Cybershoes let you physically walk, run, and jump in VR without leaving your seat

If you ask me, VR is the best thing that’s happened to gaming since the invention of the joystick thanks to the platform’s ability to place users inside of a complete alternate reality. Unfortunately, the spell’s instantly broken the moment you’re forced to take a single step. Cybershoes, a gadget that looks like equal parts Heelies…

Fifty-Eight

Fifty-eight years ago this morning, my mother went to the hospital at West Point New York and shortly thereafter I arrived on planet earth. I’ve always liked having a birthday late in August, at the tail end of the summer and right before labor day. It is the most relaxed time of year for me,…

Huawei Founder in a Staff Memo Warns Company Is Facing a ‘Live-or-Die Moment’

Ren Zhengfei, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Technologies In a memo sent to employees on Monday, Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old Huawei founder, has asked its employees to work aggressively towards sales targets and warned that the company is facing a “live-or-die moment.” The memo sent to employees on Monday contained numerous military metaphors according…

Google Showing Signs of Increased Concerns Over Rising Data Privacy Scrutiny

Earlier this year, Google quietly terminated its “Mobile Network Insights” service, which provided wireless carriers globally, information on network performance in various locations. The data was derived from devices running Google’s Android operating system, and according to a Reuters report, the shut down followed “Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone…

The Long Engagement

The Gotham Gal and I met when we were 19 and got married when we were 25. We lived together for most of those six years before we got married. By the time we tied the knot, we knew each other very well. While venture capital investing and marriage are two different things, I think…

Crypto IRA

I have an old IRA that I don’t pay much attention to. I thought about cashing it out but the tax load to do that was too much for me to stomach. So then I thought about investing it in crypto. But that turns out to be pretty hard. I think there is an opportunity…

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