Vessyl, the World’s First Smart Cup

Between fitness bands, apps, and journals, there are a lot of ways to keep track of calories. But all those things require you to do work. You might want to try the very first smart cup. Unlike old standby methods, Vessyl, a 13-ounce thermos-like container, does all the nitty gritty for you. Just fill it with liquid (coffee, smoothie, wine) and

Greetly is Changing the Office Game

From an employee quitting to a supplier changing the way they make deliveries,  small business owners are bombarded with challenges on a regular basis. Another very specific struggle: Who’s going to answer the door? (Because, let’s face it, receptionists are expensive.) Greetly, a sleek new iPad app, is here to help small offices save money, increase productivity

Book your Plumber or Housecleaner through Amazon

What started out as an online bookstore has since expanded into selling almost any physical good you can imagine. And now, Amazon is saying a lot of the stuff people buy on the site are things they need help assembling, installing, or learning to enjoy. That’s why the company just launched a new section in

Radio Show Recap: New Tech Trends

Yesterday’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg hosted three innovators in different tech industries.  From nonverbal communication to the youth nation to online learning, these tech trendsetters are ones to watch: Andreas Forsland CEO and Founder of Smartstones — nonverbal communication devices that fit in the palm of your hand. *”I like knowing people more than

Apps to Make Learning Fun Outside of the Classroom

As parents it’s easy to plant our kids in front of the television for back-to-back episodes of Caillou, or let them play games on the iPad to pass time and keep them entertained. I’m guilty of this myself. There’s only so many times I can read the same book, or let my kids finger paint

Radio Show Recap: Gaming, Toys, & Health

From MMORPGs to toys which are immersive, interactive, and brain building (and also printer building), game- and toy-playing is considered to be one of the best tools to help increase knowledge, change behaviors, improve self confidence, boost skills, and keep healthy. Yesterday’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg guests discussed the impact of toys and games

Rebecca Minkoff Supports Women In Tech

Rebecca Minkoff is used to integrating fashion and technology—she introduced several pieces of wearable tech in her spring 2014 collection—but the designer is taking her business ethos to a whole new level. At the UN Women’s Planet 50-50 event (where Hillary Clinton spoke about the #NotThere campaign), Minkoff announced that she’s teaming up with Intel to create

How Does Your Garden Grow? With ROOT.

If you dream of having an herb gardens but don’t have a backyard, patio, or access to a super sunny climate, meet ROOT, a countertop irrigation system that uses automated lighting and watering controlled through your smartphone. ROOT is the brainchild of organic growers Ohneka Farms. Since it’s a hydroponic design (which means the plants grow directly in nutrient-rich

Get Better Skin with Spruce

Though many of us would like to think we left acne in high school, the reality is, a lot of us still suffer from breakouts. There are a million reasons zits pop up that have nothing do with hormones, from falling asleep in your makeup (yeah, we’ve all done it) to not washing your face soon enough after

Safeguard Your Smartphone Photos with Bevy

Families today often have more photo-taking devices than family members, which has led to the problem of people having massive numbers of photos and videos, none of which are properly organized and shared. It’s time for spring cleaning, tech version. And that’s where Bevy comes in. It’s a tiny, network-connected hard drive dedicated to nothing else but storing and

Eero is the First Care-free WiFi System

Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and Belkin—no matter which router you use, getting wireless internet working in your home—your entire home—is often a miserable experience. Eero wants to make it better. A new breakthrough in the world of routers, Eero has been dubbed the carefree Wi-Fi system–and not without reason. The startup insists it’s ready to help you prepare for a