• Facebook, eBay, Vice News And Others First To Support Chrome’s New Push Notifications

    Facebook, eBay, Vice News And Others First To Support Chrome’s New Push Notifications

    With last week’s release of an updated version of the Chrome browser for Android, Google debuted a new feature that will allow websites to engage with mobile users by way of push notifications, making websites more competitive with native apps. Now we know which websites will be among the first to support Chrome push notifications on web and mobile, thanks to additional… Read More

  • New Plate System Lets You 3D Print Like It’s 1989

    New Plate System Lets You 3D Print Like It’s 1989

    If you’re of a certain age and certain technical predilection you’ll remember tractor-feed printers. These printers had little sprocketed wheels that pulled long rolls of paper through, ensuring you got beautiful dot-matrix prints every time. 3D printing is about to have its own 1989 moment, surprisingly, thanks to ECHOdrive. The ECHOdrive is vacuum system that moves a sheet… Read More

  • OneSignal Grabs $2M To Make Push Notifications Less Annoying

    OneSignal Grabs $2M To Make Push Notifications Less Annoying

    OneSignal, which makes it easy for developers to add personalized push notifications to their apps, has raised $2 million in seed funding from Rakuten Ventures, Y Combinator, and angel investors including Justin Kan and Zack Coelius, the founders of Twitch and Triggit respectively. Read More

  • Microsoft Embraces Apple Watch With OneDrive Update For Viewing Photos From Your Wrist

    Microsoft Embraces Apple Watch With OneDrive Update For Viewing Photos From Your Wrist

    Despite having its own wearable on the market with the Microsoft Band, Microsoft will support the Apple Watch, it appears. The company recently rolled out an update to the iOS app for OneDrive, its cloud storage service, which will now allow Apple Watch owners to view their photos saved in OneDrive right from their wrist using Apple’s new smartwatch. This added feature makes OneDrive… Read More

  • Make Your Own BB-8 Droid From A Sphero

    Make Your Own BB-8 Droid From A Sphero

    Word around the outer rim is Ortobix, the company behind the Sphero robotic ball, helped create the rolltastic BB-8 Droid from the upcoming Star Wars movie. And ever since BB-8 rolled across the stage at last week’s Star Wars convention, I’ve wanted one. Well, someone with a bit more gumption than I hacked together a tiny BB-8 from a Sphero and it’s fantastic. From the… Read More

  • How Facebook’s React Native Will Change Mobile Apps

    How Facebook’s React Native Will Change Mobile Apps

    Facebook just open-sourced its React Native framework for building mobile apps. React Native promises to let developers write JavaScript while still delivering a real native user interface. That’s a description that might cause non-technical readers to shrug, but I believe this announcement has some profound implications. React Native will soon transform the entire mobile app… Read More

  • Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices Takes On Lululemon With $1.1 Million In Funding

    Outdoor Voices, an ecommerce-based activewear brand for men and women, has just raised $1.1 million in funding led by General Catalyst. The company is looking to take on Lululemon with a product line that expands beyond the usual black and neon super-sporty look to something that can be both casual and comfortable whether users are working out or lounging. Read More

  • Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

    Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

    Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way. Here’s whats new… Read More

  • Epicurious Brings Cooking Instructions To The Apple Watch With New Smart Timer App

    Epicurious Brings Cooking Instructions To The Apple Watch With New Smart Timer App

    What will recipes look like on the Apple Watch? I’m not sure, but but Condé Nast-owned cooking website Epicurious has taken a stab at figuring it out. Eric Gillin, who became the site’s editorial director last fall, demonstrated a new Smart Timer app for me earlier this month (sadly, he had to do the demo sans Watch). Just as The New York Times plans to deliver one-sentence… Read More

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