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  • Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

    A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of comedians’ stand-up sets, with content from top names in the biz, including Kevin Hart… Read More

  • This crazy iMessage app lets you prank friends by putting words in their mouth

    This crazy iMessage app lets you prank friends by putting words in their mouth

    Got iOS 10? Want to mess with your friends? A hilarious new iMessage App called Phoneys lets you prank others by sending stickers that look exactly like iMessage text bubbles. And thanks to the new layering feature in the updated version of iMessage, you can place these stickers – which say things like “My political views are totally wrong” or “I have terrible taste… Read More

  • BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    If your early days on the internet involved dial-up modems, slow-loading pages, and low-res graphics, then you’ll get a kick out of a new app called BitCam. The app, which hails from Iconfactory, best known as the makers of popular Twitter client Twitterrific, lets you snap retro-looking images with your iPhone camera. But it’s more than that – the app itself is designed to… Read More

  • Apple Changed Its Site’s Code So The Word “click” Doesn’t Look Like…

    Apple Changed Its Site’s Code So The Word “click” Doesn’t Look Like…

    If you squint, you can see how the word “click” might look inappropriate. But Apple’s too prim and proper for that. So when it wanted the tagline for its new desktop operating system El Capitan to be “There’s more to love with every click”, it made a tiny, hilarious tweak to its website’s CSS code. By adding a little extra spacing between each letter… Read More

  • Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday

    Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday

    While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing. For $5 a pop. That’s right. The group behind the amazing and legendary card game Cards Against Humanity put nothing but a black screen and form to accept a credit card on their site this Black Friday: Why would people pay Cards… Read More

  • The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

    The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

    In one of the greatest examples of LittleBits engineering I’ve seen in a while, maker Sean Ragan made a little box that reminds you to take objects when you leave the house. You can place anything inside it – glasses, a wallet, your pills, the skull of a marmot – and it will ring a bell if you pass by it without taking the item out. Nowadays we’ve got more stuff… Read More

  • Smart Pipe Just Might Be The Best Waste-Based Startup Video Ever

    Smart Pipe Just Might Be The Best Waste-Based Startup Video Ever

    Have you been concerned about your waste? Is it full of enough protein? Full of too much weird stuff like metal shavings or cat hair? Now there’s Smart Pipe. The system connects to your plumbing and allows you to sense all of the good stuff leaving your body. It socializes feces. The product seems to be ready to ship and is about to Disrupt! your waste stream. Amazing stuff from an… Read More

  • HODOR!

    HODOR!

    Stop. the. presses. Yo, the ridiculously simple messaging app that lets you send a “Yo” to your friends and nothing more, has a new rival. (Or perhaps a more appropriate word would be “parody.”) Introducing Yo, Hodor. As the name implies, this recently launched app offers a different spin on the Yo concept by letting you virtually shout “HODOR!” to… Read More

  • The Reports Of Fire Phone’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The Reports Of Fire Phone’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

    The cynics among us believe that the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a flop. As Matt Haughey shows us in the above image, a phone attached to a product finder sounds like a mercenary mess, aimed at improving Amazon’s life and not ours. Our own Darrell Etherington believes that the price is too high at $199 (and a wild $649 for an unlocked model). Instead, he believes that it should cost… Read More

  • Print Your Own Offline Glass

    Print Your Own Offline Glass

    Remember a few months ago when I talked about the Offline Glass, a clever hack by a Brazilian ad agency that ensures that you and your good friends will be focused on chatting and drinking rather than futzing with your cellphones? Well now you can 3D print your own glass on almost any printer. Read More

  • Too Bad! Tickle, The App That Saves You From Awkward Situations, Doesn’t Really Exist

    Too Bad! Tickle, The App That Saves You From Awkward Situations, Doesn’t Really Exist

    Stuck in an awkward situation? A newly announced application called Tickle has been promising to give you an excuse to get away in the form of an urgent, but fake, phone call, which you can slyly activate just by “tickling” (rubbing your finger over) your iPhone. Sounds good, right? Well, it’s too good to be true, as it turns out. Despite what you’ve read in… Read More

  • Ben Horowitz’s Bitcoin Bet

    Ben Horowitz’s Bitcoin Bet

    Today in bitcoin ephemera I present this interesting bet between VC Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz and Felix Salmon, noted bitcoin curmudgeon. Ben has invested in multiple bitcoin startups while Felix has a really cool name and is a well-known economics writer. Read More

  • The FAA Shuts Down Beer-Delivery Drone

    The FAA Shuts Down Beer-Delivery Drone

    Ice fishermen on Lake Waconia in Minnesota were pleasantly surprised when a Wisconsin brewery, Lakemaid, flew a twelve-pack of their frothy suds over the icy wastes to their warm fishing cabins using a hefty, remote-controlled quadcopter. It was a match made in zero-degree weather: the brewery took orders and flew their drones out to the fishermen who, in turn, didn’t have to trudge to… Read More

  • Presenting The Funniest Vines Of 2013 (Thus Far)

    Presenting The Funniest Vines Of 2013 (Thus Far)

    It’s Friday in August and you know what that means: another episode in our semi-regular series entitled “Justify The Continued Existence Of Vine In The Face Of Massive Competition In The Video Sharing Space By Highlighting A Number Of Very Funny Short Videos By Vine Users!” Today we bring you the funniest Vines in 2013 so far, as chosen by some dude. Read More

  • TC Alum Drew Olanoff Talks To The Conan O’Brien Show About Google Glass

    TC Alum Drew Olanoff Talks To The Conan O’Brien Show About Google Glass

    It’s with a tear in my eye that I share this little snippet with you – our own Drew Olanoff, who now works at Yahoo! with most of the rest of Palo Alto, talking to Conan O’Brien about Google Glass. Drew (the Drewster we called him) runs through some of the cooler features including how to make a call, how to find directions, and, in the end, how to go with grace and dignity. Read More

  • MC Frontalot Brings Us Eine Kleine Nerdcore

    MC Frontalot Brings Us Eine Kleine Nerdcore

    TechCrunch favorite MC Frontalot and filmmaker Caly Monardo have created a video for “I’ll Form The Head,” a rap song about a Voltron-esque group of heroes fighting a worm monster in their rhino robotic vehicles. Each one wants to form the head, and they explain this in surprisingly eloquent terms. Read More

  • Finally, Someone Figured Out How To Use Vine

    Finally, Someone Figured Out How To Use Vine

    Will Sasso, it is said, is an actor. If you were to, say, look for all of his Vines, you would also discover that this is the only man in the entire universe to use the medium correctly and, what’s more, you will laugh all day long at his tiny, tiny videos. Read More

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