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7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …

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Tech Startups See Opportunity in New Health-Care Law

In the coming months, the Affordable Care Act will produce millions of newly insured Americans, many of whom will be making decisions about health …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Why you should probably spend a little extra on these gold Lightning cables

TL;DR: Gold is Best<p>The folks at iMod have been active contributors to the MFi/Lightning cable debate since the standard debuted a year ago. MFi is Apple’s standard for 3rd party Lighting cables which requires Apple approved chip designs to run. There has been an ongoing debate on whether 3rd …

What will recorded music sound like in 2050?

John La Grou, founder and CEO at Millennia Music & Media Systems, forecast how recorded sound will evolve over the coming decades.<p>Last weekend in NYC John La Grou was a keynote speaker at the Audio Engineering Society convention. He based some of his assumptions about how recorded music will evolve …

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As the underlying tech becomes a commodity, design emerges as the answer

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Smart Destinations, Creative Commons<p>The technology industry is undergoing a creative transformation. A large amount of …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

Netflix teams up with Sony Pictures on new drama from Damages creators

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Netflix (S NFLX) announced its next big original content play Monday: The video service has struck a deal with Sony Pictures …

Seene lets you capture 3D objects using an iPhone

A three-dimensional object captured with iPhone app Seene, available today, is hardly the stuff of a James Cameron movie — but is nevertheless incredibly impressive. With less than 30 seconds of setup after installing the app, you can record and manipulate an object in real-time, and in 3D. It's …

Twitter Succeeding Where Facebook Failed

As Twitter grows beyond its 140-character limitation and prepares for an IPO, we could be witnessing the rise of a platform that succeeds where Facebook has failed.<p>Remember the Facebook platform? Its debut was May 2007, and it was a big deal at the time. “Right now, social networks are closed …

Elon Musk's Grasshopper rocket makes its highest leap to date

Elon Musk's quest to build a rocket that can be reused after delivering its cargo is getting closer to the atmosphere's upper reaches. A new video from SpaceX shows the Grasshopper rocket reaching its highest point to date: 744 meters. The test flight comes a month after Musk demonstrated the …

Why developers should build on iOS before heading to Android

<i>Paul Gaubil is the chief executive and co-founder of Sensopia, the maker of home improvement app MagicPlan.</i><p>Recently, there has been much debate as to whether developers are better served beginning mobile software production iOS- or Android-first.<p>While this may be different for each developer, and …

Marc Andreessen: Series A Investments Are Still The Bread And Butter Of A16Z

This week, the Wall Street Journal published a brief interview with Andreessen Horowitz Partner Scott Weiss in which he seemed to indicate that the firm is moving away from Series A investments in consumer startups. He also compared many consumer companies to “fruit fly experiments.”<p>It was unclear …

Google: Opt out or your face may be in ads

Google has changed its terms of service with a provision that requires users to now opt out of having their pictures and endorsements used in advertisements on Google services.<p>Should you plus-1 (Google's version of Facebook's like) a movie or say "It's great!" on a Google service, the search giant …

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Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter for iOS

Google today launched Mobile Backend Starter for iOS, simplifying server-side development for app developers on Apple’s mobile platform. Mobile Backend Starter is a Google App Engine application, meaning it lets developers support hundreds of concurrent users at no charge.<p>The point of mobile …

Dropping bombs: Funkmaster Flex and the end of the radio DJ

Funkmaster Flex has a history. He started carrying records for pioneers like Red Alert and Chuck Chillout 30 years ago in the Bronx, which places him squarely at the birthplace of hip-hop radio DJs. He also has a present: his six-times-weekly radio show on New York’s Hot 97 is the top-rated …

Terminator-style self-assembling robots unveiled by scientists

Robotic cubes that can jump, flip, roll and assemble themselves into different shapes have been revealed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).<p>Known as M-Blocks, the cube-shaped robots have no external moving parts, but each contains a flywheel that can reach speeds of …

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …

Apple said to buy smart calendar app

The move hints at the world after Siri<p>Though Apple hasn't yet gone beyond its classic "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time" non–commital reply to CNet, the big rumor at the moment is that Apple has indeed bought the company behind Cue, a super–smart personal …

Tim Cook reflects on second anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing in letter to employees

On the eve of the second anniversary of the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reflected on the moment in a company-wide email. A source has provided a copy:<p>Team-Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all …

Biogas for vehicles to go on sale via Clean Energy Fuels

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Clean Energy Fuels, a company that distributes natural gas to run vehicles and is backed by T. Boone Pickens, announced on …

Amazon picks up comedy pilot co-written by Jason Schwartzman

Amazon may not have impressed with its first slate of pilots, but the retail giant's original content arm is continuing its efforts to turn Prime Instant Video into a destination for exclusive television and film programming. Amazon Studios has ordered three more comedy pilots, and these projects …

Raleigh-Based Team Aims To Make Shoes That Will Last You For LYF

Aly and Beth Khalifa have a vision: to “establish the new cutting edge of sustainability.” They’re doing it by creating products that can be easily broken down, repaired, or recycled and they’re starting with a simple pair of shoes. Called LYF, these odd-looking clogs are completely recyclable and …

Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?

At Harvard’s iLab incubator, a small team of Harvard graduates are preparing to disrupt live TV by working with traditional industry players.<p>The tale sounds like it’s straight out of <i>The Social Network</i>. It was 2011 and two kids from Harvard, Nicholas Krasney and Tuan Ho, were finally ready to unveil …

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A New Batch Of Socially Conscious E-Commerce Startups To Put On Your Radar

Is #FeelGoodFriday a thing? With the launch of e-commerce site Zady last month, we’ve been keeping our eye on other conscious consumerism startups in the pipeline. Here for your consideration, three newcomers to the transparency scene and one new program from the three-year-old Everlane.<p>Such …

Admitted.ly, A College Counseling Service, Launches Today To Level The Admissions Playing Field

Applying to college is confusing. Straight up. Especially so when your only reference points are a copy of the Fiske Guide To Colleges and an over-booked guidance counselor.<p>Admitted.ly, one of ten startups to present at the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) demo day yesterday in New York, …