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Tattoos of Semicolons Offer Love and Hope to Those Struggling with Mental Health Issues

A growing number of people are imprinting their skin with semicolons, either as temporary drawings or permanent tattoos. The trend isn't a simple fashion statement or celebration of punctuation, however; the body inkings are part of <i>Project Semicolon</i>, a faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to …

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

Years after invasion, the U.S. leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>KABUL — In a private room inside the Wiana …

Where Are The Invisible Apps?

Eli Portnoy Contributor<p>Eli Portnoy is the CEO & co-founder of Sense360.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Uber Can Protect Consumer Privacy<p>More than a year ago, Matthew Panzarino wrote an article on TechCrunch in which he described a new type of mobile app experience that he coined the Invisible …

Review: The best new features coming from Apple, Google

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon …

Space Sex: PornHub wants $3.4 million to make orbital whoopie

Despite the associated physical difficulties of boinking in orbit, PornHub recently started an IndieGoGo campaign raising funds for the world's first space-based sex scene. The online pornography clearinghouse is seeking to raise $3.4 million over the next 60 days in order to send up AV stars Eva …

Why We Finally Have the First True 'Smartphones'

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

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Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

But is it too late to beat Google?<p>“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Steve Jobs once said. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>It’s an ironic quote, given the countless examples of Apple …

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Tech firms need to use data ethically around the internet of things

Free services usually mean we pay in data and privacy. Is there a better business model for connected homes?

Personal Data

What Happens to Your Data When You Monitor Your Personal Fitness

Wearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.<p>As we become more comfortable with the idea of monitoring our own footsteps, calorie-burn, sleep patterns and …

The Big Reverse Of The Web

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dries Buytaert is the co-founder and CTO of Acquia and the inventor of Drupal.</i><p>Here is one idea that arrived before its time: the push-based web, where information comes to us, versus the search-dominant web we’re most familiar with. Those who are looking at the push web in the context …

How Pebble’s CEO Plans To Win The SmartWatch Wars

Eric Migicovsky's not afraid of Apple<p>Long before Apple dove into the smartwatch business this spring, a little company called Pebble made a big splash--and set a $10-million Kickstarter record--by debuting an intelligent timepiece that provides emails, texts, and music controls. Pebble Time, its …

I created a hologram on Microsoft HoloLens

I am a holographic developer. I know because Microsoft told me I was. And this was just 15 minutes or so into a 90-minute session about building apps …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Solar grills, smart pillows, levitating light bulbs

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Ears will become like fingerprints if this amazing new tech is built into your next phone

The iPhone, the Galaxy S6, and a few other high price smartphones have fingerprint sensors for extra security, and authorization of payments; but the …

Indiegogo cancels modular phone project without an explanation

Google’s Project Ara, the Puzzlephone, and startup Vsenn aren’t the only modular smartphones we can expect to see in 2015. Fonkraft is a new name in …

What becomes of the Misfits and FitBits of the world after the Apple Watch? Apps.

Last week I devoted a fair chunk of column space to Misfit, suggesting the company’s modular approach to wearables was a bit ahead of its time. Later …

Notifications Are The Next Platform

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anish Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Snowball.</i><p>As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives.<p>Search (largely Google) has …

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Google bursts into the wireless industry

Google wants to be your wireless carrier.<p>The search giant on Wednesday announced its long-anticipated wireless service in the United States, called Project Fi.<p>Google hopes to stand out by changing the way it charges customers. Typically, smartphone owners pay wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon …

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