Jenny Lee

182 Flips | 6 Magazines | 21 Likes | 9 Followers | @JennyLee5dmg | Keep up with Jenny Lee on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jenny Lee”

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

The Robomow Diaries: App turns lawn care into a video game

<i>(This is the fourth installment in a weekly series documenting our tests with the Robomow RS612. Read previous posts</i> here, here and here.<i>)</i><p><b>July 29, 2016</b><p>It's been about two weeks since I've seriously tinkered with the Robomow RS612. I've put the $1,599 robot lawnmower on automatic mode, which means …

The hacks that make air travel less painful

Flying for hours in cramped airline seats can take a lot out of us. Katia Moskvitch explores the scientific remedies that can make flying less frustrating.<p>You can’t sleep. Your joints hurt. The food is awful. The air is stinky. It’s too hot. Now it’s too cold. There’s no space for your knees. And …

Jet Lag

Dopamine for Windows expertly handles your local music library

It’s crazy to think that I’ve been using Winamp as my go-to desktop music player for nearly two decades now. The app has always been the best looking tool for the job, and made light work of managing my collection as it grew from a handful of MP3 snippets to a 350GB library of locally stored …

Affinity Designer is a capable (and cheaper) Illustrator alternative for Mac that's coming to Windows

Affinity Designer is easily the closest thing to Illustrator that’s not made by Adobe. Until recently, it was also only available to Apple users.<p>But, that all changed with a short teaser and a quick press release. Serif Ltd., announced that it was bringing the much-loved photo editing application …

GitMarket is a Git-powered marketplace for buying and selling code

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at GitMarket, a marketplace for code. Submit your startup to get featured too.</i><p><b>What is GitMarket?</b><p>GitMarket is the world’s first platform for buying and selling code using private Git repositories. Developers can monetize any code …

BILL GATES: Read these 5 books

After all, Microsoft was basically the poster child for the tech boom of the 1990s - a boom that Warren Buffett famously did not participate in - and the company continues to be considered a "growth" stock today.<p>But I'd have to disagree.<p>Bill Gates might not be picking stocks, but he still thinks …

Bill Gates

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make You A Better Writer

Textio, a service that helps job recruiters by flagging both good and poor phrasing, now aims to be a real-time writing coach.<p>The best way to make your writing better is to show it to someone who knows the topic at least as well as you do. That someone can now be an artificial intelligence system …

Vivaldi's browser for power-users finally launches version 1.0

Vivaldi – a browser created by the founder and ex-CEO of Opera – made waves when it was announced a year ago. Unlike popular choices like Chrome and Firefox, which depend heavily on extensions if you want to do anything beyond basic browsing, Vivaldi was built as an all-in-one solution for “the …

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

The Brain

This 11-Year-Old Girl Started A Project Called #1000BlackGirls To Get More Diverse Books In Schools

"If you have something in common with the characters, you'll always remember and learn a lesson from the book."

New privacy-focused search engine promises to never sell or store your data

With an increasing number of people concerned by infringements of online privacy and how personal data is stored and used, a new UK-based search engine has launched with the promise that your privacy will never be compromised.<p>Oscobo, founded by Fred Cornell (ex-Yahoo) and Rob Perin (ex-BlackBerry), …

T-Mobile is fixing its coverage issues with an LTE hotspot for your home

With the new LTE CellSpot, T-Mobile is asking you to fix its network problems. The small plug-in tower takes a weak LTE signal and boosts it for your home or office, and cleverly hides T-Mobile’s own issues.<p>The CellSpot is available to all Simple Choice customers with a $25 deposit. There are no …

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

ExitFares.com finds great deals on flight prices

<b>Name:</b> ExitFares.com<p><b>What it does:</b> This website monitors social media, message boards, newsletters and more in the travel industry to find inexpensive routes and flight sales.<p><b>What's hot</b>: ExitFares locates remarkable flight deals; it also leads you to little-known websites that hunt down cheap flights …

Starcraft now works in the browser and it's amazing

I love the original Starcraft. It’s hands-down the game I’ve spent the most time playing and was my first introduction to dial-up multiplayer back in 1999.<p>Now, someone’s managed to port Starcraft into the browser for the first time thanks to HTML5.<p>A user on GitHub, known only by the first name of …

11 simple tech travel hacks that will save you time and money on your next trip

Planning for a trip can be a stressful experience.<p>It can get even worse if you're going overseas or to a place you've never been to.<p>But you can save a lot of time and money by taking advantage of these websites and apps.<p>Check out 11 tech travel hacks that will make your next trip so much better.

Hacking

Second Measure Launches, Offering Powerful Live Data Analysis Of Public/Private Companies

A testament to the strength of Second Measure (YC S15) and their data analysis product is the fact that, after backing the company, Y Combinator was so impressed that they became paid users of the product themselves and are now using it to help inform their own future investments.<p>Second Measure …

Ridesharing

Microsoft Introduces 'Tossup', A Social Polling App For Making Decisions Quickly On The Go

Want to plan an event or a trip with your friends?, but agreeing on plans is making you nuts then this latest mobile app launched by Microsoft is …

2 charts show the markets could be heading for a big correction

Stock markets around the world have been on an extended bull run for a long time now, but economists are getting increasingly worried that it could soon be coming to an end.<p>Two new charts, from Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, show that shares are in too-good-to-be-true territory, …

Stock Markets

WD upgrades its popular My Passport Ultra portable HD, last gen 2TB on sale for $80

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Western Digital has announced that it has redesigned its wildly popular My Passport Ultra portable and My Passport for Mac hard …

256-Bit

Silk's revamped data publishing platform can make the most boring subjects beautiful

First launched in 2011, Silk lets you upload data via a spreadsheet or input it manually. You can also add images, to keep things visually interesting, and link items to a specific geographic location.<p>Entered data can then be automatically arranged into a variety of graphs or charts, depending on …

Social Media

PayPal co-founder raises $275 million to reinvent credit

Banks and financial institutions have not created products that serve younger generations in the most efficient way, according to Max Levchin, the …

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anthony P. Lee is a General Partner at Altos Ventures, a venture growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth, founder-led software, mobile and Internet companies.</i><p>Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are …

The next multibillion dollar tech trend from Asia: E-sports

What 2014 sporting event had more viewers than the NBA Finals (18 million), the NCAA men’s basketball championship (21.2 million), and the World Series (23.5 million)? If you guessed the Super Bowl (111.5 million), you’re correct. If you guessed the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship, an …

eSports

The 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions and Credits

<i>This article, written by Lisa Hay, originally appeared on Betterment.</i><p>Most taxpayers can use a standard deduction when filing their taxes, but you can possibly save more money if you're eligible for a variety of itemized deductions or credits.<p>While deductions and credits can save you money when you …

Retirement

14 Better Alternatives To Your Phone's Lousy Default Apps

Let me upgrade you.