• Samsung Gear S2 | Hands On

    Today Samsung released the next generation of their Gear lineup of smartwatches with the Gear S2. The new iteration is different from it's predecessor in that it sports a round watch face and also a turn-able bezel that activates menu controls for applications, widgets and more. Dave Ng, Product Manager at Samsung gave us a test drive of some of the new features.

  • Mozilla Drops First Public Preview Of Firefox For iOS

    Mozilla Drops First Public Preview Of Firefox For iOS

    Mozilla is beginning to preview its iOS Firefox browser, rolling it out today for testing in New Zealand, according to a company blog post. The goal is for the company to gather data so that they are able to bring Firefox for iOS to the App Store for the rest of the globe “later this year.” Firefox specified the goal of the preview in a blog post: Our goal is to create a… Read More

  • Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been aiming to create an invaluable educational experience for kids by helping them get acquainted with how computers work through putting the kit together. The Raspberry… Read More

  • Goodbye, Docstoc

    Goodbye, Docstoc

    Not so long ago, the financial products maker Intuit said it wanted to be “the operating system for small businesses.” Today, seemingly, it wants to be cloud-based accounting and tax services provider for small businesses. Indeed, two weeks ago, Intuit announced the sale of three well-regarded businesses — Quicken, Quickbase, and Demandforce — that it no longer… Read More

  • Facebook Makes It Easier To Optimize Ad Campaigns Based On Conversions

    Facebook Makes It Easier To Optimize Ad Campaigns Based On Conversions

    Facebook is unveiling an improved version of its Conversion Lift measurement tool, which first launched in January. Previously, Facebook allowed you to measure whether your ad campaign was actually improving online and offline sales. Now, you can also test different ads to find the best approach. Read More

  • Amazon Acquires Elemental Technologies For A Reported $500 Million In Cash

    Amazon Acquires Elemental Technologies For A Reported $500 Million In Cash

    Amazon announced this afternoon that it’s acquiring Elemental Technologies, a backend mobile video service. It’s paying around $500 million in cash for the company, according to a new report from The Information. (Subscription required.) Amazon didn’t immediately return a phone call or email request for comment about that figure. The deal was orchestrated by… Read More

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    Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 Droid | Demo

    Straight from the new Star Wars movie, BB-8 is an app-enabled Droid with a personality all its own. BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice. You can drive or let it explore the surroundings.

    Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 Droid | Demo
  • What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common? Crunch Network

    What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

    If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. So when I say, “I have clear evidence that the app store model is dying,” you may look at me as skeptically as you’d view any wild-eyed street-corner prophet. Read More

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    INNOVATE2016: The Next Generation Of Politicians Must Understand Innovation

    The future lies with Californian politicians. Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee are examples of politicians who are no longer stuck in the mindset of the past, perhaps because they are all very familiar with models of Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More

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