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The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Sequoia’s Aaref Hilaly Says Messaging Apps Are A New Kind Of Social Network

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya’s skeptical comments about the current wave of tech startups (comments that included a not-too-veiled dig at Snapchat), ended up fueling plenty of discussion at our Disrupt NY conference earlier this week. In fact, when I interviewed Sequoia Capital partner Aaref …

Alone together: will one messaging app rule them all?

Great, I’ll text you later! Never mind, I’ll WhatsApp you later, or are you using Kik now? Ah, I remember, you switched to Viber. Just Facebook me, ok?<p>If you’re using a phone to send friends a quick message, it’s now more likely that you’re using one of these chat apps instead of SMS. In fact, …

Connected Kitchen Scale From Chef Sleeve Tracks Your Nutrition Bite-By-Bite

Chef Sleeve has been selling its iPad-protecting plastic sleeves since 2011 to keep kitchen gunk off the iPad you’re using while you cook. They also make a dishwasher-safe, non-porous chopping board with a built in iPad stand (below right), and a smaller stand in the same recycled paper composite …

Squirrel Evernote Hack Creates A Personalised Newsletter From The Cool Stuff You’ve Saved To Read Later

Another simple but neat Evernote hack that came out of the 24-hour Disrupt NY Hackathon earlier today was Squirrel. Created by coder duo Zainab Ebrahimi and Jabari Bell, the hack turns articles that Evernote readers have saved for reading later into a personalised newsletter. So, unlike the average …

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

The Destruction Hour : Episode 1

Bitcoin Explained (video) - The Fox Is Black

I’m endlessly fascinated by the idea of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that’s certainly shaking up the ideas of traditional financial …

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video …

Sony RX1 review: shooting like a pro with a pocket-sized camera

It’s hard to shoot pictures in the dark. You typically have the choice of either taking a blurry, dim photo, or using a flash and ruining the ambiance. So you buy a DSLR and an appropriately bright lens, but then you're toting around a big, clunky, and very obvious camera setup. But what if you …

Fujifilm X100S Hands-on Review

Weekend Humor: Sony Intern Develops a Sensor Capable of Capturing a Googolplex Pixels

<i>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t. We’re serious.</i><p>Bob Willard was an intern at Sony Corporation of America before he was fired …

Students Create Man-Sized Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish, This Is The Beginning Of The End

It's 5'7" long and weighs 170 pounds. And it operates by itself. Video within.<p>Students and researchers at Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created<p>the death of us alla human-sized autonomous robotic jellyfish, to better study the locomotion of the unusual real-life animal that was its …

UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES - "Trial & Error" (Official Video)