Daily Articles: February 22, 2017

ColorWare will paint you a pair of black AirPods for a $130 premium

A few weeks ago, my colleague Ashley Carman put out a call to Apple to make black AirPods. And while her original post noted a few options of various degrees of legitimacy, famed aftermarket… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Fitbit bought Pebble for much less than originally reported

Fitbit paid $23 million for smartwatch maker Pebble, according to Fitbit’s fourth quarter earnings report, released earlier today. This buyout price is less than what was reported earlier, with… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google Fiber-owned Webpass is bringing its wireless gigabit internet to Denver

Webpass, a San Francisco-based internet provider now owned by Google Fiber, announced today it would expand to the Denver, Colorado market. This marks Webpass’ first new market since Google Fiber,… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Tesla is doubling the number of Supercharger locations in North America

Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Fitbit reveals it paid $23 million to acquire Pebble’s assets

Among the more interesting tidbits to be found in Fitbit’s disappointing new financial filing is the fact that it apparently picked up Pebble’s assets for a.. – TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Tesla CFO Jason Wheeler is leaving, former CFO Deepak Ahuja returns

Tesla announced on its earnings call that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. He’ll be.. – TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

SocialRank Realtime helps marketers get more proactive on social media

SocialRank co-founder Alex Taub classifies most brand interactions on social media into two broad categories. They’re either broadcasting to all of their.. – TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Wireless earbud startup Earin gets $3.5 million in funding as its readies new product

Headphone startup Earin announced today that it’s scored $3.5 million in funding, hot on the heels of announcing its second-generation wireless earbuds back.. – TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Tesla wants to offer vehicles with one price, including insurance and maintenance

Tesla has begun offering customers in Asia a package that includes the cost of insurance and maintenance in the purchase price, the company noted on its.. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

18F Wants to Change the Rules, Not Break Them, Leader Says

Part of hacking government includes finding policies and regulations that are barriers, Technology Transformation Service Commissioner Rob Cook said. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

What’s an API? (And Why Does It Matter?) – HelloSign Blog

If you go “Huh?” when you hear API, then this resource is for you! – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike

A technical breakdown of how my body changed over the course of a monthlong hike on the Colorado Trail. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

How to determine a protein’s shape

Only a quarter of known protein structures are human – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Uber Driver Assaulted and Left Unconscious By Passenger, Arrest Made

The Seventh Squad reports an arrest for an Assault which occurred on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:15 am in Bellmore. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Memes are an art, and love is the main reason for existing

All day long, the same lovely, bizarre triptych of photos has been circulating on Twitter and the blogosphere. The photos depict a sad couple in grungy, unflattering clothes. The visual style calls… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Tesla is planning at least three more Gigafactory locations

Tesla is planning to finalize the locations for three more Gigafactories later this year, the company revealed in its shareholder letter for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company has two… – The Verge

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Square beats the street thanks to growth of new products

While Twitter continues to struggle as a public company, Jack Dorsey’s other business seems to be doing pretty well. Today payments company Square announced.. – TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Astronomers discover a star with seven Earth-sized planets

At least three of them could have liquid water on their surfaces – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

The importance of perseverance

We all have the momentum. That time when we start to work on something new, be it a new project, a new idea or a new challenge. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Holographic 3D Printing is Faster, Leads to Self-Replicating Machines – Edgy Labs

The startup Daqri has improved on additive manufacturing production speeds by developing holographic 3D printing, yet not without limitations. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians

The reputation isn’t just a stereotype—it’s the result of a calculated, highly progressive ad campaign launched 20 years ago. – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Rubocop-rspec

rubocop-rspec – Code style checking for RSpec files – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Closeup: Next-generation SteamVR Tracking Base Station is “Better in every way” – Road to VR

As evident by the decision to begin selling SteamVR Tracking base stations directly later this year, Valve aims to continue driving development of the technology. A look at the latest engineering sample of the next-generation base station model shows a new design approach that simplifies the device down to a single rotor and enhances tracking. … – Hacker News

February 22nd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News