• OS X El Capitan Review: Apple Brings Welcome Snow To Yosemite

    OS X El Capitan Review: Apple Brings Welcome Snow To Yosemite

    Mac users fondly remember OS X Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. These two releases were the epitome of Apple’s best work on OS X. Two rock solid iterations that were all about refinements, performance updates and stability. While OS X El Capitan isn’t a true ‘Snow’ release, this year’s OS X follows the same tradition in many ways — and it’s a great thing. Read More

  • Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 12: Hands On With Comcast’s YouTube Wannabe, Watchable)

    Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 12: Hands On With Comcast’s YouTube Wannabe, Watchable)

    As an increasing number of cable and satellite TV subscribers are cutting the cord – or never signing up for television in the first place – the traditional pay TV industry is scrambling to figure out how to compete in this new age of over-the-top services, on-demand streaming, and viewing that takes place on a variety of platforms beyond the living room’s big screen. Read More

  • TC Cribs: A Trip To TV Land With Hulu

    Sit back, relax and don’t turn that dial. This week’s episode of Cribs takes us to the online television platform, Hulu. The company’s giant 90,000-square-foot headquarters sit betwixt Hollywood and the tech world in Santa Monica, California, in the same building as HBO. And it has changed the way we watch television. Shows like the Mindy Project and the Last Man on Earth… Read More

  • TiVo Unveils BOLT, A Modern, 4K-Ready DVR Designed For The Streaming Era

    TiVo Unveils BOLT, A Modern, 4K-Ready DVR Designed For The Streaming Era

    The BOLT is a uniquely designed, all-white player offering 4K support as well as a revamped user interface that introduces new features like the ability to skip commercial breaks on recorded content as well as the ability to speed up playback 30 percent faster while listening to pitch-corrected audio. The player also includes TiVo’s popular features like OnePass subscriptions… Read More

  • Glowforge’s 3D Maker Machine Now Available On Pre-Order

    Glowforge has flipped the switch to on for pre-orders of its 3D laser printer. Makers can now purchase the machine in advance on the Seattle-based startup’s website starting today. The Glowforge 3D printer isn’t really a 3D printer, but a laser cutter. It’s confusingly described but actually cuts into and reduces material to make objects from plastic, leather and the like… Read More

  • Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

    Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how this futuristic candy machine creates uniquely delicious designs. Consumers interact with a library of 3D graphics on an iPad to get the machine to form a number of… Read More

  • We Took A Trip To The eSalon Professional At Home Hair Color Factory

    Think of eSalon as a trip to the salon in a box. The Culver City, California, startup ships packages of custom hair color and other styling products by mail anywhere in the U.S. The concept is similar to Madison Reed, which also ships professional hair dye anywhere in the U.S. and sends a colorist to your door to do the job for you if you live in San Francisco. eSalon doesn’t ship… Read More

  • Local SF Brewery Creates A Platform To Help The Tech Crowd Choose The Right Beer

    Craft beers aplenty but not sure what your taste buds might like to try? Local Brewing Company is a newly opened brewery in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco with an app for that. Brewmaster and owner of Local Brewing Company, Regan Long, developed a mobile platform to help founders, VC’s and other bar patrons in this tech-heavy area of the city figure out which beer to order. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

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