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How Startups Should Use Behavioral Economics

Kristen Berman Contributor<p>Kristen Berman is a co-founder of Duke's Common Cents Lab with Professor Dan Ariely. Common Cents is generously supported by MetLife Foundation. Kristen was on the founding team of Google's behavioral economics team, and was previously the founder of Irrational Labs, a …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group …

Islam

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …

13 gadgets that are either genius or insane

We love tech here at DT and we believe in its ability to enrich our lives. We can’t think of a better way to kick off a new year than with CES, but …

LABONFOIL: Portable Bond-style lab promises low-cost detection and diagnosis

A European project coordinated by Ikerlan and CIC microGUNE is developing a James Bond-style automated laboratory called "LABoratory skin patches and …

Portable

By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

By David Brancaccio<p>March 06, 2014 | 3:06 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/tech/indie-economics/2020-there-will-be-10-web-connected-devices-human/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Internet of Things

Boom in personal health tech could be your lifesaver

Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school.<p>Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see if he could detect anything that might explain why his ticker would suddenly start racing.<p>He got …

Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation

As the wearable tech space hits a boiling point, Jawbone is pressing onward and upward with a new $250 million investment led by Rizvi Traverse Management on the horizon, according to a report.<p>The maker of the Up wristband, a fitness tracker that pairs to a user’s smartphone, is looking to secure …

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Apple Hiring Fitness Physiologists, Sleep Experts On The Heels Of Recent iWatch Rumors

Apple is seeking physiologists to join its team, according to a new call for job applicants discovered by 9to5Mac today. The position on offer is for a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist,” and seeks a candidate who will be responsible for creating and conducting studies “related to cardiovascular …