Are you sick of your current smartphone because it doesn’t feel like a living infant? Then you’ll love the new One phone from OnePlus — also known, unfortunately, as the OnePlus One.
By Molly Mulshine 4/23 10:48am
There are a lot of indignities associated with online dating, the worst of all being the fear that whoever you’re dating is misrepresenting himself or herself. We’re not talking about using a photo from their svelte college years. We’re talking about people who have actual criminal records.
So serial online daters will be thrilled to hear about CreepShield, an API service that lets users scan profile photos and compares them against a database of 475,000 sex offenders. And you don’t even have to creepily take a picture of your date to use it. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 4/22 4:33pm
Everybody loves a free lunch, especially when their boss pays for it. Still, sometimes you might wish your employer would switch it up and order something besides 12 pepperoni pizzas, as delish as they may be.
This week on HBO’s Silicon Valley, we see that Hooli has already made an insufferable new commercial for its new product, which is a knockoff of Richard’s Pied Piper algorithm. Richard tries to buy the name Pied Piper from a blue-collar irrigation farmer and learns how to negotiate (read: yell at people until you get your way) in the process.
Peter Gregory learns what Burger King is, and uses his knowledge of sesame seeds and cicadas as a way to advance $15 million to a pair of clients who would have otherwise had to lay off workers. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 4/18 2:23pm
Thanks to the anything-goes nature of startup culture, all the old rules of job searching have gone out the window. It can feel like the advice your parents and professors gave you — wear a suit! bring five copies of your résumé! — is stuffy and outdated in an era when CEOs sport flip-flops and jeans.
So to nail down the dos and don’ts of securing a startup job once and for all, we headed to yesterday’s Uncubed job fair. Uncubed isn’t just any job fair, mind you — many of the coolest startups in town, including Seamless, BuzzFeed and Mashable — attend, looking to hire everything from programmers to marketers to salespeople. And they hand out beer and free macarons. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 4/17 12:13pm
We always knew lawyers were killjoys, but this is a whole new level of pointless legal squabbling.
Attorneys representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — a.k.a. Mormonism — are arguing that an online dating site called Mormon Match doesn’t have a right use the word “Mormon” or show pictures of church imagery, temples or paraphernalia, the Christian Post reports. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 4/17 9:15am
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By Molly Mulshine 4/16 12:04pm
But one of the most nefarious ways Reddit has influenced our culture is by providing a platform for men who believe they’ve been “friendzoned.”
By Molly Mulshine 4/15 4:02pm
In case paying with the swipe of a credit card wasn’t convenient enough for you, a Swedish student at Lund University has devised a way to pay for goods using a vein map of your hand.
Fredrik Leifland’s system uses vein-scanning technology that already existed, according to a prepared release. He merely connected the scanning terminals, banks, stores and customers to create a new system. Read More