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Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

23 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Wireless speaker company Sonos has updated its entire streaming system to allow for nearly wireless speaker connectivity. Until today, the only way to connect an entire home to the same speaker network was to use something called a Bridge, a $50 box that connected directly to your router via Ethernet. Now, however, the system can connect directly... by John Biggs

The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future

18 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 The world is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. In the past, experts with spreadsheets and econometric models or social scientists with subscale studies and linear models may have been useful. These so-called experts extrapolated from what came before, but as the rate of change has increased, looking to the past is often no longer meaningful... by Vinod Khosla

Miranda July Creates an App That Doubles as a Social Experiment

37 minutes ago - Wired
Miranda July made an app. This is of note because July---a writer, director and actress---is not exactly an app person. For proof, ask July how she feels about technology, and she’ll explain: “I keep picturing some woman dropping her pears on the street and I help her pick them up and then we go our separate ways,” she says. “And for some r...

The Future of Security: Zeroing In On Un-Hackable Data With Quantum Key Distribution

22 minutes ago - Wired
Thieves steal data constantly, so protecting it is an ongoing challenge. There are more than 6,000 banks with 80,000 branches in the United States, nearly 6,000 hospitals and thousands of insurance companies, all with data that we want to be kept private. Traditionally, their valued data is protected by “keys,” which are transmitted between sen...

When It Comes to Innovation, Small Ideas Can Mean Big Wins

22 minutes ago - Wired
Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. We’re gonna make millions Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s som...

SoftBank's humanoid helper robot will come to the US within a year

39 minutes ago - Engadget
Good news: you won't have to book a flight to Japan to try SoftBank's Pepper robot for yourself. The telecom now expects the helpful humanoid machine to launch in the US within a year. There's no mention of American pricing so far, although you may by Jon Fingas

An Interview With The Potato Salad King Of Ohio, Zack Danger Brown

48 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 It’s rare to meet a comedy genius at a Tee Jay’s Country Place in Columbus, Ohio, but that’s just what I did when I sat down for breakfast with Zack Danger Brown, the guy who blew up the Internet a few weeks ago with his exciting potato salad Kickstarter. Brown has rocketed to fortune and glory thanks to his gag and is now (potentially) goi... by John Biggs

Google Doubles Down On Productivity With ‘Google For Work’ Rebrand

48 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 This morning at its San Francisco offices, Google announced a rebrand of its enterprise products, renaming the set of tools and productivity services ‘Google for Work.’ The new nomenclature will stretch across the company’s various business tools, with each service picking up a ‘for Work’ appendage — Google now vends Drive for Work... by Alex Wilhelm

T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

48 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total Snaptee has raised so far to $1.95 million. Read Mo... by Catherine Shu

Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Samsung is trying to add some additional cachet to its brand with a self-produced line of high-end audio accessories, dubbed “Level” by the Korean electronics giant. The Level series includes three different types of headphones, including an in-ear model, an on-ear version and an over-ear variety. The Level In, Level On and Level Over each of... by Darrell Etherington

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