Luis M Maurette

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Fluence makes it easy for musicians, artists, even tech startups to get feedback from experts

New technology makes it increasingly easy to produce and promote music, film and other creative works. The downside is that artists now face a vastly expanded field of competition so it’s no easier (and maybe even harder) to get noticed by key influencers with their overflowing inboxes. Fluence is …

Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too

The music industry confuses me. I love music as much as anyone, but it baffles me how this industry is still clueless after everything that has happened in the last 15 years.<p>I grew up with services like Napster, and I’ve seen labels turn into scared, litigious shells that have lost sight of what …

What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News Feed, which is filled with expertly targeted ads. Right …

Dr. Weil - Integrative Medicine, Healthy Lifestyles & Happiness

"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine for the last thirty years, it has been my personal mission to drive research, education, and …

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

Free App Friday: 5 Tools For Healthier Living

Eating, sleeping, and moving around are relatively basic endeavors. A little tweak here and there can make a world of difference, though.<p>You don’t have to be a nut to be healthy. You just have to want to get healthier than you are now. Baby steps.<p>Here are a handful of free, at-your-own-pace apps …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

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I Tried The iPhone Keyboard That Lets You Type More Than 100 Words Per Minute

There are plenty of keyboard apps out there to help you type faster, but I've never seen anything quite like Nintype, the new iPhone keyboard that promises typing speeds up to 130 words per minute.<p>Nintype uses a combination of methods to achieve this speed. It's designed to be used with two hands …

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

How to Build Your Own Living Wall or Vertical Garden

Please click here to be redirected to my new site.<p>Liz, myself and the newly planted vertical garden.<p>A few years ago now, on a trip to Paris, quite by …

Mint.com founder wants to put a plumber in your phone

After Aaron Patzer sold personal finance site Mint.com to Intuit for $170 million in 2009, he went out and bought a house in New Zealand. It was …

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market

The telco industry has resisted change for years. That anti-innovation attitude, coupled with the rise of smartphones and fast data networks, provided ample opportunities for over-the-top startups to circumvent moribund and expensive telco offerings with VoIP and messaging apps that were both less …

Battle Of The Blades: The Best Juicer For Your Dollar

The Sweethome juiced 25 pounds of fruit in a quest to discover the ultimate juicing machine.<p>After pushing almost 25 pounds of leafy, crunchy, pulpy produce through nine top machines, we think the Tribest Slowstar ($380) is the best and most versatile juicer for the home. Its single vertical auger …

Sound And Architectural Vision

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sam Stubblefield is a designer at NBBJ interested in how technology, architecture and art influences culture. His clients include Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon and Google.</i><p>In the race to build the newest, coolest and greenest tech offices, architects and their clients are sparing no …

Four Season Boots With Kevlar + Tyvek – Oh Wow!

Boots are the first ones to go wet and squishy during unexpected showers and snow. And we all know that wet feet equal to chills and sniffles; so …

Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Pharrell, Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, More Do the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

BBC Music has released an all-star cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" (which Pitchfork has named as the best song of the 1960s), as <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>It features the following artists: the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Lorde, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Dave …

MonSense for iPhone wants to help you make sense of your money

There is no shortage of personal finance tools in the App Store, but a new kid on the block is well worth your time too. In a nutshell, MonSense helps you track all your expenses and incomes, with separate ‘accounts’ making it easy to divvy up your personal splurges from your business …

FKA Twigs is The Only British Popstar Changing Attitudes About Sexuality

Her music is a constant, convulsing state of resist and release - and she's altering the sexual identity of women on a global scale.<p>The words “British” and “sexual” are rarely placed side-by-side unless it’s on the cover of a pamphlet commissioned by the NHS. The assumption that anybody in the UK …

Serendipity Visualises Simultaneous Spotify Listening

Spotify has introduced a neat little Web app today called Serendipity, which visualises simultaneous listening around the world.<p>Interactive artist Kyle McDonald has been serving as Spotify’s Media Artist in Residence for the past couple of months, and the result is this animated map that jumps to …

By Planting Miniature Gardens On Abandoned Bikes, This Project Helped Clean Up Tokyo

Abandoned bikes are a challenge in every city, but perhaps nowhere as much as Tokyo, where a staggering two million bicycles are left behind on city streets every year.<p>Despite the size of the problem, Tokyo locals tend to take it for granted. Inspired to help change that, a bike-sharing company …

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Use Crowdsourced Data To Find What's Draining Your iPhone

A new app called Normal might help you finally get to the bottom of your iPhone’s disappointing battery life.<p>Unlike any other iPhone battery tracking app, Normal uses crowdsourced data from everyone using the app to provide personal advice on how to improve your battery. Once installed, Normal …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Style Rider: NONONO Are All About Weird Accessories

The Stockholm band's frontwoman shares her must-haves for tour.<p><i>Photos by René & Radka</i><p><i>We're always hearing about bands' tour riders (who can forget that Van Halen refuses to be in the same room as brown M&M's, Britney Spears insists on bunless McDonald's hamburgers, and DMX requires three boxes of</i> …

Foursquare built its Field of Dreams. Now it hopes users will come.

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>You know that scene in The Sound of Music where Julie Andrews starts belting, “These are a few of my favorite …

This Piano Is Played By Clouds

And it sounds a lot like Schoenberg.<p>We often stare at the clouds to see the images hiding inside. But maybe we should be listening instead. Cloud Piano is an installation coming soon to L’assaut de la Menuiserie in Saint-Etienne, France. A sensor on the building’s roof tracks the clouds as they …

Yo backer launches new app

Got more on your mind than the word "Yo" conveys? A new messaging app called MIRAGE has you covered.<p>The app officially launched on Monday from Moshe Hogeg, the CEO and founder of Mobli, a mobile sharing platform.<p>Hogeg is a co-founder of Yo; he invested his own money into the incredibly simplistic …

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to …

Shazam Brings Always-On Music and TV Recognition to Mac With Free Menu Bar App

Music recognition service Shazam, which was one of the early App Store hits and has continued to see good success on mobile platforms, is now bringing its services to the desktop in the form of the first music, TV show, and ad recognition app for Mac.<p>Running as a menu bar item, Shazam for Mac …

Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

<i>Timeful</i>, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. <i>Timeful</i> aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit …