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  • iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Available, Now More Portable And Powerful

    21 October 2014, 9:01 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple’s latest iPad update includes a redesigned iPad Air, just one year after the device was first introduced. Typically, Apple keeps the outside case design on mobile gadgets around for two years before switching things up, so the new slimmer Air is a…
  • iPad Mini 3 Review: Apple’s Small Tablet Stays Mostly The Same

    21 October 2014, 9:01 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple’s iPad mini 3 is one of two new tablets launched last week at a special event in Cupertino, and it is definitely the one that got the least attention from Apple’s product development team over the past year. The iPad Air 2 has an all-new processor,…
  • Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us

    21 October 2014, 6:55 pm by: John Biggs

     Robotic CNC machines – cutting systems that use spinning tools to swipe through metal, wood, and plastic – are cool but ugly. Most of them are as big as a fridge and designed to carve out objects in a few minutes but none will sit quietly on your desk…
  • Our Four Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

    21 October 2014, 6:43 pm by: Kyle Russell

     Time just keeps flying by, as it’s already demo day for 500 Startups’s tenth batch of companies. We spent the better part of this afternoon watching the 29 companies in the accelerator’s latest batch put their best face forward for a group of investors…
  • Hands-On With The Nexus 6 And Android Lollipop

    21 October 2014, 5:14 pm by: Greg Kumparak,Kyle Russell

     Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet.…
  • Hands-On With The Nexus 9 Tablet

    21 October 2014, 5:13 pm by: Greg Kumparak,Kyle Russell

     The Nexus 9 in a nutshell: it’s big, and it’s beautiful. I got to spend a few fleeting minutes with the device this afternoon, and though we plan to have a full review in the coming days, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts. Like the jump from…
  • Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52

    21 October 2014, 4:07 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. Revenues…
  • On The Heels Of Apple Pay, Jumio Launches A Card-Scanning Mobile Checkout Product For Retailers’…

    21 October 2014, 2:46 pm by: Sarah Perez

     Computer vision startup Jumio, best known for its payment card and ID-scanning technologies which allow end users to hold up their cards to a mobile device’s camera to simplify the process of entering in that data on small screens, is rolling out a new…
  • Apple Adds Guide On Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    21 October 2014, 2:15 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply…
  • BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

    21 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Jon Russell

     Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming.…
  • Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

    21 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Frederic Lardinois

     Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform…
  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014 Is… Crate

    21 October 2014, 1:23 pm by: Romain Dillet

     The competition was incredibly fierce at the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt London. At the very beginning, there were 15 amazing companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for £30,000…
  • Building A Fintech Startup In Europe

    21 October 2014, 1:20 pm by: Romain Dillet

     Today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, Damian Kimmelman from DueDil, and Jeff Lynn from Seedrs took the stage to talk about the state of fintech startups in London. These companies took us through the current…
  • Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications

    21 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Sarah Perez

     Product Hunt, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed aggregation site currently focused on surfacing new tech products and startups, is now turning itself into something of a social network this morning with the launch of redesigned user profiles, following features…
  • Japanese 3D-Printed Gun Maker Is Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

    21 October 2014, 12:41 pm by: John Biggs

     Yoshitomo Imura, an employee at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan, was arrested last may for printing and firing a 3D-printed gun called the ZigZag. He printed three guns in total and was arrested for running afoul of Japan’s strict gun laws. The…
  • The Ultimate Vision For Homejoy Is Not Just Cleaning, According To CEO Adora Cheung

    21 October 2014, 12:26 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     Homejoy has been providing cleaning services over the last few years, but it’s hoping to expand into several other verticals. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung said the company would continue to test out other services in…
  • Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Sarah Buhr

     Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to allow people to book hotels within the business review platform. While this is not the first time Yelp has offered a way for users to purchase from businesses right on its site, it is the first time it’s done this with…
  • Life360 Acquires Two-Month-Old HelloWorld

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kyle Russell

     Today, location-sharing startup Hello World is announcing that it has been acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. Read More
  • Google Updates Play Music With Songza-Style Functionality

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Jordan Crook

     For the first time since acquiring Songza this summer, Google is integrating the technology into its Google Play Music service. The updated service gives you access to expertly curated playlists based around date, time, weather, and what Google thinks you…
  • Staples Becomes The Latest Retailer Affected By A Payment Card Data Breach

    21 October 2014, 11:46 am by: Sarah Perez

     If you’ve shopped at a major retailer in the U.S., chances are your payment card data has been stolen at some point. Today, it appears you may be able to add Staples to the growing list of retailers who have discovered fraudulent activity related to a data…

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