Flyboards and Hoverboards Hit Miami, Make Everyone's Superhero Dreams Come True

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Courtesy of Miami Flyboard
While Hoverboards still don't exist as a thing you can fly in thin air (despite pranks that may or may not have crushed our childhood dreams), waterborne technology is getting ridiculously sophisticated. And some of the newest H2O toys, now available for rental in Miami, are right up there with Marty McFly's favorite mode of transportation.

Meet Flyboards, water jet packs that strap to your feet, and Hoverboards, the waterbound version of that Back to the Future icon.

These things are real, and you can take a test drive 'em right here in the 305.

See also: JetLev, The Water-Propelled Jet Pack, Hits Market In South Florida

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A Voyeuristic Look at Camming Con, the First American Industry Expo For Cam Girls (Video)

This past weekend, hundreds of cam girls -- or women who make a living chatting with or performing for fans online -- descended upon the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. That's where CammingCon, the first-ever expo for this billion-dollar industry was held.

See also: CammingCon Blended Cam Girls, Computers, Champagne, and Copious Cleavage (Photos)

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How to Kick Ass on Kickstarter: Five Tips from "The Crowdsourceress"

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Kelley Cook
When it comes to crowdfunding, nobody knows their way around collective cash-gathering better than Miami-born Vann Alexandra Daly. Known as "The Crowdsourceress," she's the genius behind Neil Young's insanely successful PonoMusic audio player campaign ($6 Million+ and 18,000+ backers), and the go-to expert of the moment.

Daly splits her time between New York and Miami, and her company, Vann Alexandra, specializes in running professional crowdfunding efforts (which, we might add, are way more challenging than they look). For those of you looking to embark on a fundraiser of your own, we got Daly's suggestions on how to kick ass via Kickstarter (or Indiegogo, or whatever).

See also: Who Is Kickstarter for, Anyway? Indie directors weigh in -- and the site responds.

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New Lesbian Dating App Dattch Is Nothing Like Grindr, but Maybe It Should Be

Categories: LGBT, Technology

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All photos courtesy of Dattch
For years gay men in Miami have had the upper hand over the city's lesbians. Their dating sites are better, their clubs are better, and they have a sweet, little app called Grindr that helps them locate available booty calls within walking distance.

Enter Dattch, a new app that should facilitate the lives of lesbians by helping them find like-minded local women for dating and friendship. The app is currently available in the United Kingdom and launches this Friday in Florida, with San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York to follow. The free app can be downloaded from iTunes or the company's website Dattch.com.

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Inaugural eMerge Americas Conference Aims to Mold Miami Into Next National Tech Hub

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Could Miami be the Silicon Valley of the East? If the inaugural eMerge Americas conference has its way, that'll be the course on which our fair city is headed, and why not? Miami is having a moment, but it will take the combined efforts of our community as a whole to harness that national interest into vibrant and multi-faceted cultural leadership.

In the past, artistic and brilliant minds grown in Miami have seen the city as a jumping-off point for greener pastures (NYC, LA, etc.), but why leave a place with such perfect weather? This weekend, the eMerge Ameicas conference brings more than 100 speakers and leaders from the technological frontier to our own backyard for a week-long series of engagements, expos, summits - even parties - as a means to inspire and awaken a budding technological movement.

See also: The Seven Weirdest Sex Apps

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Retweets to be Retired? Business Insider Says Twitter Considering a Stupid "Share" Option

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Via Business Insider
Q: What's the best part about Twitter?

A: It's not Facebook - or is it?

A little birdy over at Business Insider told us the social media giant is considering doing away with the beloved "Retweet" in favor of a very Zuckerbergian "Share" option, and we think that's just kind of stupid. Must all social media outlets be created in one another's image? Freaking no, they shouldn't.

Whatever happened to brand recognition?

See Also: Ten Best Miami Artists to Follow on Instagram

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Is Chief Justice John Roberts a Robot? We Robot 2014 Registration Now Open

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From the film I, Robot.
I am robot, you are robot, we are robot. (Too bad we're not Will Smith, too)
Will robots be the undoing of humanity? Will our technologic tools turn us into mindless drones? Are robots already hiding among us, making legal decisions in our Supreme Court?

We here at Cultist love our robot overlords, so we're going to say that everything will be just fine. Of course, there are a lot of important issues that arise with the exponential evolution of robotics and technology, a lot of which us laymen don't usually even consider.

Thankfully, the brainiacs at the University of Miami School of Law are keeping tabs on the issue, and they want to invite you and all your robot-loving or fearing friends to the third-annual We Robot conference in Coral Gables.

See Also: FIU RoboCop Helping Disabled Officers Get Back in the Field

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The Atlantic's Start-Up City Brings Tech Stars to Miami to Inspire the Entrepreneur in You

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Do you dream of start-up success? Do you want to rake in so much venture capital that you become completely out of touch with the average American, buy your high school crush's affection, and build a castle in Silicon Valley?

You can live your wildest tech fantasies at The Atlantic's Start-Up City, a blowout designed to maximize the entrepreneurial escapades of South Florida techies. Forget Northern Cali -- Miami could be the next big thing.

See also: Create the Next Flappy Bird at Wyncode Boot Camp

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The Seven Weirdest Sex Apps

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Sock-It lets people know when you're doing the dirty.
Apps were invented to simplify life's toughest conundrums; some help dilute our cruddy sense of direction (Google Maps); some to make reservations for brunch at Zuma seamlessly - or not (OpenTable); and some to make our loins burn with passion.

A whole techy business has emerged centered around the limbic part of the brain, aimed at awakening your inner freak. There are new apps designed with your sexual travel in mind, or sometimes, just to secure your privacy. There are cute and fun ways to dress up your Johnson, or hey, why not your unborn child? There are even helpful hints for upping your skill level between the sheets.

Of course, not all of them are really that sexy. Here are the seven weirdest sexualized wonders of the app world, from the good, to the bad, and the downright kinky.

See also: Create the Next Flappy Bird at Wyncode Boot Camp

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Create the Next Flappy Bird at Wyncode Boot Camp

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Courtesy of The Lab Miami
Attention wannabe code jockeys -- your golden ticket to programming prestige has arrived. South Florida Wyncode is coming to The LAB Miami. Make it through their nine weeks of intensive training and you could be the next Dong Nguyen.

This development boot camp will turn students into crackerjack programmers capable of creating their own web apps and kicking ass, Silicon Valley-style. It kicks off May 5th, but info sessions are already in session. We spoke to co-founder Johanna Mikkola for some deets.

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