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More than 50 million users were left in the dark about how Brightest Flashlight shared their location and device information with third parties.
The Android app Brightest Flashlight has been installed between 50 million and 100 million times, averaging a 4.8 rating from more than 1 million reviews. Yet its customers might not be so happy to learn the app has been secretly recording and sharing their location and device ID information.
It's raised $300,000 in less than a month, tripling its $100,000 goal with more than a week to go before its deadline.
Anyone who's ever seen a Google Street View car has noticed the orb camera hoisted on top of the vehicle. Though such technology has been used primarily in mapping, one company is hoping to bring it to consumers. Roughly the size of a baseball, the Bublcam is capable of shooting panoramic photos and 360-degree videos.
Jawbone anonymized sleep data from Up wearers and discovered some interesting trends about how we as a country snooze. For one, they do it better in Colorado (blame the weed?).
You'd think that people would have some of their most restful nights in a vacation paradise like Hawaii. But, the land of surf, sun, and leis comes in as the country's most sleep-deprived state, at least among Jawbone wearers, who on average get just six hours and 38 minutes each night, according to data released today by Jawbone.
Today, Microsoft launches a new version of Bing to compete with Google and Apple in the 3-D mapping space.
The map featured in video game Grand Theft Auto V is 49 square miles of virtual reality--a massive undertaking for the developers behind the project. The average city in Bing's new 3-D mapping app, on the other hand, covers 154 square miles--and the service is launching with more than 70 of them, amounting to roughly 121 trillion pixels of imagery.
Time-lapse photography has been largely reserved for experts until now.
Instagram and Snapchat have turned all of us into photographers. Which pisses off lots of professional photographers--their art form has been co-opted by noobs! Now, the Michron, a new device by VivoLabs, means that amateurs can master even time-lapse photography, once reserved only for tech-savvy experts. Power to the people!
Former CEO of Pearson Marjorie Scardino has been appointed to Twitter's board of directors, effective immediately.
After facing criticism at IPO that its board consisted only of male directors, Twitter has now appointed a female director--Marjorie Scardino. Twitter's board now consists of eight people, an expansion on its former numbers. Scardino's new role is effective immediately.
A new study finds that your average woman is not enticed by sexually charged ads--unless they're promoting an expensive product. Ew.
Sex sells, but only at a high price, according to a new study. Overtly sexual advertising can make women downright angry, but they tend to view a sexualized ad for a luxury product more positively than the same ad selling a discount item, marketing researchers from the University of Minnesota, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of British Columbia found.
Windows! Free parking! A full array of open registers! Obamacare! (But no $12.50-an-hour pay.) Lessons in big-box evolution from inside store #5968 on opening day.
I like to think I've been in more Walmart stores in more places than anyone who doesn't work for Walmart, or one of its suppliers.
While Americans watched fewer minutes of TV this year than last year, time-shifted TV viewing has gone up by 15%.
TV chiefs who were worried that the arrival of on-demand TV would be the death of their industry need worry no more-with time-shifted TV, Americans are watching more shows than ever, says AllThingsD's Peter Kafka. Although Nielsen's most recent study showed that viewers were watching less TV than they were this time a year ago, the ratings firm did not taken into account that the use of video on demand has gone up by 15%.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have just unveiled a new logo and it looks like a deranged Simpsons version of Abe Lincoln. What were they thinking?
On Monday, Appalachian State University unveiled an official new secondary logo for the school's athletic department: a disastrous figure that looks like a Simpsons rendering of Abraham Lincoln's drunken evil twin. Probably drawn in Microsoft Paint, it shows a grumpy, frowny old man smoking a corncob pipe and with a top hat hiding his bald yellow head. This character's name is "Victory Yosef," but his face is the picture of defeat.
This character's name is 'Victory Yosef,' but his face is the picture of defeat.
iPad? Good. BlackBerry? Good. iPhone? Nope.
Barack Obama yesterday revealed one of the possible reasons he is still be wedded to his BlackBerry: His security team has told him that the iPhone is not allowed for "security reasons." The iPad, however, was cleared to be part of the presidential tech armory.
Is getting a $99 DNA test really hazardous to your health? Our editor-in-chief decodes an innovation dustup.
When we put 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on the cover of Fast Company's November issue, we didn't expect the FDA to yank the company's $99 DNA test off the market a few weeks later. Yet there's a reason we called Wojcicki "the most daring CEO in America": Her company's product challenges established conventions about medical practices, research, insurance, and more. So is that challenge at the heart of the FDA's rebuke? Or did something more basic derail Wojcicki's mission?
From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients' health needs--and maybe change our understanding of disease.
The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine sits in the middle of one of the most stark economic divides in the nation. To Hammerbacher's south are New York City's posh Upper East Side townhouses. To the north, the barrios of East Harlem.
Kobe Bryant's latest shoes include red laces in the back that showcase his recent achilles injury. In other words, the Kobe 9 is a portrait of Kobe himself.
How big of a difference does the size and composition of a team make? For one, it changes the whole way decisions are made.
Over the six years Ajit Varma was an "ad spam czar" at Google, he found himself getting into a routine: he would pour himself into an idea--and then have to gather opinions that would allow it to move forward.
You left your old company for an exciting new position. But it didn't work out. Can you go back?
It seems like a tricky situation. You left your job for an intriguing opportunity, but then you realize that you made a mistake. Maybe you liked the old job better, or your new organization goes belly-up. Is it possible to go back?