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TechCrunch Senior Editor. Lover of gadgets. Occasional woodworker. And I live in Michigan. That's about it.

Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win — By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory. But the Sprout is from HP. Imagine if Apple had announced the Sprout.

Joker Lets You Instantly Stream Perfectly Legal And Legitimate Torrent Files — Let's say there's a torrent online you would like to view. After all, torrents themselves are perfectly legal. Instead of downloading the torrent, paste the link to the torrent in and watch the content instantly. Watch out, Popcorn Time. The Joker is here. Using to watch a torrent is stupid easy.

BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset — BlackBerry is still rolling and today CEO John Chen announced the upcoming BlackBerry Classic, which seems to be, well, a classic BlackBerry. Details like screen size and battery life were not revealed. All you need to know is that the Classic will have a BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

Keen Home Raises $1.52M To Bring Its Smart HVAC Vents To Market — Smart thermostats are great, but they often do not regulate the temperature of individual rooms. That's where Keen Home's Smart Vents come into play. The company first announced their product at Disrupt NY 2013 and is today announcing $1.52M in seed funding to bring it to market.

Surprise! We’ve Pushed Back The Hardware Battlefield Application Deadline — TechCrunch is looking for the next hot hardware startup to launch on our stage in Las Vegas, but you have to apply first. The deadline is now November 15th, leaving you just over two weeks. For the second year in a row TechCrunch is holding Hardware Battlefield at CES where startups will compete for $50,000 and our newly-minted Metal Man trophy.

Fitbit’s Latest Activity Trackers Feature Heartheart Monitoring, Smartwatch Functions — Meet Fitbit's latest: The Charge, Charge HR, and the Surge. These activity trackers will sit atop the brand's masthead going into 2015 and beyond. But don't look for most of these products this holiday season. Only the $130 Charge will be available this year. The $150 Charge HR and $250 hit stores in early 2015.

Microsoft Prices Xbox One Below PS4 For The First Time — Starting November 2nd, the Xbox One's starting price will be $350. That's $50 off the current level. Thanks, PlayStation! The $50 discount is seemingly applicable to all the system-plus-game bundles. The Kinect-free Assassin's Creed or Sunset Overdrive bundle will cost $350, with the Call of Duty: Advance Warfare running $450.

Hardware Battlefield Applications Close In A Week — Stop procrastinating and fill out your application for Hardware Battlefield. The show is set to be even better than last year with participating startups getting free exhibition space at the 2015 International CES and competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy.

Uber Partners With Vaccine Finder To Bring A Free Flu Shot To You — The flu is more deadly than ebola and yet a simple vaccine could save your life. In that breath, Uber has partnered with Vaccine Finder to deliver a registered nurse and a vaccine kit for up to 10 people - of course on demand.

Disrupt London Finalist Photomath Rockets To The Top Of The App Store — Have you tried Photomath yet? It's brilliant. It's a camera app that solves math equations. Just point and solve. The company launched the app earlier this week at Disrupt London, and yesterday, unseated Facebook Message to become the top free on the App Store.
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Oct 29, 2014

@jordanrcrook they announced a new photo printer today if you want to relive that.

Oct 27, 2014

nothing like forgetting an embargo to start the week out right!

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