Jeshwanth Rahul

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The Classic Meccano Toy Set Gets A 21st Century Spin

Since he was a child, Dutch designer Tomm Velthuis has been obsessed with Meccano, a toy set consisting of colorful metal plates, angle girders, and pulleys that can be assembled and reassembled with nuts and bolts. Today, Velthuis has reimagined the original Meccano, invented in 1900 by British …

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

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Galaxy S 5 -- the only thing you won’t be cleaning sand out of for days.

#AmazonBasket lets users buy things straight from Twitter

Amazon and Twitter are joining forces to let users of the social network add items directly to their online shopping cart just by sending a tweet.<p>The service, called #AmazonBasket (or #AmazonCart in the US), requires the user to first connect their Twitter account to their Amazon account.<p>Then, when …

​​Razer Blade review (2014): a 'no-compromise' premium gaming laptop

More often than not, I feel like my feedback -- both as a customer and a writer -- vanishes into a collapsing singularity of customer service. And yet, I've never felt this way about Razer. When the company launched the original Blade gaming laptop, it was panned for being underpowered, so the …

Secret Is Working On A Private Chat Feature

Anonyfish has been the only way to move a Secret conversation offline or somewhere with real names. But anonymous sharing app Secret plans to release its own native private chat feature, founders David Bytow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler confirmed today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY.<p>“We’re working …

Watch a Caterpillar Run Over an Army of Smartphones

I have no idea how to break this phone.<p>Caterpillar Inc., the company behind some of the most rugged construction equipment in the world, has built its idea of what a smartphone should be.<p>To prove its point, Caterpillar hoisted one of their B15 smartphones 35 feet in the air, dropped it into a pool …

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Google’s buy of Adometry makes Google Analytics better for you

Google has purchased analytics startup Adometry for an undisclosed amount, the company announced today.<p>Adometry helps advertisers get a better return on digital advertising by providing better attribution on the data collected about ads. The basic idea is that you’re far more likely to duplicate …

The Sights And Sounds Of Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley

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Android Still Growing Market Share By Winning First Time Smartphone Users

Android is continuing its onward march. The latest market figures from analyst ABI Research peg the platform at 80% marketshare of smartphone OSes, with just under 300 million smartphones running Android — or an Android fork — shipped in the quarter.<p>The analyst notes that basic mobile phone …

PlayStation Vita Slim on Sale in the US via $200 Borderlands 2 Bundle

The slimline PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) that’s already been on sale in Japan and the UK is today going on sale in the US as part of a special Borderlands 2 bundle available for just under $200.<p>While it keeps the same core experience as the previous generations of Vita handheld gaming consoles, the …

Google and Intel team up to give Chromebooks more power

<i>Intel's Navin Shenoy</i><p>Lenovo isn't the only company with Chromebook news today. Intel and a slew of hardware manufacturers announced a lineup of new Chrome devices today at an event in San Francisco — including devices that will feature more powerful hardware than we've seen thus far in most …