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Makerbase, a new site from Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani and former blogger Anil Dash that's being billed as the IMDb of web design, has just launched. Just as IMDb maintains archives of the people that help produce television shows and movies, Makerbase focuses on those that create the sites an...

August 11th 2015 at 7:24pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that Uber's desire for mapping tech didn't really stop with Nokia's Here maps. The ride-sharing platform just picked up a portion of Microsoft's Bing maps technologies and about 100 of Redmond's employees as TechCrunch tells it. The way that TC describes the deal, the employees that U...

June 29th 2015 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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Cody Wilson fundamentally altered the way we produce and distribute firearms in 2013 when his company, Defense Distributed (DD), first published the plans for a 3D-printed pistol, dubbed The Liberator, on its website. The State Department didn't take too kindly to this revelation and sent DD a let...

May 7th 2015 at 3:31pm 0 Comments
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We're probably the last tech site to report on our own demise, but we ask your forgiveness -- it's been a rough couple of days. Yes, TUAW will be ceasing publication this week. Expect to see our last posts sometime on Tuesday, February 3. You'll probably see some personal farewells from a number...

January 31st 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever thought about how you might improve the standard QWERTY keyboard? Jesse Vincent has. He's a keyboard enthusiast, a rare breed of geek inexplicably obsessed with text entry devices. We found him showing of Keyboardio at TechCrunch Disrupt -- a butterfly-shaped keyboard designed to put...

September 10th 2014 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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How fast is Uber growing? Pretty darn fast -- CEO Travis Kalanick claims the company adds tens of thousands of new drivers every month. "There are hundreds of thousands of partners connected to our system," he said at TechCrunch Disrupt this morning. "We're in the neck of 50,000 new jobs every mon...

September 8th 2014 at 1:52pm 0 Comments
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Apple doesn't love us enough to send us devices for review, nor can we afford to purchase one of every new Mac that hits the market. Fortunately, our sister site TechCrunch was able to take a close look at the 2013 iMac and did a short-but-sweet review of the top features of Apple's all-in-one des...

October 7th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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This week it's all about our iPhone 5s and 5c reviews, the newly unveiled BlackBerry Z30 and Sony's intriguing QX10 lens camera. So how did we spice things up? We got none other than TechCrunch's John Biggs and our Executive Editor, Marc Perton, to rock the mics with Brian Heater. You know it, you...

September 20th 2013 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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Russian Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower with his smartphone during a meeting, on November 27, 2012, at French employers association MEDEF's headquarters in Paris. (Photo credi:ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images) As Apple enthusiasts worldwide gear up for an imminen...

August 27th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In the past, users of the popular Yelp iPhone app could do just about anything on their devices that they could on the service's full website except one important thing -- leave full reviews. According to Ingrid Lunden at our sister site TechCrunch, here's how Eric Singley (VP of consumer and mobi...

August 13th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The Path (free, with many in-app purchases for stickers and whatnot) social network has opened the doors to 13 new API partners that will now sport a "Share on Path" button in their apps. Path's integration initially started with Nike, giving users a way to share their runs and fitness levels thro...

August 12th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments