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Words words words: Tech journalist, geek, poet*, feminist**, Radio 4 addict. Owns cats, asks awkward questions. *part-time **full-time

BioBots Is A 3D Printer For Living Cells — U.S. biotech startup BioBots sits at the intersection between computer science and chemistry. Its debut product, a desktop 3D printer for biomaterials, which was just demoed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY - printing Van Gogh's ear in replica, no less - combines hardware, software and wetware.

Learn To Code Startup Kano Gets $15M To Build A Creative Computing Brand — London-based startup Kano, which makes a software platform and DIY computer kit built atop the Raspberry Pi to encourage kids to learn coding, has a new building block of its own to announce today: $15 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Silicon Valley VC firm Breyer Capital. Is A Low Cost Hack To Stop Slouching At The Desk — If you saw someone pushing an office chair through New York's financial district this weekend chances are it was this guy: developer Joe Heenan, who's just shown off a neat hardware hack aimed at improving office workers' posture here at the Disrupt NY Hackathon.

Phablets Are Eating Phones And Tablets — It's been increasingly evident for years: smartphone users are digging bigger phones as they do more on screens, and spend less time talking on the phone. And there's no sign of the appetite for supersizing mobile handsets abating - not according to a new report from Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry.

Dopay Banks $2M To Launch A Cloud Payroll Service For The Unbanked — Dopay, a London-headquartered startup that offers a payroll service for the unbanked, has closed a $2 million seed. Investors in the round of funding include global private equity firm ACE & Company, plus a syndicate of angels from the banking, private equity and hedge fund industries.

EuroVCs on the Current State of Play — A panel of Europe's top investors has publicly declined to comment on what went wrong at payday loans company Wonga, in the wake of a £220 million write down earlier this month. The investors were taking part in a discussion about the European investment ecosystem at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London.

Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Watches Shipped Over Launch Weekend, Says Data Firm — Apple's debut wearable, the eponymous Apple Watch, started shipping Friday - with the first batch of buyers getting their hands on the long-awaited Cupertino wrist-computer. (NB: We're keeping our own Apple Watch diary here, charting evolving observations of TC staffers who have a device at this early stage.)

Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks — Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool, called Game of Angels, that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology investors, journalists and a third demographic he's dubbed 'influencers' (e.g. analysts).

iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Suggests No Internal Chip Upgrades — Today is Apple Watch D-Day for a speedy few early adopters, with Cupertino finally shipping the first batch of its debut wearable to buyers. That means it's also the day that serial repairers/tenacious teardowners iFixit get to crack open Apple's latest sealed box and peer inside so we don't have to.

Browse The Web Like It’s 1995 With Cufflink For Apple Watch — The Apple Watch was announced last fall with the usual Cupertino razzle-dazzle. Which made it easy for the expectant watching world to overlook the fact that although Apple had indeed birthed its long-rumored wrist computer, it had not bestowed upon it a native browser. Indeed, a browser was nowhere to be seen on Apple Watch.
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May 04, 2015

RT @MarkRuffalo: This is what we have always said. Well casings will fail. Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water

May 04, 2015

Got a shout out from @levie as the solo European in the audience for clapping @alex's Q about the NSA screwing cloud companies on privacy

May 04, 2015

RT @Techmeme: Kano, which teaches kids to code and build Raspberry Pi-based computers, raises $15M to expand……

May 03, 2015

RT @counternotions: Facebook News. With all his life experience at 26, either supremely naive or dangerously arrogant about filtering.…

May 02, 2015

RT @pauljchambers: Close your eyes. Now imagine the most tory face you can think of. Now look at the photo. Exact match, right?

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