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Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

This woman is writing a VC-backed novel — & looking for new revenue for book publishers

What comes to your mind when you put Charles Dickens and soap operas together?<p>For Michelle Miller, a banker-turned-writer, it’s a venture-capital backed serial novel that’s trying to create a new revenue model in the much-squeezed book industry.<p>With its own music, audio, and photography, <i>The</i> …

Don't Buy A Smartphone Before May 27th: LG's Next Handset Could Be A Dark Horse

Indecisive phone buyers can only procrastinate for so long, and after a busy month of phone launches many will feel that they’re approaching crunch time. Indeed, if you read my last post on this subject, then you’ll know that I’ve personally already made my mind up as to which is best among the …

PayPal Strategy Exec ‘No Longer With The Company’ After Sending Inappropriate Tweets

PayPal’s new director of strategy Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal is interviewing. The company publicly confirmed that the relatively new hire is “no longer with the company” after sending a series of bizarre and insulting tweets last night.<p>Agrawal joined PayPal in March, after working for many years as a …

Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom

Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The resulting chimaera was called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and it was... not great. To absolutely no one's …

LAPD has a new tool for crowdsourcing photo and video evidence

Citizen-provided evidence is clearly on the up. With the amount of cameras knocking about, this is hardly surprising. However, when something goes down at a large public event, the mass of well-meaning user-submitted evidence can cause data bottlenecks, or a stretch of resources making sense of it. …

Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …

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WhichBeers Wants To Help You Find The Right Beer

At our TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon today, Andrew Kae and Xiaoan Yan presented one of the most useful hacks of the day: a new way to find good beer.<p>Imagine you’re in the store and looking at a giant display case with beers you’ve never heard of. Which one should you buy? WhichBeers uses image …

It’s 2014. Do you know where your data is?

It’s no secret that over the last year, companies have adopted and deployed big data architectures and analytics like never before. They’ve caught …

10 Mobile Marketing Statistics to Help Justify Your Budget

At times, it can be a difficult process with lots of push back and discussion, while other times it’s an easy conversation due to the success of your spending decisions or widespread internal buy-in.<p>Either way, budget management is a critical aspect of your role as a marketer, or soon will be at …

‘Disrupt Taco Bell’ Hack Stretches Your Dollar On Late Night Burrito Runs

It’s 1 am, you’re hungry and you’ve only got $5. How do you figure out what the maximum amount of grub you can snag inside that budget is? You could try to do some drunk math but that’s never going to work out. Or you could try the time-honored method of rolling up to the drive through and …

Five Key Properties of Interactive Data Visualization

According to renowned AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories statistician John Tukey, “data may not contain the answer. The coordination of some data and an aching desire for an answer will not ensure that a reasonable one can be extracted from a given body of data.” While Tukey (1915-2000) is correct in …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Tactus working to bring us physical buttons that rise out of our touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

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Apple Makes Key Part Of Google's Experimental 'Project Tango' Phone

The world of smartphones tends to be a battle between two conflicting universes created by Apple and Google (with star player Samsung competing on Google’s side of the field), but in at least one ambitious new Google device, components from both universes can be found working together for the …

Toshiba's ultra-fast microSD cards will let you shoot like a pro with small cameras

It's easy to find fast storage if you have a big camera, but not so much if you have a very tiny mirrorless cam that uses microSD cards -- more often than not, you're stuck in the slow lane. You won't be held back for much longer if Toshiba has its way, though. The company has just revealed the …

Devil in My Ride - Trailer 1

After Doreen is possessed by the devil on her wedding night, her groom and her rebellious brother put aside their differences and embark on a wild …

Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.<p>The nation's largest arts and crafts chain, based in Irving, Texas, said that its …

Rolex: How a 109-Year-Old Brand Thrives in the Digital Age

Last year, the decision makers at Rolex decided the time was right for a shakeup.<p>Unlike with most "shakeups," however, there wouldn't be widespread …

Former BP employee pays $224,000 over insider trading charges

<b>A former BP employee, who oversaw the cleanup of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, will pay $224,118 to settle an insider trading charge.</b><p>Keith Seilhan was accused of selling $1m of shares in BP after receiving information about the severity of the spill which was not publicly available …

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