Mark Rohan

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Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The giants of the connected world are finally waking up to one of the biggest obstacles in their stated missions of connecting billions more people to the internet: The language barrier.<p>This week alone, Google announced the “Indian Language Internet Alliance,” which …

Language

Connected Grill Thermometer Maker iDevices Announces $10 Million HomeKit Push

Today iDevices, a maker of Bluetooth connected thermometers, announced it has invested close to $10 million in a HomeKit smart home product and an associated platform it will unveil in January 2015 at CES.<p>The company indicated that they were “selected by Apple to develop one of the first HomeKit …

Microsoft Office lands on iPhone and is now free to use across iOS and upcoming Android tablet app

In a surprise move, Microsoft has today announced that Office for mobile is now free on Android and iOS.<p>That’s right, from today you won’t need an active Office 365 subscription to edit or store documents in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud. The pricing news was joined by other updates to the Office …

Square officially launches Capital, a cash advance program tied to Square transactions

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/401(K) 2012<p>Square on Wednesday confirmed the launch of Capital, a new cash advance program for small businesses …

Spindle Founder Pat Kinsel Joins Polaris Partners

The co-founder and former CEO of Spindle, a social discovery app that was acquired by Twitter last year, has joined Polaris Partners as venture partner on its technology investment team. Pat Kinsel started at the Boston-based firm as an entrepreneur-in-residence after Spindle was acquired. Polaris …

Why The ROI of Online Community Doesn't Matter

<i>Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s.</i><p>I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community. Yes, I’ll tell you about Return on Investments (ROI) all you want, but truly, community …

Should Congress limit mortgage deduction?

John C. Weicher, director of the Center for Housing and Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, and Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the …

This company wants to build a Klout that’s actually valuable

In two months, a pair of cofounders left their jobs, built a minimum viable product, and launched with two billion-dollar brands. Their goal? To do what Klout failed to do: build a tool to helps brands connect with their most valuable fans.<p>Created by ex-Dwolla business development lead Alexander …

Is Gluten Actually Bad For You?

These days, just casually strolling down a grocery aisle, one can find a multitude of gluten-free products. From gluten-free whole grain bread to …

March Of The Google Chromecast Look-Alikes

There’s an evolution taking place on our TV stands. Set-top boxes are shrinking from big black consoles to diminutive hockey pucks to thumb drive–like devices. From there, they’ll likely contract even further until they disappear completely into the large electronic screen itself.<p>This movement, of …

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

Windows 8.1 is in the throes of an identity crisis. The operating system meant to usher in the future of computing found itself mired in the present, installed on laptops and desktops where its hyper-connected, touch-friendly interface didn’t fit quite so well. Microsoft has steadily added back …

Inside Airbnb’s Grand Hotel Plans

How Brian Chesky, the millennial impresario behind red-hot Airbnb, teamed up with Chip Conley, the hotel industry’s last black-sheep innovator, to reimagine the $6 trillion travel biz and, in the process, build the world’s largest hospitality brand.<p>When I first heard of “the sheet,” I assumed it …

Need A Little Serenity In The Workplace? Try These 7 Simple Steps

Is your day consumed by impossible demands and stressful situations? Here’s your essential guide to chill out and reclaim some calm.<p>The alarm went off late, traffic was a nightmare, and you have four long meetings today on top of a major deadline. On the way to work, you heard a tragic news story …

Simplisafe Adds New Sensors, Services To Their DIY Home Security System

With competitors like Canary and Nest coming quickly behind, Simplisafe, a small, Boston-based security company, is pulling out the stops. After updating their software and mobile interface late last year they’ve updated their hardware and added a glass break sensor, one of the least expensive in …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

Does Juicing Have Any Real Health Benefits?

I typically don't like to get involved in religious debates, but I find the current green juice frenzy way too amusing to resist throwing in my own …

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

11 green foods for every dude's diet

Sure, plenty of guys love steak and potatoes. But it’s also common knowledge that you need to eat your greens to keep your gains.<p>And as it turns out, …

Nutrition

How to Make Protein Quinoa Pancakes

We all know how sinfully delicious pancakes can be. They’re fluffy and sweet but at nearly 800 calories for three flapjacks, butter, and syrup, a …

Breakfast

Make Yellow Pillows Look Like New Again with a DIY Whitening Solution

Dingy yellow pillows are sad to look at and, frankly, disgusting. Don't throw a pillow out if it's not time yet. A quick wash will get it back to its …

Corephotonics' dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

The Israeli startup's camera technology will let smartphones do actual optical zoom without the need for moving parts.<p>Two-year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it could happen as early as this year. The company's dual-camera …

Mobile Photography

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Gets A Bright Makeover

Dallas-based interior designer Emily Hewett bestows a dark kitchen with an entirely new identity.<p><b>BEFORE...</b> Oak cabinets and little light made the liveliest space in the home the least appealing. The upper cabinets almost looked dwarfed against the enormous window and the 4 inch square tile …

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Shenzhen Deli / Linehouse

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> LineHouse was commissioned to design a delicatessen in Shenzhen. The deli is conceived from both inside …

Architecture

Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …

Serene Family House in Iceland With an Eco-Conscious Design

Welcome to a serene family house taking advantage of a rejuvenating landscape near Reykjavik, Iceland. The architecture team at <b>Minarc</b> took the …