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Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravity’s ‘Iron Man’ flight suit, on a $100 bill

Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravity’s ‘Iron Man’ flight suit, on a $100 bill

July 20, 2017 at 3:01 am 0 comments

You’re a bored former finance guy who decides one day to strap on some micro-jet engines and see if you can become Iron Man. Hey it happens all the time. Or maybe not. But that’s what British entrepreneur Richard Browning …

The Wirecutter’s Best Amazon Prime Day Deals: AM Edition

The Wirecutter’s Best Amazon Prime Day Deals: AM Edition

July 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated …

Bloomberg: Middle-class Americans were “fleeced” by neoliberalism

Bloomberg: Middle-class Americans were “fleeced” by neoliberalism

July 6, 2017 at 5:20 am 0 comments

Noah Smith (previously) writes in Bloomberg (!) about the "fleecing" of the Gen-X and Boomer middle class — a class that is growing continuously smaller and poorer, thanks to "financial deregulation, tax cuts and a lax attitude toward consumer protection …

Rob Kardashian proves for the millionth time why revenge porn needs to be illegal

Rob Kardashian proves for the millionth time why revenge porn needs to be illegal

July 6, 2017 at 2:50 am 0 comments

Don’t do what Rob Kardashian did.

Rob Kardashian wants revenge on his ex-fiancee, Blac Chyna, and he could go to jail in pursuit of it.

Kardashian made that clear Wednesday when he relentlessly posted nude images designed to shame and …

What the new presidential administration means for the online payments industry

What the new presidential administration means for the online payments industry

July 5, 2017 at 8:18 am 0 comments

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It’s been a rocky start for the Trump Administration. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum you stand, there’s been controversy and divisiveness surrounding everything from the administration’s cabinet picks, the travel ban, and the …

New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

July 1, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco.

App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends …

This self-cleaning bag freshens up your smelly gym clothes

This self-cleaning bag freshens up your smelly gym clothes

June 28, 2017 at 8:13 am 0 comments

At my age it’s important to get to the gym on a regular basis, but it’s hard to find the time. It’s just as difficult to get around to doing laundry, which means I tend to get stuck carrying a …

3 journalists leave CNN after retracted story

3 journalists leave CNN after retracted story

June 27, 2017 at 5:46 am 0 comments

CNN President Jeff Zucker

Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop.

The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are …

Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 24, 2017 at 6:03 am 0 comments

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Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday.

It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified …

For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short

For Binary Capital’s investors, a public apology may fall short

June 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

In May of last year, venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital tweeted: “Big believers in ‘addition by subtraction’ for company culture. Bad apples impact others, and rest of team will thank you when they’re gone.”

We may never know …