Dropbox announced on its blog yesterday that they’re “growing their leadership” by bringing Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State for the Bush Administration, onto their Board of Directors.
Many in the tech world are calling it a serious misstep, and a slew of headlines are quick to remind us that she is a “Read More
Fox News is helping its readers understand terribly confusing tech terms like “social network,” “open source”… and “LGBT”?
While perusing this morning’s tech news, we came across a story in Fox News’ business section called, “Popular Tech Terms, Decoded ; -).” Equal parts intrigued and reviled by the use of such a creepy smiley face in a headline, we had to click the link. What we uncovered was, quite frankly, even more perplexing. Read More
A man from Tuscon, Az. has taken to Kickstarter in the hopes of funding one of the dorkiest projects we’ve seen yet: a recipe book and instructional DVD for homebrewing beer inspired by geek culture.
Here’s how the campaign’s creator, Don, describes his product, which he calls “Satyr Stein”: Read More
Trying new recipes — it’s a pain in the butt, right? You have to pore over a cookbook, schlep to the grocery store, and then spend a small fortune on full jars of saffron and garam masala when all you really need is a single tablespoon of each. The whole process is also really time consuming, especially if — like me — you work till 6 p.m. and then have to commute back to Queens before you can even think about preparing food.
That’s why I was compelled to test out Blue Apron, an online service that delivers fresh, perfectly portioned-out ingredients with accompanying recipes directly to your door. For $9.99 per person per meal, customers can subscribe to receive the ingredients for three meals per week, each catering to their personal tastes and — as much as possible — dietary restrictions. (To my dismay, Blue Apron hasn’t started intentionally making gluten-free meals, but I did find some that were naturally gluten-free, or that could be tweaked, slightly, to accommodate my allergy.) Read More
2014 has been explosive year for tech funding. According to a report published this morning by venture capital database CB Insights, VC-backed deals in the first quarter of 2014 (Q1) are at the highest they’ve been since 2001.
The sudden spike in funding is driven largely by a small handful of major deals Read More
Liquor stores are overwhelming, and not just when you’re already drunk. There are just so many choices that, let’s be honest, are damn near impossible to differentiate.
Many imbibers will be swayed by the smoke and mirrors of clever bottle design and inflatable pirate displays. But for the more discerning customer, there must be a better way to try out new bottles without fear that they’ll suck. Read More
Finding a new job — what could be more of a drag? Between the résumé-tweaking, cover-letter-writing, endless interviews and uptight-professional dress code, seeking employment is the worst.
But New York City startup Uncubed is looking to change all that with the help of puppies, booze and startups that are cool enough to snag you a Tinder date, at the very least. They host job fairs for grown-ups throughout the U.S., with a New York City event set for April 17. Tickets cost $35 for attendees and $549 and up for companies. Half the companies walk away with at least one new hire, a rep told us, and many more offer jobs to people they’ve met at Uncubed in the following weeks. Read More
This past Monday, the world was introduced to Heartbleed, a bug in OpenSSL that allowed hackers to access sensitive user data.
OpenSSL is an an encryption tool installed on servers hosting as much as two thirds of the entire Internet, including sites like Yahoo! Mail and OKCupid. The Heartbleed bug allows Read More
Social media fame is strange. Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube celebrities are kind of like reality TV stars, but with even more of an everyman feel. They’ve got low budgets and lower inhibitions, and they play characters online who are an extension of their own identities. Reading tweet after tweet, we begin to feel like we know them.
But we don’t. And meeting them in real life can be awkward. They’re not professional socializers, after all, or even traditional entertainers. They’re just people who, from the privacy of their homes, consistently craft tiny bits of entertainment for our consumption. They’ve mastered the art of connecting with people bit by bit, every day — but only when separated by the distance between two given iPhones. Read More