TripCast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For iPhone
 A new mobile application called TripCast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home.
Curious Launches Categories, Courses, And A Crafting App For Mobile
 Curious, the video-enabled tutoring and teaching service for anyone who thinks that curiosity may be bad for cats but great for people, is launching some new features, a new crafting app, and
Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars
 New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on
Chartbeat’s Campaign IQ Dashboard Offers A Less Wonky Way To Measure Native Ads
 Real-time analytics service Chartbeat has been banging the drum for the past few months about the need to focus less on clicks and more on attention, when it comes to measuring the
This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone
 It’s happening. Apple’s invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on
Taking Massage-On-Demand Nationwide, Zeel Rolls Out In Miami, LA, and SF Bay
 It’s a year later than they had initially planned, but Zeel is finally expanding its massage-on-demand service beyond New York to more cities in the U.S. —
Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword
 Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to
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How People-Oriented IT Can Help Your Business Thrive
There’s never been a more exciting time for technologyAnd yet there’s never been a more stressful time for the people who manage a business’ technology —
Nintendo Unveils New 3DS Handheld in Japan With Second Analog Stick
A new 3DS with a second analog stick and more powerful CPU is coming to Japan in October, Nintendo announced in a live stream on Friday,
How to Succeed in Coding While You're Still Young
In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when youre
5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You
Robots are the new kids in schoolThe technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators
7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class
Long gone are the days of science fair poster boards and paper quizzes, at least not exclusivelyTechnological breakthroughs have flooded into classrooms, changing the face of
You Can Now Strap a GoPro to Your Dog
The newest GoPro accessory will allow users to see the world from a dogs-eye view.The company unveiled a harness called GoPro Fetch, which is washable, and
Apple Updates Privacy Policy for Health Apps, Report Says
In yet another sign that the launch of Apples long-rumored iWatch may be imminent, the company has reportedly updated its privacy policy for how health apps
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Internet Archive posts millions of images from old books on Flickr
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Habits of a highly productive entrepreneur: Do better work by taking time off
Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.  I
Guided by Chromecast: The power to shape viewing habits
Launching initially in the US back in July 2013, Google finally took Chromecast global in March, arriving in Canada, the UK and nine other European countries. The HDMI TV streaming dongle has been a revelation on many fronts, chiefly because
The iPhone 6 will be one in a million… and that’s the problem
The next iPhone’s announcement date has been set, but I’m worried that it’ll leave
12 things you should know about raising money from angel investors
Moodies voice analysis app arrives for Android to show you how you come across to others
At the start of this year, emotion analytics company Beyond Verbal released an app for iOS devices that lets you anaylze your own speech (or people around you) to give you a better idea of how you’re coming across to others. Now, Android users can
Think ink: The magic of hand-drawn black-and-white illustrations
Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Remember your favorite
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Code/red: Apple Wearable Won’t Ship Until Next Year
Plus, more Apple payments chatter and James Browns Miso soup commercials.
Music Streaming Is Booming, and That’s a Problem for Music Sales
Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are all growing. Music sales arent. Theres a connection.
Watching a Movie on Twitch Is Chaotic, and Also Pretty Fun
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China’s Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to Set Up $814 Million E-Commerce Company
The new venture will be the biggest online-to-offline e-commerce platform in the world, said its CEO.
How to Properly Grill Labor Day Kebabs, Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Criminal Success and Mo(...)
You animals are doing it wrong: Grill like ingredients together and then put them all on a stick.
Alternatives to Going to Burning Man (Comic)
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
The “Worthless Currency Exchange” at Burning Man’s Camp Bitcoin
“What if the Winklevosses just walked in right now?
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YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website
Keep those videos casting: Users of YouTubes website can now queue up videos to Chromecast, just like its been possible for YouTubes mobile apps.YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.Continue
Samsung’s Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+
Samsungs Gear S smartwatch will come with a Nike+ Running app pre-installed that will take advantage of the devices large screen and cellular connection. Samsung’s Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+ originally published by Gigaom, ©
Here’s a (slightly) more budget friendly, beautiful connected thermostat
Welcome another thermostat to the market with awesome design, connectivity and a pledge toward openness that could win fans. Its also a wee bit cheaper than the Nest.Here’s a (slightly) more budget friendly, beautiful connected thermostat originally published by Gigaom,
Ting: Our average smartphone customer pays just $26 a month
Tings customers may use less cellular data than the national average, but theyre also a paying a lot less each month. That reflects the companys pay-for-what-you-consume billing model.Ting: Our average smartphone customer pays just $26 a month originally published by
This week in bitcoin: Bitcoin’s earliest adopter and pioneer Hal Finney dies at 58
Finney was cryogenically frozen in Arizona after a five-year battle with ALS.This week in bitcoin: Bitcoin’s earliest adopter and pioneer Hal Finney dies at 58 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.Continue reading…
When does giving the reader what they want turn into clickbait? It’s complicated
The outrage over clickbait is really just a symptom of the change from a one-way, broadcast model of journalism to one in which we actually know what readers want to read -- and its not always what we think they
Telefonica can now buy Germany’s E-Plus, following EU approval
The European Commission has green-lit the acquisition after checking that Telefónicas divestment of network capacity to MVNO Drillisch met its requirements.Telefonica can now buy Germany’s E-Plus, following EU approval originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.Continue reading…
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Google Challenges Amazon's Drone Delivery Program With Project Wing
Google has been secretly testing delivery by drone, the company announced Thursday.A team of engineers at Google X, the technology company’s long-range research lab, safely carried out more than 30 1-kilometer test flights this month. The deliveries, consisting of items
What Sort Of Man Shares Playboy? (He Friends His Mom On Facebook)
Playboy relaunched its website on Wednesday, and one things for sure. This isnt your grandpappys gentlemans magazine. Well, obviously. Its on the Internet—as opposed to a moldy box in the garage or hastily stuffed under your mattress where you shamefully hope
Friday Fun: Build Your First Chrome Extension
Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your
How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business
Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete
Why Doesn't Your Government Run Like This?
Imagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. Youd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a parking violation or ... well, anything.No,
Samsung's New Gear S Smartwatch Looks Great
On the heels of this years Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Live, Samsung just announced Thursday another new smartwatch. And this ones a looker. But is it a doer? Thats another question entirely.The Gear S, announced
How Our Growing Obsession With Screens Is Killing Our Brains
Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf.A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points
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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: 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 —
Four short links: 22 August 2014
Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera (Nina Simon) — Cameras weaponize an already unwieldy mob of people.The Botlr — the Cupertino Starwood hotel has a robot butler (botlr) doing room service.tcpcrypt — opportunistic encryption of all network traffic.Sixpack — language-agnostic
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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
Today in APIs: Relias Learning Adopts the Tin Can API
Relias Learning uses the Tin Can API for its training platform. SOA Software adds features for API innovation. Plus: How to maintain security with the Internet of Things, and Xignite offers lessons in
Interview: MediaMath Opens Access to the Facebook Exchange API
MediaMath has opened up access to an exclusive Facebook API. MediaMaths TerminalOne API now gives its clients programmatic access to the Facebook Exchange (FBX) API.
Blizzard Entertainment Launches New Battle.net API Site and OAuth 2.0 Support
Blizzard Entertainment, the developer and publisher of a variety of popular online and desktop video games, has announced the launch of a Battle.net API site with new APIs featuring OAuth 2.0 support and
Samsung's New Watch Skips Android For Tizen
Samsung today announced the Gear S, a new smartwatch with impressive specs and some novel features. The device may be tempting for both consumers and developers, but Samsungs smartwatch strategy is anything but
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