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Multiple studies show that younger generations aren’t buying homes as quickly as their generational predecessors. Yet a relatively new startup, Summer, thinks it can convince this cohort to snatch up…

Summer, which helps customers buy — and rent out — vacation homes, raises $18M

To date, Summer has delivered over $1 billion in total projected savings for student loan borrowers across the United States.

Summer’s student debt repayment tools continue blooming with $6M Series A extension

As many millennials struggle to come up with the cash to buy their first home, plenty of other folks are looking to buy their second. Summer is squarely aimed at…

Summer launches to let you ‘try before you buy’ a second home

So far this year, one of the most eye-popping startup exits has been Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech data services platform Plaid. It’s a major exit in the white-hot…

The Plaid ‘mafia’ begins with John Whitfield joining student loan fintech startup Summer

$1.5 trillion. That’s the amount of outstanding student loan debt held by American citizens according to the New York Fed. It is an astronomical sum, and has led to much…

Summer wants to vanquish student loans for borrowers, and now has $10M to do it

At least one million people will be receiving the next FabFitFun box as the Los Angeles company surpasses $200 million in revenue and continues its run as one of the…

FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

Everyone’s favorite roadside explosives purveyor, Phantom Fireworks, is now offering “firework previews” on a fleet of Nook Tablets that will be available in stores. The tablets will will allow customers…

Phantom Fireworks Uses Nook Tablets To Help Customers Preview The Boom

Japan’s second biggest mobile company KDDI today unveiled [JP] the 10 cell phones of their new line-up for this summer. The first of these models, the majority of which are…

What fun is going to the beach if you can’t bring a half-dozen portable electronic devices along with you? And let’s not forget how difficult it is to keep all…

Summer is slowly, slowly wasting away. Perhaps you should go to a beach, just to see what all the fuss is about. Me, I don’t care for the beach. There’s…

Apparently this whole “solar power” thing really works. Case in point, this Solar-Breeze apparatus uses solar power to clean your pool all day long and, aside from keeping your pool…

This thing has been around for quite a while but just in case you’ve never seen it before (or just in case you’ve forgotten about it), here it is: a…

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EZGrill: The $5 single-use grill

3:00 pm PDT • June 23, 2009

I live on the top floor of a third-floor walkup with no balcony in the middle of Boston. That doesn’t mean I don’t like grilling, though. Granted, I can’t really…

Even though summer has been effectively cancelled for certain areas of the country, it doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an all-American barbecue. You’ll just have to cook everything on…

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This wireless speaker, it floats!

1:00 pm PDT • June 17, 2009

If you have a swimming pool then you, my friend, need this little waterproof floating wireless speaker that looks like the thing that pops up out of the muck in…

It’s oddly wonderful to see a Jetski darting about in the water accompanied only by sporadic splashing sounds instead of the constant whine of a gasoline motor. The “Eco Watercraft”…

Big news from Japan’s cell phone market today as Japan’s No.3 telecommunications company SoftBank and the No. 1, NTT Docomo, presented their new cell phone line-ups for the summer. Softbank…

Finally, a chance to scare the bejesus out of nighttime boaters everywhere. Stick this gigantic inflatable iceberg out at the end of your dock and listen for midnight fishermen to…

Newegg.com is having itself a little end of summer sale that might interest some of you. Prices on some items have been cut by as much as 65 percent, meaning…

Samsung and AT&T kicked off their exclusive music tour last night with a free Mariah Carey performance in Hollywood. The Summer Krush tour presents seven one-night only private music events,…

Hardware

TiVo v9.4 sneaks into your box

12:30 pm PDT • July 16, 2008

Word is out that TiVo is sending its summer update (ahead of schedule, yeah!) to TiVo HD and Series 3 DVRs. v9.4 gives you six new features, including the ability…

OMG, this is so true. BBspot has a list of the Top 11 Signs You’re on a Summer Vacation with a Geek. I totally do most of these things. 11.…

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Sand iPhone

1:49 pm PDT • July 20, 2007

You’re at the shore with your family, the weather’s nice, there are girls running around in bikinis, and some douche is playing Hoobastank on their crappy-ass boombox. Sounds like a…

It’s approximately 134 degrees outside and that got me thinking: what if you put an iPod nano in the microwave? Work with me here, people. Well if you did, it’d…

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Rolling Cooler Brings You Tunes, Beer

11:46 am PDT • July 5, 2007

I thought this would be a day too late to be useful for your 4th of July reveling before realizing that it rained quite a bit yesterday. So if you…

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Great Outdoors: Have Video, Will Travel

1:00 pm PDT • July 2, 2007

Why are you watching videos again? Summer is currently in full effect. It’s hot as hell outside, the sky is beautiful, the water is warm – you need to get…

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New iMacs Coming Late Summer

8:44 pm PDT • June 18, 2007

Appleinsider has the scoop on some radically redesigned iMacs set to be released around the second half of July to mid-August. Based on the article it looks like there are…

Wired magazine knows “hot” when it sees it, so it put together a small guide detailing some of the “hottest” gear you need to own to make this summer extra…

Over the past few months, rumors of a “Sidekick 2.5” were flying about. I took notice and after a few weeks, checked with some of my sources to confirm. Sure…