TC Disrupt Hackathon

Last Mile Club helps you find fellow passengers who want to split a cab

At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Hackathon, a team demonstrated a new ride-sharing app called Last Mile Club, which aims to help travelers with the final leg of their trip – getting from the ai

The Autism Solutions bot helps autistic kids

With one out of every 64 American children being affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, it's a huge problem worth working on. Shriya Sreeju (aged 6) agrees. She presented the Pepper Robot-powered Autis

Waiter will wait on hold for you and call you back when a representative answers

Everyone knows waiting on hold for a representative sucks, and only a few companies have systems that will call you back when a representative is ready. The result is hours wasted and very often you&

Meter Maid Monitor fixes the most San Francisco problem ever

Possibly my favorite hack to come out of the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon is solving a so very San Francisco problem. Meter Maid Monitor uses high tech cloud magic to automate the game of dodging mete

PepperHealth can detect vitals and send out an emergency alert for elders in trouble

Pepper, the humanoid robot, is coming up with all sorts of ways to serve its human overlords, including in eldercare. The little rolling robot took to the stage at the Disrupt SF Hackathon today to sh

Fake Number Club is a bot for “it’s not you it’s me”

At the TechCrunch Hackathon today in San Francisco, Torrey Nommesen showed off Fake Number Club, the easiest way to someone down if they ask you for your number. If you call or text a particular numbe

Staying Up Late At The Disrupt London Hackathon

Dropping by the Disrupt London hackathon at around midnight, we expected to see many participants losing energy or flat-out asleep — and understandably so. Instead, almost everyone remained appallin

APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World

That meant if you wanted to add a service like taking a credit card, you needed to code it all manually. Today with a few lines of code, you can tap into some remarkable resources whether it’s

RoadView Hack Is A Black Box App For Cars To Settle Insurance Disputes Or For Social Kicks

YouTube could be filled with a whole lot more Police, Camera, Action!-style videos if this hack, put together overnight here at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 hackathon, keeps on rolling. The app buffers

Monkeying Around At The TC Disrupt Hackathon

It’s not often that we get to see the Crunchies Monkey. When he’s not busy shopping at the Facebook Store or taking a Lyft from Square to the TechCrunch office, he’s usually working hard to iden

StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs Students, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

Children are known for how much they love to play make-believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series

Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most

Financial advisory services often aren't targeted at the people at the lower end of the economic spectrum -- and arguably, those are the folks who really need money advice the most. That's where <a

SafeHouse Is A Legit Home Security System Powered By Ninja Blocks And Raspberry Pi

Using off-the-shelf hardware, SafeHouse aims to disrupt the home security space. Raspberry Pi and Ninja Blocks are used to build a surprisingly robust security system. As seen during their Battlefield

Hackathon Project Memstash Helps You Memorize Anything

Unlike something like Evernote, which helps you store and reference information, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon entrant <a target="_blank" href="">Memstash</a> helps you actually memo

From The Hackathon: Local Drunk Lets You Grab A Drink With A Local

This team at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon found a great idea to keep them motivated through the development. When you are visiting a city, <a target="_blank" href="">Loca

Bavarian Bookrocket Finds Books Related To Apps You’ve Just Opened

This hack comes from a pair of charming Germans who created an app to find books related to apps you just opened. For example, when you download or install an app - Word, Photoshop, Skype - it will au

Hackathon Contestant HeatData Obsessively Tracks How People Interact With Mobile Apps

It's become more clear than ever that analytics about how people interact with things -- from physical stores to television screens to websites -- are key for businesses to optimize their relationship

Hacker Returns From Wilderness Exile To Disrupt Sally Struthers

Peter Ma says hadn't switched on his HP laptop for nearly six months when he booted it up at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon yesterday afternoon. From May until August he backpacked alone in the S

From The Hackathon: Provides Peer-To-Peer Career Advice On Demand

At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, a presentation on stage was very polished and caught our attention. <a target="_blank" href=""></a> provides peer-to-peer career advic

Rise And Shine! Scenes From Morning At The Disrupt SF Hackathon [TCTV]

It was a <a href="">long and trying night</a> here at the <a target="_blank" href="
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