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Sony Says It Has Now Sold More Than 30 Million PlayStation 4s

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

With the U.S. holidays incoming, Sony has picked today to reveal that it has now sold more than 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date — over 30.2 million to be precise — putting it well ahead of its rivals in the video games race. Read More

The Making-Of eleVR’s Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “Float” Is Fascinating

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

A company called eleVR, which does research in virtual reality and isn’t a gaming company at all, just shared a video for a virtual reality game they’re working on called ‘Float.” It’s a puzzle game and platform where you can visit floating islands to make them “come alive again.” You can play it on the HTC Vive only right now. Almost as fascinating as… Read More

Imagination Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Dev Kit For IoT

Another dev kit targeting developers and startups that want to build devices for the Internet of Things has launched on Kickstarter — although its maker, Imagination Technologies, is no startup, but rather an established company which licenses IP to chipmakers and counts Apple among its investors. Read More

For The Love Of All That Is Good And Holy, Please Buy A Swiss Watch

Times in the tiny Swiss watch ateliers are getting tough. While I originally assumed that Swiss watches would survive the onslaught of smartwatches, I was wrong. “To suggest that the iWatch will influence Swiss watch buyers is like saying...Show More Summary

DIY Computer For Kids Maker Kano Ships Its Build-Your-Own Screen Kit

Learn-to-code startup Kano is now shipping a 10.1-inch HD display to go with its keyboard plus Raspberry Pi DIY computer kit for kids. Read More

11 Awesome Gifts For Your Favorite 20-Something

As one of TechCrunch’s resident 20-somethings, I know firsthand that we’re not the easiest group of people to shop for. Do we want electronics, clothes, or stuff for our first post-college, real life apartment? To help you out, here are a list of 11 awesome gifts that any college student, grad, or newly-employed person would be thrilled to receive. Read More

PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Bundles Available At $299 For Black Friday

The console war is back for a new holiday season. Microsoft and Sony both announced sales for their gaming consoles. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are going to be available for $299 this weekend only for Black Friday. Read Mor...

How 3D Tech Is Saving The Animal Kingdom

Not since the extinction of the dinosaurs has Earth lost so much life. This time, however, it can’t be attributed to asteroids, volcanic eruptions or an ice age. Humans are the perpetrators. According to the Center for Biological Diversity,...Show More Summary

Samsung’s Gear VR Commercial Is Surprisingly Good

With the Samsung Gear VR hitting shelves and faces all over the place last week, the company ran a new commercial to promote it this weekend. I saw it during the 49ers vs. Seahawks game. It’s. Surprisingly. Good. After speaking withShow More Summary

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — are powered by gestures. The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like...Show More Summary

Atmotube Is A Tiny Pollution Sensor That Clears Up What’s In The Air You Breathe

Portable air quality tracker Atmotube aims to be the Waze for air quality tracking in your city. The device is a tiny tube that you can carry around in your pocket or put on a key chain to monitor the air in your environment. Atmotube links to a smartphone app that tells you if the air you are breathing is toxic to your health. Show More Summary

Gift Guide: 9 Excellent Back-Up Gifts For All The People You’ll Undoubtedly Forget

Every year it’s the same. You shop, you cross name after name off of your list, only to be handed a perfectly wrapped present by that one person you never expected to exchange gifts with. You’re empty-handed, palms sweating, with nothing to offer in return. Show More Summary

After Insane Startup Journey, Pillow Talk Hits Kickstarter To Let Long-Distance Lovers Share A Heartbeat

When I first heard about Pillow Talk, the wearable device that lets you stream the sound of your heartbeat to a loved one’s pillow, I couldn’t decide if it was bonkers, genius or somewhere in between. But after talking to Joanna Montgomery, founder of Little Riot, the company behind the product, what is clear is that the startup’s journey is just a little insane. Read More

Nabi Compete Is A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids

Fuhu, the company that makes the nabi tablets for kids – the ones with you immediately recognize thanks to their thick, red bumper – is today expanding into the world of wearables with the debut of the nabi Compete. This competitiveShow More Summary

Meet The Ticwatch, An Impressive Apple Watch Competitor From China

Apple may be killing it in China with the iPhone, but the U.S. firm faces a pretty impressive young competitor in the smartwatch space on Chinese soil. It isn’t running Android, but there is a Google connection. Read More

Apple Kicks Off iPad Pro Marketing With Ads Focused On Split-Screen And Pencil

Apple has kicked off iPad Pro marketing with ads airing tonight during Monday Night Football. Pun intended. The spots use a galactic theme similar to the one we saw during the iPad Pro event back in September and focus on two marquee features: the ability to run two full iPad apps side-by-side and the new Pencil stylus. Show More Summary

Xiaomi’s Second Wearable Device Tracks Your Sleep, Steps And Heart Rate For $15

Xiaomi’s much-speculated second wearable device is now official, after the Chinese company unveiled the Mi Band Pulse. Read More

Data, The Speed Of Light And You

We — humanity, that is — created 4.4 zettabytes of data last year. This is expected to rise to 44 zettabytes by 2020. And no, I didn’t make up the word “zettabytes.” For scale, it is estimated that 42 zettabytes could store all human speech ever spoken. One zettabyte is around 250 billion DVDs — almost enough fit the whole Friends series. Read More

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl,...Show More Summary

Drone Maker DJI Takes Minority Stake In Iconic Swedish Camera Company Hasselblad

On the heels of a $75 million investment from Accel, Chinese drone king DJI is putting some of its funding to use by making some investments of its own. The company this week announced that it would be taking a stake in Hasselblad, a camera maker from Sweden that focuses (!) on high quality equipment, often used in more challenging environments. Show More Summary

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