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The LG G6 has a hidden face, and it’s impossible to unsee

c5sl1fjwmaaniti Images of the LG G6 leaked today and overall it looks like a solid phone with soft lines, very little bezel and a face on the backside made up of the dual lenses and power button. It looks surprised and maybe a little shocked. LG will likely reveal all the details of the phone next week at Mobile World Congress. Read More
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Matt Burns

February 22nd

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Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

Treasury Wine Estates' staff operating drones at a vineyard. Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for an undisclosed amount. Verizon says Skyward will help developers and businesses better create and manage drones that also happen to utilize Verizon’s mobile network services and infrastructure. TechCrunch is a property of Aol, a… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 16th

Gadgets

GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

gopro-karma-6-of-7 The GoPro Karma drone is now available for purchase. The camera maker today announced the general availability of the drone and at writing, it’s available from GoPro.com, and other retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Amazon. Buyers can opt for the Karma drone bundled with a GoPro Hero 5 for $1099 or $799 without a camera. This is GoPro’s second try at the Karma drone.… Read More

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Matt Burns

February 1st

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All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

chromebook pixel All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 23rd

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All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

chromebook pixel All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More

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Matt Burns

January 23rd

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Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailers

mario Nintendo continues to roll out Switch details. A lot of questions remain, but the company released the first game trailers. And boy do they look good. Watch the first set here. Read More

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Matt Burns

January 13th

Gadgets

GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

osmo-vs-karma-grip-5-of-7 The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This is the same handheld grip that shipped with the Karma drone — at least before the drone was recalled for battery issues. The Karma Grip competes directly with the DJI Osmo though both offer distinct advantages as I and.… Read More

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Matt Burns

December 4th

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GoPro to cut 15% of workforce in restructuring effort

21443484529_0b6d7d2083_k GoPro today announced the company will cut 200 jobs, about 15% of its global workforce. The company says this will reduce its 2017 non-GAAP operating expenses to about $650 million and will help the company fulfill CEO Nick Woodman’s stated goal of returning the company to profitbility in 2017. Company president Tony Bates is stepping down from his position at the end of 2016, saying in… Read More

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Matt Burns

November 30th

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Intel and Disney paint the sky

disney-drone-alt Disney World’s nightly fireworks might soon have competition. Drones. Hundreds of drones lit up with LEDs and they’re all controlled by one person. Intel turned to Disney to showcase its next generation drones. And these drones can do things fireworks cannot. Flying as a fleet, these Intel drones can paint the sky with three-dimensional images that twist and turn and come to life. Read More

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Matt Burns

November 17th

Gadgets

Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

robot-hardware-battlefield-469x266 CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

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Matt Burns

November 11th

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