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  • I/O Ventures VC Paul Bragiel Goes On Hiatus To Train For The Winter Olympics

    I/O Ventures VC Paul Bragiel Goes On Hiatus To Train For The Winter Olympics

    Some VCs are into kite-surfing. Some do triathlons. Then there’s i/o Ventures managing director Paul Bragiel, who has spent the last two and a half months in the Nordics, either cross-country skiing for two to four hours per day or doing “swamp training,” where he runs through bogs for several hours. His dream? To compete in the Winter Olympics, which are just eight months… Read More

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    Electric Kool-Aid iOS 7 Test

    Electric Kool-Aid iOS 7 Test

    Flat, man. Flat is free. It doesn’t tell us what to think. We don’t need those metaphors. Skeuomorphism was a trap. A mental prison, holding us back. Let the people decide for themselves what a calendar or a notepad looks like, and their eyes will open wide. {**continue transmission from the brain of Jony Ive**} Read More

  • Girl Loses Friends Because Her Phone Is Too Big To Carry

    Girl Loses Friends Because Her Phone Is Too Big To Carry

    Somewhere on the dance floor, she vanished. It would have a been no problem, except her smartphone was so large she left it at coat check. In the pursuit of a big, beautiful screen, she’d sacrificed why people carry phones in the first place. We had no way to find her in the massive nightclub, and we never saw her again. Read More

  • Google Admits It Spams The Hell Out Of You In New Gmail Commercial

    Google Admits It Spams The Hell Out Of You In New Gmail Commercial

    Got so many Google+, YouTube, Google Offers, and Zagat emails you want to scream? Google’s got you covered. No, it’s not sending you less spam. It’s organizing your spam into tabs! Google’s blatant attempt to cross-promote its bevy of services in the video for the quite possibly awesome new Gmail inbox leaves it seeming like a sketchy foreigner who just needs $200 to… Read More

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    For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music

    For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music

    Andrew Mason must be some kind of spirit animal of optimism. We assumed he was kidding when today he wrote that he had recorded “a seven song album of motivational business music”. Just three months ago the founder and CEO got booted from Groupon. But we’ve just confirmed with him that his album “Hardly Workin'” is for real. Hold on to your ear holes, startup people. Read More

  • Lightsaber FIght Vs. PR2 Robot

    Watch Robots Fight With Lightsabers At Google I/O [TCTV]

    Meet the PR2 personal robot from Willow Garage. The human-sized bot can learn to fold clothes and do other activities via voice commands, and it can even get into sword fights. Watch as I challenge the PR2 to a lightsaber duel today at Google I/O, and learn how Willow Garage could help anyone run their own experiments with robots. Read More

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    What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video

    What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video

    Every now and then I see something so ridiculously stupid, it’s just begging to be called out. That’s the case with this promotional video from the kind folks at Rippln, which is more or less a two-minute case study in how not to pitch your soon-to-be ultra-viral app to the general public, or the press, or potential employees or investors. Read More

  • Vine, The App That Eats Your Precious Memories

    Vine, The App That Eats Your Precious Memories

    No app has ever broken my heart quite like Vine, Twitter’s six-second animation maker. You capture a scene, then pocket your phone while you think of a witty way to describe. But when you open it a few minutes later or the app randomly crashes, it’s gone. That moment, that memory, deleted. I still love Vine, but I’ll never forgive it for the visions it stole from me. Read More

  • Facebook Forces You To Smile When You’re Unhappy (Update: Smile Turned Upside Down)

    Facebook Forces You To Smile When You’re Unhappy (Update: Smile Turned Upside Down)

    “Success Theater” means only sharing an idealized version of yourself where you’re always happy. Now a bug in Facebook’s new mood sharing feature is taking that concept way too literally. Select that you’re “Unhappy” and Facebook adds a smiley face to your post instead of a frown emoticon. Read More

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    Jack Dorsey Fights Robots In His Own Unauthorized Comic Book

    Jack Dorsey Fights Robots In His Own Unauthorized Comic Book

    He might not be bulletproof, but simultaneously running Twitter and Square qualifies Jack Dorsey as a superhero. This week a new unauthorized comic book about him was released, called “Jack Dorsey: Co-Founder of Twitter #1″. Check out these page scans posted by Comic Book Resources that preview his quest to recover stolen quantum networking technology. Read More