Tech-Powered Weed-Delivery Service Eaze Comes to San Francisco
As the U.S. gradually softens its stance on the legality of marijuana — the most recent example being The New York Times’ call for legalization — entrepreneurs are starting to take advantage of resulting opportunities
San Francisco-based Eaze, for instance, is offering a tech-powered delivery service it describes as a kind of Uber for medical-marijuana users
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"Part of the inspiration for the company was to get patients their medicine more easily and professionally," Eaze CEO Keith McCarty, an early member of the team at the now Microsoft-owned Yammer, told Mashable. Read more…More about Apps, San Francisco San Jose, Delivery, Marijuana, and Startups
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Instagram’s Answer to Snapchat, Bolt, Is Here — But There’s a Catch
It isn’t clear yet when the app will roll out to other countries, but the Facebook-owned company says it will be “coming soon.”
Instagram chose to roll the app out to those three countries first as a test before it does a full release to the rest of the world, an spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable.
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Bolt is the fastest way to share an image or a video — just one tap to capture and send. We decided to start small with Bolt, in just a handful of countries, to make sure we can scale while maintaining a great experience. We expect to roll it out more widely soon. Read more…
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Microsoft OneNote Update Lures Students and Pros Alike
Microsoft’s OneNote productivity apps just got more competitive with challengers like Evernote.
The company updated OneNote for Mac and iOS with new features meant to appeal to the app’s professional and student users.
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The latest version of the apps includes improved integration between the OneNote and OneDrive, the ability to add files into notebook pages and organizational improvements like the ability to view password-protected sections.
Those who use OneNote on the Mac and iOS can now view and edit notebooks that are stored on the Office 365-backed OneDrive for Business. Changes made in OneNote documents will automatically be synced with OneDrive for Business and users now have the ability to sign into OneNote using their OneDrive or OneDrive for Business accounts. Read more…More about Microsoft, Productivity, Tech, Onenote, and Apps Software
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Microsoft Debuts a Windows Rival to Raspberry Pi
The Redmond, Washington tech juggernaut announced on its Windows blog in April that it was working on a dev board specifically for SoC (system on a chip) hardware
"Creating Windows drivers for SoC platforms poses certain challenges," the blog read. "Unlike PCs, which have PCI slots and/or USB ports, SoC systems such as tablets and clamshells use low-power internal buses that lack standard connectors, plug-and-play support or discovery mechanisms. In addition, they are typically protected by secure boot, and cannot be used for developing and testing third-party drivers." Read more…More about Microsoft Windows, Tech, Apps Software, Gadgets, and Raspberry Pi
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The Web Is Global, and Now There Are the Fonts to Prove It
If you mostly read English or other Romance or Germanic languages, you’ve been spoiled for choice with digital fonts. The Latin alphabet has long been the subject of intense typographical exploration, with thousands of fonts available in more styles and weights than most non-designers would ever think necessary. Readers of non-Latin scripts — like Chinese, Hindi or Hebrew — have never enjoyed such diversity.
Now the globalization of fonts is erasing this disparity. Type design and delivery might seem esoteric, but the flattening world of type actually speaks volumes about the economic and technological changes that are creating a truly global Internet. Read more…More about Internet, Languages, Font, Web Fonts, and Global
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How most startups mess up their marketing
Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot. Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business. There’s just one major problem with this business proposition: the hardest part of getting press for your startup isn’t getting reporter’s contact information at all. In fact, many reporters in the startup world provide emails in their Twitter bios. Those who don’t can often be found with a quick Google search, or better yet via an intro through a mutual connection. Spamming…
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Walk This Way: Smart Shoes Lead the Way for the Blind
The days of burying one’s nose in a phone trying to decipher directions could be over.
Indian wearable tech startup Ducere Tech has created smart shoes called Lechal that can give the wearer directions without needing to look at a smartphone. Lechal translates as “take me there” in Hindi.
The user enters her destination into the Lechal app using Google Maps. From this point on, the company claims, she no longer needs to look at her phone. The app connects via Bluetooth to a module that slides into the back of the shoe. The right or left shoe then buzzes depending on which direction the user should turn Read more…More about App, Shoes, Bluetooth, Startups, and Tech
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Halfway to Iron Man: Hands On With the Myo Motion Control Armband
Myo from Thalmic Labs is one of those smart and deceptively simple-looking inventions that has the potential to change the way we work and live
It’s as easy to put on as a traditional armband, but is packed full of technology that lets it track both your hand movements and arm motions, then lets you use those gestures to control virtually anything on your desktop, laptop or smartphone. It’s a lot like Iron Man Tony Stark’s gesture-controlled holo-computer, but without the super-cool imagery.
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Myo sounded exciting and when Thalmic Labs unveiled its first demonstration video last year. It garnered a lot of buzz, especially around the idea that it might give you Jedi-like control over computers. Read more…More about Hands On, Tech, Dev Design, Gadgets, and Mobile
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Asana Users: The iOS App You’ve Been Waiting for Is Finally Here
Managing group projects can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re dealing with a large team and need to make changes while in transit.
Task manager Asana launched a redesigned iOS app Tuesday that makes it easier for teams to collaborate and helps individuals focus on the most important tasks.
While Asana’s apps have already been around for some time, they were geared more toward creating an experience that complimented the desktop app rather than standalone task managers, said cofounder Justin Rosenstein.
"Almost none of the code from those previous apps survived this," Rosenstein told Mashable.” It really is a new experience that allows you to know what work needs to be done and who is responsible for what.” Read more…More about Productivity, Tech, Asana, Ios Apps, and Apps Software
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