Software

A new app wants to make it easier for you to chat to your colleagues. Called Blind, the app lets you to have anonymous conversations with coworkers about your workplace, without the fear of your conversations being intersected or overheard by your employer. It’s a...

VA PROMISES BIG SHIFT ON HEALTH IT: The VA promised a big shift in its health IT practices yesterday at a hearing. Instead of building new software themselves — their current habit — the VA IT managers will be shifting toward a “buy-first” model, in...

Government workers see their own agencies as a bigger cybersecurity threat than hackers from China or Russia, according to a new survey. The Obama administration has worked to boost the networks of the federal government, which have endured a string of data breaches in recent years,...

Android 6.0 will come with some treats for developers. Google just unloaded a slew of announcements Tuesday in San Francisco, at an event covering new hardware products, new software features, and some new capabilites of interest to its enormous community of Android app developers....

Venture capital is booming again. VCs invested a total of $48 billion last year — the highest amount in a decade. The lion’s share went to software, which attracted $19.8 billion, versus just $6 billion for biotech. There are many reasons why this is the...

Pedro Domingos is a serious guy with big ambitions. He wrote his new book, The Master Algorithm, to drive interest in machine learning, which he believes could remake our lives for the better. But he also calls mastering Tetris, “one of the most useful things...