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Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port and allow the driver to access a suite of apps on their smartphone, providing additional functions not currently …

Disrupt NY

LG Watch Urbane Review: The best Android Wear device?

Tim Cook says Apple’s WWDC keynote won't be all-male

Diversity is 'the future of our company,' says Apple CEO<p>Just ahead of Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference, CEO Tim Cook has spoken out about the company's commitment to diversity and hinted that the WWDC keynote will finally include some level of female presence. Speaking after making an …

AP: Apple aiming for 100M subscribers to streaming music service, dwarfing existing services

Apple is aiming to sign up a massive 100M subscribers for its streaming music service, according to a source cited by the <i>Associated Press</i> (reproduced in the <i>NY Times</i>). This would be more than double the subscriptions for all other streaming music services combined.<p>The International Federation of the …

7 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Confidence

If you were able to maintain a level of self-confidence that no circumstance could shake, what would you be doing differently? Just imagine the …

24 Ways To Be A Better Person

1. Look at yourself in the mirror every morning before you go out the door and give yourself at least one compliment that you actually believe — even …

50 Quotes That Will Free Your Mind

<i>We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything<br>if we cannot change our thinking.</i><p>You have a train of thought on which you ride when you are alone and …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously

You'd like to be successful in everything you do, of course. Here's how to make it happen.<p>Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make …

Self-improvement

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

Film 'War for Web' warns of CISPA, SOPA, future threats

From Aaron Swartz's struggles with an antihacking law to Hollywood's lobbying to a raft of surveillance proposals, the Internet and its users' rights are under attack as never before, according to the creators of a forthcoming documentary film.<p>The film, titled "War for the Web," traces the physical …

CISPA: 4 Viewpoints You Should Hear

Citing its effort to better protect American infrastructure from foreign attacks, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Information and Security Protection Act April 26 in spite of worries that consumer data privacy will be compromised if the bill eventually becomes law.<p>In an …

ZigBee smart-home tech on its way to Samsung handsets -- report

Home-automation technology found in the ZigBee wireless spec will be coming to Samsung's next line of handsets, a new report claims.<p>The company plans to integrate Zigbee technology in the next Samsung Galaxy, Pocket-lint is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. With …

With Apple's iWatch on the horizon, do Pebble and MetaWatch still matter?

Smartwatches from big companies are on the way, but these Kickstarter projects are already on users' wrists<p>We’re on the cusp of an explosion of wearables, and the smartwatch will be one of the first styles to go big. By all appearances, the iWatch is happening. And even if it doesn’t happen, the …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.