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Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

Jony Ive discusses Apple Watch design in new ABC News interview clip

Earlier this week, ABC News teased an exclusive look at Apple’s newly-revealed product lineup. Today, the network put the first clip from that segment online, giving viewers a peek at an interiew with Tim Cook conducted right after the press event. Now ABC anchor David Muir has posted another clip, …

Have A MacBook Air? This Hack Might Make Your Screen Even Better

With me recently acquiring a MacBook Air, like any geek, I tried to find any ways in which to make it better. And I've found a way to make the …

Here's Why Tech Companies Had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

March was a rough month for tech stocks. Slumping shares for a variety of companies and a disappointing IPO for a mobile game maker indicate that …

Different Customers, Different Prices, Thanks To Big Data

<b>RIC KOSTICK, THE COFOUNDER</b> of cosmetics company 100% Pure, was clicking through his e-mail one day when a message from a San Francisco startup caught his eye.<p>“We’ve developed a machine learning algorithm that is able to predict which customers will leave your site without purchasing any of your …

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McDonald's new menu item hints at new strategy

McDonald's (MCD) is slowly moving toward becoming a coffee shop. This might sound ludicrous to those who grew up while eating burgers and fries at McDonald's, but any company that wants to succeed will implement initiatives that match industry trends or find itself dying a slow and painful …

Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive review: A fast portable drive with massive storage space - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The fast and affordable Seagate Backup Plus/Slim has the highest capacity of any portable drive. The drive includes helpful backup software and a free two-year 200GB subscription to Microsoft OneDrive online storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> The two-year warranty is short and there's no security option to …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy

She’s not alone. Many public figures find that the appearance of unlimited sharing allows them to achieve privacy meaningfully. Heather Armstrong, a …

Teens

Bill Gates: 'The Idea That Innovation Is Slowing Down Is ... Stupid'

New ideas are coming at "a scarily fast pace," he says.<p>Bill Gates is aware that there's a lot of gridlock in Washington. He's just not sure it matters all that much for innovation.<p>"There's a lot of innovation that isn't dependent on Washington doing anything," the billionaire philanthropist and …

Allo’s low-cost iPhone bike mount adds a speaker (and safety) to your ride

Cycling is a great exercise, but it’s certainly not the safest if you’re wearing headphones while biking on busy roads. Enter Allo, an iPhone case …

Instagram reportedly signs $100M ad deal with big agency Omnicom

Instagram (s FB) only started showing ads in users’ streams last fall, but now it’s ramping up the program quite a bit: The company has signed a big …

It’s time for a Mac OS X and iOS security checkup

Any time there is a major security update to a piece of software I use or some sort of breach to an online service that I am associated with, I am …

Stylish screensaver recreates the iOS 7 lock screen experience on your Mac

Want to bring iOS and OS X even closer together than they already are? Christian Heudens has recreated the iOS 7 lock screen to your Mac as a free downloadable screensaver. The thin fonts look great on a Retina Display. It’s a neat way to give your Mac a bit of individuality and make your …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

VW app conducts electro symphonies to the tune of your driving

Volkswagen has developed a way to turn its cars into giant metal DJs. When plugged into a Volkswagen GTI, the German vehicle manufacturer's Play The Road iOS app uses a swath of data from the car — including its velocity, engine revs, and location — to create a soundtrack that changes as it's …

Meet Lesson.ly, A Training-As-A-Service Startup That Is Clocking Quick Revenue Growth

If you work for a large company, you likely dealt with an onboarding process. Perhaps little quizzes or pamphlets. I recently enjoyed this precise exercise while joining TechCrunch a few months ago, given that our corporate boss AOL is a fan of all things ancient.<p>The gist is that corporate training …

Xiaomi is shaking up the Chinese smartphone market with quality, and rabbits

In three short years since its inception, Chinese company Xiaomi has sold 20 million smartphones, cornered five percent of its home country's smartphone market, and been valued at $10 billion. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> spoke to the company's founder and CEO, Lei Jun, to find out what fueled such …

Fix It Sticks: A Smart Tool For Cyclists

If you’re a bicyclist, you will, at some point, have to tighten various objects on your bike. It’s just a fact of bike ownership. And it can be an …

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks . Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

What Not To Do When You Visit New York City

<b>1. Don't… visit MOMA or The Met.</b><p>I don't have anything against either of these museums. I used to be a card-carrying member of MOMA and I'm planning to check out their new exhibit , "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront."<p>It's just that a visit to MOMA will set you back $20 (unless you …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

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Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

7 Secrets Wealthy People Know About Amassing And Maintaining A Fortune

Becoming wealthy enough to keep the wolf from your door doesn't mean an end to unwanted callers. For every newly minted billionaire, there are …

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How To Find A Decent Web Site Name

One of the most important things you will do for your online business is to choose a name for your web site. It can be extremely difficult to find a …