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Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

Responding to user activity with the Activity Recognition API

Smartphones have become one of those essentials that we carry with us <i>everywhere</i>, so your typical mobile app is going to be used in all kinds of situations and locations.<p>The more your app knows about this changing context, the better it can adapt to suit the user’s <i>current</i> context. Whether your app …

​Try These Two Moves At Once For a Powerful Upper Body

“Here’s a great cable workout you can do to really work your core, your back, and your chest at the same time,” Marthaler says.<p>For the purposes of the demonstration, Marthaler keeps the pressing cable high and the rowing cable low, but you can use any height you choose.<p>“Your body’s going to be …

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that work without hiring an army of note takers? Google Brain and …

The battle for control of data could be just starting

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to the world’s largest technology companies. …

Amazon Echo

A SQLite primer for Android app developers

Sometimes, you need to store more complex data in your app than just simple key/value pairs saved with a text file or Shared Preferences. Databases are ideal for storing complex data structures and are particularly suited to storing records, where each block of data stored uses the same fields, …

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Consumer Tech
Pharma

SimplyVital Health Is Using Blockchain To Revolutionize Healthcare

<b>Maybe the most comforting healthcare development of 2017.</b><p>It’s no secret that America has a complicated relationship with healthcare. And with all the uncertainty of 2017 looming large over 2018, it can feel like a subject you just want to avoid reading about altogether.<p>But one startup is out to …

Blockchain

Chipmaker Qualcomm Bets on Healthcare's Wireless Future

Imagine you're in a futuristic clinic, standing in front of a middle-aged man. One of his arms is outstretched while the other stays limp, giving him …

Patreon’s API unlocks rewards across the web for art funders

Patreon wants to colonize the internet with its perks for artist crowdfunding subscribers the same way Facebook login brought your social graph and profile to other sites.<p>Pay a monthly subscription to a content creator on Patreon and now it will earn you exclusive access to their patron-only …

Human Rights

Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

There’s little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to speak, he’s able to get away with it, too.<p>Last month, for example, Palihapitiya’s firm, Social …

Venture Capital

SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI

You're reading SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, …

SaaS

Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments

Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely.<p>The company was started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. He believes that his business promotes better fiscal responsibility …

FinTech

The internet of things meets augmented reality as Evrythng partners with Zappar

Evrythng and Zappar are teaming up to blend augmented reality with the internet of things (IoT). How’s that for combining some popular buzzwords?<p>New York-based Evrythng has created a smart products platform that collects, manages, and applies real-time data to drive IoT applications, or everyday …

IBM has a new blockchain platform for banks

IBM has worked with a number of international banks including BBVA, Bank Danamon and National Australia Bank.

National Australia Bank

4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app

Launching a mobile app isn’t quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000’s, there was a distinct “honeymoon phase” when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.<p>These days, …

Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

We have featured the branding redesign from the kind of from 10Clouds on ABDZ. Let's now take a look at their actual work that involves UI/UX, Web …

Interaction Design

Microsoft and Facebook's open AI ecosystem gains more support

Artificial intelligence has helped jump start everything from self-driving cars to soft robotics. As if that wasn't enough, it's also tearing down language barriers to bring the world closer together. But, at the same time, machine learning is dealing with its own, self-constructed walls. Last …

Artificial Intelligence

​5 Supsension Exercises to Try If You Want Rock Solid Abs | Men’s Health

The <b>bodysaw plank</b> elevates your lower-body, shifting more weight onto your shoulders and abs. The saw action also enhances your shoulder stability.<p>The <b>three-way knee tuck</b> rocks your abs and hip flexors, while also giving you a cardio pump.<p>The <b>pike-up</b> requires immense shoulder and core stability. Being …

You can now pick a preferred TV/speaker for media playback with the Google Home

Ever since the Google Home was first released last year, you could use voice commands to start media playback on a Chromecast-enabled TV or speaker. …

Google

Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way.<p>Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we …

Internet of Things

Google launches Cloud Firestore, a new document database for app developers

Google today launched a new database service for Firebase, its platform for app developers. The new Firestore database complements the existing Firebase Realtime Database and indeed, there’s quite a bit of overlap between these two services.<p>As Firebase co-founder James Tamplin told me, the Realtime …

Databases

How to create reminders on Google Home

Google Home's reminders are getting even better. Here's how to use location-based reminders.<p>Believe it or not, reminders weren't always on the Google Home's ($129.00 at Dell Home) features list. Despite voice reminders being something both Google Now and Google Assistant on Android phones had been …

Apps

Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whether or not they meet baseline quality standards for …

Google Home adds reminders to its voice-control repertoire

You can already use Google Home to order from Walmart, watch CBS All Access on your TV and hear daily news updates from former-VP Joe Biden. Now, Google has just updated Home with the ability to set reminders with your voice. The company confirmed to Engadget that (English) reminders would start …

Google Home

Comcast acquires automation platform Stringify

When it comes to online automation platforms, IFTTT is the name most people know and trust. It's a little limited, though. We've covered Stringify a …

Automation

Infographic Maps in Different Formats

Check out this well-designed collection of fully editable infographic maps.Maps of continents, countries, and federal states are often needed in …

Infographics

Stack Overflow’s developer salary calculator tells you how much money you should be making

Stack Overflow, the popular developer community and job board, is launching a new tool today for developers that will allow them to find out how much other developers in their area are making. The data behind the new developer salary calculator is based on information from the Stack Overflow …

Stack Overflow