• NASA’s next Mars mission scheduled for May 2018

    NASA’s next Mars mission scheduled for May 2018

    NASA announced that it will send its next lander to Mars, known as the InSight Mars lander, in May of 2018. The mission was originally on schedule to launch later this month, but a technical issue found late last year put the InSight launch on hold. The new launch date comes as great news to the InSight team because there was a possibility that the technical issue would not be resolved in time… Read More

  • With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

    With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

    In today’s digital world, website performance and speedy load times are critical. This is now common knowledge. However, until recently, it’s been tough to quantify the extent to which speed and performance actually affect day-to-day operations. The problem is that site performance has generally been viewed as a technical metric and not a business metric. So, earlier this year… Read More

  • Only YOU, Or A Wireless Network And Sensors, Can Prevent Forest Fires

    Networks and wireless sensors have been used for years — by companies like Lighting Science Group, Arch Rock (acquired by Cisco) and D-Link — in a variety of smart building, smart grid and security applications. Their systems can sense occupancy, control lighting and temperatures, and make energy-sucking devices a little more efficient, or make buildings a little easier to patrol… Read More

  • Twitter, Chegg Investor Insight Venture Partners Closes $2 Billion Funds

    Insight Venture Partners, the NYC-based investment firm that has backed companies like Twitter, Chegg, Flipboard and HauteLook, this morning announced the closing of two new funds with a combined $2 billion in commitments. One fund, Insight Venture Partners VII, has received approximately $1.5 billion of institutional commitments and roughly $70 million of additional affiliate and friend… Read More

  • Digital Media Juggernaut OverDrive Nabs Funding From Insight Venture Partners

    OverDrive, which provides infrastructure and services for the distribution of digital content such as ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos, has raised capital from PE firm Insight Venture Partners, the New York-based backer of the likes of Twitter, Chegg, Privalia, Newegg and HauteLook. The size of the financing round remains undisclosed, but OverDrive says it concerns a “major… Read More

  • Purchase your 2010 Honda Insight tomorrow

    The latest Honda Insight goes on sale tomorrow. We spied the inexpensive hybrid at the North American International Auto Show and liked what we saw. Unfortunately, the sales are limited to Japan for the time being, but eventually American ecofreaks will be able to prance with unicorns too. Read More

  • 2010 Honda Insight pictured inside and out

    Honda recently unveiled the second generation Honda Insight and we spend sometime with the Prius-look alike. The interior has a futuristic look that you know was done on a budget thanks to the cheap plastic. The dash cluster is not only fun, but functional, with the tach center located and the speedo housed alone above the main instruments. The radio and HVAC controls continues the plastic… Read More

  • Honda presents new ecological drive assist system

    Honda has developed an ecological drive assist system [JP], which will be used in a new Insight hybrid model that is scheduled for release next spring in Japan. The system is based on three different functions: Read More