Events

  • CES sucked this year

    CES sucked this year

    I’ve heard tell of people predicting the weather through achy joints. CES isn’t all that different. You get a sixth sense about the show once you’ve been to a few. A few weeks before the show starts you get a slight throb in your bones, telling you whether this CES will be a memorable one. All signs ahead of this year’s show pointed to a lackluster offering. Read More

  • A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    We’re thrilled to be heading to Dubai, but as it turns out, it will be a little later than expected. Because of scheduling changes, Startup Battlefield Dubai, originally slated for April 2018, will now take place in January 2019. This will give us even more time to make this an incredible event in a truly exciting region for tech and startups. Read More

  • A tour of Google’s reopened CES booth

    A tour of Google’s reopened CES booth

    For the first time ever, Google has a big presence at CES. You can’t look out of a window and not see a Google logo somewhere. But the one thing that didn’t work out so well for the company was its massive booth in the parking lot in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Yesterday, it rained a bit more than usual in Las Vegas and the booth leaked, so Google had to shut it down… Read More

  • The day the lights went out at CES

    The day the lights went out at CES

    The big story of this year’s CES isn’t smart assistants or autonomous cars. Hell, it’s not even giant TVs. The one thing we’ll all remember when we’re all old and gray, telling our grandchildren the war stories from our years in the tech blogging trenches, are all of the non-tech news madness at the event. Read More

  • Apply today for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Apply today for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Technology innovation and entrepreneurial genius exists across the globe. That’s why in 2017 TechCrunch took the Startup Battlefield to Africa,  Australia, Europe and San Francisco. In 2018, we’re heading to Dubai and joining forces with the UAE’s new innovation hub, Area 2071. We’re looking for 15 of the world’s best early-stage startups to join us there in April. Read More

  • TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

    TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

    TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai will feature global startups with a focus on three categories: governance, logistics and distribution. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply to compete. Read More

  • Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

    Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

    Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling. It uses small speaker-like ultrasound wave emitters to give the sensation of pressure and texture when you’re just waving your hands in the open air. Ultrahaptics CTO Tom Carter demoed the technology onstage today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin conference.  Read More

  • Volocopter: Expect our flying taxis running for real in “two to three years”

    Volocopter: Expect our flying taxis running for real in “two to three years”

    So how far out are flying cars that you can actually hail via an app, get inside and be whisked off to your destination? Germany based Volocopter reckons a commercial service powered by its electric vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft could be up and running before 2020.  Read More

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