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Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy

Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size.<p>The company released a short statement indicating that it has nearly …

iOS 8 bug reportedly erases iCloud Drive documents when settings are reset

If you're already using iOS 8's iCloud Drive feature, you might want to avoid your iPhone's "Reset" menu. <i>M</i><i>acRumors</i> reports that a newly discovered bug causes iCloud Drive documents to be permanently erased from the cloud whenever a a user picks "Reset All Settings." Ordinarily this option would …

Apple Retina iMacs Could Be Coming Next Month, Cementing Our High-DPI Future

Apple could finally be readying the launch of new Retina iMacs alongside OS X Yosemite this fall, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. Were the company to ship these this year, following what the report claims is near-final testing, it would spell the end for the Age of the Discernible Pixel, …

노키아, "지도는 우리 생활에 꼭 필요한 정보"

권명관 2014-09-27<p>2014년 9월 24일, 노키아가 한국 기자들을 초청해 그들이 생각하는 향후 비전에 대해서 설명했다. 최근 노키아는 모바일 사업부를 마이크로소프트(이하 MS)에 판매하고, 나머지 사업 부문을 강화하는 체제로 변화했다. 다만, 이 같은 사실을 일반인들은 잘 모른다. 아니, 알 수가 없었다. 워낙 모바일 사업 규모가 컸기에 '이제 노키아는 망한 것 아니냐'는 소문이 돌았다. 이에 노키아가 리브랜딩에 나선 것. 결론부터 말하자면, 노키아는 아직 건재하다. 오히려 계속 적자를 내던 모바일 사업부를 정리하고, 잘 …

Donde Aims To Make Online Product Search Far Less Frustrating

Today’s audience choice for TC’s Startup Battlefield — plucked from the packed exhibition floor of Silicon Alley to pitch on the Disrupt SF 2014 main stage — is Donde, a Silicon Valley and Israel based ecommerce startup that wants to make it easier for shoppers to search for items based on how they …

Two US Government Agencies Are Working Together To Lower The Cost Of Installing Wi-Fi In Schools

The FCC recently announced that it intends to commit $1 billion in 2015 to help bring in-school Wi-Fi to 10 million students who currently lack the technology. Today, the agency announced a partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration that will allow participating schools to secure …

Samsung’s Gear Live Android Wear Smartwatch First Impressions

The Gear Live is Samsung’s first kick at the Android Wear can, and like the other hardware in this category, it offers Android Wear basically as Google intended it. Software wise, there’s almost nothing to distinguish these devices – which means it’s all down to hardware design for Wear makers to …

"아마존 파이어OS, 안드로이드보다 낫다"

아마존이 최근 독자적인 스마트폰 파이어폰을 공개했다. 아직 출시도 되지않은 파이어폰에 대해 벌써부터 사용자경험(UX) 측면에서 안드로이드보다 낫다는 평가가 나와 주목된다.<p>​<p>20일(현지시간) 미국 지디넷은 아마존의 파이어OS가 안드로이드보다 나은 점을 분석했다.<p>​<p>파이어OS는 기존 킨들파이어에 탑재된 OS다. 아마존이 오픈소스 안드로이드(ASOP) 커널에 기반해 자신들의 입맛에 맞게 변형한 것이다. 파이어폰의 OS는 태블릿과 다른 버전이지만, 그 외관은 거의 유사하다.<p>​<p>이 기사를 쓴 제임스 켄드릭 기자는 출시되기 전인 아마존 …

3D Systems Shows Off Its Super-Fast 3D-Printing Assembly Line

The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for Google’s Project Ara phone?<p>3D Systems is solving this problem by creating a sort of 3D printing …

Nike+ FuelBand App Now Available On Android

Nike has made the companion app for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE activity tracking wristbands available to Android users finally, two years after it first introduced the hardware and its apps for iOS devices. The companion app provides access to NikeFuel score information and history, and makes it …

ChatCenter Is A Global, Secure Chat System That Lets Anyone Drop You A Line

There is no dearth of chat apps out there. From WhatsApp to Viber to Skype, you can’t walk a mile in Palo Alto without tripping over an emoji. That said, ChatCenter, a new service from TechCrunch co-founder Keith Teare and two engineers, Alex Komarov and Sergey Zhukov, is an interesting addition to …

Dropbox, Box Competition Heats Up As Companies Buy Early-Stage Startups On Same Day

When two closely competing companies make purchases on the same day, it’s probably fair to say that it’s not a coincidence. Such was the case yesterday when Box and Dropbox purchased early stage startups only hours apart.<p>In fact, the cloud startups with similar names have been on mini buying sprees …

Google Said To Be Planning Android TV Launch At I/O In June

Google has long been rumored to replace Google TV with Android TV, a new crack at the home media market with more roots in its mobile OS and less of a separate focus, but a new report from GigaOM today suggests we’ll see it very soon; in fact, it’s apparently set to make its debut at the I/O …

Microsoft Launches Files Tool For Windows Phone 8.1

This afternoon, Microsoft released Files, a file management tool for Windows Phone 8.1 that it had previously promised.<p>The app is simple, but then again so is local file management. Users of Files will be able to access content that is stored locally, as well as on SD cards. Folder creation is …

Don’t Freak Out You Guys, But Twitter.com Has Switched To A New Font

Apparently Twitter has switched its web interface from the Helvetica Neue font to Gotham Narrow SSm. Honestly, I barely have any idea what that sentence means, but that is what people who seem to know what they’re talking about were saying yesterday. And judging by the current consternation on …

Meet Raptor, The New Running Robot That Will Smother Your Soul In Fear

Another day, another bipedal robot that will eventually run you down and crush you! This new robot, called the Raptor, can run 26 miles an hour without falling over and even jump over obstacles.<p>The robot, created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has a balancing tail and …

OoberDocs Will Now Sync Your Incoming Email Attachments To Google Drive

OoberDocs, a neat little tool built and presented at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon, has expanded its feature set to include support for Google Drive. The service, which puts a copy of all incoming email attachments in your preferred cloud storage system, launched with initial support for …

Google Receives 12,000 Requests To Be Forgotten From Europeans On Day One

Google has officially confirmed that it received 12,000 requests to be forgotten from EU citizens on the first day that it offered the ability to do so, according to a report from the AFP. The requests were submitted Friday, after Google offered up an online form for users to fill out in order to …

The Five Tough Truths Of Cybersecurity Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Schlein is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</i><i>. Earlier in his career, he brought to market the first anti-virus software for commercial use at Symantec and also served as the founding CEO of Fortify software, now an HP company.</i><p>Building a successful security …

Samsung is hiring to build a new mobile video service

Samsung is hiring engineers to build a new video service, which could replace the company’s existing transactional video offering. The company also …

Android user sues Apple for not delivering texts after she ditched her iPhone

A former iPhone user is suing Apple for not delivering her text messages after switching to a competitor’s smartphone.<p>The lawsuit follows similar complaints by ex-iPhone users, in which they claim they aren’t receiving text messages after leaving iOS for Android.<p>While this appears to be a technical …

Google helps out cyclists by adding elevation data to Maps bike routes

Google has quietly begun adding elevation data for bike routes listed on Google Maps. <i>TechCrunch</i> first spotted the new elevation profiles, and the company has since confirmed it's taking new steps to offer cyclists a better preview of bike routes and trails. It'll certainly be a welcome improvement …

Chrome Most Used While Firefox Falls Below Safari and IE

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today updated its browser share report, showing how the market has changed in the last eight months. While Chrome continues to dominate in desktop and mobile usage, the biggest change we noticed is that Firefox has dropped from second place to …

Hand-Cranked Camera Makes Instant GIFs

Have you ever wanted a weird, hackable plastic camera that makes animated GIFs when you turn a tiny crank? Well, if you didn't before, you will soon. The Otto camera, currently raising money on Kickstarter, is one of more original devices we've seen.<p>That's right, you operate this thing by turning a …

Snapchat Isn't Standing Up For Your Privacy: Report

Snapchat promises to make your photos, videos and messages disappear. It doesn't, however, do enough to make the government disappear, according to a new report.<p>The popular photo messaging startup was singled out in a survey released Thursday that gave it only one star out of six for how it …

Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy

When the Leap Motion controller came out last summer, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham was somewhat skeptical. It was lacking in compelling apps and …

Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility settle long-running patent lawsuit

After years of duking it out in courts around the world, Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility group settled their long-running lawsuit today. In a filing, which was first spotted by Reuters, the two companies said they planned to dismiss all lawsuits against one another. However the pair did not …

Panasonic Will Try Again To Popularize Hospital Robots

Hospitals are surprisingly "robot friendly" places. Now you know.<p>When hospital doctors don't have a certain drug on hand but need it, somebody may have to go down to the pharmacy to fetch it, a waste of time for increasingly overburdened doctors and medical staff. That's just one example of where a …

Robotics

The Zeus Is A 3D Printer, Scanner, And Teleportation Machine All In One

The future, as they say, is already here, but it’s just not very evenly distributed. To wit: the Zeus, a 3D printer that can scan and copy objects and, using the Internet, “fax” objects to other printers. That’s right – it’s the first 3D all-in-one.<p>Created by AIO Robotics, the $2,499 printer has a …

Apple And Google Agree To Dismiss All Direct Legal Action Between Themselves

Late today, Apple and Google announced that they have agreed to dismiss direct lawsuits aimed at one another, and will work together to help push patent reform forward.<p>It’s a huge change for the two companies, which compete on everything from music sales, to productivity tools, to cloud storage, to …