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No Windows, no problem: Amazon’s AppStream streams almost any Windows app from the cloud

Want to run a Windows app on an iPhone? That’s no problem, thanks to a new update to Amazon’s AppStream service.<p>AppStream, which is a part of AWS, …

Honeywell's Lyric thermostat is a worthy Nest competitor (hands-on)

Last week Honeywell announced the Lyric, its answer to the Nest learning thermostat. Today, we got a chance to see the WiFi-connected smart device in person. Retailing for $279 starting in August, the Lyric stands out for its geofencing feature, which uses smartphone location info to know whether …

Video: Madrona’s Julie Sandler inspires teenagers with these 3 startup tips

Madrona Venture Group’s Julie Sandler inspired a crowd of 15,000 high school students earlier this year with her talk at We Day, imploring the …

A normal job vs. an adventure

At the beginning of the 1900’s, Ernest Shackleton was merely a third officer in an expedition to the South Pole. He was sent home early for health …

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

This is the last day of the <b>All Things Digital</b> site, which began life in April of 2007 as a year-round extension of the <b>D</b> conference we launched in …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Why Tim Cook Wants Apple To Make An iWatch

Specifically, it says that "Mr. Cook appears to be interested in the smartwatch's broader implications — for instance, that a watch might monitor heart rate and other vital measures, thus improving health and limiting doctor visits, according to these people."<p>An iWatch with health monitoring …

Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups

After a long, exhilarating week hunting down the coolest new startups in Austin and Seattle, I’m proud to announce the winners of our recent TechCrunch Pitch-offs.<p>They triumphed through a sixty-second pitch, stood up against a barrage of questions from local venture capitalists and TechCrunch …