Startups like RYNO Motors are stepping up to make science fiction into reality.
Based on a Japanese anime video game, the RYNO, is a multiple use, self-balancing, one wheel electric “microcycle” (similar to a scooter), designed for urban dwellers who want the ease of commuting by bike but with the style of a motorcycle. The RYNO can travel up to 10 miles before it needs to be recharged. Because the RYNO is small and compact, it is easy to park and store. The battery simply slides out and charges in approximately four to six hours.
So, how much and when? The company has starting taking deposits of $150 for a limited amount of handcrafted RYNOs, for delivery in the fall of 2014. They’re built right here in Portland, and a RYNO back will set you back $5295.
A while back we wrote about the Shadow project on Kickstarter. Now fully funded with 30 hours to go, this amazing app will reportedly help you record and remember your dreams.
As a writer, I was so intrigued with the possibilities of Shadow that I decided to weave it into my latest Sci-Fi original story, The Observer Effect.
This video trailer is a teaser for The Observer Effect, which is featured in the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver.
Tagline: A scientist uses Big Data to try and prove the existence of God.”
Sponsored by Mellanox, the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver will feature interviews on Exascale, high performance networking, and the 25th anniversary of the conference as well as restaurant and bar reviews for downtown Denver. Look for it right here in early November!
Download The Observer Effect (PDF).
A new Startup called Fasetto from Superior, Wisconsin could soon enable you to share all file types across all devices instantly without additional hardware, software, or even a broadband connection.
Fasetto’s new family of patent-pending applications is called Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ). With the speed to transfer a 5GB file from one device to another in less than 30 seconds, PDQ will enable users to share videos, pictures and files without compromising file quality.
PDQ’s network layer utilizes all available transport layers supported by the device, giving a user the ability to always be in touch with another user regardless of location, connection or device. We built the network layer algorithms from the ground up to support many complex network scenarios, without ever needing to ask the user how they need to connect to share information and what is the most beneficial layer to use.” said Coy Christmas, CTO Fasetto LLC.
Fasetto will show PDQ for the first time in person at the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara November 4-7. Founders Coy Christmas and Luke Malpass will present their “Agnostic Cloud Theory” and discuss their intrinsic API framework. Fasetto PDQ will reportedly be available for download in January 2014.
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In this video, users enjoy the Omny App, the “first and only” personal radio app available for iPhone. It’s a radio station you can keep in your pocket, where you call the shots.
Say hello to Omny — the free personal radio station that listens to you. Not only is Omny social, intelligent and intuitive, it’s also where you play more of what you want to hear – may that be your Facebook feed, news headlines, sport updates or the music you can’t live without.
We see a lot of Kickstarter ideas here at inside-Startups
, but every once and a while something comes across the desk that really sparks the imagination. Over at Wired
, Liz Stinson writes about one such project called Shadow
, an app that helps you record and remember your dreams.
Created by designers Hunter Lee Soik and Jason Carvalho, Shadow is an app that makes recording and remembering your dreams extremely simple. On its most basic level, Shadow is an alarm clock/digital dream journal, but the designers ultimately hope to create the largest dream database in the world. Users set the clock before they go to sleep at night, and in the morning, gradually escalating volume and vibration gently rouses you awake. Most of the time, alarm clocks abruptly blast through your consciousness, ripping you from the depths of sleep. In contrast, Shadow’s alarm system gradually transitions users through their hypnopompic state, that not-quite-asleep, not-quite-awake phase, which has be proven to help you better remember your dreams.
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Over at Business Insider, Max Nisan writes that Chicago-based Startup FoodGenius is bringing Big Data to the food industry. The company sells a dashboard that runs analytics on what 330,000 restaurants are serving, allowing customers to see nationwide trends.
The food world has really been split down the middle,” said FoodGenius co-founder Justin Massa. You’ve got grocery [on the one side], and restaurants or food service on the other. On the grocery side of the world, they’ve had data for a long time. Companies like Nielsen and IRI, although they don’t describe themselves this way, were some of the first ‘big data’ companies. They were taking large sets of data that were really messy across lots of different areas and stores, normalizing them, and providing insights about the industry. On the restaurant side of the world, I think there’s never been a robust data industry largely because the data just didn’t exist.
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In this presentation from the Fujitsu Labs America Technology Day 2013, Brad Templeton from Singularity University presents: IPP Robocars – Where They Will Drive Us.
I have to say I was not very intrigued by the idea of self-driving cars before I saw this talk, but Templeton totally changed my mind. I’m now convinced that this technology will not only change the way we get around in the future, but it will also be a prime mover for a whole new world of Startup innovation in the future.
Watch the video presentation * View the Prezi slides.