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Pokémon Go accounts are being sold for thousands of pounds on eBay

Players wishing to skip effort required to gain experience and capture rare or advanced Pokémon appear to be willing to pay for someone to do it for them<p>The Pokémon Go craze continues unabated, with accounts being sold on auction sites such as eBay for thousands of pounds, despite contravening …

Pokémon

Fact: It Only Takes One Minute of Intense Fitness to Get Results | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>The study, published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, divided 27 sedentary men into two groups. (Yep, one downside of this study is that it was only done on a small group of men.) The first group did …

Revl raises $2 million to take on GoPro with its smart action camera

Revl announced today that it has received $2 million in investments for its smart action camera. The company’s seed round was led by Bill Tai and will be used to accelerate production of its signature device, along with development of a companion iOS app. Other investors joining this round include …

Videography

Ricoh's new action camera has an absurdly wide 204-degree field of view

Ricoh is updating its rugged action camera line with the new WG-M2. It's 40 percent lighter and smaller than the WG-M1, and it shoots 4K video at an absurdly wide 204-degree field of view. You can drop it, freeze it, and knock it around all without using a case. Ricoh will start selling the new …

Cameras

Stock photos that don’t suck

A list of places to find the best free stock photos<p>Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people …

Women of Color

Light stuffs 16 cameras into one small device to challenge DSLRs

Light launched its L16 camera today, which packs a bunch of small cameras into one device to (supposedly) shoot photos of DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) quality.<p>The camera is a key sales point for the smartphone, as such small sensor technology has developed and improved quickly over the past …

Mobile Photography

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Sony’s SmartBand 2 sports heart rate monitor, new notifications

Sony has announced the next generation of its SmartBand fitness tracker in the SmartBand 2, which adds a heart rate monitor and some new types of notifications.<p>The heart rate monitor, Sony says, can yield valuable insights about the wearer’s fitness, stress levels, and overall well-being.<p>The …

How-To: Swap Your iMac, Mac mini or MacBook CD/DVD drive for a super-fast SSD

When I wrote a series of How-To guides showing how easy it was to swap old Mac hard disks for new solid state drives (SSDs), I focused on raw upgrades — slow mechanical drives for fast chip-based ones. The reason was simple: put an SSD in your Mac instead of the old hard disk, and you’ll be blown …

Y Combinator president Sam Altman shares his morning ritual

Sam Altman, the president of prominent Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, is a busy guy.<p>“Very time-poor these days,” he wrote today in an ask-me-anything session with the Hackathon Hackers public Facebook group, in response to a question about whether he played the game StarCraft II.<p>It turns …

Trailer: ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’, a new Syfy show about Silicon Valley startups

Syfy is gearing up for the debut of its next show to highlight Silicon Valley. The cable television network announced that <i>The Bazillion Dollar Club</i>, a docu-series featuring 500 Startups‘ Dave McClure and Highway1‘s Brady Forrest will air on September 22 at 10pm. It has also released a trailer for …

Add more drama to your text designs with Typorama

In just over a couple of months, the relatively new typography generator and text designer app Typorama has proved more excellent than even the most …

Doctor on Demand diagnosed with $50M in new funding

The telemedicine service Doctor on Demand is doubling down on its enterprise partnership business, and is taking a new $50 million injection of venture capital funding to do it.<p>The company is getting some traction with self-insured enterprises, who are offering the Doctor on Demand service to their …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

9 crazy things Russell Brand said while interviewing Ed Miliband

LONDON — It's almost 16 minutes long and Russell Brand talks a lot.<p>The interview that dominated UK election coverage for a day, and was endlessly …

NHS

PayPal brings its One Touch payments to the web

PayPal is bringing its One Touch mobile checkout technology to the web, letting merchants and developers enable swifter online payments through their websites.<p>Powered by Braintree, a company acquired by eBay subsidiary PayPal back in 2013, One Touch has been integrated into a number of third-party …

Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update Could Impact Over 40% Of Fortune 500 Websites

Google announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal – meaning that those sites which weren’t optimized for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a …

SEO

1. Getting Started

Do you have an iPhone, but for some reason you’re not using its camera to its full potential? Maybe you’re already taking snapshots with your iPhone …

Samsung’s new Radiant360 R7 wireless speaker has a blimp-like design and 360 degree sound

Wireless whole home audio is moving away from being labeled a new and expanding category to something that is refining itself as a necessary need for audio enthusiasts. We’ve seen new releases from Bang & Olufsen this year, as well as updates to Aether’s speaker, while SONOS continues to reign …

10 tech podcasts you should listen to now

Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on.<p>There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention.<p>Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following the ascent of Apple’s iPod. In …

This meditation app is seriously changing my life

I work in New York City, and like any typical New Yorker, my state of mind is endlessly fluctuating between sort of stressed out, and totally and completely stressed out. There are only two speeds.<p>I’ve found throughout my life that living that way, day to day, is not healthy. Stress-filled days …

Pager dials up $10.4M for mobile telemedicine service

Telemedicine apps that bridge the gap between caregivers and people who need care continue to attract funding.<p>The latest example of this is Pager, a New York-based company that provides on-demand doctor visits on iOS devices in New York City only (for the moment).<p>The company has now raised its …

FounderDating, a networking site for entrepreneurs, rolls out Q&A feature

FounderDating, which is a sort of “LinkedIn for entrepreneurs” (not a dating site for well-heeled founders), is adding a new question-and-answer site for its members that it’s calling FounderDating Discuss.<p>The company has been beta-testing the service for awhile. Founder Jessica Alter said that …

No keys necessary with August’s smart lock and the August Connect

At my last house, the latch on the front door was faulty, and every now and then, if I closed the door but forgot to lock it, it blew open. Often, on my daily bus ride, I would sit and worry all the way to work that thanks to that bad latch, my cats had escaped and gotten run over.<p>Fortunately, I …

NetVibes evolves to become your dashboard and connector for the Internet of Things

NetVibes has come a long way. In a world where business leaders, entrepreneurs, and developers shout the word “pivot” at a moment’s notice, NetVibes has stuck to its original plan throughout its (relatively, in Internet terms) long history.<p>And today, NetVibes has announced that its web tool is …

Social Media

Here’s a breakdown of the philosophy Richard Branson used to start over 400 companies

Richard Branson founded his first business, Student magazine, after dropping out of high school at age 15.<p>He soon cofounded the Virgin record store, which then grew into a record label. After 10 years of great success, Branson left his business partners dumbfounded when he announced he wanted to …

Zapmail launches as ‘simplest email tool’ for small biz

There is no shortage of email marketing tools and services on this planet.<p>But Melbourne, Australia-based web developer Naavi decided that small businesses needed “the simplest email tool on the planet” for sending personalized emails, and today its Zapmail tool is being released following a private …

5 Tricks That Boost Your iPhone 6's Camera

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras comfortably rank as two of the best in the smartphone industry, according to analysts – as well as Forbes’ review team. But they’re limited if you want to consider doing something out of the ordinary – say, for example, printing out your favourite pictures …

Mobile Photography