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Hold: This Startup Gives Away Millions To Mindful Smartphone Users

How much would I have to pay you to put down your phone?<p>It’s a valid question for a generation of millennials who, by some counts, check their smartphones as many as 150 times a day.<p>Today one Nordic startup called Hold is capitalizing on these wandering thumbs, giving away millions of dollars in …

Startups

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage: How to turn off read receipts for all the apps you can’t do without

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage: How to turn off read receipts for all the apps you can’t do without<p>The blue ticks on WhatsApp have …

Apps

New iPhone SE Without Headphone Jack Coming Next Month

The last thing we heard about the new iPhone SE is that the device could possibly launch at WWDC 2018 in June.<p>According to a recent report Apple will …

Mobile Technology

The Best Water Bottles of Every Type

<i>This guide provides information on the best water bottles of every type, from insulated to collapsible.</i><p><b>Table of Contents</b> <br>Introduction <br>How We Tested …

New Jersey

10 YouTube Channels For UX Design Tips & Tutorials

The world of interface design has gradually shifted from a design focus to a user focus. This means designers now care more about <b>the experience</b> …

UX Design

You Asked: What Is the Healthiest Way to Cook Vegetables?

Vegetables are nature’s multivitamins. Eat a wide and colorful assortment of them, and you’ll pack your diet with an alphabet’s worth of vitamins, …

Nutrition

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview

<b>By Sylvia Giltner, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Job candidates frequently make one big mistake after an interview: idly waiting for the employer to call with good or bad news. Bu the right follow-up can maximize the positive impact you made during the interview and increase your chances of getting …

Employment

In-app purchases are more successful now than ever, new data shows

A new report from <i>Sensor Tower</i> this week shows that in-app purchases continue to be popular among smartphone users and developers. The analytics firm says that iPhone users spent 23 percent more on in-app purchases in 2017 than they did in the prior year…<p>Intelligence data from Sensor Tower reveals …

Apps

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

How to Parent Like a German

The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to …

Parenting

Seasoned Fund Managers Have Done Better Than You Think

Many advisors recommend index funds over mutual funds. That’s why it might surprise you to learn that 54% of mutual funds where the manager’s tenure was at least five years beat the S&P 500 for the last five years, <i>after all fund expenses.</i> Here’s what to make of this.<p><b>First, lets look at the …

Investing

Multibillion-Dollar Retail Opportunity In The Smart Adaptive Fashion Category

Imagine you’re in a hotel, rushing to get dressed so you can leave for the airport. You put on your shirt, and as you reach for the buttons, your fingers stop working. Something you’ve done every day for decades is suddenly an impossible task.<p>That’s the situation 48-year-old Don Horton, an …

Seattle Seahawks

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Apps

Europe’s tough new data-protection law

BOOK clubs usually meet to discuss literature. But members of DataKind, a group of volunteers that helps charities use data to improve their …

Privacy

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the biggest leadership challenges.<p>Who better to know that than Daniel Coyle, …

Tesla

How Much Is Bitcoin Really Worth?

I’m sitting at my kitchen table at 6:31 p.m. ET on Friday, December 1, 2017. The price of Bitcoin is $10,790.58.<p>It’s here that I’m reminded of something Warren Buffett’s often said. Price is what you pay, value is what you get.<p>So what value does a Bitcoin buyer get in exchange for $10,790.58 of his …

Cryptocurrency

2017 was the year digital ad spending finally beat TV

You knew it was coming.<p>We’ve been headed here for a while. But this was the year it actually happened: Advertisers spent more on digital than traditional TV.<p>To be specific: Digital ad spending reached $209 billion worldwide — 41 percent of the market — in 2017, while TV brought in $178 billion — 35 …

Media Buying

What the Killers Left Us: Tracing the Saint Francis Dam Disaster in a 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche

Autonomous Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

When it comes to computer-driven cars, reducing traffic fatalities will be far easier than earning drivers' trust.<p>One morning this past spring, Baruch Fisch­hoff, a professor in the department of ­engineering and public policy at Carnegie ­Mellon University, was walking to campus on a quiet …

Driverless Cars

The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

Science taught us a lot about what's healthy and what's not this year. Read on for the most important foodie findings of 2016.

Nutrition

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

Black Friday isn’t dead. It’s just irrelevant.

We’re not buying it anymore.<p>Last year — and for many years now, really — the conversation around Black Friday has focused on the psychological effects of deep “savings” ... and why consumers fall for the smoke and mirrors. Big brands have built pricing structures that are artificially high, …

McDonald's

Apple got a patent for an iPhone that is meant to bend

Though there's no telling when — or even if — such a phone would arrive.<p>Apple was granted a patent Tuesday for a design that could form the basis of a foldable iPhone.<p>The patent, which Apple applied for back in July 2014, envisions a flexible organic light-emitting diode screen, an OLED, that could …

Patents

Stripe has raised $150 million more at a $9 billion valuation

IPO next?<p>Stripe, the online payments company that has essentially become the default acceptance service for startup companies in the U.S., has raised around $150 million in a new round of funding. The round values the company at $9.2 billion after the cash infusion, up from $5 billion last …

Venture Capital

Thanksgiving online shoppers bought twice as much through phones as through tablets

Another reminder that if your mobile website stinks, you are handing sales to the competition.<p>An annual reminder for retailers: If your mobile website looks like crap on a phone, you are increasingly handing over sales to your competition.<p>More than a quarter of online sales on Thanksgiving — 27 …

Mobile

Black Friday set a record as the first $1 billion mobile shopping day in U.S. history

A 33 percent increase in mobile sales over 2015.<p>Online shoppers in the U.S. made $1.2 billion of purchases via their phones and tablets on Black Friday, marking the first billion-dollar mobile shopping day in U.S. history, according to estimates from Adobe. The estimate marks a 33 percent increase …

Mobile

Be afraid: Toyota has built a 2,000bhp, 220mph Land Cruiser

Numbers are important here, because we’re still finding the words necessary to describe the Toyota Land Speed Cruiser, and we need space to think. …

'Fifty Shades Darker': Watch the tantalizing trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel

Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is back, and he's trying to win over Anastasia Steele (poor Dakota Johnson) in the first trailer for <i>Fifty Shades …

Movies