• PowerEgg, the ovoid flying robot, lands this October for $1,288

    PowerEgg, the ovoid flying robot, lands this October for $1,288

    Today, Beijing-based PowerVision made its ovoid camera drone, the PowerEgg, available to international customers via pre-order on the company’s website for $1,288. Customers who pre-order a PowerEgg will also get a backpack designed to fit the drone, its charging station, decorative stand and remote controls along with their orders. The company says the backpack is valued at… Read More

  • Stratasys debuts new 3D printing tech, partnerships with Ford and Boeing

    Stratasys debuts new 3D printing tech, partnerships with Ford and Boeing

    Stratasys has one of those classic founder stories. According to the company, inventor S. Scott Crump got the bright idea to make a toy frog for his daughter using a hot glue gun full of plastic and candle wax. That goofy little experiment marked both the birth of the company and the creation of FDM — fused deposition modeling – the technology that forms the basis of most… Read More

  • Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR hand-tracking tech

    Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR hand-tracking tech

    VR makes the most sense when you don’t have to learn the controls and stuff just works. Today, Leap Motion dropped an early access beta version of their Interaction Engine which makes it easier for developers to build VR environments can adroitly manipulate with their hands. In a blog post, the company calls the engine “a layer that exists between the Unity game engine and… Read More

  • Crunch Report | New Tesla Model S Upgrade

    Tesla Model S Range P100D, Google Strikes Silicon Valley advertisers, Y Combinator demo day companies, all this and more on Crunch Report Read More

  • The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

    The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

    The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of all 44 startups that launched yesterday, and TechCrunch’s picks for the top 7 from… Read More

  • Tech is primed for an upswing Crunch Network

    Tech is primed for an upswing

    The past 15 months has created a lot of confusion around where the technology sector is going. I’m constantly being asked by entrepreneurs if the timing is right to start a new business and would I invest in these current markets? Yes and yes. Read More

  • Listen to the premiere of TCBC, a new podcast from TechCrunch

    Listen to the premiere of TCBC, a new podcast from TechCrunch

    TechCrunch has a new podcast, and it’s TCBC, a show where I speak to a different writer on staff each week about their beat, the stories they’re following, and the tech news that’s most important to them right now. It’s something new we’re trying, and hopefully it helps bring home the stories we cover here at TechCrunch, giving you additional context that can be… Read More

  • Live video minus Facebook equals Alively

    Live video minus Facebook equals Alively

    SMS is terrible, yet it’s still the way more than half of video gets shared on mobile. Meanwhile, Facebook is trying to turn everyone into famous broadcasters when most people just want to show close friends what they’re up to. That’s why Facebook’s product manager for Live, Vadim Lavrusik, defected from the social network to start his own video streaming iOS app… Read More

  • Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

    Narrative Science can now describe your Tableau charts for you

    Tableau Software‘s shares soared 13 percent on Tuesday following the announcement that the data analytics provider has partnered with Narrative Science, a Chicago-based company that develops natural language generation (NLG) tools. The result of the partnership is Narratives for Tableau, a free Chrome extension that automatically creates written explanations for Tableau… Read More

  • White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Briefing addresses national issues

    White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Briefing addresses national issues

    The country faces a plethora of issues that affect millions of people every day. Although there has been some progress as a society around pro-LGBTQ legislation and healthcare, there is a lot left to be done around poverty, criminal justice reform, federal statistics around LGBTQ people, youth solutions, mental health, the environment, education and inclusion in tech. Today at the White… Read More

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