How Does Uber’s Surge Pricing Work?

Popular ride sharing app Uber has come under fire several times over the past year because of one of the central features of the technology: price surging. Price surging for Uber is what happens when there are too many people request rides in a certain area of an Uber market. For those unfamiliar with Uber, [...]


Roku’s Streaming Stick Puts Google’s Chromecast To The Challenge

If you asked me the best way to stream TV and Movies to your TV, my answer would be Roku.  We cut our cable cord last August, and I can’t imagine ever needing to go back.  Paired with an antenna that gets me local channels, I have access to all the content that I need [...]


Spritz Reinvents Reading On Mobile Devices

If you’re a slow reader like me, this is game changing. Spritz, a Boston-based start-up, has created a novel (pun intended) way to help you read and comprehend more than ever before. This isn’t a speed-reading lesson—it’s reinventing reading as we know it. Traditionally, we read word after word, line after line. We only read [...]


Bellabeat Lets Expecting Mothers Listen To Their Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat via Smartphone

In the ever-expanding realm of smartphone app-powered hardware, we have yet another contender for your dollars: a fetal heart rate monitor. The $129 Bellabeat Connected System is a gadget that, when used with its corresponding iPhone or Android app, lets expecting mothers listen to their baby’s heartbeat in the womb. Not only can you listen [...]


What Other Things Is Your Mobile Calender UpTo?

A calendar is just a calendar, right? Dates and times and important stuff and that’s it—pretty simple. But UpTo thinks you want more, and after seeing the teaser for their app, I think they might be right. The basic concept of UpTo is that there are a lot of other things you care about going [...]


This App Will Help You Manage Stress

THIS IS A RUSH. THIS IS HOT. I NEED THIS NOW. I’m getting anxious already. The stress of your day-to-day life—not just from work, but from your personal life as well—can get to you if you’re not careful. The Headspace app/website is designed to help you manage that stress through short, guided meditations. Here a [...]


Improve Your Fitness With Moov— The Latest Fitness Gadget

You guys, if you’re into fitness and have been looking for something more interactive and helpful than your Nike+ FuelBand, you may want to listen up. Coming this summer, Moov is a hyper intelligent gadget that connects via Bluetooth to your iOS device (Android coming this fall). It’s small, versatile, and unobtrusive, and you wear [...]


How Dropbox Works

Being able to access your files from any computer or device.  Getting instant updates and changes to files altered by coworkers.  Does that sound convenient?  Once you get used to it, it’ll be impossible to go back.  Dropbox allows you to upload your files and access them from any device with an internet connection. You [...]


Crowdsource Your Conversations With Friends And Strangers On This App

CrowdPilot, an app that allows you to crowdsource and solicit advice from friends (or strangers) about the social situations in which you find yourself, may not be the hottest app in the App Store, but it certainly is one of the most unique. Basically, whether you’re in a meeting, on a blind date, or chatting [...]


The Hit TV Show, Shark Tank, Takes Cycloramic Video App To The Next Level

I’m a huge fan of the show Shark Tank, in which everyday people pitch their business ideas to a small group of multimillionaires in the hopes of securing the funding they need to get their products to the masses. And if you watch this show, you know that even if the products don’t pique the [...]

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