Patricia Hutton

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20 Master Bedrooms With Creative Style Solutions

What makes a bedroom unforgettable? Is it a certain look? A luxury feel? A hot color? The answer: there are MANY ways to add flair to your sleeping …

Samsung Devices Get Exclusive 'Milk Music' Streaming App

Users of Samsung's popular Galaxy series of phones got a nice perk Friday: a new streaming music app exclusive to phones of that make. Called "Milk Music," it's free, and better still, there are no ads.<p>Although the service is billed as new, it actually is more of a shiny coat of paint on the …

New App Will Annotate Your Walk Through Los Angeles

LASHP Trail App<p>A proposed map of the first trails the app will cover<p>[Images via Gizmodo]<p>UCLA and California State Parks are hoping to transform the way we walk through Los Angeles with a new app, says Gizmodo's Alissa Walker, who had a chance to try it out ahead of its public launch in April. …

Shaquille O'Neal talks Fitbit, Google Glass and smartphones at SXSW

This is Shaquille O'Neal's second SXSW, and this year he stopped by Austin to talk about wearables. In a panel with Rick Valencia of Qualcomm yesterday, Shaq touched on the importance of activity trackers in keeping us fit. He's personally a fan of Fitbit, which he uses to help meet the goal of …

A better Rift: Oculus hires former Valve VR engineer

To make a great product, you need great people. Oculus VR is hoping its latest hire is exactly that.<p>One of the former leads on Valve’s virtual-reality project is now working on the Oculus Rift. Atman Binstock has left the Half-Life developer to head up a new research-and-development group for …

The 5 hottest health-tech startups at SXSW

AUSTIN, Tex. — Health technology startups shone this year at South by Southwest Interactive.<p>Pedicab bikers raved about TumorPaint (the inventor of the “molecular flashlight” delivered a rousing talk), and Misfit Wearables piqued excitement by giving out 100 of its free fitness devices to attendees. …

Archos' octa-core smartphone is surprisingly quick for the price

When it comes to smartphones, hugs and all-you-can-eat buffets, more is better, right? That's why we had to sit down and play with Archos' 50c Oxygen. The gassy, Jelly Bean-running handset is one of the first to use MediaTek's 1.7GHz octa-core MT6592 CPU, housed behind a 5-inch 1,280 x 720 IPS LCD …

Dario Offers Glucose Meter and Connected Apps for People with Diabetes

Glooko, a cable and mobile app that helps diabetics record their glucose readings, finally has some competition. LabStyle Innovations today announced Dario, an alternative with a key point of differentiation – it has its own “smart meter” which replaces existing devices by Bayer, OneTouch, …

Failure to launch: why startups are using SXSW as a testing ground

Secret looks for a new way to win in Austin<p>In March 2007, Twitter became the breakout hit of the South By Southwest Interactive when attendees used the service to discover hot parties and connect with friends at the festival. Two years later, Foursquare replicated the feat, introducing the world to …

Congress Members Share A Few Ways Techies Can Influence Them

There are 300-plus million Americans and only 535 members of Congress: simple math is the big reason why it’s difficult to have direct democracy in a country with a 500,000:1 ratio of legislators to citizens. So, today, at the tech mega-conference, SXSW, I asked two congressmen (and former tech …

Oculus Rift’s First-Run Development Kit Is Sold Out As It Poaches Key Valve VR Talent

The Oculus Rift development kit is no longer for sale in most parts of the world, the company reports. The dev hardware for the virtual reality headset has been on sale since Oculus kicked off their Kickstarter campaign, and began shipping around March 30, 2013. Since its original development, …

Archos' 6.4-inch smartphone puts the buttons on the back

When we talk about smartphones with buttons on the back of the case, most people's thoughts turn toward the LG G2. But now the French electronics outfit Archos has decided to follow in LG's footsteps with the 64 Xenon, a 6.4-inch phablet that puts both the volume and power buttons on the rear side. …

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

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