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Ube Aims To Make Home Automation Cheaper With IP-Enabled Smart Devices, Mobile App

Home automation in its current state can be costly and, more importantly, unintuitive. But platforms like iOS and Android have made the idea of automating one's home easier, more accessible and signif

Nest Labs Announces 20% Slimmer, More Compatible Nest Learning Thermostat; Ships This Month

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nest.com/">Nest Labs</a> is taking the wraps off its second-generation Nest learning thermostat that the company says is 20 percent slimmer than the previous

Disrupt Battlefield Finalist Zumper Reveals It Raised $1M Seed Round From Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Others

Zumper, the San Francisco-based startup that's assisting apartment hunters find the most ideal abode, announced today that it closed a $1 million seed round. The announcement comes two weeks after <a

RIM Employee’s OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Sad

RIM is holding some sort of developer conference this week somewhere in North America. It's unclear what they actually announced or revealed because everyone keeps talking about this <a href="https://

Libratone Offers First Fully Wireless Speaker In The Zipp

High-end Danish speaker company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.libratone.com/">Libratone</a> makes some quirky clothed speakers, and the latest, the Zipp, is no different. But like most things, a

Final Build Of Windows Phone 8 Demoed

To date, Microsoft has kept hands on time with its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/windows-phone-8/">Windows Phone 8</a> devices to a minimum (read: you can look but don't touch) and until re

Beats Targets The Business Traveler With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

Since launching its first product in 2008, Beats has gone from an obscure niche headphone brand to a multi-million dollar business with plenty of star power (Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, etc.) c

Expect Labs’ MindMeld iPad App Understands Your Conversations In Real Time

We've all been there before. You're on a phone call or video chat when someone brings up a topic you're unfamiliar with. What are your options? You either lie about knowing what the other person is ta

Forget Craigslist, Zumper Will Find Your Next Apartment In NYC Or San Francisco

Maybe you've just gotten out of a relationship or you're looking to move to a different neighborhood. Whatever the case, you're on the search for a new apartment. But where do you go? Craigslist? (Hop

Lit Motors Will Shake Up The Electric Vehicle Market With Its Two-Wheeled, Untippable C-1

The recent influx of both high- and low-end EVs and electric motorcycles have shown promise, but current battery technology is still limiting, and the cost of entry is far too high with the benefits o

Contour+2 Action Camera Packs HD Video, Live Streaming Into $400 Package

A year later and one hundred dollars cheaper than its predecessor, Seattle-based Contour announced its Contour+2 action camera this week and will be available later this month. The latest improves upo

Sources: Amazon Publishing Cutting Deals For Serialized Fiction Series With Kindle, Print, And Audio Editions

On the eve of Amazon's first non-New York event, we're hearing from multiple sources that the online retailer could be announcing new publishing deals in addition to a slew of <a href="https://beta.te

Live From Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 Press Conference

And we're live from Nokia's joint press conference with Microsoft here in rainy New York City. On tap for today's festivities include the launch of one or two new Windows Phone 8-powered handsets code

Apple Schedules Special Event For September 12; Shadow Hints At iPhone 5

We knew it was coming and now it's official. Apple has just sent out press invites for its rumored September 12 event. By the looks of the invite it's pretty plain to see what product the company will

Purported Redesigned Apple Earbuds Leaked In Vietnam

While rumors of the new iPhone have been rampant for most of the summer, not much has been leaked about accessories other than a purported new cable. That is until now. Vietnamese tech blog Tinhte.vn,

Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013

Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service will soon be heading to the Great White North. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/21/review-aircells-gogo-in-flight-wi-fi/">Launched</a> just over f

Amazon To Hold Press Conference In Santa Monica On Sept. 6

Amazon PR has just sent out invites for a press conference next month in Santa Monica. Historically, the online retailer has held press conferences in New York for various Kindle-related launches. The

Audyssey’s Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Bring The Ruckus In A Tiny Package

The market for high quality wireless speakers is relatively small. Consider the fact that Sonos and Jawbone have grabbed most of the headlines and buzz over the last few years with creative and attrac

Photo Sharing Comes To Skype’s iOS Apps Along With Performance Improvements

Amidst performance improvements to the latest update to Skype's iOS apps, photo sharing - the most requested feature - has also been enabled. Images of any size taken with your iPad or iPhone (or any

Personalize Your Jambox Starting August 28, Jawbone Insiders and Klout Users To Get One Week Head Start

Everyone's favorite portable speaker is getting a facelift later this month. Beginning August 28, Jawbone will let you customize the grill and caps to its popular JAMBOX on <a target="_blank" href=
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