Reviews

  • Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes

    Bolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type of lithium-ion batteries used in Teslas. Co-founder Nathan Jauvtis grew up riding and assembling motorcycles and bikes, but he really liked the idea of building his own bike – one that would be clean and easy to ride. He started… Read More

  • A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

    Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running. According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp is a wireless charger for electronic devices. It can charge your cell phone and… Read More

  • Nvidia Shield Review: The Best Way To Experience Android TV

    Nvidia Shield Review: The Best Way To Experience Android TV

    The new Shield (not to be confused with the old Shield, which is now the Shield portable) is an over-the-top box that uses Android TV to provide access to a range of mobile apps and games formatted for the big screen. But it does more than that, thanks to powerful gaming features that work with Nvidia services to give this small streamer powers akin to the top home gaming consoles. Video… Read More

  • 2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

     The updated machine gets super fast flash storage, as well as the new Force Touch trackpad, an improved dedicated GPU and an extra hour of battery life. It didn’t get new processors, but in practice, it’s still a worthwhile upgrade for those who need the might and screen real estate of a larger laptop. Basics 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L… Read More

  • Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Tweetbot 2.0 Secures Its Reputation As The Best Twitter Client For Mac

    Third-party Twitter client Tweetbot, from two-man development studio Tapbots, has long been the unofficial default option for iOS and Mac users who weren’t satisfied with first-party clients, dating back to the days prior to Twitter’s decision to clamp down on clients not of their own making. The Mac version launched in 2012, but its look and feel hasn’t changed to match… Read More

  • Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London Crunch Network

    Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups, on June 16 in London, is an annual celebration of Europe’s brightest tech companies. From a small bar in central London in 2009, it’s become a fixture of the European scene, with its highly curated daytime speakers and audience, which combines the key startup players in Europe, as well as the hottest newcomers… Read More

  • Domino’s Tweet-To-Order System Isn’t As Great As It Sounds

    Domino’s Tweet-To-Order System Isn’t As Great As It Sounds

    Ordering pizza by tweeting an emoji of slice to Domino’s is not as fun as it sounds. In case you missed it, in a marketing stunt expansion of its “Anyware” program, Domino’s announced earlier this month that it would soon roll out a “tweet-to-order” system that would allow anyone on Twitter to simply tweet the pizza emoji to the @dominos Twitter account to… Read More

  • Apple Watch Review

    Apple Watch Review

    The Apple Watch is now on the wrists of members of the general public for the first time, and opinions about its usefulness are flying fast and furious. Here at TechCrunch, we’ve been sharing our thoughts in an ongoing diary, featuring daily entries describing what it’s like to use the Watch as we become more familiar with the new gadget. Read More

  • Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

    The Lexus RC 350 F Sport combines a stylish body and just over 300 horsepower to deliver a luxury ride that won’t bore you on your commute. If you’re familiar with Lexus’s attempts at making their lines a bit sportier, the RC 350 F Sport borrows the same V6 engine that powered last year’s IS 350 F Sport. It’s got plenty of kick, but Lexus wraps it in a heavy… Read More

  • 2015 MacBook Review

    2015 MacBook Review

     That was the basic question I asked myself when reviewing Apple’s latest Mac, which bravely sports just one USB-C port to handle power, data input and output, accessories and display connections. It also has an Intel Core M processor, which lets the MacBook sip power and drop fans entirely, but comes at the cost of processing muscle. Apple took some risks, for sure, but the… Read More

  • Photos For OS X Review

    Photos For OS X Review

    Apple’s Photos app is now available to anyone via the free 10.10.3 Yosemite update that went out today, and after spending significant time with the app in beta, we can tell you that it’s a smart upgrade for Apple’s local picture management software. The app is a perfect reflection of the true future of photo storage: All your pictures, when you need them, wherever you… Read More

  • Philips Hue Go Offers Smart Lighting Without The Cord

    Philips Hue Go Offers Smart Lighting Without The Cord

    Philips has a new addition to their Hue smart lighting system: The Hue Go, a portable light that packs three hours of use on a full charge before it needs to be plugged in again. The Hue Go has a single button that offers local control over light tone and dynamic effects, as well as a low power standby mode and auto dimming to maximize usage on the go. The Hue Go resembles some of Philips… Read More

  • Inklet App For Force Touch Trackpads Review

    Inklet Adds Pressure Sensitive Drawing To Macs With Force Touch Trackpads

    A new app update from Ten One Design available today brings pressure sensitive input via the new Force Touch trackpad to any drawing app on your Mac. Inklet 1.6, the latest version of adds support for the pressure sensitivity features of the new Mac input hardware, which ships on the most recent 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, as well as the upcoming all-new 12-inch MacBook. Inklet has been… Read More

  • 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    Apple has updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with some major improvements, including fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Iris 6100 graphics cards, PCIe-based flash storage that can manage up to twice the transfer speeds of the previous generation, an extra hour of battery life and faster RAM. Read More

  • Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

    Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

    The new technology was described in detail as a tentpole feature of the upcoming MacBook, which ships on April 10, but its use in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which is available now, represents both the first opportunity for testing beyond a quick hands-on, and a sign that Apple likely wants to make this the default trackpad tech across its lineup in the future. Video Walkthrough Different… Read More

  • Mario Party 10 Review

    Mario Party 10 Review

     The first Wii U installment of Nintendo’s longstanding mini/boardgame mashup series finally lands March 20, with a new Bowser mode and Amiibo support in tow. The question is, is this party as hard-partying as its many excellent precursors? The answer, as borne out by many solo hours and one actual party, is mostly yes, with a few caveats. Video Review Basics 1-5 players Amiibo… Read More

  • Lastronaut iPhone Gameplay Video

    Lastronaut Is A Totally Free, Totally Addictive Endless Running Game For iPhone

    Endless runners are pretty much perfect for mobile devices, because they’re easy to get into and great for short play sessions. A new iPhone game in that genre from a Toronto-based developers Darrin Henein and Stephan Leroux called Lastronaut may be the best currently available endless runner for those looking for value: it’s totally free, with no ads or in-app purchases… Read More

  • Parrot Bebop Drone Review: A Keen Eye In The Sky Without A Huge Price Tag

    Parrot Bebop Drone Review: A Keen Eye In The Sky Without A Huge Price Tag

    Parrot has a brand new drone on the market, featuring a 1080p video camera that captures motion at 30FPS, and that can take stills at 14MP. The camera has built-in stabilization, letting it avoid the kinds of shakes and jitters that can normally add up to nausea when dealing with moving camera, and has a Wi-Fi flight range of up to 1.2 miles when flown connected directly to the new… Read More

  • Asus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’

    Asus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’

    As far as gaming computers go, there are bound to be trade-offs: bigger size means better performance, and more portability is going to naturally lead to compromises when it comes to pure gaming muscle. The Asus Republic of Gamers G751 is a top-tier gaming notebook, but it still falls prey to that essential truth about gaming notebooks, making for an experience that stretches the definition… Read More

  • Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

    Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

    The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s battery life by a non-trivial amount for those times when you need your smartphone… Read More

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