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TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Dating in the digital age: How it feels to be a guy rated on Lulu

I’m a 7.3. That is my official rating on Lulu, which is kind of like Yelp, except women rate men instead of Thai restaurants.<p>Not that they can write detailed reviews of dates. Comments are limited to snappy hashtags like #ForgotWallet or #DudeCanCook. Someone deemed me #OneOfTheGoodOnes, which is …

Relationships

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Microsoft’s “Surface Watch” will reportedly work with Xbox One and PCs, not just phones

Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) handsets. The supported device list may not …

Weave changes the way doctors talk to patients, secures $5M in funding

Weave, a VoIP service for doctors that also helps manage patient records, today announced a $5 million funding round led by A Capital.<p>Weave shares that it has developed a phone and text service for doctors (below) that lets them communicate with patients, track patient records, and manage customer …

Software Slurps Your Facebook Posts to Assess Your Personality

Researchers and marketers have long known that your Facebook activity can reveal more about you than you might expect — but now there's an online tool that shows you how your personality is reflected in what you say on Facebook.<p>The Five Labs experiment is meant to raise awareness about the amount …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

27 Father's Day Gifts for the Stylish Dad in Your Life

Father's Day is right around the corner and picking out the perfect present for your dad can be a bit trickier than your average gift-giving duties. …

Samsung Z is Galaxy on the outside, Tizen on the inside

While Samsung has been a loyal proponent of Android for quite some time, it's also spent the past few years cooking up its own open-source mobile operating system called Tizen. After several prototypes and revisions, the company finally saw fit to unveil the Samsung Z -- its first ever Tizen …

Edyn's Soil Sensor and Hose Attachment Make Your Garden Smart

You’ve been busy turning your home into a smart one, but what about your garden? Edyn just kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to build a combination smart soil sensor and a hose attachment so you can easily manage your garden from your smartphone.<p>Edyn’s creator, Jason Aramburu, worked as a soil …