• Facebook Has So Much To Announce Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF, March 25-26 2015

    Facebook Has So Much To Announce Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF, March 25-26 2015

    Facebook more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it’s adding a second for its developer conference now slated for March 26th and 26th, 2015 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Registration for the first two-day f8 will open in early 2015, but developers hoping to attend can sign up for a reminder of when they can vy for tickets. Facebook explains the… Read More

  • All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation

    All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation

    Would-be media moguls take heart: with nothing more than a Twitter handle and a dream, you can raise capital to become the next Vice or Vox Media Group, or Buzzfeed. All it takes is a knack for viral content, 2.15 million followers on your marquee Twitter account, and a core team of (incredibly) young social media entrepreneurs. Then you too could be raising $2 million from investors… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    Christmas is around the corner, and thus, this podcast is especially merry. BlackBerry recently introduced the smartphone of yesterday, in the BlackBerry Classic. We’re also seeing an uptick in bar-tending robot products, which leads us to wonder if there has ever really been a lot of difficulty in making yourself a drink. Read More

  • This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Vision

    This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Vision

    Up until the last few years, heat sensing cameras — think Predator vision — were a thing that pretty much only the Army and the super-rich got to play with. Then FLiR figured out how to make the required sensors tiny and (relatively) cheap, and the whole idea became considerably more accessible. Hell, you can get heat vision in an iPhone case now. Now, with this tiny board, you… Read More

  • Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Starting next week, it’s launching the pilot program of that advancement in Harris Ranch, California, at… Read More

  • Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Release

    Obama Says Sony Made A Mistake In Canceling “The Interview” Release

    Disagree with Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters? So does President Barack Obama. In a statement during a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said: “I am sympathetic to the concerns that [Sony] faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake. We cannot have a society where a dictator someplace else can start imposing censorship here in the… Read More

  • Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

    Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. After selling around 15,000 units, Canary turned off pre-orders and went head-down… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photos

    Facebook Launches Separate “Stickered” For Messenger App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photos

    Today Facebook is releasing a new app called “Stickered” For Messenger that lets you pick a photo, resize and paste a Facebook Sticker on top, and send it to friends. “Stickers and photos are two of the most popular ways that people express themselves on Messenger. This is a fun experiment to see how people combine the two” the company tells me. Built by… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

    Milliseconds make a difference when it comes to chat. The less lag, the more it feels like being in the same room. But with texting, we lost the cues like nods and “mmhmm”s that tell you someone heard what you said. Today Facebook Messenger takes a leap forward on both fronts with a big speed improvement across all its versions, and a new animation that shows you whether your… Read More

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