• Living On Bitcoin

    Living On Bitcoin

    Contributor Kevin Cruz writes for BitcoinMagazine and so he knows a few things about Bitcoin. But with the help of a BTC to cash service he tried to live for weeks using only bitcoin. I write for a living and sometimes people pay me in bitcoins.  I’m aware that I’m being paid in a currency that hasn’t reached mainstream adoption, but I keep collecting them to see what… Read More

  • BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

    BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

    Many have called for Sony to release ‘The Interview’ online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this movie for us.” Several major movie chains pulled out of the scheduled Christmas Day release of the film after hacker group Guardians… Read More

  • The Future Of Biometric Marketing

    The Future Of Biometric Marketing

    The current smartwatch and fitness device space is stagnant. The offerings and the devices are a commoditized mess with companies competing for the same consumers – with the same features. There must be more available from these devices than just tracking steps, miles walked, sleep and general activity, right? Read More

  • How To Speak User

    How To Speak User

    This article is an exercise in simultaneously mystifying and demystifying the lingua franca of digital life in order to encapsulate the chronically ironic state of being a user. A companion piece to How To Speak Startup. Read More

  • How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

    How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

    Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and activity trackers like Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, etc. And next year the Apple Watch will likely make the wearable watch the next big thing. Gartner boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar wearable gadgets could save up… Read More

  • BlackBerry Classic | Hands On

    Hands On With The Blackberry Classic

    It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I’m a fan of the $450 Classic and will post a full review on Monday but until then I’ve prepared a brief hands on. I’ve found… Read More

  • North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

    North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

    Here is the latest twist in the ongoing Sony hacking story: after the FBI alleged that North Korea was indeed behind the attack on Sony, North Korea today categorically denied having anything to do with it. According to a BBC report, North Korea’s foreign ministry went as far threatening “grave consequences” and demanding a joint investigation into the allegations. North… Read More

  • Why Is Yahoo Still So Bad At The Basics?

    Why Is Yahoo Still So Bad At The Basics?

    I’m reluctant to cite what I’m about to cite. It’s scathing. It’s scurrilous. It’s caustic criticism that seems often overblown and, in some cases, deliberately devoid of context. It’s the New York Times Magazine‘s condensation of Nicholas Carlson’s book about Marissa Mayer, which is clearly an attempt to do to her what Hatching Twitter did to… Read More

  • After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting started. Companies have been rapidly transitioning their legacy systems to modern IT technology like cloud services, hoping to save money and improve performance in an increasingly competitive world. And while security has always been one… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Milliseconds make a difference when it comes to chat. The less lag, the more it feels like being in the same room. But with texting, we lost the cues like nods and “mmhmm”s that tell you someone heard what you said. Today Facebook Messenger takes a leap forward on both fronts with a big speed improvement across all its versions, and a new animation that shows you whether your… Read More

  • This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat

    This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat

    Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working! It’s a classic scene from basically every spy movie in history. In this case, however, that mystery device is real. Read More

  • Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago”
  • WTF
    Microsoft Employee Pens The Worst/Best Corporate Blog Post Of All Time

    Microsoft Employee Pens The Worst/Best Corporate Blog Post Of All Time

    Recently a Microsoft employee published a blog post on the company’s Office blog. The missive, under the name of Tim Carroll, a “senior product manager on the Office 365 team,” is perhaps the worst and best corporate blog post of all time. A Microsoft spokesperson informed TechCrunch that “the blog post was not properly vetted,” that it has been taken down, and… Read More

  • These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

    These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

    Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand. This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more than pretty much anything else.] Read More

  • How To Speak Startup

    How To Speak Startup

    Hang with startup kids long enough, and you’ll notice that they have their own language. No, bro, it’s a SaaS play in the on-demand food space. Think of it as the Uber for gluten-free Whole Foods delivery, ok? It never ends: We’re actively raising, but really want to make sure that we hit investor-board fit before product-market sync, you know? Read More