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12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

7 smart items that every small kitchen should have

If you're anything like me, no matter how big your kitchen is, there never seems to be enough storage space, or even the right kind of storage space. …

Things to be kept in mind for a neat home

The doorbell chimes – they’re here! Your friends/colleagues/neighbour/in-laws have dropped by for a visit, and you frantically scan those interiors …

Home walls design ideas for modern style

Sprucing up a place involves so much more than laying down a nice rug or dusting off those side tables. A lot of the time we focus so much on the …

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …

Instagram snapshots: Madhu Kalyan in Sichuan, China

En route from Moscow to Japan, our photographer stopped off in China to gaze in awe at the giant Buddha in Leshan, the world’s tallest pre-modern statue

Bitcoin Pioneer Hal Finney Cryogenically Frozen After Losing Battle With ALS

Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, widely accredited as the number-two developer behind Satoshi Nakamoto on the world's most valuable cryptocurrency, has …

Stealthy Payments Startup Clinkle Brings On Two Former Netflixers To Fill Out Its Exec Ranks

Super-stealthy payments startup Clinkle is expanding its executive ranks, and it’s doing so by bringing on a few folks who had previously worked with new COO Barry McCarthy at Netflix. Today it’s announcing that it’s hired former Walmart and Netflix exec Andy Rendich as its VP of operations, as …

Virtual Piggy, A Paypal For Minors, Rebrands As Oink After It Buys Domain From Kevin Rose’s Milk

Oink — a user-review app created by Kevin Rose’s startup lab Milk before Milk was acquired by Google and Rose later joined Google Ventures — never made it past its six-month birthday, but today the name and domain at least are getting another lease of youthful life. Virtual Piggy, a payments …

European regulators clear mobile broadband for take-off

Passengers flying in the European Union may soon be able to use 3G and 4G mobile broadband in the air, after a rule-change by regulators at the …

Isis Mobile Wallet goes live nationwide, offers freebies

The wireless carriers' mobile payment initiative, Isis Mobile Wallet, is finally going live nationwide, delivering another way for consumers to use their phones to pay for goods and services.<p>It's been a long time coming for Isis, which went through the work of lining up partners, building a …

Bitcoin value skyrockets, cause unclear

Don't look now, but everyone's favorite crypto-currency is creeping back up the charts again. Over the past two weeks the value of a bitcoin has skyrocketed from just over $200 to just shy of $450.<p>And it's not entirely clear why.<p>Baidu, the "Chinese Google," started accepting bitcoin for some of its …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

Bitcoin Digital Wallet Service Coinbase has had its iOS App Pulled

Less than a month after its relaunch, the Coinbase for iOS app has been pulled from the App Store. As noted by TechCrunch, The Bitcoin wallet service is still available as an Android app in the Google Play store.<p>BitcoinBlogger believes the new iOS app was taken down by Apple, rather than Coinbase. …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

A smartpen to rival Livescribe: the $150 Equil JOT that lets you use any paper

While Livescribe's offerings might be popular among those who wish to marry their pen and paper habits with the digital world, the eponymous smartpen does require users to scribble their notes on Livescribe-approved dot paper. If you'd rather use your own precious Moleskines or all you have on hand …

The First Bitcoin ATMs Are About To Start Popping Up Across Canada

According to reports from CBC, Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of Vancouver bitcoin trading company Bitcoiniacs and part-owner of Robocoin, has invested in five such machines to be placed across Canada.<p>Bitcoin is an emerging digital currency that isn't controlled by any authority such as a central …

Bitcoin

Filing Suggests Logitech's iPhone Gamepad is Called Powershell

We’ve already seen leaked images of Logitech’s apparent upcoming gamepad for the iPhone and now, less than a month later, the product looks a whole lot more real thanks to another leak and a trademark filing that suggest it will be called Powershell.<p>The name was first put forward by serial …

Malaysia-Based iMoney Raises $2M Series A To Help Consumers Compare Financial Services

iMoney Group, a Malaysia-based financial comparison startup, announced that it has raised a $2 million Series A round led by Singapore-based venture firm Jungle Ventures. Other investors include ECONA AG, Rebright Partners, IMJ Fenox, Fenox Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Vogel Ventures and angel …

Isis' plan to jump-start mobile payments: 1M free smoothies

Isis, the carrier joint venture pushing mobile payments out in the market, said Wednesday that it will give away 1 million smoothies through a partnership with Jamba Juice.<p>Jamba Juice will give away the smoothies to customers who pay with their smartphones using their Isis mobile wallet.<p>The …

Ireland will shut Apple’s tax “holy grail” – but leave loopholes wide open

In a speech setting out Ireland’s annual budget, Finance Minister Michael Noonan declared an end to “ghost companies” — a reference to a notorious …

Square launches Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service that’s incredibly simple to use

Square officially took the wraps off its planned peer-to-peer payments service Square Cash today, and the results are quite impressive — it isn’t …

PhoneHalo’s tracking tags are shrinking and getting embedded in luggage

Phone Halo has come a long way since it introduced its first personal tracking tag in 2011. The Cobra Tag, built by Cobra Electronics(s cobr) and …

iPad rumors: Mini with Retina display, thinner, lighter full-size iPad

The iPad Mini got lots of praise for its 7.9-inch screen size, but many felt it was a mistake by Apple not to include a Retina display, similar to the one in the full-size iPad.<p>Maybe you're pining for an iPad Mini with a Retina display, or perhaps you're due for a fifth-generation, full-size iPad. …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an inconvenience. KnowRoaming's new SIM card sticker lets you connect to local networks without having to do a thing.<p>KnowRoaming …

Simplee nabs $10M to bring a PayPal-like portal to medical billing

Simplee, a Palo Alto-based startup trying to remake medical billing, has raised $10 million in a Series B round led by the Heritage Group. The round, …

Get GLAZED: Kyle Ellicott on the Business of Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology has captured the public imagination, raising hopes, fears, and expectations. While there has been much speculation about the capabilities of next generation wearables, their potential applications, and the issues they raise, there has been much less discussion about how the …

Wearable Tech

Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles

Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made itself known in a public FCC filing today, showcasing a svelte writing utensil whose main purpose in …