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Popular Space-Saving App JPEGmini Now Available for Windows

Beamr’s space-saving application JPEGmini has gone through a few evolutions over time. What started as a web app to reduce JPEG files by up to 5x …

Digital Camera Exchange: A New Place to Buy and Sell Used Photography Gear

Buying and selling used photography gear usually involves either driving to your local camera shop or hunting down the right product on website such …

28 Charming Pictures of Forget-Me-Nots

Despite being tiny, forget-me-not flowers are striking enough to have legends about them. How did they get their memorable name? According to a …

Researchers Say Elephant's Tomb in Carmona May Have Been Temple to God Mithras

Researchers believe Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona was not always used for burials. The Carmona necropolis in Spain is a …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

A better button-down? Entrepreneur promises self-cleaning shirt

A new shirt being touted as "the better button-down" aims to make laundry as we know it a thing of the past. The entrepreneur behind it claims it never wrinkles and can be worn over and over, without being washed.<p>Marketing grad Mac Bishop, 24, says his shirt not only looks good, but is soft to the …

Men's Fashion

Bankers: College debt bubble mimics housing bubble

A group of bankers have just dumped two more problems on the Federal Reserve's plate.<p>The Federal Advisory Council, made up of 12 bankers who meet quarterly to advise the central bank, warned that farmland prices are inflating "a bubble" and growth in student-loan debt has "parallels to the housing …

13 Ways Brands Can Boost Their Facebook Edgerank Status

While most people would complain about Edgerank, it's really there to ensure only the best content appears in your feed. So how do you make sure that your content appears on feeds regularly? Here's the best methods to increase the number of people seeing your content.<p>One of the bigger problems …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

How Young Entrepreneurs Are Cashing In On The Bitcoin Buzz

You can't open a website or newspaper these days without reading about Bitcoin, the digital currency that was invented in 2009 by a mystery person who goes by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The latest news is Fred Wilson's Union Square Ventures just agreed to help fund a $5 million round of …

How To Tap The Hidden Job Market

3. <b>Build your social network</b>. Find relevant people at your favorite companies to connect with you on LinkedIn. Join the same industry groups and network there, or ask friends to introduce you. Once you're connected, show them your value by referring them to interesting articles and writing blog …

The College Bubble Is Finally Bursting

Some schools are seeing just 20% of the students they accepted enrolling, versus the usual rate of 33%. These schools have raised tuition discount rate — the price after grants and scholarships — to an all-time high of 45%.<p>Meanwhile, the median sticker price increased just 3.9% last fall, the …

Are NFC payments dead?

The new generation of smartphones running the Android operating system come loaded up with special equipment, called NFC chips, that theoretically would allow for those phones to be used as payment device. Surprisingly, few pieces of software are available in the market to complete the loop, …

Apple, Samsung again take all of handset industry profits

Apple and Samsung can't be stopped in the handset market, according to new data from analysts at Cannacord Genuity.<p>The analysts on Monday reported that Apple and Samsung again combined to capture all of the operating profits in the handset industry in the first quarter of 2013. In other words, …

Mobile

How Is Facebook Home Really Doing?

It has been a month since Facebook released Home, the company’s take on a socialized operating system built atop Android. And at a press event this …

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …

This startup has now raised $1.1 billion

Silicon Valley venture capitalists like to crow that it’s now cheaper than ever to establish a startup company. While that may be true for internet firms, the amount of money required to fund a Silicon Valley green tech startup can be mind-boggling.<p>Case in point is fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, …

Energy