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Guided by Chromecast: The power to shape viewing habits

Launching initially in the US back in July 2013, Google finally took Chromecast global in March, arriving in Canada, the UK and nine (...)

2014-08-28
The iPhone 6 will be one in a million... and that’s the problem

The next iPhone’s announcement date has been set, but I’m worried that it’ll leave me feeling underwhelmed and without a vision (...)

2014-08-28
3 Ways To Redesign Breaking News

Tweaking the UX of our social media tools could help readers better understand fast-moving news.The Boston Marathon bombings. Tornadoes (...)

2014-08-28
Think ink: The magic of hand-drawn black-and-white illustrations

Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and (...)

2014-08-28
Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11

Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns. (...)

2014-08-28
Microsoft’s iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains

Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure (...)

2014-08-28
Kickstarter-funded SideChef lands on iPhone to talk you through the cooking process

Kickstarter is perhaps more commonly associated with weird and whacky hardware projects. But a few notable apps have been crowdfunded (...)

2014-08-28
YouTube has given its site a minor facelift

YouTube has received an ever so minor redesign. When I kicked back with a few videos this morning (is there a better way to start (...)

2014-08-28
Tesla inks deal to build a network of charging stations for its electric cars across China

Early this year, Tesla Motors revealed plans for a network of free charging stations in China, which would let owners of its electric (...)

2014-08-28
Travel Butler is a useful packing list app that also suggests restaurants and sights for your trip

Those who tend to leave planning for their trips up to the very last minute will find new iOS app Travel Butler very useful indeed. (...)

2014-08-28
Chrome 38 beta arrives with new user switching for profiles, Guest mode, and 64-bit by default for Mac

Just two days after releasing the stable version of Chrome 37, Google has announced the release of Chrome 38 beta for Windows, Mac, (...)

2014-08-27
Google stops showing authorship in search results, will still include Google+ posts from friends and pages

Google today stopped showing authorship in search results, meaning articles will no longer include a link to the Google+ profile of (...)

2014-08-27
Bing Maps has been updated with detailed maps of Korea

If you live in Korea or happen to be venturing there in the near future, Bing Maps wants to be your go-to service for maps and navigation. (...)

2014-08-27
Leap Motion releases VR Developer Mount and teases prototype Dragonfly sensor for VR headsets

The hype around virtual reality has reached fever pitch and Leap Motion, not surprisingly, wants a piece of the action. The company (...)

2014-08-27
This Is My Jam now lets you browse everyone’s history of song recommendations

This Is My Jam is a refreshingly simple music site with a simple goal: To help music fans share the one song they’re currently obsessed (...)

2014-08-27
VideoDubber automatically dubs your videos into other languages

English may have become the default lingua franca of many facets of the Web, but the fact remains that most people online speak a (...)

2014-08-27
BioShock, the iconic first-person shooter, arrives on iOS for $14.99

Rapture. Big Daddies. Splicers. When 2K Games released BioShock in 2007, it captivated players with its decaying world, spine-tingling (...)

2014-08-27
Samsung denies allegations that another Chinese supplier employed underage workers

Samsung is again under-pressure over underage workers employed by its manufacturing partners in China. Barely a month after China (...)

2014-08-27
Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Gear S, can make calls and go online without a smartphone

Samsung took the wraps off the Gear S today, its next-generation smartwatch that comes with 3G connectivity, touted to bring “the (...)

2014-08-26
Endomondo releases an iPhone 5s app for tracking your daily activity

GPS fitness app maker Endomondo today released Endomondo Life, a new iPhone 5s app that taps the phone’s M7 motion processor to (...)

2014-08-26
Dealing with fear in the business world: Lessons from fighters

The original version of this article was published in Lantern, a publication that examines the business of living. As workers in fast-paced, (...)

2014-08-26
Twitter is rolling out its Tweet Activity dashboard to all users

Twitter has begun opening up its new Tweet Activity dashboard to all users. An update to a support article shows that the dashboard (...)

2014-08-26
Cotap brings its enterprise messaging service to the desktop

Business messaging service Cotap has gone beyond its mobile-first approach with the release of desktop and Web versions. The OS X (...)

2014-08-26
Easy website builder Jimdo has some stylish new looks for your next homepage

Say “easy website building tool,” and most tech bloggers’ eyes will glaze over – we get loads pitched to us and there’s (...)

2014-08-26
Microsoft announces standalone Xbox One Kinect sensor coming October 7 for $149.99

Microsoft today announced plans to sell the Xbox One Kinect sensor separately. The standalone option comes with Dance Central Spotlight (...)

2014-08-26
Samsung teases new APIs and tools as it opens sales of tickets to its 2014 US Developer Conference

Samsung today announced that registrations for its annual developer conference in the US are now open. The event will take place from (...)

2014-08-26
Illustrator Olga Angelloz expands the animal kingdom with ‘Humanimals’

Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and (...)

2014-08-26
Dropbox Pro goes big with 1TB of storage, password protected shared files and remote wipe of devices

Dropbox just announced that Dropbox Pro will be consolidated from three pricing structures to a single price point of $9.99 a month (...)

2014-08-26
Facebook introduces bandwidth targeting to help advertisers reach mobile users around the world

Facebook has introduced a new feature for advertisers that allows them to target ads to users on a specific type of mobile network (...)

2014-08-26
Broadcom uses its new Wiced Sense Internet of Things quick prototyping device to woo new customers

Broadcom chips have already infiltrated Internet of Things devices from companies like Quirky and Electric Imp. Now it’s looking (...)

2014-08-26
Chat app Hike wants to be the gateway to the internet for India’s mobile-first generation

Facebook dominates India’s mobile app space. More than 100 million people in the country use its service month, while WhatsApp (...)

2014-08-26
Opera Mini for Android now lets you start large downloads only on Wi-Fi

Opera has added a useful feature to its Opera Mini browser for Android — now you can set your large downloads to start only when (...)

2014-08-26
Google is opening a Campus in South Korea to ‘supercharge’ the startup scene in Seoul

Google is launching its first Campus in Asia, after the search giant announced plans to bring the entrepreneur and startup-focused (...)

2014-08-26
Machines are taking control of the world, so why stop them?

Wojtek Borowicz is a community evangelist at Estimote, freelance writer and a strong believer in the Internet of Things. That might (...)

2014-08-25
Documents show Uber used shady marketing tactics to aggressively target Lyft drivers

Recently, CNN shared data from Lyft that showed Uber had ordered and canceled over 5,500 Lyft rides over the space of ten months. (...)

2014-08-25
Frank Lloyd Wright School Of Architecture Could Lose Its Accreditation

The 82-year-old legendary architecture school may no longer be able to produce future architects.The Frank Lloyd Wright School of (...)

2014-08-25
25 underrated books on persuasion, influence and understanding human behavior

Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog. Reading good books remains (...)

2014-08-25
Automattic acquires WordPress security plugin BruteProtect

Automattic has acquired the BruteProtect plugin for protecting against malicious attacks to your WordPress installation. The company (...)

2014-08-25
Foursquare users can now add expiration dates to tips for time-limited advice

Tips on restaurants and stores can be useful ways of getting the most out of your experience, but sometimes they become outdated as (...)

2014-08-25
Audible for iOS gets a bright redesign, new Discover section and 30-second forward button

Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon, today updated its iOS app with a much-needed redesign and a handful of new features (...)

2014-08-25
Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos

Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way (...)

2014-08-25
Pinterest releases new analytics dashboard with deeper insights for all business accounts

Following Instagram, Pinterest today launched a series of new analytics tools to help businesses measure and analyze the performance (...)

2014-08-25
Jimmy Carter Talks Preventable Disease at Social Good Summit 2014

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will join the Social Good Summit this year via a special video message. Also the founder of The (...)

2014-08-25
Acorns for iPhone wants to help you get rich by micro-investing your spare change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of (...)

2014-08-25
Note-taking app Evernote adds beautiful desk tidies to its online store

Evernote today expanded Market, a range of premium products and accessories designed to compliment its cross-platform note-taking (...)

2014-08-25
ArcSoft Simplicam: A solid Dropcam rival with face detection and cloud recording

In the personal connected camera market, Google-owned Dropcam is the company to beat with its well-designed hardware and premium cloud (...)

2014-08-25
Netflix pushes to block the Comcast-Time Warner merger, submitting a ‘Petition to Deny’ to the FCC

Netflix has made no secret of its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, previously calling it ‘anti-competitive’. (...)

2014-08-25
Can You Distinguish Fake Coffee From The Real Stuff?

Twigs. Wheat. Corn. As coffee prices balloon, one chemist has designed a test to track down the foul play lurking in your cup.Wheat. (...)

2014-08-25

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