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Amazon reportedly wants to turn its own customers into couriers

This idea sounds very tough to pull off — even for Amazon<p>Does "Amazon.com package courier" sound like an appealing second job to you? Because it could eventually be a reality for those who think so. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Amazon is quietly working on a smartphone app that would …

Xiaomi Mi4 Test: Starkes China-iPhone mit Android

Autor: Stefan Schomberg + 06.11.2014 - 18:00 | 7<p>Xiaomi Mi4 Testbericht<p>Zeitwertung<br>Im Detail<p>Wertung am<br>14.08.2018<p><b>83%</b> <br>(gut)<p>Meinungen<p><b>%</b><br>Empfehlungen<p>— <br>(keine …

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

By Co.Existlong Read<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas …

This infographic shows your life — in weeks

Tim Urban has created a wonderful series of infographics over at "Wait But Why."<p>The graphics illustrate "your life in weeks."<p>If you're an American male and you make it to the average life expectancy of just over 76 years, you'll live about 3,962 weeks.<p>If you're a American female, you'll probably …

Forget digital: children are still into books and board games

Children are more likely to watch TV, read a book and play board games than spend their time on video games and mobile apps<p>The image of a teenager sans smartphone might be consigned to the history books, but the digital revolution has not yet reached children, a new report has found.<p>The top …

How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners where he manages investments in e-commerce, consumer Internet data, and application software businesses on a global basis.</i><p>The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

At HP Labs, an effort to make the biggest change to computing since the 1940s

HP Labs has been Hewlett-Packard’s engine of innovation for decades, but the division won a lot of attention this year when it began talking about …

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Gadget der Woche: Pressy, der kleine Extra-Button fürs Smartphone

Was ist Pressy?<p>Pressy ist ein kleiner Button, den man in den Kopfhörerausgang des Smartphones steckt und der sich beliebig konfigurieren lässt. Durch …

Can This Connected Toy Inspire The Next Generation Of Makers?

Don’t doubt the commitment of MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry. She used to work for the U.S. Airforce as a chief engineer designing and building aerospace hardware and helping launch satellites. But working on kit destined for space was a just stepping stone on the road to her real …

“Ethanifier” Lets You Build Your Own Single-Purpose Messaging App Like The Viral Hit “Ethan”

Earlier this month, a ridiculous but clever app called Ethan began blowing up on the startup discovery site Product Hunt. The app is a simple creation built by iOS developer Ethan Gliechtenstein, who had previously launched photo and video app RubCam and a navigation app called Wheretext. The Ethan …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

YouTube star Zoella raising awareness of anxiety and panic attacks

YouTube star Zoella – aka British vlogger Zoe Sugg – has already seen her online success spawn a book deal with Penguin and a guest-presenting slot on Radio 1. Now she’s also taking a role as digital ambassador for mental health charity Mind.<p>The news was announced as Sugg launched her …

The Tah Bluetooth stick lets you control (almost) anything with a smartphone

We've seen plenty of development boards, but this might be the first that comes with both Bluetooth LE and built-in USB. Tah is the creation of India's Revealing Hour and has been designed to both lower the cost of adding Bluetooth to Arduino projects, but also to connect your smartphone to other …

This Website Takes Amazon And Makes It 1,000 Times Better

Amazon is probably your go-to site when you've got a specific product in mind. It's easy to use, has great deals, and even throws in some pretty entertaining reviews now and then.<p>But you've got to admit that visually, Amazon is ... ugly. Like, super ugly. And if you're sick of digging through …