11 smart gifts for the connected homebody

Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We'll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for...

Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the...

Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were...

These magical (robotic) socks teach you to dance (robotically)

As humans find themselves forced to mate with our robotic overlords I suspect there will be some dancing. And what better way to teach us how to dance than with...

Shopify launches a free, in-house designed card reader

Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic...

Watch Microsoft’s Surface PC event live right here

Today's Microsoft event is kicking off bright and early — particularly for those in the company's home timezone, where things start in earnest at 7 AM PT. Of course, we'll...

Oxsight uses augmented reality to aid the visually impaired

One percent of the world's population, approximately 70 million people, are blind. That is not a huge number when you think of it in terms of a potential use base...

Pittsburgh’s Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood

One iPhone case is much like the other unless it's made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the surface of a finely-sanded and...

This is a Kendama! This is a IoT! Uh! Dendama.

The Ken plays the starring role in the traditional Japanese Kendama game. It's a cup-and-ball style juggling toy that hasn't seen much disruption since 17th century. Until now, that is....

Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

Elon Musk says that he's had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed...
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