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Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Recipes

Jane Birkin's off-duty chic

Think of a famous golden couple and Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg spring to mind. The English rose and French poet began dating in 1968, and Birkin's wide-eyed, gap-toothed innocence set off against the swarthy curls, cheekbones and ever-present cigarette of Gainsbourg helped them to become the …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

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True&Co Raises Another $4 Million To Help You Find The Perfect Bra

E-commerce company True&Co launched last year to apply a bit of personalization and technology to aid women in their searches for new bras. The company just raised a little bit more funding to invest more in its algorithm for matching customers with bras that not only fit well but also look …

Eyewear shopping app turns your headshot into 3D image

The last time I picked out new eyeglasses, I spent about an hour trying out different pairs in the store. Of course I had to drive there, find and pay for parking, and get soaked in the rain.<p>I would have much rather used Smart Vision, an Australian technology that can create an augmented-reality 3D …

Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Recipes

Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles

Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made itself known in a public FCC filing today, showcasing a svelte writing utensil whose main purpose in …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Skin Care

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Wizard of Oz’

It was a modest box officer winner when it was released on this day back in 1939, but MGM’s grand Technicolor fantasy film, <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>, won the …

Wizard of Oz

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Your New Favorite Blueberry Pancake Recipe

The pancakes at Clinton St. Bakery are famous for a reason. But that doesn't mean you can't make them at home.<p><b>My daughter and I love the pancakes over at the Clinton Street Bakery, but she is a lazy teenager sometimes (she will kill me for saying that), so she never wants to wait on the line. I did</b> …

Baking

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Nissan's Infiniti aims for top-tier luxury status

Business News<p>With the launch of its new Q50 sedan, Infiniti is steering a new course as it tries to navigate out of the second-tier of luxury brands and take on better-known high-line marques like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus.<p>The Q50 replaces the old Infiniti G series and initiates an all-new …

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

Unique Watch Concept by Shea Draney

This watch concept was designed by Shea Draney as part of his exercise to model in Rhino and render using Keyshot. The result is pretty cool watch, …

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

Colorful, Cheery, Youthful and Cozy: Modern Bean Bags

What is it about <i>bean bags</i> that makes them so popular? Is it the idea of simplicity merged with comfort? It it the bean bag’s versatility and ease of …

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …