Technology and Money

Engadget Podcast 389 – 3.21.14
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Join us for an out-of-this-world episode with Joseph, @terrenceobrien and Ben (who’s Skyping in from the land of blue skies and balmy weather). Experience Mars with Sony’s Project Morpheus, hear Joseph’s pitch for virtual reality installations at…

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Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music
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On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. […]

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Apple Will Light the Wearable Tech Fire
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I’m usually not a prediction sort of guy because it’s cosmically silly — we’re tiny little humans on a tiny little rock spinning in a very large universe. Yet here I am, looking at 2014 and the latest batch of smartwatch efforts from Samsung, Google, Motorola and LG. Here’s what I see: All of these […]

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Hoop Tracker Basketball Smartwatch Provides Automatic, Real-Time Shot Tracking
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Playing basketball is fun, but I am bad at it. I might be less bad if I used the Hoop Tracker smartwatch, which is designed very specifically for basketball, unlike most wearables that aim at a more general audience. The new Kickstarter project promises instant analysis and tracking of your shots, including three-point, free throw […]

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Maps Show How Immigration Transformed Boston’s Neighborhoods
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In 1910, Boston was the fifth biggest city in the United States, with a population just over 670,000. It was the 2nd busiest port of entry for foreigners at the time, and 240,000 of its citizens were foreign born. A …     

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A Tale of Two TEDs: Ideas Conference Triumphant on 30th Anniversary
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VANCOUVER — It’s a few hours before the official opening of this year’s TED conference, and architect David Rockwell is showing me around the elaborate new theatre that houses the annual festival of ideas. A combination of Shakespeare’s Globe and …     

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Keep your quinoa, hipsters: Boffins back healthy slabs of choc
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Now with added facts to spout while defiantly wolfing your bar And there was great rejoicing: scientists researching dark chocolate have identified something even better than a vague correlation between deliciousness and health.…

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3/20/14 Daily News Update – Money & Tech
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Today's top Money & Tech news headlines: SecondMarket, which last month announced its plans for a New York based Bitcoin exchange, has now revealed plans to open up their private fund. Their Bitcoin Investment Trust …

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SMB Technology: Mind, Matter, Money–and the Cloud | I-BN Blog
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Laurie Macabe has a great summary blog post on the state of the SMB market. SMB Technology: Mind, Matter, Money–and the Cloud. In this study small businesses are defined as 1-99 employees and medium sized 100-999 …

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