Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention

Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic...

The Punkt MP02 inches closer to what a minimalist phone ought to be

There’s an empty space in my heart for a minimalist phone with only the most basic functions. Bad for my heart, but good for a handful of companies putting out...

Watch Apple’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ style spaceship HQ tour

Apple kicked off its hardware event today with a charming little video that did double promo duty, both introducing the event in a lighthearted way and giving a quick...

Distributor of plans for 3D-printed guns puts his product back in circulation

Cody Wilson, the self-described crypto-anarchist who on Monday was blocked from distributing schematics for 3D-printed guns online, is making good on his promise for “one hell of a week.” I am...

These ‘tentacular’ jellyfish lamps bring the deep sea to the surface

A German designer has created a a stunning lamp that mimics the appearance and movement of jellyfish. The Jellyfish Motion Lights are part lamp, part installation, and completely captivating. The post...

As product development incorporates more feedback, development toolkit productboard raises $8M

Since its debut on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage in September 2016, demand for a service like productboard, which gives companies a holistic view of product development and encourages input from across an...

Italian fashion, sculpture influence the mind behind Maserati’s latest cars

Alfa Romeo and Maserati are both over 100 years old, yet they've remained faithful to their heritage through periods of ups and downs. We sat down with Klaus Busse to...

InVision acquires design visibility tool Wake

InVision, the NY-based design platform focused on collaboration, has today announced the acquisition of Wake. Wake is a design tool focused squarely on supporting design visibility throughout a particular organization....

Arbtr wants to create an anti-feed where users can only share one thing at...

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it’s more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits...

Scientists mimic odd leaf structure for potential use in cleaning up oil spills

To tackle some of today’s most pressing man-made disasters, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has now turned to the leaves of a floating fern, which...