Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Charity Donation App Tinbox Wants Brands To Fund Free Giving

By TechCrunch:

Tinbox Paris based startup Tinbox, which was founded in January last year by a couple of friends at Warwick University in the U.K., is aiming to make a business out of letting people donate freely to charities of their choice via a mobile app. Read More




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littleBits' synth kit plays nice with analog gear and audio software

By Engadget:

littleBits and Korg first teamed up on a kit for aspiring musicians back in 2013, and now the duo is at it again. This time around, the two companies collaborated on MIDI, CV and USB I/O modules, adding to the existing Lego-like DIY audio collection....

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As April Fools' arrives, Google flips out and T-Mobile goes to the dogs

By CNET:

The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day. Also: Samsung's smart knife and Chromebooks that do the browsing for you.

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'Un Chien Andalou' inspires a surreal indie game from Russian devs

By Engadget:

In 1929, famed artist Salvador Dalí and filmmaker Luis Buñuel awoke from a night of strange dreams, Buñuel recalling the image of a razor blade cloud slicing through the moon as if it were an eyeball, and Dalí describing a human hand covered in ants....

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When April Fools’ Day Gets More Love Than Good Policy

By TechCrunch:

5378384897_2e8c6bfc24_o Here is something to ponder: Silicon Valley will have gotten more work done on its April Fools’ Day jokes tomorrow than Washington has gotten done in the past several years. And that’s scary, for as much as playing PacMan on Google Maps is funny and maybe even endearing, driving on bridges ready to collapse is not. Read More




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Google Glass app can help socially awkward penguins speak in public

By Engadget:

Fear of public speaking is quite common, and chances are you either know someone who has it or you suffer from the phobia yourself. This smart glass app called Rhema, created by researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University ...

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Snapdeal Acquires RupeePower, Will Add Loans, Other Financing To Its Marketplace

By TechCrunch:

indian rupees India’s Snapdeal has been on an acquisition spree in the last several months, tapping into the $1.1 billion it has raised from the likes of Softbank to expand from being a marketplace for goods into a platform for all kinds of online transactions. The latest chapter in this story is today’s news that it has acquired a majority stake in RupeePower, a provider of loans and credit… Read More




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Monday, March 30, 2015

This Easy Cheese 3D Printer Offers Sweet, Golden Disruption

By TechCrunch:

Easy_Cheese We toss the word “disruption” around far to frivolously here but I think we’ve finally found a product that deserves to be called amazing, magical, game-changing, and – dare I say it? – disruptive. It is an Easy Cheese 3D printer, four words that have never been brought together in the English language yet that are so important to the future of mankind. What are… Read More




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Former feds in Silk Road case stand accused of stealing bitcoins

By Engadget:

While Ross Ulbricht was found guilty for creating and running the online black market known as Silk Road, it seems that a couple of Federal agents assigned to the case weren't so innocent either. The US Justice Department has just charged two former ...

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'I like the feel of the CD': Parody vid skewers clueless media execs

By CNET:

In Funny or Die's promo for the conference "The Monsters of a Rapidly Changing Media Landscape," baffled media experts admit that they're "really trying to figure out mobile."

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How Coffee Machines Work

By Tech Stuff:

Lauren Vogelbaum joins the show to talk about coffee machines. What's the history of coffee and how do the various gadgets work? Coffee!

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I use Amazon for a lot of my shopping. Now, when I shop, I know that it will help a charity I cherish: DonorsChoose.

Fraudster's phoney email tricked prison into releasing him

By Engadget:

In the movies, a daring prison escape usually involves a carefully orchestrated plan filled with intricate tunnels, ingenious bribes and chaotic distractions. But for Neil Moore, performing a similar breakout in the real world was so much simpler. Wi...

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LimeRoad, A Fashion Scrapbooking Site Based In India, Scoops Up $30M Series C

By TechCrunch:

LimeRoad LimeRoad, a New Delhi-based site that lets users create and share collages of fashion product, announced today that it has raised a $30 million series C led by Tiger Global, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Matrix Partners India. Read More




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G20 world leaders' personal information leaked in 'email error'

By CNET:

Australian G20 organisers have been left red faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and more.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

By TechCrunch:

magic America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform. Read More




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