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I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here's what I learned

Some people kill time at the airport by browsing duty-free shops. I decided to shop for bitcoin.<p>But first, there are two things you should know about me: I tend to be almost as afraid of losing money investing as I am of flying. On some level, I figured one fear might cancel out the other.<p>So last …

Cryptocurrency

YP SG - Curated Stories. Local Perspectives

We’ve found a cure! We know, the drunken nights may not be as fun for you as they are for your colleagues with the splitting headaches that come …

Chinese New Year

The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital

AR/VR is the new hotness. VCs invested $1.7 billion in the 12 months leading to March 2016, $1.2 billion of that in the first quarter of this year alone. There are four AR/VR unicorns already (Magic Leap, Oculus, Blippar, MindMaze). Big numbers, very exciting. But as DFJ Partner Bubba Murarka says, …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

FBI head: terror fight requires open backdoors to encrypted user data

James Comey says makers should have keys to encrypted devices as he points to growing difficulty of law enforcement at hearing on San Bernardino shooting<p>FBI director James Comey called on tech companies to create backdoor access to their users’ data on Wednesday, arguing it was necessary to tackle …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

Lucy – Let The Sunshine In

Lucy’s smart adaptive mirror will follow the sun reflecting it always on the same spot all day long. Our all-Italian founding team conceived Lucy to …

Design

11 simple tech travel hacks that will save you time and money on your next trip

Planning for a trip can be a stressful experience.<p>It can get even worse if you're going overseas or to a place you've never been to.<p>But you can save a lot of time and money by taking advantage of these websites and apps.<p>Check out 11 tech travel hacks that will make your next trip so much better.

Google Voice

The 15 best apps for keeping your life in order

These apps aren't like that. They will help you remember everything from your keys, to your bills, to where you first met someone. They can even improve your memory.<p>Taken together, these 15 apps tackle forgetfulness through all different parts of your life.

Apps

This smart cookie jar will only open if you deserve it

It's generally understood that being able to delay your gratification helps you to become more successful. Resisting everything but temptation can be difficult, which is why the kSafe is stepping in when your resolve weakens. Essentially, the kSafe is an oversized cookie jar, but one that'll only …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Would you pay thousands of extra dollars for an Apple gadget made of gold?<p>Perhaps not, but the company is betting that at least some people will. Its Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat gold and will likely be very expensive — think thousands of dollars expensive — despite offering little to …