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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

By | 23andMe, Ann Wojcicki, Apps, Ben Silbermann, Cindy Mi, disrupt sf, Disrupt SF 2017, Gadgets, Houzz, Mobile, Pinterest, Startups, TC, TechCrunch Disrupt, vipkid | No Comments

 TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors superstar forward (and also investor) Kevin Durant, Forerunner Venture’s Kirsten Green and Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun. Read More

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Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5

By | Apple, Apps, Gadgets, iOS, ios 11, Mobile, TC | No Comments

 Apple just dropped a brand new beta for your favorite iOS update of the year. While iOS 11 isn’t coming out until September, the company has been testing the new version for a couple of months already. I still don’t recommend installing the beta on a device you use every day, unless you’re willing to live with bugs, crashes and poor performance. The fifth beta is only… Read More

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Apple Pay is coming to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UAE and more banks

By | Apple, Apple Pay, Apps, Gadgets, Mobile, TC | No Comments

 Apple has been announcing a bunch of news about Apple Pay recently. The company is expanding its mobile payment feature more aggressively. As announced in yesterday’s earnings call, Apple Pay is coming to the UAE, Denmark, Finland and Sweden before the end of the year. Apple hasn’t shared any specific information about those new countries. For instance, the company hasn’t… Read More

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Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

By | activity tracker, Apps, Europe, fitbit, fitness, Gadgets, Health, TC, teenagers, Teens, tracker, wearable devices, wearable technology, Wearables | No Comments

 Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK found groups of teenager…

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Cute robot Kuri will also work as your family videographer

By | Apps, Gadgets, Kuri, Mayfield Robotics, Mobile, Startups, TC | No Comments

Kuri We’ve written several times about Kuri, a self-driving robot that responds to voice commands. But there’s a big question that still hasn’t been answered. As Chris Matthews, vice president of marketing at Mayfield Robotics put it: “What does Kuri do?” In other words, we know that Kuri is cute and fun, but why would someone pay $799 for it? The answer — at least… Read More

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GoPro’s CEO believes a simple video editing app holds the key to the company’s future

By | Apps, Gadgets, GoPro, quikstories, TC | No Comments

 Nick Woodman believes QuikStories represents the path forward for GoPro. The company’s founder/CEO doesn’t hold back. “You can say this is the biggest thing we’ve done to simplify the experience of sharing video since the invention of the GoPro itself,” he says matter of factly. Investors haven’t always agreed with his decisions, but his unbridled enthusiasm… Read More

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Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers

By | Apple, Apps, Gadgets, iOS, ios 11, Mobile, TC | No Comments

 Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device just yet. You don’t want to risk having your phone become useless. The beta 4 is only available if you’re a registered developer for now. While Apple also has a public beta program, the… Read More

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Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

By | Apps, Augmented Reality, Gadgets, indoor mapping, Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Mobile, Path Guide, TC | No Comments

 Indoor mapping is one of those problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls across the world? Microsoft Research has produced an indoor navigation app that keeps things simple, using existing sensors and the fact that people already go most of the places you want… Read More

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