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SnapGlass? HoloChat? Snapchat is secretly hiring wearable technology experts

There's reason to believe Snapchat is building smart glasses. That could mean a lot more snaps from a whole new perspective.<p>If Snapchat made a gadget, what would it be?<p>That's not a rhetorical question. The social media startup, currently valued at $16 billion, is recruiting hardware experts for a …

Social Media

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

When an app launches, you'll sometimes see it arrive on iPhone before Android.<p>That can be frustrating for Android owners, and while more and more apps are releasing simultaneously for both platforms, a staggered launch is still the norm.<p>London-based developer ustwo, creators of the popular Monument …

Snapchat reveals $485m of funding at a reported $10bn valuation

Lawsuits, leaked snaps and regulatory scrutiny haven’t put investors off messaging app as it finally starts making money from ads<p>Messaging app Snapchat has raised its latest round of funding, $485.6m, which may value the US-based company at more than $10bn.<p>The funding was revealed in a filing with …

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15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

Apps of the Year: Dashlane's Multi-Platform Password Vault

<i>In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>Dashlane’s Web-based password vault and accompanying iOS and Android apps aren’t exactly brand new, but with the sharp increase in focus on topics like security and privacy in 2014, it …

How to Optimize Your Business with a Mobile App

When it comes to the business value of mobile, the growth and engagement numbers speak for themselves. According to one study from Cisco, traffic from wireless and mobile devices are expected to outpace wired devices by 2018. Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than …

Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals - CNET

Cyber Monday

3 Tricks That Will Help You Win Cyber Monday

If you plan to go online on Cyber Monday to score some deals for your holiday shopping, you're not alone. Last year, 131 million people shopped online during the Monday following Thanksgiving, according to USA Today, spending nearly $2.29 billion.<p>For this year, we tested out some of the best online …

A rough road to crowdfunding the Retrofit of Things

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Lumera<p>There is more than one way to get devices traditional device categories to connect to the internet. For example, …

Photo-Sharing App Memoir Snags $5.5 Million To Help You Recall The Past

Photo-sharing application Memoir, a Timehop competitor that allows you to rediscover old photo “memories,” has raised an additional $5.5 million in a round led by Redpoint Ventures’ Ryan Sarver. Others participating included prior investors Founder Collective, Box Group, Lerer Ventures and Thrive …

Pitch Your Startup On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM

After a highly successful 6-week pilot, and a brief hiatus, TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM is returning and settling in for a much longer stay. We’ll be returning very soon for our usual hour-long show on Sirius XM 102 Indie, and like usual, we’ll be holding our rapid-fire startup pitch-off.<p>If …

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

60 seconds with the tracker that proves how close you got to the edge

Sure an action camera can provide the video record of your extreme (or not so extreme) sports exploits, but what about the data? Any number of fitness and motion trackers exist, but the Push Supernova is a ruggedized device that not only captures the key metrics from your session -- GPS, depth …

Google dominates top 10 apps, says ComScore

LOS ANGELES — There are over 2 million apps available in the Apple and Google app stores, but 10 get used more often than any others.<p>A new study from ComScore ranks them, and points out that while the favorites are heavily used, most folks rarely bother to add new apps to their phones, even though …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Computer Hardware

MyRoll Is A Beautiful Way To Organize Your Phone's Photos That Intelligently Learns Which Moments Matter Most

People take more photos than ever with their phone, and the result is often a long grid of photos that's tough to search through.<p>MyRoll looks to replace this photo stream with a more organized gallery that sections your photos naturally into moments.<p>The genius of MyRoll, however, happens under the …

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Canon serves up its own cloud-based image repository

We're shooting images with DLSRs, point-and-shoots, GoPros and smartphone cameras these days, so keeping all of those snaps in one place can be a chore. Looking to help ease the workflow, Canon has introduced irista: its own cloud-based storage service for wrangling all of those photos in a similar …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

From colour theory to cultural awareness, psychologist Dr Simon Moore explains the compulsion secrets hidden in mobile games like Candy Crush Saga<p>Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a …

Giroptic 360-Degree Camera Smashes Past Half A Million Raised On Kickstarter

The nascent market for 360-degree cameras is getting more crowded. Meet Giroptic, which joins the likes of Bublcam, Centr Cam and Panono in building hardware to capture a more fuller picture of what’s going on around you.<p>Giroptic is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to put its …

Quadriplegic racer will drive a Corvette using only his head

When Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt crashed in 2000 and became a quadriplegic, many assumed that his driving days were over. However, technology is about to put him back on the track. Arrow Electronics has developed the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project, a modified 2014 Corvette …

Bluetooth Speakers: Urge Basics Soundbrick $30 shipped (Reg. $80), Samsung Portable $80 shipped (orig. $200)

<b>Update (5/20 8:45am):</b> Newegg is offering the black Urge Basics Soundbrick Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with built-in mic for $30 shipped using code <b>EMCPEHW98</b> (Reg. $80, $1 under our previous mention, and the current low)<p>Next, we have the <b>manufacturer refurbished</b> Samsung (DA-FM61C) Bluetooth Speaker for …

Capture 360-Degree HD Video With This Tiny UFO-Style Camera

Tools like Google Street View and even Apple's iPhone allow you to view the world as captured in panoramic photos, but a new camera called Centr …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

Amped-up ear implant helps to re-grow auditory nerves

Cochlear implants already help those with auditory damage to hear better, but what if they could also grow new nerves while they're there? Scientists at the UNSW have discovered a way to do just that, at least in hamsters. After they introduced a gene therapy solution, a modified cochlear implant …

247 game companies generate more than $1M in mobile revenue in the U.S. alone

There are 247 game companies that reap more than $1 million in revenue from mobile games in the U.S. alone. That should be a reassurance to small indie game makers who are striving to compete amid a sea of rivals.<p>But big mobile-game publishers like King, Supercell, and Kabam are strengthening their …

How Enterprises Can Prepare for Modern Application Development

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Stephen Forte, Chief Strategy Officer, Telerik</i><p>Last January, when we said “Mobile Apps Are Dead” during the launch of the Telerik Platform, it wasn’t a gimmick. We were trying to make a real point about the future of application development. What we meant was, the …

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

With one eye on businesses abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis and the other on a new generation of investors, startup companies are now raising significant sums to challenge the hegemony of big banks and investment firms.<p>Since the beginning of 2013, venture investors committed over $800 …