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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

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I Am Bread: Play as a Slice of Bread in New 'Simulation' Video Game

From the team behind Surgeon Simulator<p>What would life be like as a slice of bread? It's a question that has dogged mankind for decades; one which the …

Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event

Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, the same …

NailSnaps App Will Make Custom Nail Art From Your Instagram Photos (VIDEO)

This is one fail-safe way to make sure no one has the same nail art as you.<p>NailSnaps is an app that will let you import your own Instagram photos to create unique, one-of-a-kind nail stickers. The app lets you arrange the photo to either create a continuous image across the nails, or zoom-in on one …

Mozilla stops work on Firefox for Windows 8

We hope you weren't eagerly anticipating a finished release of Firefox for Windows 8 -- despite releasing a beta of the browser just last month, Mozilla has cancelled the project. There just aren't enough testers using the new interface to justify shipping a completed version, the developer says. …

Google Lets Chrome OS Users Run Multiple Profiles Simultaneously

If you own a device running Chrome OS, you can now sign in and run multiple profiles simultaneously.<p>The new dev channel feature means you can quickly alternate between different Google accounts without entering a password. After clicking on your profile picture in the system tray, a new option will …

This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone …

Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that could boost the number of people using the operating system. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the company is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing," a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and …

First Made for iPhone hearing aid doubles as a high quality iOS headset

The first Made For iPhone hearing aid launched on Monday, courtesy of GN ReSound from Denmark. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the small hearing aid can …

This is the new YotaPhone: A 5" Android smartphone with a 4.7" touchscreen e-ink display on the back

Russian handset maker Yota Devices has revealed details of its second generation e-ink display equipped YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.<p>The new device follows in the footsteps of the original, but shows a maturation of the technology concepts it was showing off first time …

Hands On With Reporter, An iOS App That Wants To Help You Understand Your Daily Life

If you are like me, life speeds by and you cling for something like normalcy as work and everything else swirls.<p>Want a better grip on your daily activities, and how your habits are changing over time? Reporter, a new application for iOS, wants to help. Built by Nicholas Felton, a former Facebook …

Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 glitches in February update

Windows 8.1 users beset by technical woes may find some help in a newly released update.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft issued an update package that fixes a variety of noncritical but potentially frustrating problems. The package's support page lists Netflix playback, orientation on a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 …

Twitter redesign uses big photos, looks like Facebook, Google+

Twitter has started testing a big redesign of its Web page, with larger photos reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. And apparently, I’m one of the lab rats.<p>I noticed an update on my Twitter “Me” profile page Tuesday morning. I wasn’t expecting to be part of what Mashable reported was a small, …

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir …

Updated: Can Susan Wojcicki help YouTube creators make money?

Longtime Google leader Susan Wojcicki has left her post at Google Ads for the top spot at YouTube, Google confirmed via email today. The news follows …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

<b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for unlocking the handset and buying stuff …