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Maybe It’s Not Such A Great Idea To Google Your STDs

Despite government protection of your health care data, new research shows that at least seven leading health sites leak your search (...)

2013-07-14
These Mind-Blowingly Elaborate Plant Sculptures Are Not CGI

The Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is very serious about gardening. Every now and then the worlds of (...)

2013-07-14
A New Device Forces Drivers To Face Up To Their Indiscriminate Honking

To curb excessive horn blasts in India, a new startup has designed a device that turns the annoyance back on the honker. The (...)

2013-07-14
A New System That Exchanges Compost For Fresh Produce

Hello Compost is a novel composting system that rewards working-class communities for composting their eggshells and apple cores. (...)

2013-07-14
Google and Microsoft sign up to US ad network guidelines on fighting piracy and counterfeiting

Google and Microsoft have signed up to a voluntary code of practice that oversees ad networks’ carrying of ads that promote piracy (...)

2013-07-14
15 steps to start your own tech business: Part 1

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. Today he begins a series, (...)

2013-07-14
Creators Build Machine To Drink Their Own Sweat

Last we we covered a group of Swedish designers making a political statement through a wearable computing device. Then they told (...)

2013-07-14
The Creator Of The Cronut On How Your Business Can Whip Up A Cronut-Like Craze

A healthy dollop of innovation, a dash of social media, and a pinch of brainy, badass growth--a recipe for success we can all follow (...)

2013-07-14
7 Lessons Creative Teams Can Learn From A Sixth-Grade Metal Band

The 12-year old bandmates of New York’s shreddingest new metal act, Unlocking the Truth, share their collected wisdom on (...)

2013-07-14
Fixing Google Search’s Social Services Gap

A service called Aunt Bertha picks up where Google search leaves off, making it easy for providers and people in need to connect (...)

2013-07-14
Missing Google Alerts’ RSS feeds? Mention has you covered.

When the door was finally closed on Google Reader a couple of weeks back, we argued that it was actually opening another door for (...)

2013-07-14
How Instagram Can Become Bigger Than Facebook

With Instagram rocketing in popularity, will it matter to Facebook if its subsidiary grows larger than itself? Instagram, the (...)

2013-07-14
Codeanywhere raises $600,000 to boost its ‘Google Docs for developers’ service

Codeanywhere, one of a number of startups offering a service pitched as ‘a Google Docs equivalent for developers’, has raised $600,000 (...)

2013-07-14
Google’s China head Dr John Liu steps down after six controversy-filled years in the role

Google is changing the head of its business in China after it confirmed that current country boss Dr John Liu will step down in search (...)

2013-07-14
“Glee” Actor Cory Monteith Dead At 31

The actor who played Finn Hudson was found Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room. Cory Monteith, known for his role as Finn Hudson (...)

2013-07-13
This young scientist is using technology to help dyslexics

Spanish researcher Luz Rello has been unanimously awarded the European Young Researchers’ Award 2013 (EYRA), for which she was (...)

2013-07-13
America Reacts To The George Zimmerman Verdict

Americans took to Twitter to express their feelings about the Zimmerman trial--and at times, the tweets were downright violent. (...)

2013-07-13
Development of Google’s new Mountain View campus up to one year behind schedule

Google’s proposed new campus in Mountain View is running up to one year behind schedule as the company takes more time to figure (...)

2013-07-12
Social shopping startup Sneakpeeq raises $4.7m to pivot into a platform for Web retailers, rebrand as Symphony Commerce

Changes are taking place at Sneakpeeq, after the two-year old social shopping startup quietly raised $4.7 million ahead of what looks (...)

2013-07-12
Why Americans Need Social Media Vacations

Internet users are suffering from social media overload from sites like Facebook and Twitter. Now, the majority of online users (...)

2013-07-12
How Google Glass can evolve as a tool for journalists

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Home Loans. She is Hangout (...)

2013-07-12
“SoundCloud Without Borders” Re-creates Big Ben And Other London Icons With Sound Waves

With "The Sound of London," Perfect Fools and producer-DJ Prova have created a unique audio and visual representation of London’s (...)

2013-07-11
Corey Feldman Stages An Unbidden Comeback In Inexplicable Music Video

It’s safe to say it’s not a masterpiece, but you’ll probably watch the whole thing anyway. Apropos of nothing, (...)

2013-07-11
Swedish Design and Peruvian Craft Meet As “Prehistoric Aliens”

The duo behind Glimpt travel the world to learn from and collaborate with local artisans. Their latest adventure resulted in extraterrestrial (...)

2013-07-12
Twitter Quietly Ships Three Execs Overseas to Lead International Growth

A Twitter spokesman has confirmed to Fast Company that three senior execs--Katie Jacobs Stanton, Shailesh Rao, and Ali Jafari--will (...)

2013-07-11
Why Are We Learning Energy Efficiency Lessons From The Middle East?

In places like Algeria and Bahrain, they’re being more forward-looking about their energy future than many parts of the United (...)

2013-07-11
Pics Of Open Kitchen Cupboards Air Everyday Intimacies

Photographer Erik Klein Wolterink throws open the cabinets of Amsterdam, revealing dishwashing (or not) habits and other family (...)

2013-07-11
Your Friendly iPhone Is A Tool for Domestic Abuse In New PSA

Masked as an iPhone commercial, this PSA for women’s shelter Interval House breaks through with an important message. (...)

2013-07-11
Fred Armisen Infomercial Hawks Revolutionary New Music Device: The Flash Drive

We’re all winners now. Leave it to Fred Armisen to make even the dorkiest advertising format--the infomercial--cool. In (...)

2013-07-11
See The Most Excellent Animated Answers To The Question: What Would You Wish For?

In a new video by animators Scoff & Gritt, an assortment of oddballs are defined as much by what they are on the surface, as (...)

2013-07-11
SoundCloud Without Borders Recreates Big Ben And Other London Icons With Sound Waves

With The Sound of London, Perfect Fools and producer/DJ Prova have created a unique audio and visual representation of London’s (...)

2013-07-11
Abandoned Chickens Are A Sad Casualty Of Overzealous Urban Farmers

It’s fun to think of the world of free eggs and avian companionship, but actually taking care of the chickens proves to be (...)

2013-07-11
Your Gambling Addiction Is Gonna Love This Bitcoin Betting Site

With the rise of a new currency comes the temptation to speculate with it, and Bitcoin is no differnet. The e-currency’s underworldly (...)

2013-07-11
Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack

Gluck+ will soon complete the most challenging construction phase of their new modular residential structure, the Stack. Turns (...)

2013-07-11
Lots Of People Can Read Your Private Chats--Not Just The NSA

The PRISM frenzy has added significantly to a discussion that was already simmering about the level of security protection on messaging (...)

2013-07-11
Can Apple Heal Hollywood’s Head-In-Ass Disorder?

Hollywood needs to rethink their home video release strategy immediately, or they’re going to be in big trouble when smart TVs (...)

2013-07-11
Google Finance now displays stock exchange data for Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, Austria, and Switzerland

Google has announced that it’s adding data for five more stock exchanges to Google Finance, its dedicated portal serving up business (...)

2013-07-11
How Social Media Is Reshaping the Landscape of Music

This is a guest post by Ethan Warlick. There is no question that social media has brought fans closer to their favorite recording (...)

2013-07-11
4 Bogus Claims About Why Walmart Can’t Pay A Living Wage

The retail giant says that a prospective law raising the minimum wage in D.C. will force the company to drastically scale back (...)

2013-07-11
Going Big: Guillermo del Toro Creates Bot Vs. Monster Spectacle For “Pacific Rim”

Director del Toro talks about creating a large-scale spectacle--the kind his childhood self would have appreciated. Last July (...)

2013-07-11
A Gadget Designed To Make Assembly Workers Dance

In 75 Watt, a project by Cohen Van Balen, a mass-produced object has no other purpose than to choreograph its own assembly. (...)

2013-07-11
4Chan’s Founder Wants You To Unleash Your Inner Artist

Chris "Moot" Poole founded the most gleefully offensive user community on the Internet. Now he wants to apply his community-building (...)

2013-07-11
Disney Princesses Turn Deadly In This Killer Interactive Street Art

Better watch your back on the streets of Stockholm because these Disney princesses are waiting around the corner to kill you. (...)

2013-07-11
Stream These Coffee Shop Sounds To Boost Your Creativity

Working in a louder environment than your hush-hush office will get you more interesting ideas. But if you’re tied to your (...)

2013-07-11
A Facebook App for Events and Concerts . . . From Citibank?

Quietly launched in May, Citi’s Private Pass Match-Up app is looking to pull in customers and prospects where they’re (...)

2013-07-11
Today Is The National Gay Blood Drive, Even Though Gay Men Can’t Give Blood

If you’re a man who has had sex with a man in the past 36 years, you can’t donate blood. Today, the National Gay Blood (...)

2013-07-11
An E-Ink License Plate That Tells The World (And The Cops) You’re Uninsured

As the world becomes more connected, the license plate remains just a solid piece of lifeless metal. Not anymore. The Department (...)

2013-07-11
The Politics Behind The New Winklevoss Bitcoin Fund

The Winklevoss twins recently applied to the SEC to create a $20 million Exchange-traded Fund (ETF) backed by Bitcoin. Like their (...)

2013-07-11

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