This young entrepreneur skipped college to create robotic limbs users can control with their minds

Noble Horvath

Ten years ago, Easton LaChappelle was a teen watching YouTube videos in his Colorado bedroom on how to build robot arms from LEGOs.

a young man sitting at a table: Easton LaChappelle.

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Easton LaChappelle.

Today, he’s the founder of Unlimited Tomorrow, a company that designs low-cost, 3D printed prosthetic limbs that can be operated with the mind.


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It was a chance encounter in the eighth grade that set him on the path to entrepreneurship, LaChappelle says. At a science fair, he met a 7-year-old girl who had an $80,000 prosthetic arm that he described as “archaic” and offered very little help with her physical needs.

“I was shocked to learn how much it costs, especially realizing that she would soon outgrow it and it would become useless at that point,” LaChappelle, now 24, told CNN.

“I couldn’t believe this was the best thing available for her, and that’s when I decided to find

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U.S. SEC Charges Super Micro Computer, Former CFO With Accounting Reporting Violations

Noble Horvath

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that it has charged a computer server producer, Super Micro Computer, Inc and a former chief officer with prematurely recognizing revenue and understating expenses.

The San Jose, California-based company and the former CFO , Howard Hideshima, “pushed employees to maximize end-of-quarter revenue, yet failed to devise and maintain sufficient internal accounting controls to accurately record revenue,” the SEC order said. The agency said that resulted in the company’s “improperly” and “prematurely” reporting of revenue, including “on goods sent to warehouses but not yet delivered to customers, shipping goods to customers prior to customer authorization, and shipping misassembled goods to customers.”

Super Micro did not admit or deny the SEC’s charges, the agency said in its order. The company has agreed to pay a $17.5 million penalty while Hideshima has agreed to pay disgorgement and prejudgment interest totaling more than

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Tech firms threaten to quit Belarus after crackdown, internet outages

Noble Horvath

MOSCOW/MINSK (Reuters) – For Belarus’s thriving tech industry, it didn’t matter much that the country’s president referred to the internet as “garbage” and state factories as the engine of economic success. Until now.

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Hi-Tech Park Belarus is seen on a wall at its office in Minsk, Belarus March 17, 2016. To match Insight BELARUS-TECH/ REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo

The sector could become a casualty of weeks of violent political crisis in the east European country, putting at risk a source of foreign income that is worth 5% of exports.

The staff of international IT companies have joined mass protests and are threatening to quit Belarus after the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko on August 9 that his opponents say was rigged.

Stories of tortured detainees and the sight of plainclothes officers grabbing protesters off the street made working life difficult for the Minsk employees of the California-based

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89% of Nigerian parents use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel: Kaspersky on tendencies of parenting in a digital age [ARTICLE]

Noble Horvath

According to the “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey 1 , 89% of the parents in Nigeria use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel. Furthermore, 33% of the respondents try to calm down their children with the help of devices and 22% aim to gain some spare time for themselves. As a result, there is a chance that children are often left one-on-one with the gadgets. What is more, 56% of Nigerian children have their own smartphone or tablet, according to the survey. Among such a big number, the majority of children were 2-6 years old when they first got their own device. Nevertheless, 31% of Nigerian parents have not discussed safety rules on the Internet with their child. It means that the children are not always aware of how to behave themselves safely online.

“Most parents give their children gadgets in order to entertain them, spare some time

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