How startup founders can avoid excessive debt

Cold morning light showers your back as you contemplate whether to file for bankruptcy or to continue believing in your startup’s mission. As your mind wanders, you think back to when you first set out to take on the market, what went so wrong, and what you could have done differently. The risk of going […]

Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

 Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade since it was released nearly six years ago, though it has received some hardware tweaks to make setup and […]

NASA Shares Ways to Stream the 2017 Solar Eclipse on iOS and Apple TV

On Monday, August 21, all of the continental United States will have the chance to view a solar eclipse, and depending on where you’re located you might even be able to see a total solar eclipse. The eclipse’s “path of totality” — or the shadow of the moon as it moves in front of the […]

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

 You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. Read More Source: 77

The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place

 The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performance than the two current leading electric skateboards — the Boosted Board and Inboard. Read […]

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

 The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More Source: 77

Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship – A PDF Handout

The new school year is when we think about all of the new apps and sites we want to use with students. As we do that it’s also important to think about teaching digital citizenship. Whether our students are in Kindergarten or are in high school, before we send them out on the web we […]

Design thinking has to keep up with the future of human-machine interactions

As devices, technologies and new UI paradigms emerge and converge, consumers’ reliance on screens as the primary interface will shift, and websites and screen-based interactions will move to a more peripheral function. This will be a challenge to digital-experience providers, who for the past 20 years have been designing around screens. There are still many […]

What Was There? – An Augmented Reality Activity

My bicycling club has a route that goes past some neat local history landmarks. One of those landmarks that most people miss is the site of the old cattle pound. Historically, most small towns in New England had cattle pounds or livestock pounds where wayward animals were held until their rightful owners claimed their animals […]

Train to use Salesforce to guide any business the right way — for only $59

You can get a headstart on all those startup growing pains with the Salesforce Administrator and App Builder certification, on sale now for only $59 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals. Source: 777

The Week in Review – Back to School Webinars

Good morning from Maine where we’re waiting for the sun to poke through the clouds so that we go enjoy a nice walk in the woods. But until that happens I’m going to work on some blog posts and work on some webinar materials. This week I hosted Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners. The […]

Why it’s good we’re hearing about sexism in tech more often

Last week, when I asked a female leader in tech to comment about the growing number of sex scandals that are popping up every month, she declined, full stop, sharing these stark words instead: “Every time I speak up about this I feel very unsafe. And I’ve been warned my life could be threatened. So, […]

Your social media use is helping scientists monitor the world’s ecosystems

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists tasked with monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets, our new research suggests. Ecosystems are under pressure all over the world, and monitoring their health is crucial. But scientific monitoring is very expensive, requiring […]

Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour

Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report Read More Source: 77

Crowdsourcing Advice for New Teachers

Every year new teachers join our profession not knowing what they don’t know. To help new teachers, five years ago I crowdsourced advice for new teachers. It’s time to update that list of tips for new teachers. I put together this simple form for veteran teachers to submit their best advice for new teachers. If […]

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

 If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve seen […]

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

 An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a […]

Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket savings extended by one week

 Want to attend Disrupt SF 2017 but missed the early-bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one extra week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, August 25 to secure your spot at the best startup show in San Francisco. Read More Source: 77

YouTube starts delivering ‘breaking news’ on its homepage across platforms

 YouTube has started rolling out a “Breaking News” section in people’s feeds today across platforms as Alphabet continues to tailor custom content playlists to users logged into Google Accounts, Android Police reports. For most, YouTube is a place to hop from one video to the next and descend down rabbit holes, but browsing anything like a […]

Apple Says Bug Exploited by $500 Passcode Guessing Box to Crack iPhone 7 is Patched in iOS 11

iOS 11 patches an exploit that could be used to crack an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus passcode using a $500 hardware hacking solution, Apple confirmed to TechCrunch this afternoon. The exploit, demonstrated by YouTube user EverythingApplePro yesterday, was never really of any concern to iPhone users because of the extreme parameters required to […]

AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is in the people business. Technically, it’s an AI startup, but what it really does is figure out what people want. At first glance they’ve simply found a better way to do focus-groups, but after talking to CEO Jerimiah Hamon we’ve learned there’s nothing simple about the work he’s doing. The […]

Video previews help you find what you’re looking for even faster

We’re always looking for ways to help you find information faster and easier. That’s why when you look up “NBA draft recap,” for example, you’ve always seen short text snippets for each result. These text snippets help give you a snapshot of the site’s content, making it easier to decide whether you’d like to click […]

Apple may let you stream new movies while they’re still in theaters

Several major Hollywood studios are in talks with Apple and Comcast, according to a report from Bloomberg. The two forces could potentially create a premium rental service which would offer movies to consumers a scant two weeks after their debut in theaters. Needless to say, this could cut into movie theater  profits, if not phase them […]

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Six Ages, Miracle Merchant, Dungeon Raid Eulogy, and More

We’re only a few days away from a major solar eclipse in the USA, and I suspect tons of people will be spending quite a bit of time this weekend either driving to the path of the eclipse on the 21st or waiting for it to actually happen on the day. Few things go better […]

Android O will be revealed during Monday’s solar eclipse – and it’s probably Oreo

Monday’s total solar eclipse is nearly here… and so is Android O, apparently. Google invited the press to an event on Monday for the official reveal for the next version of Android – and by this point we’re fairly convinced it’ll be called Oreo. For everyone else, Google will be livestreaming the Android O reveal […]

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Zip Laptop Brief From WaterField Designs

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Zip Laptop Brief, which is one of WaterField Designs’ newest products. Like all WaterField Designs bags, the Zip Brief is carefully constructed right in San Francisco in small batches. It’s available in four color combinations and […]

HigherEd Live – Advancement Legends: Michael Stoner and Andrew Gossen

Some of you may remember former Advancement Live host Ryan Catherwood, but what you may not know is that he is the founder and host of the Advancement Legends podcast. Advancement Legends is intended for engagement and fundraising professionals in higher … Source: fds

Advancement Legends: Michael Stoner and Andrew Gossen

Some of you may remember former Advancement Live host Ryan Catherwood, but what you may not know is that he is the founder and host of the Advancement Legends podcast. Advancement Legends is intended for engagement and fundraising professionals in higher education. Each episode contains an interview with a senior advancement leader from around the […]

This site wants to improve collaboration between tech journalists and experts

Technology is big. It seems like such a pointlessly redundant thing to say, but it’s absolutely true. The word ‘tech’ encompasses so much stuff, from consumer gadgets, like phones and tablets, to sophisticated systems that power large companies. It includes things like software development, algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and […]

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

 VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique products, has grown its community of artists to over 100,000 members since its launch a few years ago. The company is now participating in […]

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