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Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, …

This Lying Down Desk Is Roughly 10,000x Better Than Standing Desks

Thought standing desks would be the way of the future? Well, a company in Japan is about to give the alternative desk solution a run for its money.<p>Sanko Co.'s "Lazy Desk" is now available for preorder online. The product, priced at 8,980 yen (about $90), aims to fulfill everyone's wish of never …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Simple root for Verizon/AT&T Galaxy S5, Note 3, and more released by geohot!

Hacker superstar George Hotz just released a simple root method for most Android devices running an unpatched version of the Linux kernel, including the previously unrooted Galaxy S5 on Verizon and AT&T, as well as the Galaxy Note 3 on the same carriers, Galaxy S4 Active, and more.<p>Hotz, known by …

Amazon Said To Start Selling Babysitting And Other Home Services Later This Year

Amazon wants to be your one-stop shop for everything – including trades and services, according to a new report by Reuters. The company is looking at debuting sales of things like babysitting, handymen services, painters, haircuts, home repair and more. The move would extend Amazon’s range of …

These Two Innovations Are Going To Change The Wireless World

Samsung<p><i>This post is sponsored by Samsung.</i><p>Smartphones are a big part of our lives. Studies even say we look at them as many as 150 times a day.<p>But even though we love our phones (maybe even too much), until recently they lagged behind tablets and laptops on Wi-Fi speed and the ability to download …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Review: Luxury MetaWatch Frame Smartwatch Pairs With Your iPhone or Android Smartphones

- May 26, 2014<p>Ever since the release of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, iPhone and Android owners who didn’t have a Galaxy Note 3 wondered when they …

Smart Apps Are Great, But Do They Know Too Much?

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A rising class of apps called smart apps promise to make users' lives easier by essentially acting as personal assistants. Yet, users may be uncomfortable with the amount of personal information required to make them work.<p>Smart apps learn a user's behavior by …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>“Europe's …

Big Data knows you're sick, tired and depressed

From the diseases you battle to the pills you pop, your most personal health information could be for sale.<p>That's because some data brokers are collecting information from the surveys you take, websites you visit, products you buy and mobile apps you use to create lists of consumers with certain …

Six Things I Learned at the Code Conference

Walt Mossberg calls out six interesting observations from the first Code Conference.<p>Our inaugural <b>Code Conference</b> is a wrap, and, for those who attended or read about it, there’s a lot to process about the current and future state of tech and media. We heard from the leaders of giants like …

Google Said To Be Building Its Own Fleet Of Satellites

Google is aiming for the sky.<p>According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, the tech giant is planning to invest more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites. The goal: To bring Internet access to every corner of the globe, no matter how remote.<p>The satellites are likely to be small and …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

GrabTaxi Raises $15M Series B Led By GGV Capital

GrabTaxi, the taxi-calling app that claims to be the largest in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $15 million Series B led by GGV Capital with participation from Qunar and returning investor Vertex Venture Holdings. The latter led GrabTaxi’s Series A round, which was announced last …

TrueCrypt Is Back, But Should It Be?

Last week I wrote about the suspicious and abrupt announcement that TrueCrypt, a popular free open source encryption solution, was being abandoned and is considered “harmful and no longer secure”. In the article I covered the potential motives for this including the technical challenges with …

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …

A silent MacBook Air is now possible, if Apple wants it

Intel's new Broadwell processor promises to kill the cooling fan<p>Apple dedicated much of its WWDC 2014 keynote yesterday to the introduction of new Continuity software that blurs the line between the mobile iOS and desktop OS X operating systems. Today Intel has announced a reference PC design that …

Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Raises Another $66.5M From Andreessen Horowitz and IVP At A $500M Valuation

Well that was fast.<p>It was a little more than four months ago that Zenefits raised a $15 million Series A Round from Andreessen Horowitz to power explosive growth in its cloud-based HR platform. But the company has already gone back for more funding, raising an additional $66.5 million from return …

Meet Liva, the 'world's smallest' Windows kit PC

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- If you're a fan of small, cute computers, the Liva Kit PC from Taiwanese company ECS will float your boat.<p>At just 190g (under 7oz) and measuring 118 by 70 by 56mm (4.6 by 2.8 by 2.2 inches) the Liva can be held in the palm of your hand. In fact ECS is -- very carefully and …

Home Theater

Akamai signs deal with OpenDNS to make the web faster

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Mr. Vi/Thinkstock<p>Content delivery network [company]Akamai[/company] is still attempting to speed up the web and it has …

How to protect yourself from Gameover Zeus

Thousands of Britons are infected with dangerous malware and have just two weeks to protect themselves before it attempts to empty their bank accounts, warns the National Crime Agency. Here are the simple steps you need to take now to stay safe<p>More than 15,000 people in the UK have been infected …

Anti-Virus Software

Marvell outfits its chips for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Marvell believes the internet of things will need Zigbee, Apple and voice recognition.<p>The new Marvell silicon includes a …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

New Chrome extension hopes to demystify encryption

Google launched a two-pronged attack against unencrypted email on Tuesday, divulging which webmail providers don't encrypt their customers' webmail in a new Transparency Report update, while making it easier for individuals to implement the tough email encryption standard known as Pretty Good …

Information Systems

Headphones that cost more than your mortgage payment

The pitch:<p>With the announcement of the sale Beats Electronics, which includes Dr. Dre’s Beats line of audio products, to Apple AAPL, +0.77% for a …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

Bitcoin rival rewards you for archiving history instead of doing useless math

Other than generating lucre, Bitcoin mining does nothing but waste of time and energy. That's why researchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland have developed "Permacoins" which reward you for actually doing something useful: backing up important data to your hard drives. For instance, …