• LG And Mercedes-Benz Team Up To Develop A System To Power Self-Driving Cars

    LG And Mercedes-Benz Team Up To Develop A System To Power Self-Driving Cars

    LG is partnering up with Mercedes-Benz as it looks enable a smarter, more autonomous driving experience for the future. Read More

  • Hollywood’s Streaming Nemesis Popcorn Time Gets A VPN, But You’ll Have To Pay For It

    Hollywood’s Streaming Nemesis Popcorn Time Gets A VPN, But You’ll Have To Pay For It

    Popcorntime.io has added an optional VPN to its free movie and TV show streaming service, which is Hollywood’s worst nightmare, but users will have to pay to use it. Read More

  • Viewers Worldwide Are Torrenting ‘The Interview’ Despite U.S.-Only Release

    Viewers Worldwide Are Torrenting ‘The Interview’ Despite U.S.-Only Release

    Yesterday, Sony made “The Interview” available online through Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video. Unfortunately, the film was restricted to the U.S. only, so viewers in other countries either had to celebrate Christmas with a Yule Log video or run off to a torrent site. Read More

  • Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

    Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation

    Preventing disease is the Holy Grail of modern medicine. Many diseases plaguing society today are chronic and brought on by lifestyle choices; others have their roots in genetic or environmental factors. Either way, the ability of the healthcare community to prevent disease is heavily influenced by information. Gather the right data with enough warning time to impact the outcome, and most… Read More

  • In Holiday Document Dump, NSA Declassifies Compliance Errors

    In Holiday Document Dump, NSA Declassifies Compliance Errors

    The National Security Agency (NSA) on Christmas Eve released a grip of compliance reports  that detail its own admitted failures to always operate inside the orbit of the law. The reports spanned a 12 year period, from 2001 to 2013.  According to the agency, Executive Order 12333 — a controversial Regan-era law — “requires” the NSA to detail and report… Read More

  • The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)

    The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)

    The first iteration of Google Glass was a flop with consumers (almost from the beginning), most wearables ultimately go unworn, and even boosters bemoan the state of the current wearable market for consumers. Amid all the gloom there’s one trillion dollar bright-spot for the wearable marketplace. From the voice activated communication and logistics devices made by Theatro, to the… Read More

  • Being A Leader Sometimes Means Finding The Willingness And Courage To Be Led

    Being A Leader Sometimes Means Finding The Willingness And Courage To Be Led

    A popular post on Quora by an early-stage startup founder triggered over 100 responses and more than 150,000 views — myself included. In the post, the founder (who remained anonymous) asked the community for some advice …. Read More

  • Hackers Take Credit For PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Outages On Christmas

    Hackers Take Credit For PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Outages On Christmas

    Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gaming networks. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Read More

  • Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. While this won’t get you a golden ticket into the actual festival, gifting something without expecting anything… Read More

  • Careful With That Drone Now

    Careful With That Drone Now

    So you got a drone for Christmas (or an unmanned flying vehicle, as the FAA likes to call it, or a quadcopter, if you prefer). That’s awesome. But don’t just head into your backyard and try to fly it without any preparation (unless it’s one of those Parrot MiniDrones, of course). As we reported earlier this week, the FAA would like you to follow a couple of common sense… Read More

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