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This viral smartphone ad about clueless dads stinks worse than a dirty diaper

A panicked Thai father calls his wife while she’s grocery shopping. Their newborn baby is crying inconsolably—what should he do? After a comical series of attempts to quiet the baby using only his smartphone, the dad finally sets the device down. As the music swells, he picks his daughter up from …

Parenting

Jibo Is a Remarkable Robot Assistant for the Whole Family

MIT Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazeal has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jibo, a cute little robot that will help out around the house.<p>Breazeal is considered one of the front-runners in the field of social robotics, which aims to create robots that we can communicate naturally with and …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Cisco CEO: Why the future of the Internet is already here

Welcome to the Internet of Everything. For more than 20 years, technologists have been imagining a world in which everyone is (at least potentially) …

Make Mailings More Memorable with Mail Designer Pro and Mail Designer 2

As an app developer, I'm always trying to find ways to make my apps more visible, and one way is to email existing customers, who have opted-in, about new apps. But plain old text emails don't stand out, and if you get too fancy, the emails might not display well on mobile devices. By definition, …

NASA's iconic moon boots are now a sick pair of sneakers you can buy

July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. To commemorate the occasion, GE partnered with Los Angeles-based boutique shoe company Android Homme and JackThreads to release high-top sneakers inspired by the space boots worn by the likes of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they …

These Keyboard Shortcuts Will Unlock New Levels Of Productivity

So what are these magical secrets? Below are some that I use every day while editing Business Insider or doing anything else on a computer. Try picking them up one at a time and you'll find they become a natural part of your workflow.<p>Note: These are Mac shortcuts used in Chrome, but many are valid …

Slim Case Comparison: Speck Candy Shell vs. Belkin Grip Candy Sheer

I love my iPhone. Who doesn't? So I like to keep it safe in a slim case that can fit in my pocket.<p>When I had an iPhone 4, the <b>Speck CandyShell case ($34.95)</b> was my first pick. Now, with my 5s, I have opted for a <b>Belkin Grip Candy Sheer case ($24.99)</b>.<p>The Speck CandyShell has been getting a lot of …