Gadgets

  • Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

    Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

    Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience — a lesson Microsoft is taking to heart. Today the company announced it will be opening a new flagship store in London — just a stone’s throw from the Apple flagship store. Read More

  • Karma’s next device is a Wi-Fi hotspot with built in Tor and a VPN

    Karma’s next device is a Wi-Fi hotspot with built in Tor and a VPN

    Wi-Fi hotspot maker Karma Mobility will this fall unveil a specialized version of its KarmaGo hotspot device that includes built-in security features, including support for private anonymous browsing through Tor, an integrated VPN, black listing, and ad blocking. For customers, the promise is a device that encrypts your web activity, hides your physical location and identity, and adds… Read More

  • Intel reveals its new 18-core, 36-thread “extreme” Core i9 processor at Computex

    Intel reveals its new 18-core, 36-thread “extreme” Core i9 processor at Computex

    At its Computex event in Taipei today, Intel unveiled its new Core X-series of processors. The debut of its latest high-end desktop CPUs wasn’t a surprise after plans were leaked earlier this month, but the series’ flagship model — the 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE —
    still makes a very loud splash. Read More

  • Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech Crunch Network

    Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech

    Archaeological records show humans have been making alcohol since at least 7000 BC. We figured out wine more than 6,000 years ago. By the time the ancient Egyptians entered the scene, brewers were making at least 17 types of beer. Nonetheless, it appears we are not done innovating: Booze-related startups continued to rack up funding in the past year. Read More

  • unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

    unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

    A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether inside the home or away. Shwartz, a serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea for… Read More

  • Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

    Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

    The next version of Apple Watch’s software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple released on Tuesday. This will let you do things like order an Uber, send a message through a chat application, make a payment, and more. The feature is one of a handful of enhancements expected… Read More

  • Unboxing six gadgets from CES 2017

    I had a great time out here at CES 2017 in Las Vegas — every once in a while I got to sneak away and walk around a little bit and check out the goodies. A little walking here, a little checking stuff out there. Sometimes I fell asleep under tables… it’s just the nature of the beast. Sometimes people wanted me to check out their product, but I couldn’t do it right away… Read More

  • 12 picture-perfect gifts for your photographer friends

    Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Read More

  • 10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover

    Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Cars are okay on their own but they can be better. We have the technology. And this is a gift guide of that technology. You can spend a… Read More

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