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This Connected Sex Toy Wants To Change the Future Of Digital Intimacy

Kiiroo will fuse together a social network, sensor technology, and sex so that long distance partners can stay connected.Toon Timmermans (...)

2014-01-31
Leaked documents reportedly show how Twitter’s Commerce product will look like

Is Twitter prepping to unveil a commerce product to its microblogging platform? According to Re/code, it is and has what appears to (...)

2014-01-31
From Friend to Convert: The New Role of Facebook in Mormon Missions

The woman that he was trying to reach almost never picked up her phone, and she lived more than 50 miles away. Plus, he had to watch (...)

2014-01-31
The design guide for the uncreative eye: Tips for non-designers

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, a freelance writer and a social media enthusiast. This post originally appeared on the (...)

2014-01-31
Aereo Hits Capacity In New York

New subscribers attempting to use the streaming television service are out of luck.Do you live in New York? If yes, were you thinking (...)

2014-01-31
Twitter snaps up 900 patents from IBM for undisclosed sum

Twitter has agreed to buy 900 patents from IBM, with the two tech titans steering clear of courtrooms to reach the cross-license agreement. (...)

2014-01-31
5 ways to deal with a social media crisis

It can be hard to remember the digital world before real-time; the speed at which conversations and stories race through the Internet (...)

2014-01-31
How to analyze and leverage Google’s guest blogging warning

Yoav Vilner is the CEO and co-founder of Ranky.co, a growth hacking and online marketing team. If you are one of TNW’s many readers, (...)

2014-01-31
Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition (...)

2014-01-31
California Orders Coding Bootcamps To Stop Enrollment And Issue Refunds

The world of hack schools is often unregulated, with many different teaching styles, curriculum, and hiring practices across the board.California (...)

2014-01-31
6 Expert Tips From People Who Successfully Took The Freelance Plunge

Before cutting ties with corporate life, you better have a plan in place.Do you ever think about shaking off the doldrums of office (...)

2014-01-31
See Subway Movie Posters Become Bloody Interactive Art Displays

Artist Jon Burgerman has something to say about all the weaponry featured in movie posters, and the way he says it is kind of brilliant.As (...)

2014-01-30
U.S. Law Forces Coursera To Ban Students In Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan

The MOOC provider is following U.S. government sanctions by blocking IP addresses in Iran, Cuba, Syria, and Sudan.The rise of Massive (...)

2014-01-30
Is That Viral Twitpic A Hoax? "Verification Handbook" Cuts Through Internet BS

Journalists trying not to fall prey to Internet hoaxes, faked images, or false Twitter rumors have a new resource in the Verification (...)

2014-01-31
Google turbo-charges Russia’s Street View imagery ahead of the Winter Olympics, adds Slovenia too

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games kicking off in Sochi, Russia, on February 7, Google has just announced it’s adding a tonne of (...)

2014-01-31
All the tech news you need to know from Eastern Europe this January

The past month has brought many interesting stories from all across Eastern Europe. If you think I have missed something, or would (...)

2014-01-31
9 Tips for Your Next Craigslist Apartment Hunt

To some, Craigslist is a utopian online wonderland, where people freely communicate and share things they want or need. To others, (...)

2014-01-31
How A Kid Grew Up To Design The Alien UIs Of "Star Wars"

Even in a galaxy far, far away, designer Noel Rubin says the guiding principles of good UI/UX should remain the same.When he was just (...)

2014-01-30
Facebook opens up its social TV data for the first time in partnership with Second Sync analytics firm

Facebook today announced a partnership with UK-based social TV analytics company Second Sync in Miami. The two companies will work (...)

2014-01-30
Google’s Q4 earnings hurt by Motorola’s $384 million loss, resulting in $1.245 billion in the red for 2013

Google today reported its earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2013, including results that show its Motorola business continues (...)

2014-01-30
Why enterprises (big and small) are slow to adopt social collaboration tools

Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, the hashtag language that lets you organize anything and everything. A study (...)

2014-01-30
Good News for Facebook About Its So-Called Teen Problem

Some younger teens may be leaving Facebook, but overall, teens actually became much more "reachable" on the platform in 2013, according (...)

2014-01-30
Some of Facebook’s new Creative Labs apps will allow for anonymous login, but Paper won’t

With the news that Facebook will be releasing a flurry of new apps this year, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that some of these (...)

2014-01-30
YouBetMe officially launches its social betting iPhone app in time for the Super Bowl

 YouBetMe is marking the official launch of its iPhone app, which lets you place friendly gentleman’s wagers on just about anything (...)

2014-01-30
New York Tries To Figure Out How to Regulate Bitcoin

"Right now, the regulation of virtual currency industry is akin to a virtual Wild West," says Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the (...)

2014-01-29
SocialRadar’s iPhone app helps locate your friends by tapping into a range of social networks

SocialRadar has launched as an iPhone app that combines location data from social media services like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, (...)

2014-01-30
Facebook announces Paper, a Flipboard-like iOS news app that launches in the US on February 3

It’s been rumored for more than a year and Facebook has finally introduced a news reader app that will rival Flipboard: it’s called (...)

2014-01-30
So it looks like Google and Samsung are pals again

The debate about the financial implications of Google’s acquisition and sale of Motorola goes on in the wake of Lenovo’s purchase (...)

2014-01-30
The original owner of @N still hasn’t got his Twitter account back – someone else snapped it up

A day after details of Naoki Hiroshima’s worryingly tale of being hacked emerged, and the Echofon developer still doesn’t have (...)

2014-01-30
Korea fines Google $196,000 for collecting unauthorized data via its Street View program

Korea’s communication regulator has fined Google 210 million won (approximately $196,000) for collecting personal data as part (...)

2014-01-30
Nintendo plans non-wearable health products, still has no interest in smartphone gaming

Nintendo has again confirmed today that it won’t introduce its games to smartphones and tablets, however, company President Satoru Iwata (...)

2014-01-29
GoDaddy accepts partial responsibility in social engineering attack of @N’s customer account

Naoki Hiroshima’s tale of how he lost his @N Twitter handle to a social engineering attack on his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts has (...)

2014-01-29
Google sells off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion [Updated]

Several reputable sources, including The New York Times, just erupted with the news that Google is close to announcing an agreement (...)

2014-01-29
Google confirms it’s selling Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, but keeps ‘vast majority’ of patents

It’s confirmed: Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. The company made the announcement in a blog post that claims (...)

2014-01-29
Twitter for iOS updated with new photo tools, recommended tweets, and better login verification

Twitter today updated its iOS app new photo tools, a new recommended tweets section, and better login verification. You can download (...)

2014-01-29
PayPal denies providing payment information to hacker who hijacked $50,000 Twitter username

PayPal today denied the allegations made in the viral story “How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username” by Naoki Hiroshima, saying (...)

2014-01-29
Facebook passes 1.23 billion monthly active users, 945 million mobile users, and 757 million daily users

As part of the financial results for its fourth quarter, Facebook today announced a number of new milestones. The social network has (...)

2014-01-29
Google reportedly selling Motorola handset division to Lenovo for around $3 billion

Several reputable sources, including The New York Times, just erupted with the news that Google is close to announcing an agreement (...)

2014-01-29
Twitter.com gets new search filters for news, videos, and people you follow

The Web version of Twitter has new search filters that let you restrict your searches to photos, videos, news, people you follow, (...)

2014-01-29
Need An Introduction? LinkedIn Now Finds The Best Person In Your Network To Tap

Professional networking got a tad bit easier.A new LinkedIn feature will show more context on how users are connected on their extended (...)

2014-01-29
UberConference adds support for Google Drive, letting users share and edit documents during calls

Firespotter Labs has released an update to its UberConference service that includes integration with Google Drive. Users can now share (...)

2014-01-29
LinkedIn launches ‘How You’re Connected’ tool on profiles to help members introduce each other

LinkedIn today launched a new “How You’re Connected” tool on profile pages that aims to help members introduce each other. This (...)

2014-01-29
The 6 Stumbling Blocks Of The Super-Talented

Smart and creative individuals can be a valuable asset to a company, but their talent can also stand in the way of their career success.Being (...)

2014-01-29
Dating Website HowAboutWe Buys Nerve, Aims To Create Sexy Original Content

The Internet matchmaker announces a move into original content.HowAboutWe.com, which started as a dating website focusing on quirky-fun (...)

2014-01-29
When Exactly Will We Lose Our Jobs To Machines?

Robotic workers are starting to look like appealing alternatives to some businesses. What will happen to human workers?Fifty years (...)

2014-01-28
61% of Super Bowl Viewers Will Share Ads on Social Media

Social media and the Super Bowl go together like Beyoncé and a power outage The first Twitter-worthy moment of the Super Bowl (...)

2014-01-29
How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username

Naoki Hiroshima is the creator of Cocoyon and a developer for Echofon. This post originally appeared on Naoki’s Medium blog and (...)

2014-01-28
President Obama wants to create six new technology hubs across the US

President Obama is aiming to increase America’s focus on technology and startups after revealing his ambition to create six new (...)

2014-01-29

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