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Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps

After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today. While the company has been investigating emulating Android apps, it has settled on a different solution, or set of solutions, that will allow developers to bring their existing code to Windows 10.<p>iOS …

Apple, Facebook, Google, Salesforce: Inside Tech's Biggest, Coolest New Buildings

In Menlo Park, Calif., Facebook employees are reporting to work in a massive new headquarters with a 9-acre roof park. Sixteen miles southeast in Cupertino, Apple’s new, 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters is rising from the earth like a giant spaceship. Halfway between these two sprawling …

Help, I made a $57 million garbage food startup monster

Diary of a disgusting person<p>I'm Nitasha. I'm disgusting. I order weird food from an app because I don't want to leave my apartment. Today the San Francisco-based company behind that app, Sprig, announced that it raised $45 million in venture capital, bringing its total funding to $57 million. I …

Food For Thought: How A $300 Hobby Saves Me $24K A Year

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p><i>In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man shares how he went from being an organic grocery store shopper to a gardener who</i> …

Where To Find The Best Sushi In Tokyo

Obviously, if you love sushi, Tokyo is probably your number one foodie vacation destination, but Tokyo is a big place! There are plenty of excellent sushi restaurants-and plenty of great ones at that. But for seriously fresh sushi, there might be no better place than right off the boat.<p>And if you …

Japan

Alibaba and Tencent to launch consumer credit rating services

China’s central bank yesterday issued a notice allowing eight Chinese private organizations, including Alibaba’s Sesame and Tencent, to prepare for the launch of their consumer credit rating services over a six-month period.<p>It’s no secret that Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s finance arm, …

Consumer Credit

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Digital Advertising

The Tao Chair lets you work out without ever getting up

The Tao Chair is like an Eames Lounge chair but with fitness sensors running through its veins. When its owner sits down, he or she can do an array of core exercises using the chair's armrests. With enough force, you can do curls, presses, and leg lifts, all depending on where you put your arms and …

Sound Might Be The Key To Touching Objects In Virtual Reality

The key to a sense of touch in VR might be sound, ironically – a team working out of the University of Bristol in the UK (via New Scientist) have worked out an improved version of haptic tech that can use high-frequency sound emitters to mimic the effect of touching a physical object, without any …

Starbucks is testing an ordering service that lets you avoid baristas entirely

Order and pay with your phone before you get there<p>I like baristas and efficiency, so the often daily exercise of buying coffee can either be a blissful example of commerce, caffeination, and human interaction, or feel like a trip to the DMV. Starbucks, which is often somewhere in the middle of …

How Apple Pay stacks up against the retailers’ competing payment system

<i>It’s</i><i>still too early to tell if Apple Pay will square the circle and emerge as a payment system that’s more secure, more convenient, and is widely accepted. MCX, a competing solution that faces more challenges than Apple Pay, helps shed light on the problem.</i><p>Apple Pay was announced on September 9 …

BitBite wearable device tracks your eating habits and tells you to chew slower

The folks behind the new BitBite are a crew of health pros and advocates that are putting wearable technology to work to help you track your eating habits. Simply slip in this single earbud type device, enjoy your meal and check in later to see how well your nutritional needs are being met.<p>The main …

Wearable Tech

An Old-Fashioned House Gets a Dose of Seaside Glamour

Inside a colorful Bahamas home.<p>You wouldn't have looked twice — it was a builder's special with too much Sheetrock and not enough chic. Then Amanda Lindroth came along and injected this Bahamas house with just the right amount of color, pattern, and seaside glamour to bring it to life.

This App Is Supposed to Prevent You from Sending Drunk Tweets

<i>This article originally appeared on Food & Wine.</i><p>A drunk text can wreak havoc on a single relationship, but a drunken social media post can ruin …

Universities Are Schooling Tech Companies In Video

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Burns is co-founder and CTO of Panopto. Prior to that, he was</i> <i>an engineer at Microsoft</i> leading the <i></i>development of the Books and Academic search engines for Microsoft’s Windows Live division.<p>It’s no secret that the ivory towers of academia don’t get much respect from the tech …

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

Facebook wants to handle your workplace chats

Your office may try to keep you off Facebook right now, but you may have a genuinely work-related reason to hop on that social network in the near future. Sources for the <i>Financial Times</i> understand that the internet giant is developing "Facebook at Work," a professional take on its familiar formula. …

Kids can now program toys that talk to just about anything

There's no shortage of smart toys, but they tend only to talk to each other. What if your kid wants the freedom to use them with just about anything? That's where Dynepic's upcoming DynePod might help. It may look like a simple 25-pixel block of LEDs, but it's really the centerpiece of an "internet …

Nikon Repairs Ontake Eruption Victim’s Camera and Recovers Photos for His Grieving Family

Out of tragedy, a small ray of light and corporate kindness shines through today. The eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake on September 27th took many …

Pay attention: Zwipe is a credit card with a fingerprint sensor

If you're excited about the ease of paying for stuff with a wave of your bank card but you're worried about security, and you just can't put your finger on why, fear not: MasterCard has teamed up with Zwipe for a contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor on it.<p>Started in 2009 by Norwegian …

MindTickle's newest platform wants to add fun to the training of sales reps

Appropriately named training startup MindTickle is making a game out of bringing new sales reps up to speed.<p>The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced today at Dreamforce ’14 that it has rebuilt its generalized, cloud-based training platform into one designed for “sales readiness.”<p>Integrated …

14-Year-Old Who Built Low-Cost Battery Is Named 'Top Young Scientist'

A 14-year-old boy who developed an eco-friendly battery that harnesses carbon dioxide to generate electricity has been named "Top Young Scientist" in this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Sahil Doshi from Pittsburgh, a ninth-grader at Upper St. Clair High School, takes home …

Facebook launches 'Safety Check' to let people know your status during natural disasters

Facebook’s latest feature is one people will hope they never have to use.<p>The social network launched “Safety Check” today, a tool that is activated after a natural disaster, using either the city you say you live in or your location settings if you use the “Nearby Friends” feature. It will help you …

Will.i.am's Puls smartband lets you leave your phone at home

The Puls smartband bundles built-in ceullar connectivity with a fashion-concious design.<p>Fashionology is not a word I'd ever thought I'd have to use, but here we are. The term is the guiding light behind the Puls smartband (pronounced pulse). It's a wearable device that aims to be equal parts gadget …

Apple and Facebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs

Attempt to delay childbirth and recruit a more diverse workforce is both encouraging and dystopian<p>It sounds like a plot out of a <i>Gattaca</i>-like dystopian movie: giant corporations that pay for the women on their workforces to freeze their reproductive eggs, allowing them to spend more of their most …

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You only live once, right?<p>Some tourists are always grabbing a quick bite while taking in the sights. And then there are the rest of us, who are apt to plan entire trips around what we're going to …

The 25 Best Restaurants In America, According To TripAdvisor Users

Only 25 could be chosen, however, as the best by TripAdvisor users for its 2014 Travelers' Choice Restaurants Awards.<p>These restaurants include everything from the theatrical inventiveness of Chicago's Alinea to the conservative Southern charm of Charleston's Halls Chophouse.<p>And since TripAdvisor's …

New York City

Tesco wants robots and wearables to help shape the supermarket of the future

For Britain's supermarket chains, it's no longer just a case of selling food, it's about how you can do it <i>better</i>. Tesco has long thought about how technology can give it an edge over its rivals, but it's now experimenting with robotics, wearables and cognitive computing in an attempt to secure …