Summer's all but over, but it's no less important to stay hydrated. According to the CDC 43 percent of Americans drink fewer than four glasses of water a day, and while the actual amount you should drink varies from person to person, four glasses probably doesn't cut it.That's where Caktus, a neat Finnish hardware startup that presented at TechLaunch's second New Jersey demo day, comes into play. Their mission? To fix that dearth of drinking with an app and a curious sensor that straps onto your water bottle.
Shadow is an app for people to record their dreams. Currently seeking Kickstarter funding, it will incorporate an escalating alarm clock designed to wake sleepers gradually, to improve the ability to recall their dreams. Once awake, it will prompt them to record their dream story -- either by typing or speaking it. Shadow's ultimate vision is to build a real-time global dream database.
With APIs from the likes of Twilio (and emerging Layer) fuelling a new concept of how cloud-based archictecture can be applied to the worlds of telephony and communications, UK startup NewVoiceMedia is today announcing a new round of $35 million to build out its business applying this idea to the world of call centers.
Posthaven, the blogging platform co-created by Y Combinator partner Garry Tan after his previous startup Posterous was bought and shut down by Twitter, has reached financial sustainability. They’re also launching the feature that effectively made Posterous a serious competitor against Tumblr in the early days of micro-blogging — e-mail-to-post. Posthaven is a basic blogging platform that’s meant to last forever. That’s because it is member-supported at a cost of $5 a month and not venture backed. The product is a labor of love that Tan and his old co-founder Brett Gibs
At long last, iOS 7 has just arrived. That is, it just arrived for everyone who didn't say "Developer? Oh, yeah, I'm totally a developer. Cough." and wiggle into the Beta months ago.iOS 7 can be confusing, but we're here to help. Here are some of our favorite nifty little power user tricks that we've heard about along the way.
Just about two months after it announced the developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, Microsoft today launched an updated beta version of its browser. The so-called "release preview" will likely be the last beta version of IE11 for Windows 7 before the full release later this fall.
FutureLearn, a U.K.-led MOOCs alliance, has launched its first set of free courses, nine months after announcing its intention to jump into the Massively Open Online Courses space. FutureLearn has grown in size and scope during that pre-launch phase. It now describes itself as "U.K.-led" MOOCs provider, having adding two international HE institutions to its partner list.
Apple is launching two new iPhones, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s, and the big question for many is going to be which is worth their hard-earned clams. Both present attractive packages, as detailed in our reviews, but is there a strong reason to choose one over the other? Here's a breakdown of the main considerations for those facing that choice.