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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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EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders

By | border searches, EFF, Gadgets, Mobile, privacy, TC, US customs | No Comments

 The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders — describing these as “highly intrusive forays into travelers’ private information”. 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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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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Apple paid Nokia $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement

By | Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Nokia, patent, TC | No Comments

 After a quick fight, Apple and Nokia settled a patent lawsuit back in May. But the two companies didn’t comment on the value of this settlement. While terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Nokiamob first spotted that Nokia announced that it has received a $2 billion upfront cash payment from Apple (€1.7 billion). This seems like quite a lot of money, but Nokia won’t get $2… Read More

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Timekettle’s WT2 real-time translation earpieces enable ordinary conversation across language barriers

By | Gadgets, Mobile, Startups, TC, Translation | No Comments

At TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen last month, we had a chance to test out the WT2, a clever and ambitious device from startup TimeKettle. It’s a pair of wireless earpieces; each person in a multilingual conversation wears one, and they translate what’s said into the language spoken by each participant. Essentially it’s a Babel fish, though admittedly a rough draft of one. Read More

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BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

By | Buzzfeed, Food, Gadgets, Media, Mobile, tasty labs, TC | No Comments

BuzzFeed One Top Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order. It sounds a little weird for a digital media company to try to sell you a fancy hot plate, but this is part of BuzzFeed Product Labs, which was created last year following the acquisition of e-commerce startup Scroll. The team’s goal is to… Read More

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