In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard piece of payment plastic that can hold countless credit, debit, and gift cards in its dynamic magnetic stripe.
Kanishk Parashar, the CEO and founder of the Y Combinator-backed startup, embodies the effort-worn entrepreneur. "I got to work out today," he said, eyeing the limited set of weights … Read more
Until recently, I was a fairly regular customer of Apple's Cards app, which allowed me to choose any photo in my Camera Roll, add it to a greeting card for just about any occasion, write a personalized message, and get it printed and mailed to the recipient(s) of my choice -- all for just a few bucks.
Convenience, thy name is Cards.
Or so it was, until Apple quietly and unceremoniously pulled the plug back in September. I'm bummed, because the app helped me out of many a last-minute oh-crap-I-forgot-so-and-so's-birthday jam.
Thankfully, there are alternatives. Apps … Read more
I think the days of Windows Media Center are drawing to a close, which is a shame. Microsoft no longer bundles the software with Windows, and I suspect few people will bother to pay extra for it.
That said, if you're still running Windows 7 on one or more PCs, or you did decide to splurge on the upgrade for Windows 8, you can still enjoy a truly excellent TV/DVR experience. All you need is a CableCard from your cable company and a CableCard tuner.
Let's talk about the latter. Today only, while supplies last, Woot has … Read more
A new beta program from Starbucks allows any Twitter user to send a $5 gift card to a friend in need using only a tweet, as described by Mashable. The service, called Tweet-a-Coffee, only requires a few steps on your part to get it all set up.
You'll need to visit the Tweet-a-Coffee sign up page to link your Starbucks account to your Twitter account. The process is a simple as clicking few buttons, entering your login info and clicking a few more buttons.
Once you've got the two accounts talking to each other, you can send your … Read more
If you're not satisfied knowing a second season of "House of Cards" is on the way, Netflix's content chief said much more bingeing should be in store for you after that.
Netflix's Ted Sarandos told Deadline Hollywood that talks for a third season of the political thriller are under way, after delivering a keynote Saturday at Film Independent, an arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival.
During his speech, Sarandos reiterated his and Chief Executive Reed Hasting's ongoing message that Netflix will continue to make its headline … Read more
But those days may not be so bygone on Netflix.
At the GigaOm Mobilize conference here, Todd Yellin, vice president of product innovation at Netflix, said that the company will bring those DVD-style extras to its original programming.
"The core of the experience is watching the story that the directors and writers contended, and that's like 99 percent of what it is," he said. "But supplemental content, whether … Read more
A press release stating that Samsung had agreed to acquire Fingerprint Cards is "incorrect," the Swedish maker of fingerprint ID sensors said Friday.
"The previous press release was not sent by Fingerprint Cards AB. Trading in the share has been suspended," Fingerprint Cards said in a statement. "What has happened will be reported to the police and to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority."
Cision, a public-relations firm, expressed regret for the press release publication. "Cision apologizes to Fingerprint Cards AB and other stakeholders for this error," the firm said.
Fingerprint Cards Chief … Read more
It's 5:00 a.m., and Bill Atkinson makes his way downstairs to begin his daily routine of, as he calls it, milking the cow. Not of the bovine species, of course. In this instance, it's PhotoCard, a free iOS app that makes postcards from digital photos and sends them via e-mail or in printed form via the US Postal Service.
The morning milking begins as Atkinson takes command of his fully-loaded Mac Pro in his home office, surrounded by books on programming languages and fine art prints of his photography. He scans his inbox for incoming orders, … Read more
Between brushing up your resume, filling out applications, and networking with people in your industry, you can end up spending a lot of time spent in front of a computer when hunting for a new job.
If you'd rather get away from your screen and still not fall behind on your job search, there are a few apps that can help. I've rounded up five professional networking and job search engine apps that can help you spot new opportunities and keep you organized along the way.JobLens First up is JobLens, a feature-packed app from Nokia that includes … Read more