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This Cup Tells You How Many Calories You're Drinking

Liquid calories be gone! Sugary drinks have nowhere to hide with Vessyl, a cup with sensors that measures and reads out calories and nutritional info in beverages. If you're looking to lose weight, or just want to be more conscious what you're drinking, here's a new option: an intelligent cup called Vessyl. Show More Summary

Dolby Is Bringing Its Atmos Movie Sound Technology Home

The home-theater and mobile versions aren't as immersive as the theater system--but still sound pretty darn good. Dolby has done a solid job of convincing Hollywood to embrace Atmos, its two-year-old system for creating sound effects which come at the audience from every which way. Show More Summary

To Simplify Mobile Shopping, PayPal Wants To Eliminate Filling Out Billing And Shipping Info

The PayPal subsidiary is releasing a set of developer tools that reduce mobile shopping to one touch. In the age of smartphones and tablets, it may seem odd when a company that sells its goods online isn't optimized for mobile devices. But shopping on such gadgets remains so fraught with clumsiness and confusion that 68% of mobile carts are abandoned. Read Full Story

Gender Inequality's Latest Victim: Flex-Time Requests

Moms who request flexible schedules to care for children are judged much more harshly than dads. Why are we still stigmatizing by gender? Chalk another one up for "one step forward, two steps back." Women who request time off care for children are penalized, while men requesting flex-time are viewed as both more likable and committed to their jobs. Read Full Story

Humans Of New York Takes On The World

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the insanely popular Humans of New York website, leaves the five boroughs behind. At first glance, some of the faces look familiar: a proud father with his daughters; rambunctious boys out for a swim; a shopkeeper with his wares. Show More Summary

Find This Energy Company Its Newest Executive, Get A $100,000 Reward

Recruiters are getting ditched in favor of crowdsourced hires that double as good publicity. Know any high-level executives in the solar business? You could be in the running for a $100,000 reward. All you have to do is provide a name. Read Full Story

Fighting The Endless Spread Of Ebola Misinformation On Social Media

This is how an epidemic unfolds online: with rumors, scientific fact, and prayers all mixed together. Patrick Sawyer, with his daughters If you want to get the word out on Facebook, you use pictures like this. Read Full Story

This Guy Wants Girls To Skip College And Go Straight Into Tech Jobs

The online coding school Treehouse just launched a "change the ratio" program. Can it help fix tech's diversity problem? Treehouse, an online coding school, has just launched an initiative called "Change the Ratio" to bring more girls into the tech industry. Show More Summary

This Is Kuddle, The Instagram For Kids

The Norway-based startup just raised $2 million in funding. Did you know that there is an Instagram for kids? It's called Kuddle, and the photo-sharing application was designed by developers in Norway who built the thing with the noblest of intentions. It's designed, first and foremost, to teach kids manners and discourage online bullying. Read Full Story

4 Apps That Get You Lost, So You Can Have Actual Experiences

Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings. Wanting to map the "psychogeography" of Paris in the 1940s, the Situationists--a...Show More Summary

Why You Should Keep Going, Even In The Face Of Rejection

Pitching and networking suck, but don't forget to stick around for the payoff that persistence brings. The '85 Chicago Bears is considered one of the best, if not The Best, American football teams in history. (Which I say with some authority as a lifelong resident of The Windy City.) And a big attribute of their success was something called the "46 defense." Read Full Story

7 Non-Sketchy Ways To Stay In Touch With Your Contacts

Here's how to keep in touch with your connections, without becoming a stalker. From finding a job to meeting your next business partner or new client, you know that there are countless ways that your network can help you when you need it. Read Full Story

Diets, Baby Joggers, Antichrist: The Rich And Poor Have Distinct Search Habits

At least according to a new (depressing) analysis from the New York Times. Cataloging Google's most popular search terms offers fascinating windows into the zeitgeist, but those analyses are usually big, splashy end-of-year affairs that typically include the word "Bieber." Read Full Story

5 Quick Tricks To Boost Your Willpower

If our willpower is indeed like a muscle as some scientists say, then these tricks may help you bulk up. We are on a constant quest to get as much done as possible, but it's time that we all become a little more realistic about what can and can't be achieved through sheer willpower. Read Full Story

Rabbit: A Free Video Chat That Makes It Easy To Watch Netflix With Friends

The redesigned, lightweight service launches today. When Rabbit, a video chat application that lets far-flung friends watch Netflix and YouTube together over the Internet, debuted last year, it was plagued by a not-insignificant problem that snowballed into something mission critical: It was Mac-only. Read Full Story

How To Keep It Together At Work When Your Personal Life Is A Mess

Barely holding it together once you step into the office? Here's how to cope at work when you feel like your life is falling apart. We've all been there, even if you don't want to admit it. It's life. Read Full Story

The Company That Uses Coffee To Fuel Entrepreneurial Success

1 Million Cups is capitalizing on the power of coffee to bring people together to help entrepreneurs overcome their startup problems. Coffee not only provides us with our morning pick-me-up, it's also a social lubricant and an important part of many business meetings. Read Full Story

Watch A Latte Artist Make Famous Internet Animals (And A Poo-moji) Out Of Foam

Have you ever seen an Internet meme captured in a cup? Coffee artist Michael Breach captures some famous furry faces, in foam. Coffee Week Read more from Coffee Week. Read Full Story

Can Blossom's MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas?

Inside the attempt to perfect coffee-making technology Inside a grimy garage off an alleyway in San Francisco's SOMA district seethes the accouterment of a bootstrapped startup. Filthy frat-house leather couches, stray books with titles like "Emotional Design," and a former NASA engineer jockeying between a circuit board and a laptop. Read Full Story

4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So-Called Dead-End Jobs

Starting off doing grunt work could be just the motivation you need for a startup-worthy work ethic. My journey in entrepreneurship began over a decade ago when I was 15 years old microwaving gas station food and scrubbing diesel off of the concrete slabs beneath the avocado green fuel pumps. Read Full Story

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