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  • Rocket Internet’s GFC Backs Yet-To-Launch Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest

    Rocket Internet’s GFC Backs Yet-To-Launch Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest

     In a move that feels fairly unusual, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the venture capital arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet, has invested in a startup before it’s even launched. Read More
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  • Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

    Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

     Showtime’s recently announced over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has now gone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as live TV feeds, is priced at $10.99 for those who purchase…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:05pm -
  • LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data

    LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data

     For every musician who’s ever wanted their SoundCloud track to sound like it was produced by Timbaland, LANDR, a startup applying big data analytics to music mastering, has raised $6.2 million to build just the tool. Warner Music Group led the…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:03pm -
  • Don’t Hire A Chief Data Officer Unless You’re Serious About Becoming A Data-Driven Company

    Don’t Hire A Chief Data Officer Unless You’re Serious About Becoming A Data-Driven Company

     There’s a lot of discussion in the business world right now about chief data officers (CDOs). It’s centered primarily around two questions: When should a business hire a CDO? And, what should this person do? No organization should seriously con…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

    Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

     Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, t…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:44pm -
  • Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

    Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

     Media Temple, the GoDaddy-owned hosting provider, today announced the launch of its managed cloud hosting solution for AWS. The company will handle the roles of AWS cloud architects and sysadmins for the businesses that want to use this new servic…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:40pm -
  • Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends

    Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends

     After running silently in a public beta for a few weeks, Lynx — an app that builds a stream of links shared between friends — is opening up to the rest of the world. Lynx’s primary purpose is a private sharing channel between friends for s…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:36pm -
  • Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

    Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks

     Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue check mark by their name. From the Tinder blog: Start…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:31pm -
  • Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

    Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

     Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power. Normally, a merchant sets a sale price, and a buyer simply ac…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:15pm -
  • The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

    The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

     The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the tiny programmable board, which includes new sensors and…
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:09pm -

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  • NewAnd now Disney is making a live-action Prince Charming movie

    And now Disney is making a live-action Prince Charming movie

    Finally, a handsome white dude is getting his own big-budget blockbuster.Disney has found a fulcrum for its next live-action fairy tale — and that character is Prince Charming, according to multiple news reports.See also: Disney princesses + vel…
    - 36 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 7:06pm -
  • NewPeople are burning their hair to cure split ends because Internet

    People are burning their hair to cure split ends because Internet

    Nobody likes those frizzy split ends that tend to ruin every hairstyle. So how about we burn them off as punishment?No.Velaterapia is a Brazilian hair treatment that consists of twisting small sections of hair and burning off the frazzled ends with…
    - 45 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:57pm -
  • NewWhy athletic performance declines as you age

    Why athletic performance declines as you age

    I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I’d be the oldest person in the race. It hit me that my dream of racing in cycling’s biggest event was over…it was no…
    - 57 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:45pm -
  • NewCoffee runs are the new Major League Baseball hazing ritual

    Coffee runs are the new Major League Baseball hazing ritual

    While tales of rookie hazing are rampant throughout professional sports, there's a new trend in Major League Baseball that's far more humane but no less embarrassing (and awesome): forcing newbies to pick up coffee in full uniform.Tuesday morning,…
    - 58 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:44pm -
  • NewFinding a celebrity date on Tinder just got easier, if you're into that type of thing

    Finding a celebrity date on Tinder just got easier, if you're into that type of thing

    Finding a match on Tinder can be just as difficult for celebrities as it is for the rest of us, apparently.The company is introducing verified profiles for "notable public figures, celebrities and athletes," the company announced in a blog post on T…
    - 60 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:42pm -
  • NewWhat it's like to cage dive with a great white shark

    What it's like to cage dive with a great white shark

    Image: Norbert Wu/CorbisJumping in a steel cage where you will be nose to nose with one of nature’s most astonishing creatures is one sure way to get your adrenalin pumping.See also: A deep dive with sharks reveals predators' swimming secretsDiv…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:41pm -
  • NewMiss USA contestants from immigrant backgrounds talk about Donald Trump

    Miss USA contestants from immigrant backgrounds talk about Donald Trump

    Several Miss USA pageant contestants will still walk the stage despite Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement on June 16 in which he made racist comments about Mexican immigrants.“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:30pm -
  • NewTwo idiots debate the usefulness of lightsabers in 'Star Wars'

    Two idiots debate the usefulness of lightsabers in 'Star Wars'

    Star Wars is a space opera franchise spanning nearly every medium known to man that centers primarily on a couple of dummies who use swords instead of guns.At least, that's one way to look at it.See also: The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy in 3 Mi…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:23pm -
  • NewA look at all the new games coming to 'Hollywood Game Night'

    A look at all the new games coming to 'Hollywood Game Night'

    Everyone's favorite booze-soaked celebrity game show Hollywood Game Night returns with a new season Tuesday night, and this year it has a few new tricks up its sleeve.But what exactly is in store for this season's celeb participants, including John…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:20pm -
  • NewYou can now get Showtime without a cable subscription

    You can now get Showtime without a cable subscription

    Showtime is now available over the Internet without a cable subscription.Following in the steps of HBO Now, Showtime's cable-free, stand-alone service is now available on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and on Roku's streaming platform, as the co…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:13pm -
  • NewGoogle self-driving cars have arrived in Austin

    Google self-driving cars have arrived in Austin

    Google's self-driving Lexus SUVs are a familiar sight in Mountain View, California, near the company's headquarters, but now they're heading south.In a post on Google+ early Tuesday, Google announced that Austin, Texas, is the latest location for te…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:09pm -
  • New95% of America's elected prosecutors are white

    95% of America's elected prosecutors are white

    Prosecutors, arguably have much more influence over the United States legal system than police, as The New Yorker pointed out in May. Yet, while the nation is beginning to pay attention to the racial makeup of police forces around the country, little…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:05pm -
  • NewExcellent: Harry Shearer returning to 'The Simpsons'

    Excellent: Harry Shearer returning to 'The Simpsons'

    Harry Shearer is back in the Simpsons familyThe voice actor, who had been tied up in a pretty bitter and public battle with bosses over his contract, has sealed a new deal to stick with the seriesEW was the first to report the newsSee also: This…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:04pm -
  • NewNetflix announces first original movie slate, kicking off with Idris Elba's 'Beasts of No Nation'

    Netflix announces first original movie slate, kicking off with Idris Elba's 'Beasts of No Nation'

    Now that Netflix has conquered television with acclaimed original series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, it can start setting its sights on feature films. The streaming site has announced titles and release dates for a slew of origin…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:03pm -
  • NewPaula Deen posted a photo of her son in 'brownface'

    Paula Deen posted a photo of her son in 'brownface'

    Paula Deen, no stranger to racial insensitivity controversies, is embroiled in yet another scandal, this time over a photo showing her son in "brownface."See also: Food Network Drops Paula Deen After Racist RemarksImage: @Paula_DeenDeen, who poste…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:46pm -
  • NewPampers captures the priceless, satisfied looks on babies' faces while they poop

    Pampers captures the priceless, satisfied looks on babies' faces while they poop

    There is no satisfaction like that of a baby who has just filled a diaperPampers sought to capture this, the happiest moment in many young lives. Set to a mock-majestic score of Strauss' "Thus Spake Zarathustra," the diaper company's award-winning…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:45pm -
  • NewPeople in London are stealing bags of mosquitos and anonymous tortoises

    People in London are stealing bags of mosquitos and anonymous tortoises

    LONDON –– An unusual Freedom of Information release from the Metropolitan Police – published in April and unearthed recently on Twitter by FOIMonkey – has detailed some wildly bizarre instances of animal thievery in the UK's capital.See als…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:34pm -
  • New'Among the Ten Thousand Things' puts a cynical twist on the traditional family novel

    'Among the Ten Thousand Things' puts a cynical twist on the traditional family novel

    A vain artist, a former ballet dancer, a rebellious teenage son and a daughter who writes erotic Seinfeld fan fiction.These aren't your typical family novel protagonists, yet these are the stars of Among the Ten Thousand Things, the debut novel by a…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:30pm -
  • NewDonald Trump's golf course loses the PGA Grand Slam of Golf

    Donald Trump's golf course loses the PGA Grand Slam of Golf

    Another day, another entity cutting ties with social pariah Donald TrumpThe PGA of America said Tuesday that it was moving the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf out of Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.From the PGA's statement:The PGA of America met…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:27pm -
  • New'Outlander' season 2 switches things up from the books

    'Outlander' season 2 switches things up from the books

    Starz's hot series Outlander is gearing up for Season 2, and recently creator Ronald D. Moore spoke out to explain that while Season 2 will undoubtedly be exciting, it will be different for fans of the book series the show is based on, created by Dia…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:15pm -
  • NewParade of Pacific typhoons spinning toward Japan, Taiwan and China

    Parade of Pacific typhoons spinning toward Japan, Taiwan and China

    Two typhoons spinning within 1,000 miles of one another are intensifying toward super typhoon status within the next 48 hours, and are raising alarms in far southwest Japan, including the island of Okinawa, as well as Taiwan and southeastern ChinaWh…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:11pm -
  • NewFrom cheetahs to airplanes: 11 of the fastest things out there

    From cheetahs to airplanes: 11 of the fastest things out there

    People have long had an obsession with fast things. From cars to cheetahs, airplanes to boats, our interest in speed is rivalled only by our fascination with waterfalls. And, while light is still by far the fastest thing in the universe, moving at a…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:46pm -
  • NewCould Shark Week make us less afraid of sharks?

    Could Shark Week make us less afraid of sharks?

    This week, millions of Americans will tune into Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's popular annual tribute — now in its 28th year — to the ocean's most infamous predators.But how does watching Shark Week actually affect people's beliefs and feel…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:45pm -
  • Jack Sparrow took a break from piracy to visit sick children at a hospital

    Jack Sparrow took a break from piracy to visit sick children at a hospital

    Jack Sparrow may be a traitorous drunkard on set, but he has a heart of gold when he's off.Johnny Depp took a break from filming the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Tuesday to visit children in treatment at the Lady Cilento…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:37pm -
  • Elon Musk: rocket failure was a 'huge blow' to SpaceX

    Elon Musk: rocket failure was a 'huge blow' to SpaceX

    BOSTON, Mass. — SpaceX engineers still aren't exactly sure what caused the company's Falcon 9 rocket to disintegrate minutes after it launched on an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station on June 28, Elon Musk, the company's founder, s…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:36pm -
  • Someone found a hilarious list of BBC 'matters of taste' regulations from the 1940s

    Someone found a hilarious list of BBC 'matters of taste' regulations from the 1940s

    LONDON — A filmmaker has shared a hilarious insight into life at the BBC in the 1940s. Samantha Horley found what appears to be a list of guidelines given to producers and writers of light entertainment in 1948 amongst her dad's personal belonging…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:36pm -
  • F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collide in midair in South Carolina

    F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collide in midair in South Carolina

    This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. ET with details from a press conference.Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided in midair over South Carolina late Tuesday morning.The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statem…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:36pm -
  • Guitar signed by Grateful Dead raises $526,000 for charity

    Guitar signed by Grateful Dead raises $526,000 for charity

    Bill Rathburn of Dallas, Texas, walked away with a piece of music history last weekend.Rathburn, a devoted fan of the Grateful Dead, scored something that most Deadheads dream of. At a charity auction during the set break for the Grateful Dead's fin…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:35pm -
  • Chinese filmmaker doesn’t get why you think his movie rips off Pixar’s ‘Cars'

    Chinese filmmaker doesn’t get why you think his movie rips off Pixar’s ‘Cars'

    A Chinese filmmaker is in defense mode after critics called his film The Autobots a blatant rip-off of Pixar's 2006 film Cars.Seriously — Cars.The animation for Zhuo Jianrong's film is so similar to Pixar's hit that detractors are saying he plag…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:34pm -
  • With friends like the European Union, does Greece need enemies?

    With friends like the European Union, does Greece need enemies?

    As the debate grows over whether Greece will stay in the euro, it's worth asking: Is Greece actually still in the euro? If it is, it's hard to tell. Greece is a country without allies. It is cut loose from any financial help as its economy fails, ca…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:28pm -

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  • NewWhat to Do If Push-Ups Hurt Your Wrists

    What to Do If Push-Ups Hurt Your Wrists

    It’s hard to get stronger by doing planks and push-ups if your wrists can’t comfortably support your weight. Here are some strategies to work around those tight wrists and eventually improve your strength in them.Read more...
    - 42 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • NewKlok Stuffs Multiple Time Zone Clocks into the Notification Center

    Klok Stuffs Multiple Time Zone Clocks into the Notification Center

    iPhone: Converting between time zones can be tricky sometimes. If you’re looking for a simple way to glance at the time across the world, Klok is a Notification Center widget that does just that. Read more...
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:30pm -
  • NewTwo Ways to Budget If You Have Irregular Income

    Two Ways to Budget If You Have Irregular Income

    Budgeting gets tricky when you don’t have a consistent income every month, whether you’re a freelancer or occasionally make side income. There are a few ways you can still create a reliable and balanced budget even when your income fluctuates .Re…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewThis Cheat Sheet Explains Camera Filters and When to Use Them

    This Cheat Sheet Explains Camera Filters and When to Use Them

    Photography filters offer many benefits for your camera, from protecting your lens and reducing reflections to adding unique effects that improve your shots. This cheat sheet explains 11 of the most important filters you might consider using.Read mor…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:30pm -
  • NewFive Tips for Taking Better Summer Vacation Photos

    Five Tips for Taking Better Summer Vacation Photos

    I shoot in some pretty harsh conditions. In fact, I’ve based a large part of my career to being in the cold. For me as a professional, this often means long nights, cold mornings, and camping out in front of a tripod waiting for the conditions to l…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • Start Your Day Off Right with the SAVERS Morning Routine

    Start Your Day Off Right with the SAVERS Morning Routine

    The way you start your morning can make or break the rest of your day . The SAVERS acronymn reminds us of six habits or rituals that can improve our morning routines.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:30pm -
  • This DIY Wall-Mounted Swing Arm Keeps Your TV or Monitor Off the Bench

    This DIY Wall-Mounted Swing Arm Keeps Your TV or Monitor Off the Bench

    Most modern workshops already have tons of tools, and space is at a premium. If you like to keep a computer monitor or TV in your workshop, build this swing-out monitor arm to raise your display away from the dirt and dust on your work table.Read mor…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • I often hear from car consumers who think they have resolved their legal problems on their own but a

    I often hear from car consumers who think they have resolved their legal problems on their own but a

    I often hear from car consumers who think they have resolved their legal problems on their own but are stuck on one last detail: The manufacturer or dealer won’t pay up. The problem? If the settlement offer isn’t in writing, it probably isn’t r…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:30pm -
  • iOS 9 Preview: Well This Was Long-Overdue 

    iOS 9 Preview: Well This Was Long-Overdue 

    This year’s update to Apple’s mobile operating system isn’t a blockbuster release full of controversial design; in fact, the biggest iOS update of the year, Apple Music, is already out . But that doesn’t mean you should write iOS 9 off just y…
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • How to Configure Windows 10 to Protect Your Privacy

    How to Configure Windows 10 to Protect Your Privacy

    When you first get a new Windows computer (or set up an old one), you might be focused on downloading your favorite apps and transferring your files. This is also a good time to configure your machine to protect your privacy.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • Take One of These One-Tank Road Trips from 13 Major US Cities

    Take One of These One-Tank Road Trips from 13 Major US Cities

    A road trip can be a decent alternative to an expensive vacation. But gas prices can make your trip surprisingly expensive, depending on how far away your destination city is. Smarter Travel put together a list of road trips from 13 major cities that…
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:30pm -
  • Today's Best Deals: Charging Gear, LED Bulbs, Powerful Router, & More

    Today's Best Deals: Charging Gear, LED Bulbs, Powerful Router, & More

    Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:09pm -
  • Rekindle Your Passion for Work by Connecting with Coworkers

    Rekindle Your Passion for Work by Connecting with Coworkers

    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
  • Gizmodo Where did the word OK come from and what does it actually mean?

    Gizmodo Where did the word OK come from and what does it actually mean?

    Gizmodo Where did the word OK come from and what does it actually mean? | io9 The Ten Most WTF Moments from the Penny Dreadful Finale | Jezebel Edward Snowden Might Be Able to Return to the United States | Kotaku Kpop Dance Move Is So Attack on Ti…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:37pm -
  • Use Strawberry Tops to Create Fruity Spa Water Instead of Tossing Them

    Use Strawberry Tops to Create Fruity Spa Water Instead of Tossing Them

    Amassing a fragrant graveyard of strawberry stems is an inevitable part of eating strawberries. You can cut or hull as carefully as you like , but there’s almost always going to be a bit of strawberry flesh hanging on to the green. Don’t toss tho…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:30pm -
  • $5 Lightning Cables, Solar Batteries, and More Gadget Charging Deals

    $5 Lightning Cables, Solar Batteries, and More Gadget Charging Deals

    There’s no such thing as owning too many Lightning cables, and this extra long 5’ model from Spigen is only $5 today with promo code SPIGENCS [ 5’ MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, $5 with code SPIGENCS] Update: Sold Out. Check out this AmazonBa…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:17pm -
  • Nutrition Information Isn’t 100% Accurate...but Don't Worry About It

    Nutrition Information Isn’t 100% Accurate...but Don't Worry About It

    Most people, when trying to lose weight, obsessively count the calories they eat throughout the day. Although calorie information is easy to find and many people depend on it, it turns out that calorie information posted in restaurants and even on th…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • What Your Credit Card Rental Car Insurance Might Not Cover

    What Your Credit Card Rental Car Insurance Might Not Cover

    You can save a decent amount on your car rental by skipping the insurance. If you paid for your rental with your credit card, you’re most likely already covered. But it’s important to know the specifics of what that card does and doesn’t cover,…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:30pm -
  • Try a Lifestyle Change for a Month to Determine If It Works For You

    Try a Lifestyle Change for a Month to Determine If It Works For You

    Making a change to your life—whether it’s how you eat, work, or play—is always going to be hard. If you’re going to try to form a new habit, aim to do it for a month. That will give you enough time to determine how well the change fits with y…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Tuber Is a Better Way to Browse Your YouTube Subscriptions 

    Tuber Is a Better Way to Browse Your YouTube Subscriptions 

    Android: YouTube’s official app isn’t super friendly to your subscriptions. While you can get a list of videos, that’s about it. Tuber makes it easier to browse by focusing solely on your subscriptions.Read more...
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 11:30am -

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  • Why microlearning beats traditional learning patterns

    Why microlearning beats traditional learning patterns

    When you are taking on learning a new skill, then you need to pay special attention to the types of training that you take on. The traditional learning structure that has you sit in a classroom for extended periods of time and listen to a supposed ex…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • On the hunt for Holy Grails, Unicorns, VC funding and other fabled creatures

    On the hunt for Holy Grails, Unicorns, VC funding and other fabled creatures

    This article may be a little controversial but it is part of my mission to guide our entrepreneurs to success — and if we can stop our founders from wasting time doing things that will never bear fruit, then we are doing our job.New venture founde…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:36am -
  • The new Nissan Juke R 2.0: 5 reasons why the Juke isn’t the ugly duckling anymore

    The new Nissan Juke R 2.0: 5 reasons why the Juke isn’t the ugly duckling anymore

    If you have seen the Juke on your roads, you will recognise the uncomfortable feeling this insect on wheels would strike into your gut. Your eyes may start to water and there is a high chance you would wonder why this Nissan looks like it has been pu…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:30am -
  • Bing Maps gets a complete redesign with predictive routing, multiple places, along the route features

    Bing Maps gets a complete redesign with predictive routing, multiple places, along the route features

    In its biggest update yet, Bing Maps has received a massive redesign. The redesigned Bing Maps comes with a number of features focused on travel planning. The features allow users to search, view and share multiple places at one time.The company cla…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:30am -
  • Is Uber the best travel app ever?

    Is Uber the best travel app ever?

    Is Uber ever not in the news? Between battles in France, Cape Town and the South African taxi industry, the hugely successful ride hailing app has made plenty of vested interests very uncomfortable.A lot of the tension focuses on the supply side of…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:30am -
  • #WhatDoLaaitiesKnowAbout: 19 tweets that’ll fuel your epic nostalgia trip

    #WhatDoLaaitiesKnowAbout: 19 tweets that’ll fuel your epic nostalgia trip

    Twitter is a strange forum. It’s a place for serious discussion regarding potentially devastating world issues and events, but it also brings out the best of people, and more importantly, South Africa.A trend that has piqued our interest today on…
    - 15 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:22am -
  • Truemessenger blocks spam SMSes from flooding your phone

    Truemessenger blocks spam SMSes from flooding your phone

    Truecaller, the Swedish company behind apps like Truecaller and Truedialler, has launched a new Android app called Truemessenger.The app is aimed at making SMS smarter and spam-free. Truemessenger utilises the company’s network of users to verify…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:11am -
  • You can now read The New York Times articles on WhatsApp

    You can now read The New York Times articles on WhatsApp

    The New York Times is publishing articles on WhatsApp. For the first time Whatsapp users will be able to read their news from the platform. Though this is a first of its kind, it should not to surprising.WhatsApp has more than 800 million monthly ac…
    - 16 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:00am -
  • Helen Zille explains why government has such a hard time with Uber

    Helen Zille explains why government has such a hard time with Uber

    Uber can’t seem to stay out of the news. Today it emerged that Uber partner drivers in Johannesburg are being threatened and harassed. Last week meanwhile, the company’s South African operations launched a campaign urging Cape Town authorities to…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 8:35am -
  • Spy tech company Hacking Team hacked, revealed to have sold spying tools to repressive regimes

    Spy tech company Hacking Team hacked, revealed to have sold spying tools to repressive regimes

    If you’ve ever wanted to see what an awkward moment of momentous proportions looks like, then pay attention. Hacking Team, an Italian based company that assists police to hack citizens has been hacked. The provider of surveillance and intrusion sof…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 8:20am -

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  • NewHow to Calm Your Mind Even in a Busy Office Environment

    How to Calm Your Mind Even in a Busy Office Environment

    As our workplaces become busier and more demanding, the idea of maintaining a calm mind might seem like an impossible dream. But taking a few minutes throughout your day to soothe and refresh, your brain will save you time in the long run by making y…
    - 42 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • New6 Projects to Teach Your Kids Computing with Linux This Summer

    6 Projects to Teach Your Kids Computing with Linux This Summer

    It’s official. In the words of glam rock legend Alice Cooper, school’s out for summer. There’s no more class. No more school run. No more homework. Just long, endless summer days that seemingly drag on forever. But how do you keep your child oc…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewGoogle Docs vs. Microsoft Word: The Death Match for Research Writing

    Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word: The Death Match for Research Writing

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Microsoft Word ruled the roost when it came to word processing. If you wanted to type your love letters or book manuscript, then you used Word. Then along came OpenOffice and LibreOffice to knock Microsoft o…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • How Does Autofocus Actually Work?

    How Does Autofocus Actually Work?

    Autofocus is a feature of modern cameras that’s easy to take for granted. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself how it works? Focusing a manual lens can be a painstaking and frustrating process, especially for amateurs — so how does your sma…
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  • 10 Books You Need to Read After Watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    10 Books You Need to Read After Watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 2015 movie sequel to the hit 2012 original, was a huge success – if not critically, then definitely financially. If you, like me, thought it was better than our decidedly average review, you’ll want to immerse you…
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  • 10 Websites for Finding Free Photoshop Textures

    10 Websites for Finding Free Photoshop Textures

    Texture is one of those things that you have to feel — or in the case of images, see. Combining textures with regular photos is one of the more creative ways to give an ethereal quality to photographs. Use the right texture and a common photo becom…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
  • Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle – Learn JavaScript for Only $39

    Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle – Learn JavaScript for Only $39

    Have you always thought that learning JavaScript could be something that would be useful for your work or personal life? Intensive courses in JavaScript cost a lot of money, right? Wrong! With MakeUseOf Deals, you can grab a massive bundle of JavaSc…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:30pm -
  • 4 Influential People Who Don’t Use Email, And Why

    4 Influential People Who Don’t Use Email, And Why

    It’s difficult to imagine a life without email, but some people are choosing to stop using it altogether. People like film director Christopher Nolan and billionaire John Paul Dejoria don’t use email at all, and couldn’t be happier about that.…
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  • Battle of the Selfie Sticks [Round-Up Review and Giveaway]

    Battle of the Selfie Sticks [Round-Up Review and Giveaway]

    Selfie sticks are big news at the moment. A week can’t go by without some event, institution, or theme park banning their elongated and wavy presence. Despite this, selfie sticks are as popular as ever. The success of selfie sticks is really just t…
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  • 8+ Nifty Apps That Make Changing Habits Actually Fun

    8+ Nifty Apps That Make Changing Habits Actually Fun

    HabitRPG has earned itself a lot of credit over the past few years, becoming the #1 app that most people think about when it comes to building and breaking habits. And while it’s extremely effective for some people, it’s not the best app for ever…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Twitter Wishes You Happy Birthday, Reddit Admits It Screwed Up, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Twitter Wishes You Happy Birthday, Reddit Admits It Screwed Up, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Twitter brings balloons, Reddit retaliates, the Story Mode of Minecraft, a free anti-NSA font, PewDiePie’s millions, and the Fresh Prince discovers GTA V. Twitter Wants to Knows Your Birthday Party on! Share your birthday celebration by adding your…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • So, You Want to be a Graphic Designer?

    So, You Want to be a Graphic Designer?

    Do you want to be a graphic designer? Designing images can be quite the rewarding career, as it gives you a chance to flex those creative muscles and make something you can show off to the world. Of course, it’s not a job you can just jump into, an…
    - 17 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 2:30am -
  • Is Nicolas Cage Immortal? Celebrity Lookalikes Too Good To Be True

    Is Nicolas Cage Immortal? Celebrity Lookalikes Too Good To Be True

    Is Nicolas Cage immortal? Could Keanu Reeves be a vampire? Does Hillary Clinton have a clone? Clearly, the answer to these questions is “No”, but they’re so intriguing that we’re duty bound to look at them in more detail. Where did these clai…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • How to Learn Video Production for Free Online

    How to Learn Video Production for Free Online

    Learning a new skill online isn’t so hard. There is an abundance of resources to learn just about anything, including video production. The best part is that a lot of these online sites are free to use; the hard part is that many of of these sites…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • How to Turn Your Next Vacation into an Adventure

    How to Turn Your Next Vacation into an Adventure

    A great mind once spoke, “Without adventure, travel is just tourism“. It’s hard to disagree with that sentiment. There’s a world between a vacation broiling on the beach and soaking in the attractions, and one which involves a hearty dose of…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:00pm -

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  • Is a personal computer still a necessity?

    Is a personal computer still a necessity?

    A couple of years ago, a computer the “must have” gadget. It was the first thing you absolutely had to have, just so you could play games off diskettes, while the CPU made that mechanical chewing sound it often did as it struggled to read the dat…
    - 11 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 8:47am -
  • Uber is hiring an Operation and Logistics Manager in Lagos

    Uber is hiring an Operation and Logistics Manager in Lagos

    Uber is looking for an Operations and Logistics Manager to “help drive growth through the optimization of our growing number of fleet partners, and I/O drivers.” The position  involves working closely with their engineers in San Francisco to mon…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:45pm -
  • MTN South Africa’s CEO quits

    MTN South Africa’s CEO quits

    Ahmad Farroukh, One-time CEO of MTN Nigeria and current CEO of the MTN South Africa has announced his resignation from the company citing personal reasons. His resignation takes effect from July 31st, 2015. “This was a difficult decision to take fo…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:58pm -
  • BlackBerry Leap Review

    BlackBerry Leap Review

    Introduction From the point when I unboxed the BlackBerry Leap, I had a strong sense of déjà vu. On one hand, it’s a good thing, meaning I’m mostly familiar with the device itself and the OS from first boot. On the other hand, you don’t want…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:28pm -
  • Leaked image gives first glimpse of the android BlackBerry Venice

    Leaked image gives first glimpse of the android BlackBerry Venice

    Since the sneak peek of the BlackBerry Slider device codenamed “BlackBerry Venice” which BlackBerry offered in during MWC, the internet has been awash with rumour after rumour about the device. One of the more prominent ones, is that the device w…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 4:04pm -
  • iRokoTv’s mobile app now live for downloads

    iRokoTv’s mobile app now live for downloads

    IrokoTV has been tweaking their offering for a bit now to find the best strategy that works for Africa. Just last month, it announced that it will be shutting down its desktop streaming service in Africa to focus on a mobile strategy which will move…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 3:18pm -
  • How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4

    How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4

    A few hours after Apple started pushing the iOS 8.4 update from its servers, Jailbreak team TaiG updated their tools to offer untethered jailbreaks for the OS. The tool which is not available for download besides offering the user root user or “adm…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 2:14pm -
  • Gmail gets emojis and more customisation options

    Gmail gets emojis and more customisation options

    I think email is boring. I also think Google realises this, which is why it has been finding new ways to make it more fun…like inbox. That sort of thinking is finally making its way to the Gmail for web app itself. First up, Google is offering hund…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:10pm -
  • How to listen to Apple’s “Beat 1″ radio on any android device

    How to listen to Apple’s “Beat 1″ radio on any android device

    Apple Music rolled out with the iOS 8.4 which became available to the public yesterday, just as announced during WWDC2015. With Apple Music comes Beats One, Apple’s 24hr music radio station which has been getting rave reviews since it hit the inter…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 3:36pm -
  • BBM update brings Material design, Private chat and other features

    BBM update brings Material design, Private chat and other features

    We told you about the new BBM update that was in the works about two weeks ago. Over the weekend, the public version started making its way around to devices. As a recap, the new update lets you refer to a previous chat with the new quote feature, y…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:53pm -

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  • NewHere's The Worst Brand Tweet Of The Week, Paula Deen Edition

    Here's The Worst Brand Tweet Of The Week, Paula Deen Edition

    The celebrity chef still doesn't get it.We're back with the Worst Brand Tweet of the Week, thanks to one deeply offensive Paula Deen.Read Full Story
    - 27 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 7:15pm -
  • NewWondering If Drones Will Take Flight Near You? Check Out The Verge's New Database

    Wondering If Drones Will Take Flight Near You? Check Out The Verge's New Database

    More than 500 companies are now allowed to fly drones for profit in U.S. skies.The Verge has just released a database detailing the first 500 companies approved to fly commercial drones in the U.S., in partnership with Bard College's Center for the S…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:30pm -
  • Amazon To Face Lawsuit Over Questionable Search Results

    Amazon To Face Lawsuit Over Questionable Search Results

    An appeals court has ruled in favor of a watch company that claims Amazon's search results could be misleading customers.Ever been stumped by the breadth of brands displayed in Amazon's search results? An appeals court thinks you might have reason to…
    - 4 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • Twitter Wants To Celebrate Your Birthday Too

    Twitter Wants To Celebrate Your Birthday Too

    With balloons. Lots and lots of balloons (and targeted ads). #HBDToday in Twitter wants to be the new Facebook: The microblogging platform would like to help ring in your birthday.Read Full Story
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • Behold: Shake Shack Unveils The ChickenShack

    Behold: Shake Shack Unveils The ChickenShack

    And a happy Tuesday to you.After months of rumors that Danny Meyer's burger empire would unveil a new chicken sandwich, Shake Shack finally confirmed the mouthwatering details: The ChickenShack goes on sale today at Shake Shack's three Brooklyn locat…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:53pm -
  • Watch This Student-Designed Wheelchair Travel Up A Flight Of Stairs

    Watch This Student-Designed Wheelchair Travel Up A Flight Of Stairs

    Ramps? Where we're going, we don't need ramps.The Scalevo wheelchair isn't like other wheelchairs. It doesn't only roll along. It also climbs and descends stairs using retractable scales. Most remarkable of all, though, is who developed it. It comes…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:34pm -
  • This Sweatshirt Is Designed To Last For The Rest Of Your Life

    This Sweatshirt Is Designed To Last For The Rest Of Your Life

    The 30-Year Sweatshirt joins a growing movement that offers an antidote to cheap, disposable "fast fashion."When the 10-Year Hoodie became the first fashion project to ever raise over $1 million on Kickstarter in 2013, it was a sign that people might…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:28pm -
  • The BBC's Newsbeat Program Gets A Dynamic New Redesign

    The BBC's Newsbeat Program Gets A Dynamic New Redesign

    An animated visual identity designed by Moving Brands helps launch the brand as a digital-first news source.The BBC's Newsbeat first launched in 1973 as a news program with a pop culture slant geared toward 16 to 24-year-olds. Today, over 40 years la…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • The App Economy's Newest Challenge: Making Parking Less Painful

    The App Economy's Newest Challenge: Making Parking Less Painful

    Services that help drivers stow their cars more easily—and often more cheaply—are expanding like mad.If there's anything in the world all right-thinking people can agree on, it's that death is inevitable, and finding and paying for parking is hor…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Artist Olafur Eliasson On How Urban Design Impacts Our Psyche

    Artist Olafur Eliasson On How Urban Design Impacts Our Psyche

    "City planning has been way too pragmatic for a long time."From a distance Cirkelbroen (circle bridge) on Christianshavns canal in Copenhagen, Denmark, takes on the guise of illuminated ships. Created by artist Olafur Eliasson and set to open on Augu…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • This Foldable Office Helps You Get Into Work Mode Anywhere

    This Foldable Office Helps You Get Into Work Mode Anywhere

    Devide folds out to signal when it's time to get in the work groove.Whether due to freelancing or open office plans, more and more American employees are going without a traditional office space. Working from home also is becoming more common—in 20…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

    Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

    As design goes in-house, the future of independent firms is murky. Here are four reasons why growth isn't a given.Design is hotter than blazes, so why is it that traditional product design firms aren't growing? In fact they seem to be, well, challeng…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • In Cuba, An Underground Network Armed With USB Drives Does The Work Of Google And YouTube

    In Cuba, An Underground Network Armed With USB Drives Does The Work Of Google And YouTube

    In a country nearly devoid of Internet access, the weekly distributors of El Paquete create a window to online content.Huddled around a laptop at the bottom of a stairwell in Havana, a group of three teenage boys banter as they skip between video cli…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 10:06am -
  • A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

    A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

    What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.If you've ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there's polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy ba…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • Oreo Cookies Get A Blasphemous Slimmer Design

    Oreo Cookies Get A Blasphemous Slimmer Design

    Doomed to fail?Your eyes aren't deceiving you. What you see is a thinner, slimmer, more "sophisticated" Oreo, says Mondelez International Inc., the famed sandwich cookie's manufacturer. Starting next week, Oreo Thins take to store shelves in the Unit…
    - 22 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:50pm -
  • Google's Waze Launches Ride-Sharing App In Israel

    Google's Waze Launches Ride-Sharing App In Israel

    The app will pair Waze users with commuters looking for a ride in Tel Aviv.Google-owned traffic app Waze is beta-testing a new ride-share initiative in its home city of Tel Aviv.Read Full Story
    - 23 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:00pm -
  • Nothing Is Untraceable: How The HackingTeam Got Busted [UPDATED]

    Nothing Is Untraceable: How The HackingTeam Got Busted [UPDATED]

    A company offers an official comment on their ongoing investigation."Here in HackingTeam we believe that fighting crime should be easy," promises the Italian company that offers surveillance services to national governments and law enforcement.Read F…
    - 23 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 8:41pm -
  • Today in Tabs: The Greek Crisis, Unexplained

    Today in Tabs: The Greek Crisis, Unexplained

    Reddit, inexplicable.Ice my wig, it's hot today! pic.twitter.com/zvIoWn3VaGRead Full Story
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Amazon Creates Its Own Sales Holiday, "Amazon Prime Day"

    Amazon Creates Its Own Sales Holiday, "Amazon Prime Day"

    Amazon promises July 15 will have more discounts than Black Friday.Amazon has a new plan to win goodwill with Amazon Prime customers: Massive, one-day discounts. On Wednesday, July 15, Amazon is holding Amazon Prime Day to celebrate the ecommerce sit…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:50pm -
  • Microsoft Launches Tossup, A Social Polling App To Use With Your Friends

    Microsoft Launches Tossup, A Social Polling App To Use With Your Friends

    Tossup is an attempt to get into the casual event planning sphere.Want to make plans with your friends without the back-and-forth of group texts? Microsoft's latest app Tossup is an event planning service that allows you to survey your friends to sim…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:30pm -

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  • What Google Got Right With Its Carpooling Service

    What Google Got Right With Its Carpooling Service

    Google is reportedly jumping into the ride-sharing business. According to Haaretz, the search giant is launching a pilot carpooling service in three Israeli cities on top of Waze, its popular driving directions app. The service, RideWith, allows pass…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • Amazon's New Cloud Drive Apps Want Your Photos And Files

    Amazon's New Cloud Drive Apps Want Your Photos And Files

    Amazon just added Cloud Drive apps for iOS to accompany the Android versions it released at the end of June. Users can now view files and folders from mobile devices, just like they can from the desktop, putting Amazon's service more in line with th…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:35pm -
  • Google’s Project Jacquard Aims To Make "Activewear" A Reality

    Google’s Project Jacquard Aims To Make "Activewear" A Reality

    Most wearable devices are passive. They read data, then spit it back out at you with a buzz on your wrist, or—if they’re really good—via an app that can actually interpret what that data means. But aside from a few simple controls for music or…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:24pm -
  • Peter Thiel’s Advice For Entrepreneurs And Investors In 2 Quotes

    Peter Thiel’s Advice For Entrepreneurs And Investors In 2 Quotes

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Early Facebook investor and Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel revealed tw…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 7:25pm -
  • Rust Never Sleeps: How Mozilla Could Become Cool Again

    Rust Never Sleeps: How Mozilla Could Become Cool Again

    Mozilla has seen better days. Once it offered a serious competitive threat to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Today, Mozilla's Firefox squeaks into third place with just 12% market share of desktop browsers, according to NetMarketShare, and is worse…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 7:04pm -
  • Meritocracy, My Back End

    Meritocracy, My Back End

    Tom Hogan is the cofounder of Crowded Ocean, a marketing agency for startups.Back in the early '90s, I worked at Oracle as the company’s first creative director. These were heady days, with the first Friday of every month celebrated by a catered lu…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • How Jaunt's New Neo Camera Gives VR Filmmaking A Boost

    How Jaunt's New Neo Camera Gives VR Filmmaking A Boost

    At the vanguard of the coming virtual reality revolution, we know that movies won't be far behind games. But movie makers need tools. To help the cause, Jaunt just unveiled one of the most powerful yet: The Neo VR camera, built from the ground up as…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 10:21pm -
  • A Silicon Valley Startup Explains Why It's Ditching Freelancers

    A Silicon Valley Startup Explains Why It's Ditching Freelancers

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.As Uber and other Silicon Valley startups come under legal pressure f…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:44pm -
  • How To Kill The Password: Don't Ask For One

    How To Kill The Password: Don't Ask For One

    Streamlined blogging platform Medium rolled out a new login process Monday that throws the trusty old password out the window. Instead, you simply enter an email address or phone number, and a temporary login link lands in your inbox or phone—jus…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • Airbnb Is Helping Make Android Apps More Like The Web

    Airbnb Is Helping Make Android Apps More Like The Web

    The ranks of app makers offering deep-linking tools have been joined by an unlikely contender: Airbnb.Deep linking, a technique for launching directly into a specific function or piece of content, has been an area where mobile apps have lagged behind…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:55pm -
  • Cisco Wants To Buy OpenDNS Because The Intranet Is Dead

    Cisco Wants To Buy OpenDNS Because The Intranet Is Dead

    When I dropped in last month on David Ulevitch, the CEO of OpenDNS, he was cheerily bounding around the rapidly expanding home base of his Internet security empire in San Francisco's SoMa district. He'd taken over the other side of the building where…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:16pm -
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Decide If APIs Are Copyrightable

    Supreme Court Refuses To Decide If APIs Are Copyrightable

    The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Google in its ongoing legal battle with Oracle over software copyright. The move means that the search giant, which argues that its reliance on Oracle's software development tools falls under fair us…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 8:58pm -
  • Is Embracing Total Transparency Really A Good Idea?

    Is Embracing Total Transparency Really A Good Idea?

    Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.There's a lot of debate around whether or not businesses should be completely transparent about salaries, revenue and other traditionally confidential information. Companies l…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:44pm -
  • What's Blocking The $11 Trillion Internet Of Things Opportunity

    What's Blocking The $11 Trillion Internet Of Things Opportunity

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a goldmine waiting to happen, says a new report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.. However, according to its findings, we may be waiting a long time. The tech industry seems to have reached full lather o…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • HoloLens Reaches For Outer Space

    HoloLens Reaches For Outer Space

    As other technology companies try to bring science fiction to tech reality, Microsoft goes the other way, by bringing its HoloLens device to NASA. "Project Sidekick” aims to put the HoloLens augmented reality goggles on board the space program's…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 10:46pm -
  • Apple's Fuzzy Vision Of The Smart Home Is Becoming Clearer

    Apple's Fuzzy Vision Of The Smart Home Is Becoming Clearer

    Curious about how exactly Apple's smart home will work? Wonder no longer: Apple has finally provided some much-needed answers with an updated HomeKit support page, which outlines some specific, practical information about how to use the system. Ap…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 8:37pm -
  • Google Shows How Fast America Rushed To Learn About Gay Marriage

    Google Shows How Fast America Rushed To Learn About Gay Marriage

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. Just 3 minutes after the Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal nationwide, much…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 6:00pm -
  • Apple Purges Confederate Flags, But Leaves Swastikas And Nazis Alone

    Apple Purges Confederate Flags, But Leaves Swastikas And Nazis Alone

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. It's easy to see why Apple—following in the footsteps of retailers and tech compan…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:39pm -
  • The Brave New World Of Virtual-Reality Filmmaking

    The Brave New World Of Virtual-Reality Filmmaking

    While gamers wait patiently for their virtual-reality headsets to go on sale, there's another industry ripe for the VR picking: movies. That means, as VR technology matures, filmmakers have to work out a new approach to their craft. But if they get…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 8:23pm -
  • Google Play Developer Policy Updates In A Nutshell: Don't Be A Jerk

    Google Play Developer Policy Updates In A Nutshell: Don't Be A Jerk

    For a company that has played a key role in fashioning today's Web—in all its fun, creative and also sometimes depraved glory—Google seems to be oddly horrified lately by the proposition of negative behavior. The company just updated its develo…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Even Messenger Wants To Get Away From Facebook

    Even Messenger Wants To Get Away From Facebook

    Facebook, the social network people either love to use or just love to hate, doesn’t want to stand in the way of Messenger’s success—so it’s stepping aside, letting people without Facebook accounts sign up for the messaging service with just…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 10:05pm -
  • Amazon Echo’s Ready To Chat Up Everyone Now—Except Developers

    Amazon Echo’s Ready To Chat Up Everyone Now—Except Developers

    Amazon’s attempts at making hardware have been laughably hit-or-miss, with flops like the Amazon Fire phone on one end of the range and the popular Amazon Fire TV stick on the other. Now Amazon aims to bend the curve with the Amazon Echo, its voice…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 2:00pm -
  • How To Fit Gmail’s New ‘Undo’ Feature Into A Rapid Messaging Strategy

    How To Fit Gmail’s New ‘Undo’ Feature Into A Rapid Messaging Strategy

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquires, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Google has officially added the ability to "un-send" emails to its Gmail email service,…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • You're Using PhoneGap For All The Wrong Reasons

    You're Using PhoneGap For All The Wrong Reasons

    Cross-platform development tools like PhoneGap and Xamarin have never been more popular. That's the good news.The bad news is that they may be popular for all the wrong reasons. According to a new Visionmobile survey of 8,000 mobile developers, 30…
    - 13 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • Moverio BT-2000 Shows Epson Isn't Giving Up On Smart Eyewear

    Moverio BT-2000 Shows Epson Isn't Giving Up On Smart Eyewear

    Epson has unveiled a significant upgrade to its Moverio smart eyewear device with the BT-2000, following on from the BT-200 model we covered last year. Like its predecessor, the BT-2000 is focused on business use, offering a variety of augmented-real…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 7:43pm -
  • Without More Data, Your Mobile Strategy Is Toast

    Without More Data, Your Mobile Strategy Is Toast

    We're in love with apps. Recent figures from Web application design and development company Go-Globe reveal that we now spend 89% of our mobile time in apps, and we're spending 21% more time in them now than last year. In fact, apps are so big that…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 1:15pm -
  • It's Show Time For Pebble Time

    It's Show Time For Pebble Time

    Pebble Time graduates from online crowdfund campaign to consumer product at Best Buy Monday. For the first time, non-Kickstarter backers will be able to pre-order Pebble's latest, marking a milestone in the company's journey. Essentially defining…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 7:30pm -
  • What Mozilla's WebAssembly Means: More Powerful Web Apps

    What Mozilla's WebAssembly Means: More Powerful Web Apps

    Competing browser makers, led by Mozilla’s Firefox engineers, made a surprising revelation last week: They've been secretly working on a joint project that could vault the Web into its next stage of evolution."I'm happy to report that we at Mozilla…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 5:40pm -
  • Now You Can Build Your Robots Using A Snapdragon Processor

    Now You Can Build Your Robots Using A Snapdragon Processor

    The trouble with making a smart robot: fitting its big brain into its head. Now Qualcomm, known for making Snapdragon smartphone processors, wants to step in to help run those rigs. Last week, the chip maker announced that it will work with the O…
    - 15 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 1:15pm -
  • 6 Steps Developers Need To Take To Harness The Internet Of Things

    6 Steps Developers Need To Take To Harness The Internet Of Things

    With the promise of limitless applications, the Internet of Things has commanded the attention of developers and tech professionals alike. In fact, Google just announced that its new Brillo operating system is designed specifically to position Google…
    - 18 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 2:00pm -
  • What Makes Tesla, Apple, and Amazon Different

    What Makes Tesla, Apple, and Amazon Different

    There's something about Tesla ...In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance's excellent, newly released biography of the Tesla Motors CEO, he writes that Musk's all-electric Model S Tesla sedan "slapped Detroit s…
    - 18 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Maybe Apple's Next Watch Should Do Less, Not More

    Maybe Apple's Next Watch Should Do Less, Not More

    Apple supposedly wants to put a FaceTime camera in its next smartwatch, along with more wireless support, 9to5Mac sources say. Although its original Apple Watch has only been on the market for a couple of months, the company may have plenty of reaso…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 8:33pm -
  • The Cloud Wars Are Great For Consumers But A Headache For Developers

    The Cloud Wars Are Great For Consumers But A Headache For Developers

    Amazon released new Android and iOS software developer kits for its Amazon Cloud Drive service on Wednesday. For the first time, developers can bake direct access to Amazon’s cloud storage into their apps, freeing users from having to log in to the…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 5:31pm -
  • How Samsung Is Using The World As Its Gear VR Laboratory

    How Samsung Is Using The World As Its Gear VR Laboratory

    Roughly half a year after Samsung released the Innovator Edition of its Gear VR virtual reality headset in December 2014, the company made it obsolete. Despite the relatively youth of the original, which ran off the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4, the…
    - 19 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 1:15pm -
  • Ad-Free Social Network Ello Goes Mobile, And Hints At Retail Revenues

    Ad-Free Social Network Ello Goes Mobile, And Hints At Retail Revenues

    When Ello debuted in 2014, the minimalist social network attracted interest as an alternative to places like Facebook and Twitter. It was invite-only and lacked a mobile app, though, two factors which limited adoption. That's now changing, as Ello r…
    - 20 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 4:01am -
  • Nest Still Isn't Saying How It Fits With Google's Smart-Home Plans

    Nest Still Isn't Saying How It Fits With Google's Smart-Home Plans

    What Nest announced at its press event in San Francisco Wednesday may not be nearly as important as what it didn’t announce—how its flagship smart thermostat, just-updated smoke alarm and rebooted Dropcam security camera will fit into its parent…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 10:15pm -
  • Microsoft Now Has To Be Its Own Best Hardware Partner

    Microsoft Now Has To Be Its Own Best Hardware Partner

    Software and hardware are getting even cozier at Microsoft—at least, that’s sure what it sounds like based on a new executive restructuring CEO Satya Nadella announced on Wednesday.According to Nadella's announcement, sent to employees and also p…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 8:27pm -
  • Intel Acquires Recon To Bolster Wearable Efforts

    Intel Acquires Recon To Bolster Wearable Efforts

    Intel has announced the acquisition of Recon Instruments, maker of the Recon Jet—a Google Glass-style eyewear device aimed at outdoor sports enthusiasts. Recon had previously received funding from Intel Capital, the company's venture-capital arm, b…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 6:11pm -
  • Windows 10 Mobile Will Bring One-Handed Mode And Cortana Tweaks

    Windows 10 Mobile Will Bring One-Handed Mode And Cortana Tweaks

    Microsoft has revealed more changes to its Windows 10 Mobile software, offering developers a chance to check them out—including a new one-handed mode, and some finishing touches for Cortana, Microsoft’s voice assistant. Talk Helpful To MeCortana…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 3:15pm -
  • Sean Parker Explains His Plans To “Repair Democracy”

    Sean Parker Explains His Plans To “Repair Democracy”

    This post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.A year ago, Sean Parker, the technology billionaire behind Napster, Fa…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 2:00pm -
  • LinkedIn Has Fundamentally Changed How You Interact With People

    LinkedIn Has Fundamentally Changed How You Interact With People

    Only connect? Not on LinkedIn's mobile apps, which are pushing users to think differently about their professional connections.On both the revamped Pulse news reader it launched Tuesday and its core mobile app, LinkedIn now encourages you to follow p…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 1:01pm -
  • LinkedIn's Revamped Pulse App Is A More Personal, All-Business News Reader

    LinkedIn's Revamped Pulse App Is A More Personal, All-Business News Reader

    People needs news and companies need people's attention, and so LinkedIn has launched a fresh iteration of LinkedIn Pulse, an app designed to be every professional's go-to news source. In development for over two years, the new LinkedIn Pulse—ava…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
  • Google Maps Will Warn You If You Won't Make Closing Time

    Google Maps Will Warn You If You Won't Make Closing Time

    Google Maps for Android just got an interesting new update: The app can warn you if your destination will be closed by the time you arrive. Android Police noticed the change, which relies in part on information from your Gmail account—like car rese…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 10:34pm -
  • How Emojis Could Leap From Messages To Logins

    How Emojis Could Leap From Messages To Logins

    Recently, a LastPass security hole that spilled email addresses and password reminders has put the spotlight back on login security. Now Intelligent Environments, a United Kingdom-based technology firm, thinks it has the key that could help lock…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 7:26pm -
  • Microsoft Missed Mobile, So Now It Wants To Own VR

    Microsoft Missed Mobile, So Now It Wants To Own VR

    Microsoft hit gamers with a blizzard of announcements Monday at E3, the industry's big annual conference. You'll likely hear buzz about new, exclusive Halo, Forza, and Tomb Raider games. But one announcement blew Microsoft’s fans away: On stage, t…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 9:14pm -
  • Microsoft's Everything-Everywhere Push Hits Skype

    Microsoft's Everything-Everywhere Push Hits Skype

    Microsoft may be busy wowing gamers today at E3 in Los Angeles, in particular with a rather amazing Minecraft demo built for its HoloLens augmented reality glasses, but that doesn't mean the company has overlooked its non-gaming users. Monday, it…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 6:46pm -
  • iOS 9 Beta's Bigger Keyboard Points To Super-Sized Apple iPad Pro

    iOS 9 Beta's Bigger Keyboard Points To Super-Sized Apple iPad Pro

    Yet more evidence that Apple will release a larger, productivity-oriented version of the iPad: According to a tweet posted Monday morning, Irish developer Steve Troughton Smith offered visual proof that users will be able to resize the iPad’s UI…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 5:47pm -
  • Big Data Depends On Big Community, Not Big Money

    Big Data Depends On Big Community, Not Big Money

    There's hot. And then there's smoking hot.Earlier this year, I wrote that Apache Spark was hot like Apache Hadoop was hot five years ago. As vendors gather at Spark Summit, a data-science conference taking place in San Francisco this week, and develo…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 5:46pm -
  • Reddit's Subreddit Ban Highlights One Thing: Fighting Harassment Is Tricky

    Reddit's Subreddit Ban Highlights One Thing: Fighting Harassment Is Tricky

    This week, Reddit admins have decided to ban five subreddit forum communities that, it says, are in breach of the site's rules and regulations. Clicking through on the blacklisted subreddits now leads to a holding page announcing the ban. The five…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
  • Now That HTC’s Interesting, Asus Eyes Acquisition

    Now That HTC’s Interesting, Asus Eyes Acquisition

    Asustek Computer Inc, the Taiwan-based company known widely as Asus, appears to be doing some window shopping—and it's eyeing fellow Taiwanese tech maker HTC, Reuters reports. The brief story's careful wording stops short of declaring the former's…
    - 25 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 10:30pm -

ENGADGET

  • NewRIP New Music Tuesday. Hello New Music Friday.

    RIP New Music Tuesday. Hello New Music Friday.

    If you're like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn't change today? Whether it's Apple Music, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal or another app, you'll have to wait…
    - 29 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 7:13pm -
  • NewPalette's modular controller is ready to steer your creative apps

    Palette's modular controller is ready to steer your creative apps

    Palette crowdfunded its unique modular controller in the hopes of giving you customizable, hands-on control over your creative apps, and it's finally ready to make that technology available to everyone. As of today, you can pre-order Palette kits tha…
    - 54 mins ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:48pm -
  • NewVirgin's new in-flight WiFi is strong enough to stream video

    Virgin's new in-flight WiFi is strong enough to stream video

    Virgin America has announced that it's teaming up with satellite internet company ViaSat to provide the fastest in-flight WiFi of any commercial carrier. The new system uses a hybrid Ku-/Ka-band receiver to deliver an internet pipeline eight to 10 ti…
    - 1 hour ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:24pm -
  • NewPlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games

    PlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games

    PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4, but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare. Today's news of a dedicated subscription app might change that. Befo…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
  • New'Journey' comes to PS4 on July 21st

    'Journey' comes to PS4 on July 21st

    With stunning visuals and gameplay to match, Journey quickly became a platform favorite on the PlayStation 3. Now, Sony is bringing that adventurous experience over to the PlayStation 4, as was announced last year. Better yet, if you already own a di…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:50pm -
  • NewRepublic Wireless drops unlimited data in favor of Google-like refunds

    Republic Wireless drops unlimited data in favor of Google-like refunds

    Another unlimited mobile data option just bit the dust... although it's not quite as bad as it sounds. Republic Wireless has switched from offering unlimited cellular data on its higher-priced phone tiers to a Refund Plan that shares more than a litt…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:30pm -
  • NewShowtime's cable-free TV streaming is here

    Showtime's cable-free TV streaming is here

    Eager to watch shows like Penny Dreadful or Ray Donovan without either subscribing to cable or buying the shows outright? You can, if you live in the US. Showtime has launched its promised stand-alone streaming service on Apple devices and Roku playe…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 5:05pm -
  • Future 'Dragon Age Inquisition' add-ons are only for newer systems

    Future 'Dragon Age Inquisition' add-ons are only for newer systems

    You know that you need the latest game consoles (or a good PC) to get better graphics and special features, but it now looks like you'll need them if you want to see a game's extended storyline, too. BioWare has quietly posted word that "all future"…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:41pm -
  • Tinder adds verified profiles for people way out of your league

    Tinder adds verified profiles for people way out of your league

    Just like Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is stepping into verified profiles for "notable public figures." Those semi-celebrities will get a blue check mark on their profiles and, consequently, perhaps more attention than they'd like. Tinder announced l…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:21pm -
  • Sony's 1TB PS4 priced at £350 in the UK

    Sony's 1TB PS4 priced at £350 in the UK

    Sony will soon launch its 1TB PS4 in Europe and now, we've got a price-tag for the UK: £349.99. That's the same price as Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One, which should make an interesting head-to-head this autumn. To sweeten the deal, Sony will be bundling…
    - 3 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 4:17pm -

THE NEXT WEB

CONSUMER TECH NEWS

  • Panasonic Launches Eluga Z Smartphone At Rs 13,490

    Panasonic Launches Eluga Z Smartphone At Rs 13,490

    Panasonic has launched its latest smartphone in the Eluga series dubbed the Eluga Z at a price of Rs 13,490.The smartphone comes with a metal frame and a 5 inch AMOLED display screen while powered by a 1.4 GHz True Octa-core processor.The Eluga Z r…
    - 7 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 12:26pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 And Edge Get Their Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Updates

    Samsung Galaxy S6 And Edge Get Their Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Updates

    Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in India will be happy to know that new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update roll out has begun. The update fixes a few issues, improves on a couple of things and adds a couple of new customisations to make your life eas…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 11:57am -
  • TrueCaller Launches Truemessenger In India To Make SMS Smarter And Less Spammy

    TrueCaller Launches Truemessenger In India To Make SMS Smarter And Less Spammy

    Truecaller which is known to block and segregate the unknown an spam calls, is now planning somewhat similar with SMS.The Swedish company has recently come up with a new app dubbed 'Truemessenger' which aims to make SMS smarter.In case if you are w…
    - 8 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 11:24am -
  • Yu Yuphoria Available On Amazon On July 8 For Select Customers

    Yu Yuphoria Available On Amazon On July 8 For Select Customers

    The Micromax sub-brand YU has announced a Golden Ticket Sale to be held on Wednesday, July 8 from 2 PM to 5 PM exclusively on Amazon India website.It is being said that the Yu Yuphoria smartphone will be available in Golden Ticket Sale for select re…
    - 9 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 10:40am -
  • Redmi 1S Finally Gets Stable MIUI 6 ROM Update

    Redmi 1S Finally Gets Stable MIUI 6 ROM Update

    Xiaomi has now started rolling out MIUI 6 update for its Redmi 1S smartphone.It is worth noting that the company had recently launched a major upgrade to MIUI ROM, but only few smartphone could run on the stable MIUI 6 ROM.But, now, after free mont…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 10:05am -
  • Sony Mobile CEO Confirms That It Will Never Exit The Smartphone Business

    Sony Mobile CEO Confirms That It Will Never Exit The Smartphone Business

    Fortunately or unfortunately, Sony has a new CEO for its Mobile Division. Hiroki Totoki, who comes from other areas of the Sony empire has a Midas touch of sorts. One that has turned around projects like Sony Bank and Sony Internet. So there is plent…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 9:50am -
  • BlackBerry Venice Imported Into India For Testing

    BlackBerry Venice Imported Into India For Testing

    It looks like the much talked about BlackBerry smartphone dubbed Venice which is suspected to come with Android operating system for the first time has now been imported in to the Indian shores for testing purposes.A new import listing on the popula…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Jul 15, 9:20am -