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Notorious R.B.G. (that’s Justice Ginsburg, to you) gets a tattoo in her honor on Instagram

It’s not often (if ever) that a US Supreme Court Justice is considered — shall we say — with it. But that fate has been bestowed (...)

2015-01-16
Architecture For Humanity Shuts Down

The nonprofit that sought architectural solutions for humanitarian problems is closing after more than 15 years.Architecture for Humanity, (...)

2015-01-16
RHA T10i Review: Luxury earphones with tunable sound

Choosing headphones is confusing. Some sets are tuned to get the bass pumping during your workouts. Others are better suited to (...)

2015-01-16
Pay what you want for the Back-End Developer Bundle

If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer (...)

2015-01-16
Be My Eyes lets you lend your eyes to help the blind

A new non-profit app, Be My Eyes, seeks to help the blind by connecting them with people who can assist with their daily lives over (...)

2015-01-15
Apple’s Swift exploded in popularity in 2014, Javascript still top language overall

Redmonk’s programming language rankings for 2015 are out and show a huge growth in popularity for Apple’s new Swift development (...)

2015-01-15
US and UK plan a series of “war games” to combat cyberterrorism

Citing cyberterrorism as a large and growing international threat, the US and the UK have announced plans to embark on a series of (...)

2015-01-15
David Bowie’s hair styles through the years offer a unique view into his artistic personas

Regardless of what you may think about David Bowie, his music or his other artistic pursuits — and that’s assuming you think of (...)

2015-01-15
Google makes it easier to buy tickets for live events, straight from search results and Maps

Google has inked a deal with live event companies Ticketfly, Ticketmaster and AXS to integrate sales for live shows into its Search (...)

2015-01-15
Wikipedia’s Android app updated for a better reading experience

Wikipedia’s Android app has a makeover for its latest update, with a simpler, more immersive readeing experience. The updated app (...)

2015-01-15
ShareDesk launches Optix to make running a coworking space easier

ShareDesk, a marketplace for coworking spaces which launched in 2012 and has signed up over 2,400 venues in 70 countries since then, (...)

2015-01-15
Samsung reportedly approached BlackBerry with takeover bid

A report by Reuters today says that Samsung approached BlackBerry recently with a takeover bid. Update: BlackBerry denies that such (...)

2015-01-14
Google’s new patent turns on private browsing automatically

Google has just been granted a patent for a way to automatically enable incognito mode on desktop and mobile browsers. As first spotted (...)

2015-01-15
Kevin Rose steps down from Google Ventures to focus on his startup full-time

Investor and Digg co-founder Kevin Rose announced today that he is stepping down from his part-time role at Google Ventures to focus (...)

2015-01-14
LinkedIn is working on two new products to help coworkers connect

LinkedIn is most known as a place to network or look for a new job, but now the career-oriented social network is working on some (...)

2015-01-14
How America’s e-commerce giants compare across the desktop, mobile Web and mobile app arenas

This post is brought to you by SimilarWeb: get insights for any website or app.Games used to dominate the mobile app market, but as (...)

2015-01-14
Facebook launches Facebook At Work... but you probably won’t be able to try it yet

Opening up your social media accounts at work is generally taboo, but Facebook is now fighting against that notion. The company is today (...)

2015-01-14
Behold: Mod, The Hackable Sex Toy

With a pinch of Arduino-style programming, this sex toy can react to any sensor you plug in to it.The open source revolution has reached (...)

2015-01-13
You can become a DJ with paper turntables and your iPhone

While some vintage technology gets permanently relegated to history’s dustbin, sometimes it can stage a comeback. Vinyl records, (...)

2015-01-13
PlayStation Now finally available, bringing PS3 games to the PS4

PlayStation Now, the service that lets you stream games right to your console, is now available for PS4 users to download. The service (...)

2015-01-13
Google Domains public beta launches in the US

After announcing its domain registration service last summer, today Google Domains has lifted the invitation-only access and is open (...)

2015-01-13
Ryanair’s planning in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi...possibly for free

Ryanair has announced that it plans to trial in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi on some of its flights this year, reports Reuters. (...)

2015-01-13
Dark Energy’s rugged, waterproof portable power pack lands on Kickstarter

Portable power packs are a dime a dozen nowadays, just search on Amazon and you’ll find a whole bunch. Not all are created equally, (...)

2015-01-13
Neeo’s ‘thinking remote’ for controlling everything in your home hits Kickstarter with $50,000 goal

The Internet of Things is pretty good in theory. Connect everything up to the internet and control it all remotely, providing you (...)

2015-01-13
Slew of social media hacks shows Twitter needs better security for teams

It seems like company Twitter accounts being attacked is almost the norm these days; today’s news that the US Central Command’s (...)

2015-01-12
Restaurant recommendation service Zomato acquires Urbanspoon, enters US and Australia

Restaurant discovery service Zomato today announced it has acquired Urbanspoon to expand its global reach in the food-recommendation (...)

2015-01-12
A growing community of startup founders is using Slack to exchange tips

Although it’s primarily a workplace collaboration tool, Slack is becoming a popular platform for wider communities, too. For example, #Nomads (...)

2015-01-12
WhatsApp and Snapchat could be banned if the Conservatives win the next UK election

UK Prime Minister David Cameron could push for a ban on WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins this year’s general election. The move (...)

2015-01-12
Get more TNW in your internet diet

Maybe you visit this site once a week and browse through our channels. Or maybe you follow us via RSS, or maybe you receive our weekly (...)

2015-01-11
Imagine there’s no Google

I’ve recently been reading Nicholas Carlson’s book Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo. While it’s a really interesting (...)

2015-01-11
Emoji support is finally coming to Google Chrome for OS X

Ever noticed that emoji either show as a square or not at all on Chrome for OS X? The browser has had a bug for many years that meant (...)

2015-01-11
Even with a head start, fitness wearable makers haven’t figured out how to beat the Apple Watch

In the absence of Apple’s wearable, fitness makers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Withings and others have seen a boon of popularity as they (...)

2015-01-10
How making breakfast can inspire a photographic series

Taylor Mathis is a food and lifestyle photographer based in Charlotte, NC. He is the creator of photographingfood.com and author of (...)

2015-01-10
How to set up Google Analytics widgets and heatmaps to track email conversions

Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared (...)

2015-01-10
Semi-Transparent Buttons

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a semi-transparent UI button that works really well on photographic background images.The (...)

2015-01-09
The official #CES2015 selfie stick review

I took a selfie stick to CES to find out why the world hates selfie sticks. Review: Selfie Stick – Part One https://t.co/oCcwP1mQ2e (...)

2015-01-09
Spotify won’t support Google Cast, says use Spotify Connect instead

If you were hoping Google Cast would carry Spotify from your computer to internet-connected speakers, you’re out of luck. Despite (...)

2015-01-09
Finding and documenting the surreal wreckage of abandoned planes

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. (...)

2015-01-09
An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one (...)

2015-01-09
Become a better snowboarder with these motion tracking bindings

CES had so many things to put on your wrist. Some were cool, most were just a waste of money. But nearly all of them want to tell (...)

2015-01-09
#CES2015 Day 3: Action cams and 3D imaging never looked so cool

We didn’t plan it this way, but it just happens that we spent most of today checking out photography-related topics – from GoPro (...)

2015-01-08
Facebook acquires QuickFire, a video compression startup

Facebook is getting serious about video. Its latest statistics show a dramatic uptick in video watching on the social network and (...)

2015-01-08
Map of Life unveils new Google Earth-powered tool to aid conservation efforts

Extinction sucks. And with that in mind, it’s incumbent on humans to make sure that other species besides ourselves can inhabit (...)

2015-01-08
Google Launches A Beautifully Designed Help Page

Google is serious about security. And design.From a company so famously blasé about design that its logo was created by its founder (...)

2015-01-08
Tiffen’s new Stedicams for GoPro and smartphones will make your videos smooooth

Shooting steady handheld video with a smartphone or GoPro even without filling yourself with caffeine is difficult. Tiffen wants to (...)

2015-01-08
Bing adds New York Times best-sellers search to reveal great books

Microsoft’s added a new feature to the Bing search engine: a best-sellers carousel. Searching for books in categories including (...)

2015-01-08
#charity urges techies to donate their time and expertise to help non-profit organizations

While it’s always nice to see tech companies make good on their Corporate Social Responsibility promises with donations and initiatives, (...)

2015-01-08
Jobspotting wants to make job search as easy as Netflix movie recommendations

Looking for a job online is often a pain, with search sites that haven’t seen a major update in approach for years. Jobspotting (...)

2015-01-08

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