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Privacy

Angry Twitter is bad for your health

You've <i>got</i> to tell them. They're so wrong. What an idiot. Unbelievable. This will show them. Getting angry on Twitter may feel great (correction: <i>amazing</i>) at times, but that doesn't mean it's good for you. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a strong correlation between use of …

New Sonos logo design pulses like a speaker when scrolled

Go ahead and give the page a wiggle. The pulsing effect you see, akin to a throbbing speaker, is the outcome of a new identity created for Sonos by Bruce Mau Design. It’s not clear if the illusion is intentional as it's never mentioned in the synopsis of work — if not, the moiré effect resembling …

Logo Design

Google and PayPal join Crimea sanctions efforts

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Google Maps<p>In the latest move by a U.S. tech firm to abide by sanctions on Crimea, Google will stop Android users on …

Here's the code you need for Sony's 10 percent PSN store discount

Sony took a bit of flack over the Christmas break when its PlayStation Network was hit by a devastating denial-of-service attack. It took a few days for the gaming service to recover from Lizard Squad's assault and, to make up for the festive downtime, Sony is now rewarding its players with a …

Cheeky much? Google places billboard ad right next to Apple Store

Thermonuclear war may be over between Google and Apple, but that doesn’t mean that the two aren’t willing to score points against one another.<p>A few …

Similarweb Launches App Engagement Insights For Developers

Mobile app and website analytics platform SimilarWeb has just launched App Engagement Insights to give developers a better look at app usage and how they stack up against their competition, beginning with Android apps in the US and UK.<p>Developers can use the new features to find out how many users …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …

Wi-Fi

Steve Jobs movie will shooting scenes today in Berkeley, California

If you’re in or around Berkeley, California, this evening, and want to be a part of Apple history, you may catch a glimpse of actors Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Katherine Waterston as they shoot scenes for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic.<p>Having been through numerous …

$73M payout to Angela Ahrendts reflects the Burberry stock she sacrificed, explains Apple

If you were puzzled by the fact that the $73M compensation package paid to retail head Angela Ahrendts dwarfed those awarded to other senior Apple execs, including Tim Cook’s $9.2M, Apple explained that it was in large part to compensate her for unvested Burberry stock she lost by leaving the …

Lowdown's iPhone App for Smarter Meetings Goes Free

Lowdown has just updated its iPhone app that informs users about the location and the attendees at their next meeting. Version 2 waives the $7.50 (£5) monthly fee and features a simplified user experience.<p>In addition, Lowdown also incorporates the functionality of its HERE companion app, which lets …

iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users.<p>Of course, “registered users” is a vague stat. Spotify now has over 60 million monthly active users and 15 million paying customers. Pandora has over 250 million registered users …

Consumer Behavior

Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

Bam.<p>Today Box opened at around $20.50, far above its $14 IPO price, giving the company a valuation of around $2.5 billion. The company was valued at just under $1.7 billion at $14 per share. Box picked up $175 million in the transaction.<p>It is worth noting that the gap between Box’s last private …

Venture Capital

Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game <i>Shades</i>, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download.<p>The game takes inspiration from …

Snapchat could be the new home of non-destructive journalism

Back in August, Snapchat introduced the Story feature, allowing users to contribute snaps to a live feed for major events like the World Cup. That same month, details of the ephemeral sharing service's news and ad plans feeds also surfaced. Now, <i>Digiday</i> reports that not only will there be news, but …

Hailo Backup Helps Ensure You Can Book a Taxi in London

Hailo has added a new feature for its users in London that provides an alternate backup car in case you find your chosen mode of transportation unavailable.<p>For example, if you’re looking to hop into one of the capital’s iconic black cabs but Hailo doesn’t have any available, the Backup feature …

Transportation

FilterEasy Raises $1.2 Million To Help You Remember To Change Your Home’s Air Filter

When was the last time you changed your home’s air filter? If you’re like me and the majority of other homeowners across the U.S., this routine home-maintenance task is easy to forget because filters are only changed every few months or so. But the costs of not changing the filter are high: reduced …

Startups

Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally.<p>The law, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires out-of-state retailers to collect …

iPhone usage in America, mapped

What’s the difference between iPhone and Android users?<p>Well, iPhone users are smarter—that is, if you believe everything you read on the internet. (I do not advise this.)<p>That narrative has emerged from a study published Jan. 22 by the American advertising firm Chitika, which found that states with …

Higher Education

What do you get when you combine Guitar Hero and a waterslide?

Slideboard is the answer to the age-old koan, "What do you get when you combine Guitar Hero and a waterslide?" Visitors to Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas will be able to play their own answers this May.<p>According to a Los Angeles Times report, riders will board a raft with built-in controllers, which you …

Uber Returns To New Delhi Six Weeks After Ban

Uber announced today that it will resume operations in New Delhi, India. It was banned by authorities six weeks ago after a female passenger accused an Uber driver of rape.<p>The company had to make a major concession to get around the ban. In a blog post, Uber said that it applied yesterday for a …

India

Cyberbullying law requires students to reveal Facebook passwords

Illinois kids can be held accountable even for posts made after school Law stands in contrast to other states’ privacy-protecting measures<p>There’s an emerging threat hanging over the heads of school bullies: a new law aimed at stopping cyberbullying will force schoolchildren to hand over their …

Social Media

Activist Defiant After Sentencing Over Stratfor Hacking

Barrett Brown, the activist, journalist and one-time associate of hacktivist collective Anonymous who has become an online cause célèbre, isn’t going …

Julian Assange

Marijuana tech startups roll out, hit potholes

The fast-spreading, legal cannabis industry may top $10 billion by 2018, and the rush is on to populate it with the same high-quality services found elsewhere.<p>In San Francisco, leading VC-funded delivery app Eaze announced Thursday their first major new market expansion to San Jose.<p>Eaze partnered …

Cannabis

FBI and US Marshals stock up on radars that can see through walls

"Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"...with radars that can "see" through walls. Because according to <i>USA Today</i>, at least 50 law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI and the US Marshals, have been stocking up on handheld radars for the past …

YC-Backed Pomello Helps Teams Determine Whether Job Applicants Will Fit In

Y Combinator-backed Pomello wants recruiting to be more about getting new employees who will get along with the rest of the team rather than pushing fancy perks and competing on pay.<p>At least, that line of thinking is what got co-founders Catherine Spence and Oliver Staehelin talking while they were …

Employment

Filmmakers Blur Lines with Virtual Reality at Sundance

Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year's Sundance Film Festival. This year's conclave of independent films in Park City, Utah, is …

Virtual Reality

Investors Are Putting Millions Into 'Tinder For Elitists'

There’s a Tinder for dogs, a Tinder for Jews, and now… a Tinder for elitists.<p>Or, as The League creator Amanda Bradford prefers to describe the dating …

Investing

Study: iPhones accounted for half of all new U.S. phone activations in Q4

Mars rover reaches highest point in 7 years, snaps this panorama

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity reaches another height as it celebrates its 11-year anniversary with a video and patriotic panoramic photo just released by NASA.<p>On Sunday, NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity will mark its 11-year anniversary on the Red Planet. To celebrate -- as only a Mars rover …

World Trade Center