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'There's sexiness in not trying to be sexy. Sexy for J. Crew is something more natural, not when everything is firing on all cylinders. There has to …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Want a Body Like Jennifer Aniston's? Here's Her Workout, Straight from Her Trainer

There's no denying that Jennifer Aniston has one of the best physiques in the biz. The secret to her shape? The 45-year-old actress has been working …

Will.i.am Enlists Zaha Hadid in Design Collaboration for New Wrist Wearable

Fashion and technology – two unlikely bedfellows that have been gaining increasing column inches of late thanks to the rise of branded wearables. So far, however, the results have been relatively unsuccessful from a style perspective at least.<p>The problem, says musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am, …

3 Steps to Fearless Leadership

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Few adventures are as exhilarating as building a company from scratch — and that’s coming from a once avid kite-surfer like me.<p>That feeling when you land your first customer, close a round of funding, or mold your …

Oculus Audio: VR earns integrated sound

While the Virtual Reality Vision world had been under development for the past couple of years in full force, audio seems to have fallen to the …

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 …

Touch, hear, pal around in a virtual world: Oculus execs discuss the future

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- What's next for virtual reality technology?<p>Ask most developers, and they'll mention obvious advancements Oculus could make with its device, such as higher-quality displays. But beyond that, the next big technological breakthrough some are expecting from the company is motion …

5 Happiness Secrets for More Productive Employees

<i>Matt Straz is the founder & CEO of</i> <i>Namely</i><i>, the HR and payroll platform for the world’s most exciting companies.</i><p>Productivity: it’s not just a buzzword, it also has a huge impact on your company’s bottom line. Yet, the more dissatisfied and disengaged your workforce is, the less productive time …

Oculus Announces Partnership with Unity

Supported in both the Free and Pro versions.<p>Oculus and the Rift will now be fully supported by the Unity engine.<p>The partnership was announced earlier …

Android Circuit: The Moto 360 Reviewed, New Kindle Tablets, Apple Needs Android

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the first Android One handset, new Kindle Fire tablets to go with the updated OS, encryption and security issues for Android, a review of the Moto 360, and why Apple …

Oculus CTO John Carmack: Samsung Let Us Bypass Android "Development Hell"

"The reason this project was nice was the tight partnership with Samsung and that we were targeting one device."<p>In a non-stop unscripted talk at the Oculus Connect conference today, Oculus VR CTO John Carmack took a candid deep dive into the lingering technological problems with the company’s …

The Bosco Evolves

When we last checked in with The Bosco in 2012, the freshly formed start-up was touting its high-end instant GIF booth and video confessional. With GIF photobooths now all the rage at parties, The Bosco has evolved into a company that "bridges the gap between a creative agency and a vendor" with …

Meet the Super-M, a Little Speaker With Big Sound

Portable speakers are a dime a dozen these days. With all the different kinds out there, from the cute and colorful to the light show equipped, you’ve got more than enough options to choose from. So, what’s a girl to do? Sometimes, when the market gets overwhelming, the best thing is to focus on …

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How to fix Google's gender gap in 3 weeks

The U.S. tech industry is overwhelmingly male (as recent self-reported demographic data from Google and other top Internet companies confirm), especially among its highly paid technical employees. To judge by many solutions proposed by well-meaning tech leaders, the path to gaining more gender …

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

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How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with …

There Was An Awesome Concert In Brooklyn Last Night — But You Had To Wear Levi's To Get In

The ticket to entry? Free — as long as you were wearing Levi's.<p>The Levi's-sponsored event was strictly enforced. Guests who arrived not wearing the denim brand were promptly turned away, with many tweeting their frustration.<p>"F---@LEVIS," tweeted @infinityguitarz. "I'm going to buy lucky brand …

Bucking trend, Guitar Center plans big expansion, overhaul of store fleet

Guitar Center is the rare retailer to be betting heavily on brick-and-mortar for its future.<p>At a time when overall music instrument sales have …

This company will Immortalize your pets by sending their remains to the moon for $12,000 -

Celestis Pets is offering grieving owners an out of this world service to send the cremated remains of their deceased flurry pal on memorial …

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Hoard-Worthy Hair Products Your Strands Need Now

The products hairstylists, beauty editors, and tress obsessives swear by.<p>The no-fail products that hairstylists, beauty editors, and tress obsessives stock their kits with.

Apple Now Allowed to Trademark Apple Store Layout in Europe

Apple is now allowed to register the layout of its retail stores as a trademark in Europe following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The EU's top court said Thursday that Apple's flagship stores fulfilled the three criteria for a trade mark: …

SoundCloud Lands On Sonos

Sonos has today announced yet another way for you to listen to the music you love, wirelessly of course, in your home. SoundCloud, the social sharing platform for audio, has joined Sonos as a music partner and goes live today as a beta for Sonos users.<p>For those of you who are not familiar with …

Birchbox Opens Physical Store in Manhattan

In what is seemingly a growing trend among digital companies, US-based e-commerce startup Birchbox has opened its first physical retail space, at 433 West Broadway, Manhattan.<p>We’ve followed the startup since its early days, having originally launched its monthly subscription service of sample-size …