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Want To Build An App And Strike It Rich? Don't Use Any Of These Terrible Ideas

Weather trackers, travel planners and dating apps are just a small selection of the applications available. They cover every possible demographic and audience in order to cater to their various needs.<p>Despite that, the multitude of programs has made it difficult for aspiring developers to come up …

Ryan Seacrest's keyboard case turns your iPhone into a BlackBerry (video)

The market for keyboard-equipped phones may be on the wane, but don't tell that to Ryan Seacrest -- the <i>American Idol</i> host is convinced that messaging mavens need real buttons. To that end, he's jumping into hardware and launching the Typo Keyboard for the iPhone 5 and 5s. The Bluetooth case turns …

FDA approves new $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pills

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that promises to treat hepatitis C with a daily pill instead of the more common weekly injection. The drug, called Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences, has been designed to block the protein hepatitis C uses to replicate itself. The treatment does …

How Did Wolverine Become a Time Traveler? 'Days of Future Past' Writer Explains – /Film

Those who’ve read the original issues that make up the <i>Days of Future Past</i> storyline know that, among the many apparent differences between the comic …

Online black market members hunt down $100 million in bitcoins, blame site owners for theft

Users of online underground bazaar Sheep Marketplace are trying to figure out who got away with $5 million, $40 million, or even $100 million worth of bitcoins from the site — and whether it might be the owners themselves. Yesterday, Reddit user CrazeeFruito posted a message from the front page of …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Vertu started life in the late 1990s as an indulgence for Nokia's designers. Led by Frank Nuovo, the group set out to explore what a phone could look and feel like if its design was unconstrained by budgetary concerns. What if you could use all the best materials and most expensive manufacturing …

Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

The Life and Times of an Aging Superhero Captured in Oil Paintings by Andreas Englund | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photorealistic oil paintings called the <i>Aging Superhero</i>, Swedish artist Andreas Englund takes us into the candidly humorous …

Root Android - Everything you will need to make it happen

If you’ve been around the world of Android long enough, you’re almost certain to have come across the term rooting. It’s one of those nerdy sounding technical terms that can be tough to get into, but even relatively casual smartphone users can root Android devices. They might find something about …

AMOLED vs LCD - What is the difference?

Display technology is often a key battleground when it comes to top of the line handsets. But it’s not just display resolution and screen size that you’ll find on a spec sheet, manufactures also list different display types to choose between as well. Often you’ll find that manufactures stick to a …

Nissan attempts the Nürburgring record with the 2014 NISMO GT-R

Watch out, Porsche, Godzilla is coming.<p>The lap record at the Nürburgring might have a new name next to it, as Nissan hopes to break it with the 2014 NISMO GT-R. The record currently stands at 6minutes and 57 seconds, set earlier this year by the Porsche 918.<p>Spy photographers spotted a new GT-R …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

Bonedigger And Milo Are Lion And Dog Best Friends

Lion and dog best friends, Bonedigger the crippled lion forms an inseparable bond with Milo the miniature sausage dog… who even helps him cleans his …

Marijuana movements get boost from federal guidelines

A more laid-back stance by the federal government on marijuana could mean that the country is going to pot -- literally<p>Marijuana movements already simmering across the country could get a big boost from the Obama Administration's announcement that it would take a laid-back approach to states with …

7 Anti-bark Devices to Keep Fido Quiet (list)

Dogs are indeed man’s best friends, but sometimes they can get quite annoying when they start barking. It’s okay once in a while, but if Fido has a …

Line is Doing $10 Million in Sticker Sales Per Month

Line, the mobile messaging company from Japan, just announced it is making over $10 million (1 billion yen) per month selling stickers, the rich emoticon-like content. And it says the figure is rising each month.<p>Line’s free messaging service reached 200 million users in June, and is currently at …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Bad guys use 3D-printed bank card skimmers to steal $100K

For every good use of 3D printing, there are a half-dozen bad ones.<p>The latest in the latter camp comes from Sydney, Australia, where bad guys have used 3D printing to create custom bank card skimmers. The devices, which are used to snatch card numbers, affected tens of thousands of people and …

Writing A Business Plan: 5 Keys To Your Success

Over the past decade, I’ve helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners write their business plans, either through my business plan template, or our business plan consulting services.<p>However you expect to write your business plan, keep these five points top of mind:<p><b>1. Put Your</b> …

Square Enix stops fan from selling 3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figures

Artist Joaquin Baldwin excited countless gaming fans recently by creating and selling a set of gorgeous 3D-printed <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> figures — but those that didn't pick theirs up already are now out of luck thanks to developer Square Enix. <i>CNET</i> reports that Shapeways — the 3D-printing shop and …

Eight Reasons Startup Incubators Are Better Than Business School

Let’s get this straight: If you want to work at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey or General Electric, an MBA is a handy scrap of paper.<p>But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually <i>build</i> something of your own, spending upwards of $140,000 and two years without pay is just about the worst …

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For Struggling PC Market, It's PC Gamers To The Rescue

IDC Insights Research dropped some doom and gloom earlier this year, reporting that Q1 2013 PC shipments were down a drastic 13.9% globally, compared to the same period in 2012. This represented the worst decline in the US since 2006, despite Windows 8 and some inspired hardware to accompany it …

IKEA app projects virtual furniture into your living room

For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company's mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn't work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room. …

Amazon reportedly launching an Android-operated console this year (update)

Amazon is developing an Android-operated gaming console set for release "by the end of the year," Game Informer reports citing people "who have knowledge of the in-development hardware."<p>The console will have a dedicated controller, use Amazon's library of Android titles on its marketplace and will …

Four Extreme Leadership Principles Of A Navy SEAL

Have you ever felt like making a comparison between entrepreneurship and extreme competitive sports? If so, you’re not the first. My team member Adam Torkildson drew my attention this week to someone he met through his interest in extreme fitness–Mark DeLisle, a former Navy SEAL and current fitness …