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Walk This Way: Smart Shoes Lead the Way for the Blind



The days of burying one’s nose in a phone trying to decipher directions could be over.

Indian wearable tech startup Ducere Tech has created smart shoes called Lechal that can give the wearer directions without needing to look at a smartphone. Lechal translates as “take me there” in Hindi.

The user enters her destination into the Lechal app using Google Maps. From this point on, the company claims, she no longer needs to look at…

Asana Users: The iOS App You’ve Been Waiting for Is Finally Here



Managing group projects can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re dealing with a large team and need to make changes while in transit.

Task manager Asana launched a redesigned iOS app Tuesday that makes it easier for teams to collaborate and helps individuals focus on the most important tasks.

While Asana’s apps have already been around for some time, they were geared more toward creating an experience that complimented the desktop…

20 Private Thoughts From the Backseat of an Uber Car



At the end of an exhausting day, it’s comforting to know that with just a few taps on your smartphone, a car will be on its way to pick you up and deliver you to your front door.

Some of the best thinking gets done while seated in the back of an Uber car. Groundbreaking thoughts like: Do I have enough Uber credits to cover this ride? Will my driver judge me if I play Kim Kardashian: Hollywood at full volume all the way home? Will he stop to let me pick up pizza?

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For the New York Times, a Profit Shortfall



It’s the same old story for the New York Times: Digital subscriptions continue to rise, but not enough to offset falling revenues and earnings.

Profit fell 21% to $55.7 million or $0.07 a share, versus the average analyst estimate of $0.085 in The New York Times Company’s second quarter. An overall 4.1% slump in overall ad revenues weighed on the results as did increased investments in “strategic initiatives,” the company said.

A 32,000…

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context



LinkedIn‘s flagship app has gotten a major overhaul.

The company rolled out an update to its app Tuesday morning, unveiling completely redesigned user profiles that focus on adding contextual information. The extra info aims to make it easier to initiate conversations with other users — even if they’re not connected.

Profiles now have a completely overhauled “in common” section that displays contextual information about…


NPR One Provides Personalized Public Radio Recommendations



Public-radio junkies now have a new way to listen to their favorite NPR shows, and discover new content.

The media outlet rolled out NPR One, a streaming app that offers personalized recommendations on what to listen to based on a user’s interests, location and listening history.

The app, which is available for iOS and Android, offers a combination of news and other stories. Unlike the flagship NPR News app, NPR One…

Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone



If you’ve been holding back on buying a Windows Phone because you weren’t able to use your Fitbit with it, that excuse is officially gone. Fitbit is launching a version of its app for Windows Phone on Monday, letting users sync and share their fitness data via a native app.

Fitbit for Windows Phone pairs with a wearable activity tracker like the Fitbit Flex, keeping track of the wearer’s activity. When you launch the app, you’ll be able to see how many steps you’ve walked, the number of…

A Disturbing Look at Today’s Celebrities, 60 Years in the Future



Not all of us age with grace.

The world of smartphones has brought us countless innovations, drastically changing our everyday lives. But, with these innovative hand computers also comes fun and creative opportunities to waste time. Like making yourself look like a Golden Girls cast member.

Apps that modify your appearance are nothing new, but as technology advances, they seem to be getting creepier and creepier. We tested out the newest…

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Facebook’s Bolt Faces Challenges Over Its Name Before It’s Even Launched



Bolt — the rumored photo messaging app Facebook accidentally leaked — has’t even been released, yet it’s already facing potential legal threats over its name.

Last week, some Instagram users reported seeing in-app ads for a photo messaging app dubbed “Bolt.” Rumor has it that Bolt will be Instagram’s version of Snapchat and the app could drop as early as this week.

Bolt would join Instagram Messenger, Slingshot and WhatsApp as a…

New Travel App Finds Last-Minute Flight Deals for the Spontaneous



There are apps that let you call a car at a moment’s notice, or book a hotel for tonight, but last-minute airfare deals haven’t yet seen the same level of success.

And for good reason: The best airfare prices are usually found more than three weeks before a flight departs. But travelers who have some flexibility could take advantage of falling prices the day of departure.

Travel site Hopper launched the Flight Tonight app “to help runaways, outlaws and impulse travelers find the best…

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