5 Fantastic Website Builders for Creating Your Portfolio Sponsored

Creating a new portfolio website isn’t always easy. First, you have to decide the best way to showcase your products, services, or yourself. Then, you have to find the tools to make it happen. The first part is mostly up to you. Although many of today’s website builders make it …

MasterClass founder launches Outlier, offering online courses for college credit

Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder and former creative director of MasterClass, has a new startup called Outlier.org. Like MasterClass, Outlier is bringing education online, but with a key difference — these are college classes offering real college credit. The startup is launching a pilot version of its first two courses, Calculus I and …

India’s Cashfree raises $5.5M from Korea’s Smilegate, Y Combinator and others

Cashfree, an India-based startup that specializes in making corporate banking services more accessible and easier to use, has closed a $5.5 million Series A round. The deal is led by Smilegate Investment — the fund affiliated with Korean games firm Smilegate — with participation from Y Combinator, the U.S. accelerator …

Volocopter’s 2X eVTOL records a first with flight at Helsinki International Airport

The Volocopter 2X air taxi vehicle is now the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft to fly at an international airport, fully integrated into the same airspace as other commercial passenger craft. It performed this key milestone flight at Helsinki International Airport, in a demonstration mission that showed …

SF Pride says it won’t exclude Google from the Pride parade

Despite Google employees petitioning San Francisco Pride to exclude the company from participating in the Pride parade this weekend, SF Pride says Google will be allowed to march in the parade. Earlier today, about 100 Google employees urged SF Pride to ban the company from participating in this weekend’s Pride …

Here's how the 2018 iPad Pros compare to the previous generation

Apple’s new iPad Pros pack more screen into sleeker builds.  Last year’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been upgraded with a sharp 11-inch Liquid Retina display. The larger model still has a 12.9-inch screen, but it’s thinner and weighs less.  SEE ALSO: Apple’s new MacBook Air is fine. Just fine. Apple …

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and Middle East

Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the African continent and is gearing up for an initial public offering in China. Now, its Chinese peer Vivo is following its shadow to this burgeoning part of the world …

8 Snippets That Demonstrate the Repelling Effect in Web Design

Experiments with canvas are the talk of the town these days. They can be seen not only as concepts in the popular web developer playgrounds but also as solutions for real-life projects. The variety is undoubtedly astonishing: From primitive particle animations based on popular plugins to one-of-a-kind ideas that are …

Real-time Location Tracking with React Native and PubNub

With ever-increasing usage of mobile apps, geolocation and tracking functionality can be found in a majority of apps. Real-time geolocation tracking plays an important role in many on-demand services, such as these: taxi services like Uber, Lyft or Ola food Delivery services like Uber Eats, Foodpanda or Zomato monitoring fleets …

Cyber security remains a key tech priority for businesses

Organisations are prioritising investment in cyber security to strengthen their defences against their perceptions of a growing threat, according to a new survey of its customers to gauge their technological priorities by Softcat. According to a BBC report, 55 percent of UK firms have experienced a cyber-attack in 2019, up …

Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are (at best) still years away from being a reality, with significant safety, technology and business model hurdles to clear before they ever hit the sky. Now, sources tell us that one …

The role of gamification in workplace creativity

Coming up with a good creative idea is hard. We do not fully understand how this process works, but there are certain techniques that have proved successful in fostering creativity, such as mind-mapping, brainstorming or creating conditions for free experimentation. Many big companies (such as design agencies) embrace these practices in the …

DataHawk provides e-commerce analytics so you can optimize your listings

Meet DataHawk, a French startup that wants to build a sort of App Annie for Amazon listings. The company lets you track products and search results so that you can learn more about your competitors and your space. This sort of products is becoming increasingly relevant as more and more …

Kickstarter darling EcoFlow Delta battery generator is not what it seems

The Delta EcoFlow is a new battery generator available on Kickstarter with incredible claimed features. Most are true, some are not. Device like the Delta offer incredible battery storage capacity. Designed for more than just recharging phones and tablets, these can run refrigerators, pumps, power tools and medical equipment. They’re …

Nintendo Switch sales are up, even with new models on the way

Quarterly sales for the Switch remained brisk for Nintendo’s most recent quarterly earnings. The number made a jump from 1.88 to 2.13 million units year over year. Modest, sure, but still solid for a console that’s getting slightly long in the tooth — especially given the fact that we’ve been …

IBM’s quantum-resistant magnetic tape storage is not actually snake oil

Usually when someone in tech says the word “quantum,” I put my hands on my ears and sing until they go away. But while IBM’s “quantum computing safe tape drive” nearly drove me to song, when I thought about it, it actually made a lot of sense. First of all, …