• Doug Looks for Sweater Friends

    What is Sweater Friends? It is a show hosted by Doug and the OG TechCrunch team many moons ago. It involved, you guessed it, sweaters, friends, and talk of the days best tech. Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth uses an impressive $23 Inateck external hard drive dock to quickly but thoroughly search a mountain of hard drives for old Sweater Friends episodes.

  • Why is San Francisco trying to strangle its golden goose? Crunch Network

    Why is San Francisco trying to strangle its golden goose?

    Detroit doesn’t place burdensome regulations on automobile manufacturers, Idaho doesn’t put undue restrictions and hurdles in front of potato farmers and California takes steps to protect its farmers. These industries do more than just create jobs, tax revenue and prestige — they became a symbol of who they are, part of the fabric of the community and the economy. And… Read More

  • Camera manufacturers, you’re still missing the point. Be better.

    Camera manufacturers, you’re still missing the point. Be better.

    Spotted at Photokina, the world’s largest photography trade show: A professional photographer, taking a photo, then taking a picture off the back of their camera to share the photograph on Facebook. It’s not that unusual an occurrence, but it served as the perfect parable on quite how vigorously the camera manufacturers have self-copulated themselves into oblivion. Read More

  • Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

    Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

    There’s no denying that your smartphone’s camera is getting better and better for every generation, but what’s a poor photography nerd to do about controllability? Miggo’s Kickstarter-funded Pictar is shipping soon, and might be just the thing to teach your iPhone some additional photography skills. At Photokina, I had a chance to try it myself. Read More

  • Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

    Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

    Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen (if anything). But the big question for many is why Salesforce would even be interested in the consumer-facing social network. While nobody could say with certainty that… Read More

  • Yi’s camera brings some underdog to the Micro Four Thirds market

    Yi’s camera brings some underdog to the Micro Four Thirds market

    You may know Yi Technologies from its action cameras or its fancy, carbon-fiber drones, but at Photokina, the company launched its first mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, the Yi M1. Sporting a 20 mpx Sony IMX269 sensor, a high-quality 3-inch touch-screen and a raft of sharing-friendly features, it’s crashing into a space that has been stale for a while. Read More

  • A Google self-driving car was involved in crash in Mt. View today

    A Google self-driving car was involved in crash in Mt. View today

    A Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h was involved in a crash with a van in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday afternoon, according to local police. Another driver ran a red light and crashed into the car. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the accident. Google issued the following statement with details about the crash: “A Google vehicle was traveling northbound on Phyllis Ave. in Mountain… Read More

  • Oculus founder admits he funded pro-Trump group, but says he won’t vote Trump

    Oculus founder admits he funded pro-Trump group, but says he won’t vote Trump

    A day after a Daily Beast story revealed that he had donated money to an organization supporting Donald Trump’s President run, Oculus founder (and Facebook employee) Palmer Luckey has come clean about his activities. Well, kinda. Read More

  • Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130

    Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130

    Snapchat’s long-rumored camera glasses are actually real. The startup’s first foray into hardware will be a pair of glasses called “Spectacles” and will go on sale this fall for $129.99, as first reported by The WSJ and confirmed to TechCrunch by the newly rebranded Snap Inc.. The glasses will only come in one size, but will be available in three colors –… Read More

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