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How to use your Amazon Echo as a personal fitness trainer

Amazon's voice control speakers are full of handy tips and tricks to help get you in shape. Not only that, but you'll find a variety of heart-pumping guided workouts hidden among the thousands of available Alexa skills. So, go ahead. Skip the gym and try out one of Amazon's simple, fast and …

Is Video Messaging the Future of Home Repair?

A new app lets you chat with your local handyman or plumber in real-time.<p>Just as you’re about to leave for work, a pipe bursts in your home, or the toilet gets clogged, or the dishwater overflows. Suddenly, you’re faced with the frustrating task of tracking down a repairperson and waiting hours for …

Apps

Video Games May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered For ADHD

Medications may take a backseat to video games, if one freshly funded company has something to say about it.<p>Akili Interactive has raised $30.5 …

Power-cutting cord gives your device battery the perfect amount of juice

We know that keeping our smartphones and tablets plugged in over night, well past the point of a full charge, will deplete precious battery life. But who among us purposely gets up in the middle of the night to unplug?<p>The team at UsBidi assumes very few, which is why its developers believe they …

Google Maps now lets you retrace all of your past steps

You know Google is tracking your every move, right?<p>If you own a mobile device, and have opted into location tracking in one or more of Google's many …

Vroom lands $54M to replace the used car salesman

Recently my younger brother bought his first car. He went to a random used sales lot near Boston, and let some guy with greasy hair talk him into something he didn’t want. Less than 24 hours later, he got a queasy feeling in his stomach and wanted to back out of the deal. Except, of course, the …

Used Cars

'Destiny' Players Raise $400,000 For Nepal

In just one week, gamers raised $400,000 for the relief effort in Nepal.<p>The money was raised via a special sales of a special Nepal T-shirt <i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie has for sale at its store. 100% of the proceeds will go to the relief effort.<p>Specifically, the money raised will go to Direct Relief—a …

Task management app Trello now boasts 8M users

While team communication app Slack keeps getting attention and funding, task management app Trello continues to gain traction, too. Today Trello cofounder Joel Spolsky tweeted out that Trello has passed the 8 million user mark.<p>Slack, meanwhile, last week disclosed that it has 750,000 daily active …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist

Osmo is turning out to be wonderfully creative at making apps for children that redefine the meaning of games and play. After a big debut last year, today the Silicon Valley startup is proving that again with Osmo Masterpiece, an app that enables kids and adults to become digital artists and regain …

Urgent.ly Is Uber For When Your Ride Breaks Down

When you break down, the assumption is that you need help urgent.ly. That’s why Urgent.ly exists. This on-demand roadside assistance app aims to be the Uber of what happens if your car can’t be used as an Uber anymore.<p>Founded by Chris Spanos, Surendra Goel, and Luke Kathol, the service allows you …

Customers

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Wi-Fi

Jet.com's Marc Lore On Coexisting With Amazon And Why One-Hour Delivery Is Overrated

In 2010, Amazon.com was squeezing Marc Lore and his company Quidsi. While his company’s sites like Diapers.com were being undercut on price and he was being outmaneuvered by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Lore found himself in a corner. Eventually he conceded, selling Quidsi to its rival for $550 million …

eCommerce

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• <b>The best iPhone apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the thing: a powerful …

Super Glue's Got Nothing On This Liquid Plastic You Harden With UV Light

Billed as the world's first liquid plastic welder, Bondic might look like a tube of super glue, but it's far easier to apply and use—without those …

Agents, lenders fill niche as Chinese money floods housing market

When Alisha Chen first got into real estate 10 years ago, she didn't really plan on becoming a gatekeeper for a global housing market.<p>But a housing crash and a flood of Chinese money later, she's part of a growing cottage industry of real estate agents, bankers and attorneys who specialize in …

JoliCloud merges all your online storage — up to 44 free gigabytes' worth

JoliCloud, a Web-based desktop, is going in a new direction.<p>Starting today, the company will be offering a new product, Drive, which lets people consolidate their various cloud storage services and work with them from a single dashboard.<p>If you’ve ever wondered whether you could combine the 15GB of …

Alex and Ani Add ‘Character’ to the Disney Parks Collection

<b>UPDATE 6/4</b>: Exciting news Disney fans! We actually just got news that the Disney Collection by Alex and Ani bangles just arrived! Look for them …