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  • Russian VC Firm NGI Will Invest Heavily in French Startups

    Russian VC Firm NGI Will Invest Heavily in French Startups

    Russia was once known for its undying adoration for all things French back in the day, and a century and a half later you could argue that some of that spark is still hanging around. New Generation Investment, the Russian VC firm part-owned by Leonid Reiman, former Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, has announced that it would like to start investing into the startup scene… Read More

  • French police saved millions by switching to Ubuntu

    French police saved millions by switching to Ubuntu

    French officials from Gendarmerie Nationale reported recently that they’ve saved millions of dollars by migrating their desktop infrastructure away from Windows to Ubuntu. The Gendarmerie started moving away from Windows in 2005 when they replaced MS Office with OpenOffice across their entire organization. Read More

  • Orange to screw French, tastefully, with FranciPhone

    Mac4Ever.com is reporting that the iPhone in France will cost 149 euro for the 8GB and 199 euro for the 16GB. While this is total and absolute bullshit – this $1-to-1 euro scam CE manufacturers have going on is as ludicrous as their $1-to-1 British pound crap that they try to pull in England – it means folks will be paying $200 and $250 respectively for hardware that costs… Read More

  • Video: Apple Product Evolution from 1976 to 2008

    Fabien Thomas made this little video that I’m sure has been done before. He’s a French Masturbateur Visuel. Yeah, I don’t know. FAN [Fabien Thomas] Read More

  • Robot portrait artist to replace the French entirely

    Robot portrait artist to replace the French entirely


    Roboteer Sylvain Calinon, who dabbles in human-robot interaction, has created a robot specially designed to put an entire class of Frenchman out of business. He’s Swiss, so that makes some sense, but all national rivalries aside he’s made a pretty cool little bot. This thing has facial recognition built in, and snaps a picture when you sit down in front of it. It then draws you… Read More

  • France wants Amazon to gouge book buyers, or else

    France wants Amazon to gouge book buyers, or else

    The other day at the subway station, a Frenchman asked me if I could spare him a dime so he could buy a bottle of pop. Soda. Whatever you call it from wherever you are right now. Anyway, I didn’t have any cash on me so I couldn’t help him out. But it got me to thinking. This guy probably would have had that dime if he didn’t have to pay full price for books all the time… Read More

  • Fill your house with Plant Breath using these filters

    Fill your house with Plant Breath using these filters

    Unsatisfied with current air filtration methods, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created this excellent little thing that would look at home in Sleeper or The Jetsons. It’s called the “Bel-Air,” believe it or not, and it uses the natural processes of the plant inside the dome, roots and all, to filter out some nasty household pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. I… Read More