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Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary last year

Austin tech workers made $202,000 on average, adjusted for cost of living, the highest in the U.S.<p>Tech workers in Austin saw the sharpest salary increases, making 7 percent more on average last year than they did the year before, according to new data released today by Hired, a job search …

A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. classrooms

Silicon Valley is determined to improve education by infusing it with technology. Its latest example is Kiddom, whose personalized learning software …

Health Care

39 new artists that are going to own 2017

<b>What will 2017 bring? Politically, we don't want to talk about it. It's not looking too clever.</b><p>Musically, though, we're in good company - listening …

Eleplanter

While the charm of designer Scott Henderson's self-watering Eleplanter is undeniable, there's more at play than a cute animal reference. The trunk of the elephant actually functions as a watering reservoir, holding two weeks of liquid. The plant and soil rest in a receptacle with tiny weep holes, …

VIVO Walls' Plant Holders

Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away from the camera, however, he makes striking, useful …

This Twitter bot generates a new fantasy world every hour

All the maps you ever needed, plus the code that made them<p>Pop quiz: how many elaborately detailed, scientifically generated topographical maps have you created in the last day or so? Chances are the answer is "none," unless you're writing or publishing a series of old-school fantasy novels. Those …

PhotoCrowd Offers Users Gorgeous New Print Store

<i>Check out our Kickstarter! $10 is all you need to get started on a year’s worth of inspiration!</i><p>PhotoCrowd is already a pretty cool way to display …

Photography

Hobnob Lets You Create Personalized Event Invites To Send By Text

There are a number of services today that allow you to create and send digital invitations to birthdays, parties and other events, where the invites themselves are sent out via email, social networks, or even by postal mail if you choose. But a new application called Hobnob, launching now, is …

Mixmax Raises $1.5M From Harrison Metal, Floodgate To Bring Interactive Apps To E-mail

Mixmax, which is making e-mail interactive with apps that set-up calendar meetings and polls, raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal, Floodgate’s Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko, Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures and angels Eric Ries, Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung, Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams, Inkling CEO …

Indie music service Bandcamp reaches $100m of payments to artists

With sales up 30%, US company says it’s bucking music industry trends and helping musicians to get paid for their work<p>Independent music company Bandcamp has hit a new milestone: $100m (£66m) of payments to artists for music and merchandise sold through its site since its launch in 2008.

Indie Music

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as Dirty Thugs - "My Brother's Keeper"