Snap will expand distribution of Spectacles in 2017, but hardware remains an experiment

Snap, Inc. just released its IPO and there's a lot to take away, but from a hardware perspective there's not much present – which is actually telling in itself. The...

Here’s how The White House wants the U.S. to approach AI R&D

A pair of lengthy reports from the White House show that the administration is well aware of both the opportunities provided by and the obstacles holding back artificial intelligence. Its...

Watch this $9K VR walking rig really put players into the game

When TechCrunch went to Beijing recently, I got the chance to try out KatVR's Kat Walk virtual reality walking simulation rig. The setup encircles the player's waste, keeping them...

iRobot says 20 percent of the world’s vacuums are now robots

Robot vacuums may have once seemed an eccentricity, but they now represent a non-trivial portion of the overall vacuum market – 20 percent worldwide, according to iRobot CEO and co-founder...

Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

Apple is already using an ARM-based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could...

Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices...

El Gato intros a standalone motion detector for Apple Homekit

Setting up a connected home is a piecemeal proposition at the moment. Apple, Google and Amazon all working to push out their respective frameworks as quickly as humanly possible, but...

Google’s self-driving cars are naturals when it comes to three-point turns

Google updates the world monthly on the progress of its self-driving car project, and this month's update includes the usual stats, like over 2,230,175 miles driven in autonomous mode, as...

This is why Snapchat didn’t give Spectacles to techies

If you want to make something cool, don't give it to geeks first. Google Glass learned that the hard way. Despite Snapchat's best efforts, Robert Scoble still got ahold of...

Self-healing electric ink refuses to die when cut

Some clever researchers — perhaps too clever — have created a printable, self-healing, conductive material that repeatedly fixes itself after being snipped in half. Perhaps this will lead to cut-resistant...
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