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How The Fourth Dimension Of Sound Is Being Used For Live Concerts

New 4-D sound systems envelope listeners in an interactive ocean of music. Electronic artist Max Cooper talks to Co.Labs about his (...)

2013-12-06
Google Play gift cards come to Japan, offering up to ¥20,000 ($195) per card

There’s good news for Android fans in Japan after Google Play gift cards were introduced there for the first time today. The vouchers (...)

2013-12-09
Here is everything Google changed from Android 4.4 to Android 4.4.1

Because Android is open source, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP lets anyone explore the source for Google’s mobile platform, (...)

2013-12-08
Path for Android now lets you share moments to WordPress blogs

Private social networking app Path is adding a new option to its sharing feature that allows users to post moments directly to WordPress. (...)

2013-12-07
10 surprising new Twitter stats to help you reach more followers

This post was originally published on the Buffer blog. Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats (...)

2013-12-07
TechBritain unveils a revamped interactive map of the UK startup scene

It’s been almost a year since TechBritain unveiled its interactive map of the UK tech startup world, letting users explore local (...)

2013-12-07
A Suit Designed To Make Transgender Men And Butch Women Feel Handsome

There has long been a dearth of clothing tailored to trans and butch communities. But a spate of new companies is changing that.Over (...)

2013-12-06
Google News mobile on Android and iOS revamped with customization options, simple navigation, weather, and more

Google today announced it has revamped its Google News mobile Web app for users running Android and iOS. The new version will be rolling (...)

2013-12-06
This Artificial Hand Gives Wearers A Sense Of Touch

Researchers have been working on an artificial hand that can convey real touch sensations to a user.Artificial limb technology has (...)

2013-12-06
Apple Stores fitted with iBeacon transmitters in the US to give you optional in-store notifications

Apple has introduced a new technology called iBeacon to 254 of its retail stores in the US, enabling personalized notifications via (...)

2013-12-06
Which social networks are people using to get breaking news?

Anna Francis is the Content and Social Media Specialist at Blueclaw. How do you usually find breaking news, or consume news in general? (...)

2013-12-06
This is the world’s first Google Glass fart app

Google Glass developer Hung Truong has built GlassFart, which he claims to be the world’s first fart app for the world’s currently (...)

2013-12-06
When in doubt, raise your product’s price to improve your business

Drew Myler is Interaction Designer at Signal, a Chicago-based provider of mobile marketing technology. This article is part of (...)

2013-12-06
Google says 91.4% of non-spam emails sent to Gmail users are now authenticated using antiphishing standards

Google today declared that after almost a decade of fighting phishing emails, the Internet-wide efforts are finally paying off. The (...)

2013-12-06
Google finally releases the 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook for $438 in India

Google released the Samsung Chromebook in India today, following the HP Chromebook 14 and Acer C720 in October. The 11.6-inch Chrome (...)

2013-12-06
Google Patent Will Let Software Do Your Socializing

Google has filed a patent for a software bot that would control your social media presence The software would first learn your (...)

2013-12-05
Finally, A Serious Critique Of iPhone Fart Apps

What happens when you have one of the most famous game designers of all time critique $1 fart apps? Hilarity, grounded in plenty of (...)

2013-12-05
Android 4.4.1 now rolling out with camera improvements for the Nexus 5

Google today announced it has started rolling out Android 4.4.1 for the Nexus 5. The update is meant to improve the camera on the (...)

2013-12-05
Twitter reportedly making its service accessible on non-Internet accessible mobile phones

Twitter is reportedly partnering with a Singapore-based startup to make its service accessible on more devices — especially those (...)

2013-12-05
Google Search for Android and iOS gets French, German, and Japanese voice support

Google today updated its Search app for Android and iOS with expanded voice support: in addition to English, the app now understands (...)

2013-12-05
The Next Web is hiring a creative tech writer, based in the US or Canada

In early 2014 we’ll be launching a unique new channel here at The Next Web. Without letting too much out of the bag, it requires (...)

2013-12-05
David Cameron offers UK Exceptional Talent visa route to tech leaders, as Tech City gets 300Mbps 4G

British Prime Minister David Cameron will allow Tech City, a government-backed body that promotes technology companies across London, (...)

2013-12-05
This Popular Flashlight App Has Been Secretly Your Sharing Location And Device ID

More than 50 million users were left in the dark about how Brightest Flashlight shared their location and device information with (...)

2013-12-05
With Michron, Even Amateurs Can Master Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography has been largely reserved for experts until now.Instagram and Snapchat have turned all of us into photographers. (...)

2013-12-05
Taco Bell, The Late Todd Mills, And The Actual Invention Of The Doritos Locos Taco

A corporate clarification raises questions.On Wednesday, Fast Company covered the passing of Todd Mills, a man who thought taco shells (...)

2013-12-05
SoulCycle Founders: You Know Your Business Better Than Your Critics Do

How did SoulCycle make spinning cool again? Cofounders and CEOs Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler trusted their instincts.When Julie (...)

2013-12-05
Google now lets you download a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data

Google today rolled out a long-requested feature: being able to download a copy of your Gmail and Google Calendar data. The new feature (...)

2013-12-05
Add some holiday cheer to your photos with Google+’s new Auto-Awesome filters: Twinkle and Snow

Just in time for the holiday season, Google is releasing two new ways to spice up your photos. In a Google+ post, software engineer (...)

2013-12-05
Here are the advisors that will help Twilio bring telephony tech to non-profits

Twilio is moving full-steam ahead on its non-profit foundation to make cloud-based telephony technology accessible to social good (...)

2013-12-05
Stevie’s social TV platform hits Android, and now lets you beam channels to the big screen via Apple TV

Stevie, the oddly-named TV-focused startup that emerged from Microsoft’s Azure Accelerator in Israel in early 2012, has announced (...)

2013-12-05
8 Brands Rocking Snapchat

Mobile apps such as Twitter, Vine, Instagram and Snapchat are turning traditional media marketing upside down, challenging brands (...)

2013-12-05
A One-Stop Shop For Cheating (Ahem, Homework Help) Is Now Available On The iPhone

Slader crowdsources the correct answers to questions in hundreds of popular high school textbooks from the students themselves, making (...)

2013-12-04
How Square Is Structured For Rapid Decisions, Awesome Products

How big of a difference does the size and composition of a team make? For one, it changes the whole way decisions are made.Over the (...)

2013-12-05
Twitter strikes up partnership with Deutsche Telekom, new widget on the way

Twitter has formed a strategic partnership with German mobile operator Deutsche Telekom, which will result in the operator offering (...)

2013-12-05
Google Search for Android can now show results from inside third-party apps and Google Play app listings

Google today announced a big update to Google Search for Android that will make it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for, (...)

2013-12-04
Why Twitter should focus on even more local features

Jonathan Barouch is the CEO and Founder of location-based analytics application Local Measure. I had an unusual experience this morning (...)

2013-12-04
Zombie Drones! Hacker Finds A Way To Hijack UAVs

A notorious hacker has created "SkyJack," which can hijack drones and turn them into a drone botnet.Samy Kamkar, a hacker best known (...)

2013-12-04
The Doctor, Veterinarian, And Lactation Specialist Will See You Now--On Video Chat

With services like Google Helpouts, house calls are back in a big, modern way.When Google launched Helpouts in November, it opened (...)

2013-12-04
John Maeda, Innovative President Of RISD, Departs For Silicon Valley

The design legend swaps East Coast academia for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and eBay.After just six years as president of (...)

2013-12-04
Google Calendar taps Maps for location autocomplete suggestions, and shows relevant events as you search

Google has announced a handful of updates for Google Calendar today, as it looks to make it quicker for users to manually complete (...)

2013-12-04
Moto X with $150 discount sells out in nine minutes, deal will go live again on Monday

Motorola today offered $150 off a Moto X on any carrier, with no contract required. The company just revealed it has sold out of $349 (...)

2013-12-04
Why Openness To Experience Is The Key To Creativity

Want to be more creative? Open yourself up to more experiences.Many successful creative people have the same personality trait in (...)

2013-12-04
This Scientist Uses The New York Times Archive To Eerily, Accurately Predict The Future

Kira Radinsky has written an algorithm that dissects old news stories and other Internet postings to look for past cause and effect, (...)

2013-12-04
TweetsPie for Android updated with new look: It’s Twitter for people that really don’t have time

TweetsPie has been around for a little while already for Android and iOS, but at the end of last month a redesign of its Android app (...)

2013-12-04
Google’s Knowledge Graph expands to cars with facts, specifications, and pricing for different configurations

Google today announced an update to its Knowledge Graph feature: you can now search for cars and get quick information without leaving (...)

2013-12-04
New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor César Hidalgo, aims to make a wide swath of government economic data (...)

2013-12-04
What’s Android creator Andy Rubin’s next big Google project? Robots.

Amazon’s drone delivery experiment headlined the news earlier this week, but it seems that the next generation of technology is (...)

2013-12-04
18 Artistic Pairs of Side-By-Side Photographs

We challenged you to share your most compelling diptych photographs this week. As always, we saw some incredible submissions. There (...)

2013-12-03

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