• Registration Begins For Million-Dollar Genesis Generation Challenge

    Registration Begins For Million-Dollar Genesis Generation Challenge

    The Genesis Generation Challenge, a $1 million competition, is now accepting applicants to vie for its pot with their ideas for nonprofits or businesses that will solve some global ills. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible time for the Jerusalem-based organization to kick off its latest round of outreach. The million-dollar pot is meant to encourage teams worldwide to develop solutions… Read More

  • Google Details How It’s Responding To Search De-Index Requests In Europe

    Google Details How It’s Responding To Search De-Index Requests In Europe

    Google has published more details about how it’s handling so-called right to be forgotten requests from private individuals using its search engine in Europe — following the European Court of Justice ruling that required it to do so, back in May. Read More

  • Giveaway: 3 WallyHome Systems

    Giveaway: 3 WallyHome Systems

    SNUPI Technologies have sent us three WallyHome Systems, a sensor communication network that is compatible with your home’s existing wiring setup. The WallyHome System is a new method that uses small sensors to detect water leaks, humidity spikes and other household problems, and will alert you via SMS, email or push notification upon discovery of an issue. Three lucky TechCrunch… Read More

  • Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    If you ever thought cooking Indian food was a daunting task or wanted to give it a try, Saffron Fix is trying to help. Saffron Fix is a food ingredient delivery service, like Blue Apron, but what makes it unique is that it focuses on Indian cuisine, and it allows customers to choose whether they want their ingredients to come chopped, grated or sliced. Read More

  • Google Barge Sold For Scrap

    Google Barge Sold For Scrap

    Remember the mystery Google barges? Portland’s barge is no more, it seems. Toward the end of last year, the tech world was abuzz with curiosity about why Google had anchored barges in Portland, Maine and San Francisco. Floating data centers? Secret projects? The search giant finally clued us in: the company was planning to use the barges as interactive spaces to teach people about… Read More

  • Apple Officially Welcomes Beats As It Gets U.S. Regulatory Approval For The Deal

    Apple Officially Welcomes Beats As It Gets U.S. Regulatory Approval For The Deal

    Apple has a new splash page welcoming Beats to its family, with a declaration expressing excitement that both Beats Music and Beats Electronics have joined the Cupertino-based company. The page includes a brief one-paragraph explainer about why the company was a good fit, and expressing optimism for what the companies can do together in the future. A link on the page, which features a… Read More

  • Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

    Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

    As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is one interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school. That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most interesting finding was that 91 percent of college students prefer to take notes by hand. Almost all… Read More

  • HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit me to use some slightly archaic language for the sake of a pun. The tech behind the new… Read More

  • Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

    Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

    Ninja Blocks, the Australian startup that created Ninja Blocks to create physical triggers for IFTTT style recipes that can detect motion, temperature and humidity, a window and door sensor and more, successfully followed those up with the Ninja Sphere, a connected home smart hub which raised over $700,000 AUD back in January on Kickstarter. Now, the company is set to ship the Ninja Sphere, and… Read More