sent to Pennsylvania men born in the late 1800s urging them to register for the draft.

Microsoft recently showcased a demo of the Skype Translator app. The demo included Skype VP Gurdeep Pall speaking in English with a German employee and the employee responding in her native language. To break the human language barriers, it must first improve upon the system's perceived limitations.

With the launch of Connected, the new app from LinkedIn, the company hopes to strengthen its hold on the attention and information of its consumers. Connected not only promises to keep you linked to your connections, but also aims to “take the ‘work’ out of networking.”

People seem to have forgotten that we are still heavily dependent on an older, more fragile underlying infrastructure of water, gas, and electric utilities. Can emerging information technologies such as big data, the Internet of Things, and Machine to Machine be applied to modernize utilities?

The glass ceiling may have cracks in some sectors, but it’s still holding strong in the technology industry. Several tech giants recently released workforce demographics that show striking similarities. Pamela Rentz highlights some initiatives designed to inspire girls to code and build technology.

In the latest issue of Better Software magazine, there are insightful articles covering a wide range of topics impacting the software delivery process. Feature articles explore the next wave of computing: mobile and wearable intelligent devices and the experiences and challenges they bring.

JavaScript has entrenched itself as essential in the IT industry, but it has also received its fair share of criticism. Luckily, programmers are an innovative bunch and have created several mini-languages that aim to make JavaScript easier.