• New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

    New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pounds and that are being used for business purposes, whether that’s scientific research, education, media, or inspection and surveying of land, traffic, prisons, stadiums or anything… Read More

  • T-Mobile tweaks their One unlimited plans but they still might confuse you

    T-Mobile tweaks their One unlimited plans but they still might confuse you

    Recently, T-Mobile came under fire for its new One plan. For those of you unaware, T-Mobile’s original One plan gave you unlimited on-device data, but only 480p resolution was covered for video. On top of that, mobile hotspot features would cost you considerably more. Being somewhat committed towards hearing customer complaints, T-Mobile revised the plan(s) today to reflect that. The… Read More

  • Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Greylock

    Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Greylock

    It’s happening! On Friday, September 9th from 4-6 p.m, Greylock Partners will join TechCrunch in hosting Include Office Hours. Apply now. Unlike previous sessions, the upcoming office hours are solely focused on teams with at least one female founder. To sweeten the deal, teams that are selected for office hours will also be invited to an exclusive Women in Tech(Crunch) event, also… Read More

  • Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 7

    Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 7

    Apple just sent out invites for a press conference on Wednesday, September 7. The company will most likely unveil the next iPhone. The invite doesn’t say much. Apple usually likes to give hints — but this time, it just says “See you on the 7th.” The event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This large venue has already been used for the… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg meets Pope Francis, gives him a drone

    Mark Zuckerberg meets Pope Francis, gives him a drone

    On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met with Pope Francis, as part of Zuckerberg’s trip of Italy, announced following the devastating earthquake that hit the country last week, killing hundreds. After discussing the importance of connecting people in the world without internet access, Zuckerberg presented the Pope with a drone – but, alas, not… Read More

  • In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it’s born

    In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it’s born

    A Polish company, In Utero 3D, is doing something really sweet. They’re printing 3D models of babies in the womb so blind mothers can feel their children before they’re born and experience the same joy sighted mothers have when viewing ultrasounds. Their project, called Waiting Without Barriers, is based in northern Poland but is available in Europe. For 1PLN or 1 Euro they will… Read More

  • Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

    Sony’s new smartwatch features an e-ink display on the watch *and* the band

    Sony announced an update to the curious-looking FES Watch with a new design. The FES Watch U features an e-ink display and pairs with your phone. But the surprising part is that the band is also a flexible e-ink display, opening a brand new world of design possibilities — what an exciting time to be alive. Sony is using the FES brand name for this watch as the company wants to emphasize… Read More

  • GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

    GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

    Los Angeles startup GOAT (incorporated as 1661 Inc.) has raised $5 million in new venture funding to grow its mobile-only marketplace for used and collectible sneakers. The GOAT app features everything from Adidas’ Yeezys to Nike’s Jordans and Flyknits, in men’s or women’s sizes, new and used condition. Instead of operating like an open marketplace such as E-bay, letgo… Read More

  • Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

    Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

    The Brazilian Airbnb for pet-sitting, DogHero, has raised $3.1 million in financing as pet care spending in Brazil starts to take bigger and bigger bites out of consumers’ wallets. Brazil already accounts for $8.16 billion in global spending for pets, according to Brazilian pet care association Abinpet. And the country’s pet-owners are beginning to open their wallets for more… Read More

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