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Superb For iPhone Aims To Take Social Networking To The Offline World

Superb, a new application from the founders of Y Combinator-backed social dining startup Grubwithus, is launching today to people to connect in the offline world. Essentially a “Hot or Not” for local places, users swipe through a list of venue suggestions, including restaurants, bars, museums, …

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

4 min read<p>Scruffy-faced New York City Bitcoin playboy Charlie Shrem is in some seriously hot water and deep, too. Perhaps as deep as the known partier might have been into Silk Road, where he allegedly scored drugs and poured money into the underground drug trade.<p>The outspoken 24-year-old former …

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Volvo’s New Child Car Seat Inflates In 40 Seconds

You’re done lugging that thing around.<p>It’s never a good urban parenting moment. You jam the heavy car seat you’ve lugged to the curb into the back of your car, while simultaneously jamming yourself half in, too. Then you twist into a pretzel to secure the seat to the seat belt. And there’s no …

Apple CarPlay Coming to Pioneer In-Car Systems This Summer

The reach of CarPlay, Apple's in-car app system, will extend even further than before, thanks to a new arrangement with Pioneer.<p>Soon, when Pioneer …

This Programmable Chemistry Set Looks Like An Old Music Box

The kit recently took first place in a contest that aims to put the fun and inspiration back into learning science.<p>Chemistry sets today aren’t what they once were. With the old ones, you could mix dangerous chemicals together and explode things right on mom’s kitchen table. Now, kids aren’t so …

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Why Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg Are Having the Wrong Debate Over Job Training

The two billionaires each have made some solid points about the utility of coding and other talent-development issues, but they're still not addressing many key concerns.<p>I love a good debate, but former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent dig at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg --"You're …

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