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CrowdSolve Wants To Give Serial’s Legion Of Armchair Detectives A Crime-Solving Platform

techcrunch.com — A new project called CrowdSolve debuting on Indiegogo today asks the question: What happens if you use the "wisdom of the crowd" to solve crime?

SoundCloud Launches Collection, A Customizable Home Base For Users

techcrunch.com — SoundCloud's home page stream isn't always the most conducive to browsing and discovery, so the company is launching a new alternate home base for its users with 'Collection,' a way to follow artists, build playlists and like content for a personalized view and playback experience.

Apple’s Holiday Ad Paints The iPad As A Device That Bridges Generations

techcrunch.com — Apple's marketing team does one thing especially well: Identifying how its products are being used and turning that into a point of emotional resonance via video advertising. The company's new holiday ad, which is called "The Song," uses Apple's entire lineup to help the protagonist get creative with their Christmas gift, but the part that rings most true is the way the iPad erases what could be complex technological barriers across generations.

Skype Translator Preview Going Live Today

techcrunch.com — Skype has been talking about, and demoing, its new real-time translation software for Skype for a while now, but users will begin getting first-hand experience with the tool as of today. The Skype Translator preview program begins welcoming its first participants into the fold, based on sign-ups to the Translator preview page we told you about in early November.

Runtastic Uses Oculus Rift To Give Your Real-World Workout A Virtual Kick In The Pants

techcrunch.com — Fitness tracking app Runtastic has developed a proof-of-concept piece of software for Oculus Rift VR headsets that allow the user to do a real 7-minute workout, while experiencing a virtual environment at the same time.

TC GameCast Episode 2: Storytelling In Game Of Thrones And Dragon Age

techcrunch.com — Last week on the TechCrunch GameCast, Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and myself discussed storytelling in gaming, using recent releases as lenses to look at different approaches in vogue today. We mainly focused on Telltale Games's Game of Thrones and Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

techcrunch.com — Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google's continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also arrived in a recent software change is support for offline step tracking, meaning you can still log activity with your device even when it's not in communication with your smartphone.

LTE Nexus 9 Available Now At T-Mobile For $600, Coming To Google Play Soon

techcrunch.com — T-Mobile is the first in the world to offer an HTC Nexus 9 with LTE, with the tablet up for sail today via T-Mobile's online store. It'll cost you $24.99 or over 24 months, with $0 up front, or $599.76 all told - Just $500 more than the 32 GB Wi-Fi only version.

Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

techcrunch.com — Customers looking for more payment options for that next Mac or iPhone just got a new choice - PayPal. The online payments giant is now available at checkout on Apple's online retail channel in both the U.S.

TC Droidcast Episode 30: Cardboard VR, How Do You Wear Your Android Wear

techcrunch.com — This week, Google dropped so many updates today that we couldn't help but talk about them, including new specs and software for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based VR program, and an updated version of Android Wear that supports custom watchfaces (officially, whereas before they were everywhere but not built using any kind of proper API).
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @kylebrussell: You can hear my voice go up an octave as I run from zombies in Dying Light on the Oculus Rift techcrunch.com/2014/12/17/we-… pic.twitter.com/xWBrk7yS22

Dec 17, 2014

The fbi probably just didn’t read the wired piece yet

Dec 17, 2014

VIA Rail blocks Libsyn to prevent large upload/download but not SoundCloud lol

Dec 17, 2014

@brady hey I have used Ecamm's Call Recorder for Skype for years and it's always been solid: ecamm.com/mac/callrecord…

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