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Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available

32 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store first debuted in July of 2008. Show More Summary

Watch This X-Wing Make It To Space In Star Wars Premiere Ticket Bid

An X-Wing has made it to space in real life, thanks to a project by a two-person space photography outfit from Essex, UK launched as an attempt to get tickets to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens VIP premiere. Project Helium Tears, which...Show More Summary

Discover Signs On With Apple Pay

Credit card provider Discover will join Apple Pay’s ranks beginning this fall, the company announced today. Apple Pay already supports cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and with Discover, it will reach the overwhelming majority of cardholders in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense

The world around us is screaming with signals our original five senses don’t detect. Unlike some snakes, we can’t sense infrared with our naked eyes and unlike ducks and geese, we don’t have a native intuition for magnetic fields. But we’ve got pretty incredible brains, which we’ve used to craft ways to augment our five basic senses for a very long time. Read More

An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Show More Summary

Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Show More Summary

Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners

As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist. The sessions allow customers to learn about their new device and be walked through its features, as well as have the opportunity to ask… Read More

iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Suggests No Internal Chip Upgrades

Today is Apple Watch D-Day for a speedy few early adopters, with Cupertino finally shipping the first batch of its debut wearable to buyers. That means it’s also the day that serial repairers/tenacious teardowners iFixit get to crack open Apple’s latest sealed box and peer inside so we don’t have to. Read More

Say Hello To The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has landed, so to speak, with deliveries officially arriving to the first pre-order customers around the world. Apple’s first wearable device has enjoyed one of the longest pre-launch promotional cycles of any of its products, and with good reason – it’s a very different gadget from anything Apple has created before. Show More Summary

Hands On With PlayStation’s Virtual Reality Headset

Earlier this week, I had a chance to meet with Playstation R&D senior director Richard Marks for a hands-on demo with Project Morpheus, Sony’s attempt at making a virtual reality headset. Read More

Many Apple Watch Orders Will Ship Earlier Than Expected

Many customers who ordered the Apple Watch have been receiving email notifications alerting them that their orders are “Processing,” despite being told when they placed their order that they wouldn’t ship until May or June. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that many Watch orders will indeed be at their doors a lot sooner than expected. Show More Summary

Kano Co-Founder To Talk Building A Coding Kit Business At Disrupt NY

Sales pitches for products that aim to teach a new generation to learn to code arrive thick and fast in the inbox, these days. But one of the most polished entrants in this burgeoning space remains U.K. startup Kano, which Kickstarted its startup coding kit business at the end of 2013 — raising around $1.5 million from geeky parents to get the ball rolling. Read More

Blink, Offering Vision Tests On-Demand, Launches In New York

Anyone who has transitioned from blurry vision to the perfect pair of corrective lenses or glasses knows just what a blessing clear vision is. But going to get your vision tested can be time-consuming and annoying. And to make matters...Show More Summary

Makerbot’s Saddest Hour

In the process of growth, startups change. They change from scrappy three-person operations to behemoths with new employees rolling in daily. They go on hiring sprees and the founders no longer know the people sitting at cubicles outside their offices. Show More Summary

See The Specs Restyled By 3D Printing

The 3D printed future is looking increasingly cartoonish if this crowdfunder for one-piece flexible nylon eyewear is making a prescient design call. Called Mono, the designer specs look like they’ve been scribbled onto the model’s face with a Sharpie marker. Read More

Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat

If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won’t make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical...Show More Summary

A Pair Of Robot Hands To Help In The Kitchen

While robots have long been relegated to harsh environments like deserts and nuclear waste dumps, now they will hit the harshest environment of all: your kitchen. By using two robotic arms from a company called ShadowRobotics, a company called Moley has created a robotic chef that can chop, stir, sauté, and serve. Show More Summary

New Treadmill Tech Will Make Your Run More Realistic

A new technology from researchers at Ohio State allows runners to feel as if they are speeding up or slowing down naturally. The treadmill-based tech takes sonar readings of the user’s position on the belt and can tell when to crank things up or slow things down. Show More Summary

Smart Lock Pioneer UniKey Raises $10m And Looks Outside The Home For Growth

Way back in the year 2011 Phil Dumas’ company UniKey Technologies debuted its product on Shark Tank. It was a lock that used your smartphone as a key. Disruption! At the time smart locks were not really a thing yet UniKey plowed yet as the market exploded with similar products. Show More Summary

Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received...Show More Summary

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