• Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs

    Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs

    Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms surrounded by bony plates that are connected by joints.” Other animal tails are cylindrical and therefore easily crushed. The researchers write: Researchers found that the square prototype was… Read More

  • Samsung Electronic’s Earnings Guidance Points To Another Disappointing Quarter

    Samsung Electronic’s Earnings Guidance Points To Another Disappointing Quarter

    Another quarter, another lackluster earnings guidance from Samsung Electronics. Heralded as Apple’s arch rival in “The Great Smartphone War” just two years ago, Samsung’s performance has declined as competition from a bevy of other Android makers cuts into its market share. Read More

  • Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    GlassesGroupGlobal, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A. The round was led by Caixa Capital and Nova Founders Capital, and angel investors including Toivos Annus, Uwe Kolb, and Siegfried Drueker. Read More

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    Pembient Co-Founder George Bonaci Chats About The Plan To 3D Print Animal Parts

    Pembient, the startup that creates genetically identical animal parts in a lab, blew up after we first wrote about them. The founders have been inundated with requests, tweets and the startup was even a number one topic on several Reddit threads for a hot second since launching last month. The popularity is most likely due to the startup’s noble goal to upend the illegal wildlife… Read More

  • It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November

    It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November

    A coalition of home owners and affordable housing activists submitted more than 15,000 signatures today for a ballot initiative in the November election that will more tightly regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb. In response, an organization financially backed by Airbnb called ‘San Francisco For Everyone’ held a rally on the steps of City Hall today urging voters to give the… Read More

  • Microsoft Axes The Xbox Music Brand, Hits Do-Over On Its Music And Video Push

    Microsoft Axes The Xbox Music Brand, Hits Do-Over On Its Music And Video Push

    Microsoft will retool the branding of its entertainment apps that live inside of Windows 10, its new operating system and platform. In a move that I can only describe as curious, if not downright odd, Microsoft is dropping the Xbox branding on its music and video products, changing them, in order, to ‘Groove’ and ‘Music & TV.’ Microsoft’s rebranding… Read More

  • Reddit’s Community: Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Win Without ‘Em

    Reddit’s Community: Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Win Without ‘Em

    You know the story from beginning to end: A regular old website earns popularity, gains top users who are almost celebrities, and then the site dies more quickly than it rose. A lot happens in between, but those are the basics of it. Digg was a perfect example of this. Flickr is another. All of these sites have something in common: A fanatical reliance, if not focus, on… Read More

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    “Hacking Team” Hacked: 400GB of Data Stolen | Crunch Report

    Amazon rolls out improvements to Cloud Drive service, Instagram may be planning 1080px photo resolution, GoPro releases Hero4 Session, Twitter adds balloons to accounts of users celebrating birthdays.

    “Hacking Team” Hacked: 400GB of Data Stolen | Crunch Report
  • What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms Crunch Network

    What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

    On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

  • Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit just admitted it royally screwed up. Not just over the firing of Reddit community manager Victoria Taylor on Friday, but also for not listening to the community over the past several years. Volunteer Reddit moderators systematically shut down threads in protest after hearing of Taylor’s dismissal last week. Many said she was the only moderator who got them and communicated with… Read More

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