Sarah Buhr

Sarah Buhr

I like writing about tech culture, biotech and sundry other interests. Consumer of fancy tea and kombucha. ENFP.

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  • Smart Helmet Maker Skully Has Raised Another $1.5 Million

    Smart Helmet Maker Skully Has Raised Another $1.5 Million

    Last summer, Skully, the motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, became the fourth-most popular Indiegogo campaign in history. According to an SEC filing, it’s raised another $1.5 million. The financing, which took the form of convertible securities, was added to existing cash that Skully had raised through its crowdfunding campaign and previous fundraising. Read More

  • 8 Smart Kitchen Gadgets Of The Future

    8 Smart Kitchen Gadgets Of The Future

    The Internet of Things has entered the kitchen space. Everything from an app to turn on your coffee maker to a pan that monitors heat on your iPhone to cook the perfect steak is so close we can (almost literally) taste it. Here are some of the top tech gadgets making their way to our cookery in the near future. Read More

  • Online Gaming Giant Kixeye Holds Large Scale Layoffs, Cutting As Much As 25% Of Staff

    Online Gaming Giant Kixeye Holds Large Scale Layoffs, Cutting As Much As 25% Of Staff

    Kixeye, the San Francisco-based online gaming giant, held layoffs yesterday as part of a larger reorganization of the company, sources tell TechCrunch. According to two sources, more than 100 people representing as much as 25 percent of Kixeye’s staff have been let go. The layoffs were conducted across the board, we’re told, and included entire teams in the engineering… Read More

  • Carrot Hunger Is An App That Shames You Into Eating Healthier

    Carrot Hunger Is An App That Shames You Into Eating Healthier

    Brian Mueller’s Carrot suite of apps have become popular by sadistically pushing users into better behaviors. The latest is Carrot Hunger, an artificially intelligent calorie counter that will shame or reward you for your eating habits. The app lets you scan food bar codes and log what you’ve had for the day to keep an accurate account of what you’re stuffing your face with. Read More

  • Semantic Analysis Of Startup L. Jackson Points To Dustin Curtis

    Semantic Analysis Of Startup L. Jackson Points To Dustin Curtis

    With over 26k followers, Twitter persona Startup L. Jackson is a shining star in Silicon Valley’s Twitter constellation. He (she?) often tweets out pithy commentary on investor inside information, tech culture and funny startup minutiae. Since it started tweeting in August 2011, many in the tech community have tried to guess the infamous parody account’s real identity, but up until… Read More

  • Twitter Plans To Increase Revenue With Ads On Publisher’s Apps

    Twitter Plans To Increase Revenue With Ads On Publisher’s Apps

    Twitter reportedly has a new advertising strategy – sell ads within third-party apps. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social media network revealed the new plan to expand advertising revenue during a presentation at CES. “Advertisers and agency executives said that was a big focus of Twitter’s pitch during CES this week,” writes the WSJ. “The company… Read More

  • Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick is a desktop and iOS app that aims to help you find time a good meeting time for a group of people. Instead of blasting an email out to everyone with a bunch of random times in hopes one of those works out, it collects info from all your calendars and determines when everyone has time to get together. The app quietly launched on the App Store a couple of days ago without much fan fare. Read More

  • Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Edward Snowden says in a new interview with NOVA Next that the U.S. government wrongly promotes cyber offense strategies at the expense of weakening the system and leaving it open to cyber attacks from the black market. “We’re creating a class of Internet security researchers who research vulnerabilities, but then instead of disclosing them to the device manufacturers to get… Read More

  • Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity

    Code.org Launches U.S. Teacher Training Program In Districts With Highest Diversity

    Code.org’s Code Studio will be training teachers in 60 different school districts in the U.S., including the 7 largest school districts with the highest diversity in the country. The New York City Department of Education, the Los Angeles Unified School District and Chicago Public Schools are districts that account for some of the lowest-income and highest diversity populations in… Read More

  • Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    Kraftwerk Is A Power Plant That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

    It looks and acts like a battery pack but kraftwerk is actually the first hand-held fuel cell generator that can regenerate energy in less than 3 seconds. And it can power all your mobile devices for weeks. kraftwerk, which translates to “power station” in German, is the product of eZelleron, an engineering team that spun out of German research firm Fraunhofer… Read More

  • The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie

    The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie

    Taking lots of selfies is not currently considered a mental disorder, but the amount of products coming out to support our selfie obsession is ridick. There’s the selfie stick, toasted selfies and now there’s even the Belfie, a selfie stick for your butt. Kim Kardashian came up with the term while striking a pose of her behind in the mirror for Instagram one day. Model Cheryl Cole… Read More

  • Cuff Raises $5 Million Series A And Partners With Richline To Bring Smart Jewelry To The Mainstream

    Cuff Raises $5 Million Series A And Partners With Richline To Bring Smart Jewelry To The Mainstream

    Fashion-savvy wearable jewelry startup Cuff announced a new partnership with one of the largest jewelry manufacturers in the U.S. today. Cuff is teaming up with Richline to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other fine jewelry items for everyone from Tiffany’s and QVC to Macy’s. “Think of it like Intel Inside for computers but this is using our CuffLinc… Read More

  • Twitter Is Back

    Twitter Is Back

    Twitter went down for over an hour this evening, setting in a slight digital panic across the Internets. Twitter messaged that it’s aware of the Timeline issue and working on whatever happened there now. You could tweet earlier. You could go to people’s profiles and see their latest tweet. You could even tweet that Twitter was down. Only some people could see that tweet… if… Read More

  • Cap Tables May Be Broken But What Can Be Done To Fix Them?

    Cap Tables May Be Broken But What Can Be Done To Fix Them?

    Cap tables are not just broken, they’re stuck on Excel spreadsheets and archaic paper systems. This leaves a lot of room for human entry errors and a gaping lack of information to the shareholders. But what can be done to fix the problem? Suggestions include everything from documents shared in the cloud to adding records to the blockchain. Henry Ward, founder of eShares, an online… Read More

  • Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

    If you are anything like me you’d rather order the food than make it in your kitchen. But every so often in the cold of winter I get the itch to play Martha Stewart. The problem is I’m missing key ingredients in almost every recipe I want to try. Pinterest-like recipe platform Yummly is hoping to solve that for those like myself by partnering with grocery delivery startup… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah

    Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is this generation’s version of Oprah. His crowd-sourced New Year’s resolutions post on Facebook prompted Zuck to start a book club this year. The club is so influential that the paperback version of the first book Zuck chose to read for the group,”The End of Power” has now sold out on Amazon. The book, an exploration of  how power… Read More

  • When Is Twitter Adding That Promised Group DM Feature?

    When Is Twitter Adding That Promised Group DM Feature?

    Private group messaging is a feature Twitter is supposedly working on and that many have been waiting to come out for a while, but we’ve yet to see. Read More

  • Strings Is A Messaging App That Will Let You Un-Text Someone

    Strings Is A Messaging App That Will Let You Un-Text Someone

    You might be in a panic after re-reading a string of textually explicit novellas you vaguely remember typing at 2 o’clock this morning. While that train wreck likely can’t be undone, all trace of it could have been erased from your phone and anyone else’s if you had shared it using an app called Strings. The app requires all parties to already have the app installed… Read More

  • How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

    How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

    From Smartphone selfie sticks to pyrotechnics, this is how we digitally ring in 2015 around the world… Read More

  • Tech To Save You From Your Drunk Self On New Year’s Eve

    Tech To Save You From Your Drunk Self On New Year’s Eve

    The safest thing you could possibly do on New Year’s Eve is not drink, not go out, not do anything. You’re probably going to go out, anyway. You’re probably going to go to some party and you’re probably going to drink. A lot. You’ll dance terribly. You’ll tell someone that you love them. This person is someone you do not love. New Year’s Day is also… Read More

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