• Clueless Founder “Hacks” Jason Calacanis’ Voicemail After Spoofing Phone Calls

    Clueless Founder “Hacks” Jason Calacanis’ Voicemail After Spoofing Phone Calls

    I don’t like to bring up these little lapses of judgement (or, in this case, horrendous lapses of reason) but it’s an interesting story and deserves at least a brief mention. An entrepreneur, who shall remain nameless, wanted Jason Calacanis and Tim Ferris to invest in his startup. Instead of emailing the two, the founder spoofed a phone call from Ferris to Calacanis, assuming… Read More

  • Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun

    Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun

    Solid Concepts, a company that specializes in 3D printing in metal and now owned by Stratasys, as announced their second 3D-printed metal gun, the Reason. Their first gun, the 1911, as well as this one were made by sintering – melting – metal powder with a laser. However, from the detail on the barrel and handle it’s clear the company has improved the technology immensely… Read More

  • Middle Eastern E-Commerce Startup Wysada Raises $5M Series A

    Middle Eastern E-Commerce Startup Wysada Raises $5M Series A

    Wysada, an online home furnishings store based in Amman, Jordan, announced today that it has raised a $5 million Series A led by Badia Impact Fund, a venture capital fund owned by Silicon Badia. Strategic investors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and existing investors also participated. Read More

  • New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

    New iPhones Selling Faster Than Galaxy Note 4 In Korea

    In an interesting turn of events, the WSJ is reporting that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 in Korea, a bit of news that should give Samsung pause. Pre-orders for the new phones hit 100,000 on the first day of pre-orders compared to 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4. Analyst Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities said that he expected the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus… Read More

  • Mobile Games Need Their Artists

    Mobile Games Need Their Artists

    With mobile having relatively stabilized the question is what the next generation of games for the platform will look like, and how the industry needs a patron class of publisher to facilitate more creative games. Otherwise mobile may well stall. Read More

  • Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon”

    Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon”

    This past week, Tesla CEO/Living, Breathing Tony Stark/Space X Founder Elon Musk was interviewed at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium. While the whole interview is worth watching, one answer to a question from the audience takes a particularly intense turn. Read More

  • PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

    PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

    Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation. PhotoSpotLand is a new service for those of us who still like to travel with “real” cameras in order to take images that… Read More

  • About That Microsoft Quarterly Report

    About That Microsoft Quarterly Report

    Microsoft’s first quarter of its fiscal 2015 was big. The fiscal quarter, corresponding to the calendar third of 2014, brought stronger than expected revenue and profit. The company’s cloud business continued to grow, Windows Phone put points on the board, Surface took off and Office 365 picked up a grip of new paying users. Read More

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