Startup Company, Cruise, is Designing a Way for Cars to Become Self-Driving
Jun23

Startup Company, Cruise, is Designing a Way for Cars to Become Self-Driving

Cruise, a startup company founded by Kyle Vogt, co-founder of Justin.tv, Socialcam and Twitch, has developed a technology that allows cars to become self-driving “robots”. Unlike Google’s approach, Cruise has built a system that can mount to existing vehicles for use on highways and leisure driving. The technology actually resembles a more advanced cruise control rather than a self-driving car. Nonetheless, the...

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Solar Roadways: A Quick Look at A Potentially Game-Changing Project
May26

Solar Roadways: A Quick Look at A Potentially Game-Changing Project

As we all know, climate change is real and as a species, we are in a race against time to lower our emissions in order to ensure our planet's survival. There are many ways to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, with companies like Tesla building electric cars  and people becoming more conscious as to how their individual choices (investing or otherwise) affect the environment. Interestingly, both of these trends have recently...

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SnapChat Gets Put On Probation
May09

SnapChat Gets Put On Probation

Snapchat, the popular instant photo-messaging app that recently declined a huge offer from Facebook, has been dishonest lately according to the FTC. According to the FTC, SnapChat has systematically deceived its customers as how they use their personal information: Snapchat, the developer of a popular mobile messaging app, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with promises about the...

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OnDot: The Solution To Credit Card Fraud?
Apr24

OnDot: The Solution To Credit Card Fraud?

In November of 2013, hackers breached Target‘s security system and stole confidential information from over 40 million credit cards during Black Friday weekend – arguably the largest shopping event of the year. A few months later, several other department stores, such as Neiman Marcus and Michael’s Arts and Crafts, also reported similar breaches. Since then, credit card security has become a trending topic –...

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Parrot Flower Power: Talk to Your Plants
Apr04

Parrot Flower Power: Talk to Your Plants

Well, the app world seems to be getting more incredible by the minute. We've covered so many different apps over the last few months, such as Popcorn Time,  Split, and Nest Lab's home apps among many others. Phone based apps have definitely expanded their utility tremendously over the past few years, especially with the hardware integration that some apps have, such as Nest Lab's "smart" smoke & carbon monoxide alarm and...

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Split: the $1 Million Dollar App
Mar27

Split: the $1 Million Dollar App

Recently, a new app by the name of Split has been making waves after having received over $1 million in investments from a list of pretty important people: Entrepreneur, investor, and real estate and fashion mogul Christopher Burch; Warner Music Group Director and PERFORM Board Member Jorg Mohaupt; international designer, actress, and fashion icon Dodo Bar Or; CEO and co-founder of acclaimed advertising and branding agency Zarmon...

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