Day: November 24, 2017

Index fund-type coins are about to enter Cryptocurrency market

If you’ve seen media coverage of Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies, you’re probably thinking of getting into the action, if you haven’t already. One startup wants to provide an index fund type of product that lets investors combine their holdings, manage risk and get returns from a bull market. Aggregated Coin (AGRE) and UpStart1K …

Brighten up your life with a luxurious portrait of your pet

Pet obsession is currently at an all-time high, with us humans spending over $100 billion on pet products and services in 2016. Fortunately, our CEO Boris discovered one of the most practical pet products on the market: fully customizable and extremely regal portraits of your precious furry friends, available to order. Founded by Dutch designer, Tein Traniello, L’animophe is …

Rant: All I want for Christmas is for Slack to fix its annoying image upload bug

Chrome aside, Slack has easily become the app I most frequently use; and while I generally have no squabbles with it, the team collaboration messenger continues to suffer from a rage-inducing bug that sporadically causes it to crash when using the drag-and-drop image upload feature. The worst part is how little it takes to trigger …

This Chrome extension stops impulse purchases by forcing you to think about them

I’ve got all the self-control of an untrained, ADHD-addled labradoodle puppy. Suffice to say, this time of year is always mildly financially ruinous for me, as I inevitably fill my apartment with all the discounted crap my credit card will permit. If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out Icebox, from comparison site Finder.com, which …

Twitter test kills retweet and like buttons on embedded tweets

Virtual water-cooler Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that illustrates how many people are discussing individual, popular tweets through the service. The feature — which, again, is just an experiment — appears on embeds of popular, viral tweets found across the Internet. It replaces the like and retweet icons with a count of how …

Adam Helps is a kinder, ridiculously Canadian version of TaskRabbit

Adam Helps is an app that lets anyone living in the Toronto area hire others in their local communities to help them with odd jobs, much like TaskRabbit does (and to a lesser extent, classifieds services like Craigslist, Gumtree, and Kijiji). If you’ve burdened with some fiendishly tricky IKEA flat-packed furniture that needs assembling, or …

Tamagotchi is bringing virtual pets back with a mobile game for its 20th birthday next year

Remember those delightful Tamagotchi digital pets you could keep on a keychain and pretend it was real? It’s been resurrected for smartphones before, but now, toy maker Bandai Namco is reimagining the concept for its 20th anniversary with a whole new mobile experience. Dubbed My Tamagotchi Forever, it features vibrant new characters that are plenty …