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4 | May 31, 2012 12:59pm
Laser cutting, machine sewing, wood-working -- they're some of the skills used to build today's latest tech product. And more and more entrepreneurs are getting hands-on training to make their...
1 | April 26, 2012 3:53pm
Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas started About.me as a way to aggregate social media content like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into a single hub. Since launching the site, they've grown to more...
April 5, 2012 12:38pm
SkyLight's eponymous adapter mounts on a microscope and lets users magnify things such as flowers, insects, and pathogens with their smartphone and a microscope. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight...
March 26, 2012 8:40am
International travelers now have a tool to help them communicate better. Vocre, a free translation app for the iPhone and iPad, makes it possible for users to communicate with someone in another...
5 | February 27, 2012 4:46pm
At Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Professor Jeremy Bailenson has created a thoroughly convincing virtual reality environment. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tours the lab to find...
2 | February 23, 2012 8:57am
Ryan Spoon, a VC with Polaris Ventures, helped start Dogpatch Labs in 2008 as a place to foster innovation for early stage startups. SmartPlanet visits Dogpatch Labs to meet Spoon and hear from...
February 14, 2012 8:15am
Health tech start-up ZocDoc is trying to make booking an appointment with the doctor a pain free process. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das takes a look at the service with ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi.
1 | February 7, 2012 8:18am
Navigating through the maze of traffic congestion is one of life's biggest headaches. SmartPlanet visits Silicon Valley startup Waze to hear how its app enables drivers to alert one another of...
February 2, 2012 9:24am
New York-based startup Loosecubes has created an office-sharing portal that helps people find and rent work spaces. SmartPlanet talks to company CEO Campbell McKellar about how her Web site is...
3 | January 5, 2012 8:41am
SmartPlanet meets Ren Ng, founder of Silicon Valley start-up Lytro, to see how it's re-imagining the digital camera with its patented light-field photography technology. We also talk to Ng about...
5 | December 12, 2011 8:48am
At Nest Labs, former Apple product engineers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers have molded their thermostat with many of the design and technology characteristics of Apple products like the iPod and...
1 | December 6, 2011 8:35am
In his Silicon Valley apartment, inventor Kent Frankovich is trying to make cycling safer--with a spin on the good old-fashioned bike reflector. Frankovich has developed a design that makes it...
7 | November 30, 2011 8:43am
Graphic designer Renee Walker says current food labels can be confusing and should instead focus on ingredients. She shows SmartPlanet how she created a new design based on blocks of color.
5 | November 9, 2011 9:49am
"The Eatery" a new app from start-up Massive Health lets users snap a picture of their food and then starts analyzing eating habits over time. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks with...
November 1, 2011 8:00am