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Writer at TechCrunch, covering Apple and startups. Email: darrell@techcrunch.com

Sunset Overdrive Review: A Genuinely Fun Game, Once You Get Past First Impressions

techcrunch.com — Microsoft's console exclusives are arguably what it needs to make up ground on PlayStation, despite its continued hold on the beloved Halo series. Its brand new Xbox One game, Sunset Overdrive, looks in part to be an answer to Sony's fan favorite Infamous series, since both offer a lot of grinding, wall-climbing and parkour-ish behavior.

Nintendo Building Bedside Fatigue- And Sleep-Tracking Device

techcrunch.com — Nintendo might be on the verge of reinventing itself once again: The Japanese company is currently best known as a gaming giant, but in its storied history (which dates back to 1889), it has run taxis, sold instant rice and more.

Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

techcrunch.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or with discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Major Security Improvements

techcrunch.com — Android's newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3. While the visual update might be the one that most users pay the most attention to, Android 5.0 also has a number of under-the-hood changes, including some major updates to the overall security of the platform.

Google Fit App Now Available For Android Devices

techcrunch.com — Google has released its Fit app, which acts as a central storehouse for activity recorded via your Android device, and via apps that use the Google Fit SDK introduced at the I/O developer conference back in June.

Apple’s ConnectED Program Participation Brings Macs, iPads And More To Underserved Schools

techcrunch.com — Apple's $100 million commitment to President Obama's ConnectED program has resulted in Macs, Apple TV, and iPads being introduced to 114 schools, the bulk of which cater to students who qualify for free or discount lunch programs, meaning the investment is overwhelmingly going to school boards that wouldn't necessarily be able to supply their own Macs or iPads for teachers or students.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: Bose Pads Its Lead In Noise-Cancelling Headphones

techcrunch.com — Bose has long-held the title of the maker of the best active noise-cancelling headphones available, per reviewers of a wide variety of publications and from a range of backgrounds. The QuietComfort 15 over-ear headphones really were the apex if you wanted decent sound, along with noise isolation that made even noisy airplane cabins silent enough to sleep in.

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Goes Live

techcrunch.com — Amazon wants to take some of the mystery out of predicting what books will sell with its new Kindle Scout publishing program, which lets readers vote on their favourite excerpts from unreleased books to determine what does (and what doesn't) get published. Welcome to the court to common opinion, aspiring authors.

Alpine Ships A New 7″ CarPlay-Capable Deck, But It’ll Cost You $800

techcrunch.com — Alpine has a new way to get Apple's CarPlay in your vehicle of choice: The iLX-007. The new aftermarket entertainment deck supports Apple's in-car software solution, which translates some of the functions of your iPhone into a format more palatable for use on the road, including Maps, Phone, Message, Music and CarPlay-enabled apps like the recently-updated Rdio.

Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick Is A $39 Chromecast Competitor With A Hardware Remote

techcrunch.com — Amazon's connected TV plans don't end with the Fire TV, an Apple TV-like device it launched last year - the company announced the Fire TV Stick today, a $39 dongle that resembles the Chromecast, which is only $19 for the next two days if you're already an Amazon Prime subscriber.
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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 28, 2014

new Rancid so I’m 15 again this morning

Oct 27, 2014

@eliza_pb it’s okay. we fashion people help each other out.



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