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50 Cent explains how Star Wars is like lingerie

"Watch this metaphor, it's a little sophisticated."<p>Last year at CES, we talked to 50 Cent at length about SMS Audio, the company he founded in 2011. So for this year, we decided to keep the interview very focused — which is to say, we talked almost exclusively about <i>Star Wars</i>, since one of the …

Startup Poynt reinvents the counter-top credit card payment terminal

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Poynt<p>Companies like Square and Shopify are trying to overturn the traditional model of credit card transactions with …

Paper, Threadless Make and Flowboard are using Adobe's Creative SDK to update their mobile apps

Adobe launched its Creative SDK in June, and it has thus far been in private beta. Today, as announced at the company’s Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe has now released a public beta of the software library that lets third-party developers tap into Adobe’s Creative Cloud technology.<p>A brief …

Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

Like Apple Maps and Notes before it, I’ve finally found an app that performs the functions of my iPhone’s phone app better than Apple’s native offering. For the past few weeks I’ve been playing with Contrast’s Contact Center, and based on my usage I don’t think I’ll be going back any time …

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Hardware-Software Drawing Combo

Adobe has ventured where few software companies have gone. It’s now in the hardware business with the debut of Adobe Ink & Slide, a digital tablet pen and ruler set for Apple’s iPad linked to the company’s Creative Cloud subscription service.<p>Both tools were unveiled at Adobe’s MAX 2013 conference …

Meet Niice, a hip site that spouts images for the designer in you

Niice, a search engine for images that can help designers devise original ideas, just got a lot more helpful.<p>It officially launched this week, with monthly subscriptions for premium services, as well as a “moodboard” feature for storing all of your favorite images in one common place that you can …

Talkz Thinks Talking Stickers Will Be The Next Big Thing For Mobile Messaging Apps

Sticker packs and emoji have become a go-to means for mobile messaging companies to generate revenue from what are otherwise free applications. Today, one such service, a former TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield finalist called Talkz, is introducing a new way to upgrade the sticker experience in a way …

RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that’s tuned for viral content

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Two years ago, former Huffington Post (s aol) chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give …

Shopify Lowers Prices For Point Of Sale Plans, Adds Custom Gift Card And Receipt Options

Emerging online and offline commerce giant Shopify is introducing some changes to its retail offerings today, with lower transaction rates across its point of sale (POS) plans and using the Shopify Mobile payments app and dongle. Credit card transactions processed through Shopify now cost only 2.7 …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

Leitz Icon Is The iOS Label Printer Apple Would Make

Leitz’s Icon is a label printer for iOS (and other mobile) devices, and it actually looks good enough to be an Apple product – the shape is clean and pretty, yes, but it also looks dead easy to use.<p>The printer works with your iOS, Mac or Windows machine via an app, and also supports AirPrint to …

Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico

Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.<p>Under pressure from Hispanic politicians, Mr Obama last week announced a review of his administration's deportation policy, promising to …

Legendary movie trailer voiceover artist Hal Douglas dies

Hal Douglas, one of the movie industry's top trailer voiceover artists, died last Friday at the age of 89, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. While those outside of Hollywood may not recognize Douglas' name, his deep and gravelly voice should be instantly distinct: you've been hearing it for decades in …

Movable Ink Launches agileEMAIL, A Platform For Email Marketing

Startup Movable Ink has been trying to improve marketing emails with real-time content, and now it’s launching a broader platform called agileEMAIL. Co-founder and CEO Vivek Sharma said agileEMAIL includes the company’s older tools, but where it previously offered a “piecemeal solution,” with the …

‘Fixed’ app helps iOS users fight parking tickets

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Tired of paying for questionable parking tickets? Believe it or not, there is now an app for that. Fixed, a new iOS(s aapl) …

Man Creates Transport App That Measures Time In Pints Of Beer

"You have three-and-a-half drinks until the last tram home."<p>Which is the information that we all really want to know.<p>Cheers!

MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer

Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that’s about the same size as the one they’ve sold for years (now just the “Replicator”). With a new smart leveling system and built-in webcams for monitoring prints, these …

The MakerBot Replicator Mini+ | MakerBot

To ensure easy, accessible 3D printing, the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ comes with the Smart Extruder+ and all the standard features such as an …

Our Story

The Dream<p>Years ago, I had a question: why was it so difficult to find fresh, high-quality, unique items in a modern aesthetic?<p>Just one month after I …

Chandeliers Made Of Bicycle Parts Used To Beautify Freeway Underpass

Some people find elevated freeways, and in particular the underpass created by the freeway, to be a real eyesore, but what can anybody do to spruce …

They’re multiplying! 3-D printers go big and small

3-D printed bunnies from Makerbot show the variety of color possible -- but other devices can create even more detail.<p>There are probably more 3-D printers in one place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas than anywhere else, at any time. We know you want to keep up to date, …

30 Ways to Make Grilled Cheese

If your New Years Resolution is to enjoy more grilled cheese sandwiches (that's really a much better and more realistic goal than losing weight …

TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Finalist Moglue Launches The Second Version Of Its Interactive E-Book Creator

Moglue, the publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive e-books, has launched its completely redesigned second version, which features a streamlined user interface and more design tools. After the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist released the first edition of Moglue 10 months …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

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