- Wed, 22 May 2013 15:54:03 +0000: 20 Hot London Startups You Need to Watch - Mashable
Most entrepreneurs assume they’ll have to move to Silicon Valley to make it big. Let’s face it, some regions are more abundant with investors, resources and talent than others. But if you’re in or near London, you might consider staying put — the startups below prove that building a great company with staying power can be done in The Big Smoke
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Most operate in London exclusively, while companies that serve many regions are noted. If you live in London, which of these startups would you want to work for? If you're outside of London, which services do you wish you could use? Tell us in the comments Read more...More about Startups, Features, London, Business, and World
- Wed, 22 May 2013 15:53:13 +0000: Scientists Build a Robot Cheetah - Mashable
This robot can sprint 13.6 miles per hour, making it the second-fastest robot on land. (Here's the fastest one, which can run 18 miles an hour.)
While the scientist dubbed it "cheetah robot," it's a bit slower than the real thing. Cheetahs can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour
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- Wed, 22 May 2013 15:40:59 +0000: Find Your Next Favorite Song With Yap Music App - Mashable
Yap Music, a company advised by Steve Wozniak, is moving into the burgeoning social music market after building a popular second-screen app for television.
Social music brings music to like-minded listeners and serves as a platform for artists to reach and cultivate fans. As of late, music discovery is proving to be one of the hottest verticals in tech.
Yap Music, which debuts today on the App store, is planning a head-to-head battle with Twitter #music and a slew of other established giants like Shazam, Pandora and Spotify, which is valued in the $3 billion range.Music, Social Music, Music Discovery, Mobile Apps, and Spotify
- Wed, 22 May 2013 15:29:51 +0000: 4 Ways to Convert Your Site to Retina - Mashable
A new generation of Retina displays with high pixel densities is now on the market. Unfortunately, that means your website imagery could instantly become ugly and pixelated if you don't take action
With the introduction of the iPhone 4 in 2010, Apple no longer measured its screens in pixels, but in points. The scaling factor of the screen changed, which determines how a point relates to a pixel. A Retina display now has a scale of two, so one point is equal to two pixels — if you draw a one-point line, it shows as two pixels wide. If you're imagery isn't optimized to account for this, your product won't make a great first impression Read more...More about Features, Design, Tech, Dev, and Dev Design
- Wed, 22 May 2013 15:18:44 +0000: The Epic 'Friends' Reunion We've Been Wanting for Years - Mashable
Sure, Friends has been off the air for nine years, but aren't the former cast members still hanging out like old times in a cozy coffee shop somewhere in downtown New York City?
To help promote an upcoming co-hosting stint on Ellen, Jennifer Aniston taped a sketch where she shows up at friend Matthew Perry's house for advice (he previously co-hosted the talk show). But what follows is a series of awkward discoveries, forgotten names and surprise cameos.
We don't want to ruin the plot of the clip, but you'll get a kick out of the mini reunion and the ridiculous plot that unfolds. Read more...More about Tv, Comedy, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, and Ellen Degeneres