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These portable antennas let you send texts with friends, even when you don't have service

Daniela Perdomo, CEO and co-founder of the communications startup goTenna, actually despises it.<p>"When you go to Coachella, your text messages should not go to a tower," Perdomo tells Business Insider.<p>That's why goTenna launched its first product last year, a portable antenna that uses VHF radio …

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How to build an AirPlay receiver with Raspberry Pi Zero

AirPlay is great for wirelessly piping music through your home, but even basic AirPlay speakers come with a hefty price tag attached. You may already …

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Build Your Own GSM Base Station For Fun And Profit

Over the last few years, news that police, military, and intelligence organizations use portable cellular phone surveillance devices – colloquially …

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From Former Amazon Execs, Pro.com Tells You How Much That Home Project Will Cost

Pro.com promises it can calculate how much a job will cost before you even commit to talking to a service provider.<p>There are many websites that try to connect people to service providers who will come fix up their homes: Thumbtack, Handybook, Redbeacon (bought by Home Depot), Porch.com, …

Spurious Correlations finds the hidden, totally pointless connections between everything

Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped onto each other — margarine consumption and the divorce rate, crude oil imports and number of …

Men’s Fashion Club Jackthreads Makes Online Shopping Less Lonely

Jackthreads, the members-only online shopping club helmed by founder Jason Ross and Thrillist’s Ben Lerer, is working on something brand new in the ecommerce space. The goal: to make the online shopping experience more like the real-life, brick-and-mortar shopping experience.<p>Today, the move is but …