Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

 So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake. A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod,… Read More

Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores

 Digital art technology company Meural has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by Corigin Ventures and with participation from Netgear, Resolute Venture Partners and assorted angels. The $5 million in fresh funds accompanies the news that Meural will now be distributing its Canvas in retail stores across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands. The… Read More

A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

 When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back country hike. But it turns out that I underestimated the demand for a resilient, user-powered mesh network: dedicated nodes now populate cities across the country, and volunteers are using them to get Puerto Rico back online after a devastating hurricane season. Read More

New startups like Mytime want to pay for your attention and time in cryptocurrency

 The debate about the effects social networks like Facebook and Twitter have on us as human beings goes one. Indeed, just this week Facebook co-founder Sean Parker said “The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?… God only… Read More