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Lookmark fixes the biggest problem with iTunes on the desktop

If you’re looking for music, movies and apps to load up on your iOS device on the Web, it’s a pain to purchase them without switching between your browser and iTunes’ crappy desktop app.<p>That’s where Lookmark comes in. The first version of the browser extension, launched last October, allowed you to …

Do you know what your children are really watching on their screens?

Do you know what your children are watching right now? Are they piled up like puppies in front of the 55in monster HDTV in the sitting room, placidly viewing CBBC? Or hunkered down in a bedroom, streaming an age-inappropriate movie from Netflix on to your laptop? Perhaps one is reading a daily …

5 tips to make the most of your Apple Watch

5 tips to make the most of your Apple Watch⌚️<p>It’s been almost a year since the Apple Watch first came out. Many people have been wearing theirs every …

Heart Rates

The Best Butcher Shop Finds Aren’t in the Meat Case

There's gold in that freezer case. Gold!<p>The meat case gets all the butcher-shop glory, but the smart shopper knows to look past the marbled rib eyes and beckoning lamb racks and check out the freezer section. Here, you’ll find affordable, meaty delights that range from stock to schmaltz. We asked …

Human resources startup CharlieHR raises $1.4 million to target small businesses

CharlieHR, a HR platform for small businesses, has raised a £1 million (about $1.4 million) seed investment from Connect Ventures and Seedcamp.<p>A number of angel investors also participated in the funding round: Nutmeg founder Nick Hungerford, Balderton Capital partner James Wise, Huddle founder …

Small Business

Lookout’s new Apple Watch app will help you find your lost iPhone

Mobile security firm Lookout has introduced today what may be one of the more practical applications for Apple Watch. Its new smartwatch app will help you to not lose your phone, by alerting you if you’re about to leave your phone behind, as well as help you locate a lost or stolen phone by …

Smartwatches

16 iPhone 6S Tricks And Tips You May Not Know About

What distinguishes the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus from its predecessors — aside from the faster chipsets and the major camera upgrades — is the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature. The 3D Touch feature supports a new dimension of functionality such as “peeking” at content by applying a light push …

iPhone

Don’t Mortgage Your Startup

David Frankel Contributor<p>David Frankel is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded?<br>• Dear auto entrepreneurs, please think outside the gearbox<p>The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech …

Automatically send your important emails to a private Slack channel

There’s a certain appeal of handy tools that serve only one job, and when it comes to email, simplicity saves time.<p>Despite Slack billing itself as a tool to put an end to email (spoiler: pretty sure nothing is going to manage that), Alert.email is a handy Slack integration that can bring you …

Human Trials Will Test Freeze-Dried Poop Pills as a Weight-Loss Treatment

It's really happening.<p>If you want to lose weight, a new diet or gym membership sounds a whole lot better than consuming someone else's poop in pill …

A new Chrome extension completely filters Donald Trump off your internet

The software analyses websites for the use of his name and stops access to any website that contains it.<p>Its creator says that the tool hasn't just been created to filter out the often incendiary pronouncements of the presidential candidate — but in the hope of broadening the debate, too.<p>"I hope …

Donald Trump

How knockoff Apple Watch bands are nearly as good as the real thing

The internet is awash with knockoff bands for the Apple Watch that are almost as good as the genuine articles.<p>Knockoff products are traditionally cheap and nasty, but tons of these replica Apple Watch bands are so good, they rival Apple’s own products — at a fraction of the price.<p>We’ve taken a tour …

Smartwatches

ONAGOfly: The Smart Nano Drone

Palm-Sized Drone With GPS Auto-Follow and High Res Video Camera to Take Better Photos | Check out 'ONAGOfly: The Smart Nano Drone' on Indiegogo.

This New App Sends Notes From Beyond the Grave

SafeBeyond allows a person to leave a virtual legacy after they’ve passed<p>When Moran Zur got married in 2006, his joy was tempered with sadness. He’d lost his father to cancer in 2002, and on that otherwise joyful day, he felt the loss deeply. He thought to himself, “What if I could only ask him so …

Apps

Looking For Oysters? There's An App For That

Meet 27-year-old Sam Asher. He’s so crazy about oysters, he invented an app called Pearl to help people like him find out which restaurants are serving up their favorites — in real time.<p>“I was sitting at an oyster bar with my friend and the idea just popped into my head,” says Asher, who was …

Airbnb raises $100 million in funding: source

(Reuters) - Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb Inc has raised over $100 million in a new round of funding, a source close to the company said.<p>Airbnb, once a startup selling cereal, expects to achieve profitability in 2016, the source said.<p>Airbnb revenue doubled to $340 million in the third quarter on …

Profit

Grow your own happiness: how meditation physically changes the brain

People can boost their happiness by growing a part of the brain which increases positive thinking, scientists believe<p>Aristotle said that ‘happiness depends upon ourselves’ and a new study suggests it is possible to physically grow a happier brain through practices like meditation.<p>Although …

Happiness

VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child’s online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health issues. A new app called VISR, which launched publicly just in time for back-to-school, has now …

Mental Health

Watch out, Slack and Google Docs: Pingpad might be the next big thing

There are greats apps for groups to complete tasks and great apps for group communication. In Pingpad, the group has a single app that allows for both.<p>Pingpad is a stew of many different first generation apps for notes, lists, calendars and instant messaging. In one space, a group can work across …

Apps

Capital Continues To Flow Into Food-Tech As Farmigo Lands $16M For Its Farm To Table Startup

Farmigo, a startup that is changing the farmer’s market, has raised an additional $16 million in capital, bringing their total funding to $26 million. This past August, I mentioned Farmigo in an article on GoodEggs, a startup operating in the same space. GoodEggs is having growing pains, being …

Solartab, the premium solar charger/battery for iPad and iPhone that actually works

If you’ve ever tried to charge your iPhones/iPads/etc. directly from a small solar panel you probably know it is pretty difficult. Even with direct sunlight, you aren’t likely to be able to charge the device reliably. Most USB-charged devices require a minimum of 5W (5Vx1A) of continuous power to …

Solar Panels

Atmoph Window – Your Room Can Be Anywhere

Price: $549A digital window that opens to beautiful scenery from around the world with 4K-shot videos and sound. Place it anywhere, be anywhere. By …

23 Smart Cooking Gadgets From The Future You Can Own Right Now

This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - 23 Smart Cooking Gadgets From The Future You Can Own Right Now and it was Written …

Gear & Gadgets

Explore The Terrifying Scale Of Mount Everest In This 3.2 Billion Pixel Interactive

Here’s why you’re probably not ready to climb Everest.<p>Even as yet another eponymous movie) opens in theaters, Nepalese officials are making access to Mount Everest harder than ever to attain. If you’re wondering why, look no further than this 3.2 billion pixel interactive tour of Mount Everest by …

Servy Raises $800K To Let Restaurants Offer Discounts In Exchange For Feedback

Servy, an app that lets restaurants offer a partial discount in exchange for private feedback, has just closed $800K in seed funding.<p>Investors include RiverPark Ventures, Beacon Fund, Food-X, DreamIt Ventures, and Nick Kenner, CEO and Founder of Just Salad.<p>Most online restaurant reviews are either …

Investing

Watch a Boston Dynamics humanoid robot wander around outside

Boston Dynamics, which Google bought in 2013, has begun testing one of its humanoid robots — those that are designed to function like humans — out in the wild.<p>Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, talked about the research and showed footage of the project during a talk on Aug. 3 at the …

Robotics

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Startups

This Tiny Swimmer's Wrist Band Is a Life Preserver

Who needs a vest?<p>A hefty, bright-orange life preserver isn't the most flattering thing to sport while spending a day on the water, but, for safety's sake, we wear one anyway. However, now that there's an alternative—the Kingii, a new type of life-preserver alternative—we may be opting out of the …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' preview shows 'nothing's changed'

No, you're not at Comic-Con, but that doesn't mean you have to skip this preview of <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i>. Disney previewed video from <i>The Force Awakens</i> interspersed with behind-the-scenes chatter tonight in San Diego, and you can watch it after the break. You can enjoy Simon Pegg's appearance (he's …