"We just thought we were telling this endearing story women could relate to," says HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom.
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July 31, 2013 An online video spot for HelloFlo breaks the familiar mold of cheesy tampon commercials in a clever way. Ad watchers say it's a reflection of the open, transparent conversations spurred by social media.
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July 31, 2013 The online cybercrime underworld orchestrated an elaborate scheme to purchase heroin and have it mailed to a privacy and security journalist's home.
July 31, 2013 On October 1st, online health insurance exchanges open up as part of the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey speaks to host Michel Martin about what will change, and how you can prepare for the roll-out.
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The Nap Anywhere is a new, portable head-support pillow created by a Virginia-based physician.
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July 31, 2013 It's called the Nap Anywhere, and the doctor who invented it promises it's far more comfortable — and easier to pack — than the standard inflatable U-shaped travel pillow you know well.
Simon's parents on their wedding day.
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July 30, 2013 The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
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In the future, a hard drive full of photographs may serve as the digital analog of a pile of old pictures.
July 30, 2013 For years, it was easy for parents to organize, assemble and pass along the story of their children's lives in photographs. As we've moved to the digital age, there are challenges for this rite of passage. When our digital lives are ephemeral, how do we preserve our kids' childhoods?
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, 33, concentrates on a yellow blinking light during a microprocessor workshop with HacDC.
July 29, 2013 People are building everything from satellites to desk lamps with the help of the Arduino microchip.
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July 29, 2013 Once the merger of advertising giants Publicis and Omnicom goes through, the combined company will be the largest advertising firm in the world.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have no more than two hours a day of "screen time."
July 29, 2013 Boys with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD put in twice as much time each day playing video games as do typically developing boys. But researchers say they don't know if the games contribute to behavior issues or if the children's difficulties make video games more alluring.
Leftover Swap will let you share your unfinished meals with strangers.
July 29, 2013 As part of a bid to reduce wasted food, two former college roommates have come up with Leftover Swap, an app in which you post photos of leftovers for other users to claim.
July 26, 2013 A look at the debate over whether Chromecast is speeding up cord cutting, highlights of our reporting on All Tech and on the air, and some of our favorite links from elsewhere.
July 26, 2013 Sources tell CNET News that government investigators have asked for such data. Whether any company has turned the information over isn't clear. The report is the latest in a string of stories in recent weeks about steps the National Security Agency and FBI are reportedly taking.
Steven Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager of SAC Capital Advisors, didn't see a key email because he gets 1,000 messages a day, his lawyers say.
July 25, 2013 In this age of digital overload, we're forced to pay "continuous partial attention" to the world around us. The problem of too much email is so prevalent that a Wall Street titan is using it as his legal defense. Experts offer tips on dealing with the email onslaught.
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Popular online games like FarmVille use powerful reward systems to get players to spend real-world money on virtual items.
July 24, 2013 Are you addicted to technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on Facebook during Thanksgiving dinner? Many techies and marketers are tapping into powerful reward mechanisms in our brain to make their products as compelling and profitable as possible.
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Need to focus? Apps are available to block you from distraction.
July 23, 2013 Internet users spend more time on social networks and blogs than any other category of sites — often while procrastinating. Millions of users are downloading apps to block themselves from getting distracted by social media.
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