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Poppin's 'Work Happy' Slogan Starts With Its Own Employees

Office design can have a real impact on workplace happiness and productivity. Everything from plants and pets to open work spaces can make a difference in how we work -– and in how we feel about our work. Knowing this, the office supply company Poppin has distinguished itself by giving boring old …

Chipotle Earnings Smash Expectations

Expectations were for earnings per share of $3.83 with comparable store sales expected to rise 17.2%, according to data from Bloomberg.<p>Chipotle also reported revenue of $1.08 billion, which compares to expectations for $1.06 billion.<p>With its last quarterly report, Chipotle said that it expected …

Markets

Here’s what companies are saying about Ebola

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is forcing businesses worldwide to assess the disease’s impact on their bottom lines. From makers of drugs and diagnostic tools to the travel industry, companies are confronting opportunities and threats from Ebola, and factoring the virus into their …

Disease

Restaurant to charge for “artisanal” ice cubes

Go home, restaurant; you’re drunk<p>Second State, a restaurant opening on Tuesday in Washington D.C., is going to charge one dollar for a single artisanal ice cube to be plunked into your drink. No, that is not a dumb joke made by a dumb blogger trying to think of a dumb thing that dumb young people …

Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo

So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a press image (available through Verizon's web code) which provides a …

Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it should let you both pre-order the WiFi media hub …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Autism

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

Happiness
Android Lollipop

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

Kindle Voyage Sets a High Bar for a High Price

Amazon's Kindle Voyage is a pricey, luxe e-reader that sets a high bar for electronic reading.<p>If someone asked you to describe your ideal reading environment, you might picture a calm, quiet place with soft lighting, few distractions and a cushiony chair.<p>Can you picture your ideal e-reader?<p>Amazon …

Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage is getting surprisingly glowing reviews

Amid the usual hysteria surrounding Apple’s latest slate of multifunctional products—the iPad Air 2, the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6—tech writers are collectively lauding a single-task device that’s not from Apple but from Amazon: the new Kindle Voyage e-reader.<p>The Voyage, Amazon’s successor to the …

IPad Air

Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores. And now we know why — because …

Report: Fitbit Surge Will Be a Fitness Smartwatch for Athletes

Just a few days after purported photos of two new Fitbit fitness trackers leaked online, a new report says the company appears to be readying a third …