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Google blurs the line between websites and Android apps

You can now add fancy "progressive" sites to the front page and app drawer.<p>With its latest Chrome Beta release, Google has given app-like websites called "Progressive Web Apps" a higher status on Android. If you launch a site like Flipkart Lite in the latest Android Chrome beta, you'll now get the …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

The 10 Work Apps to Watch in 2017

The apps we use at work and in our personal lives are always changing. It's almost impossible to predict which ones will be popular tomorrow, since more than 1,000 apps are introduced every day. While reviews and downloads from the App Store can indicate the popularity of some apps, it's harder to …

Apps

Vanishing point: the rise of the invisible computer

For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can’t go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking?<p>In 1971, Intel, then an obscure firm in what would only later come to be known as Silicon Valley, released a chip called the 4004. It …

My 'buy nothing year': How one woman saved £22,000

Buying a round of drinks in a pub isn’t usually a spectator sport but when I punched my PIN number into the card terminal in my local, a cheer went up. As the clock struck midnight on 26 November this year, my friends and family gathered round to watch me make my first purchase in a year.<p>Twelve …

Inside Dropbox’s Identity Overhaul

<b>Dropbox became a darling company</b> of the cloud computing startup wave by keeping users’ files in sync. Elegant, efficient, and reliable, its software …

8 Epic Adventures Around the World You Need to Experience in 2017

Let’s make 2017 the best year yet. Forget all that went down in 2016 (that missed trip, the horrendous cold, Bowie, Prince and Princess Leia) and pack 2017 full of spontaneous travel, brand-new experiences and epic adventures. When you make the decision to go on a crazy adventure, the fun is pretty …

Luxury Lifestyle

How to stop night time anxiety

What to do when your worries spiral out of control after dark<p>We've all been there. After a long, tiring day all you want to do is crawl into bed and …

Tomorrow’s tender? Liverpool gets its very own digital currency

When arriving somewhere new one of the first things travellers do is get their hands on the local currency: euros, dollars, dirhams, rupees, the list goes on.<p>And now that list is even longer thanks to the city of Liverpool, which has become the latest destination to launch its own currency.<p>While …

The high-tech war on science fraud

The problem of fake data may go far deeper than scientists admit. Now a team of researchers has a controversial plan to root out the perpetrators<p>One morning last summer, a German psychologist named Mathias Kauff woke up to find that he had been reprimanded by a robot. In an email, a computer …

9 Things Ultra Productive People Do Every Day

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. These 9 hacks will increase your productivity today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The article was originally published on Dec. 13, 2016.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same …

Time Management

27 Podcasts You Should Be Subscribing To In 2017

Stuck listening to the same podcasts? Here's some new ones to try. Including West Wing Weekly, 2 Dope Queens, and The Adam Buxton Podcast.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about podcasts they have been getting into and really want to tell other people about in 2017. We …

Rhode Island

The Dark Web Isn’t All Dark

Despite its reputation for illegal activity, much of what goes on underneath the surface of the internet is legit.<p>Drugs, child porn, hitmen for hire: The dark web doesn’t have a particularly glowing reputation. When the leader of a illegal-drug marketplace called the Silk Road was arrested in 2013, …

The Weird Economics Of Ikea

Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make …

A 23-Minute Morning Ritual That Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Keeping Britain safe: how GCHQ's new cyber security agency will protect us from hackers

<i>WIRED Security is a new one-day event from WIRED, curated to explore, explain and predict new trends, threats, and defences in cyber security. To</i> …

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Slot Machines

What the cleaner saw

When I took a job cleaning New York apartments, I had no idea what I would find out about my clients<p>I heard about the cleaning company from a friend’s boyfriend, a musician who had supported himself by cleaning houses for years. I was living in an apartment in Brooklyn, sharing a windowless bedroom …

Dance

The Case for Talking to Strangers

It’s not that terrifying, and it’s actually good for you, argues the author of the new book, When Strangers Meet.<p>Kio Stark talks to strangers. Riding in a taxi through New York, she learns that her cab driver grew up in the row of towers they pass on the opposite side of the river. When the cashier …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Many people claim to have a sixth sense, whether it's being able to predict the weather or that they can just 'sense' something bad is about to …

The surprising but simple reason four-day workweeks are bad for your health

Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. Spurred on by visions of spending more time at the beach, many people are now encouraging businesses to adopt …

Inside Facebook's abuse department, where humans and machines team up to curb harassment

Shahana Hanif, 25, has built her career on Facebook. As an activist and community organizer, she sees the social network as an essential tool for …

To Run Your Best, Think Fast

Building a strong mental game can help you on race day.<p>For decades, sports psychologists have told runners that focusing on the act of running is the best way to chase PRs. But what are you supposed to think about? New research suggests that certain midrun thought patterns are helpful, while others …

Zwift virtual cycling comes to the iPhone and iPad

Zwift, the online training and gaming platform for cyclists, has announced it will release iPad and iPhone versions of its app, beginning with the …

Wahoo announces updated KICKR smart trainer

<b>The ever growing smart trainer category got a little more crowded today with the introduction of Wahoo’s updated KICKR smart trainer.</b><p>Tacx Neo updated …

Lauf Grit fork review

Those with a keen eye for bicycle developments will have taken note of the rise in gravel bikes — road bikes with wider tyres, relaxed geometry and a …

Over to you: What's the dumbest 'smart' cycling gadget?

In this week's <i>Over To You</i> we want to know your thoughts on the wave of 'smart' Bluetooth and WiFi enabled cycling gear.<p>Eurobike 2016 news and …

These Douchebags want to carry your bicycle

Okay, let's deal with the name first. Douchebags is a Norwegian company with roots in the action sports industry. Since 2010, it has produced …