July 27th, 2017

Posted by John Mannes

 Intel declared $14.8 billion in revenue this afternoon and earnings per share of 72 cents. This represents a solid beat as analysts had expected revenues of $14.41 billion and EPS of 68 cents. Intel stock finished up 22 cents and 0.63 percent to $34.97 per share in regular trading. In the moments after the company released its earnings, Intel’s stock shot up 3.43 percent. It is… Read More


Posted by Greg Kumparak

 Pack it on up, everyone — someone just won ARKit.
We’ve seen loooots of fun stuff made with ARKit already, but this one… this one is something special.
Back in 1984, A-Ha released “Take On Me” — a painfully catchy song that would go on to be covered by every band until the end of time (sometimes, I’d argue, better than the original)
They released an… Read More


posted by [syndicated profile] tech_crunch_feed at 07:48pm on 27/07/2017

Posted by Matthew Panzarino

 Game developer Chip Sineni of TRIXI studios created a clever AR experiment based on A-Ha’s seminal video for Take On Me. It is pretty fun. It’s also garnering a lot of attention from some very specific folks. I have been talking to a lot of people about AR over the past few months and there is a definable excitement around it.
I’m bullish as hell about AR, which I’ve… Read More


Posted by Devin Coldewey

At TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen last month, we had a chance to test out the WT2, a clever and ambitious device from startup TimeKettle. It’s a pair of wireless earpieces; each person in a multilingual conversation wears one, and they translate what’s said into the language spoken by each participant. Essentially it’s a Babel fish, though admittedly a rough draft of one. Read More


posted by [syndicated profile] tech_crunch_feed at 07:30pm on 27/07/2017

Posted by David McIntosh

 Few technologies survive more than 5 years — let alone 30 years — without significant change. In the last 10 years alone, our phones gained 20x the processing power and added capabilities from multitasking to visual messaging. We’re on the fifth standard of HTML and have evolved from FLV to MP4 as the dominant video streaming format on the web. As Andy Grove, one of… Read More


photos of people that look like dogs

Here are some of the best matches done by the hilarious twitter account "You are dog now". So if you ever wanted to be a dog, you can submit a picture to this Twitter account and the person or persons behind it will go to great lengths to find a dog image that matches your appearance, expression, position, location, accessories, and whatever else it takes to make you a dog.



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Posted by John Mannes

 Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language processing to help engineers build speech and text chatbots faster and with less technical experience. Bot Engine launched as a beta in April of 2016. The tool let developers train their own bots using sample conversations sharing… Read More


Posted by Devin Coldewey

 Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize and 365 days of bragging rights is X.GLU, a Czech team that created a custom smart glucose meter for children with diabetes. Read More


Posted by Natasha Lomas

 Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is having a crack at the tricky feat of remotely sparking friendships, without inviting in the creeps… Read More


Posted by Lucas Matney

 In VR, we’re all robots, but some experiences make that a bit more apparent than others. Today, Oculus is releasing a VR comedy called “Miyubi.” The experience, produced by Funny or Die and Felix & Paul Studios, is the longest VR narrative to be funded by Oculus to date, clocking in at around 40 minutes. Read More


Posted by Catherine Shu

 The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough working capital. Net30, a startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, wants to solve that problem. Read More


Posted by Jordan Crook

 Netflix (and social media, and Seamless, and the convenience economy, and so on) has totally wrecked my fitness routine. But a new program from Dublin Institute of Technology student Ronan Byrne may save the day. Cycflix is a project that lets you hook a stationary bike up with your Netflix account so that your favorite shows only play if you stick to your fitness routine. It works by hooking… Read More


Posted by Brian Heater

 Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the same to its lower-end brethren, the shuffle and nano. The company pulled both iconic MP3 players from its site earlier today and has since confirmed with TechCrunch that this is, indeed, the end. Read More


Posted by Megan Rose Dickey

 Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO, is going to step down from his role at the company later this year, he wrote in a blog post last night. Kickstarter is now actively looking for a replacement. Kickstarter’s other two co-founders, Charles Adler and Perry Chen, are also no longer in operational roles at the company. Adler left back in 2013 and Chen stepped down from the… Read More


Posted by Catherine Shu

 For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates is a daunting task and, in a worst-case scenario, a mistake can cost thousands or even millions of dollars to tear out and fix. Firms that can afford it hire building code consultants, but a startup… Read More


Posted by Sarah Perez

 Comcast’s newest entry into the market of streaming TV services aimed at cord cutters could be launched later this year, according to statements made by executives on the company’s earnings call this week. The service, known as “Xfinity Instant TV,” would be available to subscribers without the need for a set-top box, challenging rivals like Dish’s Sling TV… Read More


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