Blog Profile / CrunchGear

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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Swarms of tiny, cute robots will one day bring you your phone, like this

Robots are taking over factories and warehouses, but their next stop might be your desktop or kitchen counter. These tiny “Zooids” work together at high speed to act as tools, display information, or move things around like little ants. Read More

The Husarion CORE2 is a brain for your death-dealing robotic projects

As we approach the coming robot apocalypse it helps to know your enemy. In most cases our enemies will be made by other robots and their alien engineering will be very difficult to understand. But if they use the Husarion Core 2 at least we’ll vaguely understand what we’re up against. Show More Summary

Automatic launches a new lower cost connected car adapter

Automatic went for a more expensive, but more full-featured offering with the 3G-enabled Automatic Pro earlier this year, but the new Automatic Lite delivers a more affordable connected car device with Bluetooth connectivity, at a lower...Show More Summary

Watch this autonomous Tesla drive from home to work on its own

Tesla announced Wednesday evening that all Tesla cars made from now on will have all the hardware they need on board to achieve full self-driving (though autonomous software will rollout later, with a cross-country demo planned for the end of 2017). Show More Summary

Tapping into photo history, the £449 Kodak Ektra smartphone puts camera mechanics front and center

In a week where there has been much talk about a new phone vying to have world’s best smartphone camera, another device focused on photos called the Kodak Ektra is also making its public debut (after being teased earlier this month)....Show More Summary

If you’re covering tonight’s debate from hell, CES will remind you of that other hellish conference in Vegas

Today has been a frustrating day. It’s time to book my flights for CES in Las Vegas in January, already. I’m currently struggling with Concur’s awful flight search engine to find a flight that won’t cost a good chunk of TechCrunch’s 2017 travel budget on January 2. It turns out it’s quite expensive to travel from Paris to Las Vegas right after New… Read More

Finally, a robot crib from Yves Behar

Yves Behar, designer of many round-edged objects, has at last turned his attention to the piece of furniture rated “most restful” by babies: the crib. His robotic, Wi-Fi enabled creation, called Snoo, also puts to rest the classic “what’s snoo with you” joke, since now everyone will know what snoo is and won’t ask. It had a good run, but it was probably time. Read More

Brain-computer interface lets a man with a spinal injury feel robotic fingers

“Index… ring… pinky… index… middle…” Nathan Copeland is telling a researcher which of his fingers he feels a touch on. But the researcher is touching a robotic hand, not Copeland’s, whose hand hasn’t felt a thing in over a decade. Read More

Could this be the end of Samsung’s smartphone reign?

Samsung is on the ropes. It pains me to say it but the Note 7 fiasco is probably going to hurt them more deeply than they’ll admit and I suspect we’ll see two or three quarters of slow growth thanks to Explode-gate. It’s bad. Consider the damage done to the brand. Show More Summary

Add Google Assistant to your phone by tweaking two lines of code

Want Google Assistant, but don’t want to spend your allowance on a Pixel? I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is you can get it with two tiny tweaks to a single config file — the bad news is you’ll need root access, and there’s no guarantee it’ll work on your phone in particular. Read More

Anker reveals details about its upcoming automotive brand, Roav

A few days ago we revealed an automotive product from Anker called Roav. At the time, it seemed the Roav was an in-vehicle heads-up display that looked a lot like the Navdy. Today, Anker reached out with additional details. Roav, when it launches in November, will be Anker’s automotive brand, with the Roav Dashtop as the flagship product. Show More Summary

The former head of mobile blog JKOnTheRun is suffering a heart condition and financial woes

I don’t usually post about other tech journalists but this is kind of important. A great guy, James Kendrick, started JKOnTheRun, one of the first tech blogs focusing on mobile devices. In the dark days of the early naughts he was a bright spot on the prairie, a star in the firmament. Show More Summary

The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life

Skagen is a Danish watch company famous for its minimalist designs and affordable prices. Now, for $215, you can add a little smarts to your minimalist wrist, a welcome bit of news for those who think the flat black slab of an Apple Watch is too flamboyant. Show More Summary

Here’s how The White House wants the U.S. to approach AI R&D

A pair of lengthy reports from the White House show that the administration is well aware of both the opportunities provided by and the obstacles holding back artificial intelligence. Its summary of the state of the art and dozens of...Show More Summary

Self-driving cars take to UK streets for first public road tests

Self-driving car startup and Oxford spinoff Oxbotica put a modified Renault car with autonomous driving tech on UK roads for the first time, in a  trial in England’s Milton Keynes at a very slow 5 miles per hour. It’s a tentative start,...Show More Summary

A Flint, MI university turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds

Kettering University unveiled this week an automotive proving grounds in a bid to lure companies and students to the Flint, MI area. The test track is on the school’s grounds, housed on land that once contained a massive General Motors’ manufacturing facility that was torn down and left abandoned. Show More Summary

MIT’s new software makes multi-material 3D printing easy

Using a mixture of different materials in 3D printing has been difficult for the user end, requiring basically a knowledge of programming and specific training, but new software developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to be the “Photoshop for 3D materials,” making it accessible to basically anyone. Show More Summary

IMAX’s first European VR center will open before the end of 2016

Huge movie company IMAX is focusing on smaller screens – but still keeping things immersive – with a push into public, shared VR experiences. The latest tentpole in that project is a brand new VR Center for Europe, one of multiple pilot...Show More Summary

Tile introduces a thinner, lighter version of its Bluetooth tracker, Tile Mate

Tile, the Bluetooth-connected lost item finder which recently rolled out a newer, thinner version of its flagship product called the Tile Slim, is out this morning with its latest, an update to the original Tile, now called Tile Mate. Show More Summary

Anker is launching a Navdy clone called Roav

Watch out, Navdy. Here comes Anker. The Chinese consumer electronic brand is about to release an in-vehicle heads-up display that appears to be similar in design and execution to the Navdy. The product is called Roav, and like the Navdy,...Show More Summary

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