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From Fugitive to Mentor, John McAfee to Lead Startup Accelerator in Alabama

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John McAfee, the man behind McAfee anti-virus, is known in the tech scene as an eccentric genius. The Internet Security Pioneer created McAfee Associates, a maker of antivirus software eventually acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion. McAfee has announced his partnership with Alabama’s Locomotive and Round House, where he will lead a 90-day immersive startup accelerator program this… Read more »


4 Websites That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

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Being a modern parent means embracing the power of online education and teaching your kid to use the Internet in a productive manner. Try to show your kid that the world web is not only about watching funny cat videos and sending emojis on Facebook with the next four amazing educational websites. 1. Skillshare Skillshare is a… Read more »


FCC Vote on Net Neutrality: “This Decision is Pro Competition”

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to ‘yes’ for tougher net neutrality regulations for online traffic. The proposal was put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and it prohibits broadband service providers from charging websites for faster internet. It also means that the FCC has more regulatory power over Internet providers, thanks to the reclassification… Read more »


The 25 Top VC Firms

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As startup experts will tell you, choosing among VC firms should be as much about you liking them as them liking you. So how do you decide? Many factors might cross your mind, including: Is there a culture fit? Do our personalities and values clash? Can they provide expertise and connections, beyond the mere dollars?… Read more »


Roomlia is Your Quick and Efficient Hotel Booking App

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Finding a place to sleep at night while traveling should have no middlemen. With an overwhelming number of choices, and more entering the scene each day, finding the best rate for a night’s rest should be light on your conscience as well as your wallet. Thankfully, we have applications like Roomlia to allow just a… Read more »


Smartmarker, the Gadget to Revolutionize Your Old Whiteboard

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Whiteboards are handy tools for schools and offices, and they’ve been around for some time now. They are very useful to write on using dry-erase markers, making for a much easier and cleaner process than what we had before, with the old chalkboard. But whiteboards are also useful, for example, to project things onto. Unlike their… Read more »


Eligible to Fly to Cuba? CheapAir.com Will Get you There

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It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and thanks to President Obama I’ll finally be able to fulfill one of my life dreams: traveling to Cuba. In that same vein, CheapAir.com today announced that they will become the first online travel agency that helps US travelers get to Cuba – it looks like my dream… Read more »


Coolbox, Toolbox 2.0, Smashes Indiegogo Campaign Goal

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There are many “old” objects that almost everyone uses but, despite that, have not been getting the attention they deserve – at least in terms of their evolution and keeping the pace up with the future. Right now, one of the hottest tech trends is to take these objects and bring them to the 21st… Read more »


Michael DeCesare Joins ForeScout Technologies as New CEO

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Michael DeCesare recently left his position as the President of Intel Security, previously McAfee, to pursue a different executive role at a different company. ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions, named the veteran industry executive as their new CEO. The addition of DeCesare to the ForeScout executive team will serve… Read more »


Picture It On Canvas: Photo Retouching Right in Your Hands

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Picture It On Canvas is a San Diego based photo printing service that transforms users’ cherished photos into handcrafted works of art, and today they released their first ever mobile app. Pitcture It Retouched offers professional photo retouching services to users on both Android and iOS. “We have been focused on creating quality, hand-crafted products,”… Read more »


Top 10 States with Most Telecommuting Jobs

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Telecommuting in the United Stated has reportedly increased by about 79 percent between 2005 and 2012, with an estimated 6.1 million people across the country doing remote work. This isn’t surprising, of course, considering the many benefits of having people work remotely. And this trend is only expected to keep increasing, especially when we consider the desire for companies to pursue… Read more »


Show off Your Vocabulary and Earn Money with Word Hack

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Did you know that there are 1,025,109 words in the English language? If you were wondering how many of those you know, maybe it’s time to start playing Word Hack. Launched as an alternative to HangMan or Wheel of Fortune, this free game is packed into a nice, intuitive, and easy-to-understand interface peppered with colors…. Read more »


Magic Leap Takes on Microsoft and Plans to Replace Your Smartphone

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz chose Reddit as the platform to share the latest updates on his mysterious startup. The Dania Beach- based company has been operating in stealth mode until October of last year, when it raised almost $600M in funding, lead by Google. According to Abovitz, the mystery will end soon, Magic Leap is soon to launch its… Read more »


From Barbies to Emojis, Why Are Minorities Represented Last?

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Apple announced this week that it plans to roll out the new beta of OS X to developers, which includes a more racially-diverse group of emoji. The sigh of relief echoed throughout various tech media sites: It took a long time but it’s finally here so let’s rejoice! I’m sitting here wondering, though, why did it take… Read more »