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Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

bRight Switch Is An Android-Powered Light Switch With Full Touchscreen, Automation, Remote Control, And A Lot More

In the movie <i>Demolition Man</i>, Simon Phoenix (played by Wesley Snipes) reprograms the lights (which are controlled by voice) to turn on with the hotword …

Mobincube, An App Builder That’s Spawned 18K Apps, Raises $946K For U.S., Int’l Push

Spanish startup Mobincube has closed a €700,000/$946,000 seed round for its drag and drop, web-based app builder which lets non-developers build their own mobile apps using a series of templates. The round was led by early stage VC firm Inveready. Others investors include the VC arm of Spanish …

How to Prevent Online Vandalism from Killing your Startup

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow him on Twitter @sanguit.</i><p>Online platforms work on principles similar to offline communities. The onset of crime and vandalism in a community can lead to large-scale abandonment. The …

Appcubator Helps Beginning Developers Easily Create Their Own Web Applications

There are quite a few steps between starting to learn to code and developing a web application, and a new Y Combinator startup is trying to fill in those gaps. Appcubator has launched to allow users to create their own web applications with drag and drop, text inserts and custom themes, rather than …

How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your Life

Imagine that your new iPhone 5S or Android smartphone could control all aspects of your life. Change channels on your TV, start your car, change the temperature in your house, pay for your coffee, the watch on your wrist … everything. Think of a smartphone as universal remote for your entire …

AutoDesk Releases An Electronics Simulator Called 123D Circuits

Hardware hacking often seems like black magic to the uninitiated, which is why 123D Circuits is so cool: it allows you to learn electronics using a virtual Arduino board and breadboard without blowing up capacitors or burning yourself with solder on your work table.<p>Created by AutoDesk, 123D …

Latest Samsung ATIV Q rumors return to issue of release uncertainty

Samsung’s ATIV Q tablet – the hybrid device that runs both Windows 8 as well as Android – emerged as one of the more promising devices of the summer …

ASUS Transformer Book Trio ultraportable unveiled at IFA 2013

Knowing that people want the best of everything without needing to buy everything, ASUS announced its Transformer Book Trio today at the IFA 2013 …

This is why users think your mobile app sucks: a 3-second response time

Our bosom pals over at New Relic know an awful lot about app performance. I mean, it’s their entire job, for Pete’s sake.<p>So when they show you a chart about why most apps are getting poor ratings from users, you tend to pay attention. Here are some stats from the company’s latest blog post:<p>For New …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Say hello to a teeny tiny working Mac

RetroMacCast co-host John Leake has built a working, miniaturized replica of the original 1984 Mac. And it's terribly cute.<p>It's strange to think that less than 30 years after the release of the original Macintosh -- then the cutting edge of consumer computing -- the Mac's been vastly outstripped by …

Volvo Concept Coupe features plug-in hybrid driveline and 1960s design elements

Volvo has introduced its Concept Coupe, a model that the auto maker says gets its design from both elements of Volvo’s 1960’s era and modern …

Volvo

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …

Sketch it out: hands-on with Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus and retooled Bamboo Paper app

Last week, Wacom unveiled its latest tablet pen -- the Intuos Creative Stylus -- alongside a trio of Cintiq Companion standalone slates. The stylus is indeed a departure from the regular ol' scribbling units that we've seen popping up all over. This time around, the Intuos Creative Stylus draws …

Sequoia- And Khosla-Backed Cloud Phone Company RingCentral Files For $100M IPO

RingCentral, a company offering cloud-based phone and communication systems, has filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.<p>Incorporated back in 1999, San Mateo, Calif.-based RingCentral says it saw revenue of $50.2 million in 2010, $78.9 million in 2011, and $114.5 million in 2012. …

Enblink turns Google TV into a home automation hub

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Talk about teaching an old dog new tricks: Dutch hardware startup Enblink has built a simple dongle that turns any regular …

Home Automation

TxtMeApp Offers An Easy Way To Drive Mobile Downloads From Desktop Ads

Here’s one way advertisers can convince desktop viewers to try out their mobile apps — send them a text.<p>That’s the proposition behind TxtMeApp,a new product from Israel-based digital media agency Say Media Group (not to be confused with Say Media, the San Francisco-based advertising and publishing …

Android Design in Action: Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Highlights

The Harsh Reality For Mobile Developers Trying To Hit The Top Of App Store Charts

You just spent months building an app with the hopes that it would be a boon for your business or usher your way into the lucrative world of top end app publishers. You have Candy Crush dreams and Evernote aspirations.<p>After you publish your app, nobody downloads it. Those that do download it aren’t …

Bill Gates pitches in for online education resource Graphite

The Microsoft chairman and longtime donor to educational causes partners with Common Sense Media to launch a Web site that offers free apps, games, and curricula to teachers.<p>Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is. He is backing a new initiative called Graphite that is …

Financing Your Next Startup As An Uber Driver

Have a cool startup idea, and want to get it funded? You could go the traditional route, blindly sending your pitch deck to every VC in Silicon Valley. Or you could follow investors on Twitter, hoping that through casual badinage you can win the hearts (and eventually, the wallets) of your …

How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

How do you avoid the Duke Nukem Forever nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or how do you avoid shipping crap?<p>Those are two of the problems that Google Ventures companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today …

Acer Aspire S7 review (2013): the second time's a charm for Acer's flagship Ultrabook

It wasn't easy writing a conclusion (much less a headline) for our original Acer Aspire S7-391 review. The company's third Ultrabook was near-perfect, with a stunning full HD display, exceptionally fast performance, an extra-light chassis and one of the most sophisticated designs we'd seen on any …

Wholesale Catalogue Lookboard Aims To Open Up Buying Process For E-Commerce Sites

A startup called Lookboard is hoping to bridge the gap between e-commerce retailers and small-scale suppliers by functioning as an online wholesale catalogue. The site aims to simultaneously streamline the buying process and expose merchandisers to a broader range of products than they might be …

40 Best (And 2 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/30/13 - 8/12/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 PassWallet - Password Manager<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 CheapCast<br>• 2.2 Google AdSense<br>• 2.3 BBQScreen Android Client Beta<br>• 2.4 Transit …

Sony's rumored 'lens cameras' turn any phone into a point-and-shoot

After leaking ultra-low fidelity images last month, <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i> has uploaded the first high-resolution photos of Sony's new wireless "lens camera" series. The lens cameras are essentially a lens, a sensor, and all of the accouterments needed to take a photo in a single package, such as an SD …