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Fear Not, This AI Personal Robot Means Humanity no Harm

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At this point I’d be surprised if you didn’t know how Stephen Hawking feels about artificial intelligence – potentially, it’s life-threatening. But despite his warnings, the tech community is still seeing advancements and innovations in artificial intelligence sector inherent in companies like JIBO. Most recently, Robotbase took to Kickstarter in an effort to procure some… Read more »


Screw Sending Your Enemies Glitter, Send them Poop Instead

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You might still be trying to access the site that will deliver glitter to your enemies, which tells us how much people are yearning for revenge ideas. With that being said, I say that some people deserve more than annoying glitter; they deserve s%*t! It may not come as a surprise to most, but there’s a service that… Read more »


Communication is Key for This South Korean BAND of Brothers

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The Republic of Korea Army (RKA) recently began testing out different communication tools to help alleviate the struggle South Korean soldiers, like any soldiers, have being away from their families for long periods of time. The RKA settled on BAND by Camp Mobile, an app that seeks to redefine social networking and messaging via control and privacy…. Read more »


Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »


Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

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Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last year. The Seed Sumo startup accelerator is a three-month program that… Read more »


If You Lose Your Smartphone, You May Lose Your Mind

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I will be the first to admit that I’ve felt distress without my smartphone at work. And I’m not the only one. According to a recent study, people suffer from separation anxiety which may impact our cognitive abilities. That’s right, when we lose our iPhones we freak out and become stupid. “Among the key findings… Read more »


Could Smartphones Soon Double As Driver’s Licenses?

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Sometimes it feels like progress in the consumer electronics industry moves at the speed of laziness. Thanks to Apple Pay, and to a (much) lesser extent Google Wallet, carrying credit cards may soon be more trouble than it’s worth, if the latest buzz about the future of mobile payments proves sustainable. But that doesn’t mean… Read more »


Zirx is Your On-Demand Valet Service

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Parking in a large city is probably the bane of many of our existences on a daily basis. Running behind and late for work? You can bet that there will not be a parking place anywhere close to where you need it to be. Luckily, there is a relatively new company here to alleviate some… Read more »


Pop & Stop: A Journey From NASA to Craft Brews

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He’s been an aerospace engineer for the last 12 years of his life, but Joe Hackel recently made an entrepreneurial shift. His technological developments for NASA and the DoD are helping in the hunt for asteroids that might threaten Earth, but when you’re living in Denver nothing is more important than craft beer. Hackel is… Read more »


7 Apps That Help You Organize your Closet and Revamp Your Style

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Technology can help you clean out your closet by making the process more effective, so that you can keep your wardrobe organized. This can help you save time and money. There are a few apps in the market that work as a digital wardrobe stylist, by identifying trends and developing looks based on what you have in… Read more »


Tech Talent South, Atlanta-based Code Immersion Program, Kicks off 6th Session

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The sixth session of rapidly growing programming education startup Tech Talent South is about to kick off their Atlanta-based 8-week Code Immersion Program. This program is ranked as one of the top coding bootcamps in the South, and this code immersion program will be hosted at local coworking and innovation hub Strongbox West at their new, recently renovated location on… Read more »


Informal Study: California, Home of Social Media Narcissism

California, Home of the Social Media Narcissist

While reality TV often portrays California as a state rampant with narcissists, there hasn’t ever really been any proof of this in any kind of concrete sense. Now, though, it seems we’ve got some data to back that back – at least, according to an informal study conducted by HeyLets, a San Francisco, CA-based startup… Read more »


VenVelo Raises $1.3M to Invest In Florida Startups

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Winter Park-based venVelo announced that it had closed its latest funding round of $1.3 million. The early-stage venture fund is one of the most active in central Florida with a portfolio that includes companies from all over Florida. They include: FlexReceipts, GENICON, Kairos, mCast Networks, Spectrum Bridge, Splyt, Thrive Ice Cream, Vigilant Biosciences, and Zentila. “The confidence of… Read more »