Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Babysitters Club

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 Okay, full disclosure, I never read any Babysitters Club book. But you know what I’m talking about, right? We all had some endless series we read where a few kids just like us navigated the vicissitudes of life, teaching us lessons along the way. I’m hoping that The Friendship Code, which aims to do that … Continue reading Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Babysitters Club

AT Crushed: ‘Stringbean’ Sets Both Speed Records

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Joe ‘Stringbean’ McConaughy, a well-known speed hiker, set a new record on the Appalachian Trail today. He hiked the 2,190-mile route in an unofficial fastest known time (FKT) of 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. McConaughy’s hike began the trail on July 17th at 6:31 a.m. EST, in Georgia (South to North). If verified by community-recognized officials who … Continue reading AT Crushed: ‘Stringbean’ Sets Both Speed Records

Basis Set Ventures gets real to get to the heart of AI startups

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 Lan Xuezhao has spent the last few months pulling together $136 million for her new machine intelligence-focused venture capital fund, Basis Set Ventures. I met Xuezhao for tea on a park bench in Potrero Hill earlier this week to chat about her strategy for the fund. Read More from TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2vvevVn

Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

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 Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays, and even virtual pets, among other things. Beyond simply personalizing their channel to make it more engaging to fans, the extensions in some cases will … Continue reading Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

Star Wars X-Wing Fighters and 10 More Barcodes That Think Outside the Box

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Technically speaking, a barcode refers to an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. They were initially scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later application software became available for devices that could read images, such as smartphones with cameras. Now, many companies are … Continue reading Star Wars X-Wing Fighters and 10 More Barcodes That Think Outside the Box

Uber hires former Facebook exec and Firefox founder Blake Ross

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 Uber has hired Firefox co-founder Blake Ross, to work with them on product strategy. Ross will be working with the ridesharing company part-time from Los Angeles. He announced it on Facebook, where he once worked as director of product.      “I’m joining Uber to help develop product strategy, rally the troops, and improve my … Continue reading Uber hires former Facebook exec and Firefox founder Blake Ross

Corn & Cherry Tomato Salsa

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This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products. Earlier this month, Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products, invited me to Indianapolis to learn how to can. I’ve always wondered about canning, and I’ve always been too intimidated to try on my own, so this seemed like the perfect … Continue reading Corn & Cherry Tomato Salsa

Corn & Cherry Tomato Salsa

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This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products. Earlier this month, Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products, invited me to Indianapolis to learn how to can. I’ve always wondered about canning, and I’ve always been too intimidated to try on my own, so this seemed like the perfect … Continue reading Corn & Cherry Tomato Salsa

AUKEY 30,000mAh Portable Charger Has USB-C and microUSB for Nintendo Switch – Get One for Under $39

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AUKEY’s 30,000mAh Portable Charger has both USB-C and microUSB for the Nintendo Switch, all for just $38.99 with coupon code: AUPOWER8, today only, originally $81.99. Built-in Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology is engineered to refuel devices up to 4x faster than conventional charging. Powered by INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage) Technology for fine-tuned power … Continue reading AUKEY 30,000mAh Portable Charger Has USB-C and microUSB for Nintendo Switch – Get One for Under $39

The Never Not Collective

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Climbing’s first all-female production team plans to foster a creative community for women and use the sport they love to talk about broader social issues. When I was the editor-in-chief at Climbing magazine, we conducted online reader surveys alongside every single print edition. I believed that, in addition to being a member of our target … Continue reading The Never Not Collective