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5by Wants To Be Your Web Video Concierge, And It’s Taking Aim At Phones And TVs, Too

I like to think we’ve all been here at one point: You’re bored out of your wits and rather than try to do something productive, you just spend hour after endless hour on YouTube. The problem that tends to come up in those situations is that, after a while, you just can’t find videos that strike …

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

Niels Diffrient, A Pioneer Of Ergonomic Seating, Dies At 84

Designer of the Freedom and Liberty chairs redefined the act of sitting.<p>Niels Diffrient, who passed away last Saturday at 84, is unanimously called the godfather of ergonomics. He championed function and comfort as the most important principles of design–made evident in his love for the umbrella, …

Starbucks is reportedly dominating mobile payments in North America

Square, Google Wallet, Isis and plenty others are all working to grab the lion's share of the growing (but nascent) mobile payments market. But, so far, none of these options are as widely used in North America as Starbucks' simple mobile apps, according to new findings from the research firm Berg …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …

Illusion of Discomfort: Rigid-Looking Chairs Are Really Soft

An uneven, somewhat spiky surface of sticks poking up from the seat of a chair doesn’t exactly make it a welcoming place to relax. But take a seat on …

Engineering a Better Cup of Coffee

An industrial engineer takes on Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts by launching a pair of small, independent coffee shops.<p><b>An industrial engineer and former Starbucks executive</b> (as a "director of profit improvement") Mike Caswell has long thought that there were things in the coffee industry that were …

How Technology is Transforming Live Concert Bootlegging

“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses.<p>Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But the singer wasn’t so much …

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …