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WACAO is an assistant that can summarize and translate your WhatsApp chats

If you’re a heavy WhatsApp user, you know how hard it is to keep up with incoming messages – especially if you step away from your phone and group conversations for a few hours. A new assi

Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here!

They’ve worked through the night. They’ve toiled over their computers, powered by energy drinks and beer, to build something brand new in a matter of 24 hours. And now, the fruits of their

More free Hackathon tickets for Disrupt Berlin available now

Wow, that was quick. Six days ago, we released a batch of free tickets to the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon and — faster than you can say auf wiedersehen — they were gone. But fear not, we’ve got you

Early-bird ticket pricing for Disrupt Berlin ends tonight

This is it, folks. At midnight tonight, Berlin local time, the countdown clock for early-bird tickets to Disrupt Berlin runs out. And when that countdown ends, so does your chance to save 30 percent o

First batch of free Disrupt Berlin Hackathon tickets available now

Aufmerksamkeit, menschen! You know what makes Disrupt Berlin Europe’s premier tech conference for startups, entrepreneurs, investors and hackers more exciting (who knew that was even possible)? Free

Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some o

ARAD helps developers get ads in their augmented reality apps

ARKit and other augmented reality tools are going to make the experience more and more popular among developers and users — but, like any new platform, there probably won’t be a sophisticated

Alexa Shop Assistant directs you to the right aisle, answers product questions

Can Alexa help shoppers in large, retail stores where store associates are spread out and often hard to find? That’s the premise behind the hack, “Alexa Shop Assist,” presented today

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles. Software engineer Mike Bor

MythQuiz builds Alexa tutor at Disrupt Hackathon

Most people use Amazon’s Alexa to answer their questions, but what about using it to test what you already know? That’s the idea behind MythQuiz, an audio flashcard platform. It was creat

The engineer behind the Not Hotdog app from ‘Silicon Valley’ put a lot of thought into AI

It would have been easy for a show like HBO’s Silicon Valley to show off a machine learning app that classifies hotdogs with some clever post processing — drop in some fake static screenshots

Crunch Report | Lyft and Waymo Partner Up on Self-Driving Cars

It's the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt New York. Lyft and Waymo partner up on self-driving car technology, Sam Altman could potentially be running for governor of California and Apple acquires AI co

reVIVE wins the Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

It’s been a long night at Pier 36, the site of the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Around 750 engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only c

This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate

At the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York today, a team of sophomores from Rutgers University introduced a social robot, named Robota, to help teachers in special ed classrooms.

Cradle is an app that makes it easier for you to find and donate to charities

Is your money burning a hole in your pocket, and you'd like to use some of it for good causes, but you don't know where to begin? A new app called Cradle wants to help. Presented at the Disrupt Hackat

Confidant is an early alert system to help find missing people

Technology such as Facebook's Safety Check has massively helped with the challenge of identifying and finding people when they go missing, but it is anything but perfect. Confidant, a project develope

CityConnect shows you how climate change will impact your own home

We've all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can't visualize its effects. At the TechCrunch

EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight h

Building a smarter Hacker News

With only 24 hours to build an app, it's never easy to come up with a viable idea, nevermind build one that involves training a machine learning algorithm. Yet that's exactly what a team of four frien

‘Elderly Alexa’ helps families care for their remote loved ones via voice

Last night on Saturday Night Live, a spoof advertisement for an “Alexa Silver” poked gentle fun at how an Alexa speaker could be used with the elderly to do things like listen to their lon
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