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What The City of the Future Looks Like Today

This year really heralds the fourth evolution of the Internet: the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Internet first gave us basic connectivity and then a networked economy and immersive experiences, but today, IoE promises to be more disruptive, pervasive and vital to our lives than the Internet …

Why Your Consumer Brand Should Turn to Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are becoming a legitimate revenue driver for brands. In fact, some of the leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in the world are building entire fleets of mobile apps. These apps are not only built for customers as a branding tool, but they are also used as efficiency drivers …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

New Study: Being Bilingual Slows Down Brain Ageing

Speaking a second language can slow down the ageing of the brain, a study has said.<p>According to the paper, published in Annals of Neurology, the …

Plastic heals itself by mimicking the human body

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ryan Gergely<p>LG made the news last year when it released a mobile phone that could self-repair minor damage to its …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

The Optimal Length For Video Marketing Content

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>At Veed.me, we’re often asked by businesses, “How long should a video be?”<p>Truth is, there are two answers for this question:<p>As short as possible<br>• It …

Mobile Devices Are Actually Driving Store Sales, Not Hurting Them

<i>Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by</i> <i>BI Intelligence</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click</i> <i>here</i> <i>to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and</i> <i>receive it every morning in your inbox</i><i>.</i><p><b>MOBILE COMMERCE IS DRIVING IN-STORE SALES:</b> Mobile …

eCommerce

Cybercriminals Give up Targeting iPhones Focusing Entirely on Android

Cybercriminals have all but given up on trying to breach the security of Apple's iPhones, with over 99% of all new mobile malware threats detected in …

Managing in the era of disposable apps: things they didn't teach you in college

Enter the era of IT service broker, whose role is to 'integrate internal and external services together to form composite services.'<p>Apps -- or …

Apps featured by Apple or Google get 6 times the downloads and 9 times the revenue — or nothing

Everyone who has published an app in the iOS App Store wants Apple to feature them, because that will boost download numbers to insane levels, right?<p>Nope.<p>A new report from app analytics provider Distimo indicates that while getting the Apple spotlight can boost your downloads by up to six times …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Heartbleed security flaw may not be as dangerous as thought

After this week's massive Heartbleed bug, one of the biggest concerns was that the bug might leak a website's private SSL keys, the key to the green lock that secures data sent to users. It's especially dangerous because, if an attacker did access the keys, they could be used even after the server …

Shopify tweaks its card reader rates to challenge Square

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shopify<p>E-commerce startup Shopify only got into brick-and-mortar commerce last August, but it’s already retooling its …

Skype TX: Microsoft Targets Broadcasters

Microsoft is extending its reach into the broadcasting realm with a new product called Skype TX, which it calls “studio grade software that delivers high quality audio and video output to seamlessly connect broadcast and media productions with people around the world.”<p>Skype TX will be available “in …

Wealthy stranded in digital dark age as expensive properties lack fast internet

Many of the UK's most exclusive addresses have well below average internet connection speeds<p>They have panoramic views, iris recognition in the lifts, and a 24-hour concierge who will stock the fridge with champagne or charter a private jet. But as the rest of the nation upgrades to fibre-optic …

Televisions

Study: Most Millennials Don’t Watch TV on the TV

The YouTube generation simply isn’t watching TV the way their parents are, or so says the latest Digital Democracy Survey of American media …

Televisions

BT broadband and pay TV tops Ofcom's complaints list

<b>BT has topped the UK's list of the most complained about broadband providers for the first time.</b><p>The report, covering the last three months of 2013, was published by Ofcom.<p>The communications watchdog ranks the five biggest internet providers based on the number of complaints it receives about them …

Pay-TV

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care? - Pocket-lint

Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV.<p>It's super easy to figure out, set up, …

Television: demand more

How we watch the BBC, Sky, Freesat and YouView is on the cusp of major change. Matt Warman reports<p>At the beginning of this week, the BBC announced changes to the world’s most popular TV on demand service, the iPlayer. Yesterday Sky confirmed that the electronic programme guide in 8million homes …

A tale of two thermostats: What Nest and Ecobee teach us about connected thermostats

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Ecobee has sold a little less than 500,000 connected thermostats since its founding in 2007 according to its CEO Stuart …

BBC threatens to take BBC3 off the air, make it online-only

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The BBC’s BBC3 network, known as the birthplace of shows like <i>Torchwood</i>, <i>Little Britain</i> and <i>Being Human</i>, may not be accessible to …

Microsoft's new Office Graph will help you discover what's trending around your workplace

Microsoft Office is about to get more personal with something called Office Graph. The new feature incorporates your web searches and online interactions, allowing it to highlight files and projects it thinks are important to you based on who you're talking to. It can also let you know how you're …

UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)

The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy concerns. <i>The Guardian</i> reports that extensive patient information from its HES (hospital episode …