dinner table

dinner table

Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'

betabeat.com
(Photo: Trashswag) Wondering where you might be able to find some greasy old bedsheets to hang as ironic curtains in your Williamsburg loft? Perhaps you want to fashion a termite-infested piece of wood into a “rustic” dinner table. You could pay thousands of dollars at a boutique furniture store, or...
Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'

Mobile Technology Frees Workers to Work Any 20 Hours A Day They Choose

allthingsd.com
Mobile technology is allowing workers to work wherever and whenever they choose. That’s both the good news and the bad. As most people already know, the shift means less time in the office, but also more time working. A new survey from Good Technology finds that the typical American is...
Mobile Technology Frees Workers to Work Any 20 Hours A Day They Choose

You’ve lost or had your mobile phone stolen on holiday, now what?

thenextweb.com
Hopefully you’ve never experienced that sinking feeling the moment you realize that you’ve either lost or had your mobile device stolen. This situation alone can be enough to paralyze some, but if it happens while you’re away from home on unfamiliar territory, it’s even worse. For all the love, joy,...
You’ve lost or had your mobile phone stolen on holiday, now what?

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

techcrunch.com
Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

www.geekwire.com
Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education
Xbox 360, now serving pizza: Microsoft console getting Pizza Hut ordering app

Google Wants to Insert Itself into as Many of Your Conversations As Possible

betabeat.com
Mobile devices: For so much more than Instagramming your dinner. (Photo: flickr.com/sixteenmilesofstring) We’ve all done it: An argument breaks out at the bar/dinner table/book club meeting, about a half-remembered line of poetry or factoid about the American Revolution. What was Mick Jagger’s childhood nickname? Only Google can tell you for...
Google Wants to Insert Itself into as Many of Your Conversations As Possible

Email Bankruptcy

www.avc.com
On Sunday night I sat down at the dinner table after my family headed upstairs and I spent three hours cleaning out my email inbox. When I started I had over 1200 unread non-spam emails. Three hours later I had the number down to 800 and I was wiped out....
Email Bankruptcy

Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

www.geekwire.com
Here’s a Windows 8 feature that’s sure to spark lots of conversations around the dinner table. Gearing up for the “Release Preview” of the new operating system next month, Microsoft this week detailed its plans for Windows 8′s family safety settings. One of the features lets parents receive a weekly...
Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

Why Path is holding out on ads for now

tech.fortune.cnn.com
The young social network is growing and adding new partners but holding off on letting advertisers in. Here's why. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE -- Path, an app billed as the social network for close friends and family, announced a bevy of new features last week, including an integration with...
Why Path is holding out on ads for now

Visualized: 100 Retina display iPads sit down at the dinner table...

www.engadget.com
What if you took 3.1 million pixels, per iPad, and then crammed 100 (or so) of them on a table at WWDC? You'd have a pretty insane, super-connected Retina table. Also, it'd cost at least $50,000 to replicate what you're seeing. You know -- just in case the thought...
Visualized: 100 Retina display iPads sit down at the dinner table...

Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

www.engadget.com
Religion, bathroom routines and politics are three things you should never, ever discuss at the dinner table. However, if you're curious about your neighbors' political reading habits, then you should check out Amazon's Election Heat Map. The bookseller rated the top 250 books with a "clear political bias," with...
Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning
Wikiweb Makes Wikipedia Hotter and Smarter

NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts

betabeat.com
Someday, Bre Pettis. Someday. (Photo: flickr.com/usnavy) As much as we love the notion of 3D printing ourselves a pizza and sitting down to a 3D printed game of canasta at a 3D printed dinner table, it sometimes seems this snazzy technology is often used to produce little more than tchotchkes....
NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts

Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues

thenextweb.com
Branch, the service backed by Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Obvious, has come out of private beta today to drum up conversations on the web, rather than rants by one person. Here’s what the team had to say: Today, Branch is coming out of private beta and will begin...
Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues
Fetishizing the offline in the digital age

Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

www.fastcompany.com
Meet Sen Sugano, Director of Business Development at the dinner-with-strangers startup.GrubWithUs, founded in 2010, has a simple vision: Bring strangers together for a classy meal at a restaurant, and help them make new friends. The startup just launched a website redesign today. Fast Company called up Sen Sugano, GrubWithUs’s director...
Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy
There's A Difference Between Private And Personal

Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

news.cnet.com
No need to be embarrassed if your dad talks about the finer points of the latest Cyanogenmod or debates the merits of an ultrabook around the dinner table, for geek is the new cool. [Read more]...
Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

Why Branch could have a future connecting companies with customers

gigaom.com
Out of all the companies in the ex-Twitter gang’s Obvious Corp’s umbrella of publishing startups — most notably, Medium — Branch is still perhaps the lowest-profile of the bunch. While it presents an interesting forum for conversation, eight months into its existence Branch is still figuring out how to get traction in a...
Why Branch could have a future connecting companies with customers
Supperking breaks bread with a new social dining platform

Set the dinner table for Skype

news.cnet.com
A new project connects people through modern technology to share an age-old tradition: dinner. Watch the Virtual Dinner Guest Project live in action as a California family dines with youth from Egypt via Skype. [Read more]...
Set the dinner table for Skype
Does social beat search, or does “peacocking” get in the way?
These Facebook Home Ads Are Just Odd

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

techcrunch.com
Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

gigaom.com
Branch, the communications service that has won the backing of two Twitter founders, is now exiting private beta as it looks to become a hub for online interaction. Last month, I profiled the company and its young Princeton drop-out founder Josh Miller, who explained that Branch was trying to be...
Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

Dave Morin of Path: ‘Facebook Built the Cities and Town Squares, We’re Trying to Build a Home”

pandodaily.com
Last night’s PandoMonthly featured a candid fireside chat-without-the-fire with Dave Morin, the CEO and co-founder of Path. Below, we’ve posted a recording of the hour-long interview, conducted with Pando’s Sarah Lacy, for those unable to attend or watch the livestream. Morin was game for even Sarah’s toughest questions, such as,...
Dave Morin of Path: ‘Facebook Built the Cities and Town Squares, We’re Trying to Build a Home”

Path may circumvent the family adoption problem with its new search feature

pandodaily.com
Whether you think Path is a totally superfluous social network or not, you have to give co-founder and CEO Dave Morin props for just refusing to give up. (Or, you know, “settle” for a mere $100 million-plus purchase.) The first version was only used by a few thousand people. So...
Path may circumvent the family adoption problem with its new search feature
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)

Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff @JackK. No buzzwords are more prominent in today’s Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. They’re so big that they have their own love-child buzzword,...
Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?