Kevin James Booker

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How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

How Your Job Can Make You a Great Entrepreneur

Want to be a successful business owner? Start practicing as an employee.<p>A great job that allows you to grow can help make you a wonderful entrepreneur. Not only can it teach you about your field, but it also allows you to learn on someone else's dime. But just being a part of a company isn't …

Why I'm done with Destiny

I want out.<p>I was playing a lot of Destiny, the online multiplayer sci-fi shooter that came out in September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Sure, it had its immediate problems (lame story, uninspiring missions), but I really enjoyed fighting endless waves of weird aliens …

As Xbox One turns 1, Microsoft touts hundreds of added features

The Xbox One gaming console has had a busy year with a host of new updates delivered each month, Microsoft touted in a new blog posted Wednesday.<p>The console is approaching its one-year anniversary as it launched in major markets on November 22 of last year. To keep Xbox One owners happy and attract …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare console showdown: PlayStation 4 vs. PlayStation 3

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> is here and, like so many generation-spanning releases that came before it, all eyes are on relative performance. How …

How to buy an Xbox One for less than $250

If you’ve been waiting for the Xbox One price to drop before upgrading to a next-generation console, well, it looks like your patience has paid …

Virgin Galactic Says It Will Build Another SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic may be badly bruised, but it's not throwing in the towel. Just days after its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane crashed during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert, the Las Cruces, N.M.-based space tourism company said it would continue building another commercial spaceplane.<p>On its …

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets first-person mode on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

They don’t take shortcuts at Rockstar. Back in June, when the company first announced PC and next-generation console versions of Grand Theft Auto V, industry watchers suspected that it wouldn’t be a simple 1080p upscale. And when the launch was subsequently delayed, those suspicions were confirmed. …

Watch A Drone Take Off From Another Drone

"Avengers" helicarrier dreams can come true, at least for action figures.<p>In this video, a drone aircraft carrier takes off into the sky with another drone on top of it. That second, more normal airplane drone, then takes off from a runway that is itself already flying. It’s like something straight …

Google and LG Agree to Share Patents for the next Decade

LG has just announced that it is entering a global patent license agreement with Google, allowing the two tech heavyweights to share existing patents, as well as those filed over the next 10 years.<p>The agreement isn’t much of a surprise, given that the two companies have been partnering for a while: …

A Technicolor-Like Time-Lapse Video

Watching this magical time-lapse video - of the Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta shot by Knate Myers - I couldn't wipe the silly smile off my face. …

8 Bad Tech Habits You Need to Break Today

They're destroying your productivity, ruining your health, and maybe even making you cranky.<p>I know a bad tech habit when I see one. After working so many years as a knowledge worker (you know--someone who processes email, types up documents, and rarely goes outside to see the real world), I've …

Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella

Over the past few weeks we've toted around Blunt Umbrellas' latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible design (the first patent on an umbrella sine 1922 except for the addition of vents in the '80s), and since the …

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This 360° Action Cam is Kodak’s Interesting Response to the GoPro

Kodak, or rather JK Imaging pretending to be Kodak, recently launched a new entry into the action camera market. It’s called the Kodak PixPro SP360, …

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos.<p>Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained on Monday by Thai immigration police at a checkpoint in Thailand’s Nong Khai province.<p>Neij, along with other …

A console launch in three acts: The birth, death and rebirth of Xbox One

The video game industry's most exciting story this generation can't be found in the likes of <i>The Last of Us</i>, <i>Halo 5</i> or the latest Call of Duty.<p>The most compelling narrative to arise out of this new crop of consoles isn't coming from any video game, it's the Xbox One's Miltonian fall from grace and …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …