Super Embarrassed - FML

Today, I surprised my husband by being naked in only a robe on. Well, once the door opened, I stood up and dropped it not realizing behind him were my in-laws. Thanksgiving will be quite awkward and Christmas too. FML

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro
Darrell Etherington

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address – and address remarkably well. The AirFly Pro ($54.99) is a new iteration on one of those, providing a way to connect Bluetooth headphones to any audio source with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s being […]

[Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?

Rei met a nice guy on the train. He was sitting next to her. She thought he was handsome. There was a typhoon and the train was stopped for a long time. He started to talk to her. His name was Ichiro. They were both university students. They both liked JPop. They both belonged to … Continue reading [Short Story] Why do you have blue hair?

Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea
Josh Constine

What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sensor developer Spoondrift. Together, they’re teaming up […]


He may be disappointed - FML

Today, I am Catfishing a guy on Twitter. I didn't mean to start it, I had an account I use to vent with and I used a pic with a cute girl. He sent me a DM that he liked my pic. He wants to talk on the phone. We have fallen for each other. He thinks, I am 18. I am a 39 year old single mother of 3 kids. FML

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York
Anthony Ha

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experienced it for myself yesterday afternoon, when I — along with several other customers — pulled out my phone, downloaded […]

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Sense Photonics flashes onto the lidar scene with a new approach and $26M
Devin Coldewey

Lidar is a critical part of many autonomous cars and robotic systems, but the technology is also evolving quickly. A new company called Sense Photonics just emerged from stealth mode today with a $26M A round, touting a whole new approach that allows for an ultra-wide field of view and (literally) flexible installation.

My polyglot Advent of Code
Rosa Gutiérrez

At Basecamp we have an internal project called “Your proudest moments”. My colleague Dan set it up so that people at Basecamp could share anything we’re proud of. So far people have shared impressive, really feel-good accomplishments, such as performing complicated house renovations without professional help, writing books, or taking their parents on an unforgettable… keep reading

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning
Romain Dillet

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. “We’ve spent a little over two years doing research and development before we […]

Perfect contraceptive - FML

Today, I realized that my wife is on her 3rd month using an IUD. The side effect is nonstop bleeding. I haven't had sex with her since she got it. I'd say this contraceptive is working perfectly. FML

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Make (someone’s) blood boil

Do you know the English expression “to make (someone’s) blood boil“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the answer? Omar: I heard your company isn’t giving bonuses this year. Maria: That’s right. When I heard the news it made my blood boil! Does it mean: a) make someone sad b) make someone angry c) … Continue reading Make (someone’s) blood boil

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply
Devin Coldewey

Establishing an enduring presence on the Moon will mean making a lot of landings — and NASA researchers want to make those landings as reliable and cheap as possible. This robotic "pallet lander" concept would be a dead simple (as lunar landers go) way to put up to 300 kilograms of rover and payload onto the Moon's surface.

[Easy English Blog] Freesias

My mother died seventeen years ago. It is not only her family who remember her. Friends and neighbours remember her too. One thing they remember is her garden.  Close to the street, she had a bed of freesias. Every spring, anyone who walked past her house could smell the beautiful perfume of these white spring … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Freesias

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Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service
Steve O'Hear

Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, Raine Ventures, Kreos Capital, Inbox Capital, Rider Global, […]

Snapchat beats in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%
Josh Constine

The Snap-back continues. Snapchat blew past earnings expectations for a big beat in Q3, as it added 7 million daily active users this quarter to hit 210 million, up 13% year-over-year. Snap also beat on revenue, notching $446 million, which is up a whopping 50% year-over-year, at a loss of $0.04 EPS. That flew past […]



Recipient error - FML

Today, I texted my boyfriend. And I said, 'silly boy, I am done with doing the same work every day'. But, then I realized it wasn't him... It was my boss. The general manager. FML

She found out - FML

Today, I told my sister that there’s nothing she could do to make me go shopping with her. That’s until she grabbed my balls until I said yes. FML

This ride-hailing PR pitch shows platforms and digital campaign ‘dark arts’ want democracy to be pay to play
Natasha Lomas

A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appearance of ride-hailing platforms taking a more conciliatory position with regulators that are now wise to earlier startup tactics in this […]

Have (one’s) ducks in a row

Do you know the English expression “to have (one’s) ducks in a row“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Harry: Why do you write a to-do list every morning? Faye: Because I like to have my ducks in a row before I start work. Does it mean: a) line up some ducks … Continue reading Have (one’s) ducks in a row


Do you know the English adjective “brisk“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Jeff: You look cheerful today. Mary: I’m feeling great. I went for a brisk walk before breakfast. Does it mean: a) slow b) quick c) long d) short The answer is below!↓   Answer: b) quick

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers
Josh Constine

“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find you a much higher paying job, prep you for the interview […]

Breaking the Black Box
Wailin Wong

DHH sparked a national controversy this week when he posted a series of livid tweets about how his wife received a much lower credit limit than he did on their Apple Cards, despite applying with the same financial information. What began as a rant against opaque algorithms turned into a regulatory investigation and more. We… keep reading

Launch: Basecamp Gets Personal
Jason Fried

Since the beginning, Basecamp has been marketed as a project management and collaboration tool for small businesses (or small teams inside larger businesses). However, over the years we’ve also heard from thousands of people who use Basecamp outside of work. They’ve gone off-label and turned to Basecamp to help them manage all sorts of personal projects, too.… keep reading