Derek Knies

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A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

8th Stage Launches In Beta To Offer A LinkedIn For Musicians With Built-In Talent Development

Chicago-based startup 8th Stage is launching in beta form today, offering independent music artists a way to push forward and track their career online. The idea is to give artists more tools to help them deal with the changing nature of the music industry, which no longer takes big risks on …

Dialogue: Easily Make, Receive, and Record Smartphone Calls From Your Mac!

I use an iMac for my daily work, and keep a pair of studio headphones attached for listening to music, participating in conference calls, using …

What You Can Learn From Pandora’s Near-Death Experience

Great ideas don’t always make it to market. Here’s what it took Tim Westergren to finally get a crucial round of funding for Pandora–on his 348th pitch.<p>It was a long road for Pandora founder Tim Westergren: political science at Stanford, nanny, pianist, and then touring musician. He had some local …

Whose Land Is Israel/Palestine Anyway? This Bleakly Funny Cartoon Has Some Thoughts

A lot of people have a lot of feelings about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Not as many of those people, however, are aware of exactly how far back the dispute over that particular piece of land goes. A new animated video released this week details the conflict’s history, and all parties …

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SodaStream: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Fast CompanyGreen Products Expo 2009: Our Fantastic FourWalking into yesterday’s Green Products Expo was akin to watching an episode of “Lost”: You know everything’s supposed to serve a higher purpose, but when you’re initially exposed, a lot of it just seems…awesomely weird. There were dinner …

HTC One Release Date Update - Taiwan Launch

The HTC One was initially going to be released in early March in Taiwan, but the launch was hit by a series of unfortunate delays. The wait is now over, as the flagship phone has finally hit various retail stores in the country yesterday.<p>On location to capture the excitement were the folks at</i> …

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