Reviews

The Das Keyboard 4 Is The Hacker’s Choice

One of the defining images of the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s and 90s was William Gibson's cyberspace decks. Although never explicitly described, they seemed to be something like a self-contained

This Monstrous Linksys WRT1900AC Router Is For Folks With A Real Appetite For Networking

There are wireless routers, and then there are wireless routers with a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvel Armada SoC processor and 256MB RAM that supports USB 3.0 drive transfer speeds and has four massive anten

The Ultra-Dense Seagate Fast 4TB Portable Drive Is A Speedy Hunk Of Storage

With the rise of the cloud, external hard drives have nearly gone the way of the dodo. After all, who needs a fiddly, easily broken hard drive in an era of always on, high-speed Internet. But sometime

Garmin’s Vivofit Has Some Neat Features, But How Does It Compare To Other Wearables?

Garmin had the world by the tail. With their amazing in-car GPS devices and great sports watches, it looked like things could only go up. Until every phone on the market got a GPS chip and Google mapp

YC-Backed Orankl Gives Small Vendors The Same Tools As Amazon

Customer reviews are the backbone of sites like Amazon (where they have turned into a platform for some of the most inspired comedic writing on the Internet), but it can be difficult for smaller retai

Building On The Solidoodle 4, A Sub-$1,000 3D Printer With Solid Hardware But Sad Software

3D printer prices are falling steadily, something that shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with the vagaries of the electronics market. What cost a few thousand last year is now hovering at less than a

Minecraft, The Book

If you read one book this year about green pixelated monsters that were originally supposed to be malformed pigs, make it <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Minecraft-Unlikely-Persson-Chan

Hands On With The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer, A Rugged Printing Rig For Home And School

In the kennel of 3D printers, I'd equate the oddly-shaped and homegrown <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/RepRap">RepRap</a> printers to lovable mutts. The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/

The Makerbot Digitizer Is Nearly Magic

When I was a kid I was amazed by advances technology. I went to a friend's house when I was in fifth grade and his father had a PC - an <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Person

Trainspotting: Hands On With The Mondaine Retro Automatic Watch

This weekend's watch review is focused on the Mondaine Automatic, an older model that hovers right about the $500 price point - a rare departure into the bargain section for this series. The model I t

Weekend Watch Review: Grappling The Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk

Girard-Perregaux, to those not familiar with watch lore, is a watchmaker founded in 1791 and that now produces handmade, manufacture pieces in the mid- to high-level range. I've been a longtime fan of

The LUMOback Is An Infuriating, Ingenious Posture-Saving Device That May Drive You Crazy

As a quantified-self junkie and a huge slob, I enjoy attaching all manner of electronics to my body. That's why I was excited about the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lumoback.com">LUMOBack</a>.

Beating Up, Dunking, And Dropping The Olympus TG-2 Tough Camera

While we normally focus on flagship hardware on TC these days, I thought this new Olympus tough camera - an upgrade to the TG-1 released last year - was interesting enough to feature. Why? Because it'

Google Launches City Experts Program To Encourage Higher Quality Google+ Local Reviews

Google has quietly launched a new program called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/local/contest/cityexpert">Google City Experts</a> to encourage more high-quality local business ratings

A Newbie’s Impressions Of Logic Pro X

Pro-level audio and video software has always been daunting. While the average computer user knows how to operate them in a general sense (the advent of non-linear editing has essentially changed how

A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Jawbone">Jawbone</a> to upstarts like <a href="https://b

Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foo

Living In The Future With The Formlabs Form 1

"The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed," wrote William Gibson. He's right. Luckily, the future is mostly in my attic workshop. I've been lucky enough to have access t

Knotch Launches On iOS To Give Opinion Sharing More Color

Startup founders are apparently still holding out hope for the social recommendations space, and today, yet another app has launched with its own take on mobile opinion sharing. After three months in

HealthTap Buys Avvo’s Health Business, Looks To Become The Go-To Resource For Medical Advice, Info

Instead of anxiously searching Google or WebMD, people would rather turn to a real human being for answers to their pressing health questions -- preferably one who's been to school for 10 years. The p
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