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Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services.<p><b>[Update 6:45pm PST</b>: Apple has …

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward conversation or get overly nosy. PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and the HVF crew …

GM is bringing wireless phone charging to some Cadillac cars

General Motors may be going through a rough patch at the moment, but that's not stopping the company from setting its sights on the future. Today, the Detroit-based automaker revealed that it plans to put wireless charging pads inside a number of Cadillac vehicles, starting with the launch of the …

The 12 Highest Rated Patriotic Movies On Netflix To Stream Over The July 4th Weekend

Whether you’re escaping the heat after a cookout or hunkered inside because of Tropical Storm Arthur, you’ll probably find yourself enjoying the comfort of the indoors and Netflix at some point over the long weekend.<p>Knowing that Netflix had recently uploaded a hefty list of new movies for instant …

Here's The Most Interesting Hour-And-A-Half Video You Can Watch.

In what is a close approximation of a dream come true, the Veritas Forum, an organization dedicated to hosting interesting faith-related talks on elite campuses, has brought together three of the most interesting thinkers alive: Peter Thiel, famously the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and early …

Adobe’s New Pen And Ruler Tease The Future Of Digital Creativity

It’s not just a neat stylus and ruler. If Adobe’s new tools are a hit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects change forever.<p>I draw a perfectly straight line on my iPad. Then I bisect it at a true 90 degrees. I draw triangles and circles and squares until the screen is cacophony of pristine …

10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Not a grammar geek? Doesn't matter. Using words incorrectly can make you look bad. Here's some help.<p>How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, …

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This Is Why You Stay Awake All Night When You Know You Need To Sleep

For a long time, we've known about the insomniacs: The people who go bed and then toss and turn all night, unable to fall asleep. But there's another group of sleepless sufferers: Those who can't bring themselves to go to bed in the first place.<p>If you're exhausted and you know you need to sleep, …

If It Ain't Broke, Fix It Anyway: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing The Industrial Enterprise

In my last piece, I explored how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the consumer product landscape. But even greater advances are being made in industry as Cloud computing and Big Data processing allows the enterprise sector to gain efficiencies never before realized.<p>When it comes to the …