• Beacon Is Crowdfunding Journalism In Ferguson, Missouri

    Beacon Is Crowdfunding Journalism In Ferguson, Missouri

    Now this is a startup crowdfunding campaign that I can get behind. Beacon, a Y Combinator-backed startup for crowdfunding journalism, has started a campaign for original news coverage of the protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri. Read More

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    TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

    TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

    Laura Bosworth spends most of her time talking about breasts — nipples, specifically. For the past three years as CEO of TeVido BioDevices, which works with human tissue and 3D printing to create skin and fat grafts, Bosworth has been researching how these products can help breast cancer survivors. For women who survive breast cancer, the damage left behind by lumpectomies or… Read More

  • The Tech Behind 50 Cent’s New SMS Audio Fitness Tracking Earbuds

    The Tech Behind 50 Cent’s New SMS Audio Fitness Tracking Earbuds

    50 Cent’s SMS Audio is holding an event in NYC tonight, but the cat’s out of the bag: the product to be unveiled is a new fitness tracking in-ear headset, which is entirely Intel inside – the technology used was originally developed by Indira Negi, an Intel engineer who created Intel’s smart earbuds reference design, which is what the SMS Audio product will basically… Read More

  • YC-Backed Naytev Enhances Social Media Shares To Drive Website Traffic

    YC-Backed Naytev Enhances Social Media Shares To Drive Website Traffic

    Digital publishers are increasingly reliant on content shared with social networks like Facebook and Twitter to drive readers to their sites. Naytev hopes to optimize the way content is shared by A/B testing headlines and images that make their way to those networks. The Y Combinator startup helps digital publishers increase their traffic and engagement by improving the content that readers… Read More

  • SmartThings Acquired By Samsung For Around $200 Million

    SmartThings Acquired By Samsung For Around $200 Million

    Remember back in July when we said that Samsung was looking to acquire Internet of Things company SmartThings for around $200 million? It just happened. That’s another big exit for a company that got its start on Kickstarter. Apt for their name, SmartThings builds… smart things. Light switches. Water sensors. Door locks. All packaged up and prepped to hook into their iOS/Android… Read More

  • Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer

    In a Reddit AMA session, the Internet Explorer team revealed that it has discussed rebranding the browser. The comment was made in response to a query referring to the negative market perception that Internet Explorer garnered during its Dark Age interregnum. It’s fair to say that Internet Explorer has improved rapidly in recent years. Its brand, however, has lagged. Microsoft has… Read More

  • Unity Will Let You Make Plugin-Free, Browser-Based Games For Free

    Unity Will Let You Make Plugin-Free, Browser-Based Games For Free

    Back in March, Unity announced that they’d soon allow developers to deploy Unity-based games to the web without the need for any plugins, thanks to the magic of WebGL. Unity’s WebGL announcement was pretty light on details — but with the company’s annual Unite conference coming up next week, more details are starting to trickle out. Namely, Unity’s WebGL… Read More

  • Square Wants You To Know Everything’s Perfectly All Right Now. We’re Fine. We’re All Fine Here Now, Thank You. How Are You?

    Square Wants You To Know Everything’s Perfectly All Right Now. We’re Fine. We’re All Fine Here Now, Thank You. How Are You?

    Square just published a blog post outlining and refuting what it says are the “top 10 myths” about the payments company. In some ways, the post is like a general FAQ, saying that, yes, Square does indeed offer customer support, and no, it’s not just for small businesses. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Uber

    Uber epitomizes disruption. The company has changed the way we think about grabbing a ride, incorporating the same technology we take for granted today into a brand new experience for consumers and an opportunity for producers. That said, the company has come up against a number of obstacles and still, it’s valued well north of $10 billion. Read More

  • Watch A Thousand Micro Robots Self-Assemble Into Wild Shapes

    Watch A Thousand Micro Robots Self-Assemble Into Wild Shapes

    The madmen at Harvard have finally done it: they’ve simulated real life swarms with tiny robots, thereby bringing the coming robot apocalypse that much closer. Or maybe they just created some really cool proof-of-concept robotic self-assembly systems. Either way, what you’re seeing is a set of a thousand “kilobots” that can self-assembled into shapes and patterns. The… Read More

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