Disney’s Research Lab Figures Out How To Put Words In Your Mouth

 Here’s another absurd one out of Disney’s research labs. We’ve seen them build adorable robots to draw on beaches, 3D printers that make huggable objects out of felt, and make spinning tops out of seemingly impossible shapes. Their latest trick? Using algorithms to make people say things they didn’t actually say. Think of it a bit like lip reading — or like those… Read More Read more »

Chef’d Raises $5.25M To Help You Prepare Meals From Your Favorite Chefs

 Recipe-and-ingredient delivery service Chef’d ran an Indiegogo campaign last year, but that’s not the only way the team is funding its growth. The company is also announcing that it has just raised a new round of $5.25 million. Founder and CEO Kyle Ransford has said that the point of the crowdfunding campaign was to recruit early users, not raise an enormous sum of money. Read More Read more »

Dad skips father-daughter dance for a game of catch at wedding

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Some traditions are best left in the past. According to Jim Mickunas, his daughter Kandice always found her own path. She played football, she hated dresses and at the age of 22, she became an engineer for the auto industry So when it came time for the father-daughter dance on her wedding day, Jim decided to ditch tradition and surprise her with a game of catch instead [H/T: Reddit ] Students help high school teacher pull off a sugary sweet proposal Woman can't contain tears when she meets her adorable new puppy Toddler's uncontrollable laughter will lift anyone's mood Darth Vader's breathing soothes crying baby to sleep Read more... More about Viral Videos , Wedding , Cute , Watercooler , and Videos Read more »

Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99

 Tinder is launching a new partnership with Zedd to offer his upcoming album, True Colors, for an exclusive price of $3.99. Not unlike past partnerships with artists like Jason Derulo, Tinder and Zedd are working together to create a special profile for Zedd that is pushed across Tinder’s network of U.S. users. In this case, however, folks that swipe right on Zedd will be sent a link… Read More Read more »

Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

 Mozilla’s Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, as the organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its App Store debut. A recent survey sent to potential testers is asking for details about which devices they own, and instructs them that the beta will require a version of iOS 8 or higher in order to work. It also reminds… Read More Read more »

Conan O’Brien thanks David Letterman: He ‘completely rescued me’

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Conan O'Brien bid farewell to David Letterman on his show Conan on Wednesday night, with a heartfelt tribute to the late night television giant. "There are no words that can encapsulate the sheer magnitude of what Dave has achieved," he said. "He's been the North Star for me and for every comic of my generation." O'Brien also thanked Letterman for helping the younger comic out when his show was bombing in 1993. It seemed like he was on the verge of being canceled, but then, in what O'Brien called one of the happiest days of his life, Letterman came on the show as a guest. "When I was a 30-year-old national punchline, Dave, for reasons I don't understand, completely rescued me," O'Brien said. "That simple act of kindness turned everything around and made all the difference." Read more... More about David Letterman , Conan O Brien , Entertainment , Tv , and Videos Read more »

Handy In Talks To Acquire Homejoy As Home Service Startups Consolidate

 As more startups rush into the business of providing on-demand services for our every consumer need, we’re also seeing an inevitable move to some consolidation. In the latest development, Handy — the on-demand cleaning, plumbing and other home services platform — is in talks to acquire Homejoy, another home services startup that focuses specifically on cleaning. Sources tell… Read More Read more »

Index Ventures Hires Dropbox Exec Ilya Fushman As General Partner

 Dropbox shed an executive today. The storage and file-sharing company’s Ilya Fushman is joining Index Ventures as a general partner. Index Ventures led Dropbox’s $250 million Series B round of funding. Benchmark, Greylock and IVP also participated in that round. According to startup and funding database CrunchBase, Dropbox has raised north of $1 billion during its life. Read More Read more »

Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11

 Oculus is inviting press to a special event on June 11 in San Francisco. The company provided the image above along with the invite (which also accompanied news consumer pre-orders would start later this year, which bears the tagline “Step into the Rift,” as well, suggesting we’ll probably get more information about the consumer Rift headset launch, including possibly more… Read More Read more »