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Google's YouTube TV will offer a streaming cable TV service for $35 a month

Google is making another big move for its YouTube service. The company has announced its plans to launch YouTube TV in the US, an internet-based television service that will offer access to local broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW, along with a bunch of cable networks, for $35 a …

Smart TV

The 8 Commandments of Healthy Eating, According to Nutritionists

Being a healthy eater is something we all aspire to, but #realtalk, it's hard to know what that even means. So we asked three nutritionists to define …

Ikea’s hackable ‘open platform' furniture will go on sale early next year

The furniture is designed to be easily adapted to customers’ needs<p>Ikea has long been a target for furniture hackers, with customers finding new ways to repurpose items sold by the firm. Turn some shelves into a radiator cover? No problem. Make a toolbox on wheels out of a chest of drawers? Simple. …

HTC will give 1,000 Vive Trackers to VR developers — applications close February 7

The HTC Vive Tracker presents a lot of new possibilities for VR software, and the company is making sure developers make the most of it.<p>Vive today opened up applications for developers to get their hands on one of 1,000 Tracker units before they launch later in the year. Successful studios will get …

Virtual Reality

New Netflix documentary series focuses on visionary designers

Netflix makes some darn good drama shows, but it’s the company’s forthcoming documentary series that really has us interested. Called <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, it’s an 8-part series about visionary designers, set to arrive on February 10.<p>Despite not featuring Apple (at least, based on what we’ve …

Pro-weed group giving away pot on Inauguration Day

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're in Washington's Dupont Circle this Inauguration Day, don't be surprised if a total stranger offers you a joint.<p>A pro-weed organization is handing out 4,200 free joints.<p>DCMJ -- an organization that worked to pass Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana in Washington -- is passing …

Amazon announces apprenticeship program to train veterans for high paying tech jobs

Amazon today signed an agreement with the US Department of Labor to create an apprenticeship program designed to aid military veterans as they attempt to re-enter the workforce.<p>Through ApprenticeshipUSA, veterans can take on paid internships at Amazon and learn the tech skills needed to move into …

How to break the habit of checking your phone all the time

Smartphone dependency is everywhere. Take a glance at your day-to-day life and you'll notice your friends are a bit too preoccupied with their …

10 ways the iPhone changed everything

<i>Editors' note: This story was originally published on January 7, 2017.</i><p>Ten years ago, Nokia was the world's largest phone maker. Microsoft was gearing up to launch Windows Vista. And the best new products at CES included a wireless TV and an MP3 player that streamed internet radio.<p>Then, on Jan. 9, …

Mobile Devices

The Tiny-House Revolution Goes Huge

Remember not too long ago, maybe 2012, the slew of blogs and Tumblrs and films that heralded not just a new type of house but a movement, a post-collapse quest for simplicity and freedom, a rejection of waste and “stuff” and, just like Thoreau in his cabin of yore, a crusade to chomp life’s essence …

How developers will work in 2017

With 2016 (mercifully) almost over, it’s time to look to the future, this time with a focus on the world of software development. What will the hip web framework of 2017 be? What will startups build their products on? How will they collaborate? Where will developers work?<p>I don’t have a crystal …

Machine Learning

The 5 Biggest Economic Trends for Small Businesses in 2017 | Inc.com

In order to plan a journey, you need to know something about the terrain. Are you crossing icy mountains or hacking through jungles? What's the weather forecast? And are you like to meet many enemies or friends on the road?<p>And just as questions like these are fundamental to planning a physical …

Small Business

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments

Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part of the Skillz platform.<p>As we’ve previously reported, Skillz enables developers to turn mobile games into …

eSports

The 8 best tiny home hotels around the world

Tiny living goes international<p>The tiny home movement is gaining ground across the United States, whether it’s the popularity of micro-focused TV shows or the growing number of tiny home resort communities popping up from Portland to New York. We’ve rounded up the best tiny home hotels in America …

Loch Ness

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …

Artist Uses Wood Scraps to Visualize a Dynamic Explosion of Color and Shapes

Breaking with purpose—this is how New Zealand artist Louise McRae describes her creative act. Selecting found wood, cutting it, and painting it before it's molded into dynamic assemblages, McRae's work demonstrates an explosive spirit. By fitting together the broken down wood into art that is …

Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is on its last legs. The anti-glare laminate began bubbling up some time ago, spreading across the screen like an untreatable rash, fogging up the webcam in the process. The hinge is loose, so the screen shakes when someone walks by. The little black rubber bumpers have fallen off …

As industry and the Democrats abandoned the working and middle classes, Republicans posed as their protectors. But can Trump or Clinton really restore hope to the many Americans who think the country no longer works for them?<p>It is inversion time in America as the people formerly known as the happy …

Middle-class

T-shirts for Trump – in pictures

It’s commonplace for Americans to show up in political rallies wearing a shirt, a hat or a sticker that demonstrates their support for their chosen candidate.<br>What isn’t commonplace is the variety and vitriol demonstrated in the shirts worn at rallies for Donald Trump. The rallies, which often feel …

Donald Trump

LORD TURNER: 'We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism'

In an interview with Business Insider, Lord Turner said: "We have an economic malaise where the capitalism system is not delivering as well or to enough people to maintain its legitimacy.<p>"There's a certain sort of equality of citizenship that requires that everybody does OK. I think that may …

RIP Vine: Here's what users had to say about the platform's demise

LOS ANGELES — Vine's death, however inevitable it seemed, upset many digital influencers.<p>After all, earlier this week CBS's <i>60 Minutes</i> featured "the …

Social Media

Pocket makes it easier for avid readers to binge on the Web's best articles

Pocket, which has long been my go-to tool for saving articles to read later, is introducing a bunch of new features to make it easier for people to find great stories to read in their browser.<p>Up first, Pocket Explore is a new page that presents notable articles on just about any topic you can think …

Apps

19 Eerie Photos Of America's Abandoned Theaters

Show's over.<p>Brooklyn's Kings Theatre had been abandoned for over 30 years when photographer Matt Lambros first discovered it in 2009. "I had been documenting abandoned buildings for almost a decade at that point, mostly asylums, and I was looking for a new spin," Lambros says.<p>Since then he has …

New Jersey

The Zombies Are Coming!: Pictures

Florida Keys

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

The language adopted by Trump and hard Brexiters prevents politicians from finding common ground<p>On Thursday night the US presidential election sparked two remarkable political speeches that in different ways illuminate our times. Donald Trump turned up the ampage on the conspiracy of a “totally …

Michelle Obama

Obama aims to train 'next generation' of activists post-presidency

President Barack Obama may be plotting a return to his community organizing roots.<p>When he leaves the White House, Obama wants to create a “platform” to train the next generation of leaders and activists, he said during a town-hall event broadcast on ESPN Tuesday evening.<p>“Most prominently we’re …

Major rights groups: Decriminalize use of all illicit drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — As Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are …