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California Eichler House Remodel Features Wide-Open Spaces

This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler house in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based <b>Yamamar Design,</b> displays a modern personality …

Living Rooms

Google wants to help you choose your Halloween costume this year

If the thought of setting out on Halloween all dressed up in a costume only to find that everyone on your block had the same idea, then Google Frightgeist is the site you want to check out before you settle on your outfit.<p>The page taps Google’s Trends data to show you the relative popularity of …

Expressive Brazilian Architecture to Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

Designed by Ney Lima Architects in Brasilia – Distrito Federal, Brazil, this 570 square meter home spreads over space as well as time. Emerging from …

Server Calls

Why People End Up in Dead-End Jobs

A study out of Duke University sheds light on the thought process that leads people to make career decisions that will make them miserable.<p>No one sets out to do mindless, repetitive work that's unfulfilling and offers no room for growth, but a sad percentage of people find themselves in just that …

Duke University

Worried About Acne? mySkin Launches ScanZ Device And App To Monitor The Health Of Your Skin

ScanZ, a product unveiled today at Disrupt Europe, combines a new, smartphone-connected device with a quantified self-style app to help teens battle acne.<p>The product comes from a company called mySkin, which plans to launch a $150,000 Indiegogo campaign this week to fund the launch (I will update …

With Satago, Freelancers Can Anonymously Report When They Actually Get Paid

As a freelancer or small business owner, you probably know that one of the most pressing issues is late payments and chasing customers months after a job was done. Meet Satago, the online platform where small businesses and freelancers can anonymously report when they get paid by their clients. It …

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Sites of the Week: UserApp, Break It Down, Oscar Health and more

Today you'll find here a mix of styles! Such UserApp and Break It Down, with a clean and simple layout. Also there is a combo of information, images …

Web Design

QR code startup Scan raises $7M via AngelList without even trying

Garret Gee scored $7 million for his startup Scan without even breaking a sweat.<p>“An investor called me from London after seeing my profile on AngelList,” Gee said to VentureBeat. “After a 20 minute phone call he was offering me a trip to London to finalize a $5 million investment.”<p>Scan’s technology …

Simple announces MoneyDrop to help you send money to nearby friends

Online bank Simple today announced MoneyDrop, a new feature for its mobile app that lets users pay each other fee-free. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy to help you connect with friends nearby and pay them with a few taps. MoneyDrop is essentially the same feature offered by banks like Chase which …

Chipotle Scarecrow is the future of advergaming on mobile

Chipotle Scarecrow will, without a doubt, go down as one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history.<p>Chipotle recently partnered with Moonbot Studios to produce an animated film and mobile game that cleverly promote its Food with Integrity campaign. The film reached 6.5 million views on …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

You Can Now Pre-order Canary's Slick Home Security Monitor for $199

Canary, the home security device that plays nicely with your smartphone to keep you up to date of happenings at home even while you’re not there, is now available to pre-order priced at $199.<p>While pre-orders were not expected to go live just yet, the company sent out a note to its Indiegogo backers …

Japanese Recruitment Firm Recruit Co Wants To Buy Freelancer.com For $400M

Looks like Recruit Co., the Japan-based HR and recruitment site giant that has long been gearing up for an IPO, is on the acquisition trail again, just a month after buying NuGrid in India and a year after its acquisition of Indeed.com. According to sources close to the situation, it has made a …

Apple’s Untold History Reveals Why The iPhone 5C Will Be In Color

To Steve Jobs, the iMac’s trademark Bondi blue finish was a mistake. And his response echoes all the way to the upcoming iPhone 5C.<p>In 1998, at a special Apple event in Cupertino, then-interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the product that would herald Apple’s comeback: the iMac. But as Jobs went …

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New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their applications and services — …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Apple, Microsoft And Google Could Learn Something From Mozilla’s App Store Prototype

App Stores are broken. It’s virtually impossible to find the interesting apps among the thousands of low-quality offerings. If an app isn’t in the top 10 of its respective category, chances are you won’t find it. Apple’s “Genius” feature was so dumb, it was dropped in iOS 7 and replaced with an …

20% time is officially alive and well, says Google

After assertions by ex-Googlers that 20% time is effectively dead, and rejoinders by Google employees that the situation is a bit more nuanced, a spokesperson from Google has finally weighed in: 20% time at Google is “alive and well.”<p>Google, it seems, is a place where engineers are encouraged to …

Android News

YC-Backed Buttercoin Uses Bitcoin To Attack The $500B-A-Year Remittances Economy

With Bitcoin’s promise of frictionless transactions, particularly across international borders, it’s inevitable that a team would use the math-based currency to attack the global remittances market.<p>The World Bank estimates that migrants will send about $515 billion to relatives in developing …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …

Homepolish Visual Identity by Leo Porto

Branding is one of the most fascinating areas of design, at least in my opinion. Synthesizing a generic term or subject into a simple and …

Graphic Design

Inventory Management Platform TradeGecko Launches Online Ordering, Starts Taking Beta Users For Its Mobile App And WooCommerce Integration

TradeGecko, the cloud-based sales management platform that we profiled in December, is busy building its product portfolio. The startup, which offers small businesses streamlined alternatives to traditional sales and inventory management tools, just launched its Online Ordering tool. TradeGecko’s …

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Never before has security been so much in the spotlight as it is today. Every news site (or paper if you still get those where you live) and TV program is littered with details of the latest data breach, virus or hacktivist attack. Yet despite all this attention there are staggering myths and …

Leap Motion users have downloaded more than 1 million apps

Things seem to have gotten off on the right foot for much-hyped gesture controller company Leap Motion. Since its debut on July 22, the startup has …

How Apple's Text Alert Tone Was Created

Apple’s iconic ‘Tri-tone’ alert sound that plays when you receive a text message on the iPhone was born back in 1999, nearly a decade before the company shook up the phone industry when it released its first iPhone. That’s according to a blog post from its creator, Apple software designer Kelly …

Google adds 79 open-source patents to lawsuit-free pledge

Google dramatically expanded the number of open-source patents it is making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.<p>The Web giant announced Thursday the addition of 79 patents to its Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge, which aims to foster development of open-source software by …

Open Source Software