• Taking The 2016 Audi TT’s Virtual Cockpit For A Spin

    The new 2016 Audi TT virtual cockpit boasts high-definition, crystal-clear digital graphics, Google Earth imagery and navigation, haptic feedback, Google-like search, voice command operation and “just write” touch features. The display is pretty slick, with 60fps PC gaming speeds and Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processing technology that is reminiscent of the Tesla Model… Read More

  • Gagan Biyani, CEO Of Sprig, Will Bring Kale And Quinoa To Disrupt SF 2015

    Gagan Biyani, CEO Of Sprig, Will Bring Kale And Quinoa To Disrupt SF 2015

    Gagan Biyani, CEO Of healthy food delivery startup Sprig, will be joining us this year at Disrupt SF. In case you don’t remember, Biyani is a TechCrunch alum, having covered mobile apps for almost two years at MobileCrunch. Read More

  • This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

    Much has already been said about the new mullet watch by Nico Gerard. The watch, called the Pinnacle, costs $9,200 and is essentially a metal band with two watches attached to it. On one side you have an automatic three-handed “chronograph” with Swiss movement and, on the other side, an Apple Watch. The entire thing is so ludicrous that I suspect someone in Switzerland is trolling… Read More

  • Apple Denies Making Plans To Be A Wireless Carrier

    Apple Denies Making Plans To Be A Wireless Carrier

    A fair amount of folks reported yesterday that Apple was testing its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), to become, in essence, a mobile carrier while borrowing components from other carriers. You’d be paying Apple for your calls, texts and data. Fancy. Its not the first time that Apple nerds have thought this was happening, given the MVNO patents that surfaced back in… Read More

  • Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

    Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

    Bright, a solar panel installation and distribution startup, pulled in $4 million in seed money to build out its solar software and financing team. The startup launched out of the last batch of Y Combinator and began building in Mexico last year. Energy is expensive and often complicated in the country, costing upwards of $4,000 MXD ($250 USD) in hot summer months in some cases, according to… Read More

  • Want To Make An Impact With Your Work? Try Some Advice From 80,000 Hours

    Want To Make An Impact With Your Work? Try Some Advice From 80,000 Hours

    People in the tech world like to talk about doing great things. But what does that actually mean for your career? If you’re serious about making a positive impact on the world, should you go work for a startup? A nonprofit? Or none of the above? 80,000 Hours is an organization aiming to help with those decisions. Read More

  • Square’s Board Adds Former Brown University President Ruth Simmons

    Square’s Board Adds Former Brown University President Ruth Simmons

    Square announced a powerful addition to its board today — former Brown University President Ruth Simmons. Before her 11-year post at Brown, she was the president of Smith College, establishing the first engineering program at an American women’s college. Read More

  • Children’s Magazine Highlights Is Moving To Mobile With Help From SF-Based Startup Fingerprint

    Children’s Magazine Highlights Is Moving To Mobile With Help From SF-Based Startup Fingerprint

    You probably remember flipping through Highlights magazine as a child, perhaps while in the waiting room of your doctor’s office. But now, this longest-running children’s magazine of 69 years is attempting to make an impact on mobile. The company has partnered with San Francisco-based startup Fingerprint to help transition the brand – and the activities that were once… Read More

  • Get Ready For A 21.5-Inch iMac With 4K Retina Display

    Get Ready For A 21.5-Inch iMac With 4K Retina Display

    The 27-inch, 5K retina iMac is a beautiful desktop computer, but it’s a bit too expensive for many people. This is about to change as the latest beta of OS X El Capitan tells us more about an upcoming iMac that features a smaller 21.5-inch display with a 4K resolution — an insane 4096 x 2304 display to be exact. Expect this new computer in the next few months. Read More

  • TapHeaven Promises True Automation For Mobile Advertisers

    TapHeaven Promises True Automation For Mobile Advertisers

    The pitch for TapHeaven might sound a little familiar. Co-founder and CEO Chris Hoyt said his technology delivers truly automated ad-buying. What makes TapHeaven more than just another ad startup that talks a big game about its technology? Well, it says it’s actually delivering big results with its first dozen pilot partners — many of them, Hoyt said, have seen their user… Read More

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