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Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Apple Patents A Weightlifting Tracking Sensor With Possible iWatch Integration

Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO that relates to health tracking (via AppleInsider). It describes a standalone sensor that can be attached to weightlifting bars or other in-gym equipment to track repetitions and measure frequency, quality of movement and more using onboard …

Apple’s HomeKit partner Honeywell launches Lyric smart thermostat Nest competitor

With Apple stepping into the home automation arena by way of offering closer device integration through its new HomeKit API announced alongside iOS 8, just about every appliance in the home is potential for being refreshed and gaining deeper connectivity with our iPhones and iPads. Honeywell, a …

Meet The Free App That Wants To Keep You Safe From Kidnapping

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, your first instinct may not be to reach for your smartphone for help. But a Brooklyn developer has built a new emergency app, ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped,’ that could help make you feel a bit safer, just in time for the World Cup.<p>The title’s a bit blunt–if …

This Inflatable Car Seat Blows Up In Just 40 Seconds

Child seats have traditionally been a hassle for parents: bulky, difficult to maneuver, hard to get into place. They’re one of the more tedious things you have to cope with before getting the family on the road.<p>But Volvo’s new child seat concept isn’t bulky, and it isn’t hard to fix to the …

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Goccia Is the World's Smallest Activity Tracker

It’s time for us to face the facts. Bluetooth is holding wearables back. The new Bluetooth LE standard is certainly a step up from earlier power-hungry versions, but the need for a wireless radio just isn’t practical for many types of wearable categories.<p>G-Wearables’ Kickstarter campaign for the …

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) life-saving: the new tech would use data from onboard sensor to automatically detect when a user is …

Findery: Caterina Fake Launches New App for iOS

After more than a year as a Web app, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake is today unveiling the iOS incarnation of her latest startup – Findery.<p>Though the app has been available previously in Australia as a test-bed of sorts, this heralds the official launch of the native app internationally, and it …

Canary raises $10M for new home security product

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Canary<p>Canary, a connected home security device designed for those who live in apartments or who don’t want to pay …

TownSquared quietly picks up $5.26M to create local business communities

Nextdoor gave people a way to stay informed about the happenings in their neighborhood, and Townsquared is doing the same for businesses and their communities. It also just nabbed a sweet $5.26 million to do so.<p>We noticed that the company filed a Form D today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

This embed is invalid<p>There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that …

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Location-Focused Ad Startup PlaceIQ Raises $15M More

PlaceIQ, a startup that uses location data for mobile advertising, is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series C funding.<p>The company was founded in 2010, back when most of the interest in location-based ads was focused on geofencing — i.e., if you’re close to a store, you get an ad for …

Moment’s Mobile Camera Lenses Make The Smartphone The New Interchangeable Lens System

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584288471/moment-amazing-lenses-for-mobile-photography<p>A few people have come up with add-on lens solutions for the iPhone and other smartphones, and now the Moment Kickstarter project wants to take that concept further with a bayonet-mounted lens system that …

Chartio Raises $2.2M, Updates Its Business Intelligence And Data Visualization Platform

Chartio has raised $2.2 million from Avalon Ventures and added some new features to its data visualization platform that blends data sets and does complex calculations. Chartio had previously raised a $4.4 million Series A round from Avalon in 2011.<p>With the funding, Chartio will continue to develop …

Over 400 Retailers Are Offering Deals On New “Bitcoin Black Friday” Website

Bitcoin burning a hole in your pocket? Probably. If so, a new site has popped up to help you spend your digital currency during this hectic holiday shopping week: “Bitcoin Black Friday.” Starting on Friday, November 29th, a growing number of online retailers will be offering special deals just for …

Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

The U.S. Census Bureau keeps a vast and valuable store of anonymous statistics about Americans — their demographics, their neighborhoods, their professions, their households, and more.<p>Now the agency's putting that information in the palm of your hand.<p>The bureau on Tuesday announced the release of</i> …

GoCoin Wants To Help Bitcoin Go Mainstream In Asia And South America

As Bitcoin starts to gain traction as an alternative payment method, the role of a middleman to facilitate the purchase of goods and services across the world bought with the virtual currency becomes more important.<p>GoCoin, a US- and Singapore-based company, is entering this space as it seeks to …

Review: Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker

Nike+ FuelBand SE, Withings Pulse, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Force. You can take your pick from the myriad of activity-trackers permeating the fitness sphere, each offering broadly similar feature sets, but with their own nuances to cater for different tastes.<p>With such a saturated market, is there really …

Bitcoin value goes up, now accepted in China

<b>(123dartist/Shutterstock)</b><p>“If James Bond, Sergey Brin and Paul Volcker…designed their ideal currency, it might look a lot like bitcoin.”<p>Olga Kharif<p>November 7, 2013 1:38pm (UTC)<p>Bitcoin’s price hit a record at $261 on the Bitstamp online exchange, driven by wider acceptance of the virtual currency.<p>The …

Lawdingo Raises $690K More To Help You Talk To Lawyers Instantly

Y Combinator-incubated legal startup Lawdingo is announcing that it has raised another $690,000 in funding.<p>The company’s goal is to make it more convenient and affordable for users to connect with a lawyer (in contrast to a service like LegalZoom, which offers legal forms rather than actual …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

The First Bitcoin ATMs Are About To Start Popping Up Across Canada

According to reports from CBC, Mitchell Demeter, co-founder of Vancouver bitcoin trading company Bitcoiniacs and part-owner of Robocoin, has invested in five such machines to be placed across Canada.<p>Bitcoin is an emerging digital currency that isn't controlled by any authority such as a central …

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Skin Analytics Keeps An Eye On Your Skin

Over time, our skin ages. We don’t see many of these subtle changes but it’s happening. Also, moles or other skin blemishes change over time – sometimes slowly, sometimes more rapidly, but one thing is for sure, we don’t normally see or detect these changes until it’s too late.<p>More than two million …