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The maker of popular smart lock just got another $25 million from Comcast, Qualcomm, and others to keep growing

Thanks to that Airbnb partnership, the launch of a new doorbell camera, and a market-leading position in brick-and-mortar stores, times are good for August Home, the company behind the smart lock, said Jason Johnson, the company's CEO.<p>Now, August is getting a cash windfall to try to unlock even …

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How to Use the 'Stealing Time' Technique to Finally Work on What Really Matters to You

Making time for what's important is a crucial business skill<p>I was listening to Michael Silverblatt's Bookworm, my favorite podcast about books, when his guest, Jim Gauer, the poet, venture capitalist and author of Novel Explosives, said something about getting up in the early hours of the morning …

I made my own wearable computer with a Raspberry Pi, and it was almost too easy

Ever since I read about the crazy wearable pioneers back in the ‘90s and early 2000s, I've wanted a wearable computer of my own. I had two major requirements, however: it had to be a computer, and I had to be able to wear it.<p>Smartphones, for the most part, have supplanted most people's interest in …

Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes

The iPod died slowly, then all at once. After nearly 16 years on the market, more than 400 million units sold, and one Cupertino company launched …

Despite Samsung’s record profits, its smartphone business is still in trouble

The Samsung corporation has nicely weathered a rough year caused by its mobile division, thanks largely to the strength of its other electronics businesses. Those other products helped the South Korean tech giant post record profits for the second quarter.<p>But regarding its smartphone business, …

Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World's Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill …

Our addiction to technology is like a drug high — but we can fix it

Erika Atold (a composite drawn from a series of recent interviews), a 32-year-old mother and legal secretary in Seattle, embraced the internet revolution compulsively.<p>As the owner of seven digital devices — desktop, laptop, two tablets, two phones and a watch — she was online about 140 hours a week.<p>…

Oculus Expat Eugene Chung Debuts New VR Film at Tribeca Film Festival

Penrose Studios recently scored $8.5 million in venture capital funding--just ahead of the premiere for Allumette, the latest film from director and entrepreneur Eugene Chung.<p><i>Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers.</i><p>Eugene Chung, co-founder and chief executive at Penrose Studios, a virtual …

New York April 14–20: Tribeca Film Festival, Travel Fest & Beyoncé Dance-off

Photo by @tribeca<p>Tribeca Film Festival<p>The best of what to do in and around New York this week.<p>This week is all about music, movies, and travel. Sound …

Tribeca Film Festival: Six Films We’re Looking Forward To Seeing

On Wednesday night, the 15th Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with its opening night premiere of <i>The First Monday in May</i>, a new documentary about the Met Gala. Founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, the Tribeca Film Festival was seen as a way to help revitalize the area most affected …

Smart Baby Bottles, 3-D Food Printers and Other CES Oddities

It's not just cars and TVs at CES.<p>If you look beyond the shiny new cars, the walls of TVs and millions of wearables, you can see some strange things at CES. Not only are there floating ladies in pools, there are extracurricular activities that happen outside of the convention center floor. There …

Lyft Raises An Additional $150M, Including $100M From Carl Icahn

It may not have the mega-valuation of rival Uber, but ridesharing startup Lyft’s new $150 million extension to its $530 million round from March certainly puts it in the upper stratosphere of startups in terms of perceived value. The new $150 million extension is led by Carl C. Icahn’s Icahn …

Barack and Michelle Obama romance movie announces cast

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter will play the US president and the first lady in Southside With You, a film about their first date in Chicago in 1989<p>Actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter have been cast as Barack and Michelle Obama in a forthcoming romance about the couple’s first date.<p>Southside …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Lyft Wants To Provide The Perfect Transportation Option For Everyone

Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green took the stage at Disrupt NY to update everyone on the company’s current focus. Lyft has been iterating quickly for the past few months, and our own Ryan Lawler gave him the opportunity to explain what makes Lyft different from its competitors, and in particular …

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The tyranny of Netflix: you must watch this movie. Now!

Thanks to video-on-demand, films never go away any more – so when I tell you to watch a weird Austrian cowboy movie, I expect you do it. This week<p>Netflix and video-on-demand and Hulu have created immense new pressures on hardcore movie lovers. In the olden days you could tell a friend, “You just …

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Now Starbucks is getting into TV and film

Starbucks proves again that it won't stop with just coffee.<p>Its latest project involves a new media start-up that "will create and produce nonfiction, social-impact content," according to the new company's founder, Rajiv Chandrasekaran.<p>Chandrasekaran wrote on Facebook Thursday morning that he will …

AT&T's CES splash: It's not about smartphones anymore

LAS VEGAS -- AT&T had a lot to share at its developer conference, including new partners for its smart home and connected car programs and a panel discussing the Internet of Things.<p>Oh, and the company quietly slipped in an announcement that it will carry LG's G Flex 2.<p>The focus of AT&T's annual …