• Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More

  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

    Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

    Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the low pass filter removed, which should provide greater detail for landscape photographers at the expense of higher moiré) should offer a generous 50.6MP full frame sensor, dual DIGIC6 processors and an ISO… Read More

  • Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

    Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

    Today Airbnb announced that it will soon begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes in four new cities: Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Utah-based Kickstart Seed Fund Raises $39.2 Million

    Utah-based Kickstart Seed Fund Raises $39.2 Million

    Early stage venture capital investors Kickstart Seed Fund announced today that it has raised a $39.2 million investment round from various Utah investors. This is the third round for the seed fund and one of the larger rounds in Utah venture capital history. The Utah-based firm typically invests $500,000-$1 million rounds of capital in local startups. Much of this is in the enterprise… Read More

  • AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

    Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. Sources tell us that the company will lay off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW are both being folded into Engadget, and AOL Autos has already been folded into Autoblog. We reported about AOL… Read More

  • Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

    Nearly two months ago, a young woman was allegedly raped by her Uber driver in New Delhi, India. The incident led to the banning of the service in India and a full-scale investigation there, but the victim has brought her case over to the U.S. now filing a complaint with the Northern District Court of California. The charges raised in the complaint include negligence and fraud, and the victim… Read More

  • Tesla Model X Caught On Video At The Test Track

    Tesla Model X Caught On Video At The Test Track

    A new model Tesla has been caught on camera at the Alameda Airport test track (via Electrek). The car looks pretty similar to a Prius, or perhaps a crossover utility vehicle, and could plausibly be either the Model X SUV Tesla has been working on for years, or, as others are arguing, a prototype of the mass-market Model 3 that the coming is planning to bring to market in the $35,000 price… Read More

  • U.K. Telco BT Sets Out ‘500Mbps’ Broadband Plan By 2025

    U.K. Telco BT Sets Out ‘500Mbps’ Broadband Plan By 2025

    As the U.K.’s political parties sweat their policy wonks to come up with voter-friendly manifestos ahead of the General Election in May, incumbent telco BT has dropped a reminder that broadband upgrades will never be big enough nor fast enough for digital’s cutting edge unless politicians find the willpower and public money to chuck at future-proofing the problem. Read More

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