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Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests on the platform, sending the hotel industry into a frenzy, landlords and building owners don’t share the same enthusiasm for the home-sharing platform as Airbnb users.<p>But the company has a new plan that gets each party on board with …

Hospitality

Learning Web Development in 2017 is Much Easier than You Think!

I am a web developer. Although, this was not always the case. Years ago, I took a two-year course which resulted in a certification to be a software …

Instagram’s new ‘Saved Posts’ feature has big implications for marketers

Hours after Instagram unveiled a bookmark feature called “Saved Posts” on Wednesday, allowing users to save posts they’d like to revisit later, Audi …

Social Media

Super Mario Run clones hit Google Play and Apple's App Store

Whenever a game makes it big on the App Store you can count on similar titles to popping up either copying the game mechanics or straight up ripping …

Every Marketing Tool You Need to Know About

Want to turn visitors into engaged, loyal customers? Want to turn leads into sales?<p>When it comes to marketing, there is no shortage of awesome tools. You have your choice of tools not only for analytics, but also for content marketing, conversion rate optimization, email marketing, social media …

Marketing

This Streetwear Sneaker Brand Has Design Down to Prosthetic Science

Fashion meets function is the philosophy of newly launched streetwear brand Worldboots.<p>The Santa Monica, Calif.-based label in November released a …

Shoes

Amplify lets you play synchronized songs across every phone in the room

Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time.<p>Well, that works, but it could be better. So at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, a few developers in the …

Disrupt NY

Hipster sandals given the boot for looking like charity brand

A hipster fashion brand popular among celebrities has withdrawn £400 sandals which bear a remarkable resemblance to pairs designed for poverty-stricken children in Africa.<p>Acne's "African-inspired" sandals are virtually identical to those made by The Shoe That Grows, a non-profit organisation which …

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk’s hyperloop system, says it has raised a little over $108 million dollars to build the tech aiming to zip us from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under half an hour.<p>…

High-speed Rail

Patch is another crowdfunded campaign to replace your smartwatch with a connected watch band

If you want to get smartwatch functionality with the look of an analog watch, it's looking like connected watch bands are increasingly the way to go.<p>Patch is the latest company to try crowdfunding a smart band. Like the Origin or Classi bands, it's a self-contained product that's completely …

Wearable Tech

Yeehaw launches 3D printer for kids on Indiegogo

The Yeehaw is a 3D printer aimed squarely at the young geeks market. The company’s Indiegogo campaign, launched today, carries a $249 early-bird price tag and promises to ship the first 50 units in time for Christmas, but there were a few things about the company’s campaign that gave me pause.<p>The …

Printing

Why this former Google and Amazoner decided to ditch big company life to join a mattress startup

He's an alum of Black & Decker, Amazon, and most recently Google, where he worked on its Express team, overseeing the launch of its same-day delivery service to seven different metropolitan areas.<p>But when the mattress startup Casper — comparatively tiny at 100 employees and $100 million in sales …

Apple Watch availability continues to deplete ahead of upcoming refresh

The original Apple Watch was officially released in April of 2015 and instead of fully refreshing the device, Apple has since then introduced a variety of new band and color options. This fall, however, we’re expecting to see a full-on Apple Watch upgrade. Ahead of that expected update, stock of …

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

Roy S. Kaufman Contributor<p>Roy S. Kaufman is editor-in-chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet, author of two books on publishing contract law and the managing director of new ventures at Copyright Clearance Center.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Is the US Supreme Court decision …

Intellectual Property

Takeover: A second robot-run hotel to open in Japan

If human interaction isn't what you want from your hotel stay, this may be the perfect place for you.<p>Known as the Henn na -- "weird" -- Hotel, the first one opened to the general public in July 2015 in Nagasaki. It is almost entirely staffed by robots. The company behind it is now set to open a …

Japan

Researchers create temporary tattoos you can use to control your devices

In the future, your tattoos could be much more than just ink designs.<p>Scientists have created a new kind of high-tech temporary tattoo that can act as …

Near Field Communication

Maquette of a Rental Space Tower by Sou Fujimoto

L’architecte japonais Sou Fujimoto a imaginé un nouveau type de logement à la demande de l’entreprise Dailto Trust Construction, et ce dans le cadre …

3 Top Internet of Things Stocks to Buy Now

The Internet of Things (IoT) is still one of the biggest market revolutions on the map. Devices exchanging data with other computer systems are here to stay, and will only play a larger part in our future lives. Market experts see a $19 trillion economic opportunity unfolding over the next 10 …

'Pokémon GO's New 'Sightings' Feature Is A Tracking Fix That Actually Works

I’m trying to cool off right now, having broken a sweat after venturing outside to do something I haven’t done in a while: hunt for Pokémon. I raced out the door when I saw that Niantic had rolled out a new “nearby” fix called “Sightings,” which is supposed to make wild Pokémon trackable again. …

Crowdfunding project of the week: COWAROBOT R1 suitcase

It’s Sunday! We are ready for a new week, but must first give you our featured crowdfunding project. In this article series we highlight some of the hottest crowdfunding campaigns from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?<p><b>Other featured campaigns:</b><p>A couple weeks ago we …

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.<p>Within the world of animation and the subculture of anime, <i>Akira</i> and <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> stand apart as iconic and highly influential. Released in the late 1980s, both animated films featured dystopian …

WeWork is suing an ex-employee for talking to reporters

In a complaint filed late on Friday with the New York Supreme Court for Manhattan, WeWork accused Joanna Strange, who was fired June 10, of unlawful access to its computers and of stealing confidential and proprietary information.<p>The firm, which operates sites in 40 U.S. and foreign cities, also …

WeWork

'Pokémon Go' is finally out, but not for everyone

<b>UPDATE: July 6, 2016, 6:23 p.m. AEST</b><p>It looks like <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s Australian launch <i></i>could be having a few teething troubles.<p>Wednesday evening local time, …

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …