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Barnes & Noble launches its Samsung-developed Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, starts at $179

Following a recent tease, Samsung and Nook have finally teamed up to announce the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. It’s aimed at those who want (...)

2014-08-19
Uber opens an API for third-party developers to integrate its on-demand transportation services

As rumored, Uber is launching an API that will allow developers to integrate its on-demand transport services into their own applications. (...)

2014-08-19
How to Use the 7 Least Popular Emoji

Far away from our beloved smiley faces, hearts and various anthropomorphic cats are those other emoji — hidden away in the (...)

2014-08-19
On sexual harassment in the tech industry

Yesterday, Valleywag published an article about an email that was sent to New York-based Gesche Haas by Pavel Curda, an investor (...)

2014-08-19
New Data Visualization Tool Helps You Fight The Man

Annotate socioeconomic snapshots of America, block by block, with Justice MapDeep-pocketed political activists have no problem marshaling (...)

2014-08-19
27 of the best Chrome extensions you should check out today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d (...)

2014-08-19
7 Neglected Emoji, and How You Can Use Them

Far away from our beloved smiley faces, hearts and various anthropomorphic cats are those other emoji — hidden away in the (...)

2014-08-19
Google adds some of Iceland’s breathtaking waterfalls and geysers to Street View

Google has added yet more awe-inspiring imagery to its Street View repository. The latest batch of high-resolution photos were captured (...)

2014-08-19
The 10 best startups from Y Combinator’s summer 2014 mega-demo day

Something happens to you when you sit through 75 Y Combinator startups all vying for press coverage and investment dollars. Well, (...)

2014-08-19
China’s Youku Tudou now serves 500 million users per month, half of YouTube’s reach

Youku Tudou, often viewed as a Chinese version of YouTube, just announced that it is now reaching over 500 million monthly unique (...)

2014-08-19
In Wake of James Foley Beheading Video, Journalists Rush to Self-Censor

It took only minutes before screenshots of a video claiming to show the brutal murder of James Foley spread widely on Twitter. Just (...)

2014-08-18
Snapchat reportedly planning a service for brands to share videos, news and ads

Snapchat has earned the favor of the coveted teen demographic, but can it turn engagement into money? The Wall Street Journal reports (...)

2014-08-18
Fighting The Endless Spread Of Ebola Misinformation On Social Media

This is how an epidemic unfolds online: with rumors, scientific fact, and prayers all mixed together. Patrick Sawyer, with his daughters (...)

2014-08-18
Marginal gains: How making 1 percent improvements on tiny things adds up

James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your (...)

2014-08-18
Mailbox for OS X enters public beta with new features, including snooze to device and Auto Swipe

In the 1990s email was a quaint way of chatting with few friends. It was great. Then technology, as it always does, marched forward (...)

2014-08-18
Google launches a Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone to help you create 360º images

Google’s existing camera app already brought photo spheres to Android users, and now the internet giant has introduced a dedicated (...)

2014-08-18
‘Will it go viral?’: The one user test mobile app developers should run

Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social (...)

2014-08-18
Yeah, that controversial app redesign is going REALLY smoothly...

Every time a tech company launches a controversial new app redesign, you KNOW what’s happening behind the scenes… Every week, Vooza (...)

2014-08-18
Batch process common photo tasks with Reformator for Mac

Overmacs, makers of the PhotoSweeper photo duplicate eradicator, has launched another extremely useful utility aimed at photographers. Reformator (...)

2014-08-18
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the company’s board of directors in order to focus on his new role as owner (...)

2014-08-18
HTC One (M8) for Windows officially launched as a Verizon exclusive, available today for $99 up-front

HTC has confirmed what we’ve all known for a little while now: it is launching a Windows Phone 8-based version of its flagship Android (...)

2014-08-18
Last chance: Get lifetime access to OSTraining’s Web development video tutorials

There’s never been a better opportunity to teach yourself Web development — whether you want to get up to speed with HTML, CSS (...)

2014-08-18
Myo integrates its gesture-tracking armband with Google Glass and other smartglasses

Thalmic Labs has added support for smartglasses to its Myo gesture control armband. Supported headsets include Google Glass, Recon (...)

2014-08-18
Blurb branches out to low-cost trade books, e-books and mass distribution via Ingram

Since its launch in 2006, Blurb, the independent publishing pioneer of print-on-demand artistic tabletop tomes and illustrated magazines, (...)

2014-08-18
WikiWand makes Wikipedia beautiful

Wikipedia is one of the Web’s most visited properties. From quantum mechanics to Laurel and Hardy, the online encyclopedia delivers (...)

2014-08-18
The ReddX app brings Reddit to the Xbox One

Xbox One users who are also fans of Reddit will be happy to know that Microsoft is launching a dedicated Reddit app for the game console, (...)

2014-08-18
The HTC Butterfly 2 is a 5-inch, mid-range phone that goes on sale in Asia next month

HTC has announced the Butterfly 2, a new 5-inch smartphone in its Butterfly range that will go on sale across Asia from next month. (...)

2014-08-18
Mixcloud enters the subscription fray with Premium and Pro services starting at $6.99/month

We’ve written before how Mixcloud has been setting out to shape the future of radio with a streaming platform for DJs, podcasters (...)

2014-08-18
Reddit is coming to the Xbox One with an official app

Xbox One users who are also fans of Reddit will be happy to know that Microsoft is launching a dedicated Reddit app for the game console, (...)

2014-08-18
Microsoft’s Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio helps developers quickly find code snippets and samples

Microsoft today launched a new plugin for Visual Studio called Bing Developer Assistant. The tool, which is available for both Visual (...)

2014-08-17
Data marketing 101: How startups can put their data to work

Shannon Byrne is the Content & PR Manager at Mention, where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. (...)

2014-08-17
Facebook confirms it is testing stickers in comments

Some Facebook users are now able to add stickers when posting comments on the social network. We contacted Facebook to learn more, (...)

2014-08-17
Google launches Website Call Conversions to let advertisers track calls from websites following ad clicks

Google today launched a new AdWords tool called Website Call Conversions, which lets advertisers identify and measure calls from their (...)

2014-08-17
Watch How The Twitter Conversation Of #Ferguson Spread Across America

It almost looks like a nuclear war played out on the Internet.Since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was brutally gunned down by (...)

2014-08-17
7 ways to cultivate your daily blogging practice

Paul Jarvis experiments with words and design. His latest book is called The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better art. It’s all (...)

2014-08-17
Cloud Imperium hits $50 million in crowdfunding for its space sim video game Star Citizen

Cloud Imperium has soared past the $50 million crowdfunding mark for its highly ambitious space simulation video game Star Citizen. (...)

2014-08-17
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange plans to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London ‘soon’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange dropped a bombshell today, after revealing that he plans to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London (...)

2014-08-17
Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice hits the UK to help you switch between reading and listening to ebooks

Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice has been around for a while already, and now it’s available in the UK too. To recap, Whispersync (...)

2014-08-17
Dolphin wants to be more than a window to the Web – it plans to be a channel for all your content

Mobile browsers are solidifying their importance amidst the mobile revolution, as more and more people access the internet via their (...)

2014-08-17
What Aereo should do to stay alive and innovate the TV industry

Most great businesses need to go though a moment of snatching victory from the jaw of defeat. Apple lost the PC race, only to innovate (...)

2014-08-16
Here are 11 of the first services to use Product Hunt’s API

Product Hunt, the increasingly popular website that helps you discover new apps and services, is about to grow its presence on the (...)

2014-08-16
Exploring a new place? Moovit now provides trip information as you ride public transport.

Moovit, an app we’ve written about a few times which aims to become the ‘Waze for public transit,’ just got a major update that (...)

2014-08-16
Are you still just a wantrepreneur? 7 ways to validate your startup idea

Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at Xprt, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research (...)

2014-08-16
Use crowdsourced data to find what’s draining your iPhone battery

A new app called Normal might help you finally get to the bottom of your iPhone’s disappointing battery life. Unlike any other (...)

2014-08-15
How to find your friends at this year’s Burning Man festival

Ryan Matzner is the Director of Strategy at Fueled, a mobile design and development shop based in NYC and London. In just over a (...)

2014-08-15
How to be less selfish in the social media era

Max Ogles writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. He has a forthcoming e-book, “9 Ways to Motivate (...)

2014-08-15
The Pokémon Trading Card Game is coming to the iPad

Even as Nintendo continues to withhold some of our favorite gaming experiences from smartphones and tablets, here’s one ray of hope. (...)

2014-08-14
Google buys city guides app Jetpac, support to end on September 15

Google has acquired the team behind Jetpac, an iPhone app for crowdsourcing city guides from public Instagram photos. The app will (...)

2014-08-14

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