BoodiGo, the search engine for porn, has taken a major step in ensuring its search results won’t contain pirated material.
When the site first launched, Colin Rowntree — one of its founders — stressed how important it was that the site not support stolen content. As a porn producer and director, Mr. Rowntree told us how he’d experienced the damaging effects of piracy firsthand.
“It’s horrible for the performers, for the studios, for everybody,” Mr. Rowntree said at the time.
And while he was sure BoodiGo was doing “a very good job at identifying the illegal tube sites,” now the company’s taking extra steps to ensure its results are piracy-free. BoodiGo today announced a partnership with PornGuardian, an organization that works with members of the porn industry to prevent the spread of pirated content. Read More
Hiring developers can be a nightmare. Besides a general scarcity of talent, most of the traditional indicators of skill have become virtually meaningless — simply having a B.S. in Computer Science doesn’t tell a CTO whether someone can actually code worth a damn.
General Assembly (GA), the leading code academy based in New York, is establishing a credential program from scratch that CEO Jake Schwartz hopes will set a new standard for hiring coders. In order to bring more legitimacy to the new credentials than your standard technical school faire, GA established a “consortium” of partner companies from all corners of tech, including heavyweights like GE, Paypal, Coinbase, Newscred, Medium, Glassbreakers and Relate IQ. Read More
Need some cash? All you have to do is come up with a really sweet name for NASA’s new space robot.
NASA has teamed up with TopCoder to award $1,000 to whomever comes up with the best name for space agency’s new free-flying robot, NBC News reports. The robot will be sent up to the International Space Station in 2017, by which point we think “North,” “Khaleesi,” and “Kale” might unfortunately be out of style. Read More
Details regarding Amazon’s rumored Manhattan retail store remain scarce, but what many don’t know is that Amazon has already made brick-and-mortar partnerships in India and is planning to sell in stores in California as well.
Amazon recently signed a deal with Future Group, India’s largest listed retailer, according to The Economic Times. As per the deal, the group will soon begin selling 45 of their own apparel labels on Amazon. Next, Future Group plans to bring in-house brands of home, electronic and food items to the site. Read More
The marriage of technology and food has spawned a number of twisted bodyhacking experiments, like the meal replacement drink Soylent or disconcertingly delicious cricket bars. But one thing we’ve never had to eat in the name of tech was something that was growing right up until the moment we ate it.
Edible Growths are little Read More
When Gett Taxi, the dark horse competition in New York for Uber and Lyft, started offering a flat rate of $10 for rides anywhere in Manhattan, it put them on the map in NYC overnight. But when everyone rushed in to start booking cheap rides, they found it nearly impossible to actually book Read More
Forgive us for the terrible pun, but this selfie is seriously out of this world.
The awesome photo was taken last week by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft, which is currently on a mission to land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The Rosetta was 16 km — or 10 miles — away from its destination when it snapped the stellar selfie. Read More
We all have that relative who loves a good edible craft project. Perhaps it’s your granddad who loves handmade chocolate, or your girlfriend who loves baking cookies — so that means the season is coming for molds and melted morsels, right?
Pssh, not this year. Now, you can get all of that done with the Read More
The Internet was abuzz yesterday with news of the Kickstarter campaign to create a bizarre “air umbrella,” a gadget that promises to ward raindrops away from your face by powerfully blowing out air in all directions.
While the prospects of the futuristic umbrella reaching its $10,000 funding goal weren’t looking so hot yesterday, a glance at the campaign page this afternoon revealed the product has now plowed through its original goal; it’s currently raised $16,825, with nine days still remaining in the fundraising period. Read More
Startup Land is sold as a paradise. On the corporate campuses of companies like Google, Facebook and Apple, programmers and developers have access to bike repair shops, vending machines with free gadgets, ping pong tables, beer on tap — they can even stay up all night and
work until their fingers bleed have as Read More