With each passing year, Apple releases a new iPhone. And with each passing year, I’m faced with the question of upgrading. On one hand, I want to be practical and save money. My phone still works great and runs the latest version of iOS without limitation, so it’s not imperative that I upgrade. On the other hand, the nerd in me wants the new phone for all the new functionality… Read More
Over the past several months, a handful of on-demand startups reclassified their independent contractors as employees. Others have publicly acknowledged they’re considering the same move, and have been hailed as the “next generation” of the sharing economy: one that takes care of its workers. Meanwhile, established companies like Uber, Upwork (Elance-Odesk), LiveOps and even… Read More
Breaking up is hard enough without having to see your ex’s newfound happiness flung in your face every time you log on to Facebook. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to unfriend your ex, or block them, either. There should be some middle ground. Today, Facebook says it will begin to experiment with new tools that will help people better manage these complicated relationships. Read More
They say the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If that person is a chef of sorts, then kitchen gadgetry is a must-have on their holiday wish list. Be the one to bring home the bacon, so to speak, and give the gift of kitchen tech this season.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll reap the benefits at the recipient’s next dinner party. Read More
He’s back. TransferWise co-founder and CEO Taavet Hinrikus was already on our radar at last year’s Disrupt London, but the startup has been growing nicely since then. After raising $58 million from Andreessen Horowitz and existing investors, the company officially launched in the U.S. That’s why we are excited to announce that Taavet Hinrikus will join us on stage at… Read More
Before the robots replace us we will make love to them. This point is becoming increasingly clear as I wander through the odd world of teledildonics and marvel at the leaps and bounds by which the technology – once in the realm of fantasy – has become a mundane reality. If you are skittish or squeamish about human sexuality I beseech you to click out right now or visit another,… Read More
After NY’s Attorney General ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease and desist all operations in the state, the two companies have responded, filing lawsuits seeking an injunction against the order.
“Today, we have taken decisive legal action to prevent a unilateral, misinformed and legally misguided attempt by the New York Attorney General to act as “judge, jury and… Read More
You probably don’t own a 3D printer yet. Like computers in the early 1980s, it’s an intriguing new technology that hasn’t quite found its place in the home. However, schools and universities are proving to be a petri dish of innovation, where there is an existing space for experimentation and practical application, as well as palpable enthusiasm for the technology among… Read More