Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • MIT develops a speech recognition chip that uses a fraction of the power of existing technologies

    MIT develops a speech recognition chip that uses a fraction of the power of existing technologies

    MIT announced today that it’s developed a speech recognition chip capable of real world power savings of between 90 and 99 percent over existing technologies. Voice technology has, of course, become nearly ubiquitous in mobile devices, thanks to the exponential growth of smart assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Home – but the new chip could help branch out in much simpler… Read More

  • The next big gold rush Crunch Network

    The next big gold rush

    As we look to the next evolution of our digital ecosystem, it seems certain that virtual goods will play a much larger role. From vanquishing new breeds of digital monsters to defining a modern asset class, virtual goods will enable new experiences and redefine traditional ones. Indeed, this new gold rush will create opportunities for the enterprising prospector and shovel-seller alike. Read More

  • YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

    YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also the first time that YouTube Red has invested in creators who are making original… Read More

  • Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

    Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

    Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in what appears to be a test ahead of a public debut. This is the fourth app for the rapidly growing Shanghai-based startup, whose flagship app had over 100 million users as of last fall, and whose… Read More

  • Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Playment gives companies on-demand workers to analyze data using mobile devices

    Pretty much every company, to some extent, has to power their algorithms with data and machine learning if they’re going to be competitive with anyone else in their space. The challenge there, though, is that not everyone can have the massive computational power and data of a company like Google — especially not startups. Siddharth Mall and his co-founders started Playment in… Read More

  • Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists

    Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists

    Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends. There are three different lists types built in at launch – “Favorites,” “Starred Places,” and “Want to Go” – the latter which is designed to serve as a personal… Read More

  • Crunch Report: Prince returns to Spotify

    Today’s Stories  Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend WhatsApp now supports two-step authentication Amazon’s Tap speaker gets a hands-free update in defiance of its name Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha
    Edited by: Joe Zolnoski
    Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
    Teleprompter: Tomas… Read More

  • Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Being a new parent can become an isolating experience, where you’re thrust into a world of playdates over happy hours – a change that can lead to dwindling time spent with friends who share a different schedule and set of priorities. A new app called Peanut, now available on iOS, wants to help. The app connects moms with others like them, who are nearby and interested in… Read More

  • Apple’s next iPhone might cost more than $1000 thanks to OLED displays

    Apple’s next iPhone might cost more than $1000 thanks to OLED displays

    iPhone rumor season is upon us — as if it ever ends — and the latest claims that the next iPhone will cost upwards of $1000 (at least, for the most expensive model). To be clear, that isn’t a huge deal considering that the top-of-the-line iPhone currently costs more than $900. Still, Fast Company reports that Apple may be switching from LCD displays to an OLED display… Read More

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