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

Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household — The Fire TV Stick works. That's about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it's not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users.

Technics Revived As High-Res Music Download Service — Famed turntable brand Technics plans to launch a high-resolution music download service. But it's not coming to America like Neil Diamond's high-res service Pono. Starting in January, the platform will spin (get it?) 24-bit tracks to users in UK and Germany. Called Technics Tracks, it's said to be launching with tens of thousands of tracks encoded in 24-bit FLAC.

Parrot’s 14MP Bebop Drone To Take Flight In December For $500 — Parrot just dropped the price of high definition drones. The firm's Bebop drone will hit stores next month with a starting price of $500. That's several hundred less than DJI's entry level Phantom drone even though it packs the same quality camera and several novel tricks including being controllable from a smartphone or tablet..

The Application Deadline For Hardware Battlefield Is Saturday — Procrastination is a bitch. But fame and fortune is on the line here. Get your application in for Hardware Battlefield by Saturday night for your chance to win $50,000, exhibition space at the International CES in Vegas and our amazing Metal Man trophy.

A Gift Guide For The Young At Heart — Some people never grow up. They might age, go into debt and get mortgages, but they don't get older in spirit. And that's great! What follows is a gift guide for a person still holding onto their inner child. They're gifts for the young at heart and the person not afraid to let loose.

DJI Introduces The $3,300 Inspire 1 Transforming Drone — DJI is the leader in drones and the company just introduced a radical new model. The Inspire 1 builds upon the success of the Phantom and integrates some of the magic found in the firm's professional-level drones including the ability to stream 1080p video up to a mile away.

A Gift Guide For On-The-Go Bloggers, Students And City Dwellers — The life of a blogger can be nauseating. You're a rolling stone and wherever you lay your laptop is your home. Your laptop bag is essentially your corner office and must contain everything needed for a day's work.

Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley — Meet Jonathon Triest. The 32-year-old Detroit native runs Ludlow Ventures and just closed his first venture fund - $15 million. He's a Detroiter investing directly in Silicon Valley with the sheer gumption of a Midwesterner. "We hunt startups like most startups hunt VCs," he told me.

Tinder’s Sean Rad Demoted From CEO, Will Serve As President Of Board — Tinder's parent company just swiped left on Sean Rad, who will step down as the company's CEO, according to a report from Forbes. He is to remain with the company and serve as the president of the board. But he's not out yet.

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Where Fantastic Sound Meets Impressive Noise Canceling Technology — Watch out, Bose. The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are here and they're aimed directly at your customers. The Zik 2.0s are comfy, efficient at noise canceling, and best of all, they look amazing. And how do they sound? Pretty damn good, actually. The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the company's second try at headphones.
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Nov 20, 2014

I'm going to go take a drone and play in the snow now.

Nov 20, 2014

yes yes yes neil young and not neil diamond. i know I suck.

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