Blog Archives

In photos: The best of the best at Concorso d’Elegenza Villa d’Este

The press release touts Concorso d’Elegenza Villa d’Este as “the world’s most exclusive beauty contest for historic automobiles and motorcycles,” a statement which reflects the small number of vehicles chosen for display each year. This year with just 51 cars

Posted in Featured

In photos: The best of the best at Concorso d’Elegenza Villa d’Este

The press release touts Concorso d’Elegenza Villa d’Este as “the world’s most exclusive beauty contest for historic automobiles and motorcycles,” a statement which reflects the small number of vehicles chosen for display each year. This year with just 51 cars

Posted in Featured

Google Doodle celebrates queen of curvy architecture

Though she died over a year ago, Zaha Hadid remains an extremely important figure in architecture. With this in mind, Google has decided to honor her with one of its Doodles, which provides an opportunity to reflect on some of

Posted in Featured

Google Doodle celebrates queen of curvy architecture

Though she died over a year ago, Zaha Hadid remains an extremely important figure in architecture. With this in mind, Google has decided to honor her with one of its Doodles, which provides an opportunity to reflect on some of

Posted in Featured

India’s Magicpin raises $7M to connect consumers and local businesses

 Magicpin, an India-based company that combines elements of Foursquare with offline-to-online services, has closed a $7 million Series B round. The money comes from existing backers Lightspeed India Partners, Westbridge and undisclosed overseas investors, and it takes the startup past

Posted in Featured

Unsecured IoT devices pose major security risk

New research from the Ponemon Institute and risk assurance body Shared Assesments reveals a high level of concern among organizations about the security of IoT, yet a gap in understanding of how to mitigate and communicate the risks, especially as

Posted in Featured

TheShadowBrokers ditch Bitcoin in favour of Zcash as details emerge of monthly exploit subscription service

TheShadowBrokers, the hacking group behind the leak of NSA malware, has announced further details of the “Data Dump of the Month” subscription service it has previously talked about. Now known as “TheShadowBrokers Monthly Dump Service,” the launch sees the group

Posted in Featured

Reddit’s new location tagging feature continues its push to become a social network

 Reddit is continuing its march towards becoming a social network after it added location tagging to its mobile app. The service is famously known as “the front page of the internet,” but this year it has rolled out features that

Posted in Featured

Moss and heather help contemporary hut blend into Scottish landscape

Sometimes the simple ideas really are the best, as highlighted by this very basic but appealing mountain hut located in the Scottish Highlands. Designed by Moxon Architects, the Culardoch Shieling is a contemporary take on traditional Scottish which blends into

Posted in Featured

Moss and heather help contemporary hut blend into Scottish landscape

Sometimes the simple ideas really are the best, as highlighted by this very basic but appealing mountain hut located in the Scottish Highlands. Designed by Moxon Architects, the Culardoch Shieling is a contemporary take on traditional Scottish which blends into

Posted in Featured

"Halos" on Mars widen the life support window

While it looks like a barren wasteland today, Mars was once much more friendly towards life, and one of the main goals of the Curiosity rover mission was to determine if the Red Planet has ever harbored living organisms. The

Posted in Featured

"Halos" on Mars widen the life support window

While it looks like a barren wasteland today, Mars was once much more friendly towards life, and one of the main goals of the Curiosity rover mission was to determine if the Red Planet has ever harbored living organisms. The

Posted in Featured

With one misspelled word, President Trump gifts Twitter the #covfefe meme

 Covfefe: sometimes it takes something special to make you step back and realize the state of the world you live in. That’s what happened this Tuesday evening in the U.S. when President Trump gifted the internet a very unexpected present: the

Posted in Featured

Essential’s road to mainstream success is a ten-year play

 When Andy Rubin returns to smartphones after a few years in the wilderness, the tech press is going to take notice. Sites will speculate endlessly about teasers and report breathlessly about each small nuance ahead of launch. All of that

Posted in Featured

Angled rotors let drone fly in any orientation (and play catch)

Conventional multirotor drones, be they quad-, hexa-, octo- (or even 18-rotor) copters, have their rotors all positioned on the same horizontal plane. Although they’re still remarkably agile, this mechanical simplicity limits the drones’ thrust vector to one direction. But a

Posted in Featured

Angled rotors let drone fly in any orientation (and play catch)

Conventional multirotor drones, be they quad-, hexa-, octo- (or even 18-rotor) copters, have their rotors all positioned on the same horizontal plane. Although they’re still remarkably agile, this mechanical simplicity limits the drones’ thrust vector to one direction. But a

Posted in Featured

How to find the right data center partner

With most businesses today choosing to migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud, understanding the business benefits and selecting the right data center provider is fundamental to the decision-making process. The UK is leading the way in the adoption of data

Posted in Featured

Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails…because that’s the problem?

 Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It’s unclear what advantage going “round” would bring. Read More Go to Source

Posted in Featured

How to price your IPO

 If pops are hard to vet, and IPO pricing remains an art-science hybrid, what measuring stick can we use to decide when an IPO did well, versus gains so steep that it probably could have raised a bit more in

Posted in Featured

Muscle-equipped gloves give VR users a sense of touch

Typically, when people want to experience real-world tactile feedback while exploring virtual reality environments, they use hand-held devices that vibrate in response to the touching of virtual surfaces. Researchers at UC San Diego, however, are developing something that reportedly provides

Posted in Featured