DJI’s GO 4 control app adds automated flight modes to its new Spark drone

 At today’s media event in NYC, DJI announced its new Spark drone, destined for the entry-level market as an everyday portable solution for capturing aerial footage. To go with your shiny new Spark, DJI is releasing a new iOS control app dubbed GO 4. The new app features a new set of four automated flight modes, which allow you or I to pull off advanced flight maneuvers that would… Read More

Hackers are hiding malware in subtitle files

An impressive new exploit gives hackers the ability to control your desktop through malware spread by fake movie subtitles. The exploit, which essentially dumps a malware onto your desktop and then notifies the attacker, affects users of video players like Popcorn Time and VLC. Checkpoint found that malformed subtitle files can give hackers the ability to embed code into subtitle files… Read More

G2 Crowd, a Glassdoor for software reviews, gets $30M from LinkedIn and more

 In the age of social media, you’re only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding — banking that the same maxim applies to software, too. G2 Crowd — a Chicago-based company that has built a platform for crowdsourcing enterprise software reviews to help others make decisions on what to use and buy — is today announcing… Read More

Microsoft now uses Git and GVFS to develop Windows

 Microsoft today announced that virtually all of its engineers now use the Git version control system to develop its Windows operating system. The Windows Git repository includes about 3.5 million files that weigh in at about 300GB when you check them into Git. Git, however, wasn’t built for a project of this size, so Microsoft developed the Git Virtual File System to be able to get… Read More

A year after its launch, Tech:NYC has become a force in New York politics

 It’s been a little over a year since Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong appeared onstage at Disrupt in New York to launch Tech:NYC. The two titans of New York City’s tech scene were angling to create a new organization that would speak out for the interests of the tech industry in both city and state government while planting a flag for New York’s place at the forefront of… Read More