Allen de la Cruz

New York City, Boston
Software Consulting - platform integrations, user engagement and monetization
Social Media, Online Video, Mobile

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Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Order
Despite drawbacks, some immigrants working in technology ...
Critic’s Notebook: Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling
Dragon Age: Inquisition shows that sophisticated storytel...
Bits Blog: What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job
The next big technology migration will change how workpla...
Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion
Prices are likely to rise further because the auction has...
At Spain’s Door, a Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs
A nation is beckoning foreign brains and money with the k...
Prototype: Brewing Your Own Beer, With Help From an App
A company called Brewbot is aiming to market a 4-foot-tal...
Settlement in Apple Case Over E-Books Is Approved
A deal in the antitrust case would give consumers $400 mi...
Bits Blog: In Europe, a Resolution to Break Up Google
The nonbinding resolution could increase pressure on Euro...
Bits Blog: Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee
Google started experimenting with a new way to let users ...
Ars Technica
Children will change behavior that’s rewarded in order to conform
Compared to humans, other primates are anarchists.
Class-action suit says Rightscorp makes illegal, harassing phone calls
Big music labels may end up as defendants in a multi-mill...
Gallery: The fuel cell vehicles of the LA Auto Show
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Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years
"Backdoor Regin" bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was deve...
New battery composed of lots of nanobatteries
Its batteries all the way down, until you get to the nano...
Why is polling accepted in Web development?
For real-time communication, polling works.
Why Windows 10 isn’t version 6 any more and why it will probably work
Windows 7 wasn't version 7.0, and Windows 8 wasn't versio...
Nintendo Amiibo impressions: Getting friend-zoned
Beautifully constructed toys, but they don't quite come t...
TechCrunch
Snapchat’s Newest Money Maker Is A Sponsored Our Story For Samsung And The AMAs
 Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our ...
Crowdfunding Ain’t The Bank
 We in the games trade like the crowdfunding avenue ...
Jumpy Is An Open-Platform Smartwatch Just For Kids
 A Taipei-based hardware startup called JoyRay wants...
Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble
 Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued...
Digital Privacy Is “The New Frontier Of Human Rights”
 The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveil...
Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It
 Unless you unplugged your Internet and shut off you...
Requiem for a Unicorn
 Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture ...
eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018
 PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (aga...
Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets
 Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and look...
Lifehacker
Manage Someone You Don’t Like By Working Closely With Them
If you've been in a management position, you've possibly...
Skipping COBRA for Health Insurance Can Save You Money, But Not Always
When you leave your job, federal law requires your emplo...
Here Are Your Once-A-Year Sonos Discounts
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Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
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Make a Crispy Pie Crust With a Hot Baking Sheet
Pie tastes great any time of year, but the holiday seas...
Find Your Drinks in a Dark Cooler with Glow Sticks
If you've been at a party at night, you might have troub...
Set AirDrop to “Contacts Only” to Protect Your Privacy (and Your Eyes)
AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with...
Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far
We've populated our Black Friday hub with the best deals...
Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition
There's no shortage of great Android phones on the marke...
CNN.com - ...
Flip phones are hip again
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Flip phones are hip again
Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bic...
The security gadget that's always listening
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First a comet, then Mercury
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space...
Africa's mobile money comes to Europe
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The home security device that's always listening
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After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space...
Website streams private webcams
A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams...
How close can a drone fly to your plane?
Attorney Danny Cevallos explains a few of the legal quest...
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Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts, or Science?
Scientists have established direct communication between ...
Solar Panels That Configure Themselves
A new solar power system is easy to add to a roof, and pe...
China’s Future City
China has put political muscle and technology into Tianji...
The Search for Exceptional Genomes
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary ...
Cities Find Rewards in Cheap Technologies
Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities ...
Nanoparticle Detects the Deadliest Cancer Cells in Blood
A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective...
Laser-Radio Links Upgrade the Internet
Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster...
Rise of the Robot Security Guards
Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size r...
Virtual Reality Aims for the Mobile Phone
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung a...
Engadget RSS ...
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active?
Samsung's bright idea with the Galaxy S4 Active was simp...
Records reveal net neutrality chats between FCC and telecoms
It's no secret that the FCC has at least a few links to ...
Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008
Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively...
Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet
By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard ...
4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors
Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monito...
The rise of the robotic servant
Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive ...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most...
castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augme...
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything
You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics...
WIRED
First Eruption in Almost 20 Years Started at Fogo in the Cape Verde Islands
It has been almost 20 years since Fogo, a shield volcano ...
How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?
The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy look...
While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On
Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on...
Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need
Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, bu...
Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s
Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the fo...
Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters
There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchi...
Gadget Lab Podcast: Uber’s in Big Trouble, Even if It’s Making Gobs of Money
There's really no technology story this week bigger than ...
This Is How You Ship an F1 Car Across the Globe in 36 Hours
Between each race is a hurried trip, slogging six jumbo j...
The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes
When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re neve...
Techdirt.
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Awesome Stuff: Podcast Apps
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EU Parliament Wants To Break Up Google... Because It's Big & American Or Something
On Friday, the Financial Times broke the story that the E...
Senators Hoping To Keep CIA From Destroying Most Of Its Employees' Emails
The CIA and Senate have found more to fight about. With ...
DailyDirt: The Legal Definition Of What You're Eating...
There are some bizarre legal definitions for common foods...
Bludgeoned And Bleeding, Aereo Finally Files For Bankruptcy
For a moment there, streaming video operator Aereo put on...
Ireland Asks EU To Support Microsoft In Legal Battle Involving Competing Jurisdictions
Techdirt has been following the extremely important case ...
Slashdot
How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles
An anonymous reader writes Every year levels of carbon di...
Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba
An anonymous reader writes "Writer and professor of philo...
NASA Remasters 20-Year-Old Galileo Photographs of Jupiter's Moon, Europa
An anonymous reader writes with news that NASA has releas...
2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?
theodp writes "The purpose of product placement/product i...
Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years
An anonymous reader points out this story at Ars about a ...
Elon Musk Talks "X-Wing" Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones
An anonymous reader writes Elon Musk sent a number of twe...
Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"
An anonymous reader writes If you hate cat videos, person...
Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak
An anonymous reader writes with news that a global climat...
Spaceport America Loses $1.7 Million Due To Virgin Galactic Delays
An anonymous reader writes "Officials of New Mexico's Spa...
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