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Stanford Scientists Demo Promising Aluminum-Ion Battery

This embed is invalid<p>Scientists at Stanford University have developed a prototype bendable battery made from aluminum that charges very quickly, is long lasting and offers safety advantages over lithium cells given the materials used are less volatile and do not catch fire if perforated. So, bottom …

Clean Energy

The Regulatory Fault Line For Startups Moves To Washington

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ron Klain, a former high-level White House aide in the Obama and Clinton administrations, is general counsel of Revolution LLC, a Washington-based investment firm.</i><p>For the past few years, the most visible friction between startups and regulatory agencies has been on the local level. …

Startups

The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Goodwin is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media.</i><p>Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s …

Warby Parker

What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new …

3D Printing

Lelijk eendje wordt kenniszwaan

“De voorheen lelijkste straat van Amsterdam wordt de slimste straat van Nederland,” hoopt Matthijs ten Berge, directeur van het Amsterdam Creative …

The Back Office Developers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pratham Mittal is the cofounder of</i> <i>VenturePact</i><i>, a marketplace that helps companies hire pre-screened software development teams.</i><p>What are the five biggest tech employers in the world? I conducted a survey of some tech entrepreneurs and interestingly, almost everyone guessed wrong.<p>If you …

Workstations

Apple’s Latest Betrayal

“Seriously, fuck them,” wrote one tweeter called M.J. The person was speaking about Apple and the new MacBook the company recently announced. There are countless other tweets and comments with the same sentiment. Right now there’s visceral hate directed at the company. A swathe of consumers feel …

MacBook Air

Google[x] Head Astro Teller Says Moonshots Are All About Embracing Failure

Google’s ‘Captain of Moonshots’ Astro Teller admitted to a packed crowd at SXSW that a number of Google[x] projects have experienced a series of “bumps and scrapes” over the last five years. But he also highlighted how the Google lab attempts to overcome those issues and “embrace failure” in …

Wearable Tech

Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Leap Buses Are Hitting San Francisco’s Streets This Week

It’s been a year in the making.<p>Transit startup Leap is finally launching in San Francisco with completely overhauled buses and a route from the Marina to the downtown area.<p>The startup, which is trying to rethink mass transit, is competing with a host of other shared transit companies from Y …

Transportation

Millennials Insist The Future Will Be Shared

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Mike Montgomery is the executive director of CALinnovates.</i><p>What happens when 80-year-old laws meet 21st-century millennial? We’re about to find out. In California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles threatened the future of ride sharing by dusting off a 1930s law that requires …

Uber

Leasing Creative Office Space? Don’t Get Screwed

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>John Kim, Esq., is principal at Miren.Co, a commercial real estate brokerage, and Co-Founder of Opodz, a co-working space in Downtown Los Angeles.</i><p>Good startups grow. Great startups grow smartly, with a watchful eye toward an unrestrictive future. Naturally, however, even the most …

Real Estate

Teen faces murder charge after posing for Snapchat selfie with victim

A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania is facing murder charges after allegedly killing a classmate and sharing a picture of himself with the victim's body over Snapchat.<p>Maxwell Marion Morton was charged with first-degree murder last Friday reports the <i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i>, after police were shown a …

Crime

Wake Up: A Strategic Intel Report on Millennials

Tracking the elusive Millennial. For years now, it's been the subject of much scrutiny and debate among marketers. In these pages you'll f...<p>See More

Reflections On Microconsoles

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Tis the season for reflection and I’d like to reflect on what happened to microconsoles. (<i>Disclosure: I worked at OUYA a little</i> …

Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation.<p>While this won’t get you a …