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Listen to free, live terrestrial radio on Rdio

Courtesy of partner Cumulus Media, Rdio now lets you listen for free to hundreds of live radio stations.<p>Apple Music has Beats 1 radio, and now Rdio has hundreds of live terrestrial radio stations. Earlier this week, Rdio announced it has added 500 radio stations from its partner, Cumulus Media, …

Apple Music

Yahoo’s Audio-Free Video Messaging App Livetext Is Now Available Worldwide

If you were intrigued by Livetext, the audio-free video messaging app launched by Yahoo last month, but don’t live in the U.S. or the handful of test markets where it was available, then we have news for you. The app is now live worldwide, which means anyone with an iOS and Android device can get …

Apps

DigitalOcean Teams Up With Bitnami, Now Lets You Install Over 100 Web Apps With A Few Clicks

DigitalOcean has made a name for itself as a hosting service that focuses on simplicity. Now, the company is making it easier to install complex applications on its service with the help of Bitnami.<p>DigitalOcean users get two free months of Bitname access. Support applications include everything …

Apps

Scientists hope computer modelling can help predict flu outbreaks

Hong Kong chosen as focus of study because it is global crossroads for the disease<p>There’s no shortage of experts monitoring influenza outbreaks around the globe.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks flu activity in the United States year-round and produces weekly flu activity …

Public Health

Pendulum accessory turns Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or pocket watch

A new product from Bucardo turns the Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or a pocket watch with the company’s upcoming <i>Pendulum Collection</i> of jewelry accessories.<p>The collection includes a vintage-style pocket watch accessory for the 42mm Apple Watch in two styles, and a line of pendant necklaces for …

This wand tethers to your smartphone for real-life wizard wars

Make like a real-life Harry Potter with this gaming wand, now trying to work some magic on Kickstarter.<p><i>Wingardium leviosa!</i><p>While shouting that and zipping the Maguss Wand around in your friend's face won't quite make him levitate like it would in the Harry Potter universe, it could cause him to skip …

Crowd Funding

Twitter hires developer of Falcon Pro to help improve the official Android app

The official Twitter application for Android isn’t necessarily <i>bad</i>, it’s just not the most intuitive or attractive option in the Play Store. There are a multitude of great third party Twitter apps available, most of which bring some handy features to the social network that aren’t available through …

Apps

Android vulnerability can lead to stolen fingerprints "in a large scale"

Biometric security is on the rise as more manufacturers adopt advanced security systems. The most popular method is the use of fingerprint sensors, a technique that has proven to be among the most secure and accurate. But is it really the safest authentication technique?<p>According to researchers Tao …

Samsung Galaxy S5

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Mobile first: Right for your business?

It is 2015 and the world is going mobile. If your business has not yet accepted this, you may already be falling behind. The Internet has been a driving force for businesses for the past two decades, and will remain an integral part of it, but to ignore mobile is to lose out on a huge piece of the …

Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

Like them or not, emojis are turning into the mobile era’s lingua franca. Now a project called emojidex is offering “emojis-as-a-service,” with a platform that lets developers share new emojis with each other and add them to their websites and apps.<p>The platform is “the first service that lets …

Apps

Meet Milk Splash Photography Master Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz (NSFW)

It’s here! After two popular teasers, our interview with milk splash photography master and viral Internet sensation <b>Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz</b> of Aurum …

QuizUp is trying to reinvent itself by turning into a social network

Now you can ignore all that trivia stuff and just hang out instead<p>One of the strangest things any company can do is suddenly shove a social network in your face. It's even worse when a service you're used to suddenly gets socialized in a way that is unavoidable. A recent example of that is Google …

Social Media

Abused Emojis keyboard for iPhone helps kids talk about battering, bullying and dark feelings

A new emoji keyboard for children may cause alarm — and that’s the point.<p>Abused Emojis, a free iPhone app, lets kids express with emoji some bad things that are happening to them at home or school. While a school counselor or trained therapist may ask a child to draw what they are thinking about, …

Mobile Internet To Be Worth More Than Apple By 2018

Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10 percent annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5 percent growth in the last decade. So while Apple continues to knock it out of the park and Xiaomi skyrockets, mobile Internet is <i>the</i> mobile growth market.<p>Digi-Capital now forecasts almost 3x …

Mobile

When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer

In an exclusive interview - in which Ive's promotion is revealed for the first time - Stephen Fry meets Jony Ive, and his boss, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, to talk spaceships, design and Steve Jobs<p><b>Jony Ive promoted to new role of chief design officer</b>• <b><br>Ive will spend more time on design and</b> …

Vox Media Acquires Re/code

Digital media conglomerate Vox Media has acquired Re/code, the technology industry news publication led by renowned tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. The news was first reported today by the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Financial details of the size of the deal, which was reportedly all-stock, have …

Wall Street

Twitter Overtakes LinkedIn As Number 1 Social Media Site For Salespeople

The most flawed stories are those that we think we know best and are often repeated by those around us – and so we rarely investigate further. Ask anyone in business to name the most important social network for salespeople, and you will almost always hear: LinkedIn, of course.<p>LinkedIn, with its …

Social Media

Forget Emoji, Now You Can Express Yourself With Mime

In the beginning there was SMS. Then came emoji. Now, there is MimeChat.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to dye your hair purple or fish-slap a friend in the face but didn’t quite have the nerve, now’s your chance. Virtually, of course.<p>A free app for iPhone and Android, MimeChat allows you to create an …

Social Media

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Famous Movies and TV Shows Recreated with Things Found at Home

We first featured the Cardboard Box Office project back in 2013 as parents Lilly and Leon Mackie were attracting quite a bit of attention for their …

Forrest Gump

Heartwarming Photos of Smiling Babies

Whenever a newborn baby smiles, the old folks say that their angel is playing with them. If that were true, then all these babies must be smiling at …

In Silence and In Sorrow - Photographs by Uma Kinoshita | LensCulture

While her initial interests were focused on the female form and emotions, Fukushima’s nuclear disaster profoundly influenced Uma Kinoshita’s work. Since the triple disaster hit the prefecture on March 11, 2011, Kinoshita has been focused on photographing big social issues. “In Silence and In …

Fukushima

6 Ways Telecommuting Has Changed the Workplace

Here's how telecommuting is changing the workplace in America, much like it's changing my remote workforce.<p>Remember the first time you caught wind of a friend who got to telecommute? The green eyed monster probably showed up in a rage, but today it's pretty common. Businesses have realized that …

The Workplace