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  • LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

    LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

    While companies like Warby Parker and Toms Shoes have made corporate responsibility more popular over the past few years, the technology industry hasn’t adapted as quickly. Meet LSTN, a headphone company where proceeds from each sale help someone hear for the first time. The company has partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and has already helped over 20,000 people in more… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    It’s the eve of Apple Music, which launches tomorrow, and all through the house, not a creature was withholding their content, not even a Taylor Swift. Also, Force Touch is basically a lock for iPhone 6/6 Plus S this fall, according to a new report from Bloomberg that says production on devices with the tech has begun. Apple Music arrives with iOS 8.4 at 8 AM PT tomorrow, and despite… Read More

  • The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment Crunch Network

    The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment

    Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Read More

  • The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

    The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

    The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More

  • SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

    SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

    LATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7 mission launch. Here’s a video of the explosion of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure. During the feed… Read More

  • Robot Writers Need Something To Say Crunch Network

    Robot Writers Need Something To Say

    Robot writers are hot. No, that statement is not a call to fix their air conditioners, much less to date them. It’s to acknowledge that pioneers in artificial intelligence (AI) and automated writing have gotten a lot of media attention (partly because it hits close to home; the deployments are public and noticeable and it invokes the perennial concern about job loss due to automation). Read More

  • Messaging And The Apple Watch Crunch Network

    Messaging And The Apple Watch

    Although the Apple Watch boasts the ability to instantly notify users with important updates — breaking news stories, changes to their bank account or the achievement of a fitness goal — its 42mm screen can be a major constraint for developers and designers. Read More

  • Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

    The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sales expansion includes Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as of today, and the next group includes the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand starting July… Read More

  • Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

    Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

    Some of you may know that I hail from Canada, the country to the north of most of you that only occasionally enters your consciousness when someone mentions Drake or Bieber. Our nation’s symbolic birthday is July 1, next week, and so some #brands are looking to capitalize. Molson, maker of ‘Canadian’ beer, is one such #brand, but its project involved some real technical… Read More

  • Teach Kids Tech And Life With A Pi-Powered DIY Camera Trap

    Teach Kids Tech And Life With A Pi-Powered DIY Camera Trap

    U.K. startup Naturebytes is bringing a different emphasis to the tech-plus-education space. It’s aiming to combine hackable technology with a mission to spark kids’ curiosity in the great outdoors. Read More

  • New Process Can Print Stretchy Electronics Onto Your Clothes

    New Process Can Print Stretchy Electronics Onto Your Clothes

    Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a single-step process to print conductive material on cloth, allowing manufacturers to build stretchable wearables that can test vital signs like heart rate and muscle contraction. From the release: Now, Professor Takao Someya’s research group at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering has developed an… Read More

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