• App Release Notes Are Getting Stupid

    App Release Notes Are Getting Stupid

    “Bug fixes.” “Jam packed full of Super Amazing Things.” “Every 3 weeks, we polish up the Pinterest app to make it faster and better than ever.” “To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store every 2 weeks…Every update of our Facebook app includes improvements for speed and reliability. As other new features become… Read More

  • These Playing Cards Can Take A Bullet

    These Playing Cards Can Take A Bullet

    Playing cards, just like anything else, are ripe for disruption. I’ve purchased cards in airports, a CVS and the supermarket…but never online. That might change because of this Kickstarter. This is the biggest news since the Kevlar Pocket Square. If you ever wondered what you’d do if someone pulled a gun on you as you were playing poker, wonder no more. A group called… Read More

  • The Founder Of Firefox Wrote His Own Screenplay For HBO’s Silicon Valley And It’s Hilarious

    The Founder Of Firefox Wrote His Own Screenplay For HBO’s Silicon Valley And It’s Hilarious

    HBO’s Silicon Valley is a show pretty much based on an entire industry’s lack of self-awareness. Richard, Erlich and the rest of Pied Piper are always cringingly painful to watch as they thrive in a startup culture that is just so entertaining to dissect. The show just finished up its second season and the third doesn’t begin for another eight months. To most fans… Read More

  • Gadgets Podcast | Minecraft Edition 3

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung, Samsung And SmartThings

    Happy Friday, dear readers. Before you skip off for a long weekend, I come bearing a gift: the weekly TC Gadgets Podcast (or, as we’re calling it now, the Podcraft. This week we discuss the new Samsung smart watch, sleep sensor, and brand new SmartThings integrations, with a hint of the Amazon Echo. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Natasha Lomas… Read More

  • Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

    Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

    While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves. Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves this issue by putting the emphasis on letting a user create content for themselves, and… Read More

  • Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Toyota Pledges $50M To Research AI For Autonomous Vehicles, Hires DARPA’s Dr. Gill Pratt

    Today, Toyota announced that it has hired Gill Pratt to drive its autonomous car research. Pratt is best known in this field for his work at DARPA and MIT, including starting the Robotics Challenge. The company is also investing $50 million in the research over the next five years as well as partnering with MIT and Stanford. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Vapium Summit Weekender Edition

    With Labor Day around the corner, and Labor Day weekend already underway, it makes sense for us to have a celebratory look at the Vapium Summit Weekender Edition. The botanical vaporizer, at $189, is different from others in that it comes with its own solar panel, so you can charge it on the go without any access to a power outlet. So if you’re getting back to nature (and enjoying… Read More

  • Apple TV’s Share Of Over-The-Top, Authenticated TV Viewing Is Growing

    Apple TV’s Share Of Over-The-Top, Authenticated TV Viewing Is Growing

    Ahead of next week’s Apple event where the company is expected to debut new Apple TV hardware and software which may include support for an app store and a cable-replacing streaming TV service, Adobe has released its new video benchmarking report that indicates Apple TV has been increasing its share of over-the-top viewing. Specifically, over the past quarter, Apple TV increased its… Read More

  • Former Prisoners Rethink Criminal Justice Through Entrepreneurship And Civic Technology Crunch Network

    Former Prisoners Rethink Criminal Justice Through Entrepreneurship And Civic Technology

    “Reentry has to begin the moment you’re sentenced to prison. You’ve got to start planning to come home.” That’s the motif of Teresa Hodge, who co-founded Mission: Launch in 2012 with her daughter, Laurin. The Hodges never imagined prison in their future, but when Teresa began serving an 87-month sentence in a West Virginia facility, they quickly discovered… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, rumors swirled about the new Apple TV, Google changed its logo, Chrome killed Flash ads, and BB-8 scared our office dog. These are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

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