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  • The $19 Spark Photon Can Turn Anything Into A Web-Connected Whatsit

    The $19 Spark Photon Can Turn Anything Into A Web-Connected Whatsit

    The original Spark Core was a Kickstarter hit but it had a fatal flaw: you had to be a total electronics nerd to figure it out. Now, however, you can be less of a nerd with the Spark Photon. The Photon is very similar to the original Core but it’s slightly faster and more compact. To use it you connect a sensor or motor to the core and then interact with it using a simple programming… Read More

  • Cool People Play Their Music With An Electric Plasma Spark, Not A Normal Speaker

    Cool People Play Their Music With An Electric Plasma Spark, Not A Normal Speaker

    How do you listen to your music? Headphones you say? Sometimes on an Airplay or Bluetooth speaker? Oh. That’s pretty cool. I just listen to mine on plasma. Dancing electrical sparks that leap between two electrodes and produce a small amount of ozone. No big deal. Just, you know, how cool people do. Actually that’s not how I listen to music, but it could be if I back the ARC… Read More

  • Kickstarter: Spark Will Let You Control Your Lamps With Your Pebble Watch

    Kickstarter: Spark Will Let You Control Your Lamps With Your Pebble Watch

    The creators of Spark, a Wi-Fi-controlled lighting system, has announced that their product will be compatible with the Pebble smart watch, which means you’ll be able to turn your lights on and off from your wrist like a deranged, light-obsessed Dick Tracy. Read More

  • Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets

    Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets

    The Internet is a many-splendored thing. For some it is a fount of knowledge and others a fount of porn. But for those with the Spark, it is a fount of illumination. Minnesota-based Spark is a project that connects lightbulbs to the Internet. By adding a dongle between the lamp and the bulb, you can turn on lights in any room almost anywhere in the world. Want to try it? Go here and Tweet… Read More

  • Microsoft Launch WebsiteSpark: Free Software For Web Developers

    Moments ago Microsoft launched WebsiteSpark, a new program to provide web developers and designers free copies of Microsoft development tools, applications and server licenses for a period of three years. The program is the third and latest launch as part of the ‘spark’ series of outreach and support programs designed to engage communities with new Microsoft products. The… Read More

  • Spark Capital Launches Seed Funding Program Start@Spark

    The latest venture fund to set up a separate seed financing program is Boston-based Spark Capital, a prolific investor in Internet and new media companies such as Twitter, Boxee, Tumblr, Veoh and KickApps. The initiative is dubbed Start@Spark, and is primarily geared towards startups from the Boston and New York areas. Early-stage investments will amount up to $250,000, and will not be… Read More