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Pebble Debuts Its First Round Smartwatch With The Pebble Time Round

Pebble, the company that arguably sparked the whole smartwatch trend with a $10M Kickstarter back in 2012, is shifting things up today. After years of sticking with square-faced displays, the company is today introducing its first round-faced smartwatch.<p>It’s called, aptly, the Pebble Time …

The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

iOS 9 is now publicly released. It’s a subtle change but the system fonts of iOS 9 are now changed to the Apple’s new San Francisco fonts, replacing …

Apple Watch OS2 review: more app potential but killer feature still missing

Apple has updated the operating system of its first smartwatch with native apps, added complications and a few interface tweaks.<p>On the face of it, watchOS 2 changes very little. Fundamentally the Apple Watch looks, behaves and lasts as long as it did when it launched.<p>There are a few new watchfaces …

Smartwatches

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

LG gives us a glimpse of its upcoming cutting edge smartphone

LG is all set to hold its next big event in New York City this coming October 1st. Now we just have to figure out what the announcement is all about. All rumors point towards LG unveiling a new flagship handset, and the latest video seems to suggest said speculations are correct. Let’s take a look …

Mobile Technology

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Immune System

CrunchWeek: iPhone 6S Madness, Telling Time, And Instagram’s Growthsplosion

Hello internet aliens, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. As you can tell from the show, we spent the entire week in a warehouse talking about disruption, but have no fear, we’ve had our eyes and ears open about …

Fly Or Die: iPhone 6s

[tc_aol_on code=”519101935″]<p>We’re back with a special TechCrunch Disrupt SF edition of Fly or Die, where we had an early preview of the new iPhone 6s.<p>As is now routine with iPhone releases, the 6s is an off-year incremental upgrade, focusing on upgraded internals instead of exterior aesthetics.<p>The …

Net Neutrality And Modern Exchanges

Dave Lauer Contributor<p>Dave Lauer is co-counder and chairman of Healthy Markets Association.<p>A great victory was won earlier this year for supporters of innovation, competition and openness — net neutrality rules were adopted by the FCC. Those rules have recently come into effect, and we’ve already …

An Investor’s Journey To Future Science And Technology

Bryan Johnson Contributor<p>Bryan Johnson is the founder and chief executive officer of the neuroprosthesis developer Kernel and the founder of OS Fund and Braintree.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future<br>• Doing Good Tech Versus …

Live Broadcasting Is Too Important To Be Left To The Broadcasters

Jonas Vig Contributor<p>Jonas Vig is co-founder and CEO of Bambuser.<p>When we founded the mobile live video broadcasting service Bambuser several years ago, we embarked on a mission to democratize live video broadcasting — something that was available only to a select few, like BBC, CNN and other media …

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' nixes campaign on last-gen consoles

If you're still rockin' a PS3 or Xbox 360 and are looking forward to the next <i>Call of Duty</i> release, Activision dropped a bit of bad news. The studio announced that <i>Black Ops 3</i> won't feature a campaign mode on those last-gen consoles. Why? "The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player co-op Campaign design …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

PlayStation Vita TV hack gives you a way to play more games

If you have a PlayStation TV collecting dust in a cabinet somewhere, this might make it useful again. A user called "mr.gas" from the Hackinformer forum has detailed how you can tweak the device to play games that it's currently not compatible with. The best thing about the procedure is it's …

Creating A New Type Of Internet

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p><i>This article is Part 2 of a 3-part series on the battle to achieve world connection</i><p>Creating …

Aston Martin CEO: We won't build an SUV because 'boxes aren’t beautiful'

Earlier this year, Aston Martin raised eyebrows when it unveiled a new all-electric concept car. The swoop-y DBX Concept coupe took the auto world by …

A Personal Wind Turbine To Pack Up And Take Anywhere

Available in a range of sizes, the Trinity wind turbine can charge your phone while camping or provide electricity for your entire home.<p>When we think about energy efficiency on the go, solar-powered gadgets are typically the first to jump to mind. Solar-powered lamps, digital cameras and phone …

Open-Sourcing Data Is The Only Way Forward For An Advanced Internet Economy

David Low Contributor<p>David Low is head of developer advocacy at Skyscanner.<p>The founder of all that we survey on the web, Tim Berners-Lee, said on this site a few years ago that, “Data is the New Links.”<p>He argued that with the ever-expanding world of data-driven products, and the explosion of graphs …

BlackBerry confirms it will launch a new Android smartphone called Priv

BlackBerry has finally confirmed its intentions to launch an Android smartphone, after months of speculation and leaks.<p>In its second quarter financial results, BlackBerry today said it “plans to launch a flagship handheld device that will run on the Android operating system with BlackBerry …

Mobile Technology

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

What the golden age of travel was really like

This #tbt, we’re kicking it back to the golden age of air travel, when flying coach was all glamour. Passengers wore their finest threads, the meals …

Daily Deals: GTA V for $50, Amazon Black Friday TV Deals Come Early, Free Awesome Mix by Star Lord

Steal GTA V for $50<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deal<p><b>$10 off Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One</b><p>$10 bucks off (free …