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  • DigitalGlobe’s new imaging satellite makes it to space

    DigitalGlobe’s new imaging satellite makes it to space

    This morning, the United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas 5 401 rocket loaded with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 satellite into space. The satellite will create a new pipeline for sending high quality satellite imagery back to earth. DigitalGlobe worked with Lockheed Martin to build a satellite capable of taking crystal-clear photos from 400 miles away while moving at 17,000 mph. WorldView… Read More

  • The Atlas Wristband 2 offers an interesting but limited spin on fitness trackers

    The Atlas Wristband 2 offers an interesting but limited spin on fitness trackers

    It’s tough standing out in the increasingly overcrowded world of fitness trackers. Though, to be fair, standing out from the pack has never really been one of Atlas Wearables‘ issues. It’s a strange-looking thing. The sort of thing that, even in this enlightened age of ubiquitous wearables, people look at the Wristband 2 with slight disbelief. It’s an odd-looking thing. Read More

  • Bigelow Aerospace partners with ULA to launch private space habitats

    Bigelow Aerospace partners with ULA to launch private space habitats

    Through a new partnership announced this week, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will work with Bigelow Aerospace to launch a large inflatable habitat on an Atlas V rocket in 2020. The size of the habitat will be based off of Bigelow’s B330 module, which is named for its total expanded volume of 330 cubic meters. The announcement comes shortly after Bigelow Aerospace had their smaller… Read More

  • Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

    Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

    There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching on Kickstarter today. Enflux, a Y Combinator-backed company, is starting a Kickstarter today for its sensor-laden workout outfit (that can even go in a washing machine). And it’s basically all thanks to a series of running injuries CEO… Read More

  • The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible

    The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible

    Ready to feel bad for a pile of circuit boards? Wait ’til about a minute and twenty seconds into this video. That robot you see being pushed around is the latest generation of Atlas, the insanely advanced humanoid robot as built by the Google-owned Boston Dynamics. (Don’t feel too bad, by the way: they’re hitting stuff out of Atlas’ hands and pushing him around to test… Read More

  • SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market

    SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market

    It’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA requires for their Atlas V rocket. To make matters worse, the U.S. Air Force is also considering ending an $800 million-per-year contract with the company. This bad news actually works in favor for SpaceX, who is now certified to… Read More

  • Contextual Search Platform Atlas Is Ivy Softworks’ First Spinoff

    Contextual Search Platform Atlas Is Ivy Softworks’ First Spinoff

    Ivy Softworks — a so-called “innovation studio” founded by Napster’s Jordan Ritter in Seattle — is taking the wraps off its first products today. It is launching a contextual information search platform called Atlas; and it’s also unveiling Recall, the first app for the Atlas platform. The launch marks Ivy Softworks’ long-anticipated departure from… Read More

  • Facebook Combines Atlas, Audience Network, And LiveRail Into An AdTech Voltron

    Facebook Combines Atlas, Audience Network, And LiveRail Into An AdTech Voltron

    Facebook’s plot for ad domination is coming to fruition. Today at Facebook headquarters, its ad execs explained how two years of seemingly isolated launches and acquisitions are melding into a powerful way to show ads across the Internet and track the purchases they inspire both online and offline. Here’s how the pieces come together: Facebook brings its 1.35 billion users and… Read More

  • The ATLAS Bipedal Robot Is Ready To Build Your Warehouse/Battle Station

    The ATLAS Bipedal Robot Is Ready To Build Your Warehouse/Battle Station

    We’ve been following MIT’s ATLAS, the bipedal robot, for a while now. We’ve seen the cute little guy walk, toddle, and climb over obstacles but now he can reach down, grab a heavy metal girder, and drag it around like a beast. Our little robo-monster is growing up! The demo, which was presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Hong Kong… Read More

  • Google’s Acquisition Of Green Throttle Games Could Signal Better Native Android Gaming

    Google’s Acquisition Of Green Throttle Games Could Signal Better Native Android Gaming

    Google has acquired Green Throttle Games – or at least what was left of the company after it essentially shut down late last year, according to a new report by PandoDaily. The startup followed Ouya, GameStick and others in providing an Android-based gaming experience designed for the living room, but it also had considerable talent thanks to founder Charles Huang, who created Guitar… Read More

  • I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

    I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

    I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the next year, a torrent of new devices is hitting the market to provide automated elite coaching… Read More

  • Atlas Wearables Takes On Jawbone And Nike With A Smarter Exercise Tracker

    Atlas Wearables Takes On Jawbone And Nike With A Smarter Exercise Tracker

    If there’s one lesson to be learned at this year’s CES, it’s that everybody and their mothers are going nuts for wearables. More than a few of these peculiar gadgets are meant to make sure you’re getting enough exercise, but a new fitness tracking hardware startup thinks they’ve got an edge on all the wearable incumbents that have popped up these past few… Read More

  • Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Everywhere you turned last week, there was another story about iOS 6 Maps. Some feel like it’s a great new direction for Apple, but people like me feel like we’re left with an ugly experience that shouldn’t have been introduced to the public in its current state. Read More

  • Microsoft, aQuantive Veterans Set Out To Build "Intelligent" Ad Serving Platform

    A trio of entrepreneurs who led online advertising technology company Accipiter to an acquisition by aQuantive – which was in turn acquired by Microsoft for $6 billion in May 2007 – have returned to startup life after serving a variety of roles in advertising and sales at the Redmond software behemoth. Jeff Wood, Guy Taylor and Ryan Treichler are today announced their new… Read More

  • Atlas Venture ups sticks to Boston

    We all know the crisis in the venture capital community is starting to have real word effects, but for some it means totally changing how they run. Today Atlas Ventures announced it is moving its entire operation to Boston, bringing together its US and European teams in one place, and reducing its headcount. Atlas says its fundamental international early stage investment strategy “will… Read More

  • World’s biggest atlas weighs 70 pounds, costs $3500

    The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re looking for great stocking-stuffer ideas, don’t forget about this $3,500 atlas that weighs almost 70 pounds. It’s simply called "Earth" — 576 pages, 154 maps, and 800 photos along with four six-feet by four-feet fold-outs make up the contents of what Millennium House, the book’s publisher, is calling… Read More

  • Eyeblaster Files For $115 Million IPO

    Online advertising firm Eyeblaster has registered for a $115 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank Securities are serving as joint bookrunners with UBS Securities and Pacific Crest Securities as co-managers. New York based Eyeblaster offers online campaign management solutions and services to advertising agencies and advertisers. Eyeblaster… Read More