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Facebook's got a new app and you (probably) can't have it

Though Facebook's origins were in exclusivity, serving only college students for some time, the service has since expanded out to billions of people around the world. Today, Facebook's launching a new approach to exclusivity, and it sounds sadly familiar to reality: "Facebook Mentions" is a new iOS …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Jawbone’s Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use

Even if you’re disciplined about wearing a fitness tracker every day to track your steps and sleep, there’s a good chance you haven’t gone the extra mile and started tracking your food.<p>While so much of our health tracking today is fairly automated, food tracking is still something you need to do …

Toll-free data plans are growing worldwide

BusinessInsider<p>While AT&T has been trying to expand the list of companies involved in their “Sponsored Data” program, interest in the program has been basically non-existent with just a few smaller companies having signed on. AT&T’s program only works if a number of big-named companies agree to be …

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Richard Branson Explains Why He Stopped Eating Beef

He explains that the choice was made out of a concern for the environment.<p>"Meat consumption today contributes to global warming and environmental degradation," Branson wrote. "It's estimated that 14.5% of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock - which is more than the …

Top restaurants are going crazy for these secret ingredients found in the wild

The new frontier among top restaurants is "field-to-table," an extreme version of farm-to-table dining that was pioneered in Scandinavia and elevates ingredients found in the wild.<p>Some of the most highly rated restaurants in New York — Gramercy Tavern, The French Laundry, and Momofuku Ssäm Bar …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

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Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.

Travel Photography

This Photographer Made Out With His Subjects Before Taking Their Photos, And The Results Are Mesmerizing

The series, called The Makeout Project, attempts to change our preconceived notions about kissing. In American culture, Johnson says, kissing is inseparable from sex and intimacy. In many other cultures, it means something else entirely.<p>At the beginning of the project, Johnson made out with only …

Popcorn Time for Android Gets Chromecast Support

Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time already has the movie industry quaking in its proverbial boots, with a cross-platform service that streams video content via torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except its peer-to-peer (P2P), offers infinitely more content, and has very questionable …

On the Red Couch with Style Icon Garance Doré

<i>The fashion industry is like a walled garden: beautiful inside, full of exotic and towering specimens holding court. Perched on a hedge you’ll find</i> …

Instagram is ready to take its shot

<b>By Jessi Hempel</b><p>July 9, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT<p><b>The photo-sharing social media service has a fast-growing, hyper-engaged user base that advertisers love.</b> …

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