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Uphold

Disrupting international payroll<p>Bitwage enables same-day payments costing less than 1% and using Uphold, global payroll recipients can receive …

FinTech

Shocase

Shocase is Marketing’s Professional Network. Built to feature, connect and promote marketing professionals from all disciplines, Shocase functions …

Marketing

SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit review: Skylink's DIY security kit is basic but dependable - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SkylinkNet's kit was a reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to-use app.<p><b>The Bad</b> Skylink won't call the police for you if the alarm goes off, and its system won't integrate into a larger connected-home setup.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> There's nothing groundbreaking about …

Home Automation

Lucibel's brilliant vision of the future of LED, Smart Lighting & Li-Fi

In the suburbs of Paris, a nondescript building in Rueil-Malmaison fails to paint the stereotype picture of a startup that I’ve come to expect. I …

I-O-N Ceramic Pendant Lights from Porcelain Bear

Melbourne, Australia based Porcelain Bear designs and makes some pretty stunning porcelain objects, furniture, and lighting. Our favorite designs …

Payment processor Stripe helps launch a new currency, the Stellar

Stripe might be best known for enabling online merchants and websites to process payments more easily, but its team also strongly believes in decentralized payment networks and cryptocurrencies.<p>Today, Stripe announced that it has invested $3 million into Stellar, which is an open source project, a …

Build your own open source hardware Nest-style smart thermostat

Alan sez, "Spark.io provides instructions for making your own Nest-like 'smart' thermostat. Of course it's entirely open source, with files on …

Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration

Fon, a free “crowdsourced” WiFi network that is created out of people sharing a portion of their private WiFi connections, is today announcing another $14 million in funding led by Qualcomm Ventures as it gears up to tackle new areas like the U.S. and business users. It will also be teaming up with …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

Humin App Adds a Human Touch to Your Phone’s Address Book

Take a look at your smartphone’s address book. Maybe it does a good job of storing basic contact information, but it doesn’t tell you much about the …