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Machine-Learning Startup GraphLab Raises $18.5M Series B, Rebrands as Dato

Machine-Learning Startup Dato

This morning, the Seattle, WA-based machine-learning startup GraphLab announced that it has closed $18.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by Vulcan Capital. Along with this additional financing, the company has announced a rebrand, formally changing its name to “Dato“. Other participants in this round include Opus Capital, as well as current… Read more »

Guaranteed, CounterCrop Will Give you a ‘Green Thumb’


In early December I wrote an article about CounterCrop, a local San Diego company that launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their counter-top growing system. The product itself was interesting, but more so were the philosophies driving its creation and how quickly the team was securing backers for the campaign: they raised 25 percent of their… Read more »

Swipe Your Way to A New Job With Jobr

hiring app

Do you wish it was easier to locate hiring managers? What if you could land the job with a swipe of your finger? Jobr, a mobile job discovery and matching app, helps job seekers locate jobs in their area that match their experience and interests. Jobr also connects recruiters with job seekers with opportunities they… Read more »

This Machine Turns Poop Into Drinking Water and Passes Bill Gates’ Taste Test [Video]

Bill Gates

If you’re someone who needs to see to believe, then this video is for you. Bill Gates recently visited a project funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation called the Omniprocessor, where they take waste and turn it into drinking water and electricity. Waste contaminates drinking water for millions of people, which causes diseases and kills… Read more »

This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

Grocery Shopping App Image Recognition

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search platform, the additional feature allows users to add various items to their grocery shopping lists just by… Read more »

OhMiBod Launches Vibrator That Syncs to Your Smart Watch for Your Pleasure


Even our sex lives is getting smarter thanks to technology. High Tech sex toy company, OhMiBod, announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it has added smart watch connectivity and biofeedback functionality to its blueMotion line of Bluetooth enabled vibrators. Now, the massager will sync to the watch-wearer’s heartbeat (yours or your partner’s), and be controlled… Read more »

KingForADay: A Networking App Built By One Person, For One Person (You)

KingForADay Networking App

Ever thought that you just weren’t getting enough time in the limelight? Perhaps up-and-coming networking app, KingForADay, would be right up your alley. KingForADay is not your average networking app. It doesn’t rely on existing connections, and it never pretends to be a level playing field. Nope – KingForADay is all about one person, and… Read more »

CES 2015: Where Does a 3D Printer Fit in Your Home?

3D printing

This week in Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Show debuted a space dedicated uniquely to 3D printing. In the last few years, 3D printing is taking over the country with hobbyist and makers gathering in various MakerFaire and Meetups to exchange ideas. So the creation of a marketplace for 3D printing at CES 2015 cements this… Read more »

ReSound Hearing Aids Launch Android App in Time for CES 2015

hearing aids

The world’s smartest hearing aid, ReSound LiNX, today announced from the International CES conference in Las Vegas that the ReSound Smart app will now be available on Android. Previously, the ReSound smart hearing aids were compatible with iPhone and Apple iOS. At CES 2015, they’ve launched compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and plan to… Read more »

Who Keeps Your Online information Safe? [Infograph]


From the looks of it, not even you can keep your personal information safe once it hits the internet. It’s not really news that a lot of our data can be accessed without permission in the deep web world. But it’s important to understand how information is accessed to recognize vulnerabilities. From the looks of it,… Read more »

Women in Tech: Kaylyn Gibilterra from Women Who Code DC

DC FemTech

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »

From Google to Siri, Here are Some Popular Dog Names [Infographic]


Naming your furry friend should be a fun experience, but sometimes it can be a bit difficult. There is some pressure to naming your dog something that reflects your personality and still matches your pup., an online dog boarding community, released an infographic showcasing popular dog names in 2014. And what is surprising (and… Read more »