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  • Will the Internet of Things make us superhuman? Crunch Network

    Will the Internet of Things make us superhuman?

    Technology is quickly redefining what it means to be human. There is no denying that we are considerably different from the people who came before us, not only in that we successfully wield technology to overcome a range of challenges, but we also utilize it to enhance our current condition. Transhumanism will very likely be the next stage of human development. Read More

  • What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers Crunch Network

    What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

    Fitbit is facing a class-action lawsuit regarding the accuracy of their heart-rate data, which have been shown to be inaccurate by a margin of up to 20 beats per minute. This news risks sending back to the drawing board many of us who have been experimenting with biotelemetry. Here we seek to present a balanced view of the state of these and other related issues, and chart a viable path forward. Read More

  • The art of interviewing 10x engineers Crunch Network

    The art of interviewing 10x engineers

    Greylock Talent Partner Dan Portillo sat down with Twitter Head of Revenue Engineering Wade Chambers to outline the best interview process to attract and retain talent. Read More

  • Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy Crunch Network

    Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy

    Drones have the potential to revolutionize our lives in many ways. However, some people have concerns. In the case of drone technology, one we hear often is the possible invasion of privacy. After months of discussions, a collaborative process resulted in a consensus set of voluntary best practices that balance people’s rights to operate drones with all of our rights to privacy. Read More

  • How the VPN industry is creating its stake in online gaming Crunch Network

    How the VPN industry is creating its stake in online gaming

    From single-player, 16-bit 2D arcade games to free-to-play online multi-player games, the gaming industry has come a long way in the last decade. We can only watch with awe as newer games surprise us with their stunning graphics and engaging game play. However, more and more game developers have jumped into the fray and started catering to the online multi-player games genre. Read More

  • Engaging kids in design-based learning Crunch Network

    Engaging kids in design-based learning

    While most kids their age are glued to various digital devices, often wasting hours playing mindless games or watching cat videos, 164 fourth and fifth graders, along with eight elementary school teachers, have been using those same devices to explore new paths to learning. Read More

  • Why startups need a defensive IP strategy Crunch Network

    Why startups need a defensive IP strategy

    One of the things I really love about working with startup founders is that they are by nature an optimistic crowd: They set out to build amazing things, change the world and fundamentally shift the way people view things. What they often don’t realize, though, is that in the midst of brutal competition, the path to scale and success is often lined with unexpected co-travelers and events. Read More

  • “Breaking Good” by teaching kids to hack at R00tz Asylum Crunch Network

    “Breaking Good” by teaching kids to hack at R00tz Asylum

    The news of the DNC email hack has put the issue of securing the US election systems against foreign attacks and boosting the resilience of national critical infrastructure front and center. It has also raised the stakes for solving the shortage of cyber security professionals that can actually address these risks. One way to widen the cyber talent pipeline is to… Read More

  • Journeying from entrepreneur to investor and back again Crunch Network

    Journeying from entrepreneur to investor and back again

    Jonah Goodhart started his entrepreneurial journey while still in college at Cornell University. What started out a bit haphazardly with an email list turned into solid learning opportunities that have informed his business decisions along the way. After the acquisition of his second company, Right Media by Yahoo in 2007, Goodhart decided to go in a different direction and started investing… Read More