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Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

i8-16 The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 29th

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ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

chargepoint 2 It will soon be easier to drive an EV along both coasts in the U.S. Thanks to a new partnership with ChargePoint, BMW and VW, hundreds of charging stations will be placed strategically along the East and West Coast of America. This will create a network allowing drivers to travel between Portland and San Diego and Boston and Washington D.C. ChargePoint already has a significant install base… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 22nd

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Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

puppy-glass Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device — at least in its current form. Google insists the product is still in development and it’s highly likely that a new version will eventually be released. News broke last week that the Google Glass will be pulled from the market and the project was spinning out of Google X skunkworks… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 19th

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This Desk Will Tell You When To Sit And When To Stand

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.25.19 AM Standing is better than sitting. Most of the time. Sometimes your body needs a rest and that’s where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play. Tome’s Jack Sigal stopped by the TechCrunch broadcast booth to show me how this desk can help me lose weight. Software and hardware developed by his new company is built into the Humanscale desk and chair and will send… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 11th

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TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

Trackingpoint-9 I arrived at a massive shooting range compound where a security guard promptly introduced himself as a retired police officer and not a friend of the media. I had to follow his self-proclaimed “diesel-guzzling pig” of a Dodge through the facility’s maze of shooting ranges to the edge of a canyon. It was a location that was straight out of the opening scene of Iron Man.… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 7th

Gadgets

With SkySpecs’ Guardians, The Drones Have Become Self-Aware

skyspecs SkySpecs has solved the biggest problem with drones: avoiding obstacles. With the company’s first product, launching today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield 2015, drones become aware of their surroundings and will automatically avoid objects. If a person walks towards the spinning blades of death, the drone will casually back out of the way. If there is a tree in the way, the… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 6th

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Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

nest-home Nest is today announcing significant new partners to its “Works with Nest” developer program. The new additions continues Nest’s quest to turn its product into the heart of a smart home. Among the new partners includes Lutron, Insteon, and Philips Hue. Each company built Nest products into its ecosystem. For example, now, with the Lutron intigration, home owners can… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 5th

Gadgets

Meet The Judges Of Hardware Battlefield 2015

robot-2015 We’re excited to announce the all-star investors, founders and makers judging the startups in the second annual Hardware Battlefield. From Martha Stewart, to 50 Cent, to Yves Behar, and many more, we’ve lined up 13 individuals who know what it takes to make a successful product and company. Over the three days of International Consumer Electronics Show, these judges will work… Read More

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Matt Burns

December 8th

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With Nook Device Sales Down 60% On The Year, B&N And Microsoft End Partnership

nook-color-xl Barnes & Noble today announced the termination of its commercial agreement with Microsoft surrounding the Nook business. This comes alongside word that Nook device sales and segment revenues fell sharply year over year. B&N states that ending the partnership gives the company greater “operational and strategic flexibility.” No longer partners in the Nook business, Microsoft… Read More

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Matt Burns

December 4th

Gadgets

With Nook Device Sales Down 60% On The Year, B&N And Microsoft End Partnership

nook-color-xl Barnes & Noble today announced the termination of its commercial agreement with Microsoft surrounding the Nook business. This comes alongside word that Nook device sales and segment revenues fell sharply year over year. B&N states that ending the partnership gives the company greater “operational and strategic flexibility.” No longer partners in the Nook business, Microsoft… Read More

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Matt Burns

December 4th

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