• SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming ‘Counter-Strike’

    SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming ‘Counter-Strike’

    An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker ‘Kootra‘ was published today. Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in response, erroneously. The police are led to believe that they need to roll… Read More

  • Microsoft Promises To Remove Scammy Apps From The Windows Store, Kills Off 1,500 Apps To Start

    Microsoft Promises To Remove Scammy Apps From The Windows Store, Kills Off 1,500 Apps To Start

    The Windows app store has a problem: it’s full of garbage. Today, after a bit of good ol’ Internet backlash, Microsoft is pledging to fix it. Read More

  • Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

    Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

    Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into the world, venture investing in hardware has gone from non-existent to mainstream. Read More

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets

    Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 3 To 25 New Markets

    In keeping with prior expectations, Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out its Surface Pro 3 tablet-hybrid to 25 new markets over the next 24 hours. With the 25 new markets all live, Surface Pro 3 will be available in a total of 28 markets. The rollout of the device has therefore been quite constrained to date. Microsoft also detailed in a post today that the new Surface dock… Read More

  • Broad Range Of Public Tech Firms Trade For Record Prices

    Broad Range Of Public Tech Firms Trade For Record Prices

    All the talk of a bubble isn’t slowing down public interest in technology shares. Today, Apple, TubeMogul and Arista Networks set new record highs. TubeMogul and Arista both recently went public. Other firms, like Microsoft are trading near local maximums. MobileIron set an all-time high yesterday, managed a new intra-day high today, and is up strongly in the past few trading sessions. Read More

  • Y Combinator | Incubated

    Incubated: Y Combinator’s Approach To Finding And Helping Startups Become Big Winners

    Y Combinator is the most famous of all startup accelerators out there, thanks to success of companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, all of which have gone through its program. But how does YC do it? What sets it apart from some of the other accelerators out there, and why does it seem like its alumni companies are disproportionately successful? Read More

  • 3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

    3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

    Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Read More

  • Why More Companies Should Submit To Peer Review

    Why More Companies Should Submit To Peer Review

    Academia is governed by a process called “peer review,” which ensures research is validated and reasoning is sound. More simply – it weeds out the real insights from the fluff. Meanwhile, most corporate data (think surveys, white papers), is made public after only an internal, inherently biased review. With recent backlash toward Facebook’s emotions experiment… Read More

  • How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

    How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

    Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links? There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users. No longer! Read More

  • Ruben Bolling Talks About Cartooning As A Career In The Internet Age

    Ruben Bolling Talks About Cartooning As A Career In The Internet Age

    It’s back to school time and we decided to share some insight and advice from some amazing people. The first participant in our BTS school series of interviews is Ruben Bolling (pictured here), a lawyer-turned-cartoonist who moved from print to a primarily online presence thanks to his poignant, pithy, and hilarious art. Read More