Laura Hargraves

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Tworlds App Connects Anonymous people Across the Globe

I must confess to not being especially riveted by the prospect of knowing what people like myself are thinking about or doing clear across the globe right this very second — especially if I do not now, nor ever will, get to know them.<p>So, initially I was a little reluctant towaste my time withtry …

Apps

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Pregnancy

An Online Journal That Curates Your Personal Data

In the spring, Web designer Anand Sharma saw his doctor for an annual physical and became worried upon learning he had a low level of vitamin D. To …

Your smartphone is changing the way your fingers work

Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- it's changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain's cortex associated with index fingers and thumbs is enhanced directly in proportion to how often you use your phone's touchscreen. That …

Ete Plate

ETE Plate was designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight obesity by stopping your overeating. ETE helps you control your portion size by …

The Brilliant Transport Safety Ad 'Dumb Ways to Die' is Back

Metro Trains in Melbourne is back at it again, with a sequel to its hugely popular "Dumb Ways To Die" campaign.<p>On Oct. 23, the company released a …

SnapDonate lets you give to charities just by taking photos of their logos

Slowly but surely, many parts of the world are going cashless, and the effects go beyond quicker checkouts at supermarkets. A new app developed in the UK lets users donate to charities whenever they feel inspired to do so, by simply pointing their phones at a charity’s logo — on a poster, flyer, …

Digital Advertising

Moments | Private Photo Diary

Moments is a new and simple photo diary app that keeps all your important memories organized. The private diary is a new take on photo storage, it …

Darma is a smart cushion for making your smart ass smarter

Move over wearables, Darma wants “sittables” to be the new trend as it prepares to launch its smart cushion for your office chair. The device monitors your sitting position, heartbeat, respiration and stress level.<p>Darma, a graduate of the Haxlr8r hardware accelerator, is raising money on …

Hyperlapse

Instagram have introduced a new app called Hyperlapse, it lets you shoot video, turning it into cinematically smooth time lapse. The app´s impressive …

Pavlok

Pavlok is a fitness tracker like no other, it zaps you if your fitness goals are not met! Yes you read it correctly, the "wearable willpower" gives …

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

GIF Animations

Instagram's New App Will Change the Way You Experience Fashion Week

From the editors of ELLE.com, this new app is an Instagram game-changer<p>Just in time for Fashion Week, Instagram has released a new app that will make your videos look cooler and way more professional. This morning, the photo sharing giant debuted Hyperlapse, a stand-alone app that allows users to …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

A Penny for Your Page View: The Social Network That Pays You

On the surface, social networking startup Bubblews works a lot like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.<p>Users create "bubbles" (posts), follow one another, …

Pregnant? Hire a baby-planning consultant

One Upstate mom loves babies so much, she’s turned her expertise into a business.<p>Katie Dill loves babies — so much so she’s the go-to gal whenever …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Australian Universities

Osmo

Osmo is a new and exciting toy created by a group of ex-Google and Disney employees. The next-gen hardware gaming device turns physical objects into …

Lomo Instant Camera

Lomography have presented the Lomo Instant Camera, a colorful shooter that provides a nostalgic old-school experience. The retro camera is loaded …

Emily and Fin Day After Day A-Line Dress in Shooting Stars

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This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Vitamin D

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

FIA

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

Free lunch, anyone? Foodsharing sites and apps stop leftovers going to waste

In New York and San Francisco, across Germany and in east London, early adopters are sharing their leftover and excess food. Will others get over the yuck factor and follow?<p>If you're stuck with a half-eaten pizza and can't face throwing it away, a startup originally from Seattle has the solution. …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Digital Photography

iOS Apps Running On... Android?!

One of the most fundamental annoyances of the mobile platform wars is this: Most of the cool apps go to iOS, but most of us own an Android. What can …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …