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Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Patagonia's new CEO: 'You should build a product that lasts'

Everyday businesses all over the world hope – nay, pray – that you will make another impulse decision and buy their product. After all, it’s how they make money. Yet there is one company that’s doing the exact opposite.<p>Patagonia, the outerwear clothing and gear company, wants their customers to …

The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Why Women Vanish As They Move Up The Career Ladder

The answer to why women vanish in such large numbers as they move up the corporate ladder — and why this does not seem to change over time — is obviously complex. There are many forces at work that cause this to happen. They can be put into several categories for conceptual clarity, though they are …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

How To Make The Future Of Dating Less Creepy

A stunningly creepy dating demo teases the future of skeazy dating apps to come–that is, unless designers intercede.<p>Google Glass could one day enable some pretty incredible augmented reality apps. Its camera might recognize a person’s face, then scour the Internet for information about him or her, …

Content Aware Typography turns mundane type into wild experiments - The Fox Is Black

I found this crazy looking Corn Flakes box over the weekend and thought, “Wow, I’d stop and consider buying that.” It turns out it’s a part of an …

Powerful Portraits of Brave People Revealing Their Insecurities

<i>What I Be Project</i> is a powerful portrait series by photographer Steve Rosenfield that features individuals who have bravely opted to bear their insecurities on their bodies. Hundreds of people have already participated in the ongoing project, revealing a wide range of issues they have with …

This no nonsense branding kills the pretentious aspect of wine - The Fox Is Black

Most wine bottles are boring. Wandering the aisles it’s hard to tell most of them apart, because really, the only true way to tell them apart is by …

Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding

Mashable has raised $13 million in Series A funding. CNN (which was previously rumored to be in talks to buy Mashable) broke the news, and Mashable has confirmed the funding in a post of its own.<p>Founded in 2005, the site has since expanded from its initial focus from tech, particularly social …

The Evolution of The New York Times Homepage, in 1 GIF

A visual record of the paper of record<p>This week, <i>The New York Times</i> will be launching a redesign of its website. The updated version of NYTimes.com, the paper promises in a promo, will be "sleeker," "faster," "more intuitive," and "enhanced" than its forebears*. "We’ve streamlined our article …

You know smartwatches have arrived because they finally have their own app store

This morning we told you that 2014 would be the year of the smartwatch. Now Pebble has basically guaranteed it.<p>As expected, the company’s major CES announcement unveiled a Pebble app store, as well as presenting a new, high-end model of its smartwatch. The original will still be sold, but Pebble …

Pakistani Action Film ‘Waar,’ ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ & ’12 Years A Slave’ Top IMDb Best Of 2013 Poll

Pakistani Action Film 'Waar,' 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' & '12 Years A Slave' Top IMDb Best Of 2013 Poll<p>Yeah, we know….it’s only hours until the ball …

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet—at $20 a handset

For the first time ever, in 2013 smartphones outsold feature phones, and the dean of Silicon Valley tech investing, Marc Andreessen, says that within three years you simply won’t be able to buy a non-smartphone. But what proportion of phones in use right now are smartphones?<p>Less than half, is the …

How HP could reshape itself and the 3D printing market

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>In the basement of HP’s Palo Alto research lab, there’s a five-foot-tall machine that will soon evolve into …

The Smartest Nerd in the Room

Why Melissa Harris-Perry is America's foremost public intellectual, and what she means<p>On Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry apologized on air for segment that made light of the Romney clan's adoption of a young black boy. On Sunday, Mitt Romney accepted Harris-Perry's "heartfelt" apology, noting, "I've …

My next challenge

With LaunchPosse, we’re aiming to change the way people turn ideas into reality<p>People use the new year as an opportunity to reboot their lives, so it …

The Inside Story Of Snapchat: The World's Hottest App Or A $3 Billion Disappearing Act?

<b>THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO</b> Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the richest twentysomething in history, reached out to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, who oversees a revenue-less app that makes photos disappear, with an invitation, delivered to his personal e-mail account: Come to Menlo Park and let’s get to know each …

2013 was a lost year for tech

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google …

Startup Hackathon In Kiev Today Hopes To Build Tools For Euromaidan Protest

Earlier this year I attended Startup AddVenture 2013 in Kiev. Normally tech startup conferences consist of speeches, pitches, panels and networking events. This time, however, there was an added element – major social upheaval just around the corner. [<b>UPDATE</b>: See update below].<p>In nearby …

Paul Graham Proves Sexism in Tech Is Still a Problem

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Once again, Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham's mouth has landed him in hot water. The loose-lipped …

We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

For the First Time Ever, You Can Buy HD Video of Earth From Space

The cars move! The smoke blows in the wind!<p>Check out the video below. It’s high-resolution video taken from space, images of places like Tokyo, Las Vegas, a mine in Australia, and a power plant in Maryland:<p>It’s the first imagery of its kind available to the public.<p>It was released today by Skybox, a …

Netflix Will Purge Several Titles On New Year's Day. So What Does This Mean For You?

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix is removing somewhere around 80 titles on New Year’s Day and you need to rush to watch such classics as <i>Troll 2</i> and <i>Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot</i> before they are gone forever. It’s sort of like the Disney Vault except without the fanfare and impressive voice work.<p>…

An ode to a crowded planet and the sharing economy in 2013

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Three years ago the world reached a societal turning point: more than half of the planet’s population were living in cities. …