Blog Profile / CrunchGear


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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Today’s Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked

It’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerful enough to create smartphones and tablets. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify didn’t exist. Microsoft had just released the original Xbox and Windows XP. Read More

Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya’s Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal

After raising funds at a $1 billion valuation, gaming company Razer has confirmed its first acquisition. It has bought the software assets of Ouya; and it has acqui-hired the company’s technical and developer relations teams to expand...Show More Summary

Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7

Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores from August 7, making it the first independent retailer to stock the wearable device. Read More

The Internet Of Sound

How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound. Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Show More Summary

How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts — mostly split across research and software engineering roles. Show More Summary

Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgrade to a pair of wireless Beats Solo 2 headphones...Show More Summary

Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. Show More Summary

GoPro Beats In Q2 On Strong Demand For The Hero4 Action Camera

Today for its second-quarter financial results, GoPro reported $420 million in revenue and a net income of $35 million beating Wall Street estimates and swinging to a profit. Despite this the company traded down nearly 8 percent immediately following the release in after hours trading after closing up on the day at 62.04. Since then the company has pared its losses. Read More

Apple Music, App Store, Beats1, iTunes Experiencing Outage

Apple and MTV were supposed to announce the Video Music Award nominees. But it looks like many Apple services are down right now, including the iOS and Mac App Store, Apple Music (and Beats1), Apple TV, the iBooks Store, many iTunes services (iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U) and the Podcasts app. Read More

All Eyes Are On iPhone Sales For Apple Earnings, Not Apple Watch Sales

Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q3 2015. While everybody is asking for Apple Watch sales numbers, you shouldn’t expect Apple to break out this number. Moreover, as this is a first generation product, the Apple Watch won’t be driving the company’s earnings. Instead, the iPhone should be the star of the show, once again. Read More

Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of

It’s been a long time coming. French startup Lima is shipping its device to its 12,840 Kickstarter backers two years after raising $1.2 million on Kickstarter. This showcases the long and windy road for many hardware startups that launch a crowdfunding campaign too early. Read More

Where Are They Now? Battlefield Alumn FOVE Has Successful Kickstarter

We got our first look at FOVE, the virtual reality headset that’s controlled by eye movement, at Disrupt SF 2014. FOVE was one of the entrants in the Startup Battlefield, and while the company didn’t win the competition, there were definitely some good times ahead for the company that started in the academic collaboration facility at the University of Tokyo. Read More

Enabling Makers To Create “The Next Big Thing”

Makers have long been known as hobbyists or tinkers. However, with increased access to professional-grade tools, the maker movement is transforming business as usual. Through collaboration and connectivity, makers are inspiring innovation on a daily basis with the creation of smart gadgets, machines, robots and wearables. Read More

Smart Bed Startup Luna Joins Y Combinator, Has Raised $1.3M In Private Funding

Luna had a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, raising more than $1 million for a mattress cover that adjusts temperature, tracks your sleep and connects to other devices. Now the company is sharing more news. It’s part...Show More Summary

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Jolla, Eden, iPod touch, And HTC’s New Phones

Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. This week, we’re focusing on Jolla’s split, Eden’s on-demand tech help service, the new iPod touch, and HTC’s freshly revealed Desire smartphones. This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast is brought to you by John Biggs, Romain Dillet Natasha Lomas, and Jordan Crook. We… Read More

Your Phone Can Tell Whether You’re Depressed

You may think you know a lot about the inner workings of your phone, but your phone may have an even better picture of your mental state. A new study published yesterday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research by researchers from...Show More Summary

Tesla Is Making A Mystery Announcement Tomorrow

We just got the official word: Tesla is announcing something tomorrow. What is that “something”? We… actually have no idea at the moment. I’d love to say “YEAH! GET HYPED! NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT WILL BE SUPER INTERESTING!” for the sake of readership — but I can’t really do that, because Tesla is keeping details super sparse. Could it be that… Read More

GoPro’s New Camera Gets Torn Apart, Is Basically Impossible To Open And Repair

If you ran out to buy GoPro’s new cube-shaped, waterproof camera, a heads up: if it breaks, you best hope it’s under warranty. Opening it up and fixing it yourself is probably a bad idea. Why? Because even the folks at iFixit, who gut electronics all day every day, couldn’t get it open without destroying it. Read More

Xiaomi Outs A New 48-Inch Smart TV Set And — Surprise — A Water Purifier

China’s Xiaomi, the world’s third largest seller of smartphones with a valuation of over $45 billion, continued its push into the home with two new products unveiled today. The company outed a new version of its smart TV, alongside a water purifier, a new entry in its ever-increasing collection of connected home devices. Read More

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