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What Yuga Labs wants to build after raising $450M

With popular NFT projects under its belt, and some evidence of ability to use one collection of digital assets to grow another, Yuga has ambitious plans for the coming years.

8:49 am PDT • March 23, 2022
What Yuga Labs wants to build after raising $450M

You’d think that synchronizing the clocks across a fleet of modern servers is a solved problem, but it’s actually quite a hard challenge to solve, especially if you want to…

Clockwork raises $21M to keep server clocks in sync

Hybrid event platform Brella has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Connected Capital. Normally used as an offline networking app, Brella pivoted from live events into…

Hybrid events platform Brella raises $10M Series A led by Connected Capital

The moonphase watch is a long-standing marvel of the analog watch industry — featuring a complication that allows it to accurately track the phases of the moon across a long…

Christopher Ward’s C1 Moonglow moonphase automatic watch is perfect for space lovers

Google is introducing new tools for newsrooms looking to understand their online audiences and how those audiences feed into their overall business. These efforts fall under the umbrella of the…

Google updates its analytics tools for newsrooms

Tesla started Friday to furlough its sales and delivery workforce — with the least experienced employees bearing the brunt of the action — days after a companywide email announced salary…

Tesla’s furlough calls begin with delivery and sales taking a hit

Almost every word in the name of TAG Heuer’s new watch – the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph – is important. Carrera connects it to TAG’s long history of…

The new TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Tourbillon Nanograph is a lot of buzzwords in a beautiful package

Ah, wonderful to see you again, sir. The usual? Kool-Aid Grain Alcohol Martini with a twisty straw. Of course. And I see you’re wearing a new watch. The MQT Essential…

MQT builds classy Swiss watches for the truly debonair

If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly different when it comes to design.…

The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist

The 1960s were a beautiful time for watches. Horology was in its prime and the great names we know and love today – Rolex, Omega, Cartier – were just one…

Grand Seiko is an homage to watchmaking’s past

The three-axis tourbillon is one of the most complex watch complications in the world. Originally based on a design by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, this type of tourbillon – literally “whirlwind”…

This three-axis tourbillon movement is a 3D printed marvel

Just like Nintendo before it, Sega is releasing a mini version of its iconic Mega Drive game system. The system is supposed to be available sometime in 2018; the company…

Sega to release Mega Drive Mini this year

How can you participate in a Nerf gun fight if you’re missing a hand? The ingenious Hackerloop collective of tinkerers solved that problem by putting together a prosthetic Nerf gun…

These hackers put together a prosthetic Nerf gun

I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless…

Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

Time is giving its celeb and entertainment-filled streaming service a new name. Launched last year as the blandly and cumbersome “People/Entertainment Weekly Network,” the newly rebranded service is now being…

Time’s streaming service gets rebranded as ‘PeopleTV,’ passes 100M views in year one

Good news for old skool Nintendo enthusiasts — the company has said it will revive the NES Classic Edition next year, and it plans to continue selling the SNES Classic in 2018,…

Nintendo will revive the NES Classic and continue selling the SNES Classic in 2018

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo…

Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

Swatch, the fashion watch for the masses, has created Swatch X You, a clever online watch “factory” that lets you pick a face, band, and extra doodads to truly customize…

Swatch launches Swatch X You, a custom design system for true watchanistas

Perhaps you’d like to visit an out of the way restaurant or smoke a unique cigar. Perhaps you’d like to take part in native dances or infiltrate a foreign government…

ViaHero lets locals plan your trips abroad

According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enthusiast publication.…

Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to sharing best practices…

The Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce and others as it formalizes Grand Challenges and work groups

The nine startups participating in Singularity University’s accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA. Singularity University, founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and…

Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity University’s third demo day

Chromadex, the sole supplier of anti-aging startup Elysium Health‘s two main product ingredients pterostilbene and Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), is suing the startup for failure to make payments on those ingredients and for…

A new lawsuit alleges anti-aging startup Elysium Health hasn’t paid its sole supplier

Do you like making lists of things to do, but then end up failing to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency…

Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating

Spectacles by Snap are a lot of fun! Join us as we put them through their paces, try them out, talk to people on the street and just have a…

I have a love-hate relationship with hoverboards. They make me happy when I ride them but they suck to fall off of lol. The other day I saw a guy carrying…

In this, the 3000th Year Since The Coming Of The Wanderer (All Praise His Mercy), we are greeted by the fifth Potentate, a Teddy Ruxpin with LCD eyes and iPad…

Teddy Ruxpin returns with eyes that can rend the bonds of space and time

Avast, ye hearties! Prepare for your wrists to be boarded by these massive Bell & Ross mechanical watches. B&R is most famous for the aviation-themed pieces – all of them…

Arrr! Bell & Ross releases three new nautically-themed watches

Long dedicated to space, spiders, and robots, MB&F has finally come back to earth with the Horological Machine 8, a new watch inspired by the silhouette of Can-Am race cars.…

MB&F unveils the racing-inspired Horological Machine 8

There’s been an explosion of niche, over-the-top video streaming services in recent months, as consumers cut the cord with traditional pay TV in favor of videos they can watch at…

Time to debut its own streaming service focused on celeb & pop culture