Gran Turismo 5 To Take Up Over 6GB On PS3 Hard Drive?

We love Gran Turismo 5. So much so we have a whole tag for it. We even interviewed its creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, at CES. But damn, son, that is a lot of gigs to be taking up! The game is a beast, clearly, but a 40-50 minute install time and 6.4GB of data to put [...]

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Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able [...]

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Audi’s latest hybrid concept car takes the TT family offroad, with 408HP under the hood

Audi’s latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we’re familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing Motor Show, it combines two electric motors (one…

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Beats Music Gets In-App Subscriptions, Beefs Up Free Streaming Options

 Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its [...]

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Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

 Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app — something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just [...]

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Canary Smart Home Security Shows Off Its Smartphone App For The First Time

 Canary has had a big year. After smashing through its Indiegogo campaign goal and picking up an extra $10 million in VC funding, the company is nearly ready to ship its home security product. Due to a couple of hurdles, Canary units won’t arrive until “this summer,” but to tide us over, the team has [...]

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Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app

Odds are that you weren’t riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you’re…

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Facebook Says Paper Users Browse 80 Stories A Day, Adds Features That Let It Replace FB For iOS

 Facebook just released Paper 1.1, an update that adds features and notifications to make it a more comprehensive substitute for Facebook for iOS. It also gave the first momentum update on Paper since its Febraury 3rd launch, saying “people have explored an average of 80 stories a day”. It didn’t release a user count, though, [...]

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White House Declines To Deport Bieber, Pivots To Immigration Reform In Its Official Response

 TechCrunch squinted slightly when the White House petition to deport the Canadian Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature mark, the minimum threshold to warrant an official response. Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Siri Hack, Amazon Smartphone, And Galaxy Gear

 Siri was hacked! But don’t panic — it’s apparently a really fun hack that gives Siri access to your other apps. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling over Amazon’s forthcoming smartphone with 3D-gesture features. Plus, we’re taking a good hard look at the Galaxy Gear smartwatch equipment from Samsung. Or, more accurately, we diverge into talking about [...]

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Rogers’ widened LTE support gives Canadians speedier data indoors

Canada got LTE relatively quickly, but that fast data currently has a big catch: since it doesn’t run on low frequencies like in the US, you sometimes drop to 3G when you head indoors. Thankfully, those slowdowns won’t be an issue for much longer….

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Optimizely Brings Its A/B Testing Platform To iOS Apps

Optimizely, the popular service for testing out different variations of your website, today announced the launch of Optimizely for iOS. The company says its new mobile tools allow customers to try out different interface and content changes to their iOS apps in real-time, without going through App Store approval. Thanks to the Optimizely Visual Editor, [...]

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As Food Delivery War Heats Up, Sprig Plans To Serve Lunch

 SpoonRocket is about to have some competition in the lunch on demand market. Sprig, currently dinner-only, will soon start serving lunch, according to a source who said Sprig now delivers 1000 meals per day. Sprig just raised a $10 million Series A two weeks ago, and is wasting no time in ramping up the fight [...]

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Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

 Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES this year. Soon, you’ll [...]

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This machine creates careless synthetic whispers

What do you get when you combine a few respirator bags, some silicone air valves and a motion detector? A contraption that produces a synthetic version of our most sensual form of communication, the whisper. By fudging the aforementioned items…

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Kitestring, The App That Makes Sure You Get Home Safe

 You don’t have to walk alone anymore. Rather than asking your mom, bestie, or significant other to stay on the phone with you while you walk down a sketchy street at night, you can use Kitestring. You punch in your emergency contacts, let it know when you’re somewhere dangerous, and Kitestring will text you a [...]

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