Matthew Ng

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BitTorrent goes legit with new ‘gated’ file format

Users forced to pay or register before downloading<p>DJ Kaskade.<p>Kazaa. LimeWire. Napster. There are hardly any widely used filesharing sites that didn't try to "go legit" at some point after being dinged for facilitating piracy. It doesn’t usually work. Napster, for example, no longer exists; it was …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Cracking Kinect: the Xbox One's new sensor could be a hardware hacker's dream

Will a higher-resolution camera lead to more inventive DIY creations?<p>One of the biggest upgrades to Microsoft's recently unveiled Xbox One console is the new and improved Kinect: the device now features a higher fidelity sensor, a larger field of view compared to the original, and better skeletal …

Someone could be looking to buy 3D printing-darling MakerBot

Since 2009, MakerBot has become one of the central pillars of the consumer 3D printing world. And now, bigger companies could be looking to buy it.<p>The Brooklyn-based company has been in acquisition talks with unnamed suitors, sources tell the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>A MakerBot spokesperson told us the …

6 things entrepreneurs should do before selling their company

<i>Caine Moss and Alon Rotem work for international law firm Goodwin Procter.</i><p>Congratulations! A big-name serial acquirer is preparing a term sheet to purchase your company. While your attention may naturally focus on negotiating the purchase price and closing the deal immediately, here are 6 things …

Former PayPal CEO gets $25M to scale his wealth management service for the ‘forgotten middle’

Personal Capital claims to be the world’s first digital wealth management service, and it’s bolstering these claims with the closure of a $25 million funding round.<p>The funding will be used to hire new talent and grow the Silicon Valley-based company; CEO Bill Harris expects the company to be …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …