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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

T-Mobile's Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon

Looking for another free VoIP calling option? Well, you've now got one anyway -- T-Mobile has just announced its new Bobsled brand, and it's kicking things off with a Facebook application that will let you make free, "one-touch" calls to any of your friends around the world. Facebook is apparently …

Samsung’s Milk Music has been downloaded 380,000 times

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Milk Music, the Pandora (s P) competitor that Samsung launched in early March, has been downloaded 380,000 times already. …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: ALYT<p>If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for …

Amazon already designing eighth generation of delivery drones, says Jeff Bezos

Amazon has plenty of issues to resolve before its Prime Air delivery drones stand a chance of getting in the air, but CEO Jeff Bezos says the company is rapidly testing more prototypes. In a letter to shareholders published with the SEC, Bezos said that the Prime Air team is "already flight testing …

Listen to De La Soul's latest album for free thanks to BitTorrent

Hot on the heels of making their entire catalog available online for free — a move that may have involved distributing pirated MP3s — hip-hop legends De La Soul are back with another free download. This time around, the trio is giving away their latest mixtape on BitTorrent. <i>Smell the DA.I.S.Y.</i>, …

Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Edition

Volkswagen have announced a special edition of the popular Amarok called "Canyon”. The new special-edition Amarok Canyon boasts rugged appeal and is …

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Yahoo Screen Channel Launches on Roku

Yahoo Screen is now available as a Roku channel, following its roll-out on Apple TV and iOS last year. As with its other incarnations, Yahoo Screen is designed to give people easy access to shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as live …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

How To Take A Selfie Like a Supermodel

Nothing garners more followers than a great selfiewe studied the masters (supermodels!) and came up with 9 easy tips for taking a great photo of yourself.<p>Nothing garners more followers than a great selfie—we studied the masters (supermodels!) and came up with 9 easy tips for taking a great photo of …

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How To Create Your Own Custom URL Shortener

<b>Updated with new information in August 2014</b><p>If you follow TNW on social media sites like Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that rather than use the full, ugly ol’ URL found in the address bar, we use a nice friendly shortened one like tnw.to/c0buZ. If you don’t follow us in these …

Create a bestselling app in three hours for less than £100

You don't need to be a programmer to break into the App Store's top charts. All you need is 100 bucks and a free afternoon.<p>You'll need a halfway …

6 Things You May Not Know About Tencent

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>China’s Internet giant, Tencent, is a dominant force in the online and mobile market across China, with a market cap above $100B.<p>The company is best known for its top social offerings:<p>QQ …

Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage

Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.<p>The …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

How CivicScience is massively disrupting consumer research, 400 million opinions a year

Free is a really attractive business model if you want to grow fast. Which is probably why CivicScience has found a way to give free research to journalists and free visitor information to websites … and a way to make money selling something else to an entirely different market.<p>The site has …

Bolt for Android offers free calling without messing up your routine

Could this be the iMessage of calling?<p>Free calling apps, such as Viber, Skype, and others, are quite common, but they all suffer from the same fatal flaw: they require you to remember to use their special apps when you’re calling someone on their networks and use the standard phone app when you’re …

Skit!, An Animated Video App For Telling Silly Stories, Comes To Android

Skit!, an animated video app in the same general category as Bitstrips, the cartoon-making app which recently scored $3 million in Series A funding, is coming to Android. Like Bitstrips, Skit! is also focused on letting users create characters, and share stories to social networks like Facebook, …

Pacemaker and Spotify cue up the iPad's simplest DJ app

A slick interface and 20 million tracks turn the tables on Traktor and Djay<p>Jonas Norberg built two great products that nobody used. The first was the award-winning Pacemaker, a wonderfully nerdy beatmaking gadget that cost $850. The second was a tablet app for DJing, but Norberg chose the wrong …

Seven Miracle Beauty Products Found in the Food Aisle

Strawberries as teeth whitener? Yep.<p>Though I opt for takeout more than I would like to admit, one of the things I really appreciate about cooking a meal at home is that I know exactly what I am putting in my body. It's so much healthier—not to mention cheaper. So why not use that same mentality …

JVC outs more MHL-ready in-dash receivers at CES 2014

Face it: Your old car's factory stereo system isn't going to last forever -- eventually, you'll need to upgrade. Luckily, JVC is here to trot out its latest head units at CES 2014. Just like last year, the company has outfitted two of its new receivers (the KW-V0BT and KW-V40BT, specifically) with …

Ad leak hints T-Mobile will pay full family's early termination fees

The US carrier has been making noise about getting whole families to dump subscriptions from rivals. An ad, apparently published prematurely, offers details about one offer.<p>T-Mobile, trying to snatch customers away from other US carriers, appears likely to announce an offer Wednesday to pay a whole …

BiteSMS, The Best Reason For Text Maniacs To Jailbreak, Now Works With iOS 7

One of the most popular reasons to jailbreak an iPhone is BiteSMS, a jailbreak tweak that supper charges text messaging with better messaging alerts, quick reply and more. Unfortunately, ever since the iOS 7 jailbreak came along BiteSMS has been MIA, but that’s all changed with the release of …

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Sony's XSP-N1BT turns your smartphone into an in-car entertainment system

Sony has shown off its new XSP-N1BT smartphone cradle receiver at CES. The device sits in your car's dashboard, where it uses your smartphone to interface with your vehicle's audio system, becoming a head-unit that can play music, stream internet radio, and make hands-free calls. The cradle …

Social Voting App Polar Launches Self-Service Poll-Creating Tool For Publishers

Polar, the social voting app that raised $1.2 million from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Google’s Don Dodge and other prominent investors last year, is launching its free self-service solution for publishers today.<p>We, just like a number of other publishers, have occasionally used Polar for polls in our …

Uber Hikes New User Referral From $10 To $20 Amid Increased Competition From Lyft, Other Services

Recently, Uber has bumped its new user referral fee from $10 to $20 for new users of the service through January 20th, as noticed by Homebrew’s Hunter Walk and sent out to users in an email that TechCrunch has received. The feature gives existing users a credit when they get a new user to sign up …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …