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iWatch + iOS 8: Apple sets out to redefine mobile health, fitness tracking

Apple has its sights set on another industry ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness world. Apple currently plans to release a new version of the iPhone operating system this year with health and fitness tracking integration as its headline feature, according to sources briefed on …

In U.S., 101M people use Facebook mobile apps every day

The social network said it's revealing country-level data on daily active users to better educate advertisers.<p>Facebook said Tuesday that in the U.S. more than 128 million people use its Web site on a daily basis. The company added that it attracts 101 million people in the U.S. to its various …

Social Media

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Detroit Is Going Bankrupt–But Its Tech Community Is Going Strong

Detroit just became the largest U.S. city to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. But its tech entrepreneurs say there’s never been a more promising time for startup life in the Motor City.<p>Yesterday, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest city in the U.S. ever to do so. By some …

Can Big Data solve the mystery of suicide?

Everywhere on the Internet, we're trailed by bots that inspect our searches and social chatter, attempting to predict what we're going to buy, watch or who we might date next. But in the middle of all that commerce-friendly jibber jabber, some people are saying, in not so many words, "I am going to …

Depression

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger …

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

How do demographers devise projections for global population?<p><b>As of Thursday, which the United Nations has declared World Population Day, there are 7.2 billion people and counting on planet Earth.</b><p>By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion.<p>But …

Nokia Performing The Impossible: Making Windows Phone Cool

When Nokia unveiled its brand new hero device yesterday, it was very easy to look at the Lumia 1020 as kind of a freak joke of a smartphone. Sporting a 41-megapixel camera that gives the device a significant bump on the back, the Lumia 1020 is hardly being presented as a smartphone at all, but …

Facebook begins rolling out Graph Search to U.S. users

The search engine will allow people using Facebook to more quickly find answers to questions about friends in their Social Graph.<p>Brace yourself for another Facebook search bar change.<p>The social-networking giant will begin rolling out an advanced search feature on Monday designed to tap its massive …

Personal Data

The Declaration Of Independence

<b>The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,</b><p>When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the …

The Future of Movies: Will Netflix Become the Next Big Hollywood Studio?

With the success of 'Arrested Development' and 'House of Cards,' is the service poised to make feature-length films?<p>No doubt you've heard plenty …

Entertainment

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

How iOS 7's AirDrop Could Transform The Way We Share

Despite the persistent gnashing of teeth over Jony Ive’s re-making of iPhone’s apps, colors and iconography in the upcoming iOS 7, the real story is the many new features that Apple is incorporating into its highly lucrative mobile platform.<p>Features such as wireless content sharing AirDrop could …

Skip Silicon Valley: Why Smart Startups Start In Europe

Despite having studied at Stanford University, worked for start-ups in Silicon Valley like Linkexchange and Tellme networks, spent four years at eBay in California in product management, and been an investor at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with roots in Silicon Valley, I made the …

Liberal activists warm to Hillary Clinton for president

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hillary Clinton was absent from Netroots Nation, the largest gathering of liberal activists in the country, but when talking about 2016, no one was more present on the lips of attendees here than the former secretary of state.<p>“A lot of people are looking to Hillary Clinton right …

Beyond the Resume: Two Web Services to Help Promote Your Work

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new job or a recent graduate embarking on your career, connecting with the right people and …

Employment

Myanmar Is Getting Wired

What happens when a country goes from less than 10% to 80% mobile penetration in two years? We’re about to find out.<p>On June 27, the government of Myanmar will grant the first two licenses to foreign mobile companies to operate in the country. Digicel, based in the Caribbean, and Singtel, out of …

Google’s Plan to Use Balloons to Blanket the World in Bandwidth

As much as we like to think the Internet is a global and universal experience, it isn’t.<p>In North America, nearly 80 percent of the population has …

United Nations

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

Census: Smartphones Bridging Digital Divide

Smartphones appear to be increasing the rates in which blacks and Hispanics access the Internet, helping reduce disparities with whites and Asians, a government report said Monday.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau survey was the first time the agency asked respondents about whether they used smartphones to go …

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Checklist: All the reasons Yahoo is going to acquire Foursquare

Kara Swisher of AllThingsD has just made a convincing case that Yahoo is at least thinking about acquiring Foursquare, the location-based social network. Swisher has her own reasons for believing a deal could at least be on the table—including the fact that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is such a big fan …

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The 5 Best Outdoor Restaurants In Washington, D.C.

Over the past couple of weeks, we shared our top al fresco hotel restaurant picks in New York City and Los Angeles, and this week we're spilling our inside scoop on the best outdoor dining spots in the nation's capital.<p>So come with some SPF and an empty stomach — these D.C. restaurants in the sun …