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Microsoft's Tech Talent for Good Initiative Helps Local Nonprofits

What with so much money in Silicon Valley, giving back is top of mind and is increasingly part of the overall corporate strategy at companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn, which are donating time (and a good chunk of change) to charitable foundations, schools, and programs for low-income people.

Instagram Introduces Layout, a Better App for Photo Collages

Of the three most important social media apps available — Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — the latter is by far the best. Not only does it give us the peace of mind that Facebook can no longer deliver (too many people addicted to being offended by absolutely everything), it comparatively eliminates the popularity contest of Twitter (verification is so very "we wear pink on Wednesdays"). Instagram's beauty is in its simplicity. Neither fuss nor muss. Just a tranquil stream of images to peruse. Instagram's new app, Layout, will make said stream even prettier.

5 Home Security Gadgets That Will Make You Feel Safer

Some tech companies want to add extra serenity to your life with some pretty nifty home security gadgets to help you feel secure whether you're away or at home. Because no one wants a terrifying "the call is coming from inside the house" moment.

5 Fitness Apps Perfect for Shedding Pounds

After sweating up a storm with 7x7's "50 Ways to a Rockin' Bod," now it's time to turn your attention to your diet. Here are five helpful apps that will help you lose weight while keeping your fitness regimen firmly in check. 

8 Lesser Known Apps Surfers Should Have

Sure, tipping back waves of beer is one way to inner bliss, but nothing compares to catching waves at the beach—that moment when lip crests over you, making you and the wave feel as one. Everything else melts away. Surfing produces powerful healing affects, which is why surf apps need to deliver. Sure, there are the standards like Surfline and Magicseaweed, but there are also many other lesser known but equally helpful apps in the sea perfect for helping you catch the tastiest waves.

LadyMarry, Your Personal Online Wedding Planner

You've finally decided on a wedding date. Now, it’s time to think about the organization—specifically, the venue, the guest list, and the invitations, just to name a few daunting tasks. And don't forget to find the perfect dress, think about floral arrangement, and choose the best (yet most cost-effective) food and music. In the midst of various tasks to get to the "I do," you do not want to lost your mental health. Enter LadyMarry, your online wedding planner.

10 Smart Cycling Gadgets

Must-have gear for San Francisco cyclists.

Whether you're an everyday commuter or weekend road (or off-road) warrior, add these bells and whistles to your cycling must-haves. From GPS navigation handlebars to a smart inflatable helmet, these tech-savvy decides will make your ride easier, safer, and a tad more interesting. 

Christy Turlington, Tim Cook Introduce Apple Watch Today

Today at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive, introduced the world to the Apple Watch. Think of it as a combination of a Fitbit and an iPod Touch—and more.

Help Lyft Donate Rides to 'Dress for Success' Women In Need

In honor of International Women’s Day (you get one day, ladies!), the fine folks at Lyft want to help provide women in need with a ride to and from crucial job interviews. This is where you come in. 

Did You See the Driverless Future Mercedes in SF?

On Thursday morning, a veritable car from the future was spotted zipping around San Francisco. The sleek auto prompted a flurry of Tweets, Instagrams, and Reddit chat, with everyone asking what's up. Turns out Mercedes-Benz was behind the brouhaha. It was all part of the luxury brand's F015 self-driving car concept.

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