David Larpent

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Design the Beginning

Pretty much any time we design something new, we start at the middle.<p>See, the middle is when someone has a problem — she’s bored, she has a question, …

On Secretly Terrible Engineers

They lurk, unnoticed in the great halls of engineering that are the office strips along Highway 101. “Programmers” not programmers, people who have cheated, stolen, and lied their way through engineering careers without anyone realizing they can’t code. They are among us, incompetent Cylons …

Hands On With Xiaomi’s Mi Note Phablet

China’s Xiaomi outed its latest smartphone, the Mi Note, yesterday, and we briefly managed to get our mitts on the 5.7-inch screen device.<p>As the first phablet in Xiaomi’s flagship Mi family, it is pretty easy to make a comparison with the iPhone 6+. Indeed, CEO Lei Jun did compare the specs of the …

Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …

How Many Millions Should I Take From My Startup?

<i>Dear Danny, I am a young founder currently finishing a fundraising process and have multiple term sheets at absurd valuations with no expectation of offering board seats. I am trying to find ways to distinguish between these offers, and I recently heard that some of my best friends are using VCs</i> …

North Korea suffered another Internet outage

North Korea suffered another Internet outage on Saturday, less than a week after another interruption — believed to have been caused by an external …