Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullshit

Everyone wants to be better: more beautiful, more exciting, more intelligent. It’s how the self-help industry thrives, why gyms get swamped after New Year’s, why kale is a thing. It’s why Lumosity, a company peddling digital games to exercise memory, can charge users $120 a year and net millions from investors.


Google Inbox Hands On: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google’s new Inbox app, my initial reaction was sceptical. How many times has an app tried to “solve” email? Inbox is Google’s way of helping you organise the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see the potential, but I’m still wary of handing over my email-life.


Facebook's New Rooms App Bring Mini Message Boards To Your Phone

Facebook’s Creative Labs has just announced a new iOS app simply called “Rooms“. The app lets you create discussion rooms based on topics and invite friends through private invitations or a public link. So it’s kind of like Reddit, but on your own terms.


Google Can't Fix What's Really Wrong With Email: Us

Today, Google announced an ambitious project called Inbox, a new way to manage your Gmail that looks like an absolute godsend. There is, however, one thing that Google’s clever engineering won’t fix and might actually make worse: the humans sending the emails.


How Twitter Plans To Take Over Your Phone

Twitter is branching out beyond tweets: The company is launching a software development kit today, called Fabric. With Fabric, Twitter intends to take over your phone.


Google's Inbox App Wants To Read Your Email So You Don't Have To

Today, Google revealed a project two years in the making. At first glance it looks just like a redesign of Gmail, and that’s sort of half true. It’s actually a completely new system called “Inbox” and it wants to reimagine your email.


Apple Quietly Launched A Business Listings Service For Maps

In the immediate wake of all the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite hubbub, Apple took a step in Yelp’s direction by launching a new service called Apple Maps Connect. Like Yelp, Apple Maps Connect lets people add small business listings to a directory. Unlike Yelp, that entire directory lives inside Apple Maps — for now.


New Software Lets The Visually Impaired 3D-Print A Map To Go

You probably get pretty frustrated when you catch your parents printing out Google Maps directions even though they have a smartphone, but the notion seems less ridiculous when those same maps are coming off of a 3D printer as a way to let the visually impaired safely navigate a city by foot.


Genius App Instantly Solves Maths Problems Using A Phone's Camera

I’ve seen the future and it is maths less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves maths problems just by pointing your phone’s camera at them. It’s like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the future. Point and solve and never do maths again.


How To Try Out Apple's New Photo Storage Service Now

There’s no end to the list of services wanting to store your photos — Flickr, Google+, Dropbox, Facebook — and Apple knows it needs to up its game. Enter iCloud Photo Library, available in beta form now on any device running iOS 8.1. It won’t be available on the desktop until the OS X Photos app upgrade arrives early next year, but you can get started with the service today.


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