• Blackberry Announces The $450 Classic, A QWERTY Throwback

    A successor to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 the new Blackberry Classic hearkens back to the days when men were men, women were women, and smartphones were QWERTY. The $450 phone has a full keyboard and 3.5-inch square touchscreen. It also has an 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor. Who is this for? It’s for folks who won’t give up their Blackberries and who… Read More

  • Truly Wireless Lands $1.4M Seed To Turn Your Smartphone Into An Actual Business Phone

    Truly Wireless Lands $1.4M Seed To Turn Your Smartphone Into An Actual Business Phone

    Truly Wireless, a new company launching with a fresh $1.4 million in seed funding, is trying to bring all the same functionality of the classic enterprise telephony system, to the phone you actually use every day, your smartphone. The round was led by Index ventures, Greylock Partners and Boldstart Ventures, with participation from ENIAC ventures and a group of angels. Truly allows companies… Read More

  • Compose Is A Distraction-Free Email App That Only Lets You Write Messages

    Compose Is A Distraction-Free Email App That Only Lets You Write Messages

    Compose, an incredibly simple app that took only about an hour to design and another to build, may not be as ridiculous as it initially sounds. The app serves only one purpose: it lets you shoot off a quick email without having to open your email client application. Not only does that make it quicker for you to compose and send an email, it also means you won’t be distracted by the… Read More

  • Plex Arrives On PS4 And PS3 In Europe And Asia, U.S. Launch Coming Later

    Plex Arrives On PS4 And PS3 In Europe And Asia, U.S. Launch Coming Later

    The one puzzle piece I needed to complete my Ultimate Home Theater setup has finally arrived: Plex is available for PlayStation 4 and PS3 in the U.K, Europe and Asia, with an app live in the PlayStation Store. The Plex app for Sony’s latest console follows the launch of the media streamer on Xbox One back in October. At the time, Plex’s co-founder Scott Olechowski hinted that a… Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives On Android

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives On Android

    When Tile, the square-shaped lost-item tracker that attaches to bags, bikes, key chains and more, announced this fall that it had raised $13 million in funding (a combination of a seed round and Series A investment), the company said it had earmarked some of that money to be put towards hiring more Android engineers. Now that investment has paid off, as Tile today debuts support for… Read More

  • U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

    U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

    The U.S. and Cuba are easing their diplomatic relations, the White House is announcing today, marking a relaxation of a relationship that has remained tense since the Cold War. Part of that easing will include “new efforts to increase Cubans’ access to communications and their ability to communicate freely,” according to information shared by the White House about the scope… Read More

  • Innovation And Investment In 3D Printing Surges

    Innovation And Investment In 3D Printing Surges

    Although the technology hasn’t yet lived up to its hype as the harbinger of a new industrial revolution, investments in 3D printing technology have surged in 2014. Last year, spending on 3D printing and additive manufacturing hit $3.07 billion dollars, according to a report from industry analyst group Wohlers Associates. That number is projected to reach $12.8 billion by 2018, and… Read More

  • Stayful, The Priceline For Boutique Hotels, Comes To iOS

    Stayful, The Priceline For Boutique Hotels, Comes To iOS

    Stayful, the travel site launched last year and founded by industry execs from Expedia and Hotels.com, has now gone mobile with today’s debut of an iOS application. The new app allows travelers to find the best rates at independent, boutique hotels across the U.S. including cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, L.A., San Francisco, Houston, Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, Savannah… Read More

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