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India’s Livspace raises $15 million for its online home design platform

India-based home design and furnishing company Livspace has closed a $15 million Series B round which will be used to fund an expansion into new cities.<p>Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from Jungle Ventures and Helion — all three are existing investors. This …

Babypod entertains your fetus with an insertable speaker for your baby maker

Wearables are so last year.<p>As we close the door on 2015, Babypod wants to send the year off with a bang by bringing us, for lack of a better term, insertables.<p>The Babypod is a small speaker women insert into their, well, <i>you know</i>, that emits low volume (54 decibels) music.<p>The minds behind the …

Prenatal Development

'Ridiculous and amazing' Slack messaging app keeps human users in mind

Slack Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield has a theory about why Albert Einstein achieved mainstream popularity while a fellow genius, Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel, didn't.<p>It's the same reason he thinks his San Francisco's company's real-time messaging software, Slack, has …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

New Google Docs, Sheets and Slides features make schoolwork less miserable

Google is holding a "back-to-school" event today at its San Francisco office to introduce a set of new Google Docs tools specifically built with the classroom in mind -- though all Docs users will benefit from these changes. Some will only be appearing on Android, some will be in the desktop, and …

Pushbullet's free file-sending app Portal arrives for iPhone

Pushbullet’s Portal app that lets you send large (or small) files from your computer to your phone is now available for iOS devices.<p>First launched for Android in June, the app lets you bundle up multiple individual files and beam them to your iPhone for free, made all the more useful by the lack of …

Apps

Google Tells Developers How to Get Around Apple's New Security Rules So They Can Keep Selling Ads

A tiny but telling distinction between the two mobile giants.<p>Apple says it cares a lot about privacy. Just ask Tim Cook.<p>Hence, its new iOS 9 operating system will boast a new feature, called App Transport Security, or ATS, which is supposed to require iPhone app developers to use an advanced …

Microsoft Snip annotates screenshots with voice notes and scribbles

Screenshots come in handy when offering feedback and comments on any number of things. To lend a hand with that process, Microsoft has a new app for Windows that's up to the task. The software is called Snip, and in addition to capturing parts of your screen to share among your friends and …

The new Olympus E-M10 Mark II is a tiny metal powerhouse of a camera

Olympus outfitted the first version of the E-M10 with a metal frame, while many of its competitors in price and size were still fiddling with cheaper-feeling plastic. And the company has one-upped itself when it comes to the build of the E-M10 Mark II. The new version adds studded metal to the …

Cameras

How to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered VPN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1180000/1180963_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397589_aa66b07d8a3352104169cf47a9a943cc<p><b>Eyes are everywhere online.</b><p>The websites you visit often track where you came from and watch where you head off to next.<p>A VPN - or virtual private …

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How the Tessei, Japan's Crack Cleaning Squads, Turn Bullet Trains Around in Seven Minutes

Military precision and teamwork<p>Being a New Yorker, the year I spent living in Japan was a shock because the country is so spotlessly clean. It's as …

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s Plan to Wire the World

handauli is a tiny town in rural India about a four-hour drive southwest of New Delhi. India’s a big country, and there are several Chandaulis. This …

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

Harvard Business School

5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

iOS developer makes our iOS Apple Watch home screen concept a reality

Last week, I posted a concept of what the iPhone’s home screen could look like if influenced by the Apple Watch’s design ideas. Inspired by that concept, iOS developer Lucas Menge has made the concept a reality (above), creating a functional app that simulates the Apple Watch UI adapted for the …

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user.<p>Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Thomas Piketty Is Right About the Past and Wrong About the Future

Capital in the 21st Century deserves all of its praise, but it should not serve as gospel on inequality.<p>Once in a great while, a heavy academic tome dominates for a time the policy debate and, despite bristling with footnotes, shows up on the best-seller list. Thomas Piketty’s <i>Capital in the</i> …

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2010

As skeuomorphism and Apple Maps laid bare the company’s weaknesses, one of the company’s former bright lights stepped down.<p>Most efforts to explain design at Apple end up reducing a complex 37-year history to bromides about simplicity, quality, and perfection–as if those were ambitions unique to …

New iPhone: leaked pictures reinforce rumours of fingerprint sensor

The latest leaked images of the hotly anticipated iPhone 5S depict a silver "ring" around the iPhone's black home button, adding fuel to rumours that the device will include a fingerprint sensor.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Apple is widely expected to launch a new iPhone during an event at its …

New leaked images show purported iPad 5 alongside previous model

The new iPad(s aapl) is expected to feature a similar design to the iPad mini, and freshly leaked images, once again courtesy of Sonny Dickson, …

Is This Google's Next Logo?

A number of technology firms including Yahoo and Motorola Mobility have redesigned their logos recently in a bid to refresh their public image. Now, it looks like Google could be the next in line to give its iconic multi-colored branding a small makeover.<p>Ars Technica found this new, flat version of …

Google Forms Gets Progress Bars, Data Validation, YouTube Embeds

Google today announced four new tools for building surveys with Google Forms. You can now display progress bars, set up data validation, embed YouTube videos, and post custom messages when your form is closed.<p>The addition of progress bars is probably the most useful for participants, and frankly …

A New App Called Ping May Have Finally Made Email Less Of A Pain

Email, as you know, can sometimes be daunting, annoying, and even worse: distracting.<p>Ping's creator and CEO Erez Pilosof told Business Insider that he created Ping as a way to re-think the way we deal with email and make it more conversational. "Email should adapt to us, not the other way around," …

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