Wednesday, February 26, 2014

16 Year Old Canadian Girl Invents Flashlight Powered Solely by Body Heat

A 16 year old girl, who lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, invented a flashlight that runs totally off heat from your hand. No batteries, no solar, nothing to plug in. How come nobody else thought of this?

The following is her original video when she applied for the Google prize.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Great Venue for Startups: the Launch Festival

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, February 24, 25, and 26th, hundreds of startups are exhibiting at the Launch Festival in San Francisco at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse. The festival is where startups launch their business and raise money, and accredited investors look for potential venture capital investments.

There are numerous interesting and amazing startups that are exhibiting, including such companies as Virtuix Omni, which combines exercise with immersive gaming.

Then there is Pawly, which makes a dog toy that has a built-in microphone and speaker so you can talk to your pet wherever you are, take videos of your pet, and can even dispense treats. The company won the 2913 Global Startup Battle powered by Google.

The last day of the festival is Wednesday, February 26. More information about the event can be found at launch.co

Saturday, February 8, 2014

GoPro Going Public

I've seen the Gopro cameras. They're fantastic. High quality and durable. GoPro, which is based in San Mateo, California, filed a confidential filing with the SEC for an IPO.

The company, which started in 2003 and is now worth about $2.5 billion, has major backers, including Foxconn and Riverwood Capital.