Blog Profile / CrunchGear


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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon. Show More Summary

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s...Show More Summary

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Platform With Johnson & Johnson

Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve “capabilities, intellectual property and expertise” from both companies, and will involve Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, maker of medial devices. Show More Summary

mDrawBots Will Draw On Your Wall, Floor, And Eggs

mDrawBots, a Kickstarter project from MakeBlock, are very reminiscent of old-timey Erector sets with one interesting difference: these robots can actually do cool stuff. Designed to be customizable, the kits allow you to build robots that will draw on walls, floors, and even draw sassy little faces on eggs. Show More Summary

TC Droidcast 43: HTC One M9 And… Facebook?

This week, Chris Velazco joins us to discuss the HTC One M9, which he got to review over at Engadget. The company’s new smartphone looks pretty similar to last year’s model on the outside, but HTC also revamped the camera. I’d argue that this is hardly the time for modest upgrades for HTC, but Chris gives us some insight into what they were thinking. Show More Summary

The Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Phone Into A Mobile Video Rig

The Beastgrip Pro is a rig system for your phone that lets you take better photos and video by adding stability, mics, lights, and lenses. Read More

All 650 UK House Of Commons Members To Get An iPad Air 2

Apple’s iPad Air 2 is getting its own ‘Oprah moment’ in the UK today, as all 650 Members of Parliament in the UK House of Commons members are getting the devices following the general election coming up in May. Already, about 209 ofShow More Summary

August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company’s tally up to $50 million, the company’s co-founder Jason Johnson told TechCrunch. August’s Smart Lock attempts to reinvent the front door and rid the world of physical keys by relegating that duty to a smartphone. As Johnson noted, “Hardware is expensive,” however the new… Read More

Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249

Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in Summer of 2015, is today available in retail locations for the first time. This is a relatively big deal considering just how few crowd-funded hardware products ever make it out of the lab and into a retail location. Show More Summary

Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May

The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an embedded camera. Read More

PlayStation 4 Gets Suspend And Resume, External HD Backups On March 26

Sony’s upcoming “Yukimura” update for PlayStation 4 brings the console one magic power that many players have been eager to get their hands on: The ability to suspend game play and resume  play right where you left off after putting the console into Rest Mode  and then waking it up again. Show More Summary

Inklet Adds Pressure Sensitive Drawing To Macs With Force Touch Trackpads

A new app update from Ten One Design available today brings pressure sensitive input via the new Force Touch trackpad to any drawing app on your Mac. Inklet 1.6, the latest version of adds support for the pressure sensitivity features...Show More Summary

The Jivr E-Bike Zips, Zooms, And Folds

The electric bike, like the electric car and, for some, electric underwear, has long been the dream of futurists. Many have tried to make a solid, portable, and foldable bike and many have failed. Perhaps Jivr hasn’t? This chainless bike was created by a Polish inventor Marcin Piatkowski. Show More Summary

Android’s Smart On-Body Unlock Function Could Eliminate A Longtime Headache

Android users are beginning to see an option for on-body detection in version 5.0 and up, which lets you unlock your device once, and then have that unlock grant you continued access without having to re-enter your pin, so long as the smartphone or tablet never leaves your person. Show More Summary

YC Graduate GiveMeTap Offers Free Water, Footfall Data For Stores, AND Helps Africa

Despite the growth in reusable water bottles, keeping them refilled is tough. Ironically, consumers either end up buying a plastic bottle of water, are forced to use a toilet to refill, or feel obliged to buy something from a store before asking for a refill of water. Show More Summary

Dear Teacher, A Video Game Developer Is A Real Job And Should Be Celebrated

Today was career day at my son’s school. He’s seven. Like every other seven-year-old, he lives for Minecraft and wants to be a video game developer. And so today he donned his favorite Minecraft shirt and proudly went to school as his favorite video game developer, Markus Persson. Show More Summary

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary

2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

The marquee feature on this computer, though, might be the Force Touch trackpad, which combines Force Touch input and Apple’s unique ‘Taptic’ haptic feedback engine – it’s the first Mac to ship with the new trackpad, and the first chance user have to try it on for size. Video Review Basics 13.3-inch 2560 x 1600, 227 PPI IPS LED display 2.7GHz dual-core Intel… Read More

New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC

Apple had Apple TV news at its most recent special event, but it wasn’t the new Apple TV hardware some expected. That refresh is coming in June at WWDC, however, according to Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, and alongside it we’ll finally...Show More Summary

Watch Magic Leap’s Video Of Seamless Augmented Reality Office Game Play

Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently “playing in the office” right now. The interface, which includes non-game interaction...Show More Summary

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