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Stop growing your startup when your product still sucks

“Four out of ten,<i>”</i> shouts Lauren, breaking the silence we’ve had for almost twenty minutes in our meeting room.<p>Things were finally looking promising, with the new version of our product we’ve been testing over the last weeks.<p>Four out of ten people repurchased our new product! And some even brought …

Startups

Sidecar racing is better than coffee

Never underestimate the importance of grip.<p>Sidecars are pretty quaint, right? Not these. Near the highest level of racing, these machines barely resemble the throwback sidehacks you find at your local vintage moto meet. While road-legal sidecars might be the perfect place to put your begoggled dog, …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Can We Talk About Ice Cream Cones?

In the cutthroat world of ice cream scoop shops, where homemade ice cream and toppings are now the norm, the movement towards homemade ice cream cones was all but inevitable. It's an increasingly common sight, from Ici's slender, tuile-like cones in Berkeley to the massive, crunchy waffles at …

iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale today – it’s easily the best iPad Apple’s put out so far, but we’re waiting with bated breath for the iPad mini with Retina display. Until then, however, the Air is also the most remarkable feat of engineering in any tablet device in terms of what goes on under the …

Intel Is Investing Billions Of Dollars Into This Unproven Technology

Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts that the number of transistors that can be cost-effectively packed into a chip will double every two years.<p>The more transistors on a chip, the more powerful the chip becomes without using more space or energy. That's why computers …

Investing

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …