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Playmute, a Kickstarter Project That Could Let You Banish TV Ads Forever

We love TV. Really, we do. But, like most people, we’re less keen when the viewing experience is continually interrupted by ads.<p>As a publisher, we appreciate that monetization is necessary if you want to keep producing (or buying) content, and advertising is clearly one of the main revenue streams …

The internet of things isn’t producing a data deluge … yet

There are already billions of devices — from forks to jet engines — connected to the internet, and all signs point to a huge surge in the coming …

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it’s their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.<p>On the other hand, you might just get back a …

Up Close With The Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert, The Perennial Hiking Watch For Geeks

For years the Tissot T-Touch line has been Switzerland’s unique answer to the quartz hiking watch. While other manufacturers offered analog quartz pieces, Tissot has been the only company that has tried to take on the altimeter-barometer-thermometer uber watches made by Casio, Seiko and Citizen. …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

The devices could help power the Internet of Things<p>This is the promise of the near future: all of your gadgets — from your smartphone to your fridge — will be able to talk to each other, wirelessly communicating whether you're around or not. We're almost there, but a new device from Stanford and …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

Startups

Apple's big iPhones are a big imitation, Samsung says subtly in new ad

I'm not sure if you're aware, but Apple launched a couple of new, and rather larger, phones last week.<p>Oddly, it seemed that the company's sudden embrace of size was like a bald man's sudden embrace of a horse-haired toupee.<p>Samsung owners had, after all, enjoyed larger phones since the days when the …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Destiny review: the future of games remains locked in the past

<b>Activision; PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4/Xbox 360,/Xbox One; £50/$59.99; 16+</b><p>Since the first vague details were leaked onto the web three years ago, people have been struggling to describe Destiny. With its constant action and grand space opera narrative, it is definitely a science fiction shooter. …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers

Pollution shows up at the pub.<p>Beer lovers: there may be more to your brew than dazzling citrus overtones or a subtle chocolatey aroma.<p>The authors of a new study went to a local supermarket in Germany and picked up 24 brands of beer, including the 10 most popular in the country. In the lab, they …

Pollution

Here's A Good Explanation Of Why So Many Naked Celebrity Pictures Are On iCloud

We're not saying this is the precise, definite cause of stars stashing a mountain of their private material online. But the iPhone backup process sure doesn't make it easy if you want to <i>stop</i> that from happening by accident.<p>Here is how it works. The iPhone runs an iCloud backup only when three …

Tim Cook

Moto Hint, a $150 in-ear wearable, hopes to make earpieces sexy (hands-on)

Totally hands-free communication with your Moto X, or one-touch with any other phone. Is the Moto Hint a hint of earbuds to come?<p>Motorola's newest wearable isn't a watch: it goes in your ear.<p>Sure, it's a headset. But the Moto Hint, a $150 (converted to £90) Bluetooth earpiece designed to be a …

Apple & Google both appealing court ruling that anti-poaching settlement was too low

The anti-poaching case rumbles on … After an antitrust class-action suit last year accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe of secretly agreeing not to poach staff from each other, the case appeared to be all over back in April when the parties reached a $324M settlement.<p>Settlements have to be …

The best way to make people care about net neutrality: Show what ‘slow lanes’ will do to their porn

Now <i>this</i> is a net neutrality campaign that might catch the attention of people who normally couldn’t be bothered. On September 10th next week, several …

Asus ZenWatch is a classy Android Wear timepiece

Gallery: Asus ZenWatch is a classy Android Wear timepiece<p>Gallery: Asus ZenWatch is a classy Android Wear timepiece<p>+ 7<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>Asus unveiled its first …

Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 Announced

Alcatel has announced their latest Android smartphone, the Alcatel One Touch Hero 2, and the device comes with a 6 inch TFT LCD display with a full …

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory

Security experts are warning that there could be many more compromised celebrity iCloud accounts after examining file data from pictures stolen from stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.<p>One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a …

How the colour red warps the mind

Red is perhaps the most manipulative colour, influencing everything from your behaviour in the workplace to your love life. How? David Robson finds out.<p>We can never know what was going through our ancestors’ minds, tens of thousands of years ago, when they first picked up natural crayons and began …

Watch this boy born deaf hear music for the first time

A 3-year-old boy who was born deaf has been caught reacting to music for the first time — and it looks like he's ready to bust a move.<p>In the home video, Auguste Majkowski listens with a smile on his face to a 1977 tune called "Ma Baker." When the music cuts off, he makes a tilted "T" with his hands …

NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system.<p>They had a front-row seat to Earth-like planet …

Discovery could lead to new cancer treatment

A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of …

See the gorgeous luxury submarine made by a former James Bond villain

Science Finally Explains Why We're So Addicted To Junk Food (And It's Bad News)

<b>Put down the M&Ms:</b> Your junk food habit isn't just making you fat — it's making you boring as well.<p>According to a new study in Frontiers in …

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!<p>Blame your hunger …

Nutrition

How would you change the Fitbit Flex?

Fitbit is one of the most well respected names in the quantified-self space, so we expected a lot of the Fitbit Flex. When we put the device in front of Terrence O'Brien, he found that it wasn't the most feature-packed, or the flashiest, but certainly the most well-rounded device on the market. …

California Bans Plastic Bags

<i>[Editor's note: Gov. Brown signed SB 270 on Sept. 30, making the plastic bag ban official.]</i><p>The California Senate voted 22-15 late last night to pass …