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EBay Wants to Make Online Shopping More Fun

EBay Inc. will roll out new augmented reality features this year to make buying and selling goods on the website more engaging, and is exploring a …

eCommerce

Pragmatic Marketing Events

All individual public training courses are <b>$1195</b>, except in the United Kingdom where they are <b>$1495 (+ VAT)</b>. North America and the U.K. offer second- …

Launching Your Spaceship: The Essentials of Product Launch Processes

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Launching a great product can be like sending a rocket into outer space. It requires tons of research, hard work, passion, and plenty of worrying. Finally you launch, …

This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The Petomato allows you to actually grow tomatoes inside any plastic water bottle. “When the fruit ripens, it’s kind of shocking.”<p>As a gardening-obsessed college student in Japan, Takuya Hasegawa wanted to figure out how to help more people start growing their own food–even if, like many people …

How to Keep Beer Cold, Outside, with No Electricity: The eCool

Beer was reportedly invented sometime around 5,000 B.C. So it's shocking to think that refrigeration wasn't invented until the 19th Century. Because …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

Pandora sued by record labels for copyright infringement

Sony, Warner, and Universal argue that under state law, the music streaming service must pay license fees for songs recorded before 1972.<p>Pandora has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by major record labels, according to The New York Times. The labels contend that the music streaming …

Streaming

Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.<p>Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of …

Wearable Tech

​MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice

If you're fluent in American Sign Language, congratulations: you know one more language than <i>most</i> of the people reading this post. The rest of us? A solution to our communicative failures is on the way. A company called MotionSavvy is building a Leap Motion-equipped tablet case that can actively …

Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app

Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're signing up -- you can now subscribe from within the …

White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie

It isn't quite the selfie-retweeted-'round-the-world, but that hasn't stopped the White House from answering questions about David Ortiz's impromptu snapshot with the president. Obama's senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer made an appearance on <i>Face the Nation</i> to talk about serious matters like the state of …

Apple Acknowledges Consumers Want Larger and Cheaper Phones

The latest internal documents coming out of the Samsung/Apple trial show some candid insight into Apple's analysis of the future of the smartphone market.<p>The documents posted by Re/code include an Apple slide deck from April, 2013 for 2014 planning. The document includes graphs showing that Apple's …

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

Canadians Will Get a Taco Bell Breakfast Menu If and Only If They Take Justin Bieber Back

Yesterday, Taco Bell rolled out its highly anticipated breakfast menu and, naturally, the chain’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit to host an …

Taco Bell

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Content Recognition Company Enswers Launches In North America

Enswers, a Seoul-based company whose content recognition technology is embedded in Samsung Smart TVs, has launched Enswers America to expand its global business. Founded in 2007 and now an independent subsidiary of Korea Telecom, Enswers provides its technology, which identifies audio, image, and …

The Fourth Screen: How Smartwatches Could Be Used for Ads

Will your wrist be the next billboard?<p>With new entries from Sony, Samsung and Motorola hitting the market, plus rumored interest from Apple, …

Microsoft scans blogger's Hotmail account to track down Windows 8 leaker

An ex-Microsoft employee has been arrested and charged with leaking early copies of Windows 8 and Windows 7. <i>Seattle PI</i> reports that software architect Alex Kibkalo is accused of stealing trade secrets and leaking confidential beta copies of Windows 8 to an unnamed "French technology blogger." …

Bill Gates Sounds Skeptical Of Zuckerberg's WhatsApp Deal: 'I Hope It Works Out For Him'

Bill Gates sounded a skeptical note about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to pick up WhatsApp on ABC's “This Week" Sunday.<p>Gates seemed critical of the price Facebook paid for its recent acquisition. “Fifty years ago, no 55-person company was bought for $19 billion. And that’s a good thing,” …

Facebook spreads rainy-day blues to sunny places, study says

Ever feel the rainy-day blues on a bright and sunny afternoon? If so, your Facebook account may be to blame, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists argued that the hugely popular social networking site exerts an emotional "spillover" effect that …

Quick Fitness Tips: How to Look Thinner in Under 10 Seconds

<b>Rib Cage Up:</b> Weak upper-back muscles often angle your chest downward and make your boobs look droopy. Lift your sternum (the breast bone in your chest) a few inches to elongate your torso.<p><b>Pelvis Parallel:</b> Think of your pelvis as a bucket full of water. When your hips tilt forward or you lift your …

Costco Is Facing a Looming, Bulk-Sized Problem

The suburban, car-loving, McMansion-owning parents of millennials represent Costco’s core customer base. But what about millennials themselves?<p>As far …

Costco

Edward Snowden Addresses SXSW 2014 Audience via Virtual Hangout

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have forever changed the international security world, addressed a packed auditorium at SXSW from Russia via a virtual Google hangout.<p>AUSTIN, TEXAS—Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have forever changed the international …

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

We've visited over 30 countries so far on our two-year around-the-world journey, but one place strikes the heart as the most romantic: Bali. Before we arrived we envisioned the Bali of glossy magazines and travel memoirs like <i>Eat Pray Love</i>; sylvan sandy beaches, lush landscapes and warm water that …

Asia Travel

The Obamacare Tax That Cost You $1,200 Last Year

The president is traveling the country calling for an increase in the national minimum wage. “It is a clear choice,” the president stated in Connecticut last Thursday. “Raise workers’ wages, grow our economy, or give workers what amounts to another pay cut.”<p>The very next day, a widely circulated …