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  • Transcend VR sues investor Mike Rothenberg for fraud and breach of contract

    Transcend VR sues investor Mike Rothenberg for fraud and breach of contract

    Mike Rothenberg has been in a heap of trouble over a series of purportedly fraudulent transactions within his investment firm Rothenberg Ventures and his virtual reality startup River Studios. Now Transcend VR, as first reported in The Wall Street Journal, is suing the venture capitalist on allegations of fraud, breach of contract and deceptive diversion of funds. Read More

  • The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

    The White House’s LGBT rights page has disappeared

    And so the transition of power begins. First up is the WhiteHouse.gov site where several pages are now changing or altogether disappearing — including a page on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. It’s just been over an hour since Trump took office and whitehouse.gov/lgbt has now been replaced by a Trump “transitionsplash” page. Update: There’s no… Read More

  • This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

    This bed with built-in subwoofer, TV, lamp and power outlets may be your last purchase, ever

    Furlenco’s new “Pod” might just be the most outrageous product hitting the market this holiday season. The Bangalore, India based furniture rental startup has always had a penchant for targeting the millennial subset, but this is something else entirely — because as any 20-something knows, adding a bed to things makes them universally more practical. The Pod includes… Read More

  • Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

    Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

    The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means, should you stay there, you’ll have a built-in surveillance device potentially listening in on all your conversations whenever you are in the room. Call me crazy but there might be a few guests… Read More

  • Secret is coming back

    Secret is coming back

    Secret, the anonymous sharing app developed by David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, looks to be on its way to resurrection. The app was part of a wave of anonymous apps like Whisper and YikYak but shut down April 2015 after facing a lot of criticism over privacy and cyberbullying. Secret allowed anyone to post snippets of text like a rumor or piece of gossip on an anonymous basis. Many… Read More

  • Tech leaders respond to upcoming Trump presidency

    No matter which side of the aisle you’re on it’s clear that in next four years technology will be taking center stage. Politics are now less about relationships between people and more about relationships between computers and no matter who you voted for we believe tech is truly leading the way. Many of us are looking for a sense of clarity and understanding that will help us… Read More

  • WTF
    For a brief, glorious moment, you could do weird things to Donald Trump’s website

    For a brief, glorious moment, you could do weird things to Donald Trump’s website

    The internet found a new way to amuse itself in the final hours of the presidential election cycle. Basically, there was a glitch on the press release page of Donald Trump’s website. So whatever text you entered at the end of the URL, it would show up at the top of the page, like so: Fun with URL hacking. https://t.co/UWU2r69DSL pic.twitter.com/KMdW0GQXQ6 — Andy Baio… Read More

  • Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter

    Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter

    This day will be a stressful one for many Americans, so naturally we turn to the internet: to paraphrase Homer, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems. Luckily, today brings a heartwarming tale — or should I say tail? — from across the pond. A mutant snail who once thought hermself alone in the world has found love, thanks to online dating. Read More

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