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Tap Strap wearable keyboard uses gestures to type on any surface

You can't accept a new kind of computer into your heart if you don't have a good way to input text. Hardly anyone picked up a smartphone until BlackBerry solved the thumb keyboard, and <i>still</i> most people didn't pick up smartphones until Apple solved the touchscreen keyboard. Some devices, like Google …

Ad Startup FameBit’s Long Tail Of Creators Grows To More Than 9K YouTubers

We hear more and more about the big stars of YouTube, but what about the creators who haven’t quite reached superstar status? Well, if they’re looking to connect with advertisers, startup FameBit aims to help.<p>Co-founder and CEO David Kierzkowski told me that most multi-channel networks — which help …

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …

LiveRail Will Expand to Include Display Ads For Mobile Apps

Among the myriad announcements that Facebook crammed into its hour-long F8 Developer Conference keynote was an update on its video ad monetization scheme.<p>The company announced that LiveRail, its ad tech platform for publishers’ video, will soon support display ads in mobile apps alongside video. …

Digital Advertising

The Two Moves That Will Help You Jump Higher Than Everyone Else

Your hips play a bigger role when you jump forward, not up. (Make sure your legs are ready for action with <b>The Stretch That Helps Fix Knee Pain</b>.)<p>While strength is important in your ankle and knee muscles, it will only propel you so high. You need to concentrate on improving their rate of contraction …

GEICO Brilliantly Reinvents YouTube Preroll Advertising

Everyone hates YouTube’s preroll ads. You want to watch an old Beatles clip but it’s held hostage by a preroll ad for Toyota, which you are forced to watch for five seconds. It’s possibly the longest five seconds in all of advertising, at least to the viewer. And that’s because advertisers …

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Watch the Hypnotic New Ads That Are About to Take Over Facebook

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Gaze into the Wobbly GIF Worlds of Julien Rivoire

From fluid physics to moving magnets, these GIFs will suspend you in a sea of surreality.<p>From an undulating sea of faces to an endlessly wiggling mirror hovering over pink train tracks, Julien Rivoire's GIF art maintains a healthy distance from reality. The founder of Bastard Graphics, a Lyon, …

The Best Way to Save Leftover Wine

Chemically, wine wants to turn into vinegar, says Tim Gaiser, an official Master Sommelier and the author of <i>Taste Wine Like a Pro</i>. “As certain compounds in wine oxidize, they develop acetobacter, bacteria that creates acetic acid or vinegar.”<p>There’s already a trace level of acetic acid in your wine …

This Is What Pixelated Hair Colouring Looks Like

Madrid-based boutique salon X-Presion is currently being flooded with requests for appointments. They're the pioneers of a new hair colouring …

What's the Most Badass Exercise You Can Do?

In the study, researchers enlisted ROTC cadets for something called the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test: a 30-second sprint with four minutes of rest in between for four rounds. Some cadets performed 30 seconds of sprinting on a stationary bike while the others did 30 seconds of burpees as quickly as …

This App Wants To Help You Get Rid Of People Who Stress You Out

Pplkpr is an art project and real app meant to give us a peek into our quantified future.<p>Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald are artists who create tech-based projects exploring the possibilities of the near future. In the past, projects of theirs have hired Amazon’s Mechanical Turks to rate their …

Banks Beware: TransferWise Raises $58 Million To Go Global

TransferWise, a money transfer startup that uses peer-to-peer technology to charge significantly less than banks to send money abroad, has raised $58 million in new funding from venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, and at a valuation of $1 billion according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. Andreesen’s …

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Facebook and Twitter's Native Video Plans Are About to Transform Content Marketing in a Big Way — The Content Strategist

Facebook and Twitter’s Native Video Plans Are About to Transform Content Marketing in a Big Way<p>Digital video is going native, and it’s important we …

AdTech

One Woman’s Unorthodox Journey To Building A $100 Million Tech Startup

Joanna Weidenmiller has been breaking barriers for years. Now she’s at the helm of Silicon Valley’s first company to go public on the ASX.<p>Joanna Weidenmiller is an anomaly in Silicon Valley.<p>The 32-year-old founder and CEO of 1-Page, a San Francisco-based recruiting technology company opted to go …

Tom Brady's tale doesn't hold weight

Under his oversized ski cap, Tom Brady could not hide from the fact he was convicting himself in the court of public opinion. The quarterback of the …

New Fashion For Men: Crochet Shorts Made From Recycled Vintage Blankets

Crochet’s not just for scarves and sweaters anymore. Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop, creates dazzlingly colorful patterned …

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(VIDEO) Adobe Relaunches "Auditude," Integrated With Company's DMP

LAS VEGAS -- The emerging age of targeted TV advertising will mean an end to reaching viewers based on the shows they watch and instead usher in individual viewer profiling.<p>"Advertisers (today) are overwhelmingly buying audience ... using content as a proxy for that audience," according to Adobe …

Verizon May Buy AOL

Verizon is apparently interested in AOL's programmatic advertising technology combined with some of its video content, and the telecommunications company would look at the buy as a way to catch up with AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV.<p>A joint venture would focus mainly on sharing ad technology.<p>The …

Google fights Marriott's plan to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott's attempt to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots in their hotel rooms.<p>Marriott (MAR) and the hotel lobby American Hospitality & Lodging Association asked the FCC this summer to allow hotels to deploy equipment that …

Samsung shutters flagship London store amid falling sales

Closing down a marquee location in one of Europe's biggest malls<p>What are Samsung Experience Stores? Why, they're a dying species, if the latest development in Samsung's efforts to establish its own retail empire are any indication. The flagship Samsung store in London, occupying a large and …

Serial: How a schoolgirl's brutal murder became casual entertainment

Serial, the podcast exploring the murder of schoolgirl Hae Min Lee in 1999, has taken the world by storm and had millions of listeners hooked. But, says Radhika Sanghani, it's also turned violence against women into a drama where the heroine was forgotten<p><i>Serial</i> is, without a doubt, the most popular …

Feminist 'All About That Bass' Parody 'Bitch In Business' Might Be Better Than The Original

While Meghan Trainor's hit "All About That Bass" celebrates body confidence, a new feminist parody takes more of an intellectual approach to equality.<p>Created by three Columbia Business School students, "Bitch In Business" puts a feminist manifesto to the tune of Trainor's "All About That Bass." The …