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A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Shares of Whole Foods Market rocketed 28 percent on Friday after Amazon said it plans to acquire the grocery store chain for $42 a share, in a deal …

eCommerce

White flight followed factory jobs out of Gary, Indiana. Black people didn't have a choice

Gary, Indiana, is dying. It’s a city built around a manufacturing industry mostly gone. The death isn’t complete; there are still a few factories and a few neighborhoods with nice, small homes. Other parts are only slightly scarred, with boarded-up or burned-down houses sandwiched tightly between …

Abandoned Buildings

How Fast Fashion Is Killing Rivers Worldwide

In the opening scene of the new documentary <i>RiverBlue</i>, deep magenta wastewater spills into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and …

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

Facebook

21 Ingenious Ways to Hide The Mess And The Eyesores In Your Home

Don’t want to display your cords, switches or your pet’s bowls where everyone can see them? Then hide then away. Traditional storage spaces usually …

7 ways to make sure someone doesn't steal your brilliant app idea

It’s been quite a while since the very first mobile app was developed. Yet, the prospects and idea of trying out a new app still excites users. This accounts for leading mobile app stores teeming with millions of apps and an overwhelming amount of app downloads every year.<p>This is a strong …

Bluetooth 5 now available to device manufacturers, offering 2x speed and 4x range improvements

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bluetooth 5 would be the new wireless standard, replacing Bluetooth 4.2 and now, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has officially adopted the platform and made it available to manufacturers to use in devices…<p>Bluetooth 5 includes a variety of enhancements …

Internet of Things

Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to Windows 10 smartphones

From the outset, Windows 10 has promised to be the OS for all devices, but using it on a phone or small tablet meant you couldn’t run traditional desktop apps. That’s now changing.<p>At its WinHEC event today in Shenzen, Microsoft announced that desktop apps are coming to ARM processors – the kind in …

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Finally, a reliable 65-foot USB connection

Everyone, at some point or another, has wished that they could have a longer USB cable: whether it's a few more inches to reach the plug under your desk, a 5-foot long cord to plug a phone in on your nightstand, or a 65-foot long USB cable that stretches across your …

Siri: Once a Flake, Now Key to Apple’s Future

Apple’s Siri is growing up and opening up. But will we forgive the bumbling voice assistant for its weak first five years?<p>The iPhone’s talking pal Siri has, to date, been about as helpful as an umbrella in a hurricane. That’s about to change.<p>At the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple …

Apple

Students finally get their hands on the BBC's Micro:bit computer

The BBC has begun delivering its tiny Micro:bit programmable computers to students today, with every Year 7 in the UK due to receive theirs over the next few weeks. The spiritual successor to the BBC Micro, which introduced a whole generation to computing back in the early eighties, was originally …

FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts

It's like the those skeevy flashlight apps all over again. The Federal Trade Commission has sent out a warning to mobile software developers using the Silverpush framework that their applications could be invading the privacy of unknowing consumers. As <i>Fortune</i> notes, Silverfish and others of its ilk …

After Jibe Mobile Buy, Google To Provide Carriers With Android RCS Client

Here at Mobile World Congress 2016, the annual Barcelona-based flesh-pressing of the telco industry, Google and a bunch of carriers have put out a press release talking up how they are apparently ‘aligning’ to try to drive adoption of RCS.<p>Aka the Rich Communications Services interoperable messaging …

Messaging

How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security

David Goldberg Contributor<p>David Goldberg is the CEO of ticket re-pricing platform ScoreBig.<p>In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airport — longer lines, no liquids, taking off your shoes. What used to feel out of …

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