Tommy Katzenellenbogen

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The Offline Glass Ensures You Talk, Not Text, At The Bar

Tired of your friends texting on their phones while they should be getting schnockered? This clever hack is called the Offline Glass and it’s designed to ensure that you and your friends don’t sit at the bar checking Wikipedia for who starred in <i>The Greatest American Hero</i> and whether Tabitha will …

Highland Capital Partners Commits To Invest $25 Million In Leap Motion Developers

It seems like every time we’ve got a new developer platform, there needs to be a fund to invest in and entice developers to create awesome new applications for it. First there was the iFund. Then there was the fbFund. And the Twilio Fund. And the Glasshole Fund. And now, one venture firm has …

Tesla 90-Second Battery Swap Tech Coming This Year

Before a packed house of hundreds of owners of the company’s electric vehicles, Tesla Motors demonstrated the ability to restore an electric vehicle to a full charge in less than half the time it takes to refill a gas tank. Swapping a depleted battery on a Model S sedan in just over 90 seconds, …

KISI Launches Its Keyless Home Access Management Platform On Indiegogo

Munich-based startup and TechCrunch Disrupt NY Battlefield contestant KISI Systems is launching its Indiegogo campaign today. KISI and KISIBox together comprise a keyless entry solution that lets users provide timed, revokable access to their own apartments on an as-needed basis. It’s the perfect …

New York Startup Scene Shines At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

The champagne bottles are empty. The startups are packing up. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is a wrap, and it was a hell of a show.<p>Enigma won the Startup Battlefield, taking home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup. Ryan Lawler’s Urban Transportation panel was somehow more rowdy than Josh Constine’s talk with …

Apple Beats In Q2 2013, Posts First YOY Earnings Decline Since 2003: $43.6B In Revenue, $9.5B In Profit, EPS Of $10.09

Apple has been the subject of plenty of financial scrutiny (perhaps even more so than usual) recently, and now all that speculation has come to a head.<p>The Cupertino company has just released its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings — it reported $43.6 billion in revenue (up from $39.2 billion in the year-ago …

Apple Introduces iOS 7

We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience.<p>It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the …