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How to Improve Everything You Write in Three Minutes or Less

How to Improve Everything You Write in Three Minutes or Less

Congrats! You’re about to receive a makeover. On April 9, Twitter announced plans to roll out a new site design, and everyone seems to think the renovations look suspiciously like Facebook. Among the updates, according to CNN: much larger profile photo and header image sort a person’s tweets based on photos, ...

Hardware is Very Hard: Why Wearables Aren’t Working (Yet?)

Hardware is Very Hard: Why Wearables Aren’t Working (Yet?)

If all of the companies that make activity-trackers were on some sort of leaderboard right now, who would be winning the race? None of them. The news yesterday that Nike had laid off members of its FuelBand division, and may not release future versions of the device, underscores the challenges players in this space have ...

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

Cable companies, you've been put on notice. Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -- is on the rise, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. In fact, some young adults may never even pay for cable TV in their lifetimes. The number of ...

General Mills Backs Down From Forced Arbitration Policy

General Mills Backs Down From Forced Arbitration Policy

It’s OK to like Cheerios on Facebook, or to download a coupon for Haagen-Dazs — you can still sue the company that makes them. That’s the message from food giant General Mills, which has backtracked on a policy that seemed to require customers to agree to arbitration if they interacted with the company and its brands ...

Samsung Slugs It Out With Apple For Consumers

Samsung Slugs It Out With Apple For Consumers

In the South Korean industrial town of Gumi, about a 45-minute helicopter ride southeast of here, Samsung Electronics factory workers, nearly all of them young women, are methodically applying the finishing touches on Galaxy S5s. The launch of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone on April 11 was a little over a week away, ...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy S4 as my main mobile device for just about a year now (it launched in March 2013 and was made publically available in April 2013) and I like it – but to be as honest as possible, I don't love it. My main issues with the S4 have to do with the camera, battery life, ergonomics and ...

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues, and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing. Karasahin's ...

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy. Beats Music, the new subscription music service that launched in January, figures ...

Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Will Stop Making Wearable Hardware

Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Will Stop Making Wearable Hardware

Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable-hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET. "As a fast-paced, global business we continually align resources with business ...

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of ...