Robert Rick

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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

MakerBot + RaspberryPi + Google Chrome = HappyMaker!

We recently acquired a MakerBot Replicator 2 here at Truth Labs. He is affectionately known as Arnold of Villanova II (Arnold for short). In the maker spirit, we rolled our own chrome extension to let us know what Arnold is up to. We used some cool tech – s3g Protocol, Raspberry Pi, Node.js and of …

Microsoft appears set to abandon Windows RT

Operating system based on ARM chips for tablet devices could be killed off in 2014<p>Microsoft look set to ditch Windows RT, its version of Windows for tablet which runs on Arm-based processors rather than Intel, according to comments made by a senior executive at the company.<p>Julie Larson-Green, …

Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund Backs Former Googlers’ Retail Tech Startup Index in $7 Million Round

Retail software startup Index, which aims to give retailers a better idea of who’s shopping in their stores and shoppers a more personalized …

Dash’s new iOS app finally brings the bar tab into the 21st century

With Dash, New York City restaurants are about to get a much-needed kick in the app.<p>The app, which lets users pay for bar tabs and restaurant bills with their smartphones, represents a future of mobile payments that, while long promised, has yet to arrive for most people.<p>Dash CEO Jeff McGregor says …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …