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The Emoji App Every African Millennial Needs On Their Phone

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

A new app from Nigeria is here to help in the quest for more diverse emojis, and this time the wacky characters have been designed with West Africans ...

How To Use Peach, Your New Social Media Obsession

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology

The hottest new social media app is Peach. Why? Because it's fun! Now, we know you're probably thinking, "OK, but do I really need to be on another ap...

Anyone Can Code

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Amrita Venkatraman

It was an incredible experience: teaching a set of people without any prior knowledge a new, relatively difficult skill that they were unfamiliar with. Even though the workshop had started off as something haphazard and improvised, the attendees had learned something. And so had I.

Where Are We Headed in 2016? 11 Predictions

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Marian Salzman

As we move into week one of a year when international news won't be "all bad, but much of it is," according to NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel's 2016 forecast, let's see what's in store closer to home.

Khloe Kardashian Would Definitely 'Do It' With Bill Clinton

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

Khloe Kardashian put her own spin on the classic game "F**k, Marry, Kill" with a rendition she likes to call "F**k, Marry, Friend-Zone." The 31-year-...

The major problem with dating apps

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.03.2017 | Technology

The problem of too many options is ruining modern dating, according to Sherry Turkle, professor of the social studies of Science at MIT. Turkle explai...

The Latino Emojis You Never Knew You Needed Are Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.20.2015 | Latino Voices

Get ready to lose your 💩! An app that includes more than 250 emojis inspired by the food, culture and people of six different Latin American count...

New App Lets You Match Your Nail Polish To Literally Any Color Ever

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Style

Ever watched a sunset and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish I could wear that EXACT shade of purple on my nails?" Well now there's an app for that. Sh...

'Professor Astro Cat' Is The Educational App Kids Will Actually Want

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

Studying topics like science and math can often be a tedious activity for kids. A new app aims to change that, letting youngsters interact with mobile...

The Invisible Superhero

Safa Sadeghpour | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Safa Sadeghpour

If a comic-book superhero had stopped a falling plane, the entire entire nation would crowd to see it -- and the president himself would be giving her a medal on national TV. If we met her, we'd excitedly ask what her workout regimen is and what designer made her supersuit.

Ariel Winter Looks Ahead, Prepares for Life After Modern Family and Sofia the First

Jim Hill | Posted 10.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Between recording dialogue for "Sofia the First: The Secret Library" and getting ready to take her College Boards in real life, Ariel Winter has really been hitting the books lately.

App Community Shuns 5p Plastic Bags In England

Elbi | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green

Today on Elbi, people both sides of the Atlantic are swapping plastic bags for heartwarming photos of the future of our planet. Whether it's the might and beauty of Mother Nature or the next generation smiling, they're fighting plastic with positivity.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Mad About This Car-Sharing App For The 1%

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It just got a little bit easier for residents of a fancy Manhattan apartment building to get around the Big Apple. But don't be jealous: This could be...

We Should Be Worried About 'Peeple,' The App That Lets You Review Other Humans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology

Here we go again. Someone is making an app that's "like Yelp, for people." The new service, called Peeple, wants adults to rate and review the folks t...

6 Jewish-Themed Apps For Daily Inspiration And Learning

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion

Screen time can often serve as a way to eat up time during a long commute or appear occupied in a room full of strangers. But every now and then, an a...

Snapchat Will Let You Replay Messages For 99 Cents

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

Snapchat just figured out a new way to make money. The ephemeral messaging service announced a new feature Tuesday that lets users pay 99 cents to rep...

Trillions of Digital Photos Stored in "Clouds" But "Inkdot" Brings Them Back to Stunning Life on New Mediums

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.10.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Although eccentric British photographer David Bailey once suggested that it "takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer," quality photography has indeed come to us masses.

This App Will Call The Police If You Let Go Of Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 09.02.2015 | Technology

Zach Winkler was a senior at the University of Missouri when he began to notice that a lot of women at his school felt unsafe. Moreover, the hundreds ...

Lounger Is Like Tinder For Airports, Connecting You With Fellow Fliers

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

Could your soulmate be hiding amidst the cast of characters you encounter at the airport? Lounger, described by Boarding Area as the "Tinder for frequ...

Forget 'Convergence' -- This Is the Age of 'Divergence'

Chandran Nair | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Does the average app designer in Silicon Valley understand the cultural context of a 13-year-old Cambodian girl and the needs and wants of a billion others half a world away? This is a divergence that obscures a truth that technological cheerleaders rarely admit -- that proper investment in technology (in toilets rather than telecoms, for instance) has been deemed less important than searching for the massive valuation of a company whose social utility is marginal at best.

Magical App Will Turn Ad-Filled Subway Stations Into Pop-Up Art Galleries

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts

Few things are more aggressively unpleasant in the early morning than walking into a subway station emblazoned with advertisements broadcasting the la...

Gypsy Circle: The Social Travel App You Need

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Maybe you've asked, "Why doesn't someone create an app that helps me connect with friends before I arrive at my destination?" Well, good news. Meet G...

Bridging Technology and Law to Bring Perpetrators

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Mark S. Ellis

"Citizen journalists" typically use social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter to disseminate real-time news and first-hand accounts of sometimes startling events.

Cow Chips and Politics

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

Several years ago, I bought into the notion that GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology could be a measurement used in political focus groups to analyze the intensity of a group member's response to a series of TV spots.

Rick Steves Audio Europe: An Ancient Seduction in Athens

Rick Steves | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

As much as I love guidebooks, a museum or sight is much easier to enjoy when you can listen while gazing at what you came to see, instead of looking down and reading from a book. Here's a two-minute sample (recorded on my iPhone) starring Aphrodite, Pan and Eros.