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Lima: Secure Personal Cloud At Last

I’ve been busy over at my other show exploring insider data theft and IT sabotage.  Thankfully my long awaited beta version of Lima showed up in the mail, so I now had something to write about for TvB. Yay! To refresh … Continue reading

Buddy: Family-Friendly Robot Launches on Indiegogo

As we all read one headline after another warning of the robot takeover of our jobs, I’ve discovered a more serious source of concern for human-kind. After reviewing this well-produced Speilbergian video for the personal robot Buddy on Indiegogo, it seems … Continue reading

Dandelion APIs For Your Knowledge Parsing Needs

Somewhere on my Internet journeys, I learned about Dandelion. It’s a platform for doing semantic analysis of text. Another words, software that has some reading comprehension abilities. Maybe even as smart as a 10-year old. Startups in this automated reading-and-understanding … Continue reading

SipSup: Photo Sharing Drinking Glass on Kickstarter

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July 1, 2015 | Editor

My blogging has been on vacation the last few weeks. I was away on holiday in southern Spain—biking the Andalusian countryside—and then after returning I had to play catch up at my other show. I know I’m truly back at … Continue reading

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015

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May 12, 2015 | Editor

I admit to spending little time at this year’s Disrupt, which was in town last week. It’s still a great event for startups that want to get some attention. Sure I was a little turned off by the pre-event emails … Continue reading

Autonomous Desk: An AI-Powered Desk on Kickstarter

Remember Robotbase, the group behind an autonomous mobile personal robot?  I wrote about their scarily smart bot back in January.  Anyway, Robotbase now calls itself Autonomous and their focus is on taking “everyday boring products and turn them into autonomous, … Continue reading

SipaBoard: Slovenian Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Kickstarter Project

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April 29, 2015 | admin

We’re starting to see a pattern. Another email from a Slovenian engineer, another project having do with hi-tech nautical-ware. This time our engineer, Sebastjan Sitar, was stand-up-paddle-boarding near Dubrovnik on the legendary Dalmatian coast—I wish I could casually make a … Continue reading

Spring Fever, Kerberos, and TechCrunch Disrupt

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April 19, 2015 | Editor

I’ve been busy over at my other show these days so  blogging at TvB has been put on a long hold. Part of my time over the last few weeks has been spent decoding something called the Kerberos Silver Ticket attack.  … Continue reading

Quip: Cute Collaboration Software

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March 23, 2015 | Editor

After working in Microsoft-controlled environments for years and years, I’m painfully familiar with Redmond’s idea of  collaborating. Write document, email Word document to co-workers, remember to tell them to turn on track changes, and then spend hours combining all the … Continue reading

My Interview With the Privacy Guru

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March 12, 2015 | Editor

Blogging has been a little light at TvB because of my other show.  Lately I’ve been delving into the security improvements slated for Windows 10—who knows maybe the Redmonites got it right this time?  And then I came up for … Continue reading

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