Charge your phone like Marty McFly with the Flux Capacitor USB car charger

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Growing up, one of my favorite films was Back to the Future. Marty McFly was probably the coolest guy ever; he could skateboard, play guitar and oh yeah... travel through time! Sure, him making-out with his mom in the car was a little weird, but the pr READ MORE

Fedora 21 Alpha is finally here — Linux fans, download it now!

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Choosing a Linux distribution is much like choosing a car; there are many types. When people find a car company they like, there is a good chance that they will remain loyal. Believe it or not, I have only ever owned a Ford and I plan to keep it that way. My loyalty is not blind howe READ MORE

PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple
Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 5.33.14 PM Apple has acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don’t require any knowledge of code. The company is essentially a magazine-focused version of iBooks Author, READ MORE
How Much Better Is Each New iPhone’s Camera? Here’s An Excellent Comparison
side by side It’s easy to say that the iPhone’s camera has gotten better over time — that’s pretty much a given. But how much better? Lisa Bettany, co-founder of Camera+, decided to put it to the test. Eight generations of iPhone, lined up in a row… all taking the same photo. The resu READ MORE
EmTech: Nest Technologist on the Problem of Remaking “Unloved Devices”

Nest technology vice president Yoky Matsuoka says the smart-thermostat maker has learned the importance of making a device people want to touch.

On a plane the other day, Yoky Matsuoka, vice president of technology for Nest Labs, asked a fellow passenger what kind of thermostat he had in his home. He didn’t know, he said, but it was brown, and square.

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MediaTek Labs looking to boost the Internet of Things

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MediaTek is hoping to help kickstart the global wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) market through its new MediaTek Labs initiative.

The new program aims to help developers of any background or skill level to create dev READ MORE

The new iPhone 6 recharges in under two minutes in the microwave*

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Apple’s iOS is an amazing operating system. When iOS 7 came out last year, people were thrilled to discover it made their iPhones waterproof. And iOS 8 is no less magical, as it comes with a new 'Wave' feature which lets users recharge a phone in just two minutes, simply by microwaving it.

Of cou READ MORE

Robinhood snags $13M to make stock trading hip
Robinhood snags $13M to make stock trading hip

Above: Robinhood founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt.

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You have to wonder why a startup is named after an English folklore hero who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

For the founders of READ MORE

Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App
Robinhood App Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood‘s unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can start adding people from its private beta waitlist. Unlike competitors E*Trade and Scottrade th READ MORE
Occupy Wall Street

My Twitter feed and my email inbox are in tension. Conservatives have been passing around a story on Twitter from the Washington Free Beacon, which has been doing great work unearthing new items from Hillary Clinton’s past. The paper found a 1971 letter from Clinton to radical socialist organizer Saul Alinsky. The READ MORE

BetterWorks’ app for tracking employee goals pulls in $15M
BetterWorks’ app for tracking employee goals pulls in $15M

Above: BetterWorks on many devices.

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For almost a year, a startup called BetterWorks has been quietly crafting a web-based service big companies can use to READ MORE

Grantoo pivots into multiplayer mobile gaming, raises $3.5M, and renames itself Fuel
Grantoo pivots into multiplayer mobile gaming, raises $3.5M, and renames itself Fuel

Above: Fuel's impact on Triple Town mobile game

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Grantoo started as a game platform that enabled college students to play games and raise money for their education. But it never quite caught on, so the READ MORE

Microsoft and GoDaddy want small businesses to ‘get online today’
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Earlier this year, Microsoft and GoDaddy announced they’d be working more closely together. Now they’re READ MORE

Big brands want ‘nothing to do with’ incentivized ads on mobile games
Big brands want ‘nothing to do with’ incentivized ads on mobile games

Above: Brands want a different kind of advertising on mobile than what we're all used to.

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You’re playing your favorite free-to-play game when the round comes to an end and an advertisement starts up. It’ READ MORE

EmTech: Google’s Internet “Loon” Balloons Will Ring the Globe within a Year

The boss of the Google X research lab, Astro Teller, says his company’s experimental wireless Internet balloons will deliver Internet access throughout the Southern Hemisphere next year.

Within a year, Google will have a continuous ring of high-altitude balloons over the Southern Hemisphere capable of providing wireless Internet to cell phones on the ground.

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Flying LampshadeBots Come Alive in Cirque du Soleil Performance

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Jiff Raises $18 Million Series B To Make Employers’ Digital Health Programs More Personalized
Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 10.31.19 AM Digital health company Jiff has raised an additional $18 million in Series B funding, the company announced this morning. The Palo Alto-based startup wants to make it easier for businesses to reward their employees who participate in digital health p READ MORE
Selfie Lets You Share Yourself 24 Seconds At A Time
selfie-screen1 A year ago, “selfie” had just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. At the same time, we were just discovering Selfie.com, a mysterious landing page for a “Selfie” service. All we knew at the time was that it was led by Hugh Dornbush and had raised some seed money. READ MORE
Global CO2 emissions will be over 40 billion tonnes in 2014 and are 58% higher than in 1990 which is the base year of the Kyoto Protocol
Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise 2.5% in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes. Key facts and figures:* CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuel are projected to rise by 2.5 per cent in 2014 - 65 per cent above 1990 levels, the reference year for the Kyoto Protocol - READ MORE
Axway expands operational intelligence capabilities

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All sizes of organization increasingly expect their employees to deliver against measurable objectives and part of the key to achieving this lies in providing accurate data.

With the launch of its Decision Insight product, data flow specialist READ MORE

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