Up Coffee is Jawbone’s solution for America’s caffeine addiction
Americans don’t sleep enough: according to the CDC, 35 percent of adults report they get less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Jawbone today is launching an app that tries to tackle one of the biggest reasons we don’t sleep — caffeine. Up Coffee is an app that lets you track how much caffeine you consume in coffee, soda, and other foods, and shows you how it will affect your sleep.
Dove decided to drop a planned billboard ad that referred to New Jersey as “The Armpit of America” after it angered a number of state residents. “The whole armpit theme ‘stinks,’” one woman wrote on the brand’s Facebook page. “It’s a little too personal.”
Dove said the ad, which was slated to run in July, had been intended “to elevate the armpit rather than put down New Jersey.” The brand’s social media team has been directly responding to Facebook posts since deciding to ditch the ads.
On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25.
It’s come a long way since then. In 1995, just 14% of U.S. adults used the internet. 42% had never even heard of the internet, and an additional 21% were vague on the concept—”it has something to do with computers, right?”
Now: 87% of adults use the internet. 81% have a computer, 90% have a cell phone, and 46% say it would be very hard to give up the internet.
We’ve got a new report out today that looks at 15+ years of data showing the rapid growth/overall impact of the internet, in honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the web.
Could you imagine your life without the internet? What do you think it’d be like?
This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone 8.1. While the feature is named after the Halo game series, Cortana will take the form of a circular animated icon instead of a female character. Cortana will animate when it’s speaking or thinking, forming a personality not dissimilar to Apple’s Siri.
1995: 14% of U.S. adults used the Internet
Five years later: 46% of U.S. adults used the Internet — tripling the number.
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Code.org turning the ashes of ‘Flappy Bird’ into a phoenix of coding education
The wildly simple yet infinitely frustrating game Flappy Bird is no more, though it continues to live on in countless clones. Now Code.org, the non-profit aimed at teaching people how to write code, has created a tool to make your own Flappy Bird game while learning some code at the same time.