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GoPro Channel for Xbox One offers exclusive point-of-view action sports videos

GoPro is known for its range of durable and high-resolution cameras that help action sports athletes to document their latest death-defying (...)

2014-07-21
Google’s ‘Little Box Challenge’ to shrink a power inverter is now open for submissions

Google is looking to reward engineers and budding innovators for coming up with a more compact solution for transforming energy garnered (...)

2014-07-21
Wikia wants to bring out the true geek in you with its new collaborative mapping tool

Launched by Jimmy Wales way back in 2006, Wikia may not be as well-known as its not-for-profit big brother Wikipedia. But it still (...)

2014-07-21
Cannonball’s smart, visual email client is now available for iPhone users too

Following its launch for iPad back in October, Cannonball garnered quite a bit of fanfare for its slick email client that sifts out (...)

2014-07-21
Google gives Uber users in Philadelphia free in-car Wi-Fi

As part of its ongoing experiments with new and interesting add-on services, Uber is trialing a Wi-Fi service in its cars, kicking (...)

2014-07-21
Deepfreeze.io offers cheap long-term cloud storage, but you’d better not be in a hurry

Storing your personal documents, photos and anything else in the cloud is a notion that has made its way into mainstream awareness (...)

2014-07-21
Hands-on with Xiaomi’s $13 fitness band: A beautifully simple tracker that also unlocks your phone

Xiaomi jumped into the wearables fray today after it took the wraps off the Mi Band, a fitness band for only CNY79 ($13). At first (...)

2014-07-21
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer has joined the wearables fray as it unveiled today its very first wearable device, a fitness (...)

2014-07-21
Xiaomi unveils its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, with a metal frame

After a series of leaks and teases, popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi finally took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone, (...)

2014-07-21
StarHub’s crowdfunding platform goes live, offering entrepreneurs in Asia new options

Singapore’s StarHub announced what it claimed is the world’s first telco-backed crowdfunding platform in April, and today its Crowdtivate (...)

2014-07-21
WSJ: Apple ordering next-gen iPhones with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens

It looks like the next iPhones will be larger than the current generation as Apple prepares to battle rival Samsung for your holiday (...)

2014-07-20
Twitch for Android adds support for offline profiles and chat

Video game streaming service Twitch has released version 3.0 of its Android app, adding new profile pages and chatrooms for broadcasters (...)

2014-07-20
Netflix now has 50 million streaming subscribers

Netflix announced today (PDF) that it topped 50 million streaming subscribers during the second quarter of 2014. That’s a whole (...)

2014-07-20
Yahoo to acquire mobile ad platform and analytics firm Flurry

Yahoo has purchased mobile ad platform Flurry. The deal helps bolster the company’s mobile ad strategy and gives it access to an (...)

2014-07-20
‘Why I love to quit’

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

2014-07-20
How Facebook beat Wall Street with data and tripled its share price

Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks. Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech (...)

2014-07-20
Canva’s one-stop design platform can now be used on third-party sites

Users seeking to make their marketing posts more beautiful or prettify their own website headers could now have an easier method, (...)

2014-07-20
Here Comes the Social Networking Bride

Today’s bride is leveraging her social networking skills to make her dream day come true. A quick scroll through your Facebook (...)

2014-07-20
NakedWines tests same-day delivery in San Francisco for its crowdfunded wines

Wine crowdfunding platform NakedWines has begun testing same-day delivery for orders in San Francisco. Customers will need to place (...)

2014-07-20
Uber could be banned in Seoul in favor of the city’s own upcoming taxi-booking app

Uber’s business as it stands today in Seoul, South Korea, is under threat as local authorities consider banning the service from (...)

2014-07-20
Framed is pitching its 24″ and 40″ digital picture frames and an art marketplace on Kickstarter

The idea of a digital photo frame is hardly new, and the idea of having one connected to the internet has also been seen before. (...)

2014-07-20
On-demand: 11 subscription music streaming services compared

There’s no shortage of apps to help you discover new music. Some are slaves to algorithms, some depend on human-curation, while (...)

2014-07-20
Alibaba rolls out Apple Passbook-style feature and voice messages on its Alipay wallet app

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is keen on building up its payments service — not only in terms of overseas expansion but also (...)

2014-07-20
PackPoint’s popular packing list app is now available for iPhone

Going away on vacation can be a lot of fun, but the choresome process of packing your bags and making sure you have everything you (...)

2014-07-20
In China, more people now access the internet from a mobile device than a PC

China has been going through an explosive internet adoption period, with mobile playing a key role in getting people online. And now, (...)

2014-07-20
As Spotify passes one year in Asia, piracy is still its number one challenge

In April 2013, Spotify first entered Asia with its launches in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Now it’s been just slightly (...)

2014-07-20
Google begins allowing you to create Google Now reminders right from its search engine

One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, (...)

2014-07-20
Believe the hype: Smartwatches can deliver on their potential

It’s been a month since Google announced Android Wear at it’s annual I/O developer conference and I’ve been wearing the Samsung (...)

2014-07-19
Qplay is closing its internet video service less than 6 months after it launched

Qplay, the company that provides a media streaming TV adapter and mobile video app, is closing its service on July 25, less than (...)

2014-07-19
Overcoming the flawed paradigm of social media measurement

Rick Liebling is Head of Global Marketing for Unmetric, leading marketing initiatives across the brand, product and content communication (...)

2014-07-19
The 7 most deadly mistakes that smart marketers make

Ritika Puri is a content marketer, freelance business writer, and media entrepreneur.This post originally appeared on the Evergage (...)

2014-07-19
How to avoid getting burned when hiring overseas

Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, (...)

2014-07-18
The emotional involvement behind social media interactions

Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale. Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost (...)

2014-07-18
Exploring light, color, and design magic with Chuck Anderson

Odes Roberts is an in-house designer for Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been (...)

2014-07-18
Why the Internet of Things narrative has to change

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

2014-07-18
China’s Baidu takes on Google with new localized search engine in Brazil

Chinese internet giant Baidu has expanded its search empire to Brazil after it launched local-language search engine ‘Busca,’ (...)

2014-07-18
Electric Objects, seeking crazy ideas, launches artist in residence program

Electric Objects, the company behind the EO1 electronic art computer, has announced an artist in residence program designed to generate (...)

2014-07-17
YouTube for iOS now includes auto-generated playlists

Google has added its YouTube Mix feature for auto-generated playlists to its iOS app. To be clear, the feature isn’t brand new to (...)

2014-07-17
Twitter will soon give you access to your entire DM history via the iOS and Android apps

With more and more people using Twitter’s DM (Direct Messages) feature as a chat service, the company is working to upgrade the (...)

2014-07-17
Will light field photography replace DSLRs? Lytro’s CEO Jason Rosenthal says yes — eventually

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field (...)

2014-07-17
Why getting out of your comfort zone is hard (but not impossible)

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. You’ve heard people say you need to get out of your comfort zone, right? You (...)

2014-07-17
Xbox One August update to add new activity feed, mobile purchases, low battery notification, 3D Blu-ray, more

Microsoft today detailed what gamers can expect in the next Xbox One update, which is expected to arrive in August. There are eight (...)

2014-07-17
Dell starts accepting Bitcoin for online purchases from consumers and small businesses in the US

Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company (...)

2014-07-17
20 WordPress plugins for easier sharing, better posting and a more powerful blog

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s (...)

2014-07-17
Google Alerts is given another design overhaul with a focus on discoverability

You would’ve been forgiven for thinking Google Alerts were a thing of the past, but back in January the internet giant gave the (...)

2014-07-17
Getting beyond the use case: How to get the most out of customer interviews

Xiaochang Li is the cofounder of Somaware, an eyes-free, ears-free, hands-free wearable navigation device. This post is part of (...)

2014-07-17
Why Microsoft is closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft’s grand ambitions for original TV content are over. Yesterday, the company confirmed it would be closing Xbox Entertainment (...)

2014-07-17
Twitter To Acquire Payment Startup CardSpring

Deals you can snag instantly are coming to your Twitter feed.The focus on social commerce is getting intense: This week we learned (...)

2014-07-17

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