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Where Pokémon Go is going, and Tesla’s trajectory: Listen to TCBC Episode 4 with Greg Kumparaktcbc-draft5cetherin

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:22:37 +0000

(image)  On this week’s episode of TCBC, after a brief Disrupt-induced hiatus, longtime TechCruncher Greg Kumparak dishes on Pokémon Go – what made it so appealing at launch, what’s going on with product development, and where he’d like to see it go in the future. Greg and I are both big Pokémon fans, so it’s a subject about which we have no shortage of things to say. Read More

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Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is ‘optimistic’Musk%20says%20under%205%20percent%20of%20SpaceX%20is%20working%20on%20Mars%20mission%2C%202024%20launch%20is%20%26%238216%3Boptimistic%26%238217%3Bscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-03-02-pmdevinInside the SpaceX Crew Dragonspacex-mars-timeline

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:56:47 +0000

(image)  Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he’s not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO’s presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk noted that the project is still essentially a hobby at the company, drawing only a fraction of its efforts. Read More

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Nissan’s autonomous chair is your line waiting buddy3358029b3a049a470c3963f372a8afbd17f4953fetherin51269bb411409c76d518f5258b4c0b2dd67c18a1

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:30:48 +0000

(image)  Nissan’s ProPILOT tech might mostly be used to help provide its cars with autonomous driving features, but a new project puts it into a chair. Yes, a chair. The chair propels itself, detecting the chair ahead of it and keeping a fixed distance between itself and its neighbor, as it moves along a predefined path. It’s less flexible than the chairs in Wall-E (kudos to Megan for… Read More

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Watch DJI unveil its latest drone right heremjburnsy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:30:56 +0000

Rumor is DJI is about to unveil a small, foldable drone and you can watch the event right here. Whatever it turns out to be, no doubt, it will draw comparisons to the just-announced GoPro Karma. Read More

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MB&F unveils the racing-inspired Horological Machine 8MB%26amp%3BF%20unveils%20the%20racing-inspired%20Horological%20Machine%26nbsp%3B8hm8_rt_profile_hres_cmykjohnunnamedhm8_rt_hres_cmykunnamed-2

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:23:12 +0000

(image)  Long dedicated to space, spiders, and robots, MB&F has finally come back to earth with the Horological Machine 8, a new watch inspired by the silhouette of Can-Am race cars. This watch is part of the “Horological Machine” series, a set of handmade watches that look like a cross between something that belongs on a Jules Verne submarine and a piece of expensive chocolate. This… Read More

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Kano moves beyond Pi with code-your-own device kits for kidsKano%20moves%20beyond%20Pi%20with%20code-your-own%20device%20kits%20for%26nbsp%3BkidsKano kitsnelomas1a-camera-box2e-pixel-bookspread1c-camera-build3b-spearker-components

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:01 +0000

(image)  It’s been 16 months since Kano took to the stage at TC Disrupt New York 2015 to announce a $15M Series A, and to talk up its big ambition to build a creative computing brand. And 10 months since, flush with VC cash, it started work on its next big product reveal… Today it’s ready to show what it’s been working on. Read More

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Mattel’s ThingMaker, the 3D printer that let kids make their own toys, delayed until next yearMattel%26%238217%3Bs%20ThingMaker%2C%20the%203D%20printer%20that%20let%20kids%20make%20their%20own%20toys%2C%20delayed%20until%20next%26nbsp%3Byearthingmakersarahintampathingmaker-toysscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-24-49-am

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:31:19 +0000

(image)  Remember ThingMaker? Mattel’s $300 3D printer that would let kids print out their own toys? Its ship date – which was supposed to be this month – just got pushed back another year, according to a report from Engadget. The toy maker says it needs the extra time to “enhance the digital functionality” in order to deliver the “most engaging” experience… Read More

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The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printersThe%20EFF%20calls%20on%20HP%20to%20remove%20DRM%20from%20its%26nbsp%3BprintersHPmjburnsy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:01:26 +0000

(image)  The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petition, which as of this posts’s publication, has nearly 7,500 signatures. In an open letter to HP Inc. President and CEO, Dion Weisler, activist Cory Doctorow calls on the company to take five… Read More

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Waylens Horizon action camera for cars captures the thrill of drivingWaylens%20Horizon%20action%20camera%20for%20cars%20captures%20the%20thrill%20of%26nbsp%3Bdrivingwaylensetherinwaylens1waylens2waylens3waylens9waylens8waylens7waylens5waylens6

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:00:46 +0000

(image)  At a glance 157 degree wide-angle f/2.4 aperture 1/1.8″ image sensor 1080p 30/60pfs, 720p 120/60fps Pros Camera design itself is top-notch Built-in OLED touchscreen Cons Included mounting hardware for cable not great Expensive at $499 Connecting the car The Waylens Horizon is essentially a conical, dense metal camera replete with optics, onboard processing power and battery.… Read More

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The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shootsThe%20SMOVE%20stabilizes%20and%20charges%20your%20phone%20for%20steady%20video%26nbsp%3Bshootsrwxbr1i3kzyzpdeaju72john

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:57:18 +0000

(image)  When unmanned aerial vehicle makers and gimbal engineers get together they like to have a few beers and make something like the SMOVE. Designed to connect to a regular smartphone the SMOVE is basically a steadicam for your iOS or Android device, allowing you to take steady shots in rough conditions, follow faces in front of the camera, and even take seamless panoramas. The SMOVE team… Read More

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Pearl’s RearVision is a backup camera for those who want the best rear viewPearl%26%238217%3Bs%20RearVision%20is%20a%20backup%20camera%20for%20those%20who%20want%20the%20best%20rear%26nbsp%3Bviewpear-rearvision6etherinpear-rearvision16pear-rearvisionpear-rearvision1pear-rearvision2pear-rearvision3pear-rearvision8pear-rearvision12pear-rearvision14pear-rearvision13pear-rearvision15

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:14 +0000

(image)  At a glance Wireless, solar-powered design Dual HD cameras with 1/3″ CMOS sensors 175-degree field of view Pros Incredibly easy to set up Image quality, both day and night Cons Must be turned on manually Expensive Quick and painless The out-of-box experience for Pearl’s RearVision is really well designed. Even packaging is done right, with a folding two-sided box that… Read More

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Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audioApple%20adds%20Sonos%20speakers%20to%20its%20stores%20as%20it%20focuses%20on%20wireless%26nbsp%3BaudioSonos Play5mjburnsy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:06:14 +0000

(image)  Did you hear? Wireless audio is the future — at least to Apple. And to that end, Sonos, perhaps the best wireless speakers available, are now available in the Apple Store alongside speakers from B&O, Logitech, and Apple’s Beats. Apple already sells several wireless speakers but the Sonos speakers would be the first multi-room system available. The Sonos PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 are… Read More

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AirServer can now transmit your iPhone screen to your Xboxjohn

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:39:53 +0000

AirServer, makers of software that essentially turns anything into an AirPlay sever, has announced the availability of AirServer for the Xbox One. That means you can transmit your AirPlay screens to your gaming console, thereby creating a black hole of Microsoft-on-Apple madness. Air Server also lets you transmit via Google Cast and Miracast. The software is available now for $9.99 and… Read More

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Movie pirate? Don’t trust Plex CloudMovie%20pirate%3F%20Don%26%238217%3Bt%20trust%20Plex%26nbsp%3BCloudwarning-cloud1mjburnsy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:09:27 +0000

(image)  Plex is a pirate’s best friend. It’s by far the best way to get movies downloaded illegally from the computer to TV. Sure, Plex has a handful of useful, legal features, but let’s be honest, its big claim to fame is hosting and serving downloaded movies. And now the company behind the software announced a service where users can stream movies, photos and music stored on… Read More

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Google said to debut Android/Chrome OS hybrid on tablet, convertible notebookGoogle%20said%20to%20debut%20Android%2FChrome%20OS%20hybrid%20on%20tablet%2C%20convertible%26nbsp%3BnotebookAndroid apps on Chromeetherin

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:47:41 +0000

(image)  Google is planning hybrid devices that run both Android and Chrome OS, including one convertible laptop, and one Huawei Nexus-branded tablet, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The report backs up another from Android Police today that says a convertible notebook is on the way. The Andromeda project bakes Chrome OS features into Android, giving you the best of both worlds in one… Read More

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This new Bluetooth game controller celebrates classic MacsThis%20new%20Bluetooth%20game%20controller%20celebrates%20classic%26nbsp%3BMacs00dc350ba5ba3cb5ac2160a8d443db92_originaletherindd72918c5cfa6e1a0faa58557de02daf_originale1564fb073e581b27b3bf9980ca950d9_original98b521e25c2d26f726a93e0241693cd5_original

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:41 +0000

(image)  If you’re at all interested in retro gaming, you’ve probably come across 8Bitdo, the company that makes throwback Bluetooth controllers inspired by classics like the SNES and NES. Now, it’s paying homage to another classic, the Apple II. The company’s new Kickstarter project seeks funding for a game controller called the AP40, featuring a full load-out of buttons,… Read More

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Watch me build Lego’s U-Wing from Rogue One: A Star Wars Storylego-u-wing4etherinlego-u-wing9lego-u-wing10lego-u-winglego-u-wing1lego-u-wing2lego-u-wing3lego-u-wing4lego-u-wing5lego-u-wing6lego-u-wing7lego-u-wing8

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:49 +0000

(image)  Lego’s Star Wars series is actually everywhere in my office, so I’m happy new sets from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are set to launch on September 30. I got the chance to check out one of those sets ahead of launch, and built the U-Wing, a ship new to the Star Wars universe featured in the film. The U-Wing’s official designation is the UT-60D, and it’s made by… Read More

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Roku unveils its new line of streaming playersRoku%20unveils%20its%20new%20line%20of%20streaming%26nbsp%3Bplayersroku_img_9564_remotesarahintampafull-line-upscreen-shot-2016-09-26-at-7-59-34-amscreen-shot-2016-09-26-at-7-59-42-amscreen-shot-2016-09-26-at-7-59-48-amscreen-shot-2016-09-26-at-8-00-04-am

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:55 +0000

(image)  Confirming earlier leaks, Roku this morning unveiled a refreshed and rebranded line of streaming media players, with the intent of plugging every hole in the market. Instead of numbering the Roku devices as before, the new streamers use names like “Express” for the entry-level devices up to “Ultra” for the high-end player, and focus on consumers’ particular… Read More

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🎶 Can’t wear Snap sunglasses at night 🎶%F0%9F%8E%B6%20Can%26%238217%3Bt%20wear%20Snap%20sunglasses%20at%20night%26nbsp%3B%F0%9F%8E%B6corey-hart-sunglasses-at-nightjoshscmaster_vid_stills_4_press_02specs_coral

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:33:51 +0000

(image)  Unless you plan on bumping into stuff, don’t expect to record after-dark concerts and parties on your Snap Inc Spectacles. The company formerly known as Snapchat (they really should have just changed it to the  emoji, Prince-style) confirms to me its new camera glasses are not currently built to be worn at night. Their lenses are like normal sunglasses, so it’d be too shady to… Read More

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