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PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work Like You Thought

apple-watch-event0367 Sorry to disappoint you, recent Apple Watch buyers, but you’re not going to be able to use one of those brand new Apple Watch strap trading sites to get a whole new, extra watchband when your Apple Watch arrives. In case you missed it, a couple of Apple Watch band trading sites recently popped up, reportedly offering owners the ability to swap out the included extra watchband with… Read More

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Ex Machina’s Stars Talk About Cinematic Robots And “Bro Billionaires”

Ex Machina A new science fiction movie called Ex Machina opens today — it’s a tense, thought-provoking story, and one that may be particularly interesting to TechCrunch readers for its depiction of artificial intelligence and the way the characters struggle to understand the consciousness of the movie’s robot, Ava. Earlier this week I interviewed Alicia Vikander, the actress who plays… Read More

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Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 6: HBO Goes Over-The-Top)

cord-cutter1 HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the world’s most pirated show, according to new data from anti-piracy solutions provider Irdeto out today. So it’s not surprising that the network has now moved to make watching its content more easily accessible to those who don’t want to pay for cable or satellite television. Instead, thanks to deals with Apple, Cablevision,… Read More

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Breaking Media, Publisher Of Above The Law And Fashionista, Raises $1.5M

abovethelaw Breaking Media has raised a new funding round of $1.5 million.
That’s on the small side compared to some of the big rounds announced by online media companies last year, particularly BuzzFeed and Vice Media. Read More

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BitTorrent Opens Beta For Maelstrom, Its New Take On A Distributed Web Browser

IMG_4175 BitTorrent, the company that builds and operates peer-to-peer tools for people to distribute digital files and communicate with each other, is today making an advance on its latest attempt to tackle how we interact online. Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s web browser built on decentralized, P2P architecture, is now in beta. Maelstrom first opened a limited alpha in December 2014, and since… Read More

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Foundation: Leo Laporte On TWiT And Following Your Passion

twitfoundation In this episode of Foundation, I sit down with a long-time mentor and friend, Leo Laporte. Leo was the star of TechTV and is the founder of TWiT. We discuss his early days as a fry cook at McDonald’s, how the concept of This Week in Tech was born, and the importance of keeping a positive attitude. Leo’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: “I’m lucky for one thing. I… Read More

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Gossip App Cloakroom Is Yik Yak For Washington Insiders Only

geofence Capitol Hill feels a lot like a college, with thousands of twenty-somethings all working on the same campus, eating in cafeterias and taking summer recesses. Now the Hill even has its own Yik Yak with the launch of the anonymous forum Cloakroom.
Cloakroom is a mobile app where Washington insiders can anonymously post their thoughts. You can only use Cloakroom if you are in the Capitol… Read More

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The High Score Selfie

11118334_1580639238886771_1378534386_n Well, it had to happen, if it didn’t already. Two-person indie game developer Nerd Agency has unleashed the ‘high score selfie’. The feature, which can be seen in the startup’s latest iOS game, Boom Bunny, lets you take a photo of yourself with your high score superimposed and — you guessed it — share it on social media. “We were seeing people… Read More

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Today Is The Last Day To Save $1000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

disrupt-0083 We’ve been warning you all week. We’ve given you ample time to get out ahead of this. But today is the day. And by ‘the day’ I mean the last day to register for Disrupt NY with the early bird pricing, which saves you about $1000. But I shouldn’t have to convince you — our speakers list should do the trick. We’ll be joined by tech bigwigs like… Read More

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Amazon Quietly Acquired Shoefitr To Improve How It Sells Footwear Online

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 12.25.44 It looks like Amazon has made another acquisition under the radar, this time to boost online sales in fashion. The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D technology to help match online shoppers with shoes that will fit them better. We were passed the news of the sale by a reliable source very close to the company, and we have reached out to… Read More

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