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Sorry, Oculus, but HoloLens gets my money

By |March 31st, 2016|

 The battle between headsets you strap to your heads is being brought to a rolling boil this week, as Microsoft’s HoloLens Dev Kit and Oculus Rift both start shipping to customers. Being a lover of cutting-edge tech, you’d expect I’d be in lust with both technologies, but no. HoloLens did something to me that Oculus --> READ MORE

This neural network ‘hallucinates’ the right colors into black and white pictures

By |March 31st, 2016|

 The machine overlords of the future may now, if it pleases them, eliminate all black and white imagery from the history of their meat-based former masters. All they’ll need is this system from Berkeley computer scientist Richard Zhang, which allows a soulless silicon sentience to “hallucinate” colors into any monochrome image. Read More Source: News

Snapchat was wonky or down for some but it’s back now

By |March 31st, 2016|

 Snapchat wasn’t working correctly for many users, with Stories failing to load or snaps not sending. [Update 5:10pm PST – Snapchat appears to be back for most users after several hours on the fritz{  The outage comes just days after Snapchat released its big Chat 2.0 update that brought stickers and other new features, but possibly --> READ MORE

Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman on getting acquired by Microsoft

By |March 31st, 2016|

 Microsoft announced in February its plans to acquire the cross-platform development platform Xamarin; the deal closed about two weeks ago. Even though the ink on the contracts has barely dried, Microsoft already made Xamarin the center of attention at its annual Build developer conference today by announcing its plans to roll Xamarin into every Visual --> READ MORE

Tesla will unveil the more affordable Model 3 tonight. Here’s where to watch.

By |March 31st, 2016|

 After years of rumors, Tesla will unveil the Model 3 tonight. At a target price of $35,000 before incentives, the Model 3 is meant to be Tesla’s first car affordable by those of us (read: most of us) who can’t drop $70-$100k on a Model S or $80-$130k for a Model X. Besides the price --> READ MORE

DraftKings and FanDuel strike a deal with NCAA to suspend all college contests

By |March 31st, 2016|

 DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest providers of daily fantasy sports in the U.S., have simultaneously announced that they reached a deal with the NCAA to temporarily suspend college sports on both platforms after this weekend’s March Madness tournament ends. While the contests weren’t necessarily a large portion of each platform (NCAA contests constitute just three --> READ MORE

Flex is an alternative to tampons you can have sex while wearing

By |March 31st, 2016|

 Things can get messy if you have sex on your period, so many couples avoid it. But The Flex Company wants to replace outdated pads and tampons with a sleek, disc-shaped blood blocker. Flex can be worn during sex to prevent making a mess. The Flex discs are disposable, can be worn for up to 12 --> READ MORE

How creative thinkers can thrive in a regulated industry

By |March 31st, 2016|

 So you want to change the world and help people — and you’ve started a healthcare startup. You know it will take a great team to pull it off, and you’re starting to build the initial group that will mold the company’s DNA. You’re (hopefully) spending time thinking about the kind of people, culture and --> READ MORE

Beatie Wolfe shows off her NFC-powered musical jacket

By |March 31st, 2016|

 The days of CDs and vinyl might be (mostly) over, but singer-songerwriter Beatie Wolfe is making music physical again, in a very literal way. Wolfe stopped by the TechCrunch New York office to show off her jacket designed by Mr. Fish, who also created designs for legends like David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Not only --> READ MORE

Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare

By |March 31st, 2016|

 Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whistle’s animal technology. “Whistle is excited to join the Mars Petcare family. This opportunity connects the industry’s global and technology leaders, enabling a new era --> READ MORE