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Fintech startup Revolut just added a nifty bill splitting feature. You can now tap on a Revolut expense and request money from your Revolut contacts without having to use a calculator. Swipe on a transaction, hit the split bill button and select your contacts. Other users receive a push notification saying that your friend is asking for some money. When you open the app, youll see Read More
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If you look at our legacy and heritage, theres an undeniable authentic position of the brand, but I describe us as a 71-year-old startup, Jones said. We want to respect nostalgia while introducing the brand to the next generation of artists and players. Fenders new website includes more content to help beginners, such as Tech Talk, a series of articles with tips on how to care for and maintain guitars. The company also launched an app that teaches you to tune your instrument, and Fender Academy, a digital platform that helps store retailers boost their Fender IQ. By increasing guitar sellers knowledge of the product, they can help reduce new consumers intimidation factor, Jones said. In the past, we had been guilty of leaning on nostalgia and celebrating virtuosity, but the accessibility factor is important, he said.
Digital Trends
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3D scans of your own face to try on makeup or create custom avatars could be easier to find this year if this new startup is successful. Bellus3D has the hardware to take scans from your smartphone -- now they just need software developers. The post Time to up your selfie game: Bellus3D attachment takes a 3D scan of your face appeared first on Digital Trends .
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I run One Million by One Million (1M/1M) - a global virtual accelerator for startups. 2017 is our seventh year. And one particular trend keeps me awake at night. Thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs have approached us for help with their funding at a stage where their chances of getting funding is ZERO. We can't help them, regardless of how powerful our investor connections are. We can't help a startup get funding before they become fundable. It pains me to see how many entrepreneurs have no idea what makes a startup fundable. So, my humble advice to all entrepreneurs: please learn to assess your own probability of getting funded. Watching this 2 minutes 53 second video would be a very good start if you need a crash course in fundability. Want introductions to Angels and VCs? A fundable and validated business is a must. A fundable business with warm introductions is the fastest way to get funded.
Techradar
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Combined with the chunkier design (to facilitate that keyboard) and some lag in performance, this isn't top table worthy. But there's a lot of promise here, and we're glad to see BlackBerry is still swinging. Full review: Blackberry Priv OnePlus 3 OnePlus finally has a genuine flagship killer OS : Android 6 | Screen size : 5.5-inch | Resolution : 1920 x 1080 | RAM : 6GB | Storage : 64GB | Battery : 3,000mAh | Rear camera : 16MP | Front camera : 8MP Addressing a number of issues fans had with the OnePlus 2, it seems the third time's the charm for the Chinese startup, as the OnePlus 3 manages to provide a premium smartphone experience without breaking the budget. Its impressive Snapdragon 820 processor and huge 6GB of RAM ensure that the OnePlus 3 is future-proofed for the next few years, at least. There are a few shortcomings, but some compromises are essential in a $550 smartphone with this level of spec, and on the whole the ones made here don't really limit the OnePlus 3 in any meaningful way.
Hackaday
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They're all cheap, they're all pretty much the same. What's missing? Fixed wings. Underwater ROVs outnumbered autonomous fixed wing aircraft at CES this year . This is conclusive evidence that the pendulum has swung too far to the multicopter side of aviation. Sooner or later, someone is going to figure out fixed wing aircraft can carry more payload a longer distance. If you're looking for a startup idea, there you go: build fixed wing drones because physics doesn't change when the aircraft is autonomous. With that said, here are some pics of the aircraft I found interesting The Yuneec E-430 Ehang 184Of course, if you don't want to deal with fussy stuff like FAA certification, safety, or sanity, CES has something for you, too. The Ehang 184 is a burning dumpster fire of aviation. The Yuneec is not a drone. This is a two seat, single engine, LSA (easy and cheap to get a license, although the LSA market is crap) electric aircraft .
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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And the all the unabashed cheesiness you'd expect from an infomercial is now intentionally engineered by teams of creatives. Leading this new wave of viral, tongue-in-cheek infomercials is Utah-based agency Harmon Brothers , whose fresh spin on the once-tired ad format generated over $100 million of revenue in 2016 for their clients. Not to mention hundreds of millions of views on social media. You might have seen their outrageously successful debut ad for Squatty Potty , which boosted the company's sales by 600% in 2015 and racked up 29 million YouTube views. Other agencies and brands are feeling out the trend. And the results aren't just funny -- they're also driving real brand awareness and sales . We've picked a few of the very best to inspire your next ad campaign. Check them out below and decide for yourself: Are infomercials here to stay? 7 Infomercials You'll Actually Want to Watch 1) Purple To highlight the benefits of this startup's unique polymer mattress, the folks at Harmon Brothers created the raw egg test -- "a super easy way to tell if your mattress is awful.
Mashable
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LAS VEGAS Do your headphones pack enough bass? Even if they do, they can never give you that experience of being physically pushed by a powerful surge of air you know, the one you get in a nightclub. But a small wearable from a German startup called Lofelt might. Called the Basslet, it's a wearable subwoofer a device that connects with your phone and vibrates on your skin to the rhythm of the song you're listening to. It successfully Kickstarted in June 2016 , selling more than 4,500 units, and now it's coming to the U.S. and the UK. SEE ALSO: LG's new 4K TV is thinner than an iPhone I've tried the Basslet out at CES and was pleasantly surprised with its accuracy. It does not lag behind the music a feat that wasn't easy to achieve, a company rep tells me and it really does add an extra dimension to the listening experience, making you feel the bass on your body instead of just hearing it with your ears.
Dezeen
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An American startup is taking on electric car supremo Tesla with this intelligent electric vehicle unveiled at CES 2017 , but was left red-faced when one of its main features failed to work during a demo. Read more
WinBeta
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CES 2017 can now welcome the Mirabook to its list of new Windows 10 powered devices.
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Bicycle sharing services are primed to be a major focus for Chinas startup scene this year. Now today, only the fourth day of 2017, comes the first mega-round for the space after Mobike announced its $215 million Series D funding. Read More
Carscoops
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A year after Faraday Future unveiled a crazy concept at CES, the electric startup has presented its first production vehicle in prototype spec at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, dubbed the FF 91. Faraday Future says that the FF 91 is powered by a 130 kWh battery pack and uses four electric motors sending power to the ground. All up, it delivers 1,050 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque and is able to launch from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.39 seconds. What's more, it also has an EPA-estimated range of in excess of 380 miles. More details coming... Photo Gallery Video
Fast Company
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Startup Noom reveals 4 key tips to help you keep that "New Year, New You" slim-down resolution. Startup Noom reveals 4 key tips to help you keep that "New Year, New You" slim-down resolution. So 2017 is finally here and once again you're determined to get healthy and drop those extra pounds. You and millions of others. It's far and away the most popular promise we make as that ball drops in Times Square. Yet sadly, statistically speaking , you're very likely to drop the ball on that get-healthy goal. Read Full Story
TechCrunch
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Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, with a team of co-founders that have extensive experience in the field of robotics, but also in interaction design and machine learning. Their first product is Kuri, an intelligent home robot making its official debut at CES this year, with pre-orders beginning in the U.S. and a target ship date of sometime during the holidays Read More
Adweek
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[Ill tap into] more than 20 years of experience engineering, DJ-ing and producing in the music industry, he explained. Its given me an holistic perspective on what different people desire sonically. Gurus music startup, Era of the Engineer, will assist with the new role, which came about after Guru had worked with The Marketing Arm on a project with ATT. My team, Era of the Engineer, constantly has their ear to the streets, he said. We consider ourselves sociologists, and my team and I talk every day about what is driving our culture. Curriculum Vitae Producer, DJ, engineer, 1996 - present Engineers and produces live shows for artists like Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Nominated for two Grammy Awards for his work with Common and Jhené Aiko. DJs around the world for clubs, private events and exclusive corporate sets for brands like Google and ATT.
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Shervin Pishevar is a startup investor and one of the central social figures in Silicon Valley. He recently founded Hyperloop One, a project to move people long distances through tubes at supersonic speeds. His reputation and fortune come largely from a single investment he made in 2011 while at the VC firm Menlo Ventures: a $26 million stake in a small ride-hailing app called Uber. Those shares are now worth more than $5 billion. Pishevar’s friend Elon Musk came up with the idea for Hyperloop, which promises to take passengers from L.A. to San Francisco in 35 minutes with no friction and no pollution, and handed it off to Pishevar to develop. The company is working on a plan to build a link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but we likely wont see a Hyperloop in America anytime soon. Pishevar’s project has raised only $160 million, while some estimate it will cost up to $100 billion to complete a loop between L.
SABC Digital News
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Network is a technology and social media news programme. This episode has a discussion about DRC’s shutdown of social media sites as protests against the president continue. Media analyst, Levi Kabwato joins us for the conversation. We have information on an eCommerce startup from Mozambique called Izyshop. We also have a round-up of some of the tech stories for 2016. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news