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Eero thinks its tiny box can fix all your WiFi issues

While many of the devices we use every day depend on WiFi -- everything from our smartphones to our TVs -- most home WiFi networks are still woefully slow compared to their wired alternatives. Enter Eero, a small San Francisco startup that aims to bring home WiFi into the future. How? By combining …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Sundance

Codecademy Grows Up With New Pentagram-Designed Brand ID

The Internet’s premier platform for free education in computer programming had an outdated wordmark. Pentagram’s Eddie Opara came to the rescue with a new visual identity.<p>Codecademy is the premier online platform for free coding lessons. Since launching in 2011, over 24 million users have submitted …

Graphic Design

A Co-Founder Of Intrade Is Launching A New Site Today For Fantasy Sports

Intrade was a prediction market where users could make trades on political and world events. It was really popular on Wall Street. Intrade shut down its operations in the U.S. last year after being sued by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.<p>Instead of predicting election outcomes like …

Stock Markets

Internet security researchers use Heartbleed bug to target hackers

Anti-malware researchers have turned the tables on cyber criminals by using the Heartbleed bug to gain access to online forums where hackers congregate.<p>The bug is a flaw in a key piece of security technology used by more than 500,000 websites had been exposing online passwords and other sensitive …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Google Play

Should Warren Buffett break up Berkshire Hathaway?

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could …

China

Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.<p>If you're worried about all that information Google knows about you, the notion of Big G buying a company that builds automated, high-altitude drones might raise a few alarms. The company is called …

Virtual Reality

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Hoverboards

After $300K Kickstarter, Fuel3D Bags Further $2.6M For Its High-Res 3D Scanner & Talks Early IPO

Back in the summer we covered Fuel3D’s Kickstarter campaign for a high res scanner that can turn real world objects into 3D models with accurate geometry and colour — a companion device for the rise in ownership of 3D printers (which of course need 3D blueprints to print).<p>Fuel3D went on to raise …

Infogr.am Secures $1.8M To Scale Its Simple Real-Time Info-Graphics Platform

Infogr.am, which has built a platform for easily creating infographics which can be embedded on sites, has secured a $1.8 million (€1.34 million) investment led by Point Nine Capital with participation from Connect Ventures and HackFwd (the accelerator fund which closed last year but continues as …

Stock traders move into the laser age in pursuit of lightning-fast deals

If you think gamers are obsessive about minimizing lag times, you should look at the lengths stock traders go to in their pursuit of instant communication. Microwave data transmission already bridges the 700-mile distance between Chicago and New York in a mere 4 milliseconds, but until that number …

Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO

Happy Thursday. Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse.<p>We heard that the financing has closed, and that the deal actually got done a month and a half ago. Swisher’s numbers (around $250 million at …