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Halfway to Iron Man: Hands On With the Myo Motion Control Armband

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Myo from Thalmic Labs is one of those smart and deceptively simple-looking inventions that has the potential to change the way we work and live

It’s as easy to put on as a traditional armband, but is packed full of technology that lets it track both your hand movements and arm motions, then lets you use those gestures to control virtually anything on your desktop, laptop or smartphone. It’s a lot like Iron Man Tony Stark’s gesture-controlled holo-computer, but without the super-cool…

Halfway to Iron Man: Hands On With the Myo Motion Control Armband

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Myo from Thalmic Labs is one of those smart and deceptively simple-looking inventions that has the potential to change the way we work and live

It’s as easy to put on as a traditional armband, but is packed full of technology that lets it track both your hand movements and arm motions, then lets you use those gestures to control virtually anything on your desktop, laptop or smartphone. It’s a lot like Iron Man Tony Stark’s gesture-controlled holo-computer, but without the super-cool…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Can a Cute Robot Hitchhike Across Canada?

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Hitchhiking can be a dangerous way to travel, but one robot is using it to go cross country. Appropriately named HitchBot, the talking droid is attempting to travel across Canada depending only on the kindness of strangers

Hitchbot was created by a group of Canadian researchers as an experiment to test whether robots can learn to trust humans. He began his journey in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the plan is for him to eventually reach Victoria, British Columbia. Like many Canadians, Hitchbot can…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Catches Fire and Melts Next to Sleeping Teen

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Texas teen Ariel Tolfree received a rude awakening when her Samsung galaxy S4 smartphone caught fire overnight, as she slept next to it, according to a new report. This incident is the latest in a string of Samsung-related battery fires.

”The whole phone melted,” Ariel’s dad, Thomas, told local television station KDFW. “The plastic, the glass. You can’t even really tell that it was a phone.” Ariel, 13, said the phone slipped under her pillow as she slept

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context

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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…

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NPR One Provides Personalized Public Radio Recommendations

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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…

Imminent Windows Phone Update Will Introduce Folder Support

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Windows Phone, the land of dynamic live tiles of various sizes, will soon be a little more like iOS and Android: An update to the platform will introduce the ability to drag several live tiles into a single folder on the home screen.

For other platforms, the introduction of home screen folders was a housekeeping move (arriving with iOS 4 in 2010 and Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” in 2011), essentially crossing a clearly needed feature off a list. For Windows Phone, however, it’s a…

OkCupid Defends Human Experiments: ‘That’s How Websites Work’

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While news of Facebook’s emotion-manipulation study sparked public outrage and investigations from regulators, dating site OkCupid is letting its users know that human experiments are a reality of using the Internet.

In a post called “We Experiment on Human Beings,” founder Christian Rudder took to OkCupid’s blog Monday to defend human experimentation and remind users that such tests are extremely common and even beneficial to users.