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Although poised to become the brand-synonymous "Kleenex" of mini portable cameras, GoPro has some populist competition in Polaroid's Cube, on pre-sale today for $99. Cube is an ultra-simple still and video camera that, at 35 millimeters on each side, is more compact, durable, and water-resistant than its competitors, meant more for cyclists than for daredevils with handheld telescoping mounts. And at a considerably lower price point for the same high-quality video, Cube's bicycle handlebar mount...
The latest addition to the niche urban cab app market is SheRides, a cab service exclusively for women employing only female drivers, which will afford security and peace of mind to female riders who may feel uncomfortable or unsafe with a male driver. The New York Times reports this morning that SheRides (known elsewhere as SheTaxis but forced to use a different name in NYC because of restrictions on use of the word "taxi" by...
Do you ever wake up and feel lonely? Bored by your boring old alarm? Positively ennui'd by the utter nihilism of the snooze button? Do you ever wish you could awake to the voice of a total stranger, somewhere in the world, asking you questions or telling you a story—all before you've had so much as a drop of coffee? If you answered "Yes" to even one of those questions, there's an app for that!...
On a sunny Wednesday evening along the Gowanus Canal, inside the very confusing series of warehouses known as the Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, I attended the second of a now-monthly meetup series called "Food Hackers," hosted by Farmigo, a San Francisco-bred business that, in short, acts as an online farmer's market by allowing people to order produce online from nearby farms and bring them home from various pickup locations throughout the city. Farmigo made the...

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