• Apple Said To Be Looking To Bring Display Chip Design Mostly In-House

    Apple Said To Be Looking To Bring Display Chip Design Mostly In-House

    Apple is looking to acquire a 55 percent stake in a joint venture between Sharp and Taiwanese company Powerchip formed to develop chips for use in smartphone displays, according to a new report by Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper. The stake Apple is after is currently owned by Renesas Electronics, and the division is called Renesas SP Drivers. It consists of around 240 Japan-based… Read More

  • Much Of Intel’s $740M Cloudera Investment Likely Went To Existing Shareholders

    Much Of Intel’s $740M Cloudera Investment Likely Went To Existing Shareholders

    Yesterday’s blockbuster news that Intel had invested $740 million in Hadoop-focused Cloudera was a surprise. The market hadn’t expected Intel’s investment to be so large. The deal was so large that industry watchers like TechCrunch and VC Experts ticked through Cloudera’s seventh amended and restated certificate of incorporation, and tried to square the firm’s… Read More

  • MaxField Powers Magnetic Receptive Walls

    Correlated Magnetics Research Brings MaxField Polymagnets To A Wall Near You

    We first told you about Correlated Magnetics Research’s programmable magnets last year. The company’s patented technology allows them to flexibly control the magnetic field shape of the magnets they create. In essence, the company can program the north/south polarity of the magnets as though they are “printing” it on them. It allows for many different configurations… Read More

  • Google Bus Protests Get Colorful Ahead Of Hearing On City Shuttle Program

    Google Bus Protests Get Colorful Ahead Of Hearing On City Shuttle Program

    Oh San Francisco. Just a month after Google agreed to give $6.8 million to support free rides for low-income youth on the city’s public transit system, activists are out again in force. They staged a protest ahead of a city vote on whether a pilot program to manage tech commuter shuttles is exempt from environmental review. Activists blocked a bus at 24th and Valencia, this time… Read More

  • The Spritz Speed Reading App | Hands On

    Spritz Launches SDK To Bring Its Speed-Reading Technology To Websites And Apps

    It was only a month ago that a small startup out of Massachusetts called Spritz released a demo of its technology that purports to help people read text twice as fast as normal. In the weeks since then, the video has gone viral, and more than 10 million people have asked the same question: “When can I use this myself?” Since Spritz is a proprietary technology, not an app on its… Read More

  • TaskRabbit For Business Service Portal Quietly Disappears

    TaskRabbit For Business Service Portal Quietly Disappears

    TaskRabbit for Business, the errands marketplace’s business-focused web portal announced at the beginning of last year, has quietly disappeared. Links to this particular service, which was aimed at companies looking for temp workers, have been instead redirecting users to the main TaskRabbit sign-up form instead. However, TaskRabbit claims that the business offering was not shut… Read More

  • April Fools’ 2014: The Round-Up Of The Best

    April Fools’ 2014: The Round-Up Of The Best

    It’s that time of year again, friends. The day when “up” becomes “down”, lies become truth, dogs become people, and when the Internet becomes a liiiittle bit unbearable for a day or so. It’s April Fools’ Day! Yay. As is something of a tradition around these parts, we’re keeping a big running list of the best (/worst?) of today’s gags… Read More

  • Google Said To Be Bringing Background Blur, Third-Party Filters And More To Android Camera App

    Google Said To Be Bringing Background Blur, Third-Party Filters And More To Android Camera App

    Google is working on a new and improved camera app for Android-powered smartphones, according to a new report by Engadget. The company plans to overhaul the user interface, but also add new features like the ability to selectively defocus the background on portrait shots, as well as better Panorama and Photo Sphere capture. The update will reportedly come via a standalone update to just the… Read More

  • Homestar Runner Springs Back From The Dead, Releases New Stuff For The First Time In Four Years

    Homestar Runner Springs Back From The Dead, Releases New Stuff For The First Time In Four Years

    ♫Everybody. EVERYBOOOODY!♫ Homestar Runner, the site that introduced an entire generation of kids to wasting all of their time on the Internet, has been updated for the first time in four years. Read More

  • Fitmob Wants To Bring Impromptu Workouts To The Office

    Fitmob Wants To Bring Impromptu Workouts To The Office

    Fitmob, the recently launched startup that wants to help people find and try local workouts in their cities, is working on bringing fitness to an unlikely place — the office. fitOffice basically gets together a group of 10 to 15 employees to work out together at the office or in a nearby park with one of fitmob’s trainers. Read More

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