Garmin Goes For A Biathlon With The Multifaceted Forerunner 15

August 1
Garmin Goes For A Biathlon With The Multifaceted Forerunner 15
Advertisement As a long time runner, Garmin GPS watches are as beloved to me as a nice pair of trainers. I ran my first (and last) marathon with a Garmin watch that looked like a giant candy bar that had melted onto my wrist and have used their watch

AR Startup Daqri Hires Ex-Raytheon Exec Andy Lowery As It Expands Sales To Industrial Clients

August 1
AR Startup Daqri Hires Ex-Raytheon Exec Andy Lowery As It Expands Sales To Industrial Clients
Augmented reality startup Daqri sees a big opportunity for its "4D" technology to be used by industrial clients. To lead the charge into engineering and manufacturing businesses, the company has hired former Raytheon executive Andy Lowery as pre

Google Will Now Warn You When A Site's Mobile Version Is Broken And Dumb

August 1
Google Will Now Warn You When A Site's Mobile Version Is Broken And Dumb
We've all been there. You take out your phone to Google something. You click the first result. It starts loading the page you wanted- aaaand bam! You're kicked to the homepage of the site. More often than not, this is because the site you were trying

This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon's New 3D Smartphone

August 1
This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon's New 3D Smartphone
Rumor has it – and we've confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D effects courtesy of four front-mounted IR cameras. What wasn't known is how

Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies

August 1
Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies
"So hey, do you live around here?" could be replaced by silly selfies if Tinder's new Moments feature takes off. The swiping part of Tinder was always fun, akin to spotting potential lovers across the bar. The problem was ending up with a bunch

Sherlybox Creates A Network Storage System On Your Desk

August 1
Sherlybox Creates A Network Storage System On Your Desk
Personal cloud-like storage solutions are all the rage these days, what with the NSA reading our love letters and all, so desktop-based hard drives with some cloud smarts are a great way to get Dropbox-like performance with your own hardware. That's

It's The Security, Stupid!

August 1
It's The Security, Stupid!
It's 2014. Do you know where your security is? On Tuesday, Google published a full account of the current state of encryption in email, revealing that some leading providers like Comcast and France's Orange encrypted nearly none of the email that app

Core Gaming On Tablets Gets A $11.6M Mega-Boost In Super Evil Megacorp's New Round

August 1
Core Gaming On Tablets Gets A $11.6M Mega-Boost In Super Evil Megacorp's New Round
Just as it seemed like iOS and Android gaming was getting mature and maybe a tad boring, veteran game developer Bo Daly amassed a super evil mega-team of super evil mega-game developers to build a new startup called Super Evil Megacorp. They just sna

Meet The Judges For The Seattle TC Pitch-Off (And Get Tickets!)

August 1
Meet The Judges For The Seattle TC Pitch-Off (And Get Tickets!)
In one week, TechCrunch will invade Seattle. Matt will climb the Space Needle. I'll sip a latte at the original Starbucks. Maybe we'll squeeze in a stroll around Pike Place Market. And still, none of it will compare to the magic of the TechCrunch Mee

Mixify Launches Clubcast To Bring Daft Punk To Your House

August 1
Mixify Launches Clubcast To Bring Daft Punk To Your House
Daft Punk may not actually be playing at your house, but startup company Mixify has launched a new service, called Clubcast, and raised initial capital to bring DJs from around the world to your club or event. Mixify began as a live streaming service

Vodafone Publishes Highly Detailed Report Into State Surveillance Requests

August 1
Vodafone Publishes Highly Detailed Report Into State Surveillance Requests
Carrier Vodafone has published a report detailing the surveillance demands that were made on its users by government agencies and authorities in 29 of the different countries around the world in which it operates. The report covers the period 1 April

Apple iWatch Coming In October With Curved OLED Screen And Health Tracking, Says Nikkei

August 1
Apple iWatch Coming In October With Curved OLED Screen And Health Tracking, Says Nikkei
Apple revealed a lot of news at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, but it didn't discuss or show off any iWatch. Still, a new report from Japanese newspaper the Nikkei says that an iWatch is indeed on its way, with a targeted ship

Don't Become A Tech Company With Feet Of Clay

August 1
Don't Become A Tech Company With Feet Of Clay
Not so long ago, many big tech companies used to be startups with small engineering teams, a little bit of money in the bank and fast-paced development cycles. But when these companies grew, it became harder and harder to find a consensus and release

Watch Pepper, Softbank's Humanoid Robot, Dance And Accept Glowing Balls

August 1
Watch Pepper, Softbank's Humanoid Robot, Dance And Accept Glowing Balls
[youtube]O6Yk7uku6_Q[/youtube] As we approach the singularity, I think it's important to understand who will soon be changing our diapers, bringing us whiskey, and eventually enslaving us under a totalitarian robot rule. Meet Pepper. As you'll recall

Watch Microsoft's Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here

August 1
Watch Microsoft's Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here
Tune in on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 am PDT to watch Microsoft's E3 press conference. It's safe to say that Microsoft is once again the underdog in the gaming world. The PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One and Microsoft just retreated on its stance a

Watch Nintendo's Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here

August 1
Watch Nintendo's Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here
[youtube]YCZ734RshPA[/youtube] Tune in on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00 am PDT to watch Nintendo's E3 press event. For the second year in a row, Nintendo is not holding a traditional press conference. The company is forgoing the usual dog-and-pony show fo

Watch Sony's PlayStation 4 E3 2014 Press Conference Here

August 1
Watch Sony's PlayStation 4 E3 2014 Press Conference Here
Tune back on Monday, June 9 at 6:00 pm PDT to watch Sony's E3 press conference. Sony will also broadcast the conference in 40-50 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Last year, Sony's E3 conference was all about the PlayStation 4. The console h

OnStaged's New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It

August 1
OnStaged's New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It
Here's a thought experiment embodied in the form of an iPhone application: what if a social network featured the content first, allowing friends and other community members to read and connect with the post itself, before getting to see who wrote it?

Clouds Rise As Arista Networks Shares Pop 28% As It Raises $226M In IPO

August 1
Clouds Rise As Arista Networks Shares Pop 28% As It Raises $226M In IPO
Box may have delayed its IPO but not all enterprise tech companies based around cloud business models are seeing rainy days. Arista Networks today made its debut on the NYSE, and its shares popped 28% at the opening as it raised $226 million in its I

Microsoft's Xbox One Controllers Now Work With PCs

August 1
Microsoft's Xbox One Controllers Now Work With PCs
I've been gaming on a PC lately, and despite some initial frustration, it's been fun overall. But I've also been using an old Xbox 360 controller, even though I have and love Xbox One controllers now for the overpriced Netflix box + Kinect I somewhat