Geometric prints, tribal warriors inspire Issa London
LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian-born designer Daniella Helayel, whose clothes have become a firm favorite of Kate Middleton, sent her models down the catwalk on the second day of London Fashion Week in... ...
Blackberry Z10 costs about $154 to make
Have you ever wondered how much it actually costs to make a Blackberry Z10 device (or any smartphone in general)? CNN Money has provided the estimated pricing of each of the Blackberry Z10′s components, and how much it all adds up to. The teardown is provided by UBM TechInsights and they go through the cost of the display, processor, cameras, storage space, battery, communication chips, ram, and other components. The 4.2-inch display for the Z10 costs around $26.50. The 1.5GHz dual-core ...
Romanian film "Child's Pose" wins Berlin Golden Bear
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Child's Pose", a Romanian drama about a domineering mother using her social position to try to save her son from jail, won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival on Saturday. ...
Pirates and Wikileaks Share Battlefield In Aussie Election
In September, debutante parties representing both will face off at the Aussie ballot box. In the purple corner, the Rick Falkvinge inspired Pirate Party. In the black corner, the newly formed Wikileaks Party with Julian Assange himself running as candidate-in-chief for a senate seat in the southern state of Victoria. Despite currently wallowing in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy and facing constitutional hurdles, Assange’s senate candidacy is alive and kicking. Victoria is also expected...
Palantir Acqhires Team Behind YC Voice Email Startup Voicegem
Palantir just scooped up some fresh minds to aid its mission of analyzing the world’s information. Today Y Combinator Summer 2012 startup Voicegem announced its team is joining Palantir, and it will shut down its voice email service in mid-March. Voicegem had delivered over one million seconds of voice recordings, but now its makers are moving to a team that’s “truly changing the world.” Arda Kara and Alexander Blessing came up with the idea for Voicegem while working on ...
Inside Sledgehammer Games and the biggest gamble you never knew about
We took an inside look at Sledgehammer Games with co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey, and discussed the formation, the future, and the incredible risk the company took that paid off big.
Microsoft job postings confirm more Windows Blue details
A couple of job listings posted February 15th on Microsoft’s site confirm that there will be a Windows Blue upgrade heading for both PCs and Windows Phone devices. There are jobs posted for both a Software Development Engineer in Test, as well as a Senior Development Lead. Both of the jobs offered hints at some things we can expect from the Windows Blue upgrade. The job posting for the Software Development Engineer in Test stated that, “The Core Experience features are the centerpi...
Snoop Lion Owes $546,000 In Back Taxes
Well he may go by Snoop Lion nowadays, but Snoop is definitely in the doghouse right about now. The rapper (currently moonlighting as a reggae star) was served with a tax lien to the tune of $546,270.29. According to documents discovered by TMZ, the total arrives from two separate years of unpaid taxes, including $101,952.44 in 2009 and then a whopping $444,317.85 in 2011. In 2008, Snoop owed $476k in back taxes, but handled that right after he found out. Maybe he’ll pay up for these other...
Kim Kardashian Sacrifices Her Couch ... for $5 Million Mansion Sale
If you're a couch in Kim Kardashian's house, don't get too attached -- TMZ has learned when she unloaded her Beverly Hills mansion recently ... all the primo furniture was included in the price. Sources tell us ... Kim quietly sold her…
Disrupt Darlings GTar Talk About What Happens After You Succeed On Stage, Raise $350K, And Have To Ship Product
Last May, Incident Tech launched the gTar, a guitar with real strings that connected to a smartphone for some amazing sound processing. In the last few months, the founder, Idan Beck and his team have been busy preparing the 800 guitars he pre-sold on Kickstarter for shipment. Theirs is a story of creativity, cool, and the next generation in music technology. I spoke with Idan briefly about his Disrupt experience and how it felt to go from zero to shipping in less than a year. TC: So how have th...
The Rise Of Company Builders
Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist. Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation. By doing so, they remain engaged with the grit and grassroots challenges of building a startup. They remain company builders. John Borthwick and his New York City-based technology studio, Betaworks, was one of the recent pioneers of what Borthwick calls a ...
Russia cleans up after meteor blast injures more than 1,000
CHELYABINSK, Russia (Reuters) - Thousands of Russian emergency workers went out on Saturday to clear up the damage from a meteor that exploded over the Ural mountains, damaging buildings, shattering windows and showering people with broken glass. ...
Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+
Google Takeout now offers more support for those of you with a Blogger account and/or a Google+ page. Now through the Google Takeout service, you can export information contained inside of your Blogger account as well as information in your Google+ Stream or Google+ Circles. The Takeout feature is provided by The Data Liberation Front, a Google engineering team in charge of making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. For those of you who don’t know, the G...
One Direction Take Zumba Classes To Prepare For Tour
Pelvic thrusts don’t come naturally to everyone — just ask One Direction. The young Brits have never been known for their synchronized dance moves, bucking the boy band choreography tradition. But as the superstars gear up for their North American tour dates, they’re taking Zumba lessons to get their hips in motion. Apparently, the fellas were told by their management not to stay out too late these days, in an effort to wake up early for the workout craze heralded by soccer moms ever...
What “Disrupt” Really Means
Editor’s note: Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of Wealthfront, an SEC-registered online financial advisor. Prior to Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @arachleff. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley love to talk about disruption, though few know what it really means. They mistake better products for disruptive ones. Silicon Valley was built on a culture of designing products that are “better, cheaper, faster,” but that does not mean th...
Staples to begin carrying Apple devices
It looks like Apple and Staples has come to an agreement that will allow Staple to sell Apple’s products through its U.S. retail stores. The first confirmation came from Regis Mulot, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Staples, who sent out a tweet saying, “After Canada, #Apple products arecoming to #Staples in US. Great news!”. We assume that Regis Mulot was a little too trigger happy with his tweet because it was deleted soon after. Fortunately for us, many oth...
Romanian film "Child's Pose" wins Berlin Golden Bear
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Child's Pose", a Romanian drama about a domineering mother using her social position to try to save her son from jail, won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival on Saturday. ...
Juan Martin Del Potro reaches second Rotterdam final
Del Potro will be playing in his 19th final at the ATP level.
Geek Trivia: Where Did IBM’s Super Computer Watson Learn To Swear?
Where Did IBM’s Super Computer Watson Learn To Swear?1) Listening to Audio Books2) Watching Jersey Shore3) Reading Urban Dictionary4) Playing Poker with ResearchersThink you know the answer? ...
'Real Housewives of OC' Star Gretchen Rossi -- Alleged Ex Wanted Re-Trial... Judge Says HELL NO
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi can breathe a sigh of relief  ... the man who lost a $500,000 lawsuit against her asked for a retrial claiming the verdict was decided by a bunch of starstruck jurors -- but a judge just…