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  • Fly Or Die: iPhone 6s

    iPhone 6s | Fly or Die

    [tc_aol_on code=”519101935″] We’re back with a special TechCrunch Disrupt SF edition of Fly or Die, where we had an early preview of the new iPhone 6s. As is now routine with iPhone releases, the 6s is an off-year incremental upgrade, focusing on upgraded internals instead of exterior aesthetics. The most notable upgrade is probably the rear-facing camera, which is now… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Amazon Echo

    Amazon Echo | Fly or Die

    Upon first hearing about the Amazon Echo, a device that sits in the home and receives voice-powered commands, I wasn’t even remotely convinced that this could be a good idea. For one, the idea of Amazon listening to every word I say was disconcerting, and voice-powered computational tools (such as Siri and Google Now) have yet to really impress me. But in practice, the Amazon Echo is one… Read More

  • Withings Activite | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Withings Activité

    With the Apple Watch dominating the news cycle, it’s easy to forget about the smart(ish) watches that have come before it. But while intelligent time pieces will come and go, I’m still deeply attached to my Withings Activité. The Activité is perhaps the only attractive smart watch. Apple Watch fans will blast me in the comments, but I maintain my stance: the Activité is a… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: HTC One M9

    HTC One M9 | Fly or Die

    The HTC One M9 isn’t all that different from its predecessor the M8 — it still has a premium though relatively thick design, but it upgrades in the camera department as well as in general processing speed. But does it stand out? Biggs feels that the One M9 isn’t suited for the current competitive landscape, given the recent release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge &mdash… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge

    The Samsung Galaxy S6, and its much prettier twin the Galaxy S6 Edge, are due on the market shortly as two of the most hotly anticipated Android phones out there. But do they live up to all the hype? John Biggs reviewed both devices and came away significantly impressed with the upgraded design, especially that of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The specs on the devices are nearly identical: 5.1-inch… Read More

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

    The Lenovo Yoga Tablet Pro 2, while long-winded in name, is pretty interesting when it comes to form and function. The kickstand-equipped tablet offers pretty standard capabilities, with a 13.3-inch (2560×1440) IPS display, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and an added surprise. The 13-inch tablet also comes with a built-in Pico projector so that you can… Read More

  • Canary Home Security | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

    The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems. Canary is one of the most affordable and attractive options on the market, offering a single system that offers monitoring of everything from… Read More

  • Jamstik+ | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The Jamstik+

    We’re back after a long break and I bet you missed our mugs on TC’s Fly or Die. This week we present the Jamstik+, a surprisingly cool little musical instrument that immediately got Jordan a-humming and a-strumming. You can take a closer look at the Jamstik+ here but, generally, you’re looking at a mini-guitar that is actually a MIDI keyboard. By playing this thing as you… Read More

  • Moto Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto X

    The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel. But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, it… Read More

  • iPhone 6 Plus | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

    There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the new golden child of Apple’s product line, bigger, thinner and more beautiful than ever. However, the size may just be detrimental to people who have smaller hands and can’t easily handle the large, slippery iPhone. And then there was all the #bendgate stuff. Read More

  • iPhone 6 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6

    We’re back with a new episode of Fly or Die and armed with the latest iPhone. Will John and I, longtime Apple users, give the iPhone 6 the green light? Read More

  • OhMiBod & Autoblow 2 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Sex Toys

    This episode of Fly or Die, focused on two different sex toys, may seem straightforward, but John and I actually learned a lot. We realized that not all sex toys are created equal, especially when you’re weighing sex toys for girls against those for boys. Read More

  • Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The New Foursquare

    As you might have noticed, Foursquare made some big changes this summer. The first was the introduction of a new check-in based social app called Swarm, and the second hit last week with the debut of the brand new Foursquare. Read More

  • Tinder Moments | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

    Last month, Tinder launched Moments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.” That said, we took a close look at the feature for Fly or Die. Read More

  • LG G Watch | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: LG G Watch

    Like anything in this world, the LG G Watch has its pros and its cons. It’s LG’s first venture into smartwatch territory, meaning that the company is just now figuring out its design aesthetic in the space. That said, it looks and feels surprisingly nice, with options for both black and gold. Read More

  • Adobe Ink & Slide | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Adobe Ink & Slide

    The Ink and Slide are Adobe’s first foray into the hardware world, comprising a special stylus and a digital ruler. Paired with the Adobe Line app, users can draw and use the ruler to create perfect shapes and straight lines. Read More

  • Yo | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Yo

    You might have heard of Yo. It’s a new app that has one singular function: it sends the word “Yo” to your friends. The app saw 50k downloads before ever officially launching and has received $1 million in funding. The idea here is that the sender, and the time of day, and the circumstances surrounding the Yo provide enough context to not need anything else. The company… Read More

  • Swarm by Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Swarm

    Swarm is foursquare’s latest iteration of the check-in based location service, with a whole lot more social baked in. The idea of Swarm is to give you a sense of who’s near you, who will be near you, and some ideas for things to do. It’s oddly addictive, which is a lot coming from me, as I’ve never even dabbled at the original foursquare. Still, that’s not to… Read More

  • Surface Pro 3 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    Forget everything you thought you knew about the Microsoft Surface tablet, as the latest generation of the Windows-powered Surface Pro is a clear step up from the Microsoft slates of yore. In terms of specs, the 12-inch tablet packs a Core i7 processor, and is thinner, lighter, and more powerful than anything Microsoft has put on the table. The Surface Pro 3 also sports a brand new… Read More

  • Omate TrueSmart | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Omate TrueSmart

    In a year, we’ve gone to having one or two startup smartwatch companies to a sea of offerings before us, from companies as big as Google all the way down to Omate, a startup looking to make your wrist as brilliant as possible. At its core, the TrueSmart is likely one of the most powerful smartwatches on the market. Powered by Android 4.2, the TrueSmart has its own SD card and SIM… Read More

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