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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Q&A: Shining a Light on Nosy Apps
Plus, creating a fund-raising page on Facebook.
Bits Blog: Malicious Ebola-Themed Emails Are on the Rise
Criminals are attempting to install malicious programs on...
Bits Blog: Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook
At a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Facebook’s ...
New York City Police to Be Equipped With Smartphones and Tablets
A program will distribute 41,000 devices across the polic...
Donald A. Pels, Media Executive and Philanthropist, Dies at 86
Mr. Pels, whose early investment in cellphone networks pa...
Amazon’s Investments Are Piling Up, as Big Losses
The online retailer was also cautious in its outlook for ...
Microsoft Offers Tantalizing Signs of Progress
The software company’s acquisition of Nokia helped it bea...
Advertising: A Tech Twist on Home for the Holidays
The growth of marketing efforts for connected-home items ...
The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age
Once reluctant to accept the virtual world, institutions ...
Ars Technica
Analysis: Worldwide PS4 sales at least 40 percent better than Xbox One
Ars data-crunching shows Sony with about 60 percent of th...
Silicon Valley startup unveils Internet-connected smart guns for cops
Real-time data on location, and when weapons are being un...
Verizon Wireless injects identifiers that link its users to Web requests
The provider adds cookie-like tokens to alert advertisers...
Are mornings for morality? Night owls might disagree
A new study suggests that ethical behavior dances to a ci...
Getty Images says it’s trying to ease up on enforcing copyright
Rights-holding company will still sue, but wants "to appr...
New York City doctor has tested positive for Ebola
He recently returned from treating patients in West Africa.
Microsoft posts record Q1 on strong cloud, better than expected hardware
Operating income takes a $1B hit due to layoffs and restr...
Civilization: Beyond Earth—Next time, reach for the stars
Review: A disappointingly familiar, frustrating grind—des...
In win for broadcasters, court shuts down Aereo’s live TV feature
Judge says startup is "doing its best to turn lemons into...
TechCrunch
Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunes
 Last month I reported that Apple would shut down Be...
The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mystery
 Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a ...
Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application
 Until recently, if you wanted to install an applica...
IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is
 The news came out this week that IBM had another ba...
Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer
 Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyist...
Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good
 Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘...
How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fast
 Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitt...
Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractive
 Want to look more attractive on video? Or just diff...
Lifehacker
Form Burger Patties as Gently as Possible for a More Satisfying Crust
By "as gently as possible," America's Test Kitchen means...
​Create a USB Password Stealer to See How Secure Your Info Really Is
Slacking on password security can have horrific conseq...
The KitchenAid You've Been Pining For, Halloween Candy, and More Deals
You've always wanted a KitchenAid, and today, they're o...
​Get More Out of the Books You Read With an Idea Index
Trying to remember what we love about a book will leave ...
​Train Your Kids to Follow Specific Protocols When Working from Home
Kids have a knack for demanding attention at the worst m...
Try Applying for a Business Credit Card, Even if You're Not a Business
You don't have to be a suit-wearing CEO to apply for a b...
The Services That Prey on Us When We're Most Vulnerable
Not all companies are out to get us, but not all have ou...
Use the SMART Method to Set Achievable Goals for Your Finances
Deciding you want to save money for an emergency fund, r...
Make like a Tree and Get Out of Here in the Friday Open Thread
Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread hosted by Hacke...
CNN.com - ...
Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom
Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL...
Wearable tech to hack your brain
The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: ...
The dark world of online harassment
For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedente...
Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom
Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL...
Can the web predict the future?
From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take t...
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves
One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the...
Wearable tech to hack your brain
The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: ...
Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drive...
Time-lapse shows solar eclipse
Time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse over Denver on O...
Top News ...
Voice Recognition for the Internet of Things
With natural-language processing aided by crowdsourced da...
China’s GMO Stockpile
With its world-leading research investments and vast size...
The Quest to Put More Reality in Virtual Reality
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing th...
Technology and Inequality
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is large...
Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author:
How a Wiki Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive
The FDA ordered 23andMe to stop selling its health tests....
Air Traffic Control for Drones
If large numbers of commercial drones are to take to the ...
Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?
With added security, better design, and improved convenie...
The Right Way to Fix the Internet
Letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free...
Engadget RSS ...
What's up with Engadget Expand?
We're just two weeks away from our free Engadget Expand ...
'Fantasia: Music Evolved' and its origins in the Kinect-hacking scene
The developers at Harmonix aren't afraid to hit the rese...
Here's how Nintendo's Amiibo toys work in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Nintendo was dropping Smash Brothers info-bombs left and...
London Science Museum catalogs 200 years of communication tech
Her Majesty the Queen took to Twitter for the first time...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1
In an effort to make a push for its recently unveiled Sa...
'Don't freak out!' and other tips for surviving layoffs as a video game developer
The game industry is capable of building incredible worl...
Which gaming mice are worth buying?
The peripherals you play with can be just as important t...
Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize
If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one ...
Procter & Gamble plans to spin-off Duracell
Consumer product megacorp Proctor & Gamble has just ...
WIRED
Smart Homes of the Future Will Know Us by Our Heartbeats
Kevin Foreman believes that homes will soon become intell...
Wearables and Quantified Self Demand Security-First Design
As a wearable-tech enthusiast attending Black Hat Europe ...
Audi’s Self-Driving Car Hits 150 MPH on an F1 Track
On Sunday, a group of Audi engineers closely watched as a...
Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry
For Italian artist Leonardo Ulian, this is our universe. ...
The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard
The Hendo hoverboard probably uses electromagnetic repuls...
The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome
Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off fo...
Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing
The pieces were, according to the designer, “almost a rea...
Mother Superior
Once you get past the weird factor, Mother proves to be a...
How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors
Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new g...
Techdirt.
IP Is No Excuse: Even If Someone Is Using Fake Chips, It's Not Okay To Kill Their Devices
Not this again. For years, we were perplexed by the war o...
DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear
Your homeland has never been more secure. (h/t to Techdi...
Why The FDA Ban On Providing Health Reports Based On Personal Genomes Won't Work
When the first human genome was sequenced -- that is, wh...
City Of London Police Fail And Censor Their Way To A Lot More UK Taxpayer Money
We've written plenty about the City of London Police and ...
DailyDirt: DIY Space Exploration
The cost of getting an object into space is getting cheap...
Judge: The Supreme Court Has Said Aereo Must Die, So Go Die
This isn't a huge surprise, given Judge Alison Nathan's r...
Slashdot
Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees wh...
Recent Nobel Prize Winner Revolutionizes Microscopy Again
An anonymous reader writes: Eric Betzig recently shared i...
Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on ...
PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'
AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been l...
How To Beat Online Price Discrimination
New submitter Intrepid imaginaut sends word of a study (P...
Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes
dcblogs writes: McDonald's this week told financial analy...
FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips
New submitter weilawei writes: Last night, FTDI, a Scotti...
Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina
BarbaraHudson writes: The Globe and Mail is reporting the...
Detritus From Cancer Cells May Infect Healthy Cells
bmahersciwriter writes Tiny bubbles of cell membrane &mda...
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