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Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

 Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

 Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

The Guys Behind Maniac Mansion And Monkey Island Are Making A Brand New LucasArts-Style Game

 Did you ever play Maniac Mansion? Of course you did. Because if you hadn’t, the geek police (a real thing) would have already taken away your geek card (also real.) Like pretty much anything Lucasfilm Games (RIP) released throughout the 80s and 90s, Maniac Mansion is just one of those games you have to play. Seriously, go bootleg it if you have to. Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert… Read More

Surprise! Bananas Do Not Make A Great 3D Printing Material

 THIS PRINT IS BANANAS. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. THIS PRINT IS BA — okay fine I’m done. But for real, the kind of horrifying, fleshy-lookin’ 3D printed shape you see below is quite literally bananas. Pureed bananas, mixed with a bit o’ potato starch for the sake of holding things together. As the latest experiment by the guys over at 3digitalcooks (a blog that focuses heavily on… Read More

China Tried To Get World Internet Conference Attendees To Ratify This Ridiculous Draft Declaration

 This week, China hosted its first World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Late yesterday night, the events’ organizers made a pro-forma attempt to get attendees to approve a draft declaration by slipping it under their hotel room doors. TechCrunch has obtained a copy of the document, which is supposed to represent the consensus views of conference participants. Read More

Nintendo 3DS Finally Hacked After 3 Years On The Shelves

 It’s been well over 3 years since the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves — and in that time, the device has proven itself remarkably resistant to hacking and modification. Until now. This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run unauthorized code — or “homebrew”, as it’s known — on their devices. Read More

Dyson Invests $2.35B In R&D, Aims To Launch 100 New Products Over The Next Four Years

 Dyson is spending big on new products and product categories, the company announced today. The maker of vacuums, fans, heaters, hand dryers, robots and more announced today that it would be spending a total of $2.35 billion across a UK tech campus, expansion of its manufacturing efforts, investment in British universities to foster talent, and $1.56 billion in new specific tech development… Read More

VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

 Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Customers can use any of the content in that library for a subscription fee of $79 a month or $99 a year. Read More

VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

 Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Customers can use any of the content in that library for a subscription fee of $79 a month or $99 a year. Read More

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

 Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. To be clear, it doesn’t support real-money betting, but rather tracking… Read More

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

 Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. To be clear, it doesn’t support real-money betting, but rather tracking… Read More

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

 Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. To be clear, it doesn’t support real-money betting, but rather tracking… Read More