H.265 Is Coming, And Bringing With It Truly High-Def Video That Won’t Kill The Network

One thing Rovi Product Management Director Charles Dawes is excited about is the ratification of H.265 or the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, which will provide higher-quality video stream

Innergie’s New PocketCell Duo Is A Portable Charging Beast With 6,800mAh Of Juice

When we walked the floor at CES this week, I had to stop by and visit one of my favorite iOS device power accessory makers. Innergie, which created a power cable that has micro USB, mini USB and 30-pi

Meet The Future Of CES Reporting: The Double Robotics Telepresence Robot

Ignore all the noise at CES and just get a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.doublerobotics.com/">Double</a>, a Telepresence robot with an iPad for a face. Pay someone to turn it on at CES and enjoy

I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overlords

LEGO <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/06/lego-mindstorms-ev3-the-better-faster-stronger-generation-of-robotic-programming/">just introduced</a> the third generation LEGO Mindstorm sets. Li

Up Close With Shimi, The Only Robotic, Dancing iPhone Dock You’ll Ever Need

We've covered <a target="_blank" href="http://tovbot.com/news/3/shimi-is-at-ces">Tovbot's Shimi</a> from inception to launch at TechCrunch Disrupt and this week we got a closer look at the little danc

Dropcam Now Processing More Uploaded Video Than YouTube Says CEO Greg Duffy

We sat down with Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam, to talk about his company's move into online DVR services connected with their cool little HD webcams. The big news? Dropcam cameras now upload more video

Three Major U.S. Carriers Will Support BlackBerry 10 Devices, Which Will Be Made Available At Multiple Price Points

Research In Motion has said that it plans to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/rim-hit-multiple-price-points-range-blackberry-10-devices/2013-01-08">release a wide range of

Qualcomm Totally Gets Mobile

It is sad that no one who reports on technology has the balls to straight up pull a <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson">Hunter S. Thompson</a> at <a href="https:/

Marvell Co-Founder Weilli Dai On The Chip Tech That Powers The New Gadget Hotness

The annual <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/ces-2013/">Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas</a> is where companies show off the latest and greatest in gadgets -- but with all the sleek ex

Boxee Is The Poster Child Of A Lean Startup: They Just Happen To Ship Hardware

Boxee launched the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/16/boxee-tv/">Boxee TV</a> shortly before Christmas. At 3,000 Walmart stores. And a major feature is <em>still</em> in beta. Boxee is th

TechCrunch Gadgets Live Is Happening Today At 1PM PST/4PM EST

<a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/tc-ces.jpeg"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/tc-ces.jpeg" alt="tc-ces" width="244" heig

What’s Salesforce Doing At CES?

Later today, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff will be giving a keynote speech at CES. That might be a surprise to some, considering that the trade show usually has keynotes from folks like Microsoft's Stev

Entering The Land Of Hardware Startups: Live Coverage Of CES Day 2 Begins Now!

It's a brand new day and the sun is high. So ready yourself for yet another eight hours of TechCrunch live streaming coverage from the CES showroom floor. Yesterday was exciting, especially visiti

The Great CES Keynote Debacle: Qualcomm Had To Convince The World It Wasn’t An “Ingredient” Company

Going into this year's CES, Qualcomm had a hell of a problem on their hands -- how would a company that planned to talk about mobile chipsets of all things make its big keynote one to remember? As it

Makerbot Announces Improved Experimental 3D Printer, The Replicator 2X, New Apps, And API

We were lucky to have a few minutes to sit down with Bre Pettis of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Makerbot">Makerbot</a>. The company just announced an interesting improvement to the Rep

With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait

More than a few companies take up the fight against waterlogged gadgets (heck, there was one at ShowStoppers last night) but California-based Liquipel has quickly become one of the most interesting.

Ford Launches Its OpenXC SDK And Hardware Specs To Let Developers Access Its Cars’ Sensors And Metrics

Our cars today feature lots of sensors, but it's not easy for developers and hardware hackers to get access to all of this data, which is typically <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wik

The CES Show Isn’t Over Yet: Watch Team TechCrunch Live At ShowStoppers

Ah, ShowStoppers. It’s always a nice change of pace for us — just about two hours after the first day of CES has wrapped, companies come to us to show off their wares instead of the other way arou

Meet The Clarity Ensemble, The Phone That Closed-Captions Your Conversation In Real Time

Most of the time when we cover a new phone launch, it's all about something that's small, lightweight, fully-featured, and mobile -- and often it's aimed at the cutting edge of hip young consumers. Bu

The Zivix Jamstik Is An Absolutely Amazing Portable MIDI Guitar For Beginners And Pros

The surprisingly small and light Jamstik is, in short, one of the coolest things I've seen at CES Today. It is a MIDI guitar that is actually a musical controller. By playing and plucking the strings
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