Magic Leap buys mesh-computing startup Computes

Magic Leap buys mesh-computing startup Computes

Magic Leap has announced they are acquiring Computes, a decentralized mesh computing startup. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. From Magic Leap’s blog post: From the beginning, Chris Matthieu and Jade Meskill started Computes, Inc. based on the principle of enabling the next generation of computing. We believe Magic Leap is the perfect home to…
The $48,000 camera that’s not portable and isn’t designed for selfies, but is still ‘future proof’

The $48,000 camera that’s not portable and isn’t designed for selfies, but is still...

Hasselblad's H6D-400c costs a small fortune, and isn't used in the way most consumers employ smartphone cameras.The $48,000 device is a staple among cultural institutions that need to archive photos, or luxury product sellers who want subtleties reflected in photos and marketing. Source: Hasselblad The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Consumers routinely pay hundreds of dollars (or $1000…
The Insta360 ONE X

The Insta360 ONE X

The action camera now has 5.7K Video, improved stabilization, and cinematic slow-mo. on the Gadgetshow
Cassette decks from Crosley take aim at tape-hoarding nostalgia-seekers

Cassette decks from Crosley take aim at tape-hoarding nostalgia-seekers

Crosley, makers of the “good enough” record players you see in Urban Outfitters and Target, have turned their retro novelty eye on the next obvious format: cassettes. These two new decks from the company have all the latest features from 1985, but also a handful of modern conveniences. Let’s get one thing clear at the…
Thanksgiving travel nightmare projected to hit these U.S. cities the worst

Thanksgiving travel nightmare projected to hit these U.S. cities the worst

The latest data from Inrix paints a dismal picture for folks traveling Wednesday (that’s today!) ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers in Boston, New York City and San Francisco will see the largest delays with drive times nearly quadruple the norm, according to AAA and Inrix, which aggregates and analyzes traffic data collected from vehicles and highway…
Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of

Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro funds, AVG is raising and investing upwards of $200 million per year for and in tech startups. Tucked away in Boston,…
Fitness marketplace ClassPass acquires competitor GuavaPass

Fitness marketplace ClassPass acquires competitor GuavaPass

ClassPass, the five-year-old fitness marketplace startup with $239 million in financing, is acquiring competitor GuavaPass, which was founded by Rob Pachter and Jeffrey Liu in 2015. ClassPass is in the midst of an expansion sprint, both domestically and internationally. The company is hyper-focused on Asian markets, where GuavaPass had carved out its own place with…
Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

Startups Weekly: Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW

I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival. It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, whose robotics innovation reward was infamously revoked at this year’s CES. “I brush my teeth…
All your meme are belong to AOC

All your meme are belong to AOC

Memes are the new vernacular of political culture and we dismiss them at our own peril. Liberals learned this the hard way late in the presidential campaign, when they began realizing how deftly the alt-right was able to use viral jokes, hashtags, and images as a propaganda tool, often to bolster white supremacist ideology. The phenomenon…
All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards

All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards

Just kidding. Please don’t buy me these collectible trading cards featuring Silicon Valley venture capitalists for Christmas. But if you are in the market for a gift for a VC — or aspiring VC — they’d probably appreciate a set. [gallery ids="1744120,1744121,1744122"] Yes, they really exist! TouchBase is selling a line of the VC trading cards, featuring Y…

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