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iZettle raises $36M from Europe, earmarked for AI and other new tech

 iZettle, the startup based out of Sweden that competes against the likes of Square and Paypal to provide card transaction services from smartphones and tablets, is adding a little more money to its coffers today, specifically to ramp up in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The company has announced that it has received €30 million ($36 million) funding from the European… Read More

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Review: The iPhone 8 is a look into the augmented future of photography

 This is a camera review. There are a number of updates that should appeal in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but the one question most upgraders are going to be asking is how good is the camera? The camera system in the iPhone is becoming the central focus of its technological advancements. And it’s not just about pictures anymore. With augmented reality and computer vision emerging as… Read More

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BioLite’s FirePit goes beyond the camping grill

Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that’s often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings. While your average campfire — a flaming stack of logs surrounded by rocks or rusty metal…

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Raise gets $60 million for gift card marketplace

 Have you ever gotten a gift card for a store you don’t shop at? Or have you made a purchase and don’t know what to do with the remaining balance? It turns out you can sell and trade unwanted or partially unused gift cards on a marketplace called Raise. If you don’t want a Starbucks gift card, you can sell it or get one for Macy’s. They also have iTunes, Sephora and… Read More

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Douxmatok lets you use 30 percent less sugar without affecting sweetness

 Our resistance to good nutrition is causing lasting problems within the population. Part of the problem is that the best-tasting food is usually the worst for our health, and bad eating habits beget worse eating habits. That’s where DouxMatok comes in — it has found a way to make sugar more efficient and potent so people can eat less of it and still get the same effect. Read More

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Change in small doses

It’s no secret that smartphones have tended to get sleeker and less obtrusive over time. Screens are growing, but bezels are shrinking. In a very real way, the boundaries between us and our information — our apps, our contacts, our very desires repr…


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BP Ventures, BP’s investment arm, leads $20M in private jet charter marketplace Victor

 Victor, which bills itself as the “largest ‘on-demand’ marketplace for private jet charter,” has raised $20 million in new funding, bringing total raised to date to $44.45 million since launching in 2011. BP Ventures, BP’s investment arm, led the round, putting in $10 million, whilst the London headquartered startup says it plans to use the additional capital… Read More


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The Morning After: Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

We have some bad news from Toys ‘R’ Us, CCleaner and Equifax, but at least Galaxy S8 owners can disable the Bixby button, and Jerry Seinfeld’s latest stand-up is available on Netflix.