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Chill optional: 51 percent of US internet users watch Netflix

Netflix's robust content library has helped it top nearly 70 million subscribers worldwide. Not surprisingly, the majority of those come from the US, where the streaming service has over 43 million customers alone. And, for the most part, people here seem to be fond of it. According to a survey …

TarDisk Pear creates a Fusion Drive for your MacBook via the SD Card slot

Wishing your MacBook had a Fusion Drive? Now it can! A company named TarDisk is using a small drive that fits into an SD Card slot to bring Fusion to your mobile device.<p>The Pear works by immediately executing commands at the root level to “logically allocate files” between your existing drive and …

Facebook To Reduce Unwanted 'Candy Crush' Invitations, Says Zuckerberg

<i>Disclosure: I own a small number of Facebook shares.</i><p>Facebook chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recently hosted a Townhall Q&A at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India. During the town hall event, Zuckerberg was asked questions about why the company has so much …

Panasonic has a new line of solar powered products designed for those in need

The discrepancy between first and third-world energy supplies is incredible. Nearly 20% of the world’s population lives without access to common amenities that many of us take for granted. Panasonic has set out with a new line of solar storage products, under its eneloop collection, that aims to …

Clean Energy

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Evernote

Can Atomic Be Google Docs For Designers?

Atomic is a powerful web-based platform that allows designers to collaboratively prototype beautiful apps for any platform.<p>It seems insane, but Photoshop is still the starting point for a lot of app and web designers. But when you start your design in a static tool that doesn’t do interaction, or …

Daily Inspiration #2184

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

Add-on promises to stabilize video from nearly any camera

It's possible to stabilize your phone videos through Hyperlapse, and dedicated video editors can smooth out other shaky clips with enough time and effort. But what if you want a simple way to eliminate jitters no matter which camera you're using? SteadXP believes it can help. It's crowdfunding a …

Deepomatic Grabs $1.4 Million For Its Deep Learning Visual Search Technology

French startup Deepomatic just raised $1.4 million (€1.2 million) from Alven Capital and business angels, such as Pierre Valade and Jean-Charles Samuelian. The company has built a smart search engine that indexes and identifies objects in an image in order to compare them with a database of objects.<p>…

Fender Goes Digital So You Don’t Quit Guitar

Ninety percent of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year. That’s a big problem for the musical instrument industry, but also a big opportunity for one of the top guitar makers — Fender. If Fender can use digital tools like a new tuner app it’s building to keep musicians engaged, it …

​Canon's 250-megapixel sensor powers eagle-eyed camera

Canon has squeezed 250 megapixels into a camera image sensor -- an impressive number, but not necessarily the one that Canon customers should exult over.<p>On Monday, the Japanese camera maker announced the image sensor has a resolution of 19,580x12,600 pixels on a chip measuring 29.2 by 20.2mm. That …

Brazil falls deep into recession

Brazil is going bust.<p>Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.<p>Once a major economic success story, Brazil sank into …

Economics

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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

SawMill House / Archier Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Sawmill House uses large reclaimed one tonne blocks of reclaimed concrete which anchor it into the …

Google’s radical restructuring creates a parent company called Alphabet and elevates Sundar Pichai to CEO

Google announced a wholesale restructuring that includes new leadership of its core business and a new holding company for all of its myriad interests.<p>Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google. He is currently the search company’s head of product and has overseen its day-to-day operations since …

Google Search

A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers

If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D affairs into 100-hour-long labyrinths in three dimensions -- …

VSCO Cam's new Collections feature lets you curate your favorite images

VSCO Cam is best known as a great image editor for mobile devices that makes it easy to tweak and improve the images captured by your smartphone or tablet. But VSCO has long had greater ambitions for the app than just editing images. The Grid and Journal features offer ways for photographers to …

When Selling Virtual Products Abroad, Don’t Put Prices On Autopilot

If you have a physical product that you want to sell in more than one country, determining the price in different markets can be challenging. You might have to open an office in each country, or at least hire a consultant to assess local demand and analyze the competition.<p>But if you have a virtual …

Selling

Going Abroad? Save Big Money On Your Phone Bill With 'Flyp'

If you hate the idea of having a work phone and personal phone, paying long-distance calling overages and feeling obligated to pick up calls from unknown senders, there's an app that can help resolve these problems for you. Its solution: Set up multiple phone numbers on a single device, and do it …

Mobile

500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

As Facebook continues to add more advertising features to Instagram, another photo-sharing platform is expanding its commercial and global ambitions with a new round of funding. 500px — a Toronto-based startup where users post and share, as well as buy and sell photos — has raised $13 million. The …

Startups

Shopify launches App Store for its iPad Point of Sale platform, starting with five apps

Merchant retail platform Shopify announced today that it has launched an app store for its Point of Sale offering. Right now, only five apps are in the store, but it hopes to add more in the future: AppCard, Sales Manager, Turnstyle, Supple Wholesale, and Order Printer.<p>With this app store, Shopify …

Dell tries stealing creative pros away from the Mac

Adam Wrigley, a product designer at Frog Design, is the kind of creative professional you might expect to see using a Mac. But when choosing between Apple and Dell for his most recent laptop, he settled on the Dell.<p>"I wanted to get as much hardware as I could," he said of his choice. "With the Mac, …

GoPro launches licensing site to help users sell clips

<b>GoPro has launched a new site to help video-makers license their footage.</b><p>The firm suggests advertisers and news providers will be among those keen to pay for the rights to use clips and stills captured by its action cameras.<p>The US company said that videos would start at $1,000 (£640) for six …

Licensing

5 Impactful Digital Marketing Takeaways from MNSearch Summit

In order to be an effective digital marketer, it’s imperative that you understand the role that search plays in all of your marketing initiatives. …

Marketing

Ad sector grapples with digital market dominance

Vancouver’s advertising landscape is being radically redrawn by the global trend of advertising agency consolidation and a wholesale shift to digital …

Advertising

Google Paid Search Spending Growth Slows to 12%; Facebook Spending Grows 69%; Merkle|RKG Releases Its Q2 2015 Digital Marketing Report

COLUMBIA, Md., Jul 15, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, …