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The Last Microsoft Office Stronghold

There was a good, brief discussion on Twitter tonight about Microsoft Office. Specifically, the fact that it’s 2014, so why the hell is anyone still …

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.<p>Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms …

The Results of My Yearlong Physical Product Experiment - Need/Want

A year ago I launched Peel. It was my first foray into making and selling physical products. A year on, this is what I’ve learned and how things are …

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How Google is transforming disaster relief

America Tonight<p>Since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines earlier this month, loved ones around the world have posted more than 107,000 names to Google’s Person Finder. Missing-person lists are nothing new, but in any given disaster, they were often difficult to search or find at …

11 startups that want to fix San Francisco

Last month, I wrote about some organizations that were trying to make government more innovative and efficient. The timing was apt – the …

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Authy Now Lets You Use Its Two-Factor Authentication System On Multiple Devices

Two-factor authentication is one of the most effective ways to keep your accounts safe, but it also means that if you ever lose your phone and don’t have access to a backup code, you won’t be able to read your email or sign in to your WordPress blog. Authy, a startup that focused on making …

Liquid Metal Printer Lays Electronic Circuits on Paper, Plastic, and Even Cotton - MIT Technology Review

One of the dreams of makers the world over is to be able to print electronic circuits on more or less any surface using a desktop printer. The great …

The Man In The Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The …

Backblaze stores 75 petabytes on 25,000 drives, and most are still spinning

Cloud backup provider is fast becoming one of my favorite companies in IT, if only because it shares so much information about its operations. On …

See The Beauty of Math

This video by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux is stunning. It powerfully illustrates the beauty of math, even if you don’t understand math. Make …

Charity Targets 3D Printing’s Plastic Waste Problem With Standards For An Ethical Alternative

As more 3D printers fire up and start chewing through plastic filament to extrude the objects of your dreams, more and more spools of PVC are going to be required to build our DIY future. And that means more plastic waste. Which, let’s face it, we have more than enough of already.<p>But perhaps there …

Raising $20M, Project Frog Ramps Up Production On Its Energy Efficient Buildings

After raising $22 million in 2011, the cleantech building developer Project Frog has now raised $20 million in Series D financing from CCM US LLC and McNally Capital, along with other members of the Cleantech Syndicate.<p>Like an IKEA for energy-efficient buildings, Project Frog develops building …

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Creative Name Generator - Domain names, company names, product names

<b>Languages</b>. Select one language to get wordoids constructed according to the rules of that language. Select two or more to blend the tastes of several …

AngelList new employee reading list

I do the onboarding for all new AngelList team members. Part of it is asking them to read the following (many candidates have read these before they …

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Vector 18: Ben Thompson on missing the iPad magic

Ben Thompson of stratechery, formerly of Apple and Microsoft, talks about the tablet market, including the seeming loss of ‘magic’ in iPad marketing, …

Amazon and the "profitless business model" fallacy

The Missing "Why" of the iPad

<i>This is part two in a series on last week’s iPad event. Part 1: Whither Liberal Arts? | Part 2: The Missing “Why” of the iPad | Part 3: The Magical</i> …

How Apple Makes the Mac Pro

As a product designer, one of my favorite parts about any new Apple product launch is the inevitable "How it's made" video. The Mac Pro incarnation …

This cool MIT-developed wheel will make your bike faster, smarter, and connected

You bicycle could soon be smarter than you are.<p>A team from MIT’s SENSEable City Lab has developed technology called the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data.<p>They launched a startup called …

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30 day returns<p>The Copenhagen Wheel is a cycling experience like no other. We are so confident you will love your Wheel, bring it home and try it for …

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Are you a Supplier?<p>Become a Platform Partner.<p>Let's talk if you are interested in building your online presence, generate eCommerce sales, and …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Comment on How to get meetings with people too busy to see you by Clerence

Hi there,I need an advice from you guys, I want to ask for a very succesful businessman for an informal meeting. I know the gentleman personally and …

THE SMALLEST PRINTING COMPANY

The latest project of The Letterproeftuin. A mobile printing installation for small posters and books. Since 2013. Part of the International Poster …

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Why we exist<p>We believe we are seeing profound changes in the way business works. Our investor, Bloomberg L.P., wants to support and understand these …

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