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The Ava wearable wants to replace thermometers for determining fertility

Most women rely on a thermometer to measure their fertility throughout the month. Their internal body temperature fluctuates with their ovulation cycle, so it increases when an egg is released and returns to normal levels after the cycle ends. The thermometer has proved a reliable method since at …

Apartments are the hot new tech sector

Welcome to the land technology forgot. High-end leases negotiated and signed via fax. Millions of dollars in apartment inventory — in some of the hottest real estate markets in the country — tracked on whiteboards with dry-erase markers. Client histories recorded in longhand in legal notebooks and …

Teleport will tell you where to live when you get sick of your annoying city

Are you ready for a move, but not sure where to go?<p>Well, hem and haw no further. The minds behind a new, free web app called Teleport hope to take …

Population

You Can Now Peer Into The Batcave From ‘Batman V Superman’ With Google Maps

Thanks to today’s modern technology, it’s never been easier to kidnap Batman! An unlikely Google Maps easter egg is offering up a glimpse of the brooding superhero’s home and the Batcave nestled inside. Convenient!<p>Warner Bros. and the tech giant have paired up to showcase Bruce Wayne’s <i>Batman v</i> …

Google Maps

Skyhook Wireless allows wearables to break free from smartphones

Skyhook Wireless – the company that handles location requests for a number of tech giants including Apple, Samsung and Dell – just launched a new ultra-light software development kit (SDK) that will make location services for wearables a lot more convenient.<p>Until now, wearables could only support …

Wearable Tech

YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen Launches Food-Focused Video Site

Want to embrace your inner Rachael Ray? Nom, a new video service by YouTube co-founder Steve Chen will give you the chance.<p>Chen and Nom CEO Vijay …

Skip Seamless? This app connects people with home cooks.

It's 6 p.m. and you are still on the train headed home. You can't bear another night of greasy restaurant takeout, and there is no way you are …

Latkes

Scissors-paper-rock on HipChat will solve every office argument

Atlassian is about to disrupt your work day.<p>The Australian company, which recently went public on the American Stock Exchange, has announced they …

Atlassian

Shopify Debuts Shopkey, An App That Puts A Product Catalog In Your iOS Keyboard

A growing number of e-commerce businesses today are assisting their customers over SMS and mobile messaging. There are even SMS-based services, like Magic, Operator, GoButler, and others targeting the emerging “conversational shopping” market. Now, e-commerce platform Shopify is aiming to help its …

Facebook 'Sports Stadium' Lets You Talk Trash on Game Day

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Facebook is launching an online sports hub where you can root for your favorite team with friends and talk trash with rival fans during major sporting events.<p>It’s called “Facebook Sports Stadium," a virtual gathering place for following and discussing big games in …

YouTube now lets you enable playback looping with just a couple clicks

YouTube now lets you click a convenient button to enable endless looping of videos. It’s not a feature that has been impossible to add without the help of a quick Chrome extension install, but now it’s accessible on YouTube’s site without needing to install any third-party software at all. Just …

If your web site offers live chat, be prepared for hackers

Live chat has become ubiquitous as a sales and support tool for software as a service (SaaS) or cloud based services. Entire businesses have been built around providing live chat, such as Olark (which my company uses) or Intercom. As the CEO and founder of a SaaS business (Sendwithus.com), I had …

Chatbots

Crowdsourced smartphone accessory counts calories by 3D-scanning your food

Food Instagrammers sometimes get a bad rap on social media. As someone who likes drooling over pics of pho and Korean barbecue, I don’t see what all the fuss is about, but now one crowd-sourced initiative is looking to bring ample justification to the practice of whipping out your phone before …

The One Thing That Marketers Don't Seem To Get About The Digital Economy

Modern marketing really began in the 1960’s with Philip Kotler and his ideas about uncovering the “needs, wants and interests of target markets.” Ever since, generations of marketers have learned to focus on the consumer and communicating features and benefits to them effectively.<p>Yet perhaps an …

Innovation

Rachel Ryle's Instagram animation skills are a shot of inspiration

Armed with colored pencils, pens and a heart intent on spreading joy, Rachel Ryle creates the most jaw-droppingly adorable stop motion animations you …

Stop Motion

Your phone could soon liberate you from supermarket lines

Imagine an entire shopping trip without long lines or human interaction. The days of suffering through a mile-long-line on a shopping excursion might …

These famously unhealthy companies are taking extreme measures to get customers back

Companies like Hershey, Mondelez, and CVS are getting in on the exploding healthy snack market, with offerings like protein bars and chia seeds.<p>With American consumers on a health kick, sales of treats that have been the companies' bread-and-butter are slumping, while snacking is on the …

PolicyGenius Raises $15 Million For Its Online Price Comparison Insurance Brokerage

Brooklyn-based PolicyGenius has raised $15 million in a new round of funding to expand its price comparison insurance brokerage service.<p>Increasingly, old line industries are coming online, and insurance, one of the last holdouts, is no different.<p>Founded by a former McKinsey consultant who worked …

PixelSquid turns boring stock photos into incredible images

As technology progresses, 3D image rendering has allowed designers and artists to make incredible imagery. PixelSquid, the premier site for photoreal spinnable 3D objects, wants to put that power into everyone’s hands… literally.<p>Enter PixelSquid – Add 3D Objects to Your Photos.<p>This free app allows …

Snapdrop is a handy Web-based replacement for Apple's fiddly AirDrop file transfer tool

Anyone who’s used AirDrop knows it can be a bit fussy. A new web-based option named Snapdrop might actually be a better choice.<p>It works simply enough: open the Snapdrop Webpage on two devices while on the same network, then transfer files between the two with a few clicks. Discovery happens only …

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in health tracking lab-in-a-box developer Cue

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Dentsu Ventures, the corporate venture capital of Japanese ad agency Dentsu, announced today that it has invested an undisclosed sum in San Diego-based Cue, the startup developing a health tracking device under the same name. Financial details have not been disclosed. For Dentsu …

Yellow cabbies and financial backers tell court that authorities are bankrupting them by letting app-based drivers operate without the same costly licenses<p>New York taxi owners and the lenders behind some of them are suing New York City and its Taxi and Limousine Commission, saying the proliferation …

Transportation

Facebook's new fundraiser tool makes it easier for nonprofits to raise money

Facebook is keen to associate its platform with good causes and is launching a new, experimental fundraiser tool for charities today. Nonprofits will be able to launch specific fundraisers on their Pages, showing users how many people have contributed, how much money they want to raise, and …

Align Uses Your Star Sign To Match You With Potential Suitors

“What’s your sign?”<p>The question has found itself on one too many “Horrible Pick-Up Lines” lists, but in reality most people who start dating, whether they consider themselves wildly astrological or not, end up asking about star signs.<p>Align, a dating app launching out of beta, is looking to use …

After Insane Startup Journey, Pillow Talk Hits Kickstarter To Let Distant Lovers Share Heartbeat

When I first heard about Pillow Talk, the wearable device that lets you stream the sound of your heartbeat to a loved one’s pillow, I couldn’t decide if it was bonkers, genius or somewhere in between. But after talking to Joanna Montgomery, founder of Little Riot, the company behind the product, …

Google Maps releases its predictive travel API to devs

Google Maps is good at telling you roughly how long it will take you to get to your next destination — even days or weeks in advance. But in a blog post released today, it announced that it is bringing that power to its developers.<p>Called “predictive travel,” devs will now have access to this …

Monitor your Mac with Monity

My MacBook Pro's battery is living on borrowed time. It has experienced a whopping 1,044 cycles, which puts it over Apple's maximum cycle count of 1,000 for my early-2011 model. Thanks to the Monity widget, I can monitor my MacBook Pro's battery cycles along with a boatload of other system …

MacBook Pro

Audio-Beacon Startup LISNR Raises $10 Million Series B Round Led By Intel Capital

Smart tone startup LISNR just raised a $10 million series B round led by Intel Capital to further advance the product as “a true protocol to connect devices across a number of different verticals,” LISNR co-founder and CEO Rodney Williams told TechCrunch.<p>LISNR’s technology is an audio-based …

Omni Is Cloud Storage For Your Physical Stuff

Omni is trying to find a solution for the problem of shrinking apartments and rising rent in urban areas. The company launched their iOS app in the Apple App Store today, the first full release of a product that has been in the works for a while.<p>Omni has been operating in the San Francisco area for …