Pinterest Engineer Launches /dev/color To Support Communities of Black Engineers

 Black students are earning four percent of computer science Bachelor degrees but make up less than two percent of the tech industry, according to the Computer Research Association and company reports. Makinde Adeagbo, an engineer at Pinterest, ha…

Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

facebook-watch During Apple’s keynote in September, they announced that Facebook Messenger would be coming to the Apple Watch, as long as you’ve updated to watchOS 2. Well, it’s here. You can now share things like voice clips, likes and stickers from your Apple Watch. From my experience, little interactions like this are what works best on the Watch. I’ve found that as soon as I have… Read More

Wi-Fi Calling Finally Comes To The iPhone For AT&T Customers

apple0075 After being promised Wi-Fi calling for over a year by Apple and AT&T…it’s finally here.
It’s available for iPhone 6, 6+ and 6S and 6S+ AT&T customers with iOS 9. You’ll have to go to your phone’s settings (Settings > Phone) and flip it on manually:

You’ll then have to enter in an emergency address in case you’re ever in need of assistance. Read More

A Cute Kitten Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 3.59.59 PM Cassidy the Kitten was born without hind legs and was left for dead in a forest until he was found and sent to a shelter in Vancouver. The shelter nursed him back to health and then two students from Walnut Grove Secondary School, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, used a Makerbot to give the wee one a pair of wheels and a little wheelchair. Cue heartwarming music. Tiny Cassidy lost his back… Read More

Makerbot Lays Off 20% Of Employees, Restructures Brooklyn Offices

makerbot-giftguide14 Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom has announced that they are laying off about 20% off the company’s 400 staff or about 80 people. The move follows a previous round of layoffs that dropped 20% of the original workforce and closed the company’s three retail stores. The company is also closing one of its office spaces in Industry City and is relocating the software and sales teams to… Read More

Our Cousin Jared

11159531_1602146489998145_1214674971860078620_n When you spend most of your time working in the technology space you tend to track things like fancy product releases, funding announcements, valuations, liquidity events and so on and so on. People are judged on where they worked previously, what school they went to and maybe dropped out of early. There’s more than a bit of superficialness in our industry and it tends to get worse… Read More

TomTom Is Applying Its GPS Technology To Self-Driving Cars And Fitness Watches

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 11.53.06 PM GPS device maker TomTom has moved beyond turn-by-turn directions into smartwatches and embedded car software that could be used for self-driving vehicles. The portable mapping device maker announced in September the release of 24,000 km (roughly 15,000 miles) of highly automated driving (HAD) maps covering Germany’s entire highway network. HAD maps are a highly accurate type of 3D… Read More

Sony Cuts Price Of PlayStation 4 For The First Time To $349

 After nearly two years, Sony is slashing the price of its latest gaming console by $50 just in time for the holidays. The PlayStation 4 now costs $349 in the U.S. In November. The console already received a price cut in Japan to 35,000 yen (appro…