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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:19:13 +0000

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Crowdfunding is forcing venture capital outside of the Silicon Valley bubble

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:14:41 +0000

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Kickstarter projects are having real impact, according to a new study. 

The success of crowdfunding platforms and projects completed through those platforms has helped to expand investment by venture capitalists outside Silicon Valley, University of California — Berkeley researchers found

When Kickstarter projects in areas of the country that don't see interest from venture capitalists succeed, investors seem to become more interested in those parts of the country. Successful crowdfunding campaigns attract VC interest both to the people running campaigns outside major tech hubs and to those parts of the country in general.  Read more...

More about Uc Berkeley, Investor, Venture Funding, Venture Capital, and Kickstarter



'Overwatch' player does spot-on Rick and Morty impressions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:12:03 +0000

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UiZpjLuiRbg?enablejsapi=1&" width="640"> In some alternate universe, Rick and Morty is reality and the show's eponymous duo play Overwatch together. An Overwatch player who goes by Nlckel hopped into a match of the popular game and caught a glimpse at what that amazing, fictional universe looks like. One of Nlckel's teammates, Turok, was doing perfect impressions of Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith from Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, talking with teammates and offering words of support as the team defended against waves of enemies. If only we could all be so lucky to play a round with Rick and Morty. Let yourself be soothed by this eyelash clock New trailer shows off the 'Power Rangers' and their high-tech upgrade Stubborn man shows us the worst possible way to use a ladder New 'Logan' trailer features Wolverine reading an 'X-Men' comic Read more... More about Television, Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, and Rick And Morty[...]



Rick Perry regrets calling for abolishment of Energy Department

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:10:47 +0000

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What do you do if a president-elect asks you to lead a government agency that you famously wanted to abolish?

Well, if you're former Texas governor Rick Perry, you immediately fess up and apologize to the senate at the start of your confirmation hearing.

On Thursday, Perry told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that — surprise! — he no longer wants to abolish the Energy Department, which is tasked with overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile and promoting energy research, among other duties.  Read more...

More about Donald Trump, Politics, Science, Global Warming, and Rick Perry



Watch Russell Westbrook commit quite possibly the funniest traveling violation in NBA history

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:10:22 +0000

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Russell Westbrook is a face-melting meteor streaking across the NBA skies. He eats triple-doubles for breakfast and dunks on defenders for dessert. 

Westbrook went for 27 points, 15 rebounds, 13 assists and his usual assortment of did-that-really-just-happen moments in a losing effort Wednesday night against the Warriors and former teammate Kevin Durant

But Westbrook's greatest highlight of the night was actually a lowlight. A very, very entertaining lowlight. 

Westbrook received an inbounds pass in the third quarter, then began to bring the ball up for the Thunder to set up on offense. That's normal — except Westbrook somehow completely forgot to dribble the ball. The results are these hilarious videos.  Read more...

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Finally, a juicer that doesn't need cleaning

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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With an innovative cold pressing technique and specially designed juicing bags, the 'JUISIR' is completely mess-free. Read more...

More about Kickstarter, Cold Pressed, Juice, Healthy Eating, and Health



'Super Mario Run' will be out for Android in March

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:59:17 +0000

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Now, Android users can complain about the always-online requirement as well.

Super Mario Run, Nintendo's first real foray into mobile gaming, will finally make its way to Android devices in March 2017. This follows the game's Dec. 15, 2016 launch on iOS.

The iOS version of the game was relatively well-received, though it drew criticism for its always-online requirement and minimal amount of no-cost play before a $10 buy-in was required. The Android release — which already has a Google Play store page — appears to be identical. Read more...

More about Android, Super Mario Run, Super Mario, Nintendo, and Gaming