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All 51 startups that debuted at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 2

More than 15,000 founders from 7,200 startups applied to this batch of Y Combinator. It chose just over 100, with founders from 22 countries, to go through its accelerator program. Today, the second half of those companies launched onstage, and we have breakdowns of all 51 of these businesses.<p>Oh, …

Startups

Highlights from the Dakar Rally in Pictures

Why Apple's new Home app paves the way for a standalone Siri device

At Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote presentation on Monday, the tech giant revealed a dedicated “Home” app designed to be the point of connection for …

Google Home

Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling

Handsome's Eric Celedonia on how to apply Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling to user experience design.The post Improving UX with Pixar’s 22 rules of …

UX Design

Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down.<p>My wife, my long-limbed and tangled in sheets, is asleep. In the small light on my bedside table I see her settle …

Middle School

Don’t Mortgage Your Startup

The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some bad habits among founders. There has always been the risk of over-funding your company or not being able to find a funder for your next round, but now it’s …

Venture Capital

Here's why YouTube Red named its product... that

YouTube Red, Google’s new premium video service, was officially announced today and the internet is already drawing references to a porn site with a similar name. So why <i>did</i> YouTube decide to name its latest product Red?<p>“Choosing a name for a product is a challenging thing,” a YouTube executive said …

5 Habits of Leaders Who Create Change

For the first time ever, we have a younger generation that has access to as much or more information than the one before it. Older generations can no longer presume to know more or understand the experiences of those much younger than themselves. Effective leadership now requires a flatter, more …

Leadership

A former Google exec on how to make tough decisions quickly

I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not <i>the</i> defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at.<p>In tech, speed is seen primarily as an asset …

Management

Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service

Dropbox has acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service, today according to a blog post on the company’s page.<p>Clementine focuses on internal communication, such as conference calls and chat services that aren’t connected to a personal phone number. It’s an important area for the …

Dropbox

Analytics: Out of the Hype Cycle

Big data and analytics have been a hot topic within telecom circles for the past three years. However, it's only now that the analytics value …

Evolution Digital Scoops Up IP VoD Tech Company i-Velozity

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Evolution Digital, LLC, a leading provider of digital solutions and next-generation hybrid IP/QAM set-top boxes, announced today …

ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

In this day and age, the entrepreneurial spirit has been awakened in even those that can’t build software, which can make the engineering team a slightly mysterious entity.<p>ClubHouse, founded by Kurt Schrader and Andrew Childs formerly of Intent Media, aims to bring more transparency and predictive …

Engineering

Editing video on Windows Phone 8.1 just got easier with Video Tuner

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Video editing on a smartphone has become second nature on Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) handsets. And if …

Expert guide to making your JavaScript responsive

When we think of responsive web design development, the first thing that comes to mind is how we can use media queries to change the look and feel of …

Web Design

Apple Changes Encoding Recommendations for HLS

Apple Changes Encoding Recommendations for HLS<p>Modifications to audio recommendations and segment size simplify things for producers across the …

Microsoft Announces DirectX 12: Low Level Graphics Programming Comes To DirectX

With GDC 2014 having drawn to a close, we have finally seen what is easily the most exciting piece of news for PC gamers. As previously teased by …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1 Review

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Lineup<p>Samsung Galaxy series of tablets and smartphones have been well received since they first started …

Electronics Industry

2013 UX Industry Survey Results: the Good Bad and Ugly

The 2013 UX Industry Survey produced by UserTesting.com was recently published and contains highly interesting news for UX practitioners everywhere. …

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Google is betting big time on the online education space.<p>Google Capital, one of the Mountain View company’s venture arms, announced today it is investing $40 million into Wisconsin-based Renaissance Learning, a K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics company with over 1,000 employees.<p>“We …

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

12 useful mind mapping tools for designers

Mind-mapping tools are a great way to quickly record your ideas, associations and connections to develop an idea, map out a process or investigate an …

Mind Mapping

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Time I

How the Mazda Miata went from sketch to immortality

Our favorite little sports car hit the scene on Feb. 9, 1989.<p>Just as the Ford Mustang will forever be connected to the 1964 New York World's Fair, the Mazda Miata will always be able to trace its roots back to the Chicago Auto Show. On February 9, 1989, Mazda officially unveiled its all-new …

Autos

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …