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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential

15 Things You Might Not Know About New York

<b>1.</b> You probably know about the Hall of Fame up in the Cooperstown, New York—the one dedicated to the history of baseball. But back in New York City, …

5 Glasses Every Wine Lover Should Own

Minnie Dee, sommelier at NYC's first fully functioning winery City Winery, breaks down the glasses every wannabe wine connoisseur should invest in.<p>To<p><i>More from HouseBeautiful.com...</i>

Can The Blackphone Wake Us From An Android Security Nightmare?

By Luke Dormehl9 minute Read<p>Your smartphone is about as private as a public restroom. Prone to surveillance and data leaks, today’s smartphones pay …

Proposed device would instantly display the number of calories in any food

Although there are already devices that can tell you approximately how many calories are in your food, they typically require you to manually input …

Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

Smart Apps Are Great, But Do They Know Too Much?

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A rising class of apps called smart apps promise to make users' lives easier by essentially acting as personal assistants. Yet, users may be uncomfortable with the amount of personal information required to make them work.<p>Smart apps learn a user's behavior by …

Apps

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

How did a half-Jewish Canadian child actor reinvent hip-hop? The improbable, slightly vulnerable, often tuneful, highly driven rise of Drake<p>Drake is …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

LiveMinutes now lets teams collaborate on Evernote in real-time

LiveMinutes, the collaborative productivity service for enterprise, has rolled out a redesigned Web app featuring a new activity feed and Evernote integration that’s all about real-time.<p>The San Francisco-based company unveiled its platform last year, serving up a tool that lets companies create …

Privatext launches for Android, promises ultra-secure messages

In the wake of Snapchat’s security concerns related to the partial leak of 4.6 million user phone numbers, we imagine there are a number of folks that now consider themselves former-Snapchat fans, with no plans to go back to using the service.<p>To Snapchat’s credit, they have since released an app …

Apps

Pirate Bay plans new 'anti-censorship' browser

After 2.5m downloads of its first PirateBrowser, filesharing site still attacking 'domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking'<p>The Pirate Bay's own PirateBrowser web browser has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since its launch in August 2013, but the filesharing site is already working …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love

OK, I admit it. I’m a geek. And my glasses have been a badge of honor that I have worn all my life. And when Google Glass became available, it was love at first sight. Well, almost. As a Google Glass Explorer, my first experience with Glass was fascinating, but awkward. My clunky glasses didn’t …

Tao WellShell is an isometric exercise device that tracks your fitness

Plenty of fitness trackers can track your steps and measure your heart rate, but few manage to become exercise devices in their own right. WellShell, a device announced today from Tao Wellness, is an isometric exercise device that tracks your progress with companion apps for Android and iOS. The …

Wearable Tech

Wearable technology set to take the workplace by storm

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Like the PC, mobile phone and tablet, wearable technology is poised to change how organizations collect, access and use …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that you fret over both these issues and obsess with finding …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

This will be the trend that we hope never ever dies. As the Web grows and becomes more involved, and as more things are developed, designers and Web developers are going to get their hands on them. If you thought parallax scrolling techniques were cool, just you wait.<p>Expect to see many more things …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Mobile

Invisible women: can you spot the mothers in these photographs?

With exposure times of half a minute, Victorian mothers wanting a portrait of their children had to disguise themselves as chairs, couches and curtains to hold them still. The results, captured in Linda Fregni Nagler's book The Hidden Mother, are both touching and unsettling<p>Creepy vintage Halloween …

Hands On With Google Glass 2: What's New?

Last month, Google cut a one-time deal with existing Google Glass Explorers allowing them to swap their familiar futuristic facewear out for the next evolution of Google Glass. But beyond the announcement of a more robust set of developer tools—the long-awaited GDK—and a then-baffling little earbud …

Report: Google in talks with VSP Global for Google Glass frames, lenses

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google(s goog) has said it’s working on a solution for Google Glass wearers that require corrective lenses. Few details have …

Google Glass may have found a prescription lens partner

Google is in talks with VSP Global -- a nationwide eye care insurer that also make lenses and frames -- to make Glass available at optometry clinics.<p>Google is in talks with an American vision benefits provider to get Google Glass into the hands of the people who know eyes the best: doctors.<p>VSP …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

9 iOS 7 Tips for iPhone & iPad Users

In June, Apple promised to deliver the iOS 7 update to iPhone and iPad users in the fall. In September, Apple kept its word by announcing a September …

iPad Air vs iPad 4: specs comparison

Expand Collapse<p><i>News Team</i><p>Joined:Jun 22, 2012<p>Messages:1,430<p>Thanks Received:105<p>​<p>The iPad Air is a serious improvement over the forth-generation iPad, as …

$1 is too much for most startups to spend on marketing

Marketing can’t help most startups. Here’s why: most startups are mediocre—mediocre product, mediocre operations, mediocre support. How else do you explain the fact that over half of all startups are gone within five years, and only 30% ever make it to 10 years? The truth is that investing scarce …

Marketing

WhatsApps Shows BlackBerry The Mountain That Needs To Be Climbed

Yes, the 10 million downloads of the Blackberry Messenger app (BBM) on Android and iOS was impressive, but the announcement at Nokia World 2013 by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum shows that the Canadian messaging platform has a long way to go before it can be considered significant in the modern market.<p>With …