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  • NewPayPal And Dunnhumby Put $1.2m Into Pulsate, A Location Marketing Startup

    PayPal And Dunnhumby Put $1.2m Into Pulsate, A Location Marketing Startup

    Pulsate, a startup with a platform to deliver content for brands based on a user’s location and preferences, has raised $1.2 million in funding from PayPal and Dunnhumby (the customer science company). The money will be used to expand the platform…
    - 7 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:29pm -
  • NewFollow The Data Down The Rabbit Hole

    Follow The Data Down The Rabbit Hole

     When it comes to analyzing big data, often we are urged to “follow the data,” “unlock its secrets,” analyze it and expect obscure truths to finally be revealed. While this is essentially true, data can tell many tales, and the way analytics…
    - 36 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewMilk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby

    Milk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby

     As a parent I understand that gadgets like the Milk Nanny will be forgotten – like the Diaper Genie and the no-pacifier rule – five months into the severe sleep-deprivation experiment that is parenthood. As a gadget freak, however, I do think i…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:39pm -
  • Hockey And Big Data

    Hockey And Big Data

     Hockey is a naturally aggressive sport, and the casual fan has learned to associate it with violence, the kind that makes the daily sports highlight segment on the news. But like other sports, there are subtle nuances to the game that are lost in b…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:00am -
  • How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

    How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

     Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of Things is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:00pm -
  • The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip

    The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip

     To others they are another in a long list of interesting but unpractical ideas not too dissimilar to the ubiquitous flying car. They’re called neuromorphic chips and the truth about them lies somewhere in the middle.  The main force driving in…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:00pm -
  • The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

    The PERI Duo Battery Case Does Double Duty As A Wi-Fi Speaker

     The PERI Duo is an iPhone battery case for the frequent entertainer — those who go out with friends and find that they’re the one stuck hooking their phone up to a speaker and doing some impromptu DJing. Read More
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:34pm -
  • Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

     Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, making use of big data, analytics and the cloud,…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:31pm -
  • Silicon Valley Reinvents The Invisible Hand

    Silicon Valley Reinvents The Invisible Hand

     Jobs are the lifeblood of the economy. Whether self-employed or company-employed, workers rely on steady incomes to consume goods and pay for all of the necessities of life. When jobs are plentiful, friction decreases between job applicants and emp…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:28pm -
  • Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

    Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

     The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the new Microsoft and its Outlook reboot, the Gang on Women in Tech, why XML, RSS, and Notifications change everything, and why @kevinmark…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:59pm -
  • Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

    Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

     Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris — but how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?Whatever the case, it’s now free! Read More
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:51pm -
  • Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

    Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

     With industry pundits including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others hotly debating the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hollywood priming the public for the release of a slew of new movies — including Terminator 5 — that warn what…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:00pm -
  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

     This week’s tech news has included a massive earnings report from Apple , Snapchat’s Discover launch, Apple Watch shipping dates and a particularly inflammatory Newsweek cover. These are our best stories (1/24-1/30). Read More
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:06pm -
  • With Dropcam Founder And Technology VP Exits, Nest Restructures Management [Memos]

    With Dropcam Founder And Technology VP Exits, Nest Restructures Management [Memos]

     Nest, the connected home company acquired by Google last year, made the news yesterday with the departure of two of its key people: founding VP of technology Yoky Matsuoka and Greg Duffy, who had come to Nest as the CEO of acquired company Dropcam…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:16pm -
  • Three Reasons Why Your Software Is So Far Behind Schedule

    Three Reasons Why Your Software Is So Far Behind Schedule

     When not opining here on TechCrunch I’m a software engineer for the fine folks at HappyFunCorp (1) and I’m occasionally called on to diagnose and fix projects that have gone horribly wrong (2). The more I do this, the more I notice commonalitie…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:00pm -
  • CrunchWeek: Apple’s Huge Quarter, Snapchat Discover, And Newsweek’s Cover Fail

    CrunchWeek: Apple’s Huge Quarter, Snapchat Discover, And Newsweek’s Cover Fail

     Today’s episode of CrunchWeek is a very special milestone for us here at TechCrunch, marking the 100th time we’ve met up to casually talk about the week’s most interesting news. Read More
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:28am -
  • Will Uber Convertibles Run Out Of Gas?

    Will Uber Convertibles Run Out Of Gas?

     Uber just completed a $1.6 billion, six-year convertible debt raise via Goldman’s private wealth group. “But Robbie,” you say, “how do you even put a value on a convertible bond if there isn’t any stock to convert the bond into?” A grea…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • Review Of Uber’s Privacy Policy Shows Positive Signs, But Still Room For Improvement

    Review Of Uber’s Privacy Policy Shows Positive Signs, But Still Room For Improvement

     Uber today released the results of a review of its privacy policies, which it had commissioned from independent law firm Hogan Lovells. The firm found that Uber had appropriate policies and disclosures in place and that it had invested significantl…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:47pm -
  • Fighting Sexism In Silicon Valley

    Fighting Sexism In Silicon Valley

     The scenarios depicted in the Newsweek story were disturbing, but frankly they remained somewhat abstract for me until I taught my class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business several hours later. Read More
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:11pm -
  • Betaworks Launches Idiot-Proof Livestream Broadcast App Upclose

    Betaworks Launches Idiot-Proof Livestream Broadcast App Upclose

     Sick of hassling with Google Hangouts? Now you can start broadcasting video live to the world with just one-touch through Upclose, the newest app from Betaworks. Upclose lets you follow people to get notified when they’re on the air, discover wh…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:57pm -

REUTERS-TECH

  • Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

    Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

    (Reuters) - The head of China's commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:34am -
  • IBM brings back bonuses for top execs even as profits slide

    IBM brings back bonuses for top execs even as profits slide

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp brought back annual performance bonuses for its chief executive and her top lieutenants for 2014 despite falling profits and a tumbling stock price, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:40am -
  • Uber probed by U.S. judge on driver benefits

    Uber probed by U.S. judge on driver benefits

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge appeared skeptical on Friday about Uber's bid for a quick pretrial ruling that its drivers are contractors and not employees, a critical question facing Silicon Valley's sharing economy.
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:21am -
  • IBM brings back bonuses for top execs even as profits slide

    IBM brings back bonuses for top execs even as profits slide

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp brought back annual performance bonuses for its chief executive and her top lieutenants for 2014 despite falling profits and a tumbling stock price, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:39pm -
  • AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Dish spends big

    AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Dish spends big

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Dish Network Corp spending heavily to manage a surprise win at No.2 ahead of Verizon, results showed on Frid…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:27pm -
  • Uber will improve privacy, data security following report

    Uber will improve privacy, data security following report

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:25pm -
  • Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

    Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

    (Reuters) - The head of China's commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:15pm -
  • EU executive mulls introduction of new data retention law

    EU executive mulls introduction of new data retention law

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is mulling a new law requiring telecoms companies to store communications data of EU citizens as part of its efforts to fight terrorism, after a top court struck down the previous one on privacy concerns.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:34pm -
  • Google to change privacy policy after investigation by UK data watchdog

    Google to change privacy policy after investigation by UK data watchdog

    PARIS (Reuters) - Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain's data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too vague.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:24am -
  • AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

    AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc is starting to warm up to Wall Street.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:52am -
  • China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths

    China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths

    BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technolo…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:02am -
  • Tencent inks exclusive online partnership for NBA games in China

    Tencent inks exclusive online partnership for NBA games in China

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association and Tencent Holdings Ltd said Friday the Shenzhen-based Internet giant will be the only company in China to stream the league's online content.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:53am -
  • Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:46am -
  • Amazon sales rise in holiday quarter, shares jump

    Amazon sales rise in holiday quarter, shares jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported stronger than expected earnings on Thursday as North American sales surged during the crucial holiday quarter, sending its shares up 9 percent.
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:20am -
  • Spotify expresses interest to raise $500 million: WSJ

    Spotify expresses interest to raise $500 million: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs for a new round of private fundraising which could potentially put off the initial public offering for another year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people fami…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:49pm -
  • Alibaba quarterly revenue disappoints, shares fall

    Alibaba quarterly revenue disappoints, shares fall

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares fell more than 10 percent early on Thursday, wiping more than $25 billion of market value after third quarter revenue at the Chinese internet giant fell short of analysts' expectations.…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:34pm -
  • Delhi Uber passenger who alleges driver rape sues in U.S

    Delhi Uber passenger who alleges driver rape sues in U.S

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A passenger who said she had been raped by an Uber driver in India's capital sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:46pm -
  • Broadcom's fourth-quarter results exceed expectations

    Broadcom's fourth-quarter results exceed expectations

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Broadcom Corp posted fourth-quarter results on Thursday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations as the Apple supplier increased its focus on Wi-Fi and broadband chips, sending its shares higher.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:14pm -
  • Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:11pm -
  • Amazon sales rise in holiday quarter, shares jump

    Amazon sales rise in holiday quarter, shares jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc reported stronger than expected earnings on Thursday as North American sales surged during the crucial holiday quarter, sending its shares up 9 percent.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:07pm -

TECHNICALLY PERSONAL

MASHABLE!

  • New9 Super Bowl celebrity doppelgangers worthy of a touchdown

    9 Super Bowl celebrity doppelgangers worthy of a touchdown

    We all have one: the friend who can't tell a touchdown from a home run, but can tell the Olsen twins apart — this is for themBefore Sunday's Super Bowl, we've figured out which celebrities these Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots players re…
    - 12 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:24pm -
  • New'SNL' parodies sexist stereotypes in Super Bowl ads

    'SNL' parodies sexist stereotypes in Super Bowl ads

    In an all-too-real parody, Saturday Night Life poked fun at the way some football ads portray women as nothing more than eager-to-please snack-getters.The sketch features a bored housewife that uses her all-new Totino's Super Bowl Activity Pack, wh…
    - 53 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:43pm -
  • New12 DIY ways to jazz up your lingerie

    12 DIY ways to jazz up your lingerie

    Victoria can keep her secrets — you don't need them anyway.Too many days of basic bras and cotton underwear can make you look down at your lingerie drawer and sigh. But boredom shouldn't cost you hundreds on brand new unmentionables.See also: The…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • New'SNL' reminds everyone that snow days are for teachers, too

    'SNL' reminds everyone that snow days are for teachers, too

    One of the most exciting things as a child is finding out that school is cancelled due to snow. And believe it or not, it's an enthusiasm that is equally shared by teachersGiven the inclement weather that has been affecting the U.S. East Coast rece…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:15pm -
  • New'SNL' follows Jay Z on his journey from drug dealer to successful rapper

    'SNL' follows Jay Z on his journey from drug dealer to successful rapper

    The story of Jay Z's rise from drug dealer to successful rapper is as well known as his musicIn this completely inaccurate re-creation for its latest episode, Saturday Night Live follows Jay Z (played by Mike O'Brien) as he moves from the Marcy Pro…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:51pm -
  • NewMore Seahawks fans like 'Game of Thrones' than Patriots fans, survey shows

    More Seahawks fans like 'Game of Thrones' than Patriots fans, survey shows

    Football is comingAnd chances are, according to new data from Ranker.com, if you're a Seattle Seahawks fan, you're more likely to understand that reference than a fan of the New England Patriots.See also: Bud Light's giant Pac-Man is just as cool a…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:36pm -
  • NewEgypt frees imprisoned Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

    Egypt frees imprisoned Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

    It's about time.Exactly 400 days since he was arrested in his Cairo hotel room, Egypt has freed Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, according to Egypt's state news agency and Egyptian officials.Greste, alongside Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:35pm -
  • NewRichard Sherman directs his latest tirade at Bill de Blasio in 'SNL' sketch

    Richard Sherman directs his latest tirade at Bill de Blasio in 'SNL' sketch

    We all have our flaws, but those of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman happen to be going on angry tirades.Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Jay Pharoah played an angry Sherman on Saturday Night Live's latest episode. In the sketch, he b…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:16pm -
  • NewJapan mourns after video shows beheading of journalist Kenji Goto

    Japan mourns after video shows beheading of journalist Kenji Goto

    TOKYO — Japan was in a state of shock and mourning on Sunday after a video was released appearing to show the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State extremists"Kenji has died, and my heart is broken. Facing such a tragic death, I'm ju…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:58pm -
  • Superb owl Sunday will be a total hoot

    Superb owl Sunday will be a total hoot

    With the big day finally here, excitement has reached a fever pitch. This Superb Owl Sunday is looking to be one of the largest on recordFor one day a year, the world comes together and celebrates these fluffy, magnificent creatures in owl their glo…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 10 iconic 'British' brands that aren't even British anymore

    10 iconic 'British' brands that aren't even British anymore

    With the news that the Yanks have been messing with our Cadbury Creme Eggs, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at other iconic British brands now in foreign handsIn a totally non-UKIP way, we've drawn up a list of 10 food and drink pr…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 8:02am -
  • Where and how Mashable's community is traveling in 2015

    Where and how Mashable's community is traveling in 2015

    For everyone who made a resolution to travel more in the new year, there's no better time to start planning than now."Take a trip" is a popular resolution, so as millions of people plan their next trips, we wanted to know how Mashable's community wi…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 5:28am -
  • China tightens grip on the Internet, but it didn't block all the tools to get around censorship

    China tightens grip on the Internet, but it didn't block all the tools to get around censorship

    In the last 10 days, China has been tightening its grip on the Internet, blocking several tools that allow users inside the country to escape and circumvent what's popularly known as the "Great Firewall of China."Some popular Virtual Private Network…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:47am -
  • Carl Djerassi, father of the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Carl Djerassi, father of the birth control pill, dies at 91

    SAN FRANCISCO — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.Djeras…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:09am -
  • RIP Bonne Bell: Lip Smacker manufacturer set to close

    RIP Bonne Bell: Lip Smacker manufacturer set to close

    It's the end of an era.Bonne Belle, the cosmetics company behind the iconic Lip Smacker flavored lip gloss, is slated to close its factory and lay off the vast majority of its employees.See also: In memoriam of SkyMall products: A lost national tre…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:47am -
  • 'Community' star's documentary spotlights female tech pioneer

    'Community' star's documentary spotlights female tech pioneer

    Gillian Jacobs might be best known for her inspiring laughs on NBC's Community, but for the past few months the actress has been zig-zagging across the west coast to find out more about female computer science pioneer Grace Hopper for a new documenta…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:33am -
  • Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

    Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

    Google's Android app just got a lot smarter.Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.See also: Google's epic space documentary hits YouTubeGoogle Now, launched in 2012, provides personalized sear…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:29am -
  • The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner's best friend

    The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner's best friend

    When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was not a smartwatch. In fact, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said at the time that smartwatches in general "lack a purpose…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:06am -
  • Key & Peele's Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch parody just won the Super Bowl

    Key & Peele's Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch parody just won the Super Bowl

    Seattle Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch are true media darlings (read: terrible at press)Sherman hasn't stopped talking, basically ever, and Lynch can barely get a word out, so Comedy Central's Key & Peele imagined what would ha…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:16am -
  • Gamify your discontent with Mashable's Super Bowl bingo cards

    Gamify your discontent with Mashable's Super Bowl bingo cards

    The Super Bowl routinely draws more than 100 million viewers, but the average NFL game only gets around 20 million.A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation reveals that some 80% of Super Bowl viewers are merely casual football fans or maybe not fans…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:16pm -
  • Pro football players share Super Bowl predictions at the NFL Shop in Phoenix

    Pro football players share Super Bowl predictions at the NFL Shop in Phoenix

    This week we are on the ground in Phoenix asking NFL players some important Super Bowl predictions while they were at the NFL Shop, the biggest place in town to get your official Super Bowl team gear. Visa teamed up with NFL players like Greg Olsen (…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:03pm -
  • Snapchatters not impressed with first episode of original web series 'Literally Can't Even'

    Snapchatters not impressed with first episode of original web series 'Literally Can't Even'

    Snapchat's first original web series has arrived, and it's not pretty.The first episode of the aptly titled Literally Can't Even debuted on the app's new Snap Channel on SaturdaySee also: Snapchat update removed 'best friends' — and users aren't…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:10pm -
  • 5 can't-miss apps for Super Bowl Sunday

    5 can't-miss apps for Super Bowl Sunday

    Game day is almost here.Your snacks are lined up, you've adjusted for the perfect TV settings and your pumped for the halftime show.But preparing your smartphone and tablet can also go a long way toward making Super Bowl Sunday one to remember.Se…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:05pm -
  • Tom Brady's 'DeflateGate' press conference gets a ballsy autotune

    Tom Brady's 'DeflateGate' press conference gets a ballsy autotune

    What's better than deflated balls? Autotuned ballsJust in time for the Super Bowl, The Gregory Brothers have autotuned Tom Brady's now infamous DeflateGate press conference from Jan. 22, highlighting just how much the Patriots' quarterback loves ba…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:31pm -
  • 12 Tom Brady GIFs clearly about your relationship

    12 Tom Brady GIFs clearly about your relationship

    Tom Brady feels your relationship pain.Let's face it, unless you have a multi-million dollar bank account and a messiah-esque following amongst Boston sports fans, you and Tom Brady have little in common. And that's totally fine. There is no shame i…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • How to get NFL swag — no credit card swiping required

    How to get NFL swag — no credit card swiping required

    Life fact #563: Not everyone is lucky enough to score a ticket to the Super Bowl. However for those attending this year’s Super Bowl, the NFL Shop in Phoenix Arizona, is the place to beThe NFL Shop, not far from where New England and Seattle will…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:07pm -
  • New video purportedly shows ISIS militants beheading Japanese journalist

    New video purportedly shows ISIS militants beheading Japanese journalist

    UPDATED 9:10 p.m. ETAn online video released Saturday night purportedly shows Islamic State (ISIS) militants beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.The video shows a militant with a British accent beheading Goto. Called "A Message to the Governme…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:49pm -
  • Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina found unresponsive

    Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina found unresponsive

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive Saturday morning and rushed to a hospital, the Roswell Police Department stated on FacebookBrown's husband Nick Gordon and a friend found her in a bathtub in her Geor…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:42pm -
  • East Coast prepares for another massive snow blast on Groundhog Day

    East Coast prepares for another massive snow blast on Groundhog Day

    The great blizzard of 2015 turned out to be a bust for New York City, but just as East Coast residents begin to let their collective weather guard down, a new storm is predicted to dump large amounts of snow on the region Sunday into MondayBut after…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:03pm -
  • Fast food history: McDonald's opening day in Russia 25 years ago

    Fast food history: McDonald's opening day in Russia 25 years ago

    Twenty-five years ago, Russians finally got to have it their wayMcDonald's set up its iconic golden arches in the then-Soviet Union on Jan. 31, 1990, opening its doors to hundreds of patrons excited for their first taste of Big Macs and Happy Meals.…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:08pm -

CNN-TECH

  • Traffic lights on windshield could get you home faster

    Traffic lights on windshield could get you home faster

    Being stuck in traffic is one of the most infuriating experiences for a driver, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have found a solution. They claim they can reduce the commute times of urban workers by 40% by replacing physical traffi…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:13pm -
  • In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

    In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

    A robotic assistant is taking the sweat out of getting on a plane at Germany's Dusseldorf airport.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:05pm -
  • Is this tree the future of electricity?

    Is this tree the future of electricity?

    From a distance this may look like an ordinary tree, but get closer and you will discover it is actually a power generator.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:04pm -

LIFE HACKER

  • NewFive Best Personal Finance Books

    Five Best Personal Finance Books

    Money advice is easy to find, but good money advice—advice you can use and take to heart—is trickier. Sure, budgeting and managing money seems easy, but if it were, everyone would have it down pat. This week, we're looking at some of the best pe…
    - 36 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewCreddle Makes a Customized Resume from Your LinkedIn Account

    Creddle Makes a Customized Resume from Your LinkedIn Account

    Updating your resume is a pain, but we all have to do it. If you've kept your LinkedIn profile up-to-date, Creddle.io can make a resume from your entries.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    This Week's Top Downloads

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:00am -

MEMEBURN

  • 5 things you need to know about mastering marketing in a multi-screen world

    5 things you need to know about mastering marketing in a multi-screen world

    As consumers’ media habits shift from evening primetime to ‘always-on’ screen time, marketers need to rethink how they interact with their customers. Digital consumers use more than one device at a time for different purposes; they access conte…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:30am -
  • How important is design for your business in 2015?

    How important is design for your business in 2015?

    The business year is just a few weeks old yet it’s already setting an aggressive pace thanks to a tougher economic climate, savvier customers and an explosion of disruptive tech. To stay relevant in an always-on and increasingly competitive world,…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:30am -
  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’, Conan’s ‘Minecraft’ and Freddy’s pizza: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    ‘Mortal Kombat X’, Conan’s ‘Minecraft’ and Freddy’s pizza: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? It has been a long, long week and the best way to bring it to a close is with a round of your f…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:29am -
  • Hisense trolls Samsung in the best way possible after Protea gaffe

    Hisense trolls Samsung in the best way possible after Protea gaffe

    Stringent regulations might prevent South African brands from having a proper go at each other in the advertising space, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun every now and then. Just take Hisense’s reaction to a recent gaffe by Sa…
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  • Weekly Roundup #12: Apple earnings, Facebook grows, Connected cars, Lenovo and Design4T

    Weekly Roundup #12: Apple earnings, Facebook grows, Connected cars, Lenovo and Design4T

    Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, our podcast that discusses tech trends, innovation and news of the last few days. This podcast edition is hosted by Kyle Hauptfleisch: Memeburn General Manager together with the rest of the Burn Media editorial team: An…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:20am -
  • Google earnings disappoint analysts while ad revenue continues to grow

    Google earnings disappoint analysts while ad revenue continues to grow

    Apple blew investors out of the water with its record earnings. So did Facebook. Google, on the other hand, fell short of analysts predictions with its fourth quarter earnings rounding up to US$18.10-billion, up 15% from last year this time. If the n…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:15am -
  • Amazon has a mixed Q4, scores at least some profit

    Amazon has a mixed Q4, scores at least some profit

    This week has been financial reports. The figures give us an idea of how tech companies are doing in the market and against each other. The latest figures to come for its fourth quarter is Amazon. Amazon has just released its fiscal Q4 earnings, repo…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:10am -
  • Snapchat woos marketers with latest attack on Facebook

    Snapchat woos marketers with latest attack on Facebook

    Snapchat has launched a new feature called Discover, the social networking app’s latest attempt to kill off Facebook. Both social networks have been battling it out for the lucrative teen demographic and with Facebook users reportedly ageing far t…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 1:13pm -
  • 5 things we learned from Facebook’s quarterly results

    5 things we learned from Facebook’s quarterly results

    If you’re not a numbers person, it’s pretty easy to skim over the quarterly financial results released by tech companies. After all, you might think, as long as said tech company keeps producing the product — or products — I love, why should…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:40am -
  • Bookmarks 2015: record entries, digital power players dominate shortlist

    Bookmarks 2015: record entries, digital power players dominate shortlist

    IAB South Africa has announced the shortlist for its revamped Bookmarks Awards. The awards, which traditionally take place toward the end of the year, didn’t take place in 2014. Instead they were moved out to February this year as the IAB — previ…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:25am -

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  • The Internet’s Worst Dating and Relationship Advice

    The Internet’s Worst Dating and Relationship Advice

    Most dating advice on the web is awful. Everyone who’s been in at least one relationship thinks they’re enough of an expert to offer their thoughts, but much of this so-called “insight” is regurgitated by people who have no business offering…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • What’s the Difference Between FTTC and FTTP, and Why Should You Care?

    What’s the Difference Between FTTC and FTTP, and Why Should You Care?

    We’ve all been there at one point or another. Sick of our Internet service, looking for a new way to connect to the Internet, but confused by the many different options. How do you know which to go with? In situations like this, it’s easy to simp…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:00pm -
  • How The World Would Look If Countries Were Scaled To Population

    How The World Would Look If Countries Were Scaled To Population

    The land of the world is not divided according to population. Countries like Russia are huge in terms of land mass, but not so big in population. India and China sit on the other side, with a relatively small land mass for the amount of people. So wh…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:30am -
  • Hell Has Frozen Over: The Best Let It Go Covers of All Time [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    Hell Has Frozen Over: The Best Let It Go Covers of All Time [Weird & Wonderful Web]

    Some songs are so big, so huge, so monumentally epic, they seem to break free from the confines of their origins and escape out into the wider world. Once out there, they take on a life of their own, being played over and over again with a zeal that…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:30am -
  • Is Your ISP Making Your Home Network Insecure?

    Is Your ISP Making Your Home Network Insecure?

    Is your router letting intruders onto your home network? Have you got everything secured or is there a backdoor (or even a front door) into your network and any devices connected to it? We’ve recently learned that routers supplied to customers by a…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:00pm -
  • Control Your Web Content: Essential Extensions to Block Tracking and Scripts

    Control Your Web Content: Essential Extensions to Block Tracking and Scripts

    The web can be fraught with danger, with countless entities desperate to steal your information, coerce you into clicking on their link, or manipulating you into sharing your data with them. Whether its ad agencies wanting to know about your likes an…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:00pm -
  • How To Remove The Bedep Malware From XHamster

    How To Remove The Bedep Malware From XHamster

    Visitors to the adult site xHamster have seen a huge increase in malware, according to a report on the Malwarebytes blog. Over the 25th and 26th of January, they saw a 1500% increase in malware infections from xHamster. What’s the deal? What can y…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:30pm -
  • 5 Signs You Shouldn’t Date That Guy You Met On The Internet

    5 Signs You Shouldn’t Date That Guy You Met On The Internet

    “Good night, sweet Angel,” he texts you, just before you turn off your phone for the night. You’ve found Mr. Perfect. Sure, he’s an online boyfriend who lives halfway across the world – but he’s the best guy who’s ever come into your li…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Smartphone Apps for People with Disabilities

    5 Smartphone Apps for People with Disabilities

    It’s a sad fact of life that not all of us in the world are 100% healthy. So many disabilities afflict so many people these days, and it makes it difficult to live as a normal human being. But something wonderful happened to disabled people years b…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:30am -
  • The Ultimate History Of Cellular Technology

    The Ultimate History Of Cellular Technology

    Nowadays, we use our cell phones for everything. They are mini computers that we carry around in our pockets. Gaming, social networking, reading, and pretty much anything else you can think of can be done on a phone, but it wasn’t always that way.…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:30am -
  • Use These Skype Privacy Settings to Secure Your Account

    Use These Skype Privacy Settings to Secure Your Account

    Is your Skype account secure? Do you have the best privacy settings configured on your desktop or mobile Skype app? We look at how to secure your account and ensure that your privacy is maintained when using the popular VOIP service. The Importance o…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:00pm -
  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux

    How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux

    We’ve written plenty of articles about helping you switch over to Linux from your current operating system. However, even with all of those materials at hand, it’s sometimes still difficult to take the leap of faith and actually try it out. So, t…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:00pm -
  • How the Theory of Change Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

    How the Theory of Change Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

    Change doesn’t happen overnight. I’m not just talking about lofty goals like curing diseases, bringing about world peace, or ending global warming. I’m also talking about your own personal goals, whether they are improving your grades in school…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:00pm -
  • Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You

    Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You

    As expected, Cortana has been activated in the latest preview release of Windows 10. But is Microsoft’s intelligent digital assistant as competent as she is on Windows Phone? With the potential to revolutionise how we use our desktop and laptop com…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:30pm -
  • 5 Ways Windows 8.1 Can Make You More Productive

    5 Ways Windows 8.1 Can Make You More Productive

    Who would ever want to buy a new computer and be forced to start using Windows 8? Well, this guy right here for one. The truth is, ever since Windows 8 came out, I abhorred the thought of buying a new computer and having to use Windows 8. Every revie…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:00pm -

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  • Microsoft releases Outlook on iOS and android

    Microsoft releases Outlook on iOS and android

    Along with yesterday’s release of Office on android, Microsoft also announced the release of it’s email app – Outlook on android and iOS. The app which is already available for download, is a product Accompli and email app startup Microsoft acq…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:04pm -
  • Microsoft Office for android tablets now available for download

    Microsoft Office for android tablets now available for download

    If you still haven’t found a replacement for Microsoft Office on your android tablet yet, or you would like to try what Microsoft’s mobile interpretation of their very successful Office suite is like on android, well, today is your lucky day (if…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:09pm -
  • Android Lollipop rolling out for HTC One M8 Users in Nigeria.

    Android Lollipop rolling out for HTC One M8 Users in Nigeria.

    If you have got the HTC One M8, then you will be among the first android users in Nigeria (barring those with Nexus devices), to get a taste of android 5.0 – Lollipop. The update started rolling out last night for users here in Nigeria. Before you…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:10pm -
  • Highlights of Apple’s record breaking quarter earnings

    Highlights of Apple’s record breaking quarter earnings

    Apple posted another record quarter last year, and this time with a record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and profits of $18 billion, it is the largest earnings for one quarter for ANY company ever. Let that sink in. Here are a few highlights fro…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 5:09pm -
  • Setting up Buhari.ng – My gift and my curse

    Setting up Buhari.ng – My gift and my curse

    The date is December 27 2014, and I was amped up to do some digging on who General Buhari is. General Buhari is the Presidential candidate of the new powerhouse opposition party in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC) and has been the subject of…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 3:19am -
  • Twitter now lets you send group DMs and Video Tweets

    Twitter now lets you send group DMs and Video Tweets

    Twitter has just announced two new features coming to its mobile apps this week. The first is the ability to send group Direct Messages or DMs like they are fondly called. The group DM function works by letting you create a group with two or more of…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 2:49pm -
  • You can now buy 4.5GB for N2,500 on Glo

    You can now buy 4.5GB for N2,500 on Glo

    Globacom has added a new “bolt on” offering to their overload plan which we mentioned a few weeks ago. The new “bolt on” which is called “Glo so special” allows you to purchase 4.5GB for just N2500 only. The pricing of the plan puts it in…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 2:09pm -
  • Facebook lite now available for Nigeria & a few other countries

    Facebook lite now available for Nigeria & a few other countries

    A few months ago, we reported that following a visit to Africa by some of their engineers, Facebook was working on a smaller version of Facebook optimized for emerging markets in terms of size, data usage and low-end devices the kind that have become…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:59pm -
  • All versions of Connectify are 70% off today!

    All versions of Connectify are 70% off today!

    I found this by chance, I was going to check up on an issue with Dispatch (connectify’s other app) on their website, and then a pop-up advertising their 24hr sale popped up. All their apps are getting a 70% slash for today only. Just incase you don…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 5:04pm -
  • Learn “Oyinbo Lessons” with Marek Zmyslowski

    Learn “Oyinbo Lessons” with Marek Zmyslowski

    Clear your calendars Lagos! Our friends at iAfrikan will be hosting Marek Zmyslowski, C.E.O, Jovago for a “fireside” chat about his now popular “#OyinboLessons” and doing business in Nigeria as a tech startup. He will also be answering any q…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 2:42pm -

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  • The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

    The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

    Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.When the Seattle Seahawks take to the field against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the players' eve…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • Snapchat's First In-App Web Series Is Coming Tomorrow

    Snapchat's First In-App Web Series Is Coming Tomorrow

    Eager to erect a profitable business model, Snapchat is taking a page from Netflix's playbook.Snapchat is about to start feeling a bit more like Netflix. At least, that's what the company is aiming for with the arrival of its first in-app episodic vi…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:03pm -
  • Google Now Will Finally Pull In Data From Your Other Apps

    Google Now Will Finally Pull In Data From Your Other Apps

    With services like Airbnb, Lyft, and Pandora, Google Now just got a lot better.Google's various services have long been more partner-friendly than those of Apple and others, but today the company announced that Google Now—its smart personal assista…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:50pm -
  • Vine Launches New Video Service Aimed At Kids

    Vine Launches New Video Service Aimed At Kids

    To ease parental concerns, there will be a curation process for "appropriate" content.No matter which business you're in, if you can hook your audience young, you've got it made! So is the case with Vine, which has just launched a junior version of i…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:04pm -
  • Newly Decoded Tattoos Show Ancient Mummy Was Clearly A Goth

    Newly Decoded Tattoos Show Ancient Mummy Was Clearly A Goth

    Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old mummy, has 61 tattoos all over his body. Marco Samadeli/EURAC via io9 A team of anthropologists was finally able to decode the 61 tattoos on the body of Ötzi, the Iceman, a mummy who died around 3,300 BC. Ötzi was found i…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:30pm -
  • President Obama's New Health Care Initiative Will Harness The Power Of Big Data

    President Obama's New Health Care Initiative Will Harness The Power Of Big Data

    The $215 million plan will help develop data-focused precision medicine to beat diseases like cancer and diabetes.President Obama has officially announced a new biomedical research project that will use the power of big data to help with the developm…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:24pm -
  • See NYC Through The Lens Of A 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

    See NYC Through The Lens Of A 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

    Long before he was a legendary film director, Kubrick was a staff photographer at LOOK magazine and, naturally, was rather good at it.Back in 1945, the youngest staff photographer at LOOK magazine was steadily proving that his skill belied his age wi…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:41pm -
  • Buyer's Guide: The Best On-Ear Headphones At Any Price

    Buyer's Guide: The Best On-Ear Headphones At Any Price

    After testing 53 sets of headphones over a period of 45 hours, The Wirecutter determined the best on-ear headphones to buy.The $180 Bose SoundTrue offer the best combination of sound quality, portability, and comfort, of any on-ear headphone. If you…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:27pm -
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House To Reopen

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House To Reopen

    The architect's first Los Angeles project has been under restoration since 2008. Check out our slideshow for beautiful vintage photographs!After a $4.3 million restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House in Los Angeles will soon reopen to the p…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:47pm -
  • How Nike Protects Air Jordans From Counterfeiters

    How Nike Protects Air Jordans From Counterfeiters

    And other design details Nike has squirreled away all over its iconic line of shoes.Over at the sneaker-crazy Sole Collector, there's a great round-up of some of the hidden design details found on various Air Jordan releases. From the 14 Jumpmen symb…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:00pm -
  • Nudge Concept App Hopes To Point Pre-Diabetics Toward A Healthier Lifestyle

    Nudge Concept App Hopes To Point Pre-Diabetics Toward A Healthier Lifestyle

    Could a simple shopping-and-cooking app improve the lives of patients (and increase quinoa sales)?A new concept app from the London office of design and innovation consultancy Smart Design aims to improve the health of a large portion of the world's…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:01pm -
  • Here's What Happens When You Ask Smartphone Users To Read Their App Permissions Out Loud

    Here's What Happens When You Ask Smartphone Users To Read Their App Permissions Out Loud

    Those innocent-seeming Angry Birds are tracking your whereabouts.Angry Birds knows where you are, and so does Fruit Ninja. The apps both track location—something that you might not necessarily know if you haven't taken the time to read through a le…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:52pm -
  • This Car Politely Helps Drivers Avoid Killing Cyclists And Pedestrians

    This Car Politely Helps Drivers Avoid Killing Cyclists And Pedestrians

    Jaguar has built an experimental car called "Bike Sense." Why? So it won't smash into cyclists (and other road users as well).If you're driving in one of Jaguar's new experimental "Bike Sense" cars and a cyclist rides up behind you, your seat will re…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:24pm -
  • This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

    This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

    Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger. For Body Week, Co.Design asked a select group of design firms: What one thing in the health care industry desperately needs to be redesigned,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • Why An Apple Employee Created A Company To Help Him Lose Weight

    Why An Apple Employee Created A Company To Help Him Lose Weight

    To hit his New Year's weight loss resolution, this ex-Apple employee and journalist became a tech CEO.A little over a year ago I was a much bigger guy than I am now. And when I say "big" I mean big. To be exact, I weighed 280 pounds. The U.S. Center…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • Meet Dr. Armpit, Changing Body Odor With Bacteria

    Meet Dr. Armpit, Changing Body Odor With Bacteria

    What's really happening under your arms? The secret to skin smells is all in the microbes.Here's an undeniable fact: In samples collected from seven of New York's subway platforms, scientists discovered that we're surrounded in plumes of microbes waf…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • Women In Tech: This Platform Will Match You To Peer Mentors, Tinder-Style

    Women In Tech: This Platform Will Match You To Peer Mentors, Tinder-Style

    Glassbreakers allows women to help other women their own age navigate their careers—especially in male-dominated fields.No matter how many coding initiatives for women and diversity programs are launched, the inescapable fact remains: The tech indu…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:45pm -
  • Mophie Goes Biblical For Its First Super Bowl Ad

    Mophie Goes Biblical For Its First Super Bowl Ad

    The mobile charger brand knows it can be end times when your battery dies.What's a Mophie? Exactly. The mobile charger brand has been around for a decade but doesn't quite enjoy broad name recognition. In fact, the company says only one in 10 people…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:34pm -
  • 24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin's New Hotel

    24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin's New Hotel

    It's the little things.It's the little things, and anyone who's flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs t…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:30pm -
  • Why This Entrepreneur Pays Her Own Mom To Babysit

    Why This Entrepreneur Pays Her Own Mom To Babysit

    It might sound ludicrous to pay grandma for helping with childcare. But it isn't, says Renée Israel, cofounder of Doc Popcorn."Entrepreneurs don't really get maternity leave," observes Renée Israel, who cofounded Doc Popcorn with her husband, Rob.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:06am -

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  • NewInhabitat's Week in Green: Super Bowl LEDs, modified bugs and Lego Pompeii

    Inhabitat's Week in Green: Super Bowl LEDs, modified bugs and Lego Pompeii

    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.When the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots take the field for the Super Bowl this evening, it wil…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

    This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

    It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, w…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:02pm -
  • Pocket ghost detector may be as hard to find as its targets

    Pocket ghost detector may be as hard to find as its targets

    Let's get this out of the way: ghost detection is based on junk science. It's trying to prove something that's unprovable almost by definition, using theories that have little connection to the real world. But if you are going to chase phantoms, you…
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 8:33am -
  • Airbnb to collect taxes in more big cities

    Airbnb to collect taxes in more big cities

    Airbnb's been struggling with numerous legal issues for a while now, and one of the biggest complaints against the service is that hosts have been using it to set up illegal hotels to avoid paying taxes. These days, Airbnb's trying to get on the good…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 5:42am -
  • 'Tron'-like headphones, virtual reality at Sundance and other stories you might've missed this week!

    'Tron'-like headphones, virtual reality at Sundance and other stories you might've missed this week!

    We get it. It's been a busy week. Luckily, we're here to catch you up on the release date of the Apple Watch, VR headsets in Hollywood and all the other cool stuff you may have accidentally glossed over during five days on the daily grind....
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:35am -
  • Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

    Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

    If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:40am -
  • Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots

    Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots

    Marriott wants you to know that it's completely done trying to block guests' personal WiFi connections -- it has even given up convincing the FCC to give it permission to do so, a spokesperson told Engadget. The company already announced that it won'…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:32pm -
  • The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

    The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

    We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- TorrentFreak reports that almost everything is up and running once agai…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:27pm -
  • The poetry of my tweets

    The poetry of my tweets

    I'd like to think my tweets offer some cultural value and promote a better world. I consume plenty of brilliant films and scholarly articles, then reflect my learnings on Twitter multiple times a day. So when I heard there was a tool to turn my tweet…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:31pm -
  • HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time

    HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time

    HTC hasn't always had success upgrading One users to the latest version of Android within its promised 90-day window, and history is unfortunately repeating itself with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the way. The phone maker is now warning that "some carrie…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:58pm -

THE NEXT WEB

  • New8 things to know before working with an offshore dev team

    8 things to know before working with an offshore dev team

    Most of us have been tempted to outsource some or all of our development work to an offshore team in order to save money. But is this the best idea for your business? The short answer is: It depends. To better understand the pros and cons, I polled a…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • NewWhy economists are wrong about tech

    Why economists are wrong about tech

    Michael Baxter is co-author of iDisrupted, a new book on disruptive technology. The problem with the economy is economists. The problem with economists is technology Pick up an economics book; any one will do, a heavy or easy read, and move to the in…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:15pm -
  • Where does radio stand in a connected world?

    Where does radio stand in a connected world?

    The evolution of entertainment and new ways to access information have left the venerable medium of radio with an uncertain future. Radio today As it stands, radio is in a healthy condition. According to UNESCO, radio reaches about 95 percent of the…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:30pm -
  • 5 typeface challenges in designing for next-generation interfaces

    5 typeface challenges in designing for next-generation interfaces

    Jason Pamental is the co-founder of h+w design and author of ‘Responsive Typography.’ The explosion of new devices — phones, watches, health and fitness monitors and other wearable gadgets enabled by the Internet of Things — is yielding an…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:30pm -
  • This beautiful note taking app for Mac and iOS uses hashtags to organize your notes

    This beautiful note taking app for Mac and iOS uses hashtags to organize your notes

    Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest. Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting n…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:49pm -
  • 10 product design and brand collaboration tips from Moleskine

    10 product design and brand collaboration tips from Moleskine

    Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Moleskine notebooks…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:00pm -
  • Snapchat’s first original series is here and it’s awful

    Snapchat’s first original series is here and it’s awful

    Yesterday, we wrote that Snapchat’s very first original series was coming to the app and it’s now available for your viewing. The first episode is available inside Snapchat’s channel found within the new Discover feature and is titled “Sip &…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:38pm -
  • What failing P90x taught me about perseverance

    What failing P90x taught me about perseverance

    Jason Zook is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. This post originally appeared on his blog. A few years ago I spent about $150 on the entire P90X DVD set. This included all the DVDs, nutrition guide, the official pro…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:30pm -
  • The Pirate Bay returns from the dead, comes back online

    The Pirate Bay returns from the dead, comes back online

    Following a raid on a Swedish data center late last year, The Pirate Bay was taken offline for just shy of two months before returning online fully today. The site appears to be fully working on its original domain, with the last uploaded torrent app…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:53pm -
  • When exactly does a startup become a mature tech company?

    When exactly does a startup become a mature tech company?

    Paul Malicki is the global CMO of Easy Taxi and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Early in my adventure in startups, I nurtured a young tech company. At the time, the company was run out of a garage. This same company would eventually become a million d…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:20pm -

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Portronics Glitz Review: Poor Man's JBL Pulse

    Portronics Glitz Review: Poor Man's JBL Pulse

    Portronics GlitzStreet Price: Rs 3400JBL Pulse is one of my favourite party gadgets. I like the way it fuses music with lights. Not everyone would want to spend close to Rs 10,000 on a portable speaker though. This is where Portronics' Glitz portabl…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:38pm -
  • Creative Announces Its Portable Sound Blaster Roar Speaker In India

    Creative Announces Its Portable Sound Blaster Roar Speaker In India

    Creative has finally announced its Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speakers for the Indian market. The much-acclaimed portable speakers that were announced at CES Las Vegas have been getting rave reviews worldwide. More so it is the packaging of the pr…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:12pm -
  • OnePlus Christens Its Upcoming ROM As OxygenOS

    OnePlus Christens Its Upcoming ROM As OxygenOS

    OnePlus today announced the name of its soon to be announced OS. The software, called OxygenOS will be based on Android and will come with a couple of customisations that will remain exclusive to the OnePlus One.The Chinese smartphone maker announce…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:06am -
  • Microsoft May Fund Cyanogen Inc To Beat Google’s Android

    Microsoft May Fund Cyanogen Inc To Beat Google’s Android

    Cyanogen made it pretty clear a week ago that it wanted to take Android away from Google. What started off as an open source affair has now become an ecosystem with Google tightly holding on to the leaches.So it was pretty obvious that Cyanogen Inc.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:35am -
  • LG Comes Clean About The Snapdragon 810 Overheating Issue

    LG Comes Clean About The Snapdragon 810 Overheating Issue

    LG has finally broken its silence about the whole Snapdragon 810 overheating issue. While the company remained mum about the topic during the LG G Flex 2 launch, a recent press conference seemed like the right opportunity to clear things out with the…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:51am -
  • The World’s First Crowd-Sourced, Jolla Tablet Gets An Upgrade

    The World’s First Crowd-Sourced, Jolla Tablet Gets An Upgrade

    Finnish smartphone maker, Jolla must indeed be very happy with the success of their first Indiegogo campaign. This is because it drew in more than a million dollars in funding (480%). And you can tell that there are more customers interested in buyin…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:41am -
  • UK Gmail Users Can Now Attach And Send Across Money

    UK Gmail Users Can Now Attach And Send Across Money

    Gmail users in the UK will be happy to see a new icon appearing at the bottom of the compose page in the web app. Yes, Google has finally made sending money across to your friends and family easier than ever with just a few taps.You will of course n…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:54am -
  • Facebook Place Tips Seems Like A Good Idea For Everyone

    Facebook Place Tips Seems Like A Good Idea For Everyone

    Today, Facebook has launched Facebook Place Tips, which is somehow not related to news, but News Feeds. Place Tips is currently only being rolled out to iOS users in a limited manner in New York, USA.Place Tips works purely by location and will pop…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:50am -
  • Microsoft Outs Outlook Preview For Android And iOS

    Microsoft Outs Outlook Preview For Android And iOS

    After rolling out Microsoft Office for Android tablets, Microsoft had one more surprise up its sleeve, Outlook Preview for Android and iOS. Outlook for Android and iOS works in a connected manner and will allow you to switch between your email, calen…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:08pm -
  • Download: Office For Android Apps Are Now Available For Android Tablets

    Download: Office For Android Apps Are Now Available For Android Tablets

    They are finally out. Microsoft’s Office apps for Android tablets can now be downloaded for free. Word, Excel and PowerPoint are no longer tied up to iOS and Windows Phone devices but are now available for your Android tablet as well.But they are…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:48am -
  • HTC Announces The Octa-Core 526G+ Dual SIM Smartphone In India

    HTC Announces The Octa-Core 526G+ Dual SIM Smartphone In India

    HTC has announced its latest budget smartphone offering for the Indian smartphone market.The handset sports a an octa-core chipset and a compact form factor that HTC feels is missing in the smartphone segement.The 526G+ Dual SIM will come in two va…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:30am -
  • AirType Changes Name To Noki; Sends Out Invitations For Beta Program

    AirType Changes Name To Noki; Sends Out Invitations For Beta Program

    After long period of silence, the AirType team from Texas has finally given us a heads up on what is happening about their interesting product. Seems like the project is progressing and apart from a name change we may actually be able to type on any…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:46am -
  • Samsung May Have Ditched Qualcomm Entirely For Its Upcoming GALAXY S6

    Samsung May Have Ditched Qualcomm Entirely For Its Upcoming GALAXY S6

    At Qualcomm’s quarterly earnings announcement the company seems to have done well. The chip maker posted a good hike in net income that was around $2.1 billion from a $7.1 billion revenue this quarter.But the interesting part was that the company…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:02am -
  • Leaked: Press Image Of The Upcoming One M9 And One M9 Plus

    Leaked: Press Image Of The Upcoming One M9 And One M9 Plus

    After a number of leaks and rumours in the past, we finally get our first glimpse at what may be the a press image of the upcoming HTC One M9 along with the One M9 Plus.The images were leaked out by retired leaker Evan Blass via his Twitter handle a…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:03am -
  • Xiaomi Will Soon Sell Mi Devices In India Via Its Own Website

    Xiaomi Will Soon Sell Mi Devices In India Via Its Own Website

    Xiaomi has revealed that the company is pretty serious about the Indian smartphone market. While India is just second to China when it comes to smartphone sales, Xiaomi has managed to take the Indian market by storm by delivering great products at un…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 4:28am -
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Review: Better Than Its MediaTek Sibling

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Review: Better Than Its MediaTek Sibling

    Xiaomi Redmi NotePrice: Rs 10,000The Redmi Note was an average phone from the fast growing Chinese brand Xiaomi. Despite packing-in an octa-core processor, the Redmi Note's user experience was anything but pleasant. Its sibling, the Redmi Note 4G co…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 12:35pm -
  • Acer’s Aspire R 13 Goes On Sale In India

    Acer’s Aspire R 13 Goes On Sale In India

    Acer has announced its Aspire R 13 convertible notebook for the Indian market. The notebook that was unveiled at IFA Berlin 2014, comes with an odd-looking hinge mechanism called the Acer Ezel Aero Hinge, that allows users to utilize the notebook in…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 11:38am -
  • ASUS Zenfone C Announced In Malaysia

    ASUS Zenfone C Announced In Malaysia

    ASUS has announced a new smartphone for the Malaysian market called the ZenFone C. The smartphone is a budget-friendly device and comes with some interesting specs specially when compared to a ZenFone 4 (A450CG) that is currently on sale in India.Fo…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 9:58am -
  • Xiaomi Finally Announces Its Mi 4 In India For Rs 20000

    Xiaomi Finally Announces Its Mi 4 In India For Rs 20000

    Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship smartphone for the Indian market today called the Xiaomi Mi 4. The handset was announced back in July 2014 and Xiaomi finally seems to have concluded on the right time and the right price to push out the smar…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 8:14am -
  • Confirmed: Apple Watch Will Hit Store Shelves By April

    Confirmed: Apple Watch Will Hit Store Shelves By April

    The long list of rumours and insider information about the Apple Watch seems to have forced Apple CEO, Tim Cook to make things pretty much official today. The CEO of the Cupertino tech giant, finally broke his silence about the launch of the Apple Wa…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 7:41am -

TECH DIGEST TV

  • WATCH: Crossrail has NEARLY finished digging
    Check out this movie trailer type video created by Crossrail to promote the fact that after years of digging, the new tunnels under London are nearly finished – and judging by the dramatic music and lights, will be directed by Christopher Nolan. Wi…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:03pm -
  • PLAY: IKEA furniture frustration simulator
    I know what you’re thinking: “If only there was a game which captured the joy of wanting to murder your loved ones after an hour together trying to assemble furniture”. Well today is your lucky day! Stork Burnt Down Games has come up with a gam…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:20pm -
  • Is Microsoft making a back-up plan by investing in Cyanogen?

    Is Microsoft making a back-up plan by investing in Cyanogen?

    Perhaps the most intriguing news of the day is that Microsoft has bought a minority investment in Cyanogen Inc – the company that is behind the popular Android “fork” CyanogenMod. CyanogenMod doesn’t come as standard on normal Android phones…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Battlefield Hardline Open Beta launches next week

    Battlefield Hardline Open Beta launches next week

    EA has announced that an open beta of Battlefield Hardline will be available from February 3rd. The hugely anticipated Cops ‘n’ Robbers ‘em up will come with three playable maps – Dustbowl (which supports up to 64 players!), Downtown and a Ba…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:33am -
  • The first Surface Pro 4 rumours emerge – two screen sizes?

    The first Surface Pro 4 rumours emerge – two screen sizes?

    When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3 last summer, it was a breath of fresh air – and was perhaps the first decent attempt at a laptop/tablet hybrid (the first two Surface devices weren’t great). Six months on though and we’re hearing rumou…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:38am -
  • BT planning to launch 1000Mbps broadband in 2016 or 2017

    BT planning to launch 1000Mbps broadband in 2016 or 2017


    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:28am -
  • Huawei Ascend P8 coming in April

    Huawei Ascend P8 coming in April

    Huawei will be launching a new flagship smartphone in April – the Ascend P8 – and it will be makings its debut in London. According to Gizmodo UK, the company won’t be announcing this year’s iteration at Mobile World Congress, which is being…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:08am -
  • Definitive proof that The Simpsons is getting worse

    Definitive proof that The Simpsons is getting worse

    It’s almost a law of the internet that any discussion about The Simpsons will inevitably turn into a discussion of when The Simpsons stopped being good. For the first decade, it was some of the finest television ever made – and yet now, 25 years…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:22pm -
  • Game preview: Life Is Strange

    Game preview: Life Is Strange

    Meet Maxine Caulfield. She’s 18, a bit shy, awkward and geeky, has just moved back home to the small town of Arcadia Bay in Oregon after five years in Seattle, and is studying photography at the Blackwell Academy – a high school that is well rega…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:19pm -
  • WATCH: People reacting to “insane mode” on the Tesla P85D
    So it turns out that electric cars can go pretty fast – with the new Tesla P85D capable of reaching 60mph in about 3 seconds – in what the company calls “insane mode”. Check out this video of unsuspecting members of the public experiencing th…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:11pm -

Tech Eye

  • UK makes Google change privacy policy

    UK makes Google change privacy policy

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made Google sign an undertaking to improve information about how it collects personal data in the UK.The ICO said that following an investigation it found that Google’s search engine was “too va…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:51am -
  • Big data has serious risks

    Big data has serious risks

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said just four pieces of vague information can open the door to crackers and hackers.The researchers said the dates and locations of just four transactions can identify 90 percent of peo…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:40am -
  • IBM opens UK services centre

    IBM opens UK services centre

    Big Blue said it will open a services centre for its clients that will generate 300 IT jobs.The centre will be based in Leicester and will supply application development and maintenance, and test and system management services.IBM is pushing serv…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:32am -
  • DLink routers vulnerable to Bulgarian exploit

    DLink routers vulnerable to Bulgarian exploit

    A Bulgarian ethical hacker has found a hole in the firmware of DLink routers which make them vulnerable to remote changing of DNS settings and, effectively, traffic hijacking.Todor Donev, a member of the Ethical Hacker research team, says that the v…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:01am -
  • Microsoft fires up Android kicker

    Microsoft fires up Android kicker

    Software supremo Microsoft is investing in a start-up that wants to give Google Android a good kicking.Microsoft has written a cheque to power up Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile operating system outside of Google’s au…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:01am -
  • Google sunk by the US dollar and Facebook

    Google sunk by the US dollar and Facebook

    The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street clutched the spaces where their hearts should be after the search engine Google announced that its revenue growth had been stalled by the strong US dollar.Google’s revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:52am -
  • US redefines broadband

    US redefines broadband

    The US FCC has redefined the minimum spec required to define a service as broadband.As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the raised the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to 25Mbps, and the minimum upload speed from 1Mbps to 3Mbps.…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:44am -
  • Smartphone shipments boom

    Smartphone shipments boom

    Over 375.2 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2014 – that’s up by 28.2 percent compared to the same period the year before.Apple had been the number two vendor in 11 previous quarters before Q4 2014, but, according to IDC,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:42am -
  • Cloud becomes less nebulous

    Cloud becomes less nebulous

    A survey of 125 UK based IT managers and chief information officers (CIOs) has revealed that cloud apps are more widely used than often thought.Centrix Software hired market research firm Vanson Bourne to undertake the survey.Even though 90 perce…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:30am -
  • Intel hears Bell and changes its approach

    Intel hears Bell and changes its approach

     For years Intel has been an engineer’s company, pushed the technology of its chips, and followed a religion based on shrinking and tick following tock.  However, it seems that its mindset is changing – and it appears to be something to do with…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:42am -

TechPINIONS

  • A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

    A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

    The launch of a small satellite won’t fix the the drought in the American West—now entering its fourth year—and it won’t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive m…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:20pm -
  • The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance

    The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance

    The President's 2016 budget asks for ambitious funding to fight antibiotic resistance, and combatting that healthcare peril may be the one thing both parties can agree on. The post The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resis…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:40pm -
  • While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet

    While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet

    This week, the Internet abounded with important questions: How can someone who's trademarking a random phrase not look like a villain in these days of information wants to be free? Why shouldn't you piss off Comcast? Why are error pages the hot new t…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical

    What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical

    In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, playwright Glen Berger discusses his time on the ill-fated Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The post What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical appeared first on WIRED.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:30am -
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time

    Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time

    Watch John Sherman use a voice synthesizer to place the first computer-assisted pizza delivery order in history. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:15pm -
  • The Evolution of the Super Bowl’s Zany Logos

    The Evolution of the Super Bowl’s Zany Logos

    The Super Bowl’s branding lacked consistency, which was likely the result of the NFL commissioning different firms to design it every year. The post The Evolution of the Super Bowl’s Zany Logos appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:15pm -
  • Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Its Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’

    Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Its Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’

    Good news: Verizon Wireless will soon let its users stop the invasive tracking of its ‘perma-cookie.’ The post Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Its Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’ appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:14pm -
  • Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People Direct Questions

    Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People Direct Questions

    It’s a well-known fact that Facebook’s flagship feature, News Feed, is run by algorithms. But Facebook knows that it can do better than relying solely on these cold computations. The post Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:23pm -
  • All The Films We’ve Caught in the Past Three Days at Sundance

    All The Films We’ve Caught in the Past Three Days at Sundance

    There'll be time to sleep, but for now, here’s what the middle stretch of the Sundance Film Festival looked like from our vantage point The post All The Films We’ve Caught in the Past Three Days at Sundance appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:56pm -
  • Rejoice: Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Is Finally Here

    Rejoice: Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Is Finally Here

    It's been a long seven months, but Game of Thrones has finally given us something to hold onto until its fifth season arrives in April. The post Rejoice: Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Is Finally Here appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:23pm -
  • How Imgur’s New GIF-Maker Stacks Up Against Other Tools Out There

    How Imgur’s New GIF-Maker Stacks Up Against Other Tools Out There

    Imgur's new Video to GIF feature lets you pop in a URL and get a great-looking GIF within seconds. Here's how it compares to similar tools. The post How Imgur’s New GIF-Maker Stacks Up Against Other Tools Out There appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:55pm -
  • Vinyl or CDs: Tech Doesn’t Do Sentimental — Listening Habits Show What’s Next for Cloud

    Vinyl or CDs: Tech Doesn’t Do Sentimental — Listening Habits Show What’s Next for Cloud

    I am old enough to be of the generation that grew up with vinyl. Unlike the romantics of today I remember the scratches, the arguments over borrowing my brother’s records, putting them on my worn and generally abused record player and the reality t…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:08pm -
  • The New Space Race: Bringing Internet to the Other 4 Billion

    The New Space Race: Bringing Internet to the Other 4 Billion

    Back in the 1960s, the race was on between the United States and the USSR to see who could get to the moon first. That high-stakes competition ushered in a new era of space exploration featuring incredible levels of ingenuity, creativity, and scienti…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:07pm -
  • Jay-Z Makes a Bid to Acquire a Swedish Streaming Music Company

    Jay-Z Makes a Bid to Acquire a Swedish Streaming Music Company

    Jay-Z's empire may soon be a little bit larger. The rapper and business mogul is about to get into the streaming music business. The post Jay-Z Makes a Bid to Acquire a Swedish Streaming Music Company appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:10pm -
  • In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters

    In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters

    In the visual displays of certain types of lizards, the order of movements is important for passing meaning along. The post In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:03pm -
  • Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC

    Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC

    An easy to read guide to where cycling is relaxing and where it’s stressful. The post Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:44pm -
  • A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine

    A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine

    Built as a support vehicle for an ice-driving academy in Lapland, Finland, the Nissan Juke Nismo "RSnow" looks perfect for chasing down Yetis. The post A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine appeared first on W…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance

    Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance

    All kinds of people turn out for Sundance every January, and they tend to stick together in packs. And one of those groups is really just the worst. The post Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • Review: Toshiba Chromebook 2

    Review: Toshiba Chromebook 2

    While it's not perfect, the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 manages to do what other Chromebooks could not: deliver a really nice 13.3-inch 1080p screen while keeping the price reasonable. The post Review: Toshiba Chromebook 2 appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:52am -
  • An AR Experiment That Works Like an Ad Blocker for Real Life

    An AR Experiment That Works Like an Ad Blocker for Real Life

    In a future of persistent, personalized ads on-screen and off, ad-defeating mechanisms could become a necessary countermeasure The post An AR Experiment That Works Like an Ad Blocker for Real Life appeared first on WIRED.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:30am -

GIZMAG

  • Planetary Society's LightSail to make first test flight in May

    Planetary Society's LightSail to make first test flight in May

    Though we tend to think of private spaceflight as being in the SpaceX league, it also includes many smaller-scale efforts. For example, the non-profit Planetary Society has announced that its LightSail spacecraft will make its first test flight in Ma…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 11:45am -
  • Toyota set for World Rally Championship return

    Toyota set for World Rally Championship return

    Toyota has announced it will rejoin the FIA World Rally Championship after a 17-year hiatus. The Japanese giant is hoping its WRC Yaris, which will make its competitive debut in 2017, can carry on the legacy left by cars like the legendary Celica GT-…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 11:28am -
  • ESA abandons comet lander search

    ESA abandons comet lander search

    After months of searching, the Euopean Space Agency (ESA) has given up the hunt for the lost Philae comet lander. Despite having narrowed the final resting place of the unmanned probe to a "landing strip" measuring 350 x 30 m (1,150 x 100 ft) on come…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 5:49am -
  • Self powered "smart keyboard" identifies users through keystrokes

    Self powered "smart keyboard" identifies users through keystrokes

    Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed an innovative keyboard that can accurately identify users based on their typing patterns. On top of that, the dirt- and water-resistant device can power itself by harvesting the static…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:50pm -
  • NASA successfully launches SMAP satellite

    NASA successfully launches SMAP satellite

    On its third attempt, NASA has successfully launched its Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket. The orbiter is designed to take high resolution moisture maps on a global scale, mapping the entire p…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:37pm -
  • Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

    Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

    Although blind people are generally capable of going about things unaided, there are times when seeing something is a necessity. A new mobile app aims to help the blind in those situations. Be My Eyes connects individuals in need of visual assistance…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:05pm -
  • Self-repairing, reconfigurable electronic circuits take a step closer to reality

    Self-repairing, reconfigurable electronic circuits take a step closer to reality

    If electronic circuits could automatically reconfigure their internal conductive pathways as required, microchips could function as many different circuits on the one device. If many of these devices were then incorporated into larger pieces of equip…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:37pm -
  • Zorloo crams DAC and amp into Z:ero earphones inline control unit

    Zorloo crams DAC and amp into Z:ero earphones inline control unit

    Though certainly convenient, listening to music through earphones plugged into a smartphone is not always a satisfying experience. Some music lovers, like myself, prefer to carry around a dedicated high quality audio player, while others who like to…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:02pm -
  • Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht

    Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht

    If F1 racers can be hybrids, then why not superyachts? That seems to be the thinking of Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects as it launched "the world’s first hybrid superyacht," Savannah, last Saturday. The centerpiece of a James Bond-themed launch…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:59am -
  • Tiny injectable beeping tags used to track salmon

    Tiny injectable beeping tags used to track salmon

    In order to study how young fish such as salmon are affected by swimming through hydroelectric dams, scientists have traditionally equipped them with surgically-implanted acoustic tracking tags. Unfortunately, the implantation procedure can harm the…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:24pm -
  • Comparing the original iPhone to the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus

    Comparing the original iPhone to the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus

    Normally we compare smartphones to help you make the best buying decision. But this time we're going to line up the original 2007 iPhone with Apple's latest handsets, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – because, hey, isn't it fun to see how far we've…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:12pm -
  • Qantas to offer first-class travelers a virtual reality experience

    Qantas to offer first-class travelers a virtual reality experience

    Australian airline Qantas has teamed up with Samsung to give travelers a virtual reality experience both on the ground and in the air. Qantas will be providing the passenger lounges and planes, while Samsung will be providing the VR headsets... Cont…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:52pm -
  • BTrack tail light allows you to "be tracking" your stolen bike

    BTrack tail light allows you to "be tracking" your stolen bike

    There are all sorts of high-tech locks designed to make your bike harder to steal, but what happens if it gets taken anyway? If it's equipped with a BTrack Safe Light, you'll know when it's been nabbed, and you'll then be able to track its location v…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:42pm -
  • Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale

    Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale

    Any millionaire can buy themselves a fancy yacht, but if you want a conversation piece ... well, it helps if it has a story behind it, and the Lockheed Martin-built Sea Slice certainly does. Launched in 1996 by the US Navy as a military support vesse…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 8:32pm -
  • MakerBot 3D printer used to create tracheal cartilage

    MakerBot 3D printer used to create tracheal cartilage

    Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have successfully created cartilage using a MakerBot 3D printer. The team made use of the technology to quickly and affordably prototype and refine the bioprosthesis, and even used it to cre…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:45pm -
  • Sophia brings connected technology to the skipping rope

    Sophia brings connected technology to the skipping rope

    In some products, connected features seem forced. One place that they really make sense is in fitness, where the ability to track data can actually make a noticeable difference in performance. A new entry into that space is called Sophia, and it brin…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 5:24pm -
  • Elastic Woodscraper II has towering ambitions

    Elastic Woodscraper II has towering ambitions

    Among the challenges that growing city populations face are climate change, social alienation, limited resources and urbanization. A new concept skyscraper is designed to tackle each of these issues. The Elastic Woodscraper II promises sustainability…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:01pm -
  • 70 vintage pedal cars lead to record sale of automobilia collectibles

    70 vintage pedal cars lead to record sale of automobilia collectibles

    The Pratte Collection auctioned last week, is best known for containing Carroll Shelby’s 800 hp Super Snake Cobra, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept car and the GM Futurliner, but it also contained one of the largest collection of childrens' cars…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:36pm -
  • Simple Home sprouts legs to stand its ground

    Simple Home sprouts legs to stand its ground

    Austrian Gerhard Feldbacher recently unveiled an interesting small home that aims to strike a happy balance between ease of transport and size. Named Simple Home, the small dwelling sports four integrated legs that enable it to be easily transported…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:13pm -
  • Modular Backyak is a sled, kayak, sailboat and backpack in one

    Modular Backyak is a sled, kayak, sailboat and backpack in one

    Tucked away in one of the most distant corners of last week's Boot Düsseldorf show was one of the show's most interesting products: the ultra-versatile Klepper Backyak. As its name suggests, it's a kayak that can hike to water's edge on your back. B…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:14pm -
  • Review: Parrot Zik 2.0 Bluetooth headphones

    Review: Parrot Zik 2.0 Bluetooth headphones

    We managed to get our hands on the Zik 2.0 Bluetooth headphones on launch back in November and were impressed with what we heard. But we've now donned them on car trips, international flights and long days in the office and consider ourselves a littl…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:51am -
  • You need the rugged ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh battery backup

    You need the rugged ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh battery backup

    In terms of battery capacity, 20,000mAh is an impressive amount of power. It’s enough to recharge a tablet 2-4 times from flat. It can recharge phones more times still. But if that still isn’t enough, ZeroLemon’s SolarJuice lets you top up on s…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:34am -
  • The pros and cons of a driverless future

    The pros and cons of a driverless future

    It may seem as if the only arguments against self-driving cars come from two kinds of people – those fearful of any scenario where they might have to forgo control behind the wheel and those who distrust all technology out of hand. Lolling about wh…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:33am -
  • Sprayable Sleep looks to spray away insomnia

    Sprayable Sleep looks to spray away insomnia

    A little more than a year ago, Gizmag featured an Indiegogo campaign that was marketing Sprayable Energy, which delivered a caffeine hit through the skin. Now the same company, Sprayable, has launched another campaign for a spray claimed to do the op…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:16am -
  • OpenBiome will pay for poo

    OpenBiome will pay for poo

    If you think your better half buys a lot of crap, then you might want to consider OpenBiome before starting on the criticism. The American non-profit is paying donors dollars for their doo-doo in an effort to gather more materials for fecal microbiot…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:10am -

Digital TRENDS

  • NewThe first Apple Watch app could launch this month
    The Apple Watch isn't arriving until April, but some of the apps could be with us much sooner — rumors suggest Apple wants to get some big name titles launched by the middle of February. The post The first Apple Watch app could launch this month ap…
    - 25 mins ago, 1 Feb 15, 4:11pm -
  • New5 easy ways to transfer photos off your Android smartphone
    Transferring the images to your computer opens up a whole world of editing, sharing, and, of course, a backup, in case something happens to your phone. The post 5 easy ways to transfer photos off your Android smartphone appeared first on Digital Tren…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 2:15pm -
  • New2014 was a record-breaking year for Android smartphones
    Apple has been celebrating phenomenal iPhone sales, but those are dwarfed by the figures for Android smartphone shipments during 2014. Google's OS now has an 81 percent market share worldwide. The post 2014 was a record-breaking year for Android smar…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:51pm -
  • NewLego Avengers assemble in 2015, along with Jurassic Park and some ninjas
    Lego Marvel's Avengers, Lego Jurassic World and Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin are all set to arrive later in 2015, along with mobile ports of 2014's Lego games. The post Lego Avengers assemble in 2015, along with Jurassic Park and some ninjas appeare…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:49pm -
  • NewPaul Bettany hints at potential role for The Vision in Captain America: Civil War
    Avengers: Age Of Ultron actor Paul Bettany hints at potential return as The Vision in the Captain America: Winter Soldier sequel, Captain America: Civil War The post Paul Bettany hints at potential role for The Vision in Captain America: Civil War ap…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:42pm -
  • Google Earth Pro is now free for anyone to use
    If you've always wanted to take advantage of the enhanced features in Google Earth Pro but never had a spare $400, now's your chance — Google is making the software upgrade free for everyone. The post Google Earth Pro is now free for anyone to use…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:26pm -
  • Hate Uber all you want, it’s still better than climbing in a cab
    The archaic regulations that protect cab companies and prevent new competition set the bar so low, that even one of the most hated companies in America does a noticeably better job. The post Hate Uber all you want, it’s still better than climbing i…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 11:15am -
  • 5 of Amazon’s new pilots you should sit down and watch right now
    Amazon released its fourth slate of original pilots. We've watched them all, and these are the absolute best, most binge-worthy five shows of the bunch. Give them a try! The post 5 of Amazon’s new pilots you should sit down and watch right now appe…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Feb 15, 1:15am -
  • Gotcha! Porsche Cayman GT4 spotted in promotional video
    Porsche has discreetly teased the Cayman GT4 in a promotional video that highlights the restoration of an early 911. Expected to bow at the Geneva Motor Show, the Cayman GT4 is expected to pack up to 400 horsepower from a flat-six engine. The post G…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:15pm -
  • These sheets promise to keep you at the perfect temperature all night long
    If you kick off the covers at night, you might want to try the 37.5 bedding system, which purports to regulate your temperature while you sleep, wicking away moisture to make you more comfortable. The post These sheets promise to keep you at the per…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:47pm -
  • Five Super Bowl recipes you can make in the oven simultaneously
    Limit your time in the kitchen this Super Bowl Sunday by baking a bunch of different appetizers in the oven that all cook at the same temperature. Plus, many of these recipes can be made in under 20 minutes. The post Five Super Bowl recipes you can…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:22pm -
  • Space an issue? Das Keyboard launches tenkeyless mechanical keyboard
    Das Keyboard's new 4C mechanical keyboard features a tenkeyless design for users who want to save space without sacrificing performance. The post Space an issue? Das Keyboard launches tenkeyless mechanical keyboard appeared first on Digital Trends.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:15pm -
  • The Pirate Bay is back online, ahead of schedule
    Just as it promised earlier this week, the Pirate Bay is back online to provide users will all of their torrenting needs. The site went offline in December in connection to copyright violations. The post The Pirate Bay is back online, ahead of schedu…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:36pm -
  • Robots can learn how to cook by watching YouTube videos, thanks to DARPA
    Give a robot a cooking program and you feed it for a day; teach a robot how to learn by watching how-to cooking videos and you feed it for a lifetime. A DARPA program has enabled robots to learn how to cook by watching YouTube videos. The post Robots…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:46pm -
  • Tired of messy cords and peripherals? These excellent all-in-ones can help!
    The commonplace PC of yesterday isn't what it once was. Check out our picks for the best all-in-one PCs, from Apple to Lenovo, so you can ditch the bulky desktop machine in favor of something a bit sleeker. The post Tired of messy cords and peripher…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:40pm -
  • Turn your favorite videos into animated GIFs with Imgur’s new Video to GIF tool
    Video to GIF is Imgur’s new self-explanatory tool, which allows you to turn online videos into animated GIFs. Simply copy a video’s URL from nearly any popular video hosting site (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, Vine) and paste it into the Video to GIF sit…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:29pm -
  • A Game of Blocks: Bran Stark shows you around the ever-growing Minecraft Westeros
    Isaac Hempstead-Wright--Bran Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones--narrates this new trailer for WesterosCraft, a massive, fan-made recreation of Westeros within the confines of Minecraft. The post A Game of Blocks: Bran Stark shows you around the ever-gro…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:15pm -
  • Flipping through The Manual: Prime rib done right, paradise in Cabo, aftershaves
    Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, gr…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:15pm -
  • Download these super apps for Super Bowl 49
    You don't expect the Patriots and Seahawks to take the field for Super Bowl 49 without their equipment, so don't go into the event without these must have apps on your phone. The post Download these super apps for Super Bowl 49 appeared first on Digi…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:42pm -
  • Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight?
    Are you damaging your phone's battery by leaving it plugged into the charger all night? Are you wasting power? Is it safe, or advisable, to charge your smartphone this way? The answers you seek are here. The post Should you leave your smartphone plug…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:15am -
  • How human testers are revealing our Facebook News Feed habits
    The world's largest social network uses a small team of testers to get detailed feedback on the News Feed — and their responses are revealing more about how we make use of social media. The post How human testers are revealing our Facebook News Fee…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:44am -
  • 40 third-party apps coming to Google Now
    Apps such as eBay, TripAdvisor, Lyft, Pandora, Instacart, Waze, Shazam, Kayak and many more are joining the Google Now party on Android, as the digital assistant looks for outside help. The post 40 third-party apps coming to Google Now appeared first…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:33am -
  • Trends with Benefits: Super Bowl ads, VR movies, golf simulator shenanigans
    This week we discuss the “Big Game”, jumping in cheese, Mophie, Oculus Rift movies, and Google Fiber news. Featuring Dan Gaul, Drew Prindle, Caleb Denison, Nick Mokey, and Greg Nibler. The post Trends with Benefits: Super Bowl ads, VR movies,…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:15am -
  • Decrypt This: Why securing your browser is the best defense
    Decrypt This dives into what makes a web browser safe, and the options, features, and applications you can use to be sure your browsing experience remains secure. The post Decrypt This: Why securing your browser is the best defense appeared first on…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:15am -
  • Think the Jaguar F-Type is perfect already? Wait til you see what’s next
    In a recent interview, a Jaguar sales exec stated that the brand has plans to make the F-type a range of high performance products, not unlike the Porsche 911. The current top model of the two-seater is the AWD, 550 hp coupe, but by 2020, this exampl…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:15pm -
  • As if it weren’t ‘Insane’ enough, Tesla’s P85D will get even faster with over-the-air update
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed on Twitter that the Model S P85D, which can travel from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, will soon be even faster with a software update. The over-the-air upgrade will bring that time down to around 3.1 seconds. The p…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:15pm -
  • Breathe new life into your “obsolete” smartphone by using it as a smart home gadget
    When you get down to it, even the most outdated phone is still a palm-sized computer stuffed with advanced sensor tech. Instead of throwing it away or reselling it for less than what you paid originally, why not repurpose it? The post Breathe new lif…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 10:12pm -
  • Woman gets blindsided by her $42,000 Verizon bill
    A Connecticut received quite the rude awakening recently, receiving a $42,000 phone bill from Verizon. According to the woman, her friend was the one who racked up all those charges from calls made and received around the world The post Woman gets bl…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:54pm -
  • Nissan’s Juke RSnow doesn’t care if winter is coming or going
    In a partnership with American Track Truck, Nissan has outfitted its Juke Crossover to make the ultimate snow-traversing daily driver. The Juke RSnow can reach speeds of 60 mph, and is essentially stock, other than the refitted track system. The pos…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:15pm -
  • Suite life: The best airline first-class cabins are more like flying hotels
    To attract the world's wealthy onboard, airlines are outdoing each other with first-class suites that are more hotel than an airplane cabin. Then again, if you have the kind of money they are charging, you wouldn't expect any less. The post Suite lif…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:15pm -

FUTURE TECH TRENDS

  • How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

    How Workers Can Help Commercial Cleaners Keep Offices Healthy

    Both office personnel and office management share responsibilities in cooperating with 3 party cleaning companies to maintain a sanitary work environment all year long, but perhaps more so during the cold and damp months of winter. Holidays can be he…
    - 77 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 2:27pm -
  • How To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company In Bristol

    How To Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company In Bristol

    If you want to hire a professional carpet cleaning company in and around Bristol then you will need to follow these simple steps. Go on the Internet right now and search for “professional carpet cleaning Bristol” which will provide you with the n…
    - 80 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 10:36am -
  • How weight gainer supplements can help you with your workout

    How weight gainer supplements can help you with your workout

    When you visit the gym on a daily basis, you will be surrounded by muscle and great looking guys who seem to workout and just get bigger and bigger. You will be left wondering just what their secret is; how do they get bigger when you just seem to st…
    - 86 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 10:25am -
  • How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

    How to locate your best UK dental laboratories

    When you are the wearer of dentures or have a bridge fitted in your mouth there is always the danger that they may break; it is simply a fact of life. Without your dentures you will feel ugly and you will feel as though you cannot simply leave the ho…
    - 19 Oct 14, 10:16am -
  • F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

    F1 Travel for your Ultimate Track Side Experience

    When you love the thrill of motor racing and Formula 1, watching the race from the trackside can be a dream come-true. With circuits all over the world from Singapore to Monza and Monaco, there are many different places where you can choose to watch…
    - 24 Aug 14, 9:55am -
  • How to Ensure that Water Bottles for School are Safe to Use

    How to Ensure that Water Bottles for School are Safe to Use

    Water bottles for school have been taking a bad reputation in recent years due to news articles that implied them to be unsafe and dangerous. This has driven parents to avoid buying plastic water bottles for school and instead have resorted to glass…
    - 22 Aug 14, 12:29pm -
  • Get Secured from a Home Security System

    Get Secured from a Home Security System

    A home is supposed to be a place that makes every family member feel comfortable and secure, right? But are you sure that it is the way you believe so? You and the rest of the family will never be comfortable living in an unsecured place. To assure a…
    - 10 Aug 14, 9:49am -
  • What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About E-commerce Shopfronts

    For those who are trying to remain edgy and creative setting up an online storefront rather than a physical one may seem like a winning idea. The benefits are obvious. For example you don’t have to go through the trouble of buying an ideal (and exp…
    - 25 Jul 14, 2:17pm -
  • How to Avoid Kickback?
    Kickback can occur for many different reasons and can cause severe damage and even in some cases fatalities. Kickback can happen when internal stress happens when crosscutting wood. Tips to Reduce Kickback Kickback can be avoided by the implement of…
    - 25 Jul 14, 7:54am -
  • Most Essential Equipments Of Food Machinery UK

    Most Essential Equipments Of Food Machinery UK

    If you’re an experienced confectioner, you may know that baking is a sensitive task that involves the use of high tech equipments and different hygienic and scientific principles. The bakers and confectioners in the United Kingdom rely on highly ad…
    - 20 Jul 14, 9:48am -

GIGAOM

  • Why the real world is the next big opportunity in big data

    Why the real world is the next big opportunity in big data

    Matt Ocko had been investing in data-based companies for years before he and Zack Bogue officially launched Data Collective Venture Capital in 2012. Since then, the firm has made seed investments…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:47pm -
  • Blogging is very much alive — we just call it something else now

    Blogging is very much alive — we just call it something else now

    Andrew Sullivan's decision to quit blogging made me think a lot about how blogging has changed over the past few years -- both in good ways and bad ways -- and…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:58pm -
  • IBM CEO takes bonus, gets a raise

    IBM CEO takes bonus, gets a raise

    IBM's CEO Ginni Rometty is taking a bonus of $3.6 million for 2014, according to SEC documents posted Friday and spotted by Bloomberg News. She will also receive a 6.7 percent salary…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:12pm -