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A Little Startup Called Cruise From The Socialcam, Twitch Founders Is Tackling Self-Driving Cars Too

From mobile-social video apps to self-driving cars?<p>Kyle Vogt, one of the founders behind Justin.tv, Socialcam and Twitch, is getting back to his undergraduate research roots in autonomous vehicles with a new self-driving car startup called Cruise. He’s recruited a team of engineers and roboticists …

Yik Yak, A 7-Month-Old School Gossip App That's Spreading Like Crazy, Has Raised $10 Million

The 7-month-old app was founded by two Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers, Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll, who graduated in 2013 from Furman University in South Carolina. The pair worked on a few startup ideas together during their senior year and put their careers on hold to build a company after …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

MIT Media Lab

For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your smartphone (and even less so, a full-fledged …

Google Will Open a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund In London

We believe Europe's startup scene has enormous potential. We've seen compelling new companies emerge from places like London, Paris, Berlin, the Nordic region and beyond—SoundCloud, Spotify, Supercell and many others.<p>The Financial Times points out that Google's new fund is modest in size compared …

Venture Capital

This Graph Perfectly Illustrates How To Be Happy At Work

If you want to be a fulfilled, happy, successful person, consider the below graph.<p>The white diagonal line represents what positive psychology pioneer Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi referred to as "flow."<p>His take on flow:<p>The metaphor of flow is one that many people have used to describe the sense of …

Happiness

Digg Relaunches News.me As A Personalized News Alerting Service, “Digg Deeper”

Betaworks-owned Digg.com expanded its product lineup today with the launch of a new service – well, technically, an older service that’s been retooled and rebranded – called “Digg Deeper.” While Digg.com’s main page helps to surface the best of the web, including the top articles and videos Digg’s …

Instagram Deleted This Young Woman's Account After She Posted A Harmless Photo Wearing A Bra And Shorts

For months, Samm Newman filled her Instagram feed with photos of herself in bras and boy shorts. The photos were hardly risque. Baring a bit of skin, but nothing you wouldn't encounter at the gym or beach, it resembled thousands of other selfies taken by young women and posted to social media every …

Foursquare Reveals New Logo and Previews Overhauled App

Foursquare is preparing a major redesign of its original mobile app. After it pulled the traditional check-in and launched a new, standalone app called Swarm, the company is giving its existing discovery and location-based recommendation app an entirely new look and feel.<p>For starters, Foursquare is …

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Tech News, Latest technology news daily, new best tech gadgets reviews which include mobiles, tablets, laptops, video games. Being a tech news site …