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Will Steven Spielberg Stick with "Halo" Now That Don Mattrick Left Xbox?

With his dear friend and colleague now heading up Zynga, Hollywood wonders if the Oscar-winning powerhouse will still want to adapt (...)

2013-07-18
Your Career Won’t Be Predictable, And That’s A Good Thing

There is no gold watch in your future. Careers just aren’t as predictable as they once were. Here’s how you can manage. (...)

2013-07-18
Everything Wrong With Every Movie You’ve Seen In The Last Decade (And The Art Of Going Negative)

Popular for its "Everything Wrong With ________" series, CinemaSins is a Youtube channel and website devoted to enumerating all (...)

2013-07-18
Google’s Chrome App Launcher is now live for Windows users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services (...)

2013-07-18
How I Earned A Lot More on Projects by Changing My Pricing Strategy

What does it take to make more money in your web design projects? All it might take is a simple change in thinking and a new strategy (...)

2013-07-18
China’s Sina increases its focus on social commerce with plans to launch online banking services

Sina, the Chinese tech giant behind microblogging platform Sina Weibo, announced yesterday that it will roll out an online banking (...)

2013-07-18
Coming this September: Social Data Week to help you make sense of the social data revolution

Social data is fast becoming a valuable commodity for individuals and businesses alike. Social Data Week is a global series of events (...)

2013-07-18
A Watch That Tells You The Time Just By Feeling

Designed for the blind (but good for anyone who needs to know the time without rudely looking at your watch), the Bradley uses (...)

2013-07-17
This Chair Will Not Be Pulled Out From Under You

Despite appearances, designer Peter Bristol’s Cut Chair is stable, his secret seating arrangements revealed. Visual sleight (...)

2013-07-18
Google Q2 2013 misses expectations at revenues of $14.11B and EPS of $9.56

After its stock hit an all-time high earlier this week, Google announced its Q2 2013 earnings results, including unimpressive, but (...)

2013-07-17
Private social network Path comes to the Kindle Fire HD

Path has today announced that it’s shipping a version of its social network app for the Kindle Fire, but that only the HD versions (...)

2013-07-17
A Concept-Through-Production Crowdsourcing Effort Yields Coca-Cola’s “Smile Back”

The short video has a crew of young people seeking smiles all over the world. “They had to be able to take a little rejection,” (...)

2013-07-17
Mapping The Impact Of Extreme Weather On Energy Infrastructure

When storms come, the power goes out. New government maps will help utilities track potential outages in real time. With the (...)

2013-07-17
A Tea Party That Encourages Random Acts Of Kindness

Clare Twomey sets up tea for 1,550--and an artful way to promote good deeds--at London’s Foundling Museum. It would be (...)

2013-07-17
Yahoo buys Beijing-based social analytics startup Ztelic to bolster R&D team

Yahoo has acquired Chinese social analytics startup Ztelic in an effort to bulk up its R&D staff in Beijing. Ztelic founder Hao (...)

2013-07-17
Heineken is Offering Exciting Free Vacations...But Only To The Truly Spontaneous

Would you change your travel plans on the spot? Want a free trip to…Morocco? Cyprus? Laos? Heineken is paying. But there’s (...)

2013-07-17
As WebTV Gets Deprecated, A Prayer For Smart TV

What on earth makes a “smart” TV? It’s worth asking that question this week, on the heels of the deprecation of (...)

2013-07-17
Pail Fire: This New Dyson Vacuum Is Also A Mop

The company on a relentless quest for cool and clean rolls out the Hard DC56--and ushers in an end to drippy, wet mops and buckets. (...)

2013-07-17
A Clever App To Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Even for people with green cards, the path to citizenship is long, rocky, and incredibly confusing. CitizenshipWorks is here to (...)

2013-07-17
Here’s how London’s other ‘Tech City’ in Croydon has fared in its first 6 months

If you think about the UK tech startup scene, London’s Tech City in the east of town will probably jump to mind. But look a little (...)

2013-07-17
Forget Spotify--Here Are Four Services To Make Your Band Some Cash

Spotify is taking punches from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke because bands need a way to make money. Here are a few music monetization (...)

2013-07-17
The Kids Are Alright: Millennials Want Meaningful Jobs That Fix Social Problems

Today’s high schoolers are less materialistic and more community-minded than their predecessors. But don’t get too (...)

2013-07-17
From Comic-Con: A New Transmedia App That Blurs Reality

Top game world talent director Keith Arem has helped propel games like Call of Duty to global blockblusters. Now he’s poised (...)

2013-07-17
Meet The Strategist Of Team Pilot: Juuso Myllyrinne

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

2013-07-17
From Mushrooms To Aquaponics, How Back To The Roots Is Taking Over Home Growing

The AquaFarm is a miniature aquaponics factory for your kitchen. It’s just the latest in the company’s plan to help (...)

2013-07-17
A Collapsible Bike Helmet That Cyclists Might Actually Want To Wear

People don’t wear bike helmets often enough because they’re bulky and ugly. Not so with the Closca, a newsboy-inspired (...)

2013-07-17
The Business Side Of Building Your API Platform

Ten years ago, if two companies wanted to work together, they would need to get their technical teams in the same room and figure (...)

2013-07-17
Long Island Landscapers, Tanners And Clam Kings Among New PBS (Fake) Reality Shows

Earlier this summer, PBS posters advertised fake TV shows to comment on the abysmal quality of most reality programming; now, the (...)

2013-07-17
While You’re Cutting Calories, Health Apps Are Giving Away Your Personal Data

You can learn a lot about a person from their exercise and eating habits. Health apps know this--and so do marketers. Ah, the (...)

2013-07-17
Oh, Heavens: An Awe-Inspiring Show Of Space Photography

The "Visions of the Universe" exhibition at London’s National Maritime Museum delivers the stars. When a generation sat (...)

2013-07-17
This Rad Concrete Skin Turns Your iPhone Into Moon Rock

The Luna Case for iPhone 5: a giant leap for novel iPhone accessories. Excepting a few choice examples, novelty iPhone accessories (...)

2013-07-17
There Is A Farmer’s Market In The Shade Of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

Dubai isn’t a place you would associate with fresh produce, but in the shadow of the world’s tallest building, you (...)

2013-07-17
Here’s the letter Apple, Google, Microsoft and others sent to the US government over data requests

A letter signed by some of the most prolific US-based technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google has been sent to the (...)

2013-07-17
Infographic: How Money Rules Elections

We all know that money influences politics, but just how much cash are we talking about? We can talk policy until we’re (...)

2013-07-17
The Hardest Word: Why Saying No Is Key To Your Long-Term Success

We’re all conditioned to avoid conflict and say yes to even counterproductive requests and assignments. Janet Kestin and (...)

2013-07-17
Southeast Asia: Where tech companies step up to fill the Series A investment gap

Earlier today, Singapore-based online grocer Redmart closed a Series A round of more than $3 million to take its total investment (...)

2013-07-17
Google Play Music All Access streaming service launches in Australia and New Zealand

Google Play Music All Access has landed in Australia and New Zealand today, giving listeners full access to the firm’s subscription-based (...)

2013-07-17
Tencent partners with China Unicom in Guangdong to offer new SIM card with WeChat data

Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind the popular WeChat messenger, will collaborate with domestic telecom service China Unicom to (...)

2013-07-17
Adobe Social update brings predictive publishing and integration with Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn

Adobe today launched its updated social marketing platform. With this release, Adobe Social is now featuring social predictive publishing (...)

2013-07-17
Google cleared of unfairly using Android to aid its search business in Korea

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission watchdog has acquitted Google of anti-competitive charges following a two-year-long investigation, (...)

2013-07-17
Twitter’s mobile app now censors sensitive media by default

Twitter quietly updated its mobile app for iOS and Android earlier this month to now hide “sensitive material” behind a warning (...)

2013-07-16
A huge coalition of tech companies unites to petition the US government for more NSA transparency

Silicon Valley tech giants have united against a common cause: seeking greater transparency from the US’s National Security Agency (...)

2013-07-17
Don’t Be Evil: Why It’s Time To Do Something About Online Prostitution

Dating these days is like shopping on Amazon. You go online and check out profiles on OKCupid, Grindr, Blendr, or Tinder, you look (...)

2013-07-16
Can Cooper Union Find A Way To Continue Free Tuition And Its Social Mission?

After months of protests over the decision that the school would no longer be a strict meritocracy, where anyone could attend free (...)

2013-07-16
Funny Or Die Corrects Rolling Stone’s Controversial Cover

As was the intention, Rolling Stone caught lots of attention with its new cover, which features Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (...)

2013-07-16
Watch: A Dead Sculpture Comes To Life, Thanks To 3-D Projectors

Simple geometric shapes transform into interactive entities of pure light. It makes us wonder, how could 3-D projection augment (...)

2013-07-16
Have Spare Office Space? Why Not Host A Startup For A Month Or Two?

PivotDesk lets you find a place for your startup without splurging for office space you might never end up needing (or, better (...)

2013-07-16
Infographic: The Claimed Vs. Actual Net Worth Of Rappers

"I see the future but live for the moment, make sense don’t it. Now make dollars, I mean billions. I’m a genius, I (...)

2013-07-16

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