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These are 50 of Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies (fine, they’re baby EUnicorns)

<i>(Tech.eu) –</i> For the second year running, Tech Tour has presented its ‘Growth 50’ list at yesterday’s Growth Forum (the organization’s flagship event) in Switzerland.<p>The list represents 50 of Europe’s fastest-growing tech businesses, which regular Tech.eu readers will no doubt be able to identify as …

15 Recipes that Prove Cardamom Makes Everything Taste Better

Cardamom may be expensive, so put the spice to good use in these 15 recipes.<p>Cardamom is wonderfully strong and fragrant, and using fresh pods makes a world of difference in flavor. Just keep in mind that 10 pods equals 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom when you're out shopping, because you'll soon be …

20 Must-See Movies for 2016

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>Last year had some truly great films, but it’s a new year, and the 2016 release calendar is shaping up to be just as good as …

Movies

Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things

Cellular connections are expensive and the plans aren’t always conducive to connecting 1,000 devices in a go, but that is changing argues Eran Eshed, …

This is how we shop in the future

Spring is a digital department store, built just for you<p>There’s something special about the mall. The smell. The squeaky-clean floors. The blinding light and ethereal music that seems to emanate from the air itself. The suburban mall has always been an essential communal watering hole, a place to …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Nest, Samsung, ARM and others launch ‘Thread’ home automation network protocol

Google, through its Nest Labs home automation division, today announced another major step toward the formation of an ecosystem for connected home devices and apps.<p>Nest, along with Samsung, ARM, and four other partners, today announced a new home automation network protocol called Thread, along …

The 12 Hottest Startups In Africa

In fact, there are now more than 90 tech hubs in across Africa, according to the World Bank. These startups are tackling issues like education, connectivity, and transportation.<p>In 2013, U.S. investors poured more money into African startups than any other year, according to CrunchBase.

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

4 min read<p>Rudd Davis is a good son. To help his aging parents financially prepare for retirement, the former <i>USA Today</i> digital marketing executive bought them the Underhill Country Store, the one and only shop in his rural Vermont hometown.<p>He wanted his parents’ fledgling small business not only to …

eCommerce

Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and …

BillGuard Hits the UK, Australia & New Zealand

Arriving for US consumers way back in 2010, BillGuard touts itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. Its predictive algorithms alert you when there’s unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud on your credit card or debit card, while it …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …

Amazon’s Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest

Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work that went into creating the new smartphone, as well as a few other efforts, including a speech-controlled …

These startups are eeking out extra energy for everything from cars to fridges to wearable gadgets

When you work with your laptop on your lap, you can feel it. When you touch the hood of an idling car, it’s clearly there. What is it? Waste heat — a …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t that you can now control it from your smartphone, or that it’s a …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable device or special sleeping pad with a new …

Beating the battles

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

How to Make a Tom Collins

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Our official drink of summer -- and how to adapt it all season long.</i><p>Maintaining a well-stocked liquor …

GE turns its LED fixtures into locating beacons with the help of ByteLight

GE(s ge) is working with visual light communications startup ByteLight to create networked light fixtures that can communicate with your smartphones …

Google and Nest may move into home security by buying out Dropcam

The battle for the smart home could soon be heating up<p>Google is reportedly planning a move into home security through Nest, its recent $3.2 billion acquisition that has put a high-tech spin on thermostats and smoke alarms. The company has considered acquiring connected camera startup Dropcam, …