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Student Journalism

Smart ways to keep your children safe online, from monitoring apps to sorting privacy settings

Three-quarters of parents think the internet is dangerous for kids.<p>But few know how to set up adequate safety controls, says new research. So here’s …

Apps

The best free and paid Android app development courses

Start Building Your Android App Today!<p><b>Android Authority</b> is proud to present the <b>DGiT Academy</b>: the most detailed and comprehensive course covering every aspect of Android app development, run by our own <b>Gary Sims</b>. Whether you are an absolute beginner with zero coding knowledge or a veteran programmer, …

Android News

Best software for would-be Android app makers and creators

Want to build an app but don’t know how to code? Don’t have the inclination to learn?<p>Don’t worry: there are still plenty of options out there for you. Android app makers are tools created specifically for those people who want to release an app on the Play Store (and possibly other app stores, …

Apps

New eCourse: Apps for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole …

Apps

Financial Times business books of the month: April edition

Looking for a good business book but too busy to read long reviews? Every month, the Financial Times’ Work & Careers team brings you bite-sized …

Startups

Infographic: 50 Productive Apps To Track Everything In Your Life

<b>What can’t</b> our mobile phones do nowadays? There’s a good reason we freak out when we lose sight of our phones all of a sudden—most of our lives …

Apps

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It

One secret to longevity as a pundit is to issue predictions that can’t be easily checked. So here’s one for the time capsule: Two hundred years from now, give or take, the robot-people of Earth will look back on the early years of the 21st century as the beginning of a remarkable renaissance in art …

App Store

Oil Prices Fell 12% Last Week. How Little You've Heard About It Shows How Much Has Changed

Crude oil prices tumbled 12% to $47.72 a barrel for the week that ended March 14. While there are a lot of variables affecting oil prices, this drop didn’t produce significant slides in prices of other assets, showing oil and much of the global economy appear closer to an equilibrium.<p>“Last year oil …

Oil

Travel app Hopper will now break down airlines’ confusing fees

In an attempt to better compete with low-cost airlines, major air carriers like American Airlines, Delta and United have been rolling out “basic” economy fares – no-frills fares that charge fees for amenities that would otherwise come standard, like seat assignments or the right to use the overhead …

Flying

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether …

Kids

With $4M in funding, VentureApp wants to be WhatsApp for your professional network

Boston-based VentureApp wants to make business messaging easier, by becoming the online and mobile chat hub for its users’ professional contacts and business needs. To do so, the company has raised $4 million in funding led by Accomplice, with investment from Fullstack Ventures, Boston Seed Capital …

Apps

Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

How rain and snow combine to cause floods - Futurity

You might think rain causes floods by melting snow on the ground. That's not how it works, say researchers.

Malaysia Airlines Apologizes for Insensitive Twitter Promotions

Malaysia Airlines posted an unfortunate tweet as part of its year-end promotion.<p>“Want to go somewhere but don’t know where?” read the post on …

Malaysia Airlines

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Overeat

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the American Chemical Society’s YouTube channel “Reactions” has boiled down the science of stuffing your face …

American Chemical Society

10 Smartest Cities: Leading on Innovation

Stanford’s Rick Hanushek said, “The future of every city depends on skills.” That’s the premise of our new book, <i>Smart Cities That Work for Everyone</i>. …

How Cost-Saving Innovations Are a Boon to the Middle Class

Much has been made about wage stagnation that for decades has crippled the middle class and more recently has seemed largely immune to the effects of …

Economics

Apple Innovations You Probably Didn't See

Back in 2012 Apple announced a new Macbook Pro with a Retina Display and an all flash architecture, but I think its most important design innovation …

Innovation

New York Times names an innovation editor

The 163-year-old New York Times now has an editor for innovation and strategy.<p>That's the title ex-NPR executive Kinsey Wilson will soon have at The Times, in the latest sign of the storied newspaper's focus on digital growth.<p>Wilson will start the job in February. He will report directly to The …

An Innovation Lab for the Sharing Economy

Today saw the launch of the Sharing Economy Review, a very welcome process that has brought together many different conversations, demands and ideas …

Sharing Economy

10 Guaranteed Ways To Kill Innovative Thinking

In this day and age, innovation rules over us all. There isn’t an area of human interest that isn’t being changed one way or another, and with the …

Profit

How Innovators Think, And What They Do About It

It sounds like a hoax. It’s not. An article last week in USA Today confirmed that Pepsico is testing a new Dorito flavored Mountain Dew. Ready for the name? It’s called “Dewitos.”<p>This strange new flavor quickly became the topic of conversation at workshop we were hosting as the executive …

How Big Data Enables Economic Harm to Low-Income Consumers

<i>Emerging big data platforms are playing a central role in increasing economic inequality and harming low-income sectors of the population, argues researcher Nathan Newman in public comments (link to FTC workshop page) submitted for a Federal Trade Commission workshop being held today on Big Data: A</i> …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

Why Do You Read 1,000 Things About Change and Never Change?

Knowing isn’t doing.<p>I post a lot of stuff about getting better at things. A common response to my posts is “I know that.”<p>Knowing is great for …

Success