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The Fundraising Field Guide is a self-help book for capital-seeking startups

Seedcamp is one of the better-known acceleration funds in Europe. Based out of London, it has backed over 180 companies since it was founded in 2007.<p>This week, one of its partners, Carlos Espinal, published a book that tackles the issues he has watched startups face at each stage of their growth, …

Immigration Reform

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Startups

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iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

3 Simple Techniques To Keep Negativity Out Of Your Life

If you don’t control your mind, you will never control your life.<p>It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not, <b>everything</b> that gets inside your mind has …

Self-help

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

World’s Most Haunted Cities

These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>1. Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, whose central building was formerly a hospital, and even the imposing Linares Palace, …

Awesome Screenshot Captures Webpages As Screenshots with an iOS 8 Extension – MacStories

Available for free on the App Store, Awesome Screenshot lets you capture screenshots of webpages from Safari through an action extension. The idea is a great one – I've always looked for a more integrated way of capturing webpages directly in Safari for iOS – but the execution has a couple of flaws …

Apps

Apple iPhone 6: Is It the Best Point-and-Shoot?

After months of waiting, we finally have Apple iPhone 6 (and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus). It’s the 7th or 8th edition of the iPhone …

How Nvidia used global illumination to prove we really did land men on the moon

To kick off the launch of its new high-end Maxwell graphics chip, Nvidia used 3D imagery to debunk the moon-landing conspiracy. The graphics chip maker’s researchers did that by reconstructing the moon landing using a “globally illuminated” 3D model of the lunar lander, the moon’s surface, and the …

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Quantum Computing

Supply chained: Apple's sapphire production will be hard to copy

Apple opened the door to machined-aluminum electronics, will it do the same for sapphire glass?<p>Though abundant in nature and everyday items like soda cans, aluminum didn’t figure prominently in modern electronics until just a few years ago. Then Steve Jobs discovered an appreciation for the metal, …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

French scientists are working on an acoustic earthquake shield

A group of French scientists has developed a method of shielding cities from the force of an earthquake, and after devastating earthquakes in Chile, the idea is drawing some much-deserved attention. It works on the principle of refraction, planting an array of boreholes to redirect the …

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Andy Adamtzky<p>The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous …

Let's Get Weird: 9 Wacky Chrome Extensions You Need to Try

Weird Google Chrome Extensions<p>1. Millennials, Begone!<p>2. Mustachio<p>3. nCage<p>4. Unfriend notifications<p>5. Nothing<p>6. No Miley Cyrus<p>7. Jailbreak the …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

LeBron James tweets Samsung phone fail, then deletes it

King James may rule the basketball world, but he’s just as susceptible to Android bugs as the rest of us.<p>Samsung had to wince when its highly paid spokesperson tweeted out the following yesterday to his 12 million followers: ”My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted. One of the …

T-Mobile's tech chief: I want to decimate Verizon's map ad campaign

In an interview with CNET, T-Mobile's Neville Ray talks about the carrier's plan to fill out its coverage and why it's picking a fight with Verizon.<p>T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have an increasingly complicated relationship.<p>The two companies are in the middle of closing a deal in which T-Mobile …

T-Mobile

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

Battle-scarred diamond provides evidence of 'wet zone' 410km below the surface where water is locked up inside minerals<p>A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much …

Help Search for Flight MH370 on Satellite Images

Satellite firm DigitalGlobe is putting its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to work in an effort to track down the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Volunteers are assigned a collection of satellite images to pore through and pin any possible clues or wreckage.<p>MH370 went missing late last …

Here’s how Samsung explains ISOCELL in a video

Samsung touts ISOCELL, the new camera sensor technology debuting on the Galaxy S5, as an evolutionary leap over the BSI sensors found in most mobile devices these days.<p>We’ve explained ISOCELL in detail here, touching on the technical features that should enable an ISOCELL-equipped camera to take …

Phones

This is the thinnest LED that anyone can make

Companies have been racing to slim down LED backlights as devices get ever thinner, but the University of Washington may have just beaten everyone to the finish line. Its scientists have developed an LED that, at three atoms thick, is easily the thinnest LED to date -- in fact, it's <i>impossible</i> to …

The coming battery boom will need better software, sensors & data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Lithium-ion batteries have become the power backbone for our always-on gadgets, laptops and cell phones. Now, thanks to Tesla …