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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
Disney Turns Your Desk Into An Interactive 3-D Playground

A prototype camera-projector setup brings storybooks, board games, and physical desktops to life. Disney,a company that knows (...)

2013-07-16
Watch The Trailer For The Julian Assange Biopic “The Fifth Estate”

Spoiler alert: Benedict Cumberbatch plays an arrogant guy with an accent and a superiority complex. The trailer for the Julian (...)

2013-07-16
Compulsive Viewing: These Pics Put OCD On Full Display

A still-life series captures the look of larger-than-life anxieties--in a world where order is imposed on peas. John William (...)

2013-07-16
Chrome 28 for iOS is out: Open links in other Google apps, enhanced voice search, fullscreen on iPad, and more

A week after Chrome 28 on the desktop and Chrome 28 for Android, Google today announced the release of Chrome 28 for iOS, adding the (...)

2013-07-16
A Camera For Capturing Smells For You To Sniff Later

A picture captures just a fleeting moment in time, but very little of what makes a moment special. What if you could also use some (...)

2013-07-16
Think You Know What’s Going To Happen In “Breaking Bad?” Prove It With “Betting Bad”

Having a quantifiable score to prove how well you can predict Walter White’s future beats bookmarking your old tweets, anyway. (...)

2013-07-16
Those Miles Per Gallon Claims May Not Be What They Seem

A newly discovered "MPG Gap" might mean that your car is using a lot more fuel than you were told it would. The whole point (...)

2013-07-16
Google is holding a press event with Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai on July 24

Google has just sent out invitations to members of the media inviting them to an event on July 24 in San Francisco to have breakfast (...)

2013-07-16
Should Apple Finally Open Up To Journalists?

I worked at Apple for five years and have stayed in touch with many of the people I knew there. Over the last few years as a journalist, (...)

2013-07-16
5 Rules For Growing Your Business Like A Baller (And Making A Great Meatball)

Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will open their fifth Meatball Shop this summer and here they share their insight on growth, (...)

2013-07-16
National League MVP Buster Posey On His New Mobile Game Buster Bash PRO

So far this month, Buster Posey has caught a no-hitter, won a National League Player of the Week award, brought his batting average (...)

2013-07-16
A Lush Line Of Travel Goods, Designed For The Attention Economy

Octovo, a new startup from Ammunition, debuts a collection aimed at focusing your attention where it belongs: on your life. (...)

2013-07-16
Can This Patch Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes?

The Kite Patch attaches to your clothes and puts out a chemical that masks you from the bugs. And the company is hoping you’ll (...)

2013-07-16
Gaming the System: An Actor And Writer Find Unexpected Careers In The Shadow Of Comic-Con

How an MFA thesis that became a hit fringe show that became a gaming convention that’s becoming a web series, created full-blown (...)

2013-07-16
How The Met’s New Chief Digital Officer Plans To Connect The Physical To The Digital

Digital journalism pioneer Sree Sreenivasan has been hired by the museum to help bring it into the Internet age. What’s his (...)

2013-07-16
The Surprisingly Beautiful Insides Of Deadly Bullets

It’s not something people usually think about when there’s a gun to their head, but ammunition is actually beautiful. (...)

2013-07-16
Infographic: Surname Map of America Shows You Where The Smiths, Johnsons And Garcias Live

National Geographic breaks America down by last name. Want to know where your surname namesakes live across the United States? (...)

2013-07-16
Could This Idiotic Product Help “The Internet Of Things” Go Mainstream?

Egg Minder might be dumb product design, but as a piece of mass communication about web-connected products, it just might be genius. (...)

2013-07-16
Zaha Hadid To Make Her New York Debut On The High LIne

After designing buildings in Michigan and Moscow, Hadid hits Starchitect Row. Nearly a decade since she won a Pritzker and hit (...)

2013-07-16
European Commission says Google’s proposals to fix anti-competitive behavior don’t go far enough

The European Commission hinted in May that Google’s proposals to fix the way it handles search results, deemed to be anti-competitive, (...)

2013-07-16
Grand St. raises the curtain, opens its curated technology marketplace to the public

Creative technology shop Grand St. is opening its doors to the public after operating in “invite-only” mode for the past eight (...)

2013-07-16
How mobile technology is transforming Africa

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Rudy de Waele, CEO of Nyota Media. You can follow him as @mtrends on Twitter. I started investigating (...)

2013-07-16
Google Maps update for iOS rolls out with iPad support, enhanced navigation and indoor mapping

Google has started gradually rolling out an updated version of Google Maps on iOS, according to various reports, after the new Google (...)

2013-07-16
Google opens the new Maps preview for desktop to everyone, still won’t share a final release date

Google today announced it is opening up the new Google Maps preview to everyone. All you have to do is head to maps.google.com/preview, (...)

2013-07-15
Ohai for App.net is a simple journal app to log your check-ins on your iPhone

App.net, the platform/social network/API that launched to much fanfare last August following a successful crowdfunding campaign, hit (...)

2013-07-15
Ex-Defense Department Deputy Creates Anti-Snowden Phone

In the age of the NSA, WikiLeaks, and News Corp., everyone from average consumers to business executives to government officials (...)

2013-07-15
Infographic: A Wounded Veteran’s Absurdly Long Wait For Benefits

Think the U.S. is taking good care of its wounded vets? Your mind will change when you see the cold, hard data. When a U.S. (...)

2013-07-15
Check It, Proust: A “Camera” That Captures Memorable Smells

Forget Instagram. One designer envisions a scent-capturing device that aims to preserve the smell of your favorite memories. (...)

2013-07-15
An Instant One-Man Band Kit Twists and Slams The Solo Show

The new Plug + Play kit is for performers who stand alone--to deliver all the light and sound drama of a full band. Bert, as (...)

2013-07-16
Rahat, Dodger, Meekakitty And Other YouTube Personalities Get A Taste Of Dorm Living At Bullseye University

Target houses the YouTube stars under one roof and livestreams their activities to promote back-to-college shopping. A new dorm (...)

2013-07-15
A Tall Order? This Book Takes The Form Of A Sandwich

Hold the mustard (book), as reading material hams it up. There are coffee table books, and then there’s the Sandwich Book. (...)

2013-07-15

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