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IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing
Lori Zimmer, inhabitat.com

Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced citizens will not only have privacy and comfort…



WWF Report: Wild Vertebrate Populations Have Dropped 52% Since 1970
Beverley Mitchell, inhabitat.com

The World Wildlife Fund’s annual Living Planet Report surveys over 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The 2014 report has just been released and it shows populations of wild vertebrate species decli…


Apple is showing off its watch to the public in Paris for just one day
By Josh Lowensohn, theverge.com
When Apple debuted its watch earlier this month, it was keen to invite fashion bloggers and the press. Now it’s letting anyone see it, as long as they’re in Paris today and don’t mind staring at it through glass. The company is showing off its wat…

Apple is showing off its watch to the public in Paris for just one day
By Josh Lowensohn, theverge.com

When Apple debuted its watch earlier this month, it was keen to invite fashion bloggers and the press. Now it’s letting anyone see it, as long as they’re in Paris today and don’t mind staring at it through glass. The company is showing off its wat…



Facebook Will Use Facebook Data to Sell Ads on Sites That Aren’t Facebook
Peter Kafka, recode.net

Investors and analysts spent years clamoring for Facebook to start up an ad network, and earlier this year it obliged them.

And now Facebook is rolling out another one.

Caveat — this isn’t an ad network in a formal sense. But it’s going to be…



‘Apps for Health’ section hits App Store following Apple’s release of Healthkit enabled iOS 8.0.2
Seth Weintraub, 9to5mac.com

Now that Apple is 8.0.2 rolled out and we’re all relatively stable with a Healthkit-enabled OS, Apple is giving us a new section of the App Store for health-related apps.

Experience an entirely new approach to wellness where your fitness app can…


An audacious plan to fix the Internet’s original sin
BY ERIN GRIFFITH, fortune.com
Can a hot, new social network survive without advertising?The social networking site Ello is just five weeks old, but damn if it hasn’t made an impression. In the past week, the site has exploded on social media, starting with the LGBTQ communi…

An audacious plan to fix the Internet’s original sin
BY ERIN GRIFFITH, fortune.com

Can a hot, new social network survive without advertising?

The social networking site Ello is just five weeks old, but damn if it hasn’t made an impression. In the past week, the site has exploded on social media, starting with the LGBTQ communi…



Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health
Mark Sullivan, venturebeat.com

We’re at the end of the beginning of a consumer-centric health revolution — and so far, it’s been pretty boring.

With Apple and its partners still not saying a whole lot about how HealthKit and its Health app will work, and with HealthKit’s…



Secret, The Anonymous App Worth $100 Million, Launches A Spin-Off Notification App Called ‘Ping’
Alyson Shontell, businessinsider.com

On Friday evening, the team behind anonymous app Secret launched a new app, Ping. Recode first spotted the app. Secret is an app that’s less than one year old, founded by David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, that has raised more than $25 millio…



16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough
Beverley Mitchell, inhabitat.com

Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, all 16, have won the Google Science Fair 2014. Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis, aims to provide a solution to low crop yields by pairing a nitrogen-fixing bacteria tha…



German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources
Charley Cameron, inhabitat.com

Wildpoldsried, a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany’s extraordinary renewable energy transformation. Over the past 17 years, the village has invested in a holistic range of renewable energy projects that inclu…



3D Printing With Sand Using The Power Of The Sun
Greg Kumparak, techcrunch.com

“So what are you doing this weekend, Markus?”

“Oh, you know. Heading out to the desert and harnessing the power of the sun to make a 3D printer that can print objects out of sand. You?”

“… catching up on Breaking Bad.”

You know…



Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to address cellular and Touch ID issues in previous update
Mike Beasley, 9to5mac.com

Apple has finally released iOS 8.0.2 to address the issues discovered in yesterday’s 8.0.2 update on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new release includes all of the HealthKit and keyboard fixes, among others, as well as the ability to actually make…



Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees
Susan Daugherty, nationalgeographic.com

Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture could be transformed by micro and “soft” robots.

Editor’s note: Robert Wood is one of National Geographic’s 2014 emerging explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow’s visionaries—those mak…


'Bigger than Heartbleed': Bash bug could leave IT systems in shellshock
Claire Reilly, cnet.com
A new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug could spell disaster for major digital companies, small-scale Web hosts and even Internet-connected devices.The quarter-century-old security flaw allows malicious code execution…

'Bigger than Heartbleed': Bash bug could leave IT systems in shellshock
Claire Reilly, cnet.com

A new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug could spell disaster for major digital companies, small-scale Web hosts and even Internet-connected devices.

The quarter-century-old security flaw allows malicious code execution…


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