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Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

Hi is a Web app that helps you create your own narrative map of the world

Craig Mod, creator of the popular app Flipboard, has shifted his design-centered approach away from news and media and towards writing and photography with his new project, simply titled Hi.<p>Mod calls Hi a “narrative mapping platform.” At its core, there are two tiers of content one can contribute …

Say hi to Hi, a fun webapp for sharing location-based moments

If you are a subscriber of my Om Says newsletter, then there is a good chance you know about Craig Mod – one of the most astute observers of the …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

Kaggle now has 100K data scientists, but what’s a data scientist?

Data science competition platform Kaggle has reached the 100,000-member milestone just over three years after launching, the company announced on its …

Mobile Travel App WorldMate Now Makes Checking In To Flights A Snap

If you are a frequent flyer, you have probably developed some kind of strategy to make checking in to your flights while on the go somewhat bearable. But mobile travel app Worldmate, which was acquired by Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year, now makes it a snap to check in to your flights in a few …

Who Will Pick Up Where WordPress Left Off?

By John O'Nolan4 minute Read<p>Blogs have come a long way in the last 10 years. The concept has evolved from teenagers reliving their angst-filled days …

How Many New Domain Names Will the Explosion in gTLDs Really Produce?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Mark Kychma, who is a partner at London based MAKTIG VC, a company behind numerious online projects such as Links2.Me, Sincere.ly and That-Is.Me.</i><p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit body that oversees the structure of the …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Why Booker Travels

The biggest lesson that traveling has taught me is that the best trips are either the ones you make yourself at home — or ones that make you extremely uncomfortable because they involve taking big risks. My parents took some big risks taking me to Cuba and the Amazon when I was really young. I’ve …

Amazon Creeping Up On Google and Apple in Key Markets

The Apps market is the unsung hero of Apple and Google‘s platform and ecosystem businesses. Apple brings in at least $20 billion in revenue from its App Store and iTunes, and the figure is likely to be closer to $23 billion.<p>Google is thought to draw in about a quarter of Apple apps revenues, and is …

Amazon is going to do to enterprise cloud companies exactly what it did to book stores

“I find it really hard to believe that we cannot collectively beat a company that sells books,” said Carl Eschenbach, the chief operating officer of VMWare, at the company’s recent annual confab with its partners and resellers. VMWare competes with Amazon to provide businesses with computing and IT …

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Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn’t As Simple As You Think

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>Bump</i><i>, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together.</i> <i>Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times.</i><p>It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last …

Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained

For all of Android's flexibility and customization, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't want.<p>There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more-daring and tech-savvy users who tire of …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …