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11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The fast-expanding company is preparing an initial public offering that could be worth up to $1 billion.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding internationally.<p>Here's …

Anti-Router Gadgets : Cyborg Unplug

The number of surveillance devices appears to be increasing, especially as drone technology continues to take off; enter the Cyborg Unplug. It is a …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

Steven Heller and Gail Anderson's Typographic Universe – in pictures

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller ( <i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …

Hootsuite & Get Satisfaction to share strategies on how to keep customers coming back

Ninety-three percent of human interaction relies on non-verbal queues. That’s surprising, given our ever-increasing reliance on digital communications via social and mobile technologies. So how does a business build authentic, sustainable relationships with prospects and customers in this new …

Hackers demanding ransoms by locking iOS devices through Find My iPhone

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>A number of iOS owners in Australia have lost access to their devices courtesy of a digital hack, according to The Age. The …

Gefen Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here was a time when a living room made space to accommodate the TV — now it’s the other way around. Flat panel blend into walls …

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

SpotOn lets people rent out unused space for parking

David Kim needed a place in San Francisco to park the six cars he lists on RelayRides, an Airbnb-type service that lets people rent their personal autos to others over the Internet.<p>So it was only natural that he made a deal with SpotOn Parking, which lets San Francisco homeowners and businesses …

La Belle Assiette Launches Its On-Demand Chef Service In Belgium And The U.K.

French startup La Belle Assiette just opened shop in Belgium. La Belle Assiette is a sort of on-demand chef service. You can browse the site, find your chef and book a meal directly from the service — a chef will then come to your home or office. The startup will also roll out its offering in the …

Shyp Officially Launches Its Mobile Shipping Service In San Francisco

Shipping ain’t easy. You have to pack up your goods and figure out the best service to ship them on, which no one does, and then you have to take your stuff to the local FedEx/UPS/DHL dropoff location and figure out whether or not you want to send your items First Class, or track them, or insure …

Torrent front end Popcorn Time made streaming movies free and easy, so of course it's gone (update)

For about four days "Popcorn Time" lived, opening an easy-access door to streaming movies via torrents, but now it's gone. Aggregating info from APIs (YIFY for torrents, OpenSubtitles for subs and TheMovieDB for metadata) its developers quickly pushed out open source apps for Linux, OS X and …

GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Loyalty Platform

These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and this generally happens in a public forum. One-to-one interaction and the direct relationship …

SuperAwesome Crosses Pond Via Acquisition Of MobiGirl Media, A U.S. Mobile Ad Network For Girls

SuperAwesome, the European ad network and marketing platform for kids and teens, has crossed the pond via an acquisition. It’s bought L.A.-based MobiGirl Media, a mobile ad network for girls.<p>Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, though my understanding is that, depending on earn-out performance, it …

Bitcoin ATMs landing in the US

Seattle and Austin are the first US cities to get Robocoin's digital currency machines.<p>Robocoin's bitcoin ATMs are hitting the United States later this month, Reuters reported Tuesday.<p>Robocoin is installing these automated teller machines in Seattle, Wash., and Austin, Texas. The kiosks will enable …

Dash Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones with Touch Screen Surface

BRAGI claims that <b>The Dash</b> is the world’s first smart wireless in-ear headphones, combining impressive design, engineering, consumer insights, and …

Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free

Payment company Ribbon, which to date has offered a merchant-facing tool that allows its users to set up a quick-and-easy checkout page on their own sites or share checkout links via social media, is today getting into the business of peer-to-peer payments, too. We first spotted this service while …

Wallpaper of the Week by Justin Maller

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Justin Maller. The image is part of his new project call Facet, a daily image …

Why Google wants to give you 101 alternatives to .com

Hundreds of new top-level domain names (the last bit of a web address, like .com) will hit the web this year. Of nearly 2,000 proposed domains, 101 belong to Google, one of the largest single applicants. That’s odd, for Google has worked hard to make domain names as irrelevant as possible.<p>Google’s …

Where Bitcoin boosters are getting it wrong

commentary Bitcoin will suffer the same fate as Bitnet: a technical advance that will soon be surpassed by even better advances.<p>In a recent New York Times Dealbook post, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen argued that Bitcoin is here to stay because it provides a payment system better than the one …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Zirtual Opens Up To Allow Anyone To Hire Their Own Virtual Assistants

Zirtual, which operates a marketplace to match up busy professionals with virtual executive assistants, is ready to go big. After three years of operating in invite-only mode, the company is opening up the floodgates to enable anyone to hire a virtual assistant for as little as $99 a month.<p>Zirtual …

Inside the government's case against Silk Road

This weekend, <i>The New York Times</i> took a long look at the federal case against Ross Ulbricht, alleged organizer of the online drug market Silk Road. The <i>Times</i> takes a particularly close look at how the government tracked down the precise location of the Silk Road's overseas server, which Ulbricht's …

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation to Wake You Up with Better Mood In The Morning

Waking up in the morning is still one of the biggest problems that many people have to face everyday. There are some people who still enjoy being …

Teo padlock uses Bluetooth to secure your stuff

The TEO smart lock is a week into its Kickstarter campaign. If the TEO's creator, OckCorp, succeeds in raising the $165,000 CAD ($151,000 US) it's requesting to manufacture the device, it won't be the world's first smart lock. The TEO is joined in the field by, among others, the Lockitron, the …

Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last week, lyrics-annotation site Rap Genius made headlines for a major Google no-no. The startup was accused of sending spammy emails asking bloggers to insert Rap Genius links into their sites in hopes of ranking higher on Google's …

Utah asks Supreme Court to restore gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON - Utah’s attorney general asked the<p>U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday to restore a state law banning same-sex marriages by issuing an emergency stay of a lower court’s ruling that held gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.<p>For the high court, which has not been asked to rule …