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Simply marbleous: Gorgeous images of marbleized paper

Deanna Paquette is a digital designer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted (...)

2014-04-09
Snupps for iOS is a more visual, social way to log and share your physical collections

Snupps, a new father-son startup based in London, has launched its iOS app for cataloguing all your worldly possessions today. Using (...)

2014-04-09
Shots puts a selfie inside a selfie for twice the fun

What’s more fun than a selfie? Why, a selfie within a selfie, of course. Shots, the app that seeks to exemplify the youth-oriented (...)

2014-04-09
Ooomf rebrands its website and mobile app development talent marketplace as Crew

Ooomf has been one of the more quirky startup names on the scene, but it’s getting a grown-up name – Crew – as it pivots away (...)

2014-04-09
BlackBerry CEO has ‘no intention’ of exiting smartphones ‘any time soon’, says Reuters quote was out of context

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His (...)

2014-04-09
Are you still making these 5 Twitter mistakes?

This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog. Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community (...)

2014-04-09
LISTEN up: RealNetworks’ music-based ringtone app launches in the US, but for T-Mobile customers only

Internet stalwart RealNetworks launched its LISTEN mobile app back in November, noting at the time that it was looking to “reinvent (...)

2014-04-09
Skype for Xbox One can now set profile pictures from Kinect or gamerpics, gets auto zoom enhancements

Skype today updated its Xbox One app with two new features and a slew of bug fixes, but just like the last update, this one still (...)

2014-04-09
This mini robot is actually a portable printer, and it could be yours for $180

Technology and the Internet allow us to work from anywhere in the world, but there are still some tasks that require an office or (...)

2014-04-09
Music streaming service Deezer adds Flow and Playlist Radio features, updates Mac beta

Music streaming service Deezer has launched a couple of new features today designed to allow users of the free version to make the (...)

2014-04-09
Birdback’s card-linked offers now at ‘hundreds’ of UK retailers thanks to deal with Affiliate Window

Birdback, a platform for claiming cashback and discounts for purchases made offline, has announced today that “hundreds” of UK (...)

2014-04-09
China’s UCWeb launches a PC browser that features integration with Alibaba’s shopping sites

After releasing a browser for smart TVs last month, China’s UCWeb has launched a PC browser today, as it seeks to capture as many (...)

2014-04-09
eBay UK introducing simpler fee structure and 20 free listings per month from May 13

Online auction site eBay has re-aligned its fee structures for UK users, allowing private sellers to list up to 20 items for free (...)

2014-04-09
Facebook’s two-pronged mobile messaging app strategy

Facebook is doubling down on its own messaging app after revealing plans to remove the messaging feature from its regular mobile apps, (...)

2014-04-09
Hands on with Carousel: Dropbox’s play to be the center of your photography world

If you have Dropbox, then Carousel, the mobile app, launched today, is its new best friend. If you’re using the Dropbox Camera (...)

2014-04-09
Google’s modular phone project begins to take flight as first resources for Ara are released

Project Ara, the modular smartphone initiative announced by Google last year, is taking shape after the first Module Developers Kit (...)

2014-04-08
How Google Humanizes Technology In The Workplace And You Can, Too

Technology keeps us from interacting face-to-face more often, but Google is changing the way we adapt to this new era of communication.The (...)

2014-04-08
36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather

We generally understand seasons as the annual ebb and flow between hot and cold temperatures. The design think tank Fabrica understands (...)

2014-04-08
This is the best Les Misérables parody from Microsoft you’ll ever see

Microsoft’s OneNote engineering team was very excited with their slew of announcements last month, including the release of a free (...)

2014-04-08
Automattic acquires long-form content aggregator Longreads

Automattic today announced it has acquired long-form content aggregator Longreads. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. (...)

2014-04-08
Meet Bossy, A Cute Desktop Assistant That Wants You To Be A Better Worker

The device is concept designed to show a future where our electronics can help us organize our work lives beyond just installing more (...)

2014-04-08
5 CSS Effects Libraries for Supercharging Your Designs

This is a roundup of some awesome open source projects dealing with CSS effects.The post 5 CSS Effects Libraries for Supercharging (...)

2014-04-08
Alibaba eyes digital content as its founder and other partners shell out $1b for Wasu Media stake

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba developed a smart TV operating system last year and started working with a number of partners to come (...)

2014-04-08
Singapore’s Starhub launches what it claims is the world’s first telco-backed crowdfunding platform

Singapore carrier StarHub announced the beta launch of a crowdfunding platform for Asia-based entrepreneurs today, called Crowdtivate. (...)

2014-04-08
Rocket Internet aims to clean up Germany’s domestic cleaning industry with Helpling

Incubator Rocket Internet is getting into the cleaning game with its latest clone of an existing business model. Helpling is launching (...)

2014-04-08
Get slick stats on how you use the Web with this browser plugin

Most people spend a fair amount of their lives online nowadays. But exactly how much of the Web do you browse  in, say, a week? I’d (...)

2014-04-08
Tastebuds for iPhone helps you date people based on a shared taste in music

Launched four years ago, Tastebuds is a relative veteran of the London tech scene, offering what we previously noted was Last.fm-powered (...)

2014-04-08
3 things you need to know about making a marketing video convert

Daniel Glickman is CMO of PowToon, an animated videos & presentations platform. In this brilliant digital era, consumers are (...)

2014-04-07
Hands-on with Glowdeck, a beautiful 3-in-1 wireless charger, speaker and notification center

Notification centers, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless charging docks are nothing new – but the concepts find a common place in (...)

2014-04-07
Chrome 34 launches with support for responsive images, unprefixed Web Audio, and importing supervised users

Google today released Chrome version 34 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version includes support for responsive images, an unprefixed (...)

2014-04-07
Distiller’s whisky-drinking companion app is now served on Android too

Back in February, we brought you news on Distiller for iPhone, which we said was striving to be the ultimate whisky-drinker’s companion. (...)

2014-04-07
What Alibaba’s IPO means for e-tailing in the US

Julia Q. Zhu is Founder of  Observer Solutions, a China-focused e-commerce consulting and research firm. You can reach out her (...)

2014-04-07
UX designers: Side drawer navigation could be costing you half your user engagement

Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of zeebox, the social network for TV. So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or (...)

2014-04-07
This startup wants to arm firefighters with iPads and real-time data

Charlie Jacobson has been a volunteer firefighter since he was sixteen. But fighting flames represents only one of the student’s (...)

2014-04-07
Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad highlights integrated collaboration between the desktop and tablet

The first thing you need to know about Adobe’s new Lightroom Mobile for iPad is its mission: The app is an adjunct to the desktop (...)

2014-04-07
6 Things Radio Can Teach Us About Online Meetings

The need to connect with geographically-remote colleagues is nothing new. Here are six tips to improve your online meetings, from (...)

2014-04-07
5 Things Radio Can Teach Us About Online Meetings

The need to connect with geographically-remote colleagues is nothing new. Here are five tips to improve your online meetings, from (...)

2014-04-07
Spotify arrives in the Philippines, where you’ll pay just $3 a month for a Premium subscription

Music streaming service Spotify is taking another step forward in Asia after it officially launched in the Philippines today on mobile (...)

2014-04-07
EU legislation ordering operators to retain user records declared invalid by Court of Justice

Service operators in Europe may no longer be forced to keep records of their users’ communications activity for up to two years, (...)

2014-04-07
DueDil updates its business info lookup API to include advanced search options

DueDil, the platform with information on over 9 million UK businesses and 15 million directors, has announced that the third version (...)

2014-04-07
Microsoft is one step closer to completing its $7.2B Nokia deal after gaining China’s approval

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia devices and services business took a big step towards completion after the Ministry of Commerce (...)

2014-04-07
Google I/O 2014 registration dates pushed back by a week — now open April 15-18

Google was scheduled to open the ‘lottery’ for tickets to its upcoming Google I/O event in the early hours of today – April (...)

2014-04-07
Yahoo’s latest redesign messes up Flickr’s Creative Commons metadata, but Boing Boing has a fix

Yahoo-owned photo site Flickr hosts a wide collection of photos under Creative Commons terms, but a redesign late last month has (...)

2014-04-07
Korea’s SparkLabs is launching a hardware-focused accelerator program later this year

Korea-based accelerator program and investment company SparkLabs is widening its stable further after revealing plans to run its (...)

2014-04-07
Adobe launches Lightroom Mobile for iPad, but you must be a Creative Cloud subscriber to use it

Adobe’s hotly anticipated Lightroom Mobile—the iPad version of its professional desktop photo management and editing software—has (...)

2014-04-07
Microsoft ends support for Windows XP and Office 2003

Microsoft’s support for two major products ends today: Windows XP and Office 2003. As a result, the company will no longer release (...)

2014-04-07
OpenSSL has a critical security vulnerability that needs to be patched right away

The OpenSSL project has just disclosed a devastating security flaw in the protocol that could expose the cryptographic keys and private (...)

2014-04-06
USAID gives its side following reports of subversive government-funded “Cuban Twitter”

On the heels of reports that the US government tried to create a social network in Cuba to destabilize the government, USAID has published (...)

2014-04-06

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