Here's How To Create A New Snapchat-Style "Story" On Instagram

~new feature who dis~ This morning, you may have noticed a new Instagram feature called "Stories." An Instagram Story is...

Watch wall-walking spiderbots weave ‘impossible’ structures with carbon fiber

 Normally, the notion of setting a pair of spiderbots free in your house would seem alarming. But if you knew that they were weaving...

Watch 500 Startups’ Demo Day here

 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you 500 Startups’ Batch 17 Demo Day today, August 2nd, starting at 1:00pm PT. 500 Startups is a global seed fund and...

Latest AWS Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

 AWS announced the release of Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 5.0.0 today, which includes among other things support for 16 open source Hadoop projects. As AWS...

New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme,...

 Along with today’s rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also debuting a new version of its Skype Windows application, which the...

Twitter Will Let You Temporarily Follow Olympics Tweets For 17 Straight Days

Twitter is about to embark on a 17 day-long test where it will insert curated Olympics-related tweets into people’s timelines, if they opt in.The...

Former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich Says The Gig Economy Can Be A “Nightmare"

Reich testifying on income inequality before the Joint Economic Committee in 2014. Win Mcnamee / Getty Images Former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich...

Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit

 He’d just walked me through the demo of Instagram Stories, a pixel for pixel photocopy of Snapchat Stories. The products look so similar I...

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera gets wide release in the US on August 19th

 Samsung’s Gear 360 has only been available in drips and drabs. The company first introduced the VR camera back at Mobile World Congress in...

Instagram Adds Disappearing Stories To Encourage More Casual Posts

Instagram's highly curated feed often feels like a museum full of people's best work. Now, the company is adding a new section that's more...

Samsung’s Gear VR headset gets an upgrade

 Not quite worthy of the wow factor bestowed upon the new Note 7, but Samsung wasn’t going to get out of this morning’s Unpacked...

Staaker drone follows you as you attempt to break your neck

 The $1,200 Staaker drone does away with the traditional remote control, replacing it with a wearable armband. Instead of controlling the drone like a...

Twitter revamps Moments for the Olympics, with weeks-long tracking of sports and events

 Twitter this morning announced a change to how its Moments feature will work for those who want to follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Games...

Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

 Ping Identity announced its first acquisition since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in June for $600 million, grabbing Austin-based UnboundID for an undisclosed purchase...

Distil scores $21 million Series C to crush bad bots

 Distil Networks, a company that helps discover and eradicate bad bots, announced a $21 million Series C round today. Funders include new investor Silicon Valley Bank...