This robot automatically prints and burns Trump’s tweets

If asked to describe President Trump’s Twitter persona, I’d say he was a can of gasoline looking for a lit match. Incendiary tweets manage to rile supporters and skeptics alike, and all we can do is watch the world burn, at least figuratively, each time Trump hits the “Tweet” button. This isn’t by accident, Trump enjoys the attention. A Twitter bot manages to make this analogy a literal one, and outshine Trump in the process. For each tweet, @burnedyourtweet does just what its name suggests: pri...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Trump, Twitter Bot

The Matrix Voice is an Alexa for your Raspberry Pi

 Matrix Labs just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for what amounts to an AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi which allows you, a mere mortal, to make your own Alexa in your basement. Created by Rodolfo Saccoman and Brian Sanchez their first board, the Creator, fits right on top of a standard RaspPi and gives you an 8 microphone array, a temperature sensor,… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Technology, Raspberry Pi, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Alexa, Rodolfo Saccoman, Brian Sanchez

Tinder is testing a new feature that makes it easier to chat with your matches

If you've ever felt like using Tinder on your phone wasn't enough, you'll soon be able to swipe to your heart's content on your computer. Tinder is currently testing an interface called "Tinder Online," which brings the popular dating app to your web or mobile browser. In my first look at the beta version, Tinder Online doesn't improve much on the iconic swiping interface. Truth be told, it's more fun to swipe on your phone. But chatting on your computer feels a lot more convenient, so I can s...
Tags: Trends, Pandora, United States, North Las Vegas, Tinder Online

As the Oculus Rift turns 1, Facebook is still responsible for where VR goes next

 Today, the Oculus Rift turns one.  The virtual reality system very well may have been the most important consumer gadget to be released last year, and for all the critiques and praise that have pushed it through 2016, it’s clear we’re still looking at a technology that hasn’t scratched its fullest potential. For better or worse, Facebook’s Oculus has been the… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Facebook s Oculus

Space Needle, union agree on contract proposal

After six years of wrangling, the Space Needle and the union that represents the Seattle landmark’s restaurant servers, valets and other workers have finally reached tentative agreement on a labor contract.
Tags: Business, News, Economy, Seattle, Local News, Local Business

Would You Rather Get $1 Million or $5000 a Month for Retirement?

 One million dollars sounds like a hell of a lot of money, but when it comes to retirement, it might not take you as far as you think. The Wall Street Journal refers to this perspective as “the illusion of wealth.” Here’s what it means.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Retirement, Wall Street Journal, life-hacks

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise

After Tuesday's vote by the House of Representatives to strip online privacy protections, a new site aims to mask your browsing history with search noise. The post Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Business, Privacy, Congress, Data, House Of Representatives, Tracking, Isp

Sway is another interactive relaxation app from ustwo

 Digital design studio ustwo — best known for its mobile gaming chops — is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and wellbeing apps in recent years, with the launch of a second ‘interactive meditation’ app, called Sway. Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Apps, Europe, Sway, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Ustwo, Mobile Health, Pause, Headspace, Moodnotes

Introducing VerticalResponse en español

Read in English | Leer en español If you’re a small business owner, you know how important it is to look for new opportunities. Today, we’re excited to introduce the Spanish-language version of VerticalResponse. With this update, Spanish speakers now have a leading platform to power their business’s email marketing programs.  A look at the numbers A survey of business owners conducted by the Census Bureau showed Hispanic-owned businesses accounted for almost 12 percent of all U.S. businesses. ...
Tags: Business, United States, Email Marketing, Census Bureau, Product Updates, National Women s Business Council, Ruben Guerra, Latin Business Association

Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

Washington, D.C – March 29, 2017 ( Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, jumped 5.5 percent to 112.3 in February from 106.4 in January. Last month’s index reading is 2.6 percent above ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Radio, West, February, South, 2017, Northeast, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun NAR, Lawrence Yun

Democrats strike out on 3rd attempt to get Trump's taxes

Everybody saw this coming. The Republican-controlled Ways and Means Committee killed the latest effort by Democrats to get a glimpse of Donald J. Trump's tax returns. The tax-writing panel held a hearing Tuesday, March 28, afternoon on H. Res. 186, a measure sponsored by committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-New Jersey), that would have ordered the Treasury Secretary to provide 10 years of Trump's tax returns to the House. New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell makes a point during the markup of ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Taxes, Congress, Russia, New York City, Gop, South Dakota, House, New Jersey, Treasury, Ohio, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Crowley

Ford is giving GT owners 5 ways to drive its $400,000 supercar (F)

The production version of the Ford GT, a $400,000 supercar, is beginning to make its way to some lucky first owners. The automaker won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT race-car in 2016 and is making only 250 production GTs a year through 2020. Like all modern supercars, the GT will have multiple drive modes. The supercar's relatively minimalist interior features a racing-inspired steering wheel that boasts Ford's answer to Ferrari's famous manettino drive-mode selector. We got to check out th...
Tags: Trends, Ferrari, Ford, Manhattan, Detroit Auto Show, Ferrar, Ford Normal, V Max, Derek Bier

Prospects for life in solar system are good as amino acids and water ice seem ubiquitous in asteroid belt and nearing a dozen subsurface liquid ocean worlds

There is evidence for subsurface oceans within nearly a dozen bodies (planets, asteroids and moons) in the solar system. Jupiter's Europa, Saturn's Enceladus and Titan have the strongest evidence.The Asteroid Ceres has joined Mars and several satellites of the giant planets in the list of locations in the solar system that may harbor life. The dwarf planet has water. Now, infrared spectra taken from the orbiting Dawn spacecraft reveal organic-rich regions in and around its ~50-kilometer...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Water, Nasa, Oceans, Innovation, Rosetta, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Europa, Dione, Telescopes, Churyumov Gerasimenko, Ganymede

Razer’s acquisition of THX turned the new Blade Pro into a certified production machine

 We first got the hint that Razer wanted to gain the favor of entertainment power users when it bought THX last year, which became a subsidiary company and part of the process of making a new entertainment and production certified laptop: the new Blade Pro. A few days ago, I spoke with PR reps from Razer and THX’s own senior vice president of technical operations, Peter Vasay, who said… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Hardware, Razer, Peter Vasay

Congress votes to repeal internet privacy rules TODAY – here’s how to stop them

A very important vote goes before the US House of Representatives today, and if you have any regard for your online privacy, then you need to contact your Rep now. Here’s the fastest way to do just that. You might have heard that the Republican-controlled Senate just voted to repeal the internet’s basic privacy rules. Without these rules, your Internet Service Provider can sell your information to the highest bidder without your knowledge or consent. And if you hadn’t heard yet, I’m sorry to ter...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, US House of Representatives

It sounds like Munchery’s early investors are screwed

 Munchery, an on-demand food delivery startup that has already raised more than $120 million, is reportedly looking to raise an additional $15 million in funding that would force a recapitalization of the company, Bloomberg reports. Munchery reportedly has raised more than $5 million in this new financing. As part of the recapitalization, Munchery issued shares to new investors in the form of… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Bloomberg, Munchery

Amazon unveils 2 grocery pickup locations in Seattle

Dubbed AmazonFresh Pickup, the locations are designed for shoppers who make their purchases online and then select a time to pick them up. An Amazon employee will bring the bags directly to the shopper’s car.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Seattle

10 Amazingly Luxurious Homes

1. Antilla, Mumbai 2. Updown Court, England 3. Versailles, Florida 4. Fleur De Lys, California 5. Hearst Mansion, California 6. Acqua Liana, Florida 7. Villa Leopolda, France 8. The Manor, California 9. The Manalapan Residence, Florida 10. Barbie Mansion, California
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Luxury, Property, Homes, Just For Fun, Antilla Mumbai, Updown Court England, Versailles Florida, Fleur De Lys California, Hearst Mansion California, Acqua Liana Florida, Villa Leopolda France, Manalapan Residence Florida, Manor California

See you tonight at the Boulder Micro-Meetup

 A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on today, March 29th, at 7pm. You’ll have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and it’s in… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Broadway, Boulder, Meetups, Karaoke, Boulder Colorado, Spruce, Boomtown, Boulder Micro Meetup

The Deck ad network is shutting down

 The Deck, an ad network whose funding members included Daring Fireball, Kottke and Waxy, announced today that it’s shutting down. As a simple, clean ad network focused on independent websites,The Deck  may have seemed like a bit of a throwback — and indeed, in his blog post announcing the shutdown, founder Jim Coudal tied the network’s fate to broader changes in the online… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Advertising Tech, Jim Coudal, The Deck, Fireball Kottke

Web Weaving – Utilising Digital Marketing To Ensnare A Wider Audience

Think of your website as a web in the middle of your sales funnel. You want potential customers to stick to the web so they will browse and hopefully make a purchase, but first you have to lead them to your website. As we know all too well, in today’s digital age, simply creating a website and waiting for customers to come to you isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have draw them in. If you feel stuck, as if your current audience is too limited, it might be time to widen your digital net to ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Marketing, Ppc, Online Marketing, Others, Digital Marketing, Google Adwords

Uber issues diversity report, tries to control ‘hard-charging attitude’

After a string of scandals, new HR chief acknowledges the “aggression” in the ride-hailing company’s corporate culture “needs to be shaved back.”
Tags: Business, Technology, News

An Argument Is Not A Discussion

Usually when I write a post on a diversity issue I get few people to comment, let alone read it. That’s why last week’s post about privilege & cultural appropriation stood out because not only did it get a couple of comments but it got me talking to a few people on Twitter. discussing this cow The first person I talked to is someone I know locally. We had a nice discussion where, I hope, we both got to talk and listen to each other (thanks Ben). Just as our conversation ended som...
Tags: Leadership, Discussions, Communications, Digiprove, Ben Just, Larry Buford

A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin’s Civil War

As a civil war over the future of bitcoin simmers, a new kind of blockchain offers a more peaceful way to bring democratic rule to cryptocurrency. The post A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin's Civil War appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Business, Crowdsourcing, Bitcoin, Blockchain

Presentamos VerticalResponse en español

Read in English | Leer en español Si tienes tu propia pequeña empresa, ya sabes lo importante que es buscar nuevas oportunidades. Hoy nos complace anunciar la versión en español de VerticalResponse. Con esta mejora, los hablantes de español contarán con una plataforma líder para potenciar el programa de mercadeo por correo electrónico de sus empresas. Lo que dicen los números Según un estudio de empresarios realizado por la Oficina del Censo, las empresas con propietarios hispanos representan ...
Tags: Business, Email Marketing, Estados Unidos, Product Updates, Linzi Breckenridge

A startup selling 'bloody' plant-based burgers is ramping up — and McDonald's should pay attention

Impossible Foods, a startup selling "bloody," plant-based burgers that even the most ardent meat-lovers can get behind, was in talks with McDonald's to supply the fast-food giant with its buzzy burger, The Guardian reported in March. It's unclear how recent these conversations were. David Lee, COO and CEO of Impossible Foods, tells Business Insider that such partnerships are likely as consumers demand more plant-based alternatives. But the startup can't team up with the Golden Arches — or any ot...
Tags: Google, New York, California, Stanford, Trends, West Coast, Impossible Foods, Lee, Brown, McDonald, Pat Brown, Golden Arches, CaliBurger, David Lee COO, Zynga for Impossible Foods

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power — no matter what Trump does

There's one simple fact that may just change your thoughts on renewable power. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year. To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy: Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it! In comparison, the total amount of energy that all humans use in a year is about 410 quintillion Joules. The average American home ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Earth, Donald Trump, Trump, US Department of Energy, US Energy Information Administration Market, Northwestern University Lab

Twitch to start selling video games this week

 Video game streaming site Twitch will soon begin selling PC games and other in-game content on its site, the company says. We understand the games may arrive as soon as tomorrow or later this week, though the exact timing is still in flux. Already one of the top destinations for live streaming and fan engagement, it’s not surprising that Twitch would take the final step to become a… Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gaming, Ecommerce, Games, Marketplace, Shopping, Sales, Tech, E-commerce, Streaming, Twitch, Live Streaming, Gamers, Game Sales

MIT team urges Trump to secure electric grid, financial sector from cyber threat

 In a new 50 page report, a team of MIT cybersecurity researchers asserts that the most vital economic systems in the U.S. are essentially defenseless, imploring the Trump administration to do something about it instead of just waiting for everything to come crashing down. Our nation’s core industries, much like anything connected to the internet, are just so many digital locks waiting… Read More
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Government, Mit, Trump, Trump Administration

Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

 We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers. The tech-loving pizza company joked about driverless delivery robots in 2015. Remember its “Domi-No-Driver” campaign? But now it’s making good on the April Fool’s gag. Domino’s has… Read More
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Europe, Tech, Food Delivery, Robotics, Starship Technologies, Domino's Pizza, Foodtech, Delivery Robots, Domi-No-Driver

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