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New Plate System Lets You 3D Print Like It’s 1989 — If you're of a certain age and certain technical predilection you'll remember tractor-feed printers. These printers had little sprocketed wheels that pulled long rolls of paper through, ensuring you got beautiful dot-matrix prints every time. 3D printing is about to have its own 1989 moment, surprisingly, thanks to ECHOdrive.

A Robot That Bought Drugs Online Is Now Free From Police Custody — If that headline doesn't make much sense welcome to the 21st century when a program designed to buy random items from illegal marketplaces automatically can be arrested by Swiss police. As you'll recall, Swiss police seized a program called Darknet Shopper, a bot that visited darknet markets and bought random items with bitcoin.

Clickjackers: Inside The Strange New World Of Modern Spyware — If you were lucky or, in truth, unlucky enough to download a Chrome and Firefox extension from a site called in 2014 you'd be presented with not much more than a website recommendation engine that you'd probably ignore or uninstall. The app, on its surface, was innocuous.

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone — The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can.

This DIY Raspberry Pi Laptop Is Perfect For Your Weekend Machinations — My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts. The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module.

This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad — Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy 2-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence. Today we have NailIO, a solution that adds a ray of light to our user interface needs by melding touchpads and thumbs.

Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat — If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won't make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical instrument, allowing you to stay on the beat while you're wailing on the sax or burbling on your kazoo.

Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb — Ahoy, Hungary and Croatia, TC is in town and we'd love to see you. As part of Startup AddVenture, we'll be holding a mini pitch-off in Budapest and Zagreb. We've been through this part of the world a few times but this time we're giving away two tickets to Disrupt New York to the winners so you'll want to take part.

A Pair Of Robot Hands To Help In The Kitchen — While robots have long been relegated to harsh environments like deserts and nuclear waste dumps, now they will hit the harshest environment of all: your kitchen. By using two robotic arms from a company called ShadowRobotics, a company called Moley has created a robotic chef that can chop, stir, sauté, and serve.

New Treadmill Tech Will Make Your Run More Realistic — A new technology from researchers at Ohio State allows runners to feel as if they are speeding up or slowing down naturally. The treadmill-based tech takes sonar readings of the user's position on the belt and can tell when to crank things up or slow things down. Created by Steven T.
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Apr 21, 2015

RT @jeff: "Our round is way oversubscribed... but we're still looking for a lead investor" #overusedstartupphrases

Apr 21, 2015

@delta is it possible to work with you to change a flight from weds to tomorrow?

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