Thursday, February 21, 2019

Apple is working on augmented reality (AR)

Apple was on decline with sales of iPhone. Now they tell that they are interested in augmented reality. Those powerful processors and advanced graphics technologies...

Xiaomi’s first laptop: Mi Notebook Air review

China's budget friendly phone creater Xiaomi starts to make laptops with Mi Notebook Air first. Don’t call it a MacBook: The Mi Notebook Air is...

Writing aid for the blind provides a case study for “compassionate...

 New mobile games and robot butlers are all well and good, but there are also many applications for the latest technology in poverty-stricken school...

Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching...

 Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help...

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard comes with international language options

The tablet add-on has variants for European languages, Arabic, Korean, Thai and more. The iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard is arguably its main selling point, but...

Don’t miss these apps!

With all the news about driverless cars, Tinder and No Man's Sky, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps. Each weekend,...

All-new iPhone AI camera: Microsoft Pix review

Microsoft just built an all-new iPhone camera app that according to the Redmond giant can make Apple's phone click better photos. It's in fact...

With $3 million in new funding, Farm Hill brings its healthy...

 A food delivery startup called Farm Hill is expanding its business from the suburbs of Silicon Valley to San Francisco this week, bucking the...

You can’t kill email

 New technology is emerging at ever-increasing speeds, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and manage our day-to-day responsibilities. As soon as we get a strong...

What is Rejected Logo Competition? How to apply for

Designers put out a lot of great work, but sadly, some of it doesn’t get the love. You can file away your rejected logo art...

Apple Watch is coming with Double Sided Strap

Like a horological version of a mullet, watchmaker Sinn has created something it calls the Dual Strap System allowing someone to wear both a...

How it made possible to hack Tesla from 12 miles away

Tesla races to issue security update after researchers hack its Model S from 12 miles away Earlier this week, a team of researchers from Keen...

Facebook is getting into real estate

Facebook turns into company town. Can your Facebook friends influence your decision to buy a house? Facebook is getting into real estate. This week, the company...

Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

 People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor...

August’s Smart Lock review: Amazon’s Alexa steps to personal assistant

August’s Smart Lock gets Alexa functionality. August Home adds Amazon Alexa support for controlling your smart lock. Alexa continues its unremitting march across the world’s different with...

Boon + Gable closes on $2.5 million for its in-home stylist...

 Online clothes shopping can be a gamble – you never really know if items will fit until you try them on. Meanwhile, shopping at...

Windows 10 still upgrade to using an old Windows 7 and...

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade deadline was reached on July 29. In spite of the official end of the free Windows 10 update offer on...

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day here

 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day on June 29th starting at 9:15am PST,  6:15pm CEST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive...

Facebook says it’s not making friend suggestions based on your location...

 Does Facebook suggest new friends based on your location? The answer seems to change day by day. Yesterday, Fusion reported that Facebook uses location...

INNOVATE2016: Libertarian Presidential candidate says “We need to Uber everything”

Whatever one thinks of his ideology, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for....

Don’t buy the original Apple Watch yet

The original Apple Watch was officially released in April of 2015 and instead of fully refreshing the device, Apple has since then introduced a...

Shasta Ventures is raising a $300 million fifth fund

 Shasta Ventures is raising up to $300 million for a fifth fund, shows a new SEC filing that lists managing director Jason Pressman and Rob Coneybeer,...

Motorola says Samsung stole their always on display

Tech companies copy off of each other. That has always happened, and always will happen. Still Motorola is apparently not happy about Samsung (and...

Google’s offices in Spain raided by tax authorities

 Tax authorities in Spain have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an investigating into tax evasion and fraud, TechCrunch understands. Local press...

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project has a new legal lead

 Google’s Self-Driving Car Project is one step closer to becoming its own independent business. Recode has confirmed that the autonomous-driving company under the Alphabet umbrella...

Reddit goes down for emergency maintenance

Reddit is coming back online after an outage that lasted more than an hour. The issues began around 3:26 p.m. PT, according to the site's...

How AWS came to be

 There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure...

The reality of AR/VR survival

 VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight....

Surface Pro 3 battery problem review: Microsoft says it is software...

Surface Pro 3 battery problem review: Microsoft says it is software problem... Surface Pro 3 tablets could be recalled over battery drain issues.   Surface Pro...

Bazaarvoice Partner Newsletter June 2015

‘For Your Consideration’.  Learn how low-cost food, beverage and other CPG brands can leverage WOM programs to drive sales vs. their branded and private...

Would Apple have made the move now if it didn’t own...

Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 brings to light an important question: WouldApple have made the move now if...

The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D

 The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a hallowed enough place, being surrounded by bronze busts of the most legendary players that the sport...

Orbital Insight lands $20 million from investors, led by GV

 Orbital Insight, a three-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based geospatial big data company, has just raised $15 million in Series B funding led by previous investor GV, with participation...

The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit...

 Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated...

The rise of the overbanked and the opportunity to serve them

 Meet Alvin, a Silicon Valley executive in his late-30s. Alvin has accounts with three banks, an online brokerage account and has borrowed from no...

A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO...

 It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN–and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of...

Whatever happened to 3D printing?

 Sam Cervantes is a quiet-seeming guy who speaks earnestly about his line of work. When I visited his Brooklyn 3D printer factory in 2013,...

Encryption would not have helped thwart the recent hack that left...

Speaking to Ars Technica, an OPM contractor says foreign workers had access to the system at a root level. The breach was believed to...

A new sales technology stack is coming

 The sales tech stack is being built as we speak, and it’s happening in lockstep with the move from the one-to-many work of demand...

How long will the company allow its mobile division?

LG is happy to announce that, thanks to its home appliance and entertainment divisions, it's made a record quarterly profit. But the company is less...

Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

 We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away...

Snapchat brings live sports filters to high school

High school football is about to get a lot more Snapchat-friendly. The photo app will soon debut a new type of geofilter that shows sports...

Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking...

 Those core values are that friends and family come first, that the feed should inform and entertain, that Facebook is a platform for all...

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day here

 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three-...

The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see

 Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home...

Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook

 The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so...

Insurance is ready for an upgrade

 Insurance may be widely perceived as a sleepy backwater when it comes to innovation in technology, but that’s about to change. Whether the transformations...

Yandex’s Android browser now supports third party ad-blocking extensions

 Another brick in the wall for the mobile ad-blocking wars: Yandex has opened up its Android browser to third-party ad blocking extensions. Read More ...
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