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Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

Why taxi cab drivers cannot put down their smartphones

The New York minicab service I used to favour communicated in code. When you rang and gave your address, the radio dispatcher would reply “five …

Taxicabs

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

iOS is about to go beyond post-PC<p>In the wake of Tuesday's iPhone event, you've likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple's new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit "A7" system-on-chip (SoC) inside. You might have also heard that it's just a marketing stunt; a …

Subway Fashion Show Features Dresses Made With Napkins, Wrappers (PHOTOS)

Here's one fashion show we're guessing won't be inspiring your wardrobe. Subway, as in the sandwich chain, put on a runway show Wednesday to celebrate its SUBtember's $5 Footlong promotion.<p>Project Subway challenged designers to create outfits made entirely out of anything found at Subway …

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

New York Times

Beer-Ice-Cream Sandwiches On Chocolate-Chip Cookies — We're Serious!

<i>Sure, we go nuts for vintage eBay scores and the latest runway trends, but there's nothing that stops R29ers dead in their tracks faster than some</i> …

Fifth of new iPhone customers switch from Android

Apple may be losing ground to Android and Microsoft in the smartphone operating system market, but the company is still succeeding in winning customers from its number one rival, Samsung.<p>Apple has taken three times as many customers from Samsung as Samsung has taken from Apple in the past year, …

In Silicon Valley, age can be a curse

In 2012, three high-tech companies in Silicon Valley announced they were laying off a combined 48,000 employees. Layoffs continue this year, including last week's announcement that an otherwise profitable Cisco Systems was letting 4,000 people go.<p>At the same time, the total number of jobs in the …

Silicon Valley

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

20 Signs You’re Dating The Wrong Person

You constantly have that tape-over-mouth feeling with them — you either feel silenced, misunderstood, or like you’re somehow approximating what you …

31 Great Quotes About Being In Your 20s

I think your 20s are the hardest part of life. I mean, everyone goes on about how hard it is to be a teenager, but actually I think it’s tougher to …

How I Know I Love You

I know I love you because I want to get you soup when you’re sick. Not only do I want to get it for you, I want to make it for you so you can eat …

IBM acquires Trusteer to boost cybersecurity expertise

Recognizing the growth in online payments and the increasing number of targeted cyberattacks on big companies, technology giant IBM is making the first major expansion of its nearly 2-year-old security division.<p>On Thursday, IBM announced an agreement to buy Trusteer, a cybersecurity firm whose …

Microsoft Calls Foul After Google Yanks YouTube Access In New Windows Phone App

This morning Google admitted that it had yanked access to YouTube from Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone application. This came fewer than 50 hours after the launch of the application. Windows Phone users were predictably disappointed.<p>What happened? In the intervening hours I’ve learned enough to …

Want To Be Friends With Your Ex? Here Are The Rules

Illustrated by Carrie Beth Taylor.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

The Easiest No-Gym Workout We've Tried

While traveling is amazing in so many ways, it can seriously disrupt a gal's healthy routine. To make things worse, not every hotel is outfitted with …

Fitness

Message unread: Silicon Valley's secret, failed bid to save BlackBerry

Could switching to Android and focusing on business have turned the company around?<p>In the summer of 2012, just a few months into the job, RIM (now BlackBerry) CEO Thorsten Heins was trying to guide the company through an ongoing crisis. The stock price had slipped to an eight-year low; BlackBerry …

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Android News

Closet Psychology 101: What Your Clothing Says About You

What we often find in a womans closet gives us a peek into her personality, emotional state, fears or desires. How does a closet project who you are to other people, and more importantly, is your wardrobe covering up your potential?<p>What is in a closet? Heaps of unworn clothing, dresses with tags …

50 Must-See Celebrity Top Knots, from the Teeny Tiny to the Towering

Knot to be missed.<p>Whether you're sloppily throwing your hair into a bun when the weather gets gross or pinning back a sleek, fly-away free topknot for special occasions, take some pause with these perfect celebrity examples.

It Pays To Exercise

A little sweat can pay off in big ways.<p>How's this for sweat equity: Women who worked out moderately for 20 to 30 minutes three or more times a week earned 9 percent more than those who didn't, according to one study cited in a <i>Journal of Labor Research</i> paper. Here are just a few of the ways exercise …

Retail needs an ‘intervention’ to survive online attack, says Deloitte

by Matthew Smith<p>Retailers at risk of falling victim to digital disruption may need an intervention before it’s too late, says Deloitte Restructuring …

Red, White & Blue Smoothie {Vegan}

Since I started this blog my mind has just been bursting with recipe ideas, especially when I’m getting ready to fall asleep at night and I’m in that …

Smoothies

Millennial Women Aren’t Opting Out; They’re Doubling Down

Wonks have zeroed in on a detail of last Friday’s lackluster jobs report and a recent report from the Urban Institute to discuss a notable data point: a small decline in the number of twentysomething women entering the workforce. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas of the Washington Post write, “In …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

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