Mashr Resurrects A Tinder Experiment To Make You A Match Maker
 In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Matchmaker has since been phased out of Tinder, but
Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Invests $70 Million In Healthcare Group DXY
 Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China.
How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo
 It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with
FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series B
 FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B
LinkedIn Is Quietly Retiring Network Visualization Tool InMaps
 A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the
When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?
 Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point
Tables, Tablets, Data And Eating
 Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators.
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Celebrity Photo Leak: Is Poor iCloud Security to Blame?
As dozens of celebrities dismiss, deny, explain or fire back over the leak of an untold number of nude or compromising photos reportedly stolen from their
How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande are among the high-profile celebrities who apparently fell victim to a massive alleged iCloud hack late Sunday night, when
Drone Reveals the First Stages of Apple's New Spaceship Campus
We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but
How Safe is iCloud and Other Cloud Services?
A trove of celebrity nude images — purportedly of some major celebrities — spread across the web Sunday evening. Although the veracity of many of the
How Big Data Could Help Prevent the Next Ferguson
Watson is getting its data-analyzing hands into everything. From health care to food science, IBMs cognitive supercomputer — who won Jeopardy more than three years ago
Apple Wins Patent on Transparent Cube Store Design
Those dreams of massive cities full of beautiful Apple store-style glass cube buildings? Theyve been officially been smashedApple has won a patent on its glass cube
5 Can't-Miss Apps: 'Cookie Monster's Challenge' and More
With the launch of Instagrams newest standalone and news the iPhone 6 and long-rumored iWatchs unveilings are both imminent, you may have missed some of the
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YouTube’s new fan funding feature lets you donate to your favorite channel owners
YouTube is strongly rumored to be launching a subscription-based music service soon, but the Google-owned video site has quietly introduced a new (and far lower-key) payment service that lets viewers send donations to YouTube channel owners. First noticed by the astute folks
Alibaba teams up with Huawei to let Alipay Wallet users pay with just their fingerprint
As Chinese internet giants are fighting to own people on mobile payment, Alibaba has
Wild waves: 14 photos of the ocean overtaking the Earth
This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sarah Maloy is Shutterstock’s content marketing manager. She’s also an
Plane Finder for iOS now lets you replay global air traffic movements all the way back to 2011
Plane Finder is a popular app for tracking flights around the world in real-time. Want to know where the plane that just flew over you was heading? Plane Finder has you covered. However, an interesting feature has been introduced for
13 of the best iOS apps from August
From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in July. Here, we filter through the noise to present
How to make a crowdfunding video that sells itself
Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.”  I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the video concept for my previous crowdfunding
Microsoft starts increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unspecified maximum
Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted by
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Apple Says It is “Actively Investigating” Celeb Photo Hack
Apple offers two-factor authentication on iCloud accounts, but doesnt advertise it well, a security researcher says.
The Apple Product Cycle! (Comic)
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
StoryWorth Squeezes Stories Out of All Your Family Members
Forget Whos-Your-Daddy: StoryWorth asks your family members to jot down their life stories, week by week.
Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple
Yesterday, Shimpi said he was officially retiring from the tech publishing world. Now we know where hes going next.
Apple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System
The iPhone payments platform is expected to be unveiled at Apples September 9 event.
Apple Has Considered $400 Price for Wearable Device
Apples high-end wearable will be among the most expensive of the category.
Re/code on TV: Phones, Drones and Tablets
Our talking heads chat about all the stuff Apple is going to show off in a couple weeks -- as well as some tech that doesnt come from Cupertino.
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How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in
18-year-old Michael Sayman has a new job, as one of Facebooks youngest ever full-time engineers. His family has been struggling financially since the recession, and Sayman will be using his new tech salary to help support them.How Facebook’s newest teen
Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international customers
Overstock helped lead the charge of big businesses accepting bitcoin -- and now theyre also among the first to bring bitcoin acceptance to a global scale.Bitcoin slowly goes global as businesses like Overstock expand to international customers originally published by
Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends
The move would let Europe catch up with the U.S. on using 700MHz spectrum for broadband rather than TV broadcasts and wireless microphones. Let carriers use 700MHz for European wireless broadband from 2020, report recommends originally published by Gigaom, ©
Meet the slimiest thing on the internet of things: SK Telecom’s connected eel farm
You may have a hub for smart home, but an aquaculture farm in South Korea now has a smart hub for its eel tanks. There, sensors, servers and smartphones monitor the health of thousands of eels.Meet the slimiest thing on
Google stops showing latest versions of Search to users of older browsers, reports say
Google is reportedly blocking certain older browsers from seeing the latest version of its search engine. A weekend complaint on Google’s product forums from someone using Opera 12 (the current version is 23) and seeing an older version of Google
Apple said to be working with MasterCard and Visa for mobile wallet
Apple is reportedly in talks with Mastercard, Visa and American Express to use NFC as the foundation for a mobile payments platform. Are we finally close to settling on a mobile payments standard?Apple said to be working with MasterCard and
The next step for intelligent virtual assistants: It’s time to consolidate
Were unlikely to see one virtual assistant to rule them all. Rather, well have a team of assistants, each aware of its strengths and weaknesses, collaborating, delegating and stratifying based on the task at hand.The next step for intelligent virtual
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Apple Is Walking Into Payments Naked
The drumbeat of reports that Apple is entering the payments business is growing louder and louder. The company has deals with Visa and MasterCard, Bloomberg reports, and American Express, says Recode. An announcement should be just a week away: The company
The Secret To Hiring Great Developers Is Hiding In Plain Sight
Everyone wants to hire more engineers, including you, driving software salaries through the roof. Unfortunately, its very likely that you dont have the slightest clue how to recruit well.Take heart. While your ability to spot real talent in an interview
Why Do Some Old Programming Languages Never Die?
Many of today’s most well-known programming languages are old enough to vote. PHP is 20. Python is 23. HTML is 21. Ruby and JavaScript are 19. C is a whopping 42 years old. Nobody could have predicted this. Not even
Proof That Instagram's Hyperlapse App Makes Everyone's Videos Better
<em>Editors note: This post was originally published by our partners at <a href=http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Creative-Hyperlapse-Videos-35580606>PopSugar Tech</a>.</em>Instagram has been an outlet for photographic and video storytelling since it was first introduced, and though weve seen new photo apps to make
ALS Charity Drops "Ice Bucket Challenge" Trademark Attempt
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeThe ALS Associations attempt to trademark the phrase Ice Bucket Challenge met with a chilly response from Internet critics. It has now withdrawn its applications with the United States Patent
Apple Might Tap Old Tech For Mobile Payments
I rarely buy things in stores with cash anymore. Between mobile apps and credit cards, there’s very little need.Apple reportedly wants to streamline that experience even further—by using a technology many had given up for dead.  Wireds sources tell it that
Watch Out: Mobile Search Will Make Facebook Stalking Easier Than Ever
You may want to take a quick gander through your entire Facebook history, because Facebook is testing a feature that makes your status updates searchable on mobile. And I bet there are some updates you just wouldn’t
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Hamburger Helper
Businessmen like Ray Kroc and Dave Thomas have secured their places in the annals of the fast food industry. But what about Harry Holly? He invented the hamburger patty molding machine in the kitchen of the burger restaurant he opened
QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and…
Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that
PHOTO: Just took an Uber Black Car to the office…
Just took an Uber Black Car to the office today and noticed that they round down the price and make it clear on the receipt. $21.00 is definitely more luxurious than $21.71. Nice touch.
Hybrid : How we took Basecamp multi-platform with a tiny team
Yesterday we announced the official Basecamp app for iPad. Just like our other apps for iPhone, Android, and Kindle it’s a hybrid—a native wrapper around a mobile web core. We’ve written about this setup before but today I wanted to
Our favorite recent reads on the web
Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us learn more about each other. Last week’s prompt was “What’s one great read on the web you’ve come across in the past month?”
Why we don't speak up at work
A few weeks ago, a friend told me he was thinking about quitting his job.He said it was because of communication breakdowns between him and his boss. Small moments of poor communication had snowballed into a deeper, gnawing frustration for
The Distance goes tiki
I first noticed the Hala Kahiki about a year ago driving north on River Road through the Chicago suburb of River Grove. I glanced at its colorful exterior and quirky signage and wondered, “What’s the story there?” The wonderful thing
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Four short links: 1 September 2014
Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets)Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves only
Four short links: 29 August 2014
Inside Google’s Secret Drone Delivery Program (The Atlantic) — passed proof-of-concept in Western Australia, two years into development.Readings in Databases — A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems. (via Hacker News)Todd Park Recruiting for
Four short links: 28 August 2014
PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio)Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team uses
Four short links: 27 August 2014
Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck.Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area.Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed.A Few Useful Things to Know About Machine Learning (PDF)
Four short links: 26 August 2014
The Poisoned NUL Byte, 2014 Edition (Project Zero) — from Google’s public security efforts, this detailed public description of how an exploit was constructed from a found vulnerability. They’re helping. Kudos!Myths About the Coming Robot Economy (Eric Sofge) — the
Four short links: 25 August 2014
Greenscreen — Chromecast-based open source software for digital signs.Reverse Engineering Censorship in Chinese Cyberspace (PDF) — researchers create accounts and probe to see which things are blocked. Empirical transparency.USB Condom — A protective barrier between your device and “juice-jacking” hackers.queues.io
How Flash changes the design of database storage engines
Over the past decade, SSD drives (popularly known as Flash) have radically changed computing at both the consumer level — where USB sticks have effectively replaced CDs for transporting files —
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Today in APIs: Apple Restricts Use of Healthkit APIs
Apple has barred advertisers from accessing health data collected by its Healthkit APIs. Amazon makes file storage service Zocalo available to all AWS customers. Plus: Google closes down its web search API, and the dangers of APIs as spaghetti patchwork.
Nordic APIs Hosts Upcoming API Platform Summit in Stockholm
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Today in APIs: Appy Pie Launches API to Build Augmented Reality Apps
Appy Pie has launched an API that will allow users to build augmented reality apps. Facebook is set to host its first African hackathon next month.
Learn About PHP, APIs, Mobile, Cloud and More at ZendCon 2014
Zend Technologies has just announced that the 10th annual ZendCon PHP conference will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. ZendCon 2014 will feature sessions covering
Cycling Analytics API Provides Tools That Help Cyclists Keep Track
Cycling Analytics is an insightful tool used for analyzing the data recorded by modern bike computers. By providing an API, the company makes it possible for developers to modify and create users data
AnyMeeting API Offers Proven and Scalable Videoconferencing Functionality
AnyMeeting, a WebRTC-enabled conferencing platform, provides an API that allows developers to integrate its browser-based Web, video and phone conferencing functionality with their own applications.
KidoZen Launches Mobile Data Virtualization Platform
With mobile computing becoming more strategic across the enterprise, a major effort is underway to make developing mobile applications in the enterprise as simple as possible. With that aim in mind, KidoZen this
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