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Essential Items For A Grown-Up Grooming Routine

A man's got to show up looking sharp and professional, whether it's for work or a date. And to do that, you need to have all the grooming essentials for shaving, hair, and skincare. As you and your skin age, you're not going to get by using the same drugstore products you did when you were younger. Show More Summary

Native Ads Are Reviving The Display Format — Here’s Why Publishers Are So Bullish

Native ads are one of the most important areas of investment among digital publishers and social media companies. The ads come in many different forms — a native mobile ad on the Yahoo weather app, for example, is far different from a native ad in the Facebook News Feed. Show More Summary

This Developer Pointed Out A Major Flaw In The Apple Watch (AAPL)

Apple on Tuesday released WatchKit, the company's software building tool for Apple Watch, and developers have already discovered a flaw in the operating system's design. " The watch and the phone are constantly talking," said an iOS developer. Show More Summary

Sex Pistols Singer Reveals He Spent Over $15,000 On iPad Apps

Former lead singer of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, knows what it's like to get sucked into addictive mobile games. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Lydon, better known for his stage name "Johnny Rotten," was asked whether he's made any extravagant purchases. Show More Summary

Ashton Kutcher Defends Uber Against 'Shady Journalist'

One day after Uber's SVP of business suggested his company spend millions of dollars hiring people to investigate the private lives of its most vocal critics in the media, actor/entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher, an investor of Uber, defended the company on Twitter. Show More Summary

How One Fashion Brand Used Instagram To Win The Hearts Of Pre-Teen Girls And Get Its Products In Stores

Zara Terez remembers being at a trade show in 2011, peddling her beautiful custom-made leather bags to retailers. A mix of "uptown classic meets downtown fun," as she told us, the bags were made of genuine leather and had all the makings of a luxury accessory. Show More Summary

Comedian John Hodgman Demolishes Uber In A Blog Post, Says He's Deleting The App

Comedian John Hodgman, publicly quit Uber last night in response to a string of controversial statements made by executive Emil Michael. Hodgman declared that he can no longer support a company that advocates for “doxxing as corporate...Show More Summary

Taboola CEO Adam Singolda On Mobile Mistakes And Why The Future Will Be 'All Personalized'

This post is sponsored by Taboola. Content is everywhere on the web — and there's a lot of it. What we consume each day is just the tiniest fraction of what's out there. So how are we to find great articles and videos that we often don't...Show More Summary

You Can Download One Of The Most Beautiful Apps Around, 'Monument Valley, For Free Today

"Monument Valley" is one of the best games of the year, and today you can get it for free. The gorgeous puzzle adventure game tasks you with guiding the lost Princess Ida through a series of beautiful yet uncanny environments. To solve...Show More Summary

Sweetgreen Just Raised $18.5 Million From Tech Investors — Here's Why They're Wild About The Salad Chain

Sweetgreen is a fast-growing salad chain with some serious support from tech. The chain announced Tuesday morning that it has received an additional $18.5 million in funding from Revolution Growth, an investment fund from AOL cofounder Steve Case and fellow former AOL execs Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis. Show More Summary

Uber's Top New York Executive Is Being Investigated After Using Uber's 'God View' Tool To Track A Journalist's Location

Uber is investigating its New York general manager Josh Mohrer for tracking a BuzzFeed reporter's location without her permission, BuzzFeed reported Tuesday night. Mohrer used a tool called "God View" to track BuzzFeed reporter Johana Bhuiyan's location without asking her for permission, which violates the company's privacy policy. Show More Summary

A Leaked Internal Uber Presentation Shows What The Company Really Values In Its Employees

Uber has two rather divergent reputations as a company. For consumers, it's a fantastic, dead simple service that delivers cars on-demand. In the media, it's seen as an arrogant, ruthless company that does whatever it takes to succeed. Show More Summary

Google's Massive New Android Update Just Launched, But Some Users Are Already Reporting A Big Problem (GOOG)

Some users are reporting that there's an issue with Google's new Android 5.0 Lollipop update that prevents them from sending text messages, according to a thread in Google's official forum for tracking bugs in Android (via Phone Arena). Show More Summary

Apple Is Planning To Turn Around iAd By Venturing Into Programmatic For The First Time

Apple's mobile advertising unit iAd is moving into programmatic advertising for the first time by partnering with Rubicon Project, an automated advertising company. The move signals Apple is finally looking to shake-up its tiny ad business,...Show More Summary

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, FB, GOOG, NFLX, SBUX)

Good morning! It's freezing in New York, so wear a hat and gloves and a scarf. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Apple has released its "Watchkit" software development tool. It lets developers create apps for the Apple Watch. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Bluetooth Headsets On The Market

A reliable Bluetooth headset makes doing chores and activities that require both hands infinitely easier. The experts at FindTheBest found the best Bluetooth headsets on the market based on a Smart Rating system. The Smart Rating takes...Show More Summary

Man Known For Spy Gadgets Is Selling An Airbnb Party Protection Kit

2014 has been an amazing year for Airbnb. The site that lets you rent your home to strangers over the internet has become insanely popular, serving over 20 million guest in 800,000 listings in 34,000 cities. While most people have no problems with the service, when things go wrong, they can go very wrong. Show More Summary

Uber: We Won't Look At Rider Data Except For 'Legitimate Business Purposes'

Uber has posted a new privacy policy on its website that bans employees from accessing riders' trip data except "for a legitimate set of business purposes." The news comes after news broke that an Uber exec suggested the company could dig up personal information on reporters who cover Uber unfavorably. Show More Summary

'Grand Theft Auto 5' Publisher Calls The Graphic Violence In The Game 'Art'

"Grand Theft Auto 5" is not for the faint of heart. It's graphic. It's gritty and dark. And especially violent. With its move to current-gen consoles, the game now lets you do things from the first-person perspective. Including realistic sex scenes with prostitutes. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated (AAPL)

Apple released WatchKit — its software development tool for Apple Watch — on Tuesday, and one thing sticks out like a sore thumb: there are a lot of ways to interact with it. There are at least fifteen distinct Apple Watch interactions, as pointed out earlier by Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. Show More Summary

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