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The New Razer Blade Makes Gaming At High Resolutions On A Laptop Less Of A Compromise

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Razer Blade Razer is once again proving it’s capable of squeezing a lot of power into a tiny space with the debut of the 2015 Razer Blade, the latest in the company’s series of flagship laptops that put an Apple-like spin on the gaming segment.

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Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

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techcrunch-radio1 TechCrunch Radio can’t stop, won’t stop. So you should just accept your fate and apply to be in the pitch-off. Or at the very least, tune in on Tuesday evenings to hang out with us. For those of you who don’t yet know, TechCrunch Radio is an hour-long weekly radio show hosted by myself and East Coast Editor John Biggs that airs on Sirius XM 102 Indie and 103 Insight.

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Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build Self-Driving Cars

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uber-smile1 Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development,” sources close to the decision have confirmed to TechCrunch. They say the company has hired talent from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, including lead engineering and commercialization experts.

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Social Networks Report Record Numbers Around Super Bowl Conversations

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superbowl More people than ever reacted to last night’s Super Bowl using social media, according to reports from a number of tech companies. Facebook today says that this year’s Super Bowl was the biggest yet on its social network, and YouTube says more people than ever before watched ads and teaser videos on its site. Meanwhile, Twitter set a new record for Super Bowl tweets.

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Whatsapp Voice Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

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whatsapp_topic - NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice calling feature in their Whatsapp mobile application, indicating that the now Facebook-owned company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber, for example.

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Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

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Sony glasses More Sony news. In a pre-CES announcement that’s perhaps hoping to draw eyeballs away from the toxic fallout of the Sony Pictures email hack — or, more likely, hoping to suck up a little oxygenated publicity ahead of the consumer electronic scrum in January — Sony has today announced its own take on Google Glass.

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Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment In Uber, May Add Ride Requests

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uber It’s official: Chinese Internet giant Baidu has confirmed that it is Uber’s latest investor, as TechCrunch reported last week.

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Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

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 AP) Well known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t even know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it.

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Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M,

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Snapchat Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack have uncovered several acquisitions made by Snapchat, as well as plans for a music feature and meetings to discuss partnerships with Twitter.
According to emails between Snapchat, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, and Snapchat board member Mitch Lasky, Snapchat bought a QR scanning and iBeacon startup called Scan.me for $14 million in cash, $3…

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Social Influence Startup PeerIndex Acquired By Brandwatch in Cash/Shares Deal

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Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 09.01.10 After raising $22 million in May this year, UK-based social media monitoring startup Brandwatch has clearly been hunting around for arrows to add to its quiver. Its gaze has alighted on another UK startup, PeerIndex: Brandwatch has bought PeerIndex, a specialist in social influencer mapping, in what is its first acquisition.

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