• Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

    Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

    As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is one interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school. That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most interesting finding was that 91 percent of college students prefer to take notes by hand. Almost all… Read More

  • HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion FIrst

    HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion FIrst

    What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit me to use some slightly archaic language for the sake of a pun. The tech behind the new… Read More

  • Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

    Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

    Ninja Blocks, the Australian startup that created Ninja Blocks to create physical triggers for IFTTT style recipes that can detect motion, temperature and humidity, a window and door sensor and more, successfully followed those up with the Ninja Sphere, a connected home smart hub which raised over $700,000 AUD back in January on Kickstarter. Now, the company is set to ship the Ninja Sphere, and… Read More

  • MIT Students Use Lasers To Restart Failed 3D Print Jobs

    MIT Students Use Lasers To Restart Failed 3D Print Jobs

    OMG Lasers! A group of MIT students have built a scanning system that allows 3D printers to restart prints after a failure. Why is this important? Because there is nothing more frustrating than running a long print job only to have it fail in the last few minutes. The students, Claudio V. Di Leo, Louise E. van den Heuvel, and Sumant S. Raykar, used a standard Solidoodle printer with a laser on… Read More

  • UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and invited guests on a hot Summer’s day in London. This was the equivalent of holding a pitch event at The White House. Despite its name, the “Pitch 10” event at No.10 Downing… Read More

  • Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

    Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

    In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive. Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million Series A last year, has released its newest product, Vesper, a small vibrator that also doubles as… Read More

  • Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home

    Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home

    Ezeecube wants to be the all-in-one media hub for your home. You can use it to wirelessly back up photos and other files from all your mobile devices and cameras, while removing duplicates and organizing with its photo management software. It also functions as a home media cloud so you can access your files anywhere, while streaming photos and videos to iOS and Android devices, or Windows and… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app. Read More

  • Alibaba Invests $120M In Kabam At A Valuation Above $1B

    Alibaba Invests $120M In Kabam At A Valuation Above $1B

    Chinese conglomerate Alibaba is making another big investment in an American startup. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is investing $120 million in mobile game developer Kabam, best known for games like “Dragons of Atlantis” and for buying the naming rights to UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium. Read More