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Kik adds group video chat to its messaging app

Kik, the chat app that’s hugely popular among teens and young people in North America, is finally adding video chat to its service.<p>Rather than straight up person-to-person video calls like Apple’s FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or the recently introduced WhatsApp feature, Kik has added a less …

Chatbots

Why AirPods are the future of wireless audio

Their sound quality may not impress audiophiles but Apple's odd-looking wireless earbuds set a new experience standard for connections that the …

The Top 9 Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

Smart mattress covers, RNA diagnostics, and photosynthetic grow lights were among the big ideas that shone brightest on stage at Demo Day 1 for Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 batch. Fifty startups presented on the record, including a massive influx of hardware companies and biotech firms. You can read …

You Might Never Need Another Root Canal With This New Kind of Filling

There’s lots of fun things you could be doing this weekend, barring unexpected misfortune—like needing an emergency root canal. It’s arguably the …

The Ultimaker 2 is a really good 3D printer that costs too much

You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App

August 23, 2015<br>More and more of our favourite educational tools are making it to Chromebooks. After the digital portfolio app Seesaw, here is Explain …

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Yet Another English Fail on Japanese TV

English is not an easy language for Japanese people. But you’d think that Fuji TV, one of Japan’s biggest television networks, would have a native …

Japan

Apple Watch has as much RAM as iPhone 4

Now that the Apple Watch is out in the wild, we’re starting to see teardowns of its internals. iFixit has shown us the Taptic Engine, Digital Crown and tiny battery, but it wasn’t able to pry open the little computer that runs the entire device, the S1.<p>It turns out that the Watch’s system-on-a-chip …

Apple Watch

Can Creativity be Taught?

Having Trouble Defining a Topic? Maybe you did not spend enough time thinking about it.In this short video, Sir Ken Robinson (@sirkenrobinson) …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

Instapps Builds Stores For Merchants on Facebook

Made in Malaysia, Instapps helps merchants to set up an online storefront within their Facebook page. Instapps allows merchants to easily manage …

Asia

HackSpaces Is A Cloud-Based Management Tool For Co-Working Spaces

Increasingly, startups and hackers and designers are working out of co-working spaces, and almost all of those co-working spaces have the same problems: People have food and items delivered but aren’t around to sign for them; everyone is fighting for space in the conference rooms; and the spaces …

AT&T’s ‘Digital Life’ home automation suite goes live in 15 markets; iOS apps, pricing

Last year, AT&T rolled out a test phase of its new Digital Life home automation and security suite. Starting today, the company will be rolling out the final product in 15 markets. The system is launching in Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boulder, Colo., Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, …

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LayoutIt! lets you create and download Bootstrap code using Drag and Drop. - 4CAST

<b>If you’re a web developer, and hate working on building the grid system using Twitter Bootstrap, this one if for you. LayoutIt allows you to make</b> …

Whoa, Computer Graphics Can Make Water Look Real Now

Now here's something impressive. PhysXInfo seems to have solved one of the tougher problems in computer graphics: realistic fluid dynamics. In other …

Parse

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in the community and beyond. It’s been a great year and we couldn’t be providing all that is …

Piktochart Co-Founder: Female Entrepreneurs Less Stuck in the Mud When the Going Gets Tough

We released our Startup Asia Singapore 2013 infographic, and it’s looking pretty thanks to the folks at Piktochart. Our friendship with Piktochart …

Infographics

Manufacturing in the Cloud Reaches New Heights

Electronics manufacturing giant PCH International is expanding its accelerator to launch more hardware startups, VentureWire has learned.<p>Since starting the program in 2011, PCH Chief Executive Liam Casey says he’s seen interest accelerate “significantly.” The accelerator has fielded more than 200 …

Shift attacks Salesforce, Adobe with ‘open marketing cloud,’ an app store for digital marketing tools

Salesforce says it has the world’s only unified social marketing suite. Adobe says its marketing cloud is a single service that includes everything digital marketers need to get ahead.<p>Shift begs to differ.<p>“We’re bringing the market alternative to the closed, rigid marketing cloud that Adobe and …

What Fuels Innovation: Tools or Creativity?

In the last few years, 3D printers, laser cutters, and a variety of powerful manufacturing tools have made their way into small workshops and makerspaces. Tools and technologies that were formerly only available to large machine shops have become affordable or rebuilt from scratch (more or less) by …

Alipay Launches Sound Wave Mobile Payments System In Beijing Subway

Alipay has launched a new payment system in the Beijing subway that uses sound waves to connect smartphones with vending machines. The sound wave payment system was introduced with the Alipay Wallet mobile app in January and uses white noise (link via Google Translate) generated by a smartphone to …

Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Learn-to-code startups abound these days, but one in particular is focusing on the very young and is having some success in elementary schools around the country — even underserved schools with no budgets for STEM but a great need for better tools.<p>The startup is Tynker; it makes a web-based …

Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West — But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year

One to 1.2 million Raspberry Pi microcomputers have shipped since the device’s launch just over a year ago but where in the world are they located? While it’s impossible to say exactly where* each Pi has ended up, the vast majority of the devices sold to-date have shipped to developed nations — …

The Y Combinator Startup Index

In a former life I served as Editor of Seattle 2.0, and one of the most popular pieces of content we produced was the Seattle 2.0 Index – a monthly …