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[03 Jul]    PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me 

Zymatic by PicoBrewPicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer). Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More


[03 Jul]    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central 

Screenshot 2015-07-03 12.02.22Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. And Bowling Central… Read More


[03 Jul]    Sphericam 2 Is A 4K 360-Degree Camera Built For The VR Era 

dog_IMG_1255_1One of the main issues with current 360-degree VR technology is that a successful experience typically requires a user to have both creation and consumption devices. While companies like Oculus and Samsung have begun to bring VR consumption devices to market, there is still a lack of consumer-targeted cameras that are capable of creating 360-degree VR compatible video. Recently launched… Read More


[02 Jul]    Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20 

anki-overdriveThink of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years ago and the company has steadily upgraded the system since. But today, the company revealed the ship date and price of its next generation product, Anki Overdrive. Anki debuted the Overdrive… Read More


[01 Jul]    A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again 

unnamedTechnology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running. According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp is a wireless charger for electronic devices. It can charge your cell phone and… Read More