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Snapchat Stories Can Now Live Outside the App

If recent trends are any indication, the future of social media lives in Stories—those short bursts of customizable, compilable videos and images that stay online for just 24 hours—and every platform wants to make their version the one you use exclusively. Last week, Facebook announced a desktop upload tool for its Stories feature, hoping to entice Facebookers to create content […]

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Ralph Lauren's Olympic Jacket Uses Heat-Conducting Ink

When the American Olympic team rolls into PyeongChang for this year’s Winter Olympic games, they’re not going to be cold. The team’s opening and closing ceremony uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, nod to iconic symbols of American fashion—jeans, wool sweater, mountaineering boots, and brown suede explorer gloves—while prioritizing warmth in the chilly South Korean winter. There’s also another high-tech advantage: […]

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For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

Last year, a small Swedish startup made waves with what it called the world’s first form of “digital contraception.” The company’s product, a smartphone app called Natural Cycles, pairs with a thermometer to track women’s basal temperature every day, then uses that data to make predictions about ovulation. Rather than curbing ovulation, like an oral contraceptive, Natural Cycles gives women […]

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