My 15 favorite gadgets and gear of 2018

This year has been tough for gadgets. Laptops seem stagnant, phones are more of the same and toys are giving way to online games and apps. So what can you pick up for your favorite gearheaded friend,

Happy 10th birthday, Bitcoin!

Bitcoin turned 10 years old, a milestone for a technology that few have used and even fewer understand. Ultimately, the blockchain it wrought could be the biggest change to banking, finance and politi

Five things Apple won’t announce today

In honor of Apple Day in Brooklyn we present five things Apple definitely won’t announce today.

See the trippy propaganda images attacking the midterms on Facebook

Facebook just confirmed that an unknown group is waging a propaganda war against the U.S. midterm elections. Using images and event invites to rallies in Washington next week, the attackers are attemp

Here are the 16 best computer bags TechCrunch reviewed in Bag Week 2018

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the ou

A look back at HTC’s 10 most iconic devices

HTC is gone. The company of today is not the company that helped start the smartphone revolution. That’s a shame, too. In the early years of the smartphone, HTC released some of the best devices

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

This is a must-read for understanding the tech industry. We’ve distilled famous investor Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report down from its massive 294 slides of stats and charts to

The 9 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home

The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and outside. I have the original in the l

Up-and-coming enterprise startups in NYC

New York City has an incredible density of up-and-coming enterprise-focused startups. While the winners are publicized and well-known, we felt it was time to put a bit of a spotlight on younger compan

Meet 9 startups investors have lit up to take the cannabis industry higher

With Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposing a bill to decriminalize marijuana (in a huge reversal of established policy from the Democratic leadership), this 4/20 gives cannabis-focused startu

From fungal architecture to shape-shifting robo-swarms, here are NASA’s latest moonshots

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program is perhaps the best place to get federal funding for an idea that sounds crazy — because the program managers think it might be just crazy enough to wor

Here are the best gags of April Fools’ Day 2018

It’s April Fools’ Day! The official holiday of uncertainty, doubt, and jokes that make you… laugh? Chuckle? Push a bit of air out of your nose and say “heh”? As we do eac

How to blow thousands of dollars on a Ready Player One quality VR setup

For those of you who are going to check out Ready Player One this weekend, you’ll see a world of virtual reality technologies that are far ahead of where we are now, but for the deep-pocketed geek y

Going against the grain, AngelPad kills its demo day

Earlier this week, at the expansive Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Y Combinator introduced an exhaustive (and exhausting) 141 startups to investors who gathered to hear quick pitche

Our 8 favorite startups from Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

Microbiome pills, gambling for one-on-one video games and potential cancer cures were the highlights from legendary startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day 2. You can read about

The top 7 startups from Y Combinator’s W18 Demo Day 1

Autonomous cargo shipping, voice games and a camera that fits in a catheter were amongst the most impressive startups that launched yesterday at the Y Combinator Winter 2018 Demo Day 1. You can read a

A brief history of the epic battle over the fate of Qualcomm

The massive fight over the fate of Qualcomm, which chipmaker Broadcom seeks to acquire in the largest deal in technology effort, took another dramatic turn this afternoon when the Trump administration

Samsung Galaxy S9: what’s new

Want to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S9 is worth picking up when it arrives March 16? Good news: I’ve got 4,000 words on the matter that you can read over here. For those who don’t have

A brief history of Dropbox

Dropbox first appeared on the startup scene with its debut at Y Combinator Demo Day way back in the summer of 2007. Since then, the company has grown to hundreds of millions of users and to a value of

The top smartphones of MWC 2018

Like CES, this week’s Mobile World Congress feels like a bit of a down year, now that the smoke has cleared. Perhaps its was fact that Samsung’s big news stole the show before it even bega
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