Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project

unnamed (5) Some of us, four legged friends included, hit some bad luck once in a while. Some have it harder than others. A good friend of mine, TurboRoo, has an interesting story to share and a new campaign to help others in his situation. Turbo was brought into a vet in 2014 to give up for adoption. He was 4 weeks old and was born without his front legs. Luckily, he was adopted by the awesome people… Read More

Mad At All These Star Wars Spoilers? Install Star Wars Spoiler Blocker

starwars There are two kinds of people: those who are sick of all this Star Wars news nonsense, and those who just want to avoid any spoiler before seeing Star Wars Episode VII. In both cases, you’re in luck because the Jitbit co-founders have something for you — the Star Wars Spoiler Blocker extension. Read More

Uber Chases The Perfect Ride With Back-To-Back Trips

shutterstock_6701266 There’s a secret equation Uber is constantly trying to optimize, where Uber and the driver earn the most money possible while the passenger pays the least. Internally, I’ve heard Uber refers to this as “the perfect ride”. It might seem like the two halves of the equation fundamentally clash, and in a way they do, but the trick is in maximizing efficiency of every part… Read More

Apple’s Holiday Ad Features Andra Day, Stevie Wonder And VoiceOver

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 18.09.01 Named ‘Someday at Christmas,’ Apple just shared its holiday video ad ahead of Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the holiday season. Surprisingly, it doesn’t showcase Apple’s latest and greatest products. Instead, it focuses on music and family time. It also features Andra Day and Stevie Wonder. Read More

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing their libraries for the hardware in a given machine. After testing Boost in private alpha for the last few… Read More

Deezer Introduces Family Plan, $16 For Up To 6 People

deezer Shortly after indefinitely postponing its IPO, music streaming startup Deezer just announced a new family plan to keep up with the competition. You can now subscribe to a family plan for €14.99 per month ($16). For this price, you get six different profiles so that you can get sepratate playlists and music recommendations for each profile. Read More

Steve Wildstrom, Tech Journalist, Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

nevin_for_homepage Steve Wildstrom, a long time Business Week columnist and one of the first journalists to focus primarily on technology, died on November 24 of brain cancer. Wildstrom wrote the Technology & You for Business Week from 1994 to 2009. He was a larger-than-life figure in the world of journalism and, more specifically, tech journalism. His wife confirmed his death via Facebook. Born in… Read More

Google’s Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live Early Next Year

google-amp-ex Google has plans to accelerate your web browsing on mobile devices, and we’ll start seeing the results of those efforts as early as next year, the company says. According to a new update regarding Google’s “AMP” project – or the “Accelerated Mobile Pages Project,” as it’s also known – thousands of publishers have expressed interest in… Read More

In Delivery Race, Deliv Scores Win with Walgreen’s Deal

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 11.16.47 PM With competition between same-day delivery startups as fierce as it’s ever been, every win counts. And today, Deliv, a three-year-old, 50-person, Menlo Park, Ca.-based startup, is putting one on the board with a new same-day prescription delivery deal with Walgreen’s. Right now, the service is relegated to Dallas, which has 67 store locations that will deliver prescription orders… Read More

What’s Your Favorite New Startup of 2015?

Best New Startup Crunches 2015 We have now entered the final stretches of one of the most exciting times of the year…and I am not referring to the holidays. The nominations for the 9th Annual Crunchies Award Show are open and we are in the final days of the nomination period that ends on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 5PM. Read More