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VIMEO CEO: This is what the future of television will look like

Trainor said in a video call that TV has actually made some substantial developments, getting "better and better in the type of programming that's being produced."<p>Vimeo recently signed a deal with HBO to pick up its original series "High Maintenance," which is about the life of a cannabis dealer in …

Televisions

TomTom put its navigation know-how to work in an action cam

TomTom, a company best known for its GPS gadgets and a line of watches for runners and athletes, is diving deeper into action sports. Meet the Bandit camera: a GPS action cam that'll beam footage to a connected smartphone. If you're in a hurry, and don't want to futz with proper edits on a …

Microsoft awarded patent for glasses that know how those around you feel

Technically Incorrect: A "wearable emotion detection feedback system" is exactly what you want from your eyewear, isn't it? It is. Don't you want to know how those around you really feel?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Every time your …

Body Language

Instagram launches music channel, @music

Instagramis a visual medium, but it's always been a favorite way for musicians to share snippets from life on the road, time in the studio or being a bridesmaid in a totally normal wedding.<p>Now the service is returning the affection with a new dedicated channel, @music. The channel will host artist …

TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1,400

So much for hopes that TAG Heuer's first smartwatch will cost less than its conventional counterparts. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG's parent company LVMH, says that the Android Wear timepiece will cost about $1,400 when it ships in October or November. That's in the ballpark of lower-end …

Selfie app Shots raises $8.5 million in funding, adds video feature

The selfie has become big business.<p>The photo sharing app Shots recently raised $8.5 million in funding from numerous backers, including Major League Baseball, said John Shahidi, the company's chief executive.<p>Additional investors in the San Francisco-based company -- founded by Shahidi and his …

Capital Gains: IVP Raises $1.4 Billion for New Fund, Oscar Joins the Unicorns

And a defense contractor bought your local high school's porn-blocker.<p>This week, one of venture capital’s biggest names raised its largest fund ever and a Peter Thiel-backed health startup reach the billion-dollar mark. Here’s the rest of what went down:<p>Defense contractor Raytheon is buying …

Venture Capital

Facebook successfully tests laser drones in UK skies

Social network prepares to use solar-powered drones with wingspan of a commercial airliner to beam internet access to rural areas<p>Facebook has been testing large, solar-powered drones in the skies over the UK, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced.<p>The drones use lasers to beam internet …

San Francisco

Pinterest’s predictive board picker on iOS and Android cuts repinning time by 10%

Pinterest‘s app for pinning pictures and other content to boards keeps getting popular, and the company’s programmers are constantly looking to improve the user experience.<p>In a blog post today, one of the company’s software engineers explains how a little feature he built at a hackathon while he …

Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell Will Give Disrupt NY The Real Deal On Virtual Reality

Oculus is getting ready to launch its consumer Rift virtual reality headset so at TechCrunch Disrupt NY I’ll be sitting down with the man who made it. Nate Mitchell is the co-founder and VP of Product at Oculus. While visionary Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe get a lot of attention, its …

Virtual Reality

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk has hinted at device to be unveiled this week, and analyst Trip Chowdhry sees big benefits for those who ‘always want to be connected’<p>Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport …

Tesla

Google sends a Glass-like mystery device through the FCC

Google <i>might</i> have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery "smart BLE" (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few telltale signs that it's one of Mountain View's wearables. Most notably, the product's digital FCC …

99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck

Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in …

Portland unbans UberX

Citing violations of its hired transportation rules, the city of Portland, OR sued Uber last December and temporarily halted the ridesharing company's operations within city limits. Now, after months of haggling with civic and community leaders, Uber has relaunched a "safer and more reliable" …

Concept car turns into a party pad for chill millennials

The Deep Orange 5 is part car, part party venue. The concept vehicle has double-hinged doors that open out like nightclub doors, allowing easy access to seats that can be reversed, turning it from car into social space. It's the creation of Clemson University's International Center for Automotive …

General Motors

Luxottica CEO says company is working on Google Glass 2.0

When Nest CEO Tony Fadell took over Google Glass back in February, he pledged to redesign the headset "from scratch." Well, it looks like that process is well underway. In a company meeting today, Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said the Italian eyewear company is working with the folks in Mountain View …

21 Best Apps for Business Travelers

The days of paperless travel are upon us, with digital boarding passes, e-confirmations and online travel booking on the upswing. Business travelers …

Apps

These Autonomous Drones May Soon Deliver Your Lunch (And Your Medicine)

Your Seamless order is floating above your house.<p>For the past few years, a startup called Matternet has been testing out autonomous delivery drones in developing countries like Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and Bhutan. Now, the company is getting ready to release a commercial version of the $5,000 …

Stop Calling. Schedule Local Biz Appointments With MyTime, Which Just Scored $9.25M

“I don’t know anyone who likes calling businesses. It’s not fast or convenient, and it definitely doesn’t feel like the future.” Mark Zuckerberg may as well have been explaining the need for MyTime when he said that last month about Messenger’s upcoming business chat feature. But while Facebook’s …

Startups

Google Maps lets you search for the Loch Ness Monster from your couch

Soon everything will be on Street View<p>On the 81st anniversary of the iconic Surgeon's Photograph — the fake image claiming to show the head and neck of the Loch Ness Monster — Google Maps will now let you search for Nessie yourself. Street View has been updated to include imagery of the …

Scotland

Aliyun, An Alibaba Unit, Is Building China’s First “Cloud Hospital”

Alibaba’s power doesn’t just stem from being the largest player in the world’s fastest-growing e-commerce market. The company also sits on hoards of data, gathered from its shopping sites, as well as its financial and cloud computing businesses. Now Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, has …

eCommerce

PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach and your brain

"Natural body identification" could one day replace passwords and other modern methods of identification, claims PayPal developer chief<p>PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification.<p>Jonathan LeBlanc, …

Tesla

Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

Ahead of the Apple Watch making its way onto the wrists of consumers, Apple has published a new support page detailing the device’s heart rate monitor. As we know, the Apple Watch includes a heart rate reader to measure a person’s intensity during workouts.<p>With knowledge of this intensity data, the …

Tesla

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anthony P. Lee is a General Partner at Altos Ventures, a venture growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth, founder-led software, mobile and Internet companies.</i><p>Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are …

White Hat

BMW’s Mini Demos Augmented Reality Glasses for Drivers

The Mini Augmented Vision prototype allows drivers to get a heads-up display of directions, speed limits and other information, while offering hands-free texting and music control.<p>Where Google Glass managed to just drive people away, BMW thinks augmented reality could really help drivers.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

Silicon Valley's foundation stone: Moore's Law turns 50

Fifty years ago last Sunday, Electronics Magazine published a very technical paper by a youthful pioneer in the silicon chip business named<p>Gordon Moore.<p>Inelegantly titled "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits," the article observed that the number of electronic components then fitting …

WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.

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