Author Archives: Joyce Marx

We Heart It, Image Site That’s a Favorite of Young Ladies, Raises $8M

We Heart It, an image-sharing social network popular with girls, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company is a mix of standard and unconventional. It was started in Brazil in 2008 as a personal project. Founder Fabio Giolito, who moved to San Francisco last summer, said he wanted ...

BrickPi Is A Robotics Hacking Platform That Combines Raspberry Pi And LEGO Mindstorms

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-4eb8615cdee55fbe317bc019416a0edc').submit(); DIY micro-robotics is having a moment. The latest project to take the crowdfunding route — via Kickstarter — to build out a platform for playing around with robotics is called BrickPi. As its name suggests, BrickPi is a mash-up of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, co-opted to act as the brains ...

The Open Source RepRap Simpson 3D Printer Design Reduces Friction, Uses Less “Vitamins”

This is the Grounded Experimental Delta 3D printer, aka the Simpson, a project built by computer science teacher Nicholas Seward that does away with the excess frames, pulleys, and hardware associated with earlier models. Seward wanted a machine that could print itself and used “less vitamins,” namely metal parts that ...

Google to loan Street View Trekker to third parties, build out Maps on the cheap

Are you a tourism board, non-profit, government agency, university or research organization? Google wants you to help add 360-degree imagery with its nifty Street View Trekker, through a brand-new loan program. If you get the nod from GOOG, you'll have a chance to roam the Earth with the company's human-mounted ...

Mobile Miscellany: week of June 24th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, the Galaxy S 4 was spotted in purple garb, a new Windows Phone was outed for AT&T and US Cellular officially welcomed a budget handset from ...

Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 Earns The Crown For Best Home AirPlay Speaker

If you’re a high-end audio fan, you’ve probably heard of Cambridge Audio, the London-based firm that makes some of the best equipment in the business. The brand is currently undergoing some changes that involve targeting the growing number of users who are looking for wireless in-home and portable speaker solutions. ...

Social Influence Startup Klout Partners With Yammer

Social influence measurement startup Klout announced a partnership on Tuesday with enterprise communications company Yammer. The integration will allow Klout to factor Yammer users’ data and activity into its social ranking algorithm, and currently lets Yammer users display their Klout scores on their Yammer profiles. Klout and Microsoft — which ...