Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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