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Meet Jeremy Cowart, A Photographer Who Snaps The Homeless With A High-Tech Light Ring And Cellphone

Some folks look away from homelessness. Jeremy Cowart looks straight at it, with kindness. Cowart is a Nashville-based celebrity photographer and founded Help-Portrait, a global event that invites photographers to shoot and print portraits...Show More Summary

TC Droidcast Episode 32: Year In Review… Chickichuuu!

This week’s all about 2014, the year that was. We’re on the way into the holidays, but we wanted to take one last look at the hits of the past year in Android, including Lollipop, the HTC One M8, the OnePlus One and the LG G3, to name just a few. Show More Summary

Apple Patents Reverse AirPlay For Streaming From Apple TV To iOS Devices

Apple has a new patent, awarded by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which details reverse AirPlay – beaming content from your Apple TV to your iOS device, instead of the other way around. The system details remote viewing for iOSShow More Summary

Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

Apple was the subject of a recent investigative report by BBC’s Panorama program, which presented as part of its findings various instances where suppliers of the Mac maker violated Apple’s own stated standards for its partners. TheShow More Summary

Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Show More Summary

Pebble 2.3 For Android Brings Interactive Notifications, Will Work With Android Wear-Ready Apps

Pebble’s upcoming Android software release will introduce support for directly replying to messages and performing other actions right from the watch based on inbound notifications. The 2.3 software update effectively makes Pebble compatible...Show More Summary

Meet The Somabar, A Home Bartending Robot With Class

There once was a man from Blue Grouse Who wanted to become fully soused He got in his car And went to the bar And wished he had stayed in his house. “A robot I need,” said he. “To prepare a tipple for me.” He bought some steel rods And some whiskey pods And started to work on his spree. The robot he made is a thrill It spits out your booze with a chill Called the… Read More

Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside his owners with gleeful abandon. Derby’s front legs have been augmented with two blade-like attachments that Who’s-a-Good-Boy uses to run and scamper. Show More Summary

Runtastic Uses Oculus Rift To Give Your Real-World Workout A Virtual Kick In The Pants

Fitness tracking app Runtastic has developed a proof-of-concept piece of software for Oculus Rift VR headsets that allow the user to do a real 7-minute workout, while experiencing a virtual environment at the same time. The new software...Show More Summary

Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

Shove over Tinder. Swiss startup Blinq has come up with a new twist on the dating app. The startup is incorporating beacon proximity technology into the mix so singles can do more meeting IRL and less swiping — thanks to select venues being kitted out with Blinq’s Estimote iBeacons. Read More

Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

Customers looking for more payment options for that next Mac or iPhone just got a new choice – PayPal. The online payments giant is now available at checkout on Apple’s online retail channel in both the U.S. and U.K., and Apple is also...Show More Summary

Kinsa Raises $9.6M Series A For A Smart Thermometer That Tracks The Spread Of Illness

Kinsa, the company behind the world’s first app-enabled, FDA-approved smart thermometer, has today announced the close of a $9.6 million Series A financing round with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, FirstMark Capital, and Andy Palmer, among others. Show More Summary

Hemingwrite Modernizes The Typewriter With An E-Ink Screen And Cloud Storage

Distraction-free writing software is one of those things that seems unlikely to ever go away, despite the fact that I’m willing to bet 90 percent of users who buy it use it once and never again. A new hardware startup out of DetroitShow More Summary

Android Wear Gets Official Third-Party Watchface Support

Google is making good on a promise it made previously to the Android Wear community today, officially opening up watchface creation to third-party developers, complete with new tools, and a dedicated section of the Google Play app marketplace. The...Show More Summary

Using Moleskine’s New Smart Notebook Is Like Magic

We covered Moleskine’s launch of its new Adobe Cloud-enabled Smart Notebook, but after using one in practice, the tech has clearly merited another look. You can see a live trial of the entire process above, which takes under two minutes...Show More Summary

With Rumors Of Another Cellular-Capable Smartwatch, Let’s Hit The Breaks

OEMs, it’s time for a talk. I thought we could put this off for another few years, but it’s become apparent that, left to your own devices you’re not going to wait, so we’ll have to do this now. When a smartphone company sees dwindling growth potential and increasing performance and feature parity across a range of connected phone devices, and when customers and… Read More

New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

Apple has begun to transfer intellectual property over from PrimeSense, the Israeli firm it acquired last year. The company was a key partner to Microsoft, which licensed its tech to create the Kinect 3D motion sensing camera, which allows users to interact with Xbox and PC via gesture control. Show More Summary

TGI Friday’s Mistletoe Drone Injures Photographer In Brooklyn

The following sentence has never been written in the history of human language: A mistletoe-toting drone flying in a crowded Sheepshead Bay TGI Friday’s restaurant cut a photographer’s face after it careened out of another reporter’s hand. Show More Summary

Hands On With Sony’s PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Console

Sony has a new version of its PlayStation 4 console going on sale soon, which is limited to only 12,300 units globally, and which comes in the original gray color of the first PlayStation hardware. The anniversary edition will retail...Show More Summary

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Google Glass + Intel, And Star Wars

Friday is a beautiful thing, and this morning’s podcast celebrates that. Pioneer released a new version of its in-car AppRadio system that integrates CarPlay, and the WSJ reported that Intel would replace TI under the hood of the next version of Google Glass. Meanwhile, the tech world is salivating over the new Star Wars trailer. Read More

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