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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Why the Oculus Rift won’t go the way of Google Glass Crunch Network

    Why the Oculus Rift won’t go the way of Google Glass

    On a recent episode of our podcast we spoke about the VR industry with Matt Hartman, director of seed investments at Betaworks. When evaluating VR companies, Hartman looks for whether the company is delivering a “10X experience.” Ultimately, can you deliver 10 times the value of comparable offerings with your solution? For VR companies, the vision of their given solution may not… Read More

  • Microsoft now lets you turn any Xbox One into a development kit

    Microsoft now lets you turn any Xbox One into a development kit

    The Xbox One is about to become a far more interesting (and accessible) platform for indie game developers — and regular users will soon be able to use their console to chat with Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant, too. Ever since Microsoft launched its Xbox One console, the company promised it would allow any developer to develop apps for it — but until now, you… Read More

  • Watch the Microsoft Build 2016 keynote live right here

    Watch the Microsoft Build 2016 keynote live right here

    Microsoft is holding its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco this week and the company is kicking off the event with its first of two major keynotes this morning. You can watch the live stream right here. The keynote is scheduled to start at 8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, and 17:30 Central European Time. Read More

  • Parrot’s Henri Seydoux to talk about the future of drones at Disrupt NY

    Parrot’s Henri Seydoux to talk about the future of drones at Disrupt NY

    Parrot has been a pioneer in the drone industry. The company started working on drones nearly ten years ago before it was cool. That’s why we’re glad to announce that Parrot founder and CEO Henri Seydoux will join us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York on May 9-11, 2016. Read More

  • Apple strikes a deal with MLB to put iPads in dugouts

    Apple strikes a deal with MLB to put iPads in dugouts

    The MLB is taking a page from the NFL’s playbook and equipping teams with tablets to use during games for the 2016 season. But, instead of Microsoft Surface Tablets, the MLB has made a deal with Apple to provide all 30 MLB teams with iPad Pros to use. The iPads will give coaches the ability to get historical game statistics, pull up video from previous games, and even simulate… Read More

  • What’s trending in the IoT space Crunch Network

    What’s trending in the IoT space

    Our team has been active as investors in the Internet of Things and hardware space over the past two years. We’ve read pitches from hundreds of companies, met with dozens, read hundreds of research reports and spoken with various experts. We’ve invested in six IoT/hardware companies from our global seed fund and seven from our startup accelerator. With this accumulated knowledge… Read More

  • Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

  • Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber may be the holy grail of Internet service for many, but many people still rely on landlines for everyday communication purposes or emergency use. In order to allow its subscribers to sever connections with the old local ISPs and telecoms completely, Google will soon offer home phone service for Fiber subscribers. Read More

  • AnkerBox launches charging-as-a-service

    AnkerBox launches charging-as-a-service

    Screen sizes on smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, but battery tech is lagging behind. As a heavy user of your smartphone, you’ll know that dreaded feeling of your battery marching towards extinction. The most common solution to the problem is to carry a charger or a USB battery pack, but both have downsides — AnkerBox is here to try make life a little bit easier when… Read More

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