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Knomo #LiveFree: A stylish tech backpack designed by non-techies

A backpack with wireless charging, Bluetooth tracking is neat—but they're lazily implemented.

COTTON USA partners with world leading university to support future textile...

11th APRIL 2017, London – COTTON USA is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with one of the world’s leading universities for textiles innovation and design to encourage future industry professionals to innovatively use U.S. cotton.
In partnership with Loughborough University, COTTON USA has launched its first Innovation Competition especially designed to support and showcase the future talent of the interior, fashion and textiles industries.COTTON USA’s Innovation Competition will run in partnership with the... Source: RealWire

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes.
Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner.

But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over...

Cheerleading company can get copyrights, pursue competitors, Supreme Court says

The high court ponders copyrighted uniforms, Van Gogh, and cat-shaped lamps.

Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Every year, Intel is present at Fashion Week in New York, showing off how technology will change fashion.
It's an odd match, but the depth of technologies shown by Intel has changed every year.In previous years, Intel showed off cool bracelets, smart clothes, and an odd robotic spider dress by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht.
Intel's 2017 showcase was a lot different and more practical, sprinkling in retail technologies with otherworldly wearables.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Rejected! 3 lies sink tech contenders

Over the course of my IT career, I’ve hired a lot of people. My track record isn’t perfect, but overall I did pretty well in finding good candidates for the jobs.

But there have been lessons along the way.

For example, I’ve learned to never accept a resume at face value. Here are three stories to illustrate the point. It was the height of the dot-com era, and I worked for a large tech company that put me in charge of a joint venture with another large tech company.[ Get a $50 American Express gift card if we publish your tech story (anonymously, of course).
Send your true tale of hires gone awry or other memorable adventures in the tech trenches to offtherecord@infoworld.com. | Follow Off the Record on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter. ]
This venture was a small one, but it was a web-enabled business-to-consumer entity we’ll call “jointco,” and we were all excited.

During this time, our web-capable technicians were billed out, so I outsourced our web development to a small services firm, and we got up and running in fine fashion.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Gawker founder Nick Denton reflects on lawsuit that destroyed his company

Nick Denton also asks people to support Techdirt against the Ayyadurai libel lawsuit.

Assange accuses CIA of “historic act of devastating incompetence”

Assange: Cache of cyber weapons was passed around "out of control" by contract hackers.

Apple and SAP to release ‘developer-centric’ tools for iOS

Apple and SAP are preparing to release new tools and training to help developers  build enterprise apps for iOS devices.
SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, which is integrated with Apple’s Swift programming language, will be available on March 30, according to SAP, which announced the plans this week at Mobile World Congress.The companies have been working on the developer tools that can take advantage of native capabilities of iOS devices and the SAP Academy for iOS since they inked a wide-ranging agreement in May.

The new SDK, design language and academy were expected to roll out before the end of 2016.
Some early customers have been using the SDK in a more limited fashion, but general availability was delayed by at least three months.

The SAP Academy for iOS is open for registration now, but the resources are limited and will be expanded further later this year, according to SAP.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

What is the point of learning C?

Take a look at the Tiobe Programming Community Index -- an indicator of the popularity of programming languages -- and you'll see that Google's Go and, to a lesser extent, Dart and Perl are trending up.

The venerable C, however, is a language whose ...

Palmer//Harding awarded COTTON USA sponsorship at London Fashion Week for AW17

9 February, London – COTTON USA is pleased to announce its sponsorship of designer brand and shirt specialists Palmer//Harding at London Fashion Week next week.

Chosen for a fifth time to receive COTTON USA’s highly coveted support, the designers will benefit from a programme that has helped a wide range of leading fashion designers, such as Faustine Steinmetz, to showcase their talent and bring their creations to life through the use of U.S. cotton.

This... Source: RealWire

Why Elon Musk played nice with Donald Trump—but may not for...

For Musk, revamping the H-1B visa program is probably a deal breaker.