American Users Spend An Average Of 40 Minutes Per Day On Facebook

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Facebook American Facebook users spend way more time on the social network than exercising. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook’s Q2 earnings call that users in the US spend an average of 40 minutes per day, while the CDC recommends Americans exercise 21 minutes a day but only 20% of people meet that goal. Zuckerberg said that the 40 minutes a day on Facebook account for one in five minutes… Read More

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

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myo Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle movements, arm rotations and even electrical impulses as you gesture, translating all that… Read More

Facebook’s new stats: 1.32 billion users, 30 percent only use it on their phone

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Facebook announced its second quarter 2014 earnings today, and one fact is becoming more and more obvious. Facebook is a mobile company now. It makes 62 percent of its advertising revenue on mobile, a dramatic change for a company that had no mobile ads as recently as two years ago. And of the 1.32 billion people who use Facebook each month, 399 million, roughly a third, only log in with their phones. It’s important to note that Facebook’s monthly user base has grown 14 percent year over year, while it’s mobile user base has grown much more, at 31 percent.

1.32 billion people use Facebook each month, but a third only log in with their phones

Facebook reported $2.91 billion in revenue and earnings of 42 cents per share for its second…

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Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

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Internapalooza Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, early PayPal and AirBnB investor Keith Rabois, Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Re/code founder Kara Swisher were among the 11 speakers whose advice ranged from whether or not you should drop out of school to launch a startup to how to network. Read More

This is how the US government classifies people as terrorists

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More than a decade into the program, Americans are finally getting a look at how the government designates and tracks suspected terrorists. The Intercept has published The National Counterterrorism Center’s Watchlisting Guidance report from March of 2013, distributed throughout the intelligence community as a roadmap to how the government tracks suspected terrorists and their associates.

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Spider-Man villain spin-off movie ‘Sinister Six’ set for 2016

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Spider-Man isn’t heading back into movie theaters as the star anytime soon, but a number of his biggest foes will. Sony said today that its upcoming Sinister Six movie will head into theaters on November 11th, 2016, according to Variety. There’s no detail yet on exactly how the movie will turn six villains into the protagonists of a blockbuster, but it’ll have Drew Goddard — director of The Cabin in the Woods and writer of Cloverfield — on board here as both writer and director to work it all out. The new Sinister Six is believed to be composed of Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Vulture, Rhino, and potentially Kraven the Hunter and either Chameleon or Mysterio.

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Apple’s Busy Year-End Could Include A Fitness Wearable, 12? Retina MacBook And 4K Products

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Retina MacBook Pro Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both have claimed excitement about the fall, but we have yet to get a glimpse at the total product pipeline. New reports from 9to5Mac claim a whole host of new info around specific launch timelines, however, including a mid-September event and launch for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, as well as late 2014 or early 2015 launches of OS X Yosemite, a 12-inch… Read More

Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Sensor, The Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

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sense_hand_charcoal_lit When I first took a look at the Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. “Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a startup behind the device called Hello. “I wanted to… Read More

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