Josh Harris may have been the first internet millionaire in New York. As founder of Jupiter Communications and New York’s first online media portal, Pseudo.com, he rode the web 1.0 dot-com boom to a fortune of $85 million. But as the 1990s ramped up, his view of what the internet would do to us darkened, and he spent his fortune on a series of lurid social experiments aimed to demonstrate what he saw. The biggest was an ambitious millennial happening called Quiet, which Andrew Smith writes about in his new book, Totally Wired. 1999 … Where to start? Seventy-one IPOs in July alone, hundreds over the year. A veteran Silicon Valley investor describes meeting a young entrepreneur who was trying to raise money for a company called Funerals.com with the pitch “We’re going to put the fun back into funerals”; an online venture called Pets.com forgot to wonder how profit would grace a business selling $10 bags of cat litter that cost $20 to deliver—as did the … [Read more...] about ‘We’re in the Business of Programming People’s Lives’
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source Shutterstock Google released its “Year in Search” trends for 2018 on Wednesday. The diets that Americans looked up the most fall into one of two camps: high-fat and low-carb, or calorie restriction, like fasting. Some options, though, were downright bizarre. Even though research shows that adopting a healthy eating plan you can stick to for life is a better tactic than yo-yo dieting, people are always intrigued by the latest strategy for losing weight in a hurry. Google has published its list of the trendiest, most searched diets of 2018. According to our Google searches, there seem to be two key strategies. Dieters seem to be curious about various kinds of high-fat, low carb plans like the keto diet, as well as schemes that ask people to restrict their eating to certain hours of the day or certain days of the week. Given that more than 9 out of 10 internet searches in the world are performed on Google or its subsidiary … [Read more...] about These were the 10 most popular diets of 2018, according to Google
Google's Play Store has nearly three million apps.With that many apps, surfing through the store can become overwhelming, and a few wrong choices in what to download can lead you to just staying away from it in general. But here at Pocket Lint we've been faithfully using the Google Play Store since it first launched (remember "Android Market"?) a decade ago.So, we've put our expertise the test and assembled this complete guide, to help you find the absolute best of what Play Store has to offer. We have arranged everything by category, so it should be easy to find exactly what you want.If you want to find great apps for the iPhone, we have a guide on that here.AR and VR (non-games)YouTube VRYou can watch all of your favorite YouTube videos in virtual reality without leaving the comfort of your headset in this application that creates a YouTube homescreen in a 3D world.Try it now: YouTube VRIKEA PlaceIKEA Place lets you virtually see 3D, true-to-scale IKEA products in your space. It … [Read more...] about Best Android apps: The ultimate guide
Bathroom scales meant for home use display your weight with a dial or on a digital screen. These scales measure your weight in one of two ways: mechanically, with springs, or electronically, with circuits that bend under weight, altering the current coursing through them. In general, digital bathroom scales are more accurate than mechanical ones. But for the most accurate reading, any bathroom scale must be set up correctly and used consistently."First and foremost, you have to make sure you are weighing yourself on a hard, flat surface," said Tom Dorsey, e-commerce manager at Lifetime Brands, which sells both our top pick and runner-up bathroom scales. Placing the scale on carpeting or a slant will cause the pressure on the four sensors in the corner of the scale to be uneven, and the reading to be inaccurate. And ideally, you need to use the scale in the same place on that hard surface every time. Digital scales sold for at-home use can still be fairly accurate, but "when you move … [Read more...] about Can I trust my bathroom scale?
Many iOS apps are designed specifically for the iPad.While most iPhone apps do support the iPad, there are thousands of great apps in the Apple App Store that are meant to run on bigger screens. Whether you want one for illustrating or writing essays or gaming, you have a multitude of options. There are so many it can be hard to decide which are worth trying. But we at Pocket-lint have been using the iPad faithfully since 2010.That means we know which apps are amazing. To help clue you in, we've assembled this ultimate guide of the best iPad apps. We've arranged everything by category, too, with apps listed alphabetically in each section, so it should be easy to find the perfect app for your tablet.If you want to know find great apps for the iPhone, we have a guide on that here.AR and VR (non-games)IKEA PlaceIKEA Place lets you virtually see 3D, true-to-scale IKEA products in your space. It includes most of IKEA's catalogue, like sofas and chairs, and helps you to better understand the … [Read more...] about Best iPad apps: The ultimate guide