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Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits
Productivity

8 Ways to Break Bad Smartphone Habits

If we're going to be on our phones all the time, it's time to ditch 'cell yell' and other annoying habits.
Jacqueline Whitmore
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Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away
Technology

Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'
Apps

New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo.
Catherine Clifford
Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline
Smartphones

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
Catherine Clifford
More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes
Technology

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

With our attention spans shorter than ever, a new study found that people are willing to go to shocking lengths to avoid sitting still.
Geoff Weiss
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding
Travel

Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

'Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,' the TSA said, in order to thwart bombs potentially concealed within handheld gadgets.
Geoff Weiss
Further Proof That a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Design

Further Proof That a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

An app for marking up images streamlines a design firm's operations.
Jonathan Blum
Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
Inventions

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
Geoff Weiss
Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn't Over Yet
Kickstarter

Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn't Over Yet

A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far.
Laura Entis
Wi-Fi Revealed Through Stunning Photos
Wireless

Wi-Fi Revealed Through Stunning Photos

A researcher in the United Kingdom built a device that transforms wireless networks into light and sound.
Nina Zipkin
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant
Privacy Policies

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which [America's] founders fought.'
Geoff Weiss
Amazon Unveils Its Fire Phone
Mobile

Amazon Unveils Its Fire Phone

The online retailer expands further into mobile with its first phone, complete with a 3-D interface and a media-recognizing feature called Firefly.
Nina Zipkin
With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?
Starbucks

With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?

Starbucks and Powermat are rolling out wireless chargers nationwide – and maybe revolutionizing how we charge our tech forever.
Kate Taylor