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Samsung and Nest collaborate on 'internet of things' standards

Samsung, Google and more have launched Thread, a new standard protocol for the internet of things.<p>Google, or rather its new subsidiary Nest Labs, …

Employee Perk Startup AnyPerk Raises $3M From Vegas Tech Fund And Others

AnyPerk, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that aims to help companies of all sizes deliver employee perks, is announcing that it has raised $3 million in additional seed funding.<p>The startup said it already works with 2,500 customers. (One interesting example: Lyft uses AnyPerk to offer perks to its …

"Smart glass" iris could bring greater quality and flexibility to smartphone cameras

In a conventional camera lens, the iris consists of a set of overlapping mechanical blades that control the amount of light entering the camera. As …

Yo earns top 10 spot and $1 million just for being silly

Social media helps drive popularity<p>A free app that does nothing but trumpet "Yo." at your contacts has found its way into the US App Store's Top 10 list, thanks to social media's irrepressible love for the inane. The attention even attracted $1 million in angel funding for Life Before Us LLC, the …

LUBAC is essential for embryogenesis by preventing cell death and enabling haematopoiesis

<p><b>Geoengineering might speed glacier melt</b></p><p>Geoengineering might speed glacier melt, Published online: 25 April 2018; <a …

Dropbox is Blocked in China Again

Well, that was brief. Back in February, Dropbox was found to have been unblocked in China, but now it seems that the popular cloud-storage service is no longer accessible in the the world’s largest country, according to tweets from users and data from censorship monitoring organization …

Surprise! Twitter Ad Partnership Research Says Twitter Ads Are Great (And Boost Sales).

More data on the efficacy of tweets to marketers.<p>Last year, in an effort to prove that TV was the perfect medium to show off Twitter’s efficacy, the San Francisco social communications company created The Social TV Lab with giant media buying agency Starcom MediaVest Group to measure the impact of …

Q&A App Jelly Introduces Replies

Jelly, the question and answer app for iOS and Android started by Twitter founder Biz Stone, has broken out of the shackles of its strict Q&A format after introducing replies to the service.<p>Previously, all communication on Jelly was either a question or an answer in response to said questions, but …

Parallels Access 2.0: Windows and Mac Apps Land on Android, iPhone

Parallels has made a name for itself by running apps in unexpected places. Its virtualization software first brought Windows apps to the Mac, then it …

In the Global Workforce, Work/Life Balance is an Outdated Concept

Let me guess, you groaned a little internally when you read the title of this post. “Work/life balance” is one of the great business clichés of this …

Talking cars: the next hacking target

In the near future, your car will be equipped with life-saving computer software that can prevent accidents. But that technology also creates a major opening for cyber terrorists.<p>The U.S. government in the next decade will require vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or V2V. Cars will coordinate by …