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Google Glass Recon competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass Recon competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.

In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow model, designed for skiers.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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Good to see Google about to get some competition. These ones look cooler anyway!

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James Rukas's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:42 AM

I wonder If i need a prescription? Ya know my eyes aren't what they used to be! And are these the kind a glasses that let me see more than I'm suppose to see? Do ya know what I mean??

robyns tut's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:56 AM

Would be pretty cool if it ever made its way to production.

Nandi

Declan Lan's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:43 PM
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Digital, Science, Innovation and Business
The fuzzy lines between science fiction and science fact. Digital innovation, the rise of mobile, gaming and other tech innovations like 3D printing continue to fuel start ups around the world and change the face of business forever.
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App designer Anvitha Vijay, 7, takes out $10,000 prize

App designer Anvitha Vijay, 7, takes out $10,000 prize | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
e Prize $10,000 Media Kit a
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Your never to young to create at App. Well done Anvitha!

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A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But..
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Fascinating video from within a Chinese Bitcoin Mine. 

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Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University. But while he dropped out of the program af...
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Often breaking a problem down to its most simple elements arrives you at the best solution. Aristotle is still remembered  2300 years after his death and not by accident. A good read.

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A venture capitalist’s 5 predictions for 2015 - Fortune

A venture capitalist’s 5 predictions for 2015 - Fortune | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Sergio Monsalve has backed such companies as LendingClub and Motif Investing. He shares what he sees as major trends for the year ahead.
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Some interesting predictions for the year from a VC's perspective. 

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From flipping burgers at Maccas to million-dollar video games super star: meet Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag

From flipping burgers at Maccas to million-dollar video games super star: meet Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Matt Haag used to flip burgers at McDonald's. Now, 22, he makes $1 million playing Call of Duty.
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1.5 million YouTube subscribers and a Red Bull contract, professional gaming has come a long way.

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26 Mistakes I see Founders Make When Pitching to VCs | LinkedIn

26 Mistakes I see Founders Make When Pitching to VCs | LinkedIn | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
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Great list to aware of when pitching.

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5 amazing things your brain does while you sleep

5 amazing things your brain does while you sleep | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating.
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More reasons to enjoy your sleep.

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Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business

Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Amazon and Google, having evolved well beyond their respective beginnings as on online bookstore and a web search engine, are now expanding in ways that bring them closer to becoming direct competitors. The latest: Amazon is spending $970 million to buy Twitch, a live-streaming site for videogame players that was viewed by more than 55 million unique visitors in...
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Good to see someone finally trying to eat into Google's business, if anyone has a chance Amazon does. Will be interesting to see how this pans out.

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7 Things Insanely Rich Founders Want You to Know About Startups

Life and business lessons from supersuccessful entrepreneurs.
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Some great advice from some of the best in the business regarding your start-up.

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Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase

Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion: Five things you need to know about its latest purchase | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
E-commerce giant Amazon has splashed out, paying close to $US1 billion for live video gaming platform Twitch.
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Amazon buys video game streaming company Twitch for close to $US 1 Billion. The power (value) of a large active community. 50 million monthly active users watching more than 16 million minutes of game play a month.

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Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium

Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence reveals previously unrecognised influences between great artists
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Fascinating article discussing machine learning Algorithm study on fine art paintings and what was discovered.

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9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching To Investors

9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching To Investors | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

AHere are nine pitching no-no's.

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A good refresher here for anyone about to enter the Dragons Den!

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Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments

Mobile Internet investment explosion: $47B in M&A plus $14B in investments | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Over the last 12 months we've seen an unprecedented explosion of financial deals in the mobile space. That includes a staggering $47 billion in mergers and acquisitions -- plus $14 billion in inves...
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Investment in mobile is running hot...Hopefully a tool to assist mCommerce will attract some of the action!

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The Four Horsemen: Future Of Digital Business | Digital Buzz Blog

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A fantastic 15 minute, 90 slide video regarding the future of Digital business and the prospects for the four big players, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.


Fascinating stuff.


The prospect of Amazon and Apple particularly interesting. 

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Software defined networking – still more concept than reality? | Information Age

Software defined networking – still more concept than reality? | Information Age | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Software-defined networking (SDN) is increasingly being hailed as the ‘next big thing’ after cloud computing. But, like cloud, is it going to take years before it is widely adopted?
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Very interesting article on Software-defined Networking (SDN) - I wonder when the technology will catch up to the hype?

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A Dozen Things I've Learned from Andy Rachleff

A Dozen Things I've Learned from Andy Rachleff | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
1. "When a great team meets a lousy market, market wins. When a lousy team meets a great market, market wins. When a great team meets a great market, something special happens." "If you address a m...
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A great article for those in or about to embark on a Start-up - Andy Rachleff is a very well respected and successful VC.

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The rising cost of acquiring mobile-app users is hitting devs like a hurricane | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

The rising cost of acquiring mobile-app users is hitting devs like a hurricane | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

set of charts talCosts to acquire new mobile-app users are going up once again.

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Some great information around the costs to acquire new mobile app users.

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Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world's first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources. A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a material [...]
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This is very interesting innovation and opens up many possibilities.  

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Why Pinterest makes no money but is now worth $3.8 billion

Why Pinterest makes no money but is now worth $3.8 billion | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
AllThingsD just broke the news that Pinterest has raised another huge round with an even fatter valuation, and it's done it without any revenue to boot. Late-stage investor Fidelity Investments led...
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Pintrest is a great business with much success to date, catering to a mainly female market (70% Female users from memory) and really hitting the 24 - 35 year old sector. Pintrest does so well beause a large number of users end up buying items that they are Pinning and Repinning - something like 80%.


Still there are things that Pintrest wont allow users do and some key areas for improvement in this type of platform..


It will be very interesting to see if anyone can take a bite out of their market, I know of a few groups keen to give this a try.

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The neuro games: video games that could boost children's brains

The neuro games: video games that could boost children's brains | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
An American neuroscientist and his team of expert video game developers are looking to create a new class of games designed specifically to help children learn.
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Looks like more fun than Luminosity! 

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Are startups and enterprises better together?

Are startups and enterprises better together? | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.
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An interesting article talking about how Enterprises and Startups can enjoy a Symbiotic relationship working together. I know Ash from Bugwolf and believe he is onto a good thing with his testing platform. Its great to see this new wave of local innovative startups hitting the market.

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iOS First. Android Much, Much Later – Haywire

iOS First. Android Much, Much Later – Haywire | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
I have been involved in many situations in all sorts of capacities in and around companies with mobile products where the topic of “When should we go Android?” comes up. My own thinking has evolved on this, and will likely continue to as the world changes. But, for […]
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An opinion piece discussing the question for start ups with IOS products as to when to build an Android version 

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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer.
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Looks like something out of the Matrix, very cool. NanoRobots fighting Cancer - bring it on!

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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.

 

The answer lies precisely in those laws of physics. Dr. White and other physicists have found loopholes in some mathematical equations—loopholes that indicate that warping the space-time fabric is indeed possible.

 

Working at NASA Eagleworks—a skunkworks operation deep at NASA's Johnson Space Center—Dr. White's team is trying to find proof of those loopholes. They have "initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble" using an instrument called the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer.

 

By creating one of these warp bubbles, the spaceship's engine will compress the space ahead and expand the space behind, moving it to another place without actually moving, and carrying none of the adverse effects of other travel methods. According to Dr. White, "by harnessing the physics of cosmic inflation, future spaceships crafted to satisfy the laws of these mathematical equations may actually be able to get somewhere unthinkably fast—and without adverse effects."

 

He says that, if everything is confirmed in these practical experiments, we would be able to create an engine that will get us to Alpha Centauri "in two weeks as measured by clocks here on Earth." The time will be the same in the spaceship and on Earth, he claims, and there will not be "tidal forces inside the bubble, no undue issues, and the proper acceleration is zero. When you turn the field on, everybody doesn't go slamming against the bulkhead, which would be a very short and sad trip."

 

Read more here: http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive

 

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It was only a matter of time!

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Previously, photos and videos showcasing possible designs of NASA's superluminal spacecraft was scooped here: http://sco.lt/7aoHBJ; and http://sco.lt/6rZ3sv

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How Startup Funding Works Infographic

Infographic that describes how startup funding works when a company goes from idea to IPO
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Great article which shows all the stages of start-up funding.

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