Think Facebook is the only company watching you? Think again.

Napster founder and Facebook investor Sean Parker recently shared how Facebook optimizes its user experience around certain psychological vulnerabilities.Now, I want to brighten the mood and tell you that everyone is capable of using your information to tweak how you engage with their app.SEE ALSO:

Q&A With Facebook’s Josh Miller On Why His Rooms App Isn’t Anonymous, It’s The Early Web Reborn

Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting? “No. Unequivocally No…because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me. The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager’s new forums app Rooms launches today, and he says lessons from Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat,

What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

The Message Is The Product: Solving Mobile Gaming’s Price Problem

The medium is the message, says Marshall McLuhan. If so the message is the product too. In considering the problem of paid games on mobile (conventional wisdom says people won’t pay for them) it seems more than ever that that reasoning applies. Mobile game makers don’t market premium,

A Wearables Startup Playbook

The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and supply chain, crowdfunding, and nimble design have converged to make wearables mainstream. With the category now validated as a strategic hotspot for all major corporations and platforms,

Facebook Will Be “Unbundling The Big Blue App” Through Its Creative Labs

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo to discuss Facebook and its future, and much of the discussion centered on Creative Labs, the new internal initiative at Facebook that’s playing more with products outside the core social networking site,

Ben Starr Answers Your Questions About Sustainability and Kitchen Tech

Last week you had the chance to ask chef, travel writer, reality TV star, and all around food geek Ben Starr about sustainable farming, brewing, and building the perfect kitchen. Read below to see what he had to say. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Aereo’s Dissent

I’ve been waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on Aereo all week. When it came down yesterday, it felt a little bit like Groundhog Day. If the Supreme Court sided with Aereo, winter would be over; if they didn’t, six more weeks of cold. Either way,

Apple Is to Tech as Star Wars Is to Movies. Just Think About It.

We’re right in the middle of simultaneous Apple and Star Wars product orgies, and it’s suddenly become clear to me why Apple and Star Wars are pretty much the same brand, only in different industries.Read more...

Etsy CTO On Its Conservatively Crafty Tech Philosophy

The online artisans’ marketplace sells some unique products and has some unusual needs when it comes to IT. The company sets itself apart in a number of ways. Instead of using cloud services like many young organizations, it mostly shuns them preferring to bring as much as possible in-house.

Simple IT Security Tactics for Small Businesses (Video)

Adam Kujawa is the lead person on the Malwarebytes Malware Intelligence Team, but he's not here to sell software. In fact, he says that buying this or that software package is not a magic bullet that will stop all attacks on your systems. Instead, he stresses coworker education. Repeatedly.

Adobe's new experiment turns tone deaf humming into real music

What if your tone deaf humming could actually sound...pretty good? That's the premise of a new experiment from Adobe that aims to turn your voice into music.It's called Project Kazoo, and it could one day make soundtrack creation as simple as humming a quick tune.SEE ALSO:

10 gifts for the fan who has a love/hate relationship with Marvel

Whether you're drawn to the blockbuster movies, to Netflix, to old-school cartoons or to the comics that started it all, you know by now that it's Marvel's world and we're only living in it. It's tough, sometimes, to know that you're a teeny, tiny cog in a massive corporate entertainment empire,

Best deals for Oct. 16: Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch games, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and more on sale

If you have ever felt the shoulder ache brought on by too much gaming, have an indent permanently worn into your couch in your "spot," or have ever blown on a gaming cartridge to get it to work, then these deals are about to make you very happy.SEE ALSO: Save nearly $3,

Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

Now that the Pixel 3 XL is out in the open, it was just a matter of time until someone disassembled it. The first to do so is the trusty iFixit, and while digging through the Pixel 3 XL's innards didn't result in any groundbreaking discoveries,

Why Netflix's 'Hill House' finale changes the way we look at the show

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the entirety of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, all 10 episodes. Proceed with caution.It's safe to assume these days that a supernatural TV drama isn't going to end with us, the viewers,

Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite shows e-readers can still get better

There are very few gadgets in this world I consider to be perfect. But one of them, or at least one that comes pretty damn close, is my Amazon Kindle e-reader. I’ve been a huge fan since I bought my first Kindle (third-generation) back in 2007,

SimpliSafe takes on Nest with the Video Doorbell Pro

The connected doorbell market is expanding. Modular home security manufacturer SimpliSafe is launching the Video Doorbell Pro nationwide on Tuesday for $169.99. While the price undercuts other offerings like the Nest Hello ($229),

NASA took the 1st, astonishing aerial photos of the giant new Antarctic iceberg

Each Antarctic spring and summer, NASA flies special aircraft over the continent to keep tabs on how global warming is altering the landscape. The agency does the same in the Arctic each summer, for a project known as Operation IceBridge. Just a few days ago,

These headphones double as earmuffs

Sound Huggle will keep your ears warm while listening to music. They're wireless and connect to your smartphone. The volume can be adjusted right from the headphones and is easily adjustable. This device can even make phone calls. Sound Huggle comes in 3 designs. They retail for $177. Read more...

Homemade side by side comparison of the 'Justice League' trailer proves you don't need an enormous b

You can't save the world alone, but some duct tape and cardboard might help! In this side by side comparison of the homemade remake Justice League Trailer proves you don't need a big-budget for big thrills. Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more...More about Diy, Batman,

苹果内部人士谈艾维:过于自负难相处

虽然苹果设计主管乔尼·艾维广受外界赞誉,但事实上,他在公司内部却是一个颇受争议的人物,经常与其他高管产生摩擦,并且排挤了很多同事。以下为文章全文:史蒂夫·乔布斯(SteveJobs)的去世给苹果公司留下了巨大的空缺。

Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline

New submitter Chipmunk100 (3619141) writes "Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Google’s Dart Programming Language Is Coming To The Server

A few days ago at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced that it is working on bringing its Dart programming language to App Engine soon.This implementation will use the company’s recently launched managed virtual machines and the service’s custom runtime support.

电影《盲井》是想表达什么?

《盲井》:冶游也真实 盲井要表达的,和所有优秀或伟大的电影一样,不过是真实的人性而已。我说《心术》太假,那真实何在?禁片中有不少真实,《盲井》就是一例。

重庆乌江实业41297.83万股股权在北交所转让

北京2014年10月10日电 /美通社/ -- 近日, 重庆中节能民安实业开发有限公司持有的重庆乌江实业(集团)股份有限公司41297.83万股股权在北交所正式挂牌转让,挂牌价格7.85亿元。标的企业2013年营业收入18.36亿元,营业利润7608.

嘀嗒拼车让你拼“专车”,城市出行方式的另一种可行解

熊晓鸽曾经表示,下一个看好的领域一定是移动互联网领域可以改变人们生活方式的项目。而嘀嗒拼车刚刚获得IDG领投的一千万美元A轮融资,创始人宋中杰希望做一件“可以改变人们出行方式”的事情。

Stromasys 宣布全方位重塑公司品牌,包括视觉标识和网站

日内瓦2014年12月2日电 /美通社/ -- 虚拟化解决方案的领先供应商 Stromasys 今天宣布全方位重塑该公司品牌,包括视觉标识。这一变化标志着该公司进入新的增长阶段,专注于提供更加广泛的虚拟化解决方案。

The gang was showered with good news on 'The Walking Dead'

The Alexandria Safe Zone might eventually prove be too good to be true, but until it is, Rick and Co. are choosing to enjoy all of the luxuries it has to offer — like showers, video games and haircutsYes, Rick got a haircut. And holy Love, Actually, people, he looked goodSee also:

Will the Apple Watch you buy today still work in 5 years?

As the Apple Watch shipping date gets closer (10 days and counting), people who are thinking about buying one are starting to get antsy about the lingering questions regarding the device.The big question for a lot of would-be buyers is about the longevity of the Apple Watch. After all,

中国男女性别比失衡导致婚恋难度增大 “想恋爱”呼吁关注草根婚恋

北京2015年6月25日电 /美通社/ -- 根据《2014年中国人口与就业统计年鉴》与《2014年中国统计年鉴》,2013年中国20岁至59岁的单身人口数量为1.9亿人,其中男性为1.04亿人,占比为55.3%,女性为0.83亿人,占比为44.7%。

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