Last summer, Reading Rainbow, the beloved TV series-now-app, shocked the financial community when it raised over 6.4 million in a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter in just 35 days. It shattered previous Kickstarter records when over 105,000 people contributed to the campaign.
By the end of the decade, smartwatches from Apple Inc and others might elicit guffaws rather than envy. At least, that is the view of Montblanc International GmbH’s Alexander Schmiedt, who has developed an electronic watchband for Swiss luxury timepieces that tracks steps, reads e-mail and even helps take selfies. Continue reading
After a failed attempt to make a dent in Google’s Android mobile operating system, the search giant’s former web browser partner, Mozilla, is bringing in a brand new strategy. Continue reading
Thirty-five years ago today, Namco’s Puck Man burst into Japanese arcades… and didn’t make much of an impact. In October 1980, the game was quietly released in America with a slight name change, for fear that the word “puck” could easily be altered into, well, you know. Pac-Man was born, and unexpectedly, Pac-Mania soon swept the nation, forever altering video games, pop culture, and breakfast cereal as we knew them.
Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules. Continue reading
The Tesla CEO first proposed the Hyperloop—a long system of reduced-pressure tubes that would allow for super-high-speed travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles—two years ago. The concept, laid out in a nearly 60-page public white paper, looked crazy to some, maybe impossible.