• Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    It’s been a good week for game developers. Unreal Engine 4 went free. Unity 5 came out, and a massive chunk of its once premium features went free. And now: Valve has just announced Source 2, the next generation of their Source game engine… and sure enough, it’s “free to content developers”. Best known as the engine that powers games like Half-Life 2, Team… Read More

  • Valve Announces Steam Link, A $49 Gadget For Streaming PC Games To Any Room In Your House

    Valve Announces Steam Link, A $49 Gadget For Streaming PC Games To Any Room In Your House

    Valve continues its push into hardware, as the company has announced that it plans to release a new gadget later this year that will let Steam users stream games from their PCs to any room in the house. Valve says the new gadget, which it’s calling the Steam Link, will sell for $49 when it arrives in November. Read More

  • Sony Will Ship Its Project Morpheus VR Headset In The First Half Of 2016

    Sony Will Ship Its Project Morpheus VR Headset In The First Half Of 2016

    We’re live in a rather humble little room at the W hotel in San Francisco, where Sony is showing off the latest prototype of its Project Morpheus VR headset to a handful of reporters. Externally, the latest prototype looks… about the same. At this point, though, it’s what’s on the inside of a VR headset that counts. Without beefy hardware inside, that sense of… Read More

  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains… Read More

  • Pebble Time Smartwatch

    Pebble’s CEO Discusses The Company’s Second Product Launch

    With the most-funded project ever (with 24 days left to go in its campaign!), Pebble has managed to bring in nearly 60,000 backers to support their unique approach to the smartwatch concept. As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist to market bearing marked similarity to their phones, Pebble has gone in the other direction, focusing on its seven-day battery life and a… Read More

  • Google Contacts Gets A New Look

    Google Contacts Gets A New Look

    Google Contacts is getting an update. Contacts sits at the core of services like Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, but it never felt like Google was putting a lot of resources into this service. Now, it’s not only getting a new look, but also a couple of new features that will make using it a bit easier. The new look takes its cues from Google’s other services that have adopted… Read More

  • Microsoft Turns To Software To Move Hardware

    Microsoft Turns To Software To Move Hardware

    Microsoft announced two new phones yesterday, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. The inexpensive devices are designed to handle global communications, built with dual-SIM slots and the like. They also included something curious: Free Office 365 for a year. The company currently offers a Surface bundle that includes Office 365, and a cheap HP laptop recently shipped with the same. I confirmed… Read More

  • Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

    Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

    Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of third-party apps. It might be hard to envision just how those apps will work, however, especially for potential buyers who don’t have the luxury of being able to wander over to an Apple Store and check one out in person. WatchAware, a new site from the… Read More

  • 42Floors Lays Off Half Of Staff As It Cuts Brokerage Team, Refocuses On Search

    42Floors Lays Off Half Of Staff As It Cuts Brokerage Team, Refocuses On Search

    42Floors, the startup that’s built a platform for finding and leasing commercial office space, has laid off around half of its staff as part of a plan to refocus on its core search business, TechCrunch has learned. A total of 14 people across 42Floors’ San Francisco and New York offices were let go today, we’re told. That’s around half of 42Floors’ workforce. The… Read More

  • YC Backed Gradberry Curates Technical Talent

    YC Backed Gradberry Curates Technical Talent

    Gradberry is launching today out of Y Combinator to connect companies with vetted technical talent. Candidates quickly build a talent profile, connecting their GitHub, online portfolios and projects, and LinkedIn account. The talent profile is then vetted by the Gradberry team and approved candidates are passed along to specific employers. Read More

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