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Modern Living Room Furniture

We designed our Sterling sofa with chaise with a casual modern look in mind.<p>The deep seat of our Wells sofa makes it a great sofa for lounging, but the special details like button tufting,...<p>The Steen console table is as much a functional solution as it is a show-stopping work of art.<p>Ian offers the …

Furniture

Apple explains why Wi-Fi Assist isn't eating your data

Apple has revealed more information about how Wi-Fi Assist — a new feature in iOS 9 — works.<p>Wi-Fi Assist helps your phone use the best connection …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

Microsoft Office Just Made Its Biggest Change in 30 Years

More than any other productivity app, Microsoft’s Office software suite has dictated the way we work. For years, workplace collaboration has meant …

Software

'Shark Tank' investor explains how to make a great first impression

Before people knew him as an investor on "Shark Tank," Daymond John made his millions from FUBU - a clothing line he launched with his friends in the early '90s. So, it's safe to say that Daymond John knows a thing or two about fashion. The dapper Shark Tank investor and Moguls Mobile founder tells …

Clothing

Here’s what people use their Apple Watch for

Unlike many previous must-have tech gadgets, the Apple Watch doesn’t just have one killer app — but many. So what exactly do owners use their Watch for then, and how does this stack up against Apple’s stated goals for the device?<p>A new survey released by analysts at Wristly charts the usage of …

No connection? No Amazon device? Prime Video says no problem

Amazon Prime Video, a Netflix competitor from the retailing giant, will let you download shows and movies to watch offline on nearly any smartphone.<p>Being member of Amazon Prime now means your movie won't stop just because your mobile connection does.<p>Prime members in the US, UK, Germany and Austria …

Tech Trends
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10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

Networking
Breakfast
Government

How a tech executive turned a fudge store into an international candy empire

<i>Frank Crail was running a successful tech business when he and his wife decided to start a family in the small town of Durango, Colo., in 1981. Since</i> …

U.S. Army

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Salesforce cofounder explains where big old tech companies like Microsoft often go wrong

It took almost 16 years for Salesforce to get to this point, but its cofounder Parker Harris believes there's one key reason to its massive growth in a relatively short period of time: focus.<p>Unlike some of its bigger rivals like Oracle and SAP, who are virtually in every area of enterprise …

Customers

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …

NHS

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Storage Issues, Begone! More Space for More Pics

We’ve all seen that dreaded “out of storage” notification pop up on our phones.<p>(And usually at the worst times.)<p>But no need to fear! We’ve teamed up …

Apps

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Google Translate is now better with casual conversation

Google claims that its Translate service is used on over 100 billion words a day. However, it hasn’t been as useful in translating casual conversation as with official documents until now.<p>The company says it’s been working with thousands of people in its user community to improve translations. It …

The ONE Smart Piano could make learning to play much more fun

When I was six years old, one of the ways I amused myself was to sit down at the baby grand piano in the living room and tap out tunes I heard on the radio. In response, my parents embarked on a six-year run of piano lessons.<p>While I eventually warmed to the disciplined practice required, once the …

Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month

Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself as a one-stop shop for their various front-of-house and back-office needs. Today sees the latest development on that theme: the company has launched Square Payroll, software …

Small Business

Comically Explained: The 6 Kinds Of Corporate Org Charts

Do you work in a hierarchy, an amoeba, or a ball of yarn? The Doghouse Diaries explains.<p>Can’t figure out your company’s org chart? You’re not alone: no one can, and attempting to do so is just wishful thinking. To translate what it means, the Doghouse Diaries has come up with a handy primer, …

Private Sector

Everything you need to know about this unfolding Greek tragedy

Democracy is messy. The Greeks know this better than most, having essentially invented the concept.<p>But by unexpectedly calling for a public vote on its latest bailout proposal, the Greek government—in the name of democracy— has triggered a highly uncertain sequence of events that it seems …

Europe

An IBM engineer quit to become an Instagram star — these 29 photos prove it was a good idea

But his biggest passion was always photography, and after he saw his Instagram followers grow past 100,000, he quit his IBM job.<p>Now Roos is one of the most popular Instagram photographers, with more than 433,000 followers. Some of the world's biggest brands, including Samsung and Sony, reach out to …

Social Media

This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

Clean Energy