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Rapt.fm Launches In Beta To Enable Live Rap Battles To Happen Anytime, Anywhere

We first met Detroit-based startup Rapt.fm back in November 2012, when we were swinging through town for the TechCrunch Northern Meetups. It’s safe to say that Erik Torenberg was the first startup CEO I’d ever met whose demo included a freestyle rap. And the product, though then still in an early …

Android 4.3 supports TRIM, improves performance on Nexus devices

It's no secret that many Android phones and tablets show a decrease in performance over time. Nexus devices are not immune -- it's particularly noticeable with the original Nexus 7. Our friend Brian Klug over at A<i>nandTech</i> discovered an interesting tidbit while testing the new and improved Nexus 7: …

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

Why Waze Is Worth More Than $1 Billion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Israeli mobile GPS startup Waze has another mega-suitor in Silicon Valley, with Google …

The Time Has Come For Chrome In The Home

I’ve spent the last two weeks wandering around London, Paris, and Istanbul (not Constantinople.) As an experiment, I left my trusty MacBook Pro behind and brought only the $199 Chromebook on which I type this. And to my considerable surprise it has served admirably. So admirably, in fact, that I …

MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

If there’s one thing people keep asking from Google Glass and other augmented reality headsets, it’s facial-recognition to bypass those “who am I …

Motorola's hotly-rumored 'XFON' may have cleared FCC with AT&T support

Since March, rumors have been swirling of a Motorola phone said to have considerably more influence from its corporate parent, and now we're seeing the biggest evidence that this phone will be coming soon. A new FCC filing has revealed a Motorola phone (model XT1058), and an image of the phone's …

Android chief working on smoother updates, fine with Facebook Home

Sundar Pichai also says he believes Android and Chrome should stay separate, despite both operating systems falling under his control.<p>Android head Sundar Pichai might be new to the job of leading Google's mobile operating system, but he's already working at improving the update process for that …

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