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Anti-Social Networking App Helps You Avoid Friends You Don't Like

A new app claims to be the social network for the anti-social.<p>While most social media apps focus on helping you get closer to your friends, Cloak …

From Tinder to Lulu: A Guide to the Modern World of Dating Apps

Dating is, perhaps, the only activity you get a reputation for being good at by being bad at it. (Paradoxically, someone who was great at dating …

Vocabulary.com Launches A Positively Addictive App For Aspiring Wordsmiths

Time to ditch Candy Crush for something that makes you sound smarter instead of dumber.<p>It’s a Monday afternoon. I’m playing an iPhone game at my desk instead of working–and for once, I don’t feel bad about it. Unlike Candy Crush, Vocabulary.com’s new app, available as of today, isn’t a …

Computer Science

Quickie Is An Ephemeral Messaging App That I Actually Like

The rise of messaging apps has seemingly done two things to many would-be app developers. First: it’s made an unholy number of them build messaging apps because MESSAGING IS THE NEXT BIG THING. Second: it has spawned all manner of gimmicky takes on WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. each of which purports to …

Apps

Taking a look at the learn-to-code movement and its opportunity in 2015

The learn-to-code movement, tied to issues around diversity in tech, has received an explosion of attention over the past year.<p>I’ve been leading CodeNow, one of the organizations in the learn-to-code space, for almost four years now and I’ve been lucky enough to watch the industry expand and evolve …

Capital Gains: Uber Gets a Shot in the Arm, Box Gears Up for IPO and More

Oh, and Change.org raised $25 million, too.<p>Many sweaty fistfuls of cash were exchanged this week. Here’s some of what went down:<p>Chinese search engine Baidu is set to invest an undisclosed amount in the ride-hailing service Uber. Earlier this month, Uber said it had just finished a funding round …

Facebook is the new AOL

The '90s are back.<p>They’re back in fashion, they’re back in music, and they are most certainly back in technology.<p>In a way this makes sense; the top end of the Millennial generation was just entering high school in the '90s, and now they’re in the workplace and armed with spending power, so it’s …

Advertising

Dish, Not Apple, Disrupts Cable Industry with New $20 Streaming TV Service

Despite Apple's best efforts to line up a streaming TV offering and disrupt the cable TV industry, Dish has succeeded where Apple has failed, announcing their new Sling TV service that will cost $20 per month. Their bundle of 12 channels will initially include ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, TNT, Disney …

Televisions

Capital Gains: Box Schedules an IPO and Peter Thiel Funds a Weed Startup

Plus, Glassdoor scored about $70 million.<p>A bunch of money changed hands in Silicon Valley this week. Here’s what went down:<p>The cloud storage and enterprise technology company Box set its IPO date for January 22, with plans to sell 12.5 million shares at $13. Box is looking to raise as much as $187 …

Venture Capital

Bringing Healthcare Home

CliniCloud is a connected medical kit designed for the home. Now you can closely monitor every fever, chill, cough, wheeze or cold. You can even get …

Ed Miliband Warns Of NHS Healthcare Privatisation Under Conservatives After General Election 2015

Ed Miliband has warned of "stealth privatisation" of healthcare if the Conservatives win the May 7 General Election, as Labour unveiled plans to cut …

Radiation Therapy

What triggers YOUR migraines? For women it's weather, for men it's sport (and once again, women suffer more than men)

• <b>Women suffer seven migraines a month compared to men who suffer six</b>• <b><br>Their migraines typically last an hour longer than men's, at 7 hours 37 mins</b>• <b><br>Half</b> …

Ugh, Having Migraines Just Got Even Worse

Migraines can be awful; if you're prone to them, you have our sympathy. Now, new research suggests that migraine sufferers are at a higher risk of …

Ugh

Genomics guru dives deep into DNA data

Eric Schadt, director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai in New York was thrust into the tech spotlight last month after launching an Asthma Health app with Apple.<p>The Asthma Health app was one of a number of medical research apps unveiled during Apple's glitzy …

Genetics

Are Fly Farms a Solution to Food Waste?

You’ve probably heard that more people around the world are eating insects to help reduce agricultural waste and replace protein in meat-based diets. But have you ever seen farmers raise flies to make animal food?<p>A few months ago, the National Geographic video team came across a new research …

Backstage Note On Triple H's WrestleMania Entrance, WWE Stock Takes Big Hit, Mania Canvas 2 Canvas

- The latest Canvas 2 Canvas features WWE artist Rob Schamberger looking back at WrestleMania 31, as seen above.<p>- WWE stock took a hit after the WWE …

WWE

Fresh Off of WrestleMania, 2K is Making a Full-Fledged 'WWE 2K' for iOS

Categories<p>360iDev (3)<p>Accessories (100)<p>Android (231)<p>Apple TV (41)<p>Companion (42)<br>• Emulator (55)<br>• Internet (1)<br>• Jailbreak (22)<br>• Misc (5)<br>• Music (5)<br>• Utility …

GDC

Louisiana high school graduation rate reaches record high: 75%

New Orleans

New York high school student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

ELMONT, N.Y. (WKRN) – A Long Island high school student was accepted to all 13 colleges he applied to, including all eight Ivy League schools.<p>ABC …

St. Patrick's Day in Pictures

Elevator Robbery Goes Horribly Wrong After Elevator Doors Close On Thief, Pair Enjoys Most Awkward Ride In History

A thief who tried to rob an elderly woman inside an elevator had to then share the elevator with his elderly victim after the doors closed on him.<p><i>CBS</i> …

Crime

Saskatchewan Grain Elevator Destroyed In Spectacular Drone Video

The little town of Rockhaven, Sask. saw a prominent landmark come tumbling down when its Pioneer grain elevator was destroyed on Monday.<p>And one …

Beyoncé's Much-Admired Met Gala Ponytail Was Totally Unplanned, Created in an Elevator

💁<p>Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, goer to wherever the wind blows, changed her mind.<p>On her way down to the car that would whisk her away to the Met Gala, to party with other couture-clad famous people, the nonchalant thrower of wrenches into plans vetoed the "Asian-inspired" chignon she was …

Met Gala

How to get your elevator pitch just right – in 60 seconds

It took Kevin Shaw, president and founder of Zagga Entertainment Ltd., about five days of intermittent effort to conceptualize, write and polish his entry for a business pitch event a year-and-a-half ago at Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone for technology startups.<p>Delivering the pitch, which …

Small Business

Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your 'Elevator Pitch,' In an Actual Elevator

<b>Elevator pitch, in the elevator at General Catalyst (Photo from @GCVP Twitter)</b><i>Elevator pitch, in the elevator at General Catalyst (Photo from @GCVP</i> …

Venture Capital

Heavy burden: Elevator mishap leaves two dead, one injured

<b>KARACHI:</b><p><b>Two labourers died, while another sustained injuries, when an elevator at a local factory fell due to excessive weight, within the limits of</b> …

Elevators and Extra-dimensional Space: Exploring Ways to Transcend Physical Boundaries of Room-scale VR

James Andrew, Founder of PixelRouter VR and creator of Z0NE, explores the challenges virtual reality developers face when trying to transcend the …

Virtual Reality