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Thursday, November 27, 2014



2 hours 25 minutes ago
 Time’s running out. We fear. We long for escape. We all succumb to fire, disease, and sloth. There’s not a lot to be thankful for. But it’s getting better. We have mastered many infectious diseases and we can manage life expectancy and infant mortality with some degree of success. Most of us survive past the first few hours of life these days. We can be thankful for that.… Read More by John Biggs

A Gift Guide For Watch Loving Ladies

3 hours 28 minutes ago
 While almost anyone can wear any watch – some watch companies aim traditionally female watches at men with small wrists – a dedicated woman’s watch is beautiful, well-made, and timeless. Here are some of my favorites for the past year. Longines PrimaLuna Legible and elegant, the PrimaLuna collection by historic Swiss watch maker longines offers a variety of styles with… Read More by Ariel Adams

These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

3 hours 58 minutes ago
 As we approach the holiday season, San Francisco startup Doorman has been getting a lot of attention from the press — after all, by delivering packages when you’re actually home, rather than when it’s convenient for the delivery service, Doorman should reduce the risk that your gifts will get stolen while they’re sitting on your doorstep. I was actually quoted in an… Read More by Anthony Ha

Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

5 hours 31 minutes ago
 Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still controls 33.5 percent of the Windows Phone base. That amount will decline as more carriers update phones that were initially sold with an earlier version of the Windows Phone platform. Here’s the chart… Read More by Alex Wilhelm

Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

7 hours 2 minutes ago
 You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you’d set aside to spend on sales tomorrow helping to crowdfund a mission to The Moon instead? Read More by Natasha Lomas

Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

7 hours 19 minutes ago
 Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More by Darrell Etherington

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

7 hours 59 minutes ago
 With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to indicate that the company has, yet again, come through with another massive success. Read More by Patrick Salyer

The Black Friday Survival Guide

8 hours 21 minutes ago
 It wasn’t easy accumulating the research data displayed in the following guide. I saw horrific sights working retail for seven long years in both a big box electronic store and a major shopping center. I saw things that will haunt me the rest of my days. I watched two kids get trampled by what I call Double-Wides because Circuit City clearanced-out Dreamcasts for $80 on Black Friday.… Read More by Matt Burns

We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

8 hours 33 minutes ago
 Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More by Darrell Etherington

Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

9 hours 6 minutes ago
 We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane. The Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft or BEHA for short, aims to be the world’s first ‘Hybrid’ eco-friendly aircraft, but won’t… Read More by Mike Butcher

Space Age Is An Old-School Adventure Built For Mobile

9 hours 18 minutes ago
 Space Age is an old-school adventure game built for the iPhone and iPad from the developers of The Incident. Read More by Kyle Russell

The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

9 hours 59 minutes ago
 451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most popular sync and share tool in the enterprise today is not Box or even Microsoft OneDrive. It’s Dropbox, the cloud service IT supposedly loves to hate. The report, which surveyed over 1000 IT pros… Read More by Ron Miller

European Parliament Backs Investigation To Break Up Google

11 hours 4 minutes ago
 A little Thanksgiving message from the European Parliament today: they support the idea of breaking up Google. While the search giant was not mentioned by name, members voted 384 to 174 (with 56 abstentions) in favor of a set of measures encouraged to drive more tech growth across the European Union. Among those measures: a resolution to enforce European competition rules against online… Read More by Ingrid Lunden

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

11 hours 56 minutes ago
 Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can stand around looking nonchalant/pull off some sick… Read More by Natasha Lomas

Le Wagon Is An Impressive French Coding Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs

12 hours 7 minutes ago
 Coding bootcamps are nothing new, but they have always been more popular in the U.S. than in Europe. Last year, when Le Wagon started, it was a breath of fresh air. The team not only wanted to bring the concept back to Europe, but also wanted to add its own flavor. Le Wagon is a coding school specifically targeted towards entrepreneurs. It designs its own high quality content to make you… Read More by Romain Dillet

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