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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  • MediumSounds Mashes Up Medium And SoundCloud To Feature Audio On Your Post

    MediumSounds Mashes Up Medium And SoundCloud To Feature Audio On Your Post

    Medium does a lot of things well. Its easy-to-use interface for composing blog posts creates a clean, distraction-free environment for the reader. But one thing it doesn’t do well is audio. Music, radio shows, and podcasts aren’t a featured part of the product. London-based developer Roman Mittermayr put together MediumSounds so he could mash together what he liked about the… Read More

  • Get Out Your Burn Book Because Mean Girls The Mobile Game Is Coming To iOS

    Get Out Your Burn Book Because Mean Girls The Mobile Game Is Coming To iOS

    Have you been personally victimized by Regina George? You can now play her in a game. The aptly named gaming company So Much Drama is bringing a reimagined version of the film Mean Girls to iOS. Similar games such as Mean Girls High School Showdown for web and Mean Girls DS for PlayStation exist, but this is the first time a game based on the popular chick flick is available on iPad… Read More

  • SMS-Based Recommendation Engine Cloe Aims To Outsmart Siri

    SMS-Based Recommendation Engine Cloe Aims To Outsmart Siri

    Despite being on our phones for years, Siri still often gets confused by our questions. Cloe, an SMS-based recommendation engine, adds a human understanding that provides context to our queries. And Cloe co-founder Chase Hildebrand hopes his text-based service will become the better Siri for finding out the best of everything around you. Read More

  • 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

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