Andrei Margeloiu

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How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also …

Computer Science

T-Mobile Wins The Quarter

<b>AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Maintain Customer Bases</b><p>Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its research on mobile phone companies for the calendar quarter that ended December 31, 2014. This analysis features findings about consumer trends in mobile phone …

T-Mobile

If You're an Innovator, You Should Be Using Microsoft Windows

<b>In 2012, Microsoft released the most radical innovation in personal computing in over 40 years.</b><p>Not Apple. Not Google.<p>Microsoft.<p><b>Windows 8</b>, released by Microsoft in 2012, is the first new user interface since Xerox PARC created the mouse-and-windows desktop visual metaphor in the 1970s. That was long …

Software

Chart of the day: The iPhone is a cash machine

After Apple reported its quarterly earnings Tuesday, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann offered several eye-opening comparisons. Among them:<p>If the iPhone were …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …

Get Paid to Use Your Phone by Putting Advertisements on Your Lock Screen

According to the data, most look at their phone's lock screen more than a hundred times a day. With a new app, every one of those looks or swipes …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

3 challenges in mobile ad monetization — and 3 ways to solve them

<i>Adam Landis is the Vice President of Business Development for LifeStreet Media.</i><p>A day doesn’t go by without news of some record-breaking funding round for a hot mobile advertising start-up, or a new analyst report forecasting that mobile ad growth will be even more dramatic than expected. Indeed, …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes," the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand.<p>When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more …

Bill Gates

Nokia video teases next Lumia with eye on camera

A new promo from Nokia is playing up the camera of the next phone in the Lumia lineup.<p>Nokia is shining a light on the camera and flash of a new Lumia smartphone.<p>A video posted on YouTube today takes us on a tour of the phone from the camera to the lens to the flash, promising "more than your eyes …

Mobile Technology

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand | Ars Technica

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

The Next Generation of Flipboard, Now on Android

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>After nearly a year of enjoying Flipboard as readers, now people with an Android phone or tablet can be editors, too. …