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10 most important things in advertising

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum.WSJ/Screenshot<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. WhatsApp and Messenger are going to start monetizing.</b> Until now, subscription fees appeared to be one of the messenger service's primary plans for monetization.<p><b>2. AOL is</b> …

Advertising

The Movado Bold Motion is a $695 analog smartwatch with no screen

The new watch gets its smarts from HP<p>Last year, HP dipped a toe into the wearables market by collaborating with Michael Bastian on the Chronowing, a smartwatch that was more analog than digital. Today, HP is announcing the continuation of the program that the Chronowing was born out of. It's called …

Wearable Tech

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.<p>It can …

Sky Tower In Denmark Might Be The Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever

This just might be the simplest idea for a theme park ride... and also the most frightening.<p>The Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark is a free fall ride with no brakes because there's no vehicle. It's just you, plunging from the top of a 130-foot tower into a net 100 feet below.<p>According to the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

HD Displays: Dell 23″ Widescreen LED: $120 (Reg. $220), Samsung 40″ 1080p Smart HDTV: $573 (Reg. $748), more

<b>Update:</b> 5/19 (1pm): The 23″ Dell Monitor has sold out.<p>Today we’re seeing a number of high quality HD displays with great discounts. The first, at Newegg, is the Dell S2340M 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor for $159.99. Use the coupon code: <b>EMCYTZG339</b> at checkout to drop it to only $119.99 shipped. …

Smart Keyless Access System KISI Lets You Swipe To Open Your Door

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, smart keyless access system maker KISI was showing off its mobile-connected device, which allows you to control entry to a building with a simple-to-install system that can be managed via your smartphone. Since launching last year, KISI has gone …

Firefox OS 1.3: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Flash

Mozilla today released Firefox OS version 1.3 to its partners for implementing in their smartphones. There are many new features for both users and developers, and the first phone to feature them is the ZTE Open C, which is available for sale as of today on eBay.<p>First and foremost, Firefox OS users …

New Best Buy promo lets iPhone 4 owners trade up to a Verizon or Sprint 5s for free

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><b>Update (5/8 3:00pm):</b> If you’re looking for an AT&T iPhone 5s your best bet would be to sell your old iPhone back to a service like …

​Sprint is ready to throttle its unlimited data plans, but only in 'congested' areas

It was a big promise: unlimited data, without quotes, throttling or restrictions. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has repeatedly defended the company's pledge to offer a true unlimited plan, but now the company is quietly eating its words. Customers on Sprint, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile have all …

Dropcam adds $29 motion sensors (and teaches its cam to recognize cats)

Dropcam, whose Wi-Fi video security system impressed us when we previously tried it, is now adding separate motion sensors to its product range. Costing just $29 each, Dropcam Tabs are small, weather-resistant devices that can be attached to doors, windows, and valuables. They use Bluetooth LE to …

JLab Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ USB charging port (multiple colors) $30 Shipped (Reg. $100)

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>Groupon offers the JLab Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99 with free shipping. That’s 70% under retail, nearly 50% …

PlayStation 4 Beats Xbox One for February Console Sales in the US

Sony and Microsoft have both just shared results from NPD’s February US console roundup, but it looks like we’ve seen this story before. Just like in January, Sony declared its PlayStation 4 the top-selling console last month while Microsoft tried to tout its platforms in other ways.<p>Microsoft …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Here's why Amazon Prime can afford to raise prices

In terms of scale, speed, and streaming extras there is no comparable offering<p>Yesterday morning Amazon emailed it customers to let them know that its Prime delivery service, after more than nine years, was getting its first price hike, from $79 a year to $99. In some ways it seemed like a risky …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom details allegedly come to light

The camera-centric Galaxy S5 spinoff could be among Samsung's first to employ its hexa-core processor.<p>The camera-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, a variation on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, could feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and a hexa-core processor, according to new benchmarks.<p>Thanks …

Samsung Galaxy S5

HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens

HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking experience. The app also has a familiar look: its avatars, called “hoverheads,” are a lot like …

Affordable Asus Chromebox Cloud PC Fires Shot Across Microsoft's Bow

Recently I spent some quality time testing (and tearing down) the new Asus Chromebox small form factor Chrome OS PC. This little 5×5-inch brick runs Google's latest Chrome operating system and the model I tested was based on an Intel Core i3 dual-core (Haswell) processor, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM and a …

Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

We’re seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it’ll mean much less input from you.<p>Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before …

The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

A Lego builder tackles the challenge of crafting a working keyboard out of Lego bricks and has to make some entertaining substitutions for traditional keys.<p>Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved …

Lego

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

Privacy

Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One

Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately.<p>Call of Duty changed the way we …

Report: This is what iOS 8 looks like, at least right now

Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, looks an awful lot like the iOS you've already got on your iDevice. At least that's according to screens leaked on Chinese microblog site Weibo and lent credence by veritable Apple site <i>9to5Mac</i>, which show what is supposedly iOS 8 in …

Online gambling spurs addiction fears

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- It was 1978 when Charles "C.P." Mirarchi first walked into Resorts International Casino in Atlantic City.<p>"I was like a kid in a candy store," recalls Mirarchi, a compulsive gambler turned counselor at a Collingswood rehab center.<p>Mirarchi's story is like many cautionary tales …

Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

Tokyo technology start-ups offer devices and gadgets

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1060000/1060548_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522308276_5224bc37f0478d0a8cfa4954a2002f43<p><b>Tokyo's technology start-up scene is beginning to take off. But can the Japanese capital rival California's Silicon Valley?</b><p>Imagine struggling to …

Google Glass

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

It's Actually Cheaper To Buy Digital Storm's New Gaming PC Than To Build It Yourself

In a sure sign that the world is ending — or that perhaps a boutique PC vendor is actually making use of economies of scale to benefit their customers — Digital Storm’s newly released Vanquish II gaming rig is cheaper to outright buy off the shelf than it is to build yourself.<p>For the sake of …