First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

 The wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt NY 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks left until we kick off the best startup show in the Big Apple, we thought it was high time we released the first batch of tickets to the Disrupt NY Hackathon. The hackathon takes place May 13-14 at Manhattan’s Pier 36. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt hard… Read More


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DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced makes their lineup even more confusing

 DJI has announced a new drone in the Phantom 4 lineup. The Phantom 4 Advanced will take the place of the regular old Phantom 4, which will be discontinued on April 30th when the new version launches. The new drone will cost $1,349 – which is $50 less than what the original Phantom 4 started at. The Phantom 4 Advanced will borrow a bunch of features from the Phantom 4 Pro, which remains… Read More


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Farewell, NES Classic Edition

 Nintendo had a bonafide – and apparent surprise – hit on its hands with the NES Classic Edition. But like all good things, its time is done. This afternoon, the company confirmed with TechCrunch that, “Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year.” It’s not… Read More


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Tesla will reveal the final production Model 3 in July

 Tesla is going to show Tesla 3 buyers what their call will officially look like in July, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter on Thursday. The Model 3’s first unveiling took place in April of 2016, where it said cameras weren’t allowed (unless they were built into your phone). Because smartphones are as good as they are, we got a fairly decent look at what the Model 3 looked like at the… Read More


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Facebook’s F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram

 What will Facebook launch next week at its F8 conference? The schedule reveals plans to give Instagram offline features that are already in testing, opening its Camera Effects Platform to developers so they can create more powerful photo and video overlays for people to use and a Places Graph for developers to do more with Facebook’s location database beyond the existing APIs. Read More


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Google Areo is a new app for ordering food or home services in India

 Google is getting into the restaurant delivery and home services businesses – nope, not in the U.S., but rather in parts of India. The company has quietly launched a new app called Areo which currently only works in Bangalore and Mumbai, India, allowing users to order meals from nearby restaurants or schedule appointments with local service professionals, including electricians,… Read More


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Giveaway: Enter to win a trip to Disrupt NY 2017

 TechCrunch Disrupt NY is taking place at Pier 36 on May 15-17, and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we’re giving away a trip to New York to one lucky TechCrunch reader! You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. Enter the contest by following this link or by using the widget below. Here… Read More


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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps

 Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the service into their own apps. The feature will be available within the mobile banking apps provided by Bank of America, USAA, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, and mBank, says Google. This is the first time… Read More


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Taking the Bodleian less seriously (with GIFs)

 Pop quiz, hotshot. You’re appointed the social media manager for a world-renowned institution like Oxford’s Bodleian Library. What do you do? Obviously, you spend the next year making GIFs out of the thousands of precious cultural treasures hoarded there. At least that’s what Adam Koszary did. Read More


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Google’s ‘Speak to Go’ lets you travel the globe with your voice

 Today, Google showed off a host of VR web applications on its new WebVR Experiments page, one of which lets you explore the world using voice search.
“Speak to Go” is optimized to work with VR headsets on its Daydream and Cardboard platforms buy you can also try it out on your phone or computer without a headset, you just need to enable the mic on Chrome and get to voice… Read More


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