This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs)

A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off. Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete. That’s where FlyTrex comes in. We visited the company, based in Tel Aviv, which is an end-to-end product that offers hardware and software so businesses can deliver their goods via drone. The… Read More

This Apple patent could describe facial recognition for the next iPhone

 One of the greatest problems with tech is that there is little room for nostalgia. Aside from Nintendo and potentially Fujifilm, few companies are willing to stick with what’s comfortable. And with good reason! Take Apple, for instance. I may still be butthurt over the fact that my iPhone doesn’t have a proper headphone jack, dismayed each time I lose my dongle, but it’s hard… Read More

Instagram should let users save and share their photo preferences

 While the world waits for Instagram to launch a location-sharing feature à la Snapchat, it’s worth wondering about the potential arrival of something far more simple and obvious: user-preset filters. Instagram now allows you to prioritize your favorite filters at the beginning of the list and leave the ones that you don’t use often at the end. However, each user has their own… Read More

The B-Shoe hopes to prevent seniors from falling down

Each second in the U.S., an older adult takes a fall, accounting for more than 27,000 deaths from falling among older individuals, according to the CDC. A company based in Haifa, Israel, however, is working on a way to prevent those falls in the first place. B-Shoe Technologies is working on a prototype for a shoe that senses imbalance in every step and uses a mini treadmill-like system to… Read More

Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

 Real estate is one of those industries that has been rather slow on the uptake of technology, which makes a lot of sense. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions in a person’s life, and the shift to online browsing, transactions, etc. was bound to take longer than other sectors. Brokers, too, have grown accustomed to their ways and are usually hesitant to… Read More

In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

 Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in which Whole Foods invested and with whom Whole Foods has a five-year contract. But after talking to a few Instacart investors and other sources close to the company… Read More

ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

 ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also participated in the round. According to the press release, ClassPass has doubled its member base in the past year and has now grown to 35 million… Read More

What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

 The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from attempts to integrate mobile content into the home… Read More

What do true gamers REALLY think of VR?

 The potential for VR truly boggles the mind. In the future, it’s easy to imagine the various use-cases in education, entertainment, business, and social. But like any new technology, VR needs a ‘gateway drug’, and thus far that initial use-case has been gaming. Sony is pushing PlayStation VR hard with a handful of new games, some existing and others brand new. Nintendo is… Read More

Watch Electronic Arts kick off E3 live right here

 Today, Electronic Arts will kick off E3 2017 with a live press conference, which you can watch right here. EA makes some of the most popular games in the world, like The Sims, Battlefield, Madden, FIFA, Titan Fall, and the studio is sure to deliver even more goodness today. We expect to see at least one Star Wars title, and potentially a new FIFA. But the bigger question remains: Will EA… Read More