Archive for February, 2016

GoPro acquires Replay and Splice video apps to bolster mobile editing

GoPro has been having a rough time as its stock price has stumbled over the last few months. Its signature action camera is a niche product and competitors are releasing cheaper clones that replicate most of the same functionality. Now, GoPro has acquired two mobile video apps to offer a complete capture and editing solution for its users.

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Abner Li

February 29th

Apple

Mac

New York judge rules that the government can’t force Apple to unlock an iPhone

As Apple’s battle with the FBI drags on this week, a judge in New York has added a new wrinkle to the case. A magistrate judge in New York today has ruled that the government, using the All Writs Act, cannot force Apple to unlock an iPhone. This specific case this judge presides over is a drug trafficking investigation, which was mentioned last week as one of the more than a dozen other cases in which the government is asking Apple to help it obtain data from a locked iPhone.

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Chance Miller

February 29th

Apple

Mac

GoPro Spends 20% Of Its Cash On Hand To Acquire Two Video Editing Startups

21443484529_0b6d7d2083_k (1) GoPro today announced the acquisition of two startups to address one of the company’s sore spots: Video editing. Stupeflix and Vemory are the companies behind the mobile apps Replay and Splice, respectively. GoPro tells TechCrunch the company spent $105 million on the two companies combined and that all the employees from these companies will join GoPro’s ranks but work from… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 29th

Gadgets

Crosley’s First Direct Drive Turntable Doesn’t Disappoint

Record Player Left View The Crosley C200 is a great turntable, and I highly recommend checking it out it if you are in the market for a new record player. The design is great, the price is fair, it’s easy to set up, and it sounds wonderful. Read More

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Travis Bernard

February 29th

Gadgets

Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation

giphy You know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the heads of novice pilots, subjects can essentially learn to fly in a realistic flight simulator. The researchers discovered that “subjects who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head… Read More

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John Biggs

February 29th

Gadgets

Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

MSHoloLens_GroupShot_wAcc_WhtBG_V2_RGB When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it was clearly more than that and starting today, Microsoft will start taking pre-orders from developers who have applied for a unit. Developers who get an invite will be able to buy a unit for $3,000.… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

February 29th

Gadgets

Raspberry Pi 3 Launches — 50% Faster, With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And An Eye On IoT

pi3_angled_web A major new Raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM it’s being slated to offer a 50 per cent power bump over the Pi 2. But is still priced at just $35… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 29th

Gadgets

Is 3D Printing The Next Industrial Revolution?

3d printing It was in 1909 when Henry Ford, master of efficiency and standardization, famously said that a “customer can have a car painted any color…so long as it is black.” While the First Industrial Revolution introduced machines to replace hand labor, Ford helped usher in what was ultimately the principle of mass production; using those machines to produce large quantities of… Read More

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Filemon Schoffer

February 27th

Gadgets

HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR

HTC One M9 Rear + Camera Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it’s not ready to admit premium defeat — saying it has a new flagship device coming soon… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 27th

Gadgets

Mobile

Highlights From Mobile World Congress 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 2.49.44 PM This week, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016. We covered a panel about mobile ad blocking, Mark Zuckerberg talked about Free Basics and encryption, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we went hands on with the modular LG G5, and oh, by the way, tablets are dead. Here’s everything you need to know from the event. Read More

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Anna Escher

February 26th

Gadgets

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