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Antivirus software company Avast has found another bad app(le) on Android: Cámara Visión Nocturna, a night-vision video recording app.
Beware of what you download--that free app could cost you.
David Bowie for Lincoln. Iggy Pop for Royal Caribbean. And now the Clash for Converse. Is big-name advertising death or glory for punk rock stars?
The Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon are joining Frank Ocean and Diplo for the next installment of Converse's Three Artists, One Song series. The song, titled "Hero," is scheduled for release on March 10, the latest in a long line of inter-genre collaborations sponsored by the popular clothing brand.
See where Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and other destinations rank.
To which social media brands do consumers feel the most attachment? Facebook ranked number one in a Brand Dependence Social Media Survey conducted by UTA Brand Studio in partnership with uSamp, a technology and consumer sampling company. Laurence Vincent, chief brand officer of UTA Brand Studio, the brand strategy arm of United Talent Agency, will present the findings of the survey at SXSW March 7.
"Milk is a very natural, organic music service," Aline Yu, senior director of marketing at Samsung Media Solutions, says. "It's a fresh take on music, but it's really a fresh taste as well."
As murmurs of a Spotify IPO emerge, another tech giant is entering the music-streaming space. Coinciding with the kickoff of SXSW Interactive on Friday, Samsung launched Milk Music, an ad-free music streaming service with no subscription fees for Galaxy phone owners.
If all goes according to plan, it will look a bit like New York's floating park, but bigger. And on a bridge.
The High Line--a winding, above-ground garden built on an old train track that slices through Manhattan's west side--is one of the city's more deserving urban treasures, attracting swarms of tourists whenever the temperature is slightly warmer than frigid. (Remember that?) It has been such a success that the city is mulling a second one in Queens.
With his latest breakthrough, the milk and cookie shot, sweeping South By Southwest, Chef Dominique Ansel tells us he'll be bringing the treat back to New York soon.
Soup has been served in bread bowls for many years. Ditto taco salads inside enormous tortilla shells. Isn't it about time we had milk served in a cookie shot glass? Dessert innovator Chef Dominique Ansel made a splash on March 5th when he posted an image of just such a tantalizing, ripped-from-your-dreams, confectionary concoction on Instagram.
Cognitive fitness software companies like Fit Brains and Lumosity are booming businesses. But whether brain games are the remedy for mental dullness and even disease, or mere digital snake oil, is hotly debated.
Last week, on a quiet train ride home from work, I found myself in an odd predicament: I couldn't find my duck.
The social network is exploring modular architecture partly to make its physical infrastructure "faster, leaner, smarter."
Facebook is in the midst of rolling out an ever-so-slightly different redesign to its News Feed, meaning it trimmed down its widgets and shifted some font weights. And now its major data centers sprinkled across the globe could soon get svelte new makeovers, too, as Facebook looks to make its physical infrastructure "faster, learner, [and] smarter."
How a concoction of reckless youthfulness, fear of failure, and unrelenting passion turned Carrot Creative from a basement startup to a Vice subsidiary.
If you ask Mike Germano why he started Carrot Creative, he'll tell you, straight up, it was because he didn't want a college internship that sucked.
Connecting content creators and consumers would be an enormous coup for news sites, magazines, TV networks, and other media. We look at three startups that could help.
At magazines like Fast Company, we rely on distribution networks to get our articles to our readers. In print, the primary distribution network is the Postal Service. On the web, it's Facebook and Twitter. They're our middlemen, and lots of people in the media industry would like to cut them out.
CuteCircuit's new collection, featuring dresses equipped with LED lights controlled by a Smartphone app, makes us actually want to wear wearable tech.
The problem with wearable tech is that all too often it simply isn't wearable. Some designs are so aggressively nerdy-looking that the fashion-conscious won't even think about donning them.
Long considered a catalyst for elective cosmetic surgery, fat is fast becoming the go-to gunk for innovation, market growth, and more natural results in one of medicine's most controversial realms, plastic surgery. Could this trend reach past simple nips and tucks?
What hath Kim Kardashian wrought?
Created locally in Nairobi, this sleek design creates a backup generator for the Internet.
Even in the biggest cities in Africa, it's not easy to get (and stay) online. But this small brick-shaped device--called, appropriately, the BRCK--could help bring better connectivity to the entire continent and maybe to everywhere else, too.
How production studio Elastic drew inspiration from double-exposure photography to design the eerie opening sequence of everyone's favorite new detective show.
HBO consistently has some of the most critically acclaimed programs on television. Less touted are the shows' opening credits, often works of art in their own right. True Detective, which wraps up on Sunday night, is no exception.
HBO's hit new show has catapulted a 100-year-old short-story collection onto the bestseller lists.
A collection of strange art nouveau stories by American author Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow has gone virtually unread for most of the past century. The first half of the book is made up of four supernatural weird tales that are unrelated to one another except by one strange link: a fictional play, also called The King in Yellow, which drives anyone who reads it past the first act completely insane.
A cleaner layout, bigger images and Helvetica brings Facebook on the desktop more in line with the mobile experience.
Back when it was just a scrappy little startup instead of a social networking juggernaut, Facebook's motto used to be "move fast and break things." Of course, when you serve 1.2 billion people across the planet--many of whom are prone to totally flipping their wigs at any little design change--breaking things by moving fast isn't quite as appealing. The new motto seems to be "move slow, and don't mess anything up."
What has changed is mostly a matter of refinement.
These photos show some of the best-preserved nightscapes, all in national parks, where light pollution hasn't blinded us from the majesty of the stars.
When Tyler Nordgren first saw Carl Sagan's Cosmos series on TV, he knew he wanted to commit his life to the stars. "Science is the ultimate expression of the human condition," he says, remembering that moment. "Astronomy is the vast tapestry of space. I can't imagine anything greater."
Why play a stadium when you can play someone's living room? Clap Your Hands Say Yeah lead singer Alec Ounsworth is spending four months doing just that. Here's what he learned by scaling back after big success.
Bands today, even the big ones, are on the surface more approachable than ever. They play more shows, release more music, and are a simple @ away on Twitter. Their pictures, snapped by fans with cellphones, are everywhere online; you can turn to YouTube for footage of them performing in a Brooklyn-apartment sized studio. And there's no one who understands playing the game of constant interaction better than the music industry's original Internet-age pioneers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (CYHSY).