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Curated tech marketplace Grand St. launches on Android, no longer requires an invite for Android owners

Curated tech marketplace Grand St. is launching on Android and opening up its invite-only service to anyone with an Android phone. (...)

2013-06-20
France orders Google to amend policy on Internet users’ data in 3 months or face fines

Google has been ordered by France to make changes to its policy regarding Internet users’ data within three months or face fines, (...)

2013-06-20
India to become the next destination for Google’s Android Nation brick-and-mortar stores

In a push to spread its mobile operating system throughout Asia, Google will open a set of brick-and-mortar Android Nation stores (...)

2013-06-20
India’s new surveillance program tracks phone calls and texts, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posts

Despite the ongoing furore surrounding the various data gathering programs employed by the National Security Agency (NSA) in America, (...)

2013-06-20
Urban Airship’s Wallet Studio helps firms create and manage Apple Passbook and Google Wallet cards

Urban Airship, a specialist in delivering push notifications, location-based mobile marketing and building cards for Apple’s Passbook (...)

2013-06-20
LinkedIn confirms it suffered a one hour outage due to a ‘DNS issue’

Business-focused social network LinkedIn is continuing to recover from a DNS error that took the site offline for an hour. The outage (...)

2013-06-20
Logitech launching Harmony remote for iOS and Android in US/Europe in August, priced $99.99

Logitech announced plans to scale down its work force in March, the result of which would see it focus on mobile products. Step forward (...)

2013-06-20
Congressman Vines Vote Against Anti-Abortion Bill

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) wanted to make a big impression when he voted against a controversial bill to make it more difficult (...)

2013-06-19
What Happens When a Clinical Psychologist Diagnoses Your Favorite Superheroes

A clinical psychologist consults on some prickly personalities--those of well-known superheroes. The results are nearly as revealing (...)

2013-06-19
Weird USB Drives Designed To Make Digital Data More Meaningful

Vanessa Redondo’s USB drives aren’t the inconspicuous little sticks we’ve come to know--and that’s the (...)

2013-06-19
Where The Money Is Flowing In Emerging Markets

This dashboard tracks how investors are moving money around the world, so you can figure out that the next big thing is happening (...)

2013-06-19
The Bouroullecs Reinvent The Chandelier As Hanging Fruit

The Bouroullec brothers’ Lianes lamps, now called Aim, upend our expectations about lighting design. If you had never (...)

2013-06-20
James Gandolfini, Dead At 51. Long Live Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini died today at age 51 of a heart attack, an HBO rep confirmed to Variety. No one did murder quite so creatively as (...)

2013-06-20
Facebook rolling out ability to insert images natively into comments, starting with Web

Is Facebook making a move to allow users to reply to their friend’s status updates with images? According to a screenshot from devianART’s (...)

2013-06-19
An Entire Amusement Park Compressed Into A 4-Ton Cube

James Dive put an amusement park through the compactor and framed the remains as a sculpture. For some, there are fewer youthful (...)

2013-06-19
How ThinkPad Designer Richard Sapper Could Have Been Jony Ive

In an interview with Dezeen, the German designer recalls turning down a job offer from Steve Jobs. In an interview published (...)

2013-06-19
Creating A Giant Database Of Genomes To Figure Out What Makes Us Tick

With large datasets, it should be easier for scientists to identify mutations that cause disease. What happens when the open (...)

2013-06-19
Can You Spot The Animal Sounds Hiding In These Prints?

We all know what a whale sounds like--but what does all that singing look like? Humans have five senses that we interpret in (...)

2013-06-19
Lytro’s New iPhone App Mobilizes The World’s Craziest Camera

The Lytro is a real camera from some sort of sci-fi future. And now, you can use and share its advanced filters from your iPhone. (...)

2013-06-19
New PlayStation 4 video shows off the next-gen interface, video sharing and game download options

Sony has released a video on YouTube today showing new aspects of the PlayStation 4 interface and some of the practical use-cases (...)

2013-06-19
Rdio opens up its social movie and TV streaming service Vdio to everyone in the US and UK

Rdio surprised almost everyone last month when it launched Vdio, a new service for buying or renting digital copies of movies and (...)

2013-06-19
Passing 12M users, Feedly launches cloud platform and Web version with one-click migration from Google Reader

Feedly, the company offering products and services positioned as the best alternatives to Google Reader, today launched Feedly Cloud, (...)

2013-06-19
Online video learning portal Mobento bags £1.1m in one of Tech City’s largest seed rounds yet

Online educational video hub Mobento has secured £1.1 million (around $1.7m) in seed funding, closing off one of Tech City’s largest (...)

2013-06-19
Social media data provider Gnip reshuffles: COO takes the helm, as CEO Jud Valeski becomes CTO

Social media data provider Gnip announced today that Chris Moody, its Chief Operating Officer and President, has been named the company’s (...)

2013-06-19
How About 3-D Printing Huge Objects?

The moment one libertarian gun enthusiast churned out a working firearm from his 3-D printer, speculation soared with the possibility (...)

2013-06-19
Why Quantum Computing Is Faster For Everything But The Web

Scientists have been making a hubbub about quantum computing for years, but what will it actually solve? Not speeding up Netflix--at (...)

2013-06-19
Why Don’t Women In Tech Speak Up?

Laura Sydell covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR, but she doesn’t encounter many women on her beat (...)

2013-06-19
Why Aren’t Our Gadgets Still Covered In Wood?

In the Mad Men era, wood-encased electronics were all the rage. Why does the material now seem to clash with our vision of the (...)

2013-06-19
Lessons In Web Video From The People Who Brought You “Red Vs. Blue”

Rooster Teeth, the studio behind machinima classic Red vs. Blue, talk about lessons learned from 10 years of making web video and (...)

2013-06-19
10 Tips For Managing Creative People

Veteran creative directors Evan Fry and Dave Swartz are charged with managing, inspiring, and organizing the creative staff at (...)

2013-06-19
This Is What Happens When You Give A Creative Community An Empty 14,000-Square-Foot Building

Freespace is an experiment in civic hacking, inspired in no small part by Burning Man. But it’s attracting the attention (...)

2013-06-19
Personalized Prosthetic Limbs That Look Shocking On Purpose

Most people prefer that their artificial parts stay under the radar. The prosthetics built by Sophie de Oliveira Barata intentionally (...)

2013-06-19
Goggles Block Facial Recognition Algorithms

Worried about privacy in the age of wearable tech such as Google Glass? Using near-infrared LED lights, these goggles can help (...)

2013-06-19
An Alphabet That Illustrates Digital Vocab For Creative Types

A is for API, B is for Beta, C is for Craft. J is for jQuery. Designers are like kindergarten teachers for grown-ups. Their (...)

2013-06-19
Mesmerizing Maps Of A City’s Moving Buses

These maps of how fast the buses drive through Boston offer a beautiful look at the city’s transit system. Real-time bus (...)

2013-06-19
A Social Networking App To Empower The World’s Women

The SmartWoman Project hopes that text messages can be a medium for knowledge, health, and financial empowerment. When women (...)

2013-06-19
A New Shazam Tool Tells Advertisers When Ads Are Most Effective

The Shazam Engagement Rate analyzes viewers’ engagement with ads in Shazam to reflect which campaigns perform the best, on (...)

2013-06-19
An App That Measures Your Postive Impact On The Planet

Handprinter (handprints are the opposite of footprints) wants to give you credit for the good you do. Greg Norris has worked (...)

2013-06-19
Behold, Classical Greek Statues Dressed Up Like Hipsters

A photographer imagines ancient figures as bearded, Ray-Ban bespectacled hipsters. “What is a hipster?” The question (...)

2013-06-19
We’re Putting A Price On Carbon, But Is It Making A Difference?

More than 20% of global emissions are now either taxed or traded. But the question remains: will adding economic incentives to (...)

2013-06-19
Fish 2.0 Tries To Find New Models To Keep Fish Alive And Feeding Us

The competition challenged businesses to come up with sustainable fishing models that were interesting enough to attract VC dollars. (...)

2013-06-19
Google and Bing have a little disagreement about the Xbox One

If you ask Bing about the coming Xbox One console, it has a pretty simple take. Google’s is a bit more complex. What’s interesting, (...)

2013-06-19
5 Ways to Thank Community on Social Media

This is a guest post by Shanna Mallon from Straight North. Using social media is about more than promoting yourself and your brand—It’s (...)

2013-06-18
Google adds ‘carousel’ of search results for nearby restaurants, bars and other local places

Google is updating its search results pages on the desktop today to show an interactive “carousel” of nearby restaurants, bars (...)

2013-06-18
Microsoft’s Xbox Facebook page has turned into an epic ASCII art flame war

Microsoft’s efforts to promote the Xbox One on Facebook have devolved into an old-fashioned ASCII art flame war. Xbox One and PlayStation (...)

2013-06-18
Facebook for iOS update brings status action icons and easier privacy control

Facebook for iOS has gotten a small update today that adds a couple of nice changes. Foremost is the ability to very quickly edit (...)

2013-06-18
A Look At The Street Art That Spurred A Revolution

Walls of Freedom is a comprehensive look at the provocative visuals that helped overthrow a regime during the Arab Spring. Walls (...)

2013-06-18
Economist Steven Levitt On Why Data Needs Stories

Economist and Freakonomics author Steven Levitt talks about finding the story in data, the importance of authenticity, and his (...)

2013-06-18

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