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Nanoparticle-based windows could switch colors on demand

One day, you might not need special bulbs to give your room's lighting a different hue -- you'd just tell the windows themselves to change. Rice University researchers have discovered that you can change the colors transmitted through glass by sending a voltage through pairs of gold and silver …

Breakthroughs

Two more hoverboard fires reported in Florida and New Orleans

It looks like the hoverboard explosion we reported on a few days ago wasn't a fluke, as another woman in Boca Raton, Florida has reported a similarly …

Universal Avenue, The On-Demand Sales Force App, Picks Up Further $5M Funding

Universal Avenue is playing squarely in the on-demand economy with an app and service that lets companies, including startups, hire sales people (or ‘brand ambassadors’) on-demand. In the same way, perhaps, that Uber is disrupting traditional taxi firms and private car hire companies, the Swedish …

University graduate wins James Dyson Award for 3D-printed prosthetic hand

Joel Gibbard, who graduated from Plymouth University in 2011, has created a prosthetic hand that costs far less than current artificial limbs<p>A robotics graduate has won the James Dyson Award for a 3D-printed prosthetic hand that costs a fraction of current artificial limbs.<p>Joel Gibbard, a robotics …

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Now you can get your selfies printed on your Apple Watch

To make a customised Apple Watch, customers sign in via social media and start creating on a simple design page by dragging uploaded images onto a mock-up device. You can place a picture over the whole Apple Watch strap, or put smaller frames of a photo concurrently along it. If you like what you …

The 10 Commandments For Startups Seeking Angel Funding

To get angel investors to invest in your startup, you have to make sure you understand their motivation. You also have to make yourself stand out somehow, and ensure you can succinctly articulate your vision for the business and why it has the potential to grow into a significant company. Here are …

60 Podcasts to Make You a Well-Rounded Entrepreneur in 2015

24 hours in a day and 27 hours worth of tasks on the to-do list.<p>Marketing, payroll, social media, shipping product, customer service, future trends, …

Entrepreneurship

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

How Zappos CEO's obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company

On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. He found electronic music annoying and didn’t understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. …

About.me Launches 'Intro' App to 'Reinvent the Business Card'

Personal identity platform About.me has unveiled a new standalone app as it sets out to “reinvent the business card.”<p>Adding to its existing About.me iPhone app, Intro lets you create and exchange business cards digitally, and you can share anything as simple as a link to your About.me page and …

YouNow Is the Live Video Amateur Hour That Nearly Died. Now It's Booming. Here's How.

A pivot-free story: "Audacious" video chat service that looked like it was a goner a year ago has new life.<p>What would happen if you crammed YouTube, “The Voice” and instant messaging into one service?<p>Up until this year, the answer was a bummer for YouNow CEO Adi Sideman, who had done just that: …

The Internet Archive releases tools to let anyone store community content forever

The Internet Archive, the nonprofit repository for content on the Internet, announced today a strategic shift, putting it in the position of storage-dump provider that “communities” can tap if and when they see fit.<p>“We are creating new tools to help every media-based community build their own …

Smile Clock: Grin to Switch Your Alarm Off

There are alarm clock apps that wake you with phone calls from strangers, ones that force you to spin around, and others that require you to move closer to your router. But what about ones that won’t shut up unless you smile? Yup.<p>While smiling may be the last thing on your mind first-thing in the …

Google Inbox is ready to tame your both your email and to-do list

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google has a new email app and it aims to help you manage your messages by surfacing important information and …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

Anonabox, a device that re-routes data through the cloaking Tor network, is tool for freedom of information, developer says<p>An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.<p>Anonabox, a 2.4in by …

92% Off the White Hat Hacker Bundle

Become a Web security expert and take your career to the next level, with the ultimate bundle to learn about protecting your WordPress projects, web apps, local networks and Mac desktops.<p>Learn from experts in the know with over 40 hours of video as they take you through the ins and outs of ethical …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

<i>“Through these [online] interactions, IBM’s greatest asset—the expertise of its employees—can be shared with clients, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.”</i><p>In one concise statement, IBM both establishes its position as an organization that values its employees’ ideas and …

Verizon iPhone 6, 6 Plus work with VoLTE: HD Voice, can talk and surf

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Verizon<p>New iPhone owners on Verizon’s network don’t just get the latest hardware Apple has to offer. After years of …

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business

New York Magazine's Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.<p>Lately, there's been a rise in a new type of startup: "on demand" startups.<p>Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning taxi drivers, they summon other service providers — food …

MacTrast Deals: IDrive: 1 TB Of Online Backup With Military-Grade Encryption

- Sep 17, 2014<p>Your personal information is spread all over the place. Files in one location, photos in iCloud, Word docs in Dropbox… Sure free …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Withings' Home monitors abodes in HD with Apple HomeKit

Withings has unveiled a home-monitoring camera and environmental sensor called Home.<p>Home is equipped with an HD camera with a 135-degree wide-angle …

Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

In a lengthy 9 part exposé, <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control …

Snapchat lets you watch and create group videos of live events with 'Our Story'

New feature creates collections of photos and videos from people attending the same live event, like the World Cup and Electric Daisy Carnival<p>Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with your friends anymore. A new feature called "Our Story" has begun rolling out to all users today, …

How does the iPhone hold up against a serious camera?

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

Do you really know your consumer? The art and science of location data.

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Factual.</i><p>“We all carry in our pockets a temple of science,” claims Tyler Bell, VP of Product for Factual. He’s talking about the power of mobile devices to collect location data points that let businesses and advertisers build detailed and …