SwipeRadio Is A Faster Way To Listen To Terrestrial Radio On Your iPhone

On-demand music streaming services like Beats and Spotify continue to grow, but terrestrial radio also remains a popular way to listen to music on mobile via top-ranked apps like iHeartRadio (#8 in fr

You Could Fill Up At The Pump With Apple Pay Starting Next Year

Apple is working to expand the reach of Apple Pay, and its next major destination might be the gas pumps. Chevron’s official Twitter account revealed yesterday (via Business Insider) that the ga

Access To Gmail Partially Restored In China

Gmail access is partially restored in China, according to some reports as well as Google’s own real-time traffic charts. The bump in traffic follows a multi-day outage that began just after Chr

There’s A Connected Gaming Toothbrush At CES This Year, And I Don’t Want To Go

Sometimes a vacation is more curse then blessing – I’ve been largely away from email and Twitter for about five days now, and returning is less a breath a fresh air and more a deep inhalation

Mobile App Download Volumes Hit Record High In November

Downtime from work and other responsibilities over the Thanksgiving break here in the U.S. saw consumers downloading applications in record numbers, according to a new report out this morning from mob

Samsung Launches Milk VR Video Service For Gear VR

Now that it's got a consumer-grade virtual reality headset on the market, Samsung is launching a service of its own to provide 360-degree video content so users have a reason to slip on the Gear VR on

Ford And Life360 Partner On App To Curb Distracted Driving

Texting or talking on the phone while driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., according to recent data. Now Ford is partnering with the family location services

The Payments Tipping Point Will Be In 2015

Payments are finally cool. And the more than 1,500 payments startups on Angel List that believe they have cracked the code to solve a piece of the payments puzzle attest to this. Given all the nois

Watch The New Tesla Model S P85D Destroy The Old P85 In A Drag Race

The Tesla Model S P85D packs dual electric motors and all-wheel drive. It’s basically a Porsche-killer that can transport seven people. And it utterly destroys the previous king of Teslas, the P

For Goodness’ Sake, Get Your Enterprise Mobile Act Together in 2015

The sluggish pace of technological change inside large companies is forever surprising and endlessly appalling to me and in nowhere is this more apparent than in big business' approach to mobile app d

Apple Details A Modular Stylus That Can Capture Handwriting On Any Surface

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a new type of stylus in detail, which can capture handwriting from a user, on a variety of surfaces and with a range

EHANG, Maker Of Ghost Drone, Raises $10M Series A Led By GGV Capital

Though the market is still in its early stages, drone startups are becoming increasingly popular among venture capital firms. One of the latest companies to benefit is EHANG, maker of Ghost Drone, whi

Flurry Finds That Apple Devices And Phablets Scored Big On Christmas

Flurry has released its annual Christmas report. Each year, the holiday sees the highest number of device activations and app installations as people open presents, and last week was no exception. Wha

Designers Are Ditching The Mouse For The “Flow” 3D Motion Touch Controller

Sliders suck. "Little too far to the left. Ugh. Little too far to the right. ARRHGH!!!" The mouse can be a frustrating controller for Photoshop, Final Cut, AutoCAD or even Spotify. But a new input dev

Built In Brooklyn: Tattly Works With Artists And Designers To Create Sweet-Looking Temporary Tattoos

Thanks to <a target="_blank" href="http://tattly.com">Tattly</a>, the Dumbo-based startup featured in our latest episode of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/video/built-in-brooklyn/">Built in Broo

Google X’s Astro Teller Says Wearables Still Need A Killer App

Back in November, I had a chance to visit Google’s Mountain View headquarters to chat with Astro Teller, the head of Google X’s so-called “moonshot” projects, about the past, present, and futu

Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley's recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed "Spartan," bears out. According to F

Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA's ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency's routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used

From Internet To Internets

Over the past few days, China has blocked access to servers required to use Gmail through its Great Firewall. Earlier this month, Spain passed a law that requires Google to pay fees to publishers for

Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors). But there's a crop of other lende
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