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Tesla Adds High-Speed Autonomous Driving to Its Bag of Tricks

WASHINGTON — It is not every day you get to open a door and step into the future.<p>But to pull the handle on a newly updated Tesla Model S this week and slide into the driver’s seat was to catch a glimpse of the auto industry’s plans to soon let cars drive us, rather than the other way around.<p>The …

Hands on with Paper, Dropbox's answer to Google Docs

Slick editing and rich media, but is it enough?<p>Today Dropbox took the wraps off of Paper, its new collaborative editing software. It builds on the company's acquisition of Hackpad, which led to the introduction earlier this year of a beta product it then called Notes. After we wrote about Paper …

Crimson keyboard has a clever new way of helping you type on iOS

We’ve seen a number of great keyboards for iOS emerge after Apple finally added support for third-party keyboards in iOS 8.<p>You can get everything from the ever-popular SwiftKey to GIF keyboards or even an auto correcting emoji keyboard. Crimson, however, brings a unique way of typing to the iPhone …

Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parnter Sarah Mick (cofounders of YayNext), to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, …

The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …

YouTube now supports 60fps playback, and video games look amazing

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Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Health is having a moment. This fall alone, Apple and Google have announced ways for app and hardware developers to centralize their data, and dozens of new wearable devices have cropped up in hopes of grabbing the space on your wrist, ankle, face, or clothes to track everything from your steps to …

Wal-Mart's Apple Pay Competitor Has a Secret Weapon

Wal-Mart is among the biggest retailers not accepting Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payment system that got underway last week to rousing early …

Apple Pay

Patatap turns your browser into a musical animation controlled by your keyboard

Open this website, put on your headphones, and start typing. Created by designer Jono Brandel in collaboration with the music composers Lullatone, Patatap is described as a "portable animation and sound kit," turning your keyboard into an instrument for musical animations. Press any key from A to Z …

Stripe - The Bitcoin beta signup page has “satoshi@example.com” as the placeholder email address. 

Stripe - The Bitcoin beta signup page has “satoshi@example.com” as the placeholder email address.

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Sources: Dropbox Acqui-Hiring Social Reading App Readmill For $8 Million

With fresh capital in its coffers, Dropbox appears to be on somewhat of an acquisition spree, albeit a quiet one. Following the cloud storage company’s recent purchase of workplace chat solution Zulip, TechCrunch has learned from sources that it’s in talks to acqui-hire Berlin-based Readmill, the …

Amazon denies planning free video streaming service

Amazon may be preparing to switch up its streaming strategy in a big way. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the company is planning a free, ad-supported streaming service that will offer both regular video content and music videos to <i>all</i> customers — not just those subscribed to Amazon Prime. The</i> …

Facebook is building drones with lasers to bring internet to the world

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook surprised many when it revealed that it joined forces with other major tech companies to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world that's offline. But what's really surprising is how they plan to do it. Today, Facebook confirmed rumors that …

Kroes: We Need Stronger Data Safeguards After Snowden’s ‘Wake-up Call’

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes has called for individuals and businesses to have more control and awareness of data privacy and security measures, referring to Edward Snowden’s revelations about wide scale NSA and GCHQ snooping as “a wake-up call”.<p>Kroes made the comments during a speech at …

Banter - first anonymous social network connecting people by interests and location

Banter Chat Inc. has launched what they are calling the first anonymous social network to connect people through interests and location. Available for Android and iOS, Banter employs a bare-what-you-dare approach to user profiles, allowing users to remain completely anonymous, if they so …

Envisioning

Envisioning has come a long way since it first started back in 2011. You've probably landed in this page after being redirected from a legacy project …

Mind

Twitter to join SP 500, shares up 4% after hours

Jun 4, 2018<br>9:18 PM<p>Federal prosecutors working with special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his trial. In court documents released late Monday, prosecutors said Manafort called and sent …

Apple Will Use Biometric Data To Connect All Your Devices [Patent]

A new patent, published Thursday, describes a method for carrying out wireless pairing and communication between Apple devices using biometric data.<p>The patent was filed August 31, 2012, and features several possible implementations of the technology, designed to increase security on Apple …

Here Comes Google's Plan To Take Over Wearable Technology...

Sundar Pichai, who leads Android and Chrome, said Google will release an SDK, or software development kit in two weeks, for Android for wearable devices like smart watches.<p>Pichai announced the news at SXSW, and Rolfe Winkler at the WSJ reported his comments.<p>This will allow developers to make …

iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More

Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the first major update for iOS 7 since its launch back in September. The update has been available to developers for some time now and brings a lot of small but interesting changes to Apple’s mobile OS, including continued visual tweaks of the all-new iOS 7 …

Internet TV was the big loser on Oscar night

One of the biggest nights in American television was essentially unwatchable online, as technical problems marred various live streams of the Oscars and highlighted the huge gap between internet TV’s promise and its glitchy reality.<p>People in the United States reported widespread issues loading …

Streaming

The California Drought In One Mind-Blowing Before-And-After Shot

More than a quarter of California currently falls into the "exceptional drought category," which is the most severe.<p>Last week we published a photo of Folsom Lake, which is northeast of Sacramento in northern California, that shows how parched the lake is now compared to July 2011.<p>A gold rush town …

The UK Reportedly Plans To Scrap Value Added Tax on Bitcoin Trades

Bitcoin was dealt a heavy blow last week after troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, once the largest of its kind, filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo.<p>The UK government, however, is reportedly taking steps to welcome the virtual currency. In a meeting with a group of UK traders, Britain’s tax …

The WhatsApp Effect

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i><p>It’s no secret that many entrepreneurs and investors are seduced by the specter of network effects. Walk around any young company …

Why Haven't European Investors Accepted the 'Failure is Good' Mindset?

<i>Andrea Francis is a growth-hacking oriented marketer who loves to work with startups. She currently works for Twoodo and is helping out at FailConNL, embracing failure as a learning experience (Amsterdam, March 4th).</i><p>As European talent in the form of startups and entrepreneurs continue to flock …

Track Google's Project Loon Internet balloons in real time as they travel the world

Google’s Project Loon was unveiled in 2013 as an ambitious project to bring internet to some of the most remote parts of the world where it’s hard to get Internet access. The project’s still in full swing and you’re now able to track the balloons in real time as they travel the world. The helium …

Apple's CarPlay puts iOS on your dashboard

As was rumored on Friday, Apple is today finally ready to launch a new iPhone integration setup for car infotainment systems. Calling it CarPlay, the Cupertino company claims it's "designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car." CarPlay …