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With SEO, There Is Now A Difference Between Data And Wisdom

The world of “Black Hat” and “White Hat” SEO has ended. Today’s forecast is gray. The trick is abiding by the rules while still pushing boundaries in an innovative way.<p>Going beyond the minute details of recent changes, the landscape of SEO management and strategy is perpetually shifting. Because …

A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Hirsch is co-founder and partner of Metamorphic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm headquarterd in New York City. Prior to Metamorphic, he spent eight years at Google where he was on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and</i> …

These are the blockbuster games you'll be playing this holiday season

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

8 Ways To Become A Wine Expert Overnight

A crash-course on the art of wine.<p>Fed up of blankly staring at wine lists? Don't know your Sauvignon from your Sangiovese?<p>Between trying to remember 'that one you had last time that you really liked' (not to mention that one that you really didn't), and not wanting to reveal your utter confusion …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City

The 17-year-old photographer Humza Deas spends so much time exploring the air above New York City that he’s begun to run into people he knows up …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

Cincinnati residents will have access to gigabit internet

Gigabit internet is still pretty hard to come by -- Google's Fiber widening rollout is ironically slow, and mainstream providers just don't offer it universally. Folks in southeast Ohio, at least, can rest easy: their own Cincinnati Bell is now offering fiber optic services to consumers. The …

You can charge a phone battery by playing music at it

There are any number of research teams trying to build alternative power sources for your cellphone. Do you want to put tiny windmills on it? What about plugging it into a solar-powered charging bench or just holding it up to the sun? Now, at the Queen Mary University of London, a group of …

Perfect shopping soundtrack revealed by scientists

Reserachers at Goldsmiths University have devised the perfect shopping soundtrack to help shoppers avoid bad purchasing decisions<p>Listening to football, noisy restaurants and our favourite tunes on the radio have helped create the perfect shopping music.<p>These are some of the top things that help us …

Behavior

The Wizard of Oz: Five alternative readings

The classic film was first shown 75 years ago. Since then, there have been many interpretations, from religious allegory to an acid trip. BBC Culture picks out five of the most interesting readings of L Frank Baum’s modern fairy tale.<p><b>Political satire</b><p>Historian Henry M Littlefield’s essay on The …

Wizard of Oz

Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.<p>Turing was best known for developing the Bombe, a code-breaking machine that deciphered messages …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …

Telecoms

Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alberto Jimenez is director of mobile payments at IBM. Jimenez was most recently Director of Global Mobile Solutions at Citigroup.</i><p>In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we …

How IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology | Inc.com

To Catch a Thief<p>When the idea was proposed six years ago, IBM and university researchers felt the purpose of creating the chip should be to mimic human biology, which is more efficient than computers at doing certain things, like spotting patterns. Unlike a conventional microprocessor, TrueNorth …

Artificial Intelligence

RBC: The iPhone 6 Could Be Even Bigger Than Anyone Thinks

"Most supply chain data is pointing towards Apple gearing up to ramp 70-80 million iPhone 6 units across the two form factors (4.7"/5.5")," Daryanani says. "This is a notable uptick from last year when the supply chain ramped 50-60 million units."<p>In English, that means Apple is telling suppliers to …

Mobile Technology

Google's getting ready to open its web services to kids

13 is a big year in a young one's life: you've officially tip-toed into adolescence, your body starts to go a little batty and you can finally sign up for a Google account. According to a new report from <i>The Information</i>, though, Google is gearing up to unleash its services on an even younger …

Move over, Turing Test. Winograd Schema Challenge in town

Isn't there something better than the Turing test to measure computer intelligence? Is the Turing Test the best we have to judge a machine's …

It's Better To Be Average -- And 16 Other Surprising Laws Of Human Sexual Attraction

Why do some people make us hot and bothered while others leave us cold? It can be hard to put your finger on the specific reason, but the scientists of sex appeal have some answers.<p>They've looked at all the human senses, from smell to hearing, and have come up with a surprising set of "laws" that …

The Top 20 Most Overplayed EDM Songs of All Time

We'll always love these tracks, but maybe we've heard them one too many times.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Some songs just don't know when to give up.<p>In an age where media …

9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

Add text to photos<p>Text on pictures — that’s the idea behind messaging, poster art, greeting cards and scenic displays. And font freaks (you know who you are) will always be on the lookout for ways to add text into snapshots and vacation photos. Happily, dressing up your photos with text can be done …

DSTRUX Brings Self-Destructing Files To iOS

We’ve all had those moments when we share a picture or document with a friend but suddenly you’ve lost control and they’re showing it to everyone they know. It works the same on social media — once a tweet, a Facebook post or email is sent, there’s no going back.<p>DSTRUX wants to give users more …

The US' first privacy-focused technology officer has left after one year

The White House gave hope to critics of US government surveillance when it nominated a privacy-minded Deputy CTO last year, but it appears that those privacy reform efforts just hit a snag. Nicole Wong has left the position after a little over a year. Neither Wong nor the Office of Science and …

3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won't drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a …

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Skakerman<p>Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have …

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

Quality of life is perhaps the single largest factor underpinning human happiness, and that quality is largely determined by one’s job. It should be no wonder then that so many activists and politicians have made improving work a key element of their advocacy for generations. The history of America …

Apple wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award for ‘Misunderstood’ holiday ad

Here’s some good news for Apple amid several months of controversy surrounding the Cupertino-company’s marketing efforts: Apples’ 2013 Holiday season television commercial “Misunderstood” has won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for most “outstanding commercial” in 2014. The award was announced on the …

Product Hunt Just Opened its API

Product Hunt, the increasingly popular website that helps you discover new apps and services, is about to grow its presence on the Web after it began allowing other services to plug into its treasure trove of information.<p>Founder Ryan Hoover last month announced plans for an API, which allows other …

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

Quality of life is perhaps the single largest factor underpinning human happiness, and that quality is largely determined by one’s job. It should be no wonder then that so many activists and politicians have made improving work a key element of their advocacy for generations. The history of America …