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The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the second in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. Assuming that each of us has a picture of the “real world superhero” we want to become someday, then the optimal...
The ‘So What’ Of The Quantified Self

Cartoon: Notification Center

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I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point my laptop and smartphone stopped being places of work, creativity, conversation and leisure, and started being the dashboard of a highly-strung car. Suddenly, I'm surrounded by notifications. Three new email messages. Five things just happened on Facebook. Four people have...
Cartoon: Notification Center

Sandy's Aftermath Turns Wifi Into Water in a Digital Desert

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OpenWireless.org The waters from Hurricane Sandy have rendered some telecommunications networks about as useful as the rudder on the Titanic. As city dwellers have begun to seek an Internet connection, finding a wifi hotspot has sometimes become almost as important as securing non-perishables and batteries for flashlights. AllThingsD has collected a...
Sandy's Aftermath Turns Wifi Into Water in a Digital Desert
Samsung's Galaxy Note to become official 'phablet' for American Airlines flight attendants

Productivity Porn: 8 key steps to going paperless

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Photo via Chris Tolworthy I love paper. I hate paper. Independent of format, print or digital, what I want is information at my fingertips when I need it, wherever I am. I want instant capture of ideas, to-do’s and notes (which for me still requires paper) but I want that...
Productivity Porn: 8 key steps to going paperless

RunKeeper unveils “the healthy button” to share fitness content online

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Who knew the Internet could help us be healthier? With a plethora of knowledge at our fingertips, and a range of health and fitness related apps that make keeping track of our health relatively easy, improved health and wellness is a welcomed by product of the digital age. Since its...
RunKeeper unveils “the healthy button” to share fitness content online

New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

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The New York Times' new Doc Viewer 2.0 is, depending on what you value, either a pasted-on ornament of no real use to a typical news consumer, or it's an open-source, crowd-sourcing game changer. With information-taming technologies like search engines already at a reader's fingertips, there is debatable value in...
New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

FORMER HEADHUNTER: How LinkedIn Killed The Recruiting Industry

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The headhunting business was born because companies realized how much is at stake when they choose the wrong talent.  But the internet has changed the headhunting game: research, networking and referrals can now be accomplished through sites like LinkedIn and Monster, which means professional recruiters find themselves in struggling careers.  "A...
FORMER HEADHUNTER: How LinkedIn Killed The Recruiting Industry

When Keeping Analytics Real Time Goes Wrong

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Virtually every piece of software I get pitched puts near to or real time analytics at my fingertips 24/7/365. It sounds fantastic and in some cases, is true – but the reality of ‘real time’ data is that very few products actually deliver data in real time due to the...
When Keeping Analytics Real Time Goes Wrong
How the Indianapolis Colts replaced its 800-page playbooks with 120 iPads
AmEx launches integration with Apple's Passbook
Vizio prepares for the holidays with new Windows 8 notebooks and All-in-Ones

InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

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The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes. That’s the promise of InfoArmy, a new startup from Jim Fowler. Jim Fowler knows a thing or two about crowdsourcing and business data. His previous startup, Jigsaw, let users (mostly marketers...
InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

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San Francisco is a tiny city — famously just 49 square miles — but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever. TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource errands and small tasks to their neighbors, today will debut “Demand Now,”...
TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco
Social media vet Shauna Causey leaves Nordstrom for Decide.com
BlackBerry 9320 leaks out, looks like every other Curve

Your Network News

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I’ve been going on and on about LinkedIn lately. I promise that I’ll stop after this little discovery. In looking at my network activity for a while yesterday, I noted a few things. You’re working to keep LinkedIn clean per my post (so thanks). You’re using LinkedIn effectively per...
Your Network News
Facebook Admits Too Much Facebook Probably Isn't Healthy

Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

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Tony Wright Over the years, Seattle entrepreneur Tony Wright has learned a few things about what he likes and doesn’t like about startup companies. And what it boils down to is something he terms “give-a-fuckness” — or in other (more PG) words something that really matters. “I get excited by...
Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

vi-RABT improves ankle rehabilitation with virtual reality and robotics

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We obviously love our gadgets around here. But, as worked up as we get for things with octa-core processors and 4K displays, what really excites us about technology is its ability to improve people's lives. And while having an endless repository of information at your fingertips 24/7 certainly qualifies,...
vi-RABT improves ankle rehabilitation with virtual reality and robotics
BII REPORT: How 4G LTE Is Transforming The Mobile Ecosystem

MIT's Brainput reads your mind to make multi-tasking easier

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With so much information readily available at our fingertips, a multitude of devices to access it from and an increasing outside demand for our divided attention, it's easy to short-circuit on the productivity front. But there's a bright spot on the horizon as emerging research out of MIT is...
MIT's Brainput reads your mind to make multi-tasking easier

Stevie Wonder turns 60!

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Stevie Wonder - born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan - turned 60 years old yesterday. That's right, the undisputed music legend, once known as Little Stevie Wonder, has hit the big 6-0.To celebrate Wonder's birthday, let's look back at just a few of his stunning achievements. To say most...
Stevie Wonder turns 60!

Virtual tape measure could find you the perfect jeans with just a webcam

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Finding clothes that fit just right is surprisingly tough for a sizable amount of the population, especially when shopping online. E-tailers have used everything from 3D scanners to mailable mannequins to ensure that customers find the best sizes for them, and the truly picky have probably had a friend...
Virtual tape measure could find you the perfect jeans with just a webcam
Microsoft's transparent 3D desktop puts a virtual computing environment at your fingertips

Dell Listening customers voting with fingertips, keyboards; NPR bringing life to old media http://bit.ly/a7fGGw

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Dell Listening customers voting with fingertips, keyboards; NPR bringing life to old media http://bit.ly/a7fGGw

Is that 500,000 Physicians in Your Pocket, or Is it DoctorsElite for iOS?

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Some smartphone apps, once downloaded, become an essential part of our everyday workflow. Others, although perhaps equally valuable, are only called upon in specific circumstances. DoctorsElite for iOS is the latter kind, assisting patients to search for physicians and medical facilities based on a given medical diagnosis or treatment....
Is that 500,000 Physicians in Your Pocket, or Is it DoctorsElite for iOS?

ARM Cortex-M0+ is a low-power, low cost 32-bit processor for the 'internet of things'

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The "internet of things" is quite the buzzed about phenomena these days and everyone wants in on the action. But, much of the hype so far has been associated with that DIY staple, the Arduino, and its admittedly under-powered 8-bit MCU. ARM is looking to put more power at...
ARM Cortex-M0+ is a low-power, low cost 32-bit processor for the 'internet of things'
New cover of Orwell's '1984' blacks out 'George Orwell' and '1984'

With over 3M downloads, Foodspotting updates its iOS app to better serve your tastes

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Earlier this year, we told you about popular foodie app Foodspotting relaunching itself as a discovery service and since then, things appear to be taking off. I spoke with Foodspotting’s CEO and Founder Alexa Andrzejewski yesterday about its latest update, which the company is releasing today. To date, Andrzejewski tells...
With over 3M downloads, Foodspotting updates its iOS app to better serve your tastes
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