• Engineers Build A 3D Printing OS For All Printers Everywhere

    Engineers Build A 3D Printing OS For All Printers Everywhere

    If you’ve used any 3D printers over the past year or so, you’ll notice one thing: fragmentation. A few use open source apps (which are abysmal) and many use homebrew solutions which range from amazing to “meh.” Now a group of engineers wants to create a standardized, usable OS for all 3D printers, ensuring that any time you click a button to print a 3D model… Read More

  • Clones Of “Flappy Bird” Sequel “Swing Copters” Flushed From App Stores

    Clones Of “Flappy Bird” Sequel “Swing Copters” Flushed From App Stores

    The mobile app stores are dealing with the app cloning problem at last, it seems. Earlier this week, “Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen released the sequel to his insanely popular, but frustrating game, which had once led to dozens upon dozens clones from developers hoping to cash in on the trend. With Nguyen’s new game, “Swing Copters,” the cloners quickly… Read More

  • Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, California, to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company has done design work for a number of high-profile clients, including Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. It did all of the mechanical design work behind the original activity tracker FitBit debuted at TechCrunch50 in… Read More

  • Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Will Be Our Guest At Disrupt SF 2014

    Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Will Be Our Guest At Disrupt SF 2014

    Airbnb is valued at $10 billion. Behind it all is Brian Chesky, who along with co-founders Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk, has transformed the company from focusing on cheap airbed rentals to building what is now a global hospitality brand. He’ll be joining us at Disrupt and you should, too! Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    In the depths of August, much of the tech world is simply waiting for the fall to begin. In the first half of September alone, we’ll have new devices from Apple, Motorola, and Amazon. But for now, it’s a waiting game, so we’re taking a look back at our favorite gadgets of the year. We’ve narrowed it down the <a Amazon Fire TV, the Android TV, and the Canary home… Read More

  • Windows 9 Preview Could Feature Rapid Build Updates

    Windows 9 Preview Could Feature Rapid Build Updates

    When Microsoft signaled that it would move to a more rapid release cycle for Windows code, it meant it. The coming technical preview of Windows 9 — the operating system codenamed ‘Threshold’ — could contain a rapid-upgrade feature to keep users who are stress testing the software up to date. According to NeoWin’s Brad Sams, current internal testers of Windows 9… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Canon EOS T3i Kit And NeroTrigger

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Canon EOS T3i Kit And NeroTrigger

    One of you will be the lucky winner of a Canon EOS T3i kit paired with a NeroTrigger. The Canon EOS Rebel is a digital SLR camera, and is accompanied by an accessory kit that includes three lenses, a camcorder and a 59″ lightweight tripod – among other accessories. Read More

  • Will Developer Tools Startups Ever Find Investors?

    Will Developer Tools Startups Ever Find Investors?

    Venture capital is an industry in which the exceptions are often more important than the rules. For many years, investors believed in a golden rule that software was the key to minting returns, leaving hardware as one of the most underinvested areas of venture. Then things changed as new technologies like 3D printing allowed hardware startups to accelerate their product design, and several… Read More

  • No One Nominated The Galaxy S5 For The Ice Bucket Challenge, Samsung

    No One Nominated The Galaxy S5 For The Ice Bucket Challenge, Samsung

    Just stop, Samsung. Stop. The Ice Bucket Challenge is designed to raise awareness for a horrible disease, not sell your phone. It doesn’t matter that you, Samsung, donated money to a UK organization fighting the same condition as the ALS Association. To degrade a worldwide movement to a phone advert is just about the worst thing possible. Read More

  • Amazon Now Piloting CPM Ads With Select Amazon Associates Publishers

    Amazon Now Piloting CPM Ads With Select Amazon Associates Publishers

    Amazon has launched a display ad network, in the form of Amazon CPM ads, to members of its online affiliates program, Amazon Associates. Select members of the program have recently been invited to test the new advertising option, which will feature both display ads from Amazon as well as other “high-quality” advertisers. The program is currently in a pilot testing period –… Read More