Travis Clark

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Google Opinion Rewards expands to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

If you’re fond of purchasing new apps, movies and music on your Android smartphone, you might be interested in a less-than-well-known app from Google called Opinion Rewards. You’re obviously not going to get rich quick, but it’s a great way to earn small amounts of Google Play Credit a quarter at a …

Apps

Harvard researchers trial cheap, efficient paper-based Zika test

Based on the paper-based sensors they made to detect viral-based pathogens like Ebola, a Wyss Institute at Harvard research team created a version that checks for Zika. This prototype method could reveal the presence of the disease in hours instead of the days or weeks it takes for blood tests, but …

FormBox takes on 3D printers with an instant vacuum former

The past decade has brought on a new kind of industrial revolution, a lot of which is thanks to how prevalent 3D printers have become. From full-sized versions to mini-desktop styles, you can find 3D printers for about the cost of a cheap laptop, or go to stores like Staples to get your prototypes …

Report: Apple holds private meeting with top podcasters to hear complaints

According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple recently held a closed-door meeting with seven of the top iTunes podcasters to discuss the company’s support for the community. The meeting took place last month at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters and offered a place for the podcasters to …

Podcasting

Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold

When Dropbox employees walked into their new office on Brannan Street last month, they were dazzled by something they hadn't seen before — a gleaming, 5-foot-tall panda statue made of chrome.<p>The statue was made in recognition of the company's panda mascot. It was seen as a stamp of approval, …

Venture Capital

Apple holds talks on the future of podcasts

Podcasts may not make Apple any direct revenue, but they're still important in an era when <i>Serial</i> and other big shows are drawing in lots of listeners. And apparently, the company knows it. <i>New York Times</i> sources say that Apple recently held talks with seven "leading podcast professionals" at its …

The future of smartphone storage: internal, removable and the cloud

There are some worthy contenders on the battlefield for smartphone storage: the long-time champion, internal storage; the fan favorite, removable storage; and the new up-and-comer, the cloud. Each has its strengths, whether it’s affordability for the user, profitability for the manufacturer, …

Profit

Do you drag? The importance of draggability

I make my living on an iPad. I rely on apps designed for illuminating, emphasizing, and elucidating complex sales stories. Since the iPad’s introduction back in 2010, I have watched my audiences’ reactions to better understand what they’re responding to. I specifically look for little nods, smiles, …

Infographics

6 things I learned working with social media influencers

If you’re thinking about using social influencers to grow your audience, then read on.<p>As the Director of Marketing for London-based social media startup 6Tribes, I’ve been tasked with quickly growing our user base and have had great success over the last few months using YouTube influencers as a …

Public Relations

Virtual reality technology is gaining a foothold in baseball as an aid in game preparation

To the plethora of statistics, video clips and scouting reports accessible with the tap of an iPad, add an even more cutting-edge interactive tool that players began using in game preparation this season: virtual reality.<p>The Tampa Bay Rays are among several teams that have made six-figure …

Explore Scenes From Studio Ghibli Anime Films In Virtual Reality

A designer recreated moments from 'Spirited Away,' 'My Neighbor Totoro,' and 'Howl's Moving Castle'<p>If romping around inside the magical worlds created by Studio Ghibli is appealing, virtual reality is here to help. The folks over at <i>Polygon</i> noticed that designer Nick Pittom has released a Ghibli VR …

Pebble Steel

Owners of the original Pebble smartwatch know what a useful gadget it can be — and they also know the inconvenience of having to leave it at home on …

Mophie Space Pack

We don't have to tell you that a good case for your iPhone can preserve its life — saving it from accidental drops and other wear and tear. But the …

Jalapeno Beat Maker

In case you've ever wished you could have a soundtrack to your life — and not just music that played along, but a tune that actually responded to …