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The Dark Web Commerce Stack, Or How to Eff Up the Net

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

A world where much of the communication, transactions, commerce have to be over a dark web would be a pretty effed up place, like one where people had to pass along literature through samizdat and do commerce in back alleys.

The Application Economy

Marco Comastri | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Marco Comastri

Software is already leveling the playing field. If we work together, there's no limit to what we can accomplish in a software-driven world.

10 Apps To Keep You Accountable For Those New Year's Resolutions

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Still trying to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? Fear not: As your vows to lose weight or give more to charity get harder to keep, t...

10 Annoying Chat Tactics to Avoid on Gay Apps

Adam Segel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Segel

Whether you're looking for a relationship, a new friend or a hot encounter, location-based social apps are a great way to go. But as we all know, apps can bring out some real basic behavior too.

Heard of Tinder? It Has Some Competition

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Each of these apps offer the hope of romance or at least a one-night stand. Maybe just use all three to see what you can fish up? But when it comes to users you will find the most fish out in the Tinder sea.

8 Girl Power Apps for Young Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

All kids need exposure to media that's not sexualized, stereotypical or gendered. But apps that are specifically designed to avoid these messages are particularly good for girls because they open new doors that have often been out of reach.

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV.

An App a Day: 7 Business Apps That Ease Operations

La Tanya Williams | Posted 01.16.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

Okay, maybe there isn't exactly an app for government regulations or stress management per se, but there are many useful applications that can improve the lives of those tasked with managing a small business.

The Best Outdoor Apps for Kids

Ben Klasky | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Ben Klasky

The next time you and your child are playing on a smartphone or tablet, consider using one of these apps to drive the fun outside. Do you have a favorite kid-friendly nature app that deserves a mention? Please feel free to share it in the comments section below.

Appify Your New Year's Resolutions

Erika Dickstein | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Erika Dickstein

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Mock these annual promises we make with ourselves as you wish; 45 percent of Americans usually make them. Sadly, we aren't great at keep them. The good news is that there are a lot of tools and apps that can help with some of the most common New Year's resolutions.

The Delusional Comfort of Dating Apps

Ben Kosinski | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Ben Kosinski

We're tip toeing the line between the conveniences of technology with the disillusions of technology. We're in a rush to be in a rush. We're always missing out on something. Technology has brought everything to our finger tips, and we only have 10 of them.

SHAQ Crushes CES 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Shaquille O'Neal was our very first guest from the Samsung Smart Lounge at CES 2015. He once again labeled himself the "Black Geek" next to co-host An...

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Fodor's | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries ...

The 3 Best Apps for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

The best news is that even if you were born with a human brain -- and I suspect you were -- and you have difficulty keeping your resolutions -- and I suspect you do -- there is wonderful technology that is here to help you on your path.

8 Apps Boomers Need Right Now

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I have made an exhaustive, as well as exhausting, survey of some of the 10 billion apps that are now available on smartphones. This research was done between the end of one cup of coffee and the trip to the kitchen to refill my cup. For that reason, I am limiting the list.

Mobile Millennials Are the Tough Marketing Challenge for 2015

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Millennials are the talk of the town. Now in their late 20s and 30s, they've adopted digital like no other. Mobile is their choice. No surprise there.

7 Ways Uber Can Step Up Its Game

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

If Uber can come up with market designs that allocate scarce perishable resources in real time more efficiently and make people happier, that's applicable in a lot of areas and worth far more than the taxi industry they're disrupting. It's a hundreds-of-billions of dollars type of problem.

School Your School With These 8 Digital Tools

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Is your New Year's resolution to get better grades? Make studying and school projects easier -- or even fun? Luckily tech out there can help you study, organize, and most importantly get that A. Here is a list for owning the classroom in the digital age.

The Bible App Reveals Its Most Popular Verses Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

The Bible App has been downloaded more than 162 million times, according to the app's creator, YouVersion. And unlike the print version of the immense...

Do Your Best Work: Find Your "Missing" Two Points

Alex Wolf | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Alex Wolf

Is everyone chasing their own version of two points? If so, how old were you when you identified yours?

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

Can You Use Social Media Too Much? Signs to Watch Out for

Kevin Deegan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Kevin Deegan

Checking into your social media accounts could be a daily occurrence for you, or perhaps it is something you do morning, noon and night, or even every hour. Everybody uses social media in different ways, but how do you know if you're using it too much?

The Smallest Screen Wins

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Once upon a time, movies and television competed for our attention by touting which screen was better, the big screen for films in a theater or the smaller one on the wall of our living room.

Facebook Didn't Ruin Instagram, Actually Made It 10 Times As Big

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.11.2014 | Technology

When Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 billion, some fans worried the social networking juggernaut would somehow make the photo-sharing app unco...

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Saltmarsh

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.