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5 Free Apps for Getting Your Morning Started

Sleep better, get caught up on the news, beat traffic, and more. The work day waits for nobody, least of all the non-morning people. These apps may not guarantee that you'll get up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but they can help you ease into your day a little more easily. Read Full Story

Google I/O 2015 Is All About Making Peace With The Present

Google's annual developer summit avoids the flashy and futuristic in favor of more practical products. A lot has changed since a few years ago, when skydivers dropped into the annual Google I/O developers conference with Google Glass on their heads. Read Full Story

A Founder Is A Staff Of One: How To Delegate To Yourself

CEO, CFO, CTO... how does a solo founder juggle those roles? Olga Vidisheva of Shoptiques, who's done it, has useful, color-coded ideas. Walk into the lower Manhattan offices of Shoptiques, a boutique shopping website, and you're confronted...Show More Summary

The Official Trailer For Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" Is Here

The recently embattled comic takes over in September, and it's gonna be "new and sexy." It's official: Jon Stewart's last day on The Daily Show will be August 6 and Trevor Noah will take over on September 28... sunrise, sunset, sun-emotional breakdown. Read Full Story

Whoever Bought This $90K Richard Prince Instagram Print Is About To Be Pissed

He took her image. She undercut him by 99.9 percent. Ladies and gentlemen, the genius that is Missy Suicide. Painter and photographer Richard Prince is known (and notorious) for appropriating images from celebrities or even fellow photographers, tweaking the photos ever so slightly, and then slapping a knee-buckling price tag on it. Read Full Story

4 Companies Leading The Next Wave Of Profit With Purpose

Will one be the next Toms or Warby Parker? Up until recently, tasks like improving infant mortality rates, providing clean drinking water and raising graduation rates were considered the purview of socially innovative charities and non-profit organizations. Read Full Story

For A Summery Snack, Eat Urban Air Pollution In The Form Of A Fluffy Meringue Dessert

"Most people ask 'Is it safe to eat?' and we reply 'Is it safe to breathe?'" Some wines have a terroir that reflects the unique characteristics of the soil where the grapes are grown. At a meringue food cart in New York City this Saturday,...Show More Summary

5 Things Google Figured Out In Android Wear's First Year

Google knows its smartwatches could be slicker, but won't sacrifice features to make that happen. Nearly one year after launching the first Android Wear smartwatches at its I/O conference in 2014, Google is taking a breather. Read Full Story

How Pedigree Turned Doing Good For Dogs Into Good Marketing For Dog Food

Vice President of Marketing Chris Mondzelewski outlines how supporting adoption and shelters gave the brand a bigger purpose. If you happened to catch the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club dog show on TV, you would've seen a Pedigree ad that didn't star the usual gaggle of happy canines bouncing through fields and drooling for tasty kibble. Show More Summary

At I/O, Google Reveals Project Brillo And Weave To Power Internet Of Things Devices

Brillo will serve as an operating system for smart locks and cameras, while Weave will connect them to other devices and the cloud. Google is starting to make bigger moves into smart homes and other Internet of Things devices with two new projects, Project Brillo and Weave. Read Full Story

How Ordering A Pizza In L.A. Is Helping Students in Brazil Learn English

Get a pizza discount by letting a student take your order to practice their English. The issue of American companies outsourcing their customer service duties has been an issue for so long, they already made and canceled a whole sitcom about it. Read Full Story

Android Pay Now Lets You Buy Things With Your Fingerprint

In Android M, Google's mobile payments will use your fingerprint to authenticate purchases. Android Pay will soon start working a lot more like Apple's competing payments solution. With the launch of Android M, Google's mobile payment system will get standardized fingerprint sensor support, allowing users to authenticate purchases with their fingertips. Read Full Story

Google Launching Unlimited Storage Mobile Service

Google, which already operates Picasa and Google+'s photo storage, has launched a new photo-storage product. It's official: Google is launching a new photo-storing service that will directly compete with both Facebook and Flickr. Most...Show More Summary

Google's Newfangled Inbox Email App Opens To Everybody, Unveils New Features

The Google email client that isn't Gmail just got a little less experimental. Last October, Google announced the biggest piece of email-related news it's had in years—and part of what made it so big was that it didn't involve any new Gmail features. Instead, it was an all-new way to access Gmail called Inbox. Read Full Story

This Alaska Startup Is Making Nice Luxury Items From Stinky Seafood Byproducts

The salmon leather wallets and crab shell fiber T-shirts are not only fun to wear, they also help do something useful with the industry's waste. Alaska produces billions of pounds of seafood each year, only a small fraction of which actually ends up on our plates. Show More Summary

Today At 1:30 P.M. ET, You Can Tour The British Museum On Periscope

The British museum will be showing off its Greek art through Twitter's live-streaming app. If you need a lunchtime distraction today, tune into the British Museum's live broadcast of its ancient Greek artifacts. The live video of the tour will be available starting around 1:30 p.m. Show More Summary

The Toll Of FIFA's Corruption, In Two Simple Charts

What's the cost of corruption? 1,200 lives and counting. Authorities worldwide have partnered to take down FIFA officials for soliciting $150 million in bribes that steered the fate of professional soccer for years. Read Full Story

Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

White space isn't just about aesthetics, it's the key to successful user interfaces. Here's how it really works. All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Show More Summary

9 Things That Happened In My Week With The New Pebble Time Smartwatch

Pebble's second-generation smartwatch doesn't swing for the fences, but that's actually okay. After one week, I couldn't tell you whether to buy a Pebble Time smartwatch. Read Full Story

7 Questions For Comedy Writer Megan Amram On Keeping Her Wit Sharp

How gummy vitamins, long walks through CVS, and Stephen Sondheim fuel her creative process. Comedy writer Megan Amram's new pseudo-textbook Science... for Her! expertly parodies vapid women's magazines and sexist female stereotypes.Show More Summary

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