• A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

    A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

    Apparently, navel-gazing about how much time you’re spending on your phone is a thing now. We’ve already seen iOS apps like Moment and Check appear to shame you into self-restraint by alerting you to how many minutes you spend staring at your little screen every day, or how many times per day you pull out your phone and take a look. Now, it’s Android’s turn. A new… Read More

  • Fab’s Jason Goldberg Talks Design And The Art Of The Pivot At Disrupt Europe

    Fab’s Jason Goldberg Talks Design And The Art Of The Pivot At Disrupt Europe

    TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is taking place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab your ticket right here. A free Hackathon kicks off the event, which you can apply for here. Then, on the following Monday and Tuesday, we’ll have Startup Battlefield and an awesome lineup of speakers and panels. Among them will be Jason Goldberg, co-founder and CEO of design portal Fab, and… Read More

  • The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

    The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

    Downloading the Windows 10 technical preview? You won’t be able to use it past two weeks after April Fool’s day next year. That’s jolly, because the consumer-facing preview that will follow the current build will be out long before then. But it’s worth keeping in mind: Microsoft is working towards a mid-year release of Windows 10, so the April date is in within that… Read More

  • #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature – a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached our shores, sold out on launch day. Now the gap appears to be a perfectly normal occurrence. Samsung even addresses the gap in their documentation, noting that… Read More

  • Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    Skylanders Trap Team Review: Good Storytelling And Simple RPG Mechanics Succeed

    The ‘Toys to Life’ category has been a much-needed savior for the gaming and toy industry alike, bolstering sluggish sales for both by anticipating a huge demand for real-life action figures that can be ‘brought to life’ for use in digital games. Activision’s Skylanders series pioneered the concept, and the originator is back with Trap Team, a new installment with… Read More

  • Google Drops Compute Engine Prices By 10 Percent

    Google Drops Compute Engine Prices By 10 Percent

    Earlier this year, Google announced massive price drops for all of its cloud computing services that were quickly matched by Amazon, Microsoft and others. Today, during Google’s Atmosphere Live event, the company’s senior VP Urs Hölzle announced yet another — but smaller — round of price drops centered around the company’s Compute Engine cloud computing service. Read More

  • Quantcast Acquires Ad Personalization And Retargeting Company Struq

    Quantcast Acquires Ad Personalization And Retargeting Company Struq

    Quantcast is announcing that it has acquired Struq, a London-based company that offers cross-device retargeting and personalization for advertisers. Quantcast may be best known for its data about Internet traffic, but it seems to have built a thriving ad business as well. The company’s announcement emphasizes the ways in which Struq technology can expand Quantcast’s ad platform… Read More

  • You Can Now Download The Windows 10 Technical Preview

    You Can Now Download The Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Morning, everyone, have some fun: You can download the Windows 10 technical preview here. The new code is only a partial look at the coming operating system, something which Microsoft told TechCrunch again, and again yesterday. It does start to field a perspective at what Microsoft has in mind for its new platform, however: An environment where touch and more traditional mouse and keyboard… Read More

  • You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

    Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you’ll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and exposed circuitry (do not get it wet, naturally) can play Tetris on a tiny LCD screen. You move the blocks by tapping the sides of the bracelet and it scrolls the falling parts across multiple… Read More

  • Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

    Running watches can either be dead simple – see Timex’s Ironman line – or complex. Garmin usually errs on the side of complex. Their latest running watch, the 920XT, will be available before the holiday and promises enough bells and training whistles to help you go from couch to (probably not) a 100 miler in a few weeks. The new Forerunner looks similar to the previous… Read More