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by brian heater

 After nearly 30 years of dutiful serve to New York City’s Apple community, Manhattan-based retailer Tekserve will be closing its doors for the last time later this summer. It’s yet another sign of the times for a computer market that has shifted...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 Tesla announced today that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a recent fatal crash of a Model S with the company’s Autopilot feature activated. The carmaker has offered an account of the event in a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 With the Juno mission set to arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, NASA did what any reasonable space agency would to celebrate the momentous occasion, teaming with Apple to release a short film and enlisting artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails’...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 A good Furby doesn’t die, it just runs out of batteries. And maybe, if you’re lucky, it evolves every few years or so. Back in 2012, Hasbro brought the cuddly little iconic monster back from the toy grave with an electronic update. A few years...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that it will be offering up unlocked versions of both the Galaxy...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf drone hardware from DJI. The system, which started as a pet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 There’s little question that we’re living in the midst of a hardware startup renaissance. Crowdfunding, low cost components, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing – the stars have aligned perfectly to facilitate a golden age for innovative...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it’s worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Likely best known for its low cost 3D printing/scanning all-in-ones, hardware maker XYZprinting is making its first focused play in the education space with the da Vinci miniMaker, a $229 device designed to offer up entry-level desktop 3D printing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 In a move that is both altogether unexpected and entirely predictable, Amazon is announcing this morning that it will bringing the same on-screen ad subsidized price cut its been offering on its own Kindle products to third party devices. As of this...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 The folks at Bose are putting a DIY spin on the sometimes staid world for Bluetooth speakers, with a kit designed to show little ones the big wonders of electronics. The Speaker Cube is the first entry in the company’s new BOSEbuild line, featuring...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 Looks like it won’t be too much longer until US users can get their grubby paws on Motorola’s forthcoming fourth-gen Moto G. Announced last month right around Google I/O, the baseline G4 will be arriving on Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.com, and various...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the States with a string of high-quality handsets, but, as with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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