• Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display. The Kobo Aura H20 basically takes the already-impressive Aura HD, makes the design thinner and lighter, and adds IP67 environmental resistance, which is a tough package to beat. The e-reader… Read More

  • Amazon Promotes Its Student Program With 50 College Scholarships

    Amazon Promotes Its Student Program With 50 College Scholarships

    Amazon announced this morning that it will be offering 50 full-time, undergraduate students with a college scholarship that includes $5,000 toward their tuition as well as an additional $500 to spend on textbooks at Amazon. The scholarships, which will be merit-based, will be distributed in time for fall semester 2015. According to Ripley MacDonald, Director of Student Programs at Amazon… Read More

  • Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    If Disney isn’t already the most magical place on earth, it soon will be. The mega-amusement park has filed three patents to use drones within the park, first spotted by MarketWatch. Within the patents, Disney lists a few different use cases for the drones. The first is that they could carry marionette-version Disney characters, with patent drawings showing something similar to… Read More

  • Kato.im Launches Kato Teams, A Free Chat Platform for Businesses

    Kato.im Launches Kato Teams, A Free Chat Platform for Businesses

    There’s a lot of Alt + Tab (or if you’re on a Mac: Command + Tab) going on when we work, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. Read More

  • Facebook Turns On “Bandwidth Targeting” To Match Mobile Ads To Your Network Quality

    Facebook Turns On “Bandwidth Targeting” To Match Mobile Ads To Your Network Quality

    Facebook today counts more users, and faster growth, outside of its home market of the U.S. than it has inside it, but the U.S. still accounts for nearly half of all the social network’s ad revenues. To help boost the ratio in emerging, rapidly expanding markets, where mobile devices are the primary means for going online, today Facebook said it would turn on a new piece of ad tech… Read More

  • Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month

    Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month

    In today’s cloud storage wars, most companies are defined by the amount of space their users get for the least amount of money. With new pricing and updates to its Pro offering, Dropbox is hoping to show that it can compete on price while also providing greater value to paying users through a number of new features they probably won’t find on other services. Read More

  • A Fancy Cooler Has Stolen The Title Of Most-Funded Kickstarter Project From Pebble

    A Fancy Cooler Has Stolen The Title Of Most-Funded Kickstarter Project From Pebble

    Arguably, Pebble and its record-breaking Kickstarter project woke the slumbering giant that is the smartwatch device category. It should follow, then, that by this time next year we’ll be seeing Android-powered smart coolers from Samsung, LG and every OEM under the sun flooding the market, given that the Coolest Cooler has now knocked the Pebble from its vaunted pedestal, with over… Read More

  • Salesforce Community Adds Customers And Partners To Growing Cloud

    Salesforce Community Adds Customers And Partners To Growing Cloud

    Salesforce.com announced the official release of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud today, essentially making their Communities product released in June, 2013 an official product with a cloud of its own. The idea is to build on the earlier product and give companies a way to build specialized online communities where customers can interact with one another and with company personnel if required. Read More

  • Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion

    Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion

    The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks to consolidate its position as a major player in personal and professional continuing information technology education. “We believe in the vision we have of democratizing professional education,” says Pluralsight chief executive Aaron Skonnard, and apparently the… Read More

  • Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

    Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

    Smart home automation startup Zuli has just raised $1.65 million in venture funding following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company has created the Zuli Smartplug, a connected outlet that plugs into your existing ones and gains Bluetooth LE powers. A single outlet provides basic smart features, including in-home control of lights and appliances plugged into them, but when you get three… Read More