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  • RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    1 September 2014, 4:20 pm by: Natasha Lomas

     Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with…
  • Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

    1 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with an…
  • If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

    1 September 2014, 3:31 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and possibly PayPal to enable physical, in-store payments using the…
  • Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    1 September 2014, 3:24 pm by: Matthew Panzarino

     Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as…
  • Vandrico Wants To Become The Wearables Platform For The Workplace

    1 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the…
  • What Students Really Carry Back To School

    1 September 2014, 1:03 pm by: John Biggs

     Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a grade change or a trip to college? The world, then, is in upheaval,…
  • Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    1 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Ashwin Ramasamy

     Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned…
  • Here’s What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

    1 September 2014, 10:47 am by: Mike Butcher

     As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on…
  • Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

    1 September 2014, 9:30 am by: Steve O'Hear

     I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that —…
  • The New Era Of Smart Dining

    1 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Rajat Suri

     The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called thermopolia, were local hot-spots where the citizenry would go to…
  • JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People

    1 September 2014, 1:33 am by: Catherine Shu

     Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with me, but…
  • Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

    31 August 2014, 10:19 pm by: Mike Butcher

     In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look…
  • Microsoft Continues Its Campaign Against A US Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

    31 August 2014, 8:13 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     A search warrant commanding Microsoft to turn over certain customer email data that is currently stored overseas was unfrozen late this week. The company declined to comply. In a statement, Microsoft said that it “will not be turning over the email and…
  • AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Is Heading To Apple

    31 August 2014, 7:34 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     A day after announcing his retirement from writing, it’s come to light that veteran journalist Anand Shimpi will soon be joining Apple. The move, which was first reported by Re/code earlier today, was confirmed by the company. Read More
  • Typing Writer Turns Your iPad Into A Typewriter (And No, It Wasn’t Created By Tom Hanks)

    31 August 2014, 7:05 pm by: Anthony Ha

     A couple of weeks ago, Hanx Writer, a typewriter app from movie star Tom Hanks, shot to the top of the Apple App Store. I guess there must be something in the air, because it’s not the only iPad-into-typewriter app to launch recently. There’s also Typing…
  • Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

    31 August 2014, 6:57 pm by: Mike Butcher

     Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to…
  • This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

    31 August 2014, 6:32 pm by: Danny Crichton

     2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views…
  • Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge

    31 August 2014, 6:24 pm by: Jordan Crook

     Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site.…
  • Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World

    31 August 2014, 2:00 am by: Josh Breinlinger

     By now everyone is well aware of the ongoing battle between Amazon and publisher Hachette. The thing is, we all know how this story ends, we just don’t know when it will be over. This one does not have a David vs. Goliath ending. Goliath is going to win…
  • AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing

    31 August 2014, 12:55 am by: Greg Kumparak

     We don’t always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can’t help it, though — some writers are just too darned important. This is gonna be one of those…

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