When a product reaches its crowdfunding goal in the space of a minute, two things happen – you sit up and take note, and your scepticism kicks in. This is what happened at Techly when Pozible sent us a presser informing us the Gyenno One wristband, one of the Australian crowdsourcing company’s first products from China, “smashed its target within a minute of launching”.
Following a ‘soft launch’ in a handful of US cities late last year, Wist is rolling out its personalized travel recommendations iPhone app globally from today. Wist actually began life as Triptrotting before its pivot and re-brand back in November, a move that saw it shift from more of a traveler/host matchmaking service to one […]
By Rodney Gordon in Gadgets on Friday 25 April 2014
Apple is expected to announce an iWatch, or some similar device, at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. There’s a laundry list the length of my arm that suggests truth beyond the rumors, but there’s a few specific reasons why the iWatch is “A Thing”. Google are already there Recently Google announced their wearable […]
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Google Ventures partner, Digg, Milk, and Revision3 co-founder, and raccoon enthusiast, Kevin Rose sat down with The Next Web co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten at The Next Web Conference Europe today. During the interview that touched on Rose’s many startups and being the target of San Francisco protesters, the serial startup-founder shared his desire to return […]
The Woman Who Helped Define Facebook’s Culture Explains How Startups Can Explain Who They Are To The World
When Molly Graham joined Facebook in 2008, the company still felt scrappy. With 400 employees serving 80 million users, people were so busy “moving fast and breaking things” that the culture still needed to be defined.
It’s been less than two weeks since the announcement that Nike decided to lay off nearly 80 percent of the FuelBand workforce, and there are already lots of people who are unsure if fitness trackers have what it takes to survive.
The first-gen Apple TV’s resurrection was an Easter miracle, but why does Apple insist on keeping its followers in the dark? The original Apple TV media player was superseded a few years ago, but it remains popular with iTunes fans because its successors abandoned the built-in hard drive and component video outputs for connecting to older televisions.
Techies are impatient when it comes to their gadgetry. Making them wait for new products because their feet don’t happen to grace the right soil is a good way to alienate them from the start.
Lytro has long been a fascinating company. It was only a matter of years ago my colleagues and I were debating the truth to rumours there was a company who had developed a lightfield camera that allowed users to refocus the image to any particular point, after taking the photo.