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Former Google+ employee: We f***ed up

A former Google+ employee who spent three years helping create Google+ has written a brutal blog post declaring the tech giant's social network a failure.<p>In a lengthy, at times profane breakdown on blogging platform Medium, Chris Messina, the man credited as inventor of the hashtag, writes that …

Snapchat's not-so-secret weapon: Live events

The camera follows the first batch of wheelchair racers as they speed through the streets of Manhattan, a few miles from the finish line of the New …

Jiro dreams of an end to overfishing

The chef Jiro Ono has delivered a grim warning. (Yes, <i>that</i> Jiro—the eponymous sushi guru in the hit 2011 documentary <i>Jiro Dreams of Sushi.</i>) “I told my young men three years ago sushi materials will totally change in five years,” he said, quoted in the New York Daily News. “And now, such a trend is …

Japan

Activision: Destiny has '9.5M registered' players

Activision must be happy with developer Bungie.<p>The studio’s sci-fi shooter Destiny sold millions and now has 9.5 million registered players. The publisher reiterated that Destiny is the largest launch ever for a new game franchise — although it did not share how many copies it sold. Regardless, …

This 13-year-old just got an investment from Intel Capital to help the blind read

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Shubham Banerjee has invented a technology that could make printing Braille much, much cheaper, and he just raised a seed round to make his idea into a commercial reality.<p>Today, at an annual gathering of its portfolio companies here, Intel Capital announced that it is …

Don't Wear Google Glass: Device Causes Blind Spots By Obstructing Peripheral Vision

Scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) have found Google Glass can cause partial peripheral vision obstruction to …

This Incredible Selfie-Taking Wrist Drone Just Won $500,000

Thought it's still being developed, Christoph Kohstall, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, hopes that Nixie will be the next big thing in selfies. And the $500,000 it just won from Intel may help it along.<p>The Nixie is a tiny, wearable drone with built-in camera and foldable bands that …

Drones

I helped make Alex from Target go viral

<i>This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow the author here.</i><p><b>Update:</b> Abbie (@auscalum) and Alex Lee (@acl163) were never employed by Breakr. Aside from Abbie being a follower and tweeting the photo, we jumped on it with the hashtag #AlexFromTarget<p>Yesterday, we had fun on Twitter with …

Media Industry

Warner becomes first major label to strike licensing deal with SoundCloud

A premium version of SoundCloud is coming next year<p>SoundCloud can finally say it's got the support of at least one major music label: Warner Music Group. The streaming site has signed a licensing agreement with Warner and will pay the label royalties whenever one of its songs is played on …

9 Technologies Companies Will Go Nuts For In 2015

Experts from market research firm Gartner, the IEEE Computer Society, MIT, and other sources have named the tech trends they thought were super hot for businesses in 2014 or are going to become hot in 2015.<p>We've sifted through that information, and have thrown in a few of our own picks to come up …

Internet of Things

10 Things That Make an Addictive Mobile App

<i>Gal Shvebish is the VP Products at MOBurst, a global mobile marketing agency helping first tier startups and brands grow their mobile business.</i><p>Let’s be honest – we are all, to an extent, addicted to mobile device. The smartphone is one of those conveniences of modern life we’ve gotten accustomed to …

'White Noise' For Your Nose Cancels Out Nasty Odors

Scientists have high hopes for "white noise" for the nose.<p>It turns out that two researchers have found the mathematical formula to create an olfactory equivalent of "white noise," which they say could be used to cancel out any pungent odors you may want to get rid of.<p>"This is different than …

The anatomy of the perfect Facebook post: Exactly what to write to get the best results

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You post to your Facebook page, hoping you’ve hit upon something that works.<p>How great would it be know that the post you just published had the best chance of maximizing clicks, likes, and comments.<p>Facebook posts especially—given the dramatic dip in …

Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe, Claim New World Record

<i>Brrr!</i> An international team of scientists claims to have set a world record by cooling an 880-pound block of copper to a temperature of six milliKelvins (or -459.659 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>That's just a smidge above absolute zero, which is roughly -460 Fahrenheit.<p>"This is a major technological …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Mobile Technology

What Some Of Google's Most Elite, Entrepreneurial Employees Are Doing Now

Mayer started the two-year rotational training program to home-grow managers who would be "Googley." The program has since become rather legendary, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Steven Levy that he expects an APM alumni to run the company someday.<p>When you pick people who are leaders and …

Startups