Events Archive

Meet the Moroccan Artist Relaunching an ‘80s London Streetwear Brand, Presented by Cadillac

Two decades after its initial run ended and presented by Cadillac, Moroccan-born and London-raised artist Hassan Hajjaj is relaunching his streetwear brand R.A.P London at Dubai’s Sole DXB 2016. Showcasing 12 unisex pieces—six reworked from R.A.P’s archives and six brand new—the collection draws on the brand’s heritage while reflecting modern cultural movements in NYC and London. The cultural melting pots of today’s societies create a world …

Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

We’re back. Hardware Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premier hardware startup event and is returning to the world’s largest consumer electronic show. Applications are now open until November 3 at 9pm PT. Submit your application here to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, a $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield series, but with a few small …

Come see me in Portland, Riverside, LA, and San Francisco

I’ve got a busy couple of weeks coming up! I’m speaking tomorrow at Powell’s in Portland, OR for Banned Books Week; on Wednesday, I’m at UC Riverside speaking to a Philosophy and Science Fiction class; on Friday I’ll be at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, speaking on Canada’s dark decade of policy denial from climate science to digital locks; and then …

To do in San Francisco: Oct 15 panel on the creation of the Haunted Mansion

To do in San Francisco: Oct 15 panel on the creation of the Haunted Mansion / Boing Boing The storied Walt Disney Family Museum hosts Imagineer Kim Irvine, former Disney lead Twitter writer Ed Squair, and Winchester Mystery House manager Walter Magnuson in a panel on Oct 15, discussing the origins of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, a subject near and dear to my heart.  …

To do in San Francisco this weekend: the first-ever roguelike celebration

Noah writes, “This weekend a group of roguelike enthusiasts and developers are getting together for the first ever Roguelike Celebration. It’ll feature talks from developers of the game that spawned the genre – rogue – as well as the creators of Dwarf Fortress, Kingdom of Loathing, ADOM, Tracery and lots more. It’ll take place all day on the 17th and will be streamed live …

Vetements Unveils Stock Room-Inspired Concept Store Inside New York’s Saks Downtown

For this fall/winter season, Saks Downtown will be the exclusive specialty retailer to carry Vetements’ women’s collection in New York. To celebrate the partnership, Vetements has crafted a beautiful installation inside the store’s 2nd floor stadium space. Drawing inspiration from retail stock rooms, the entire Vetements stock will be displayed for one month. Decorated by around 12 silver racks and merchandise covered in plastic garment and …

Facebook to roll out tech for combating fake stories in its Trending topics

Following the controversial firing of the editorial team who managed the Trending Topics that appear next to Facebook’s News Feed, the company is now actively working on technology that will help prevent fake news stories from showing up in the Trending section. Similar systems have been rolled out to News Feed in recent months, and now that same technology is making its way to Trending, …

Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone

Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and also being able to remember them. That’s led to a blossoming ecosystem of password management services like OnePassword. But if you ask Antoine Vincent Jebara and Priscilla Elora Sharuk, that’s not going far enough. Instead …

Pokémon Go will “likely” come to Android Wear

Pokémon Go will come to Android Wear, it seems. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this afternoon, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs – the company behind the most viral and profitable mobile game of all time – confirmed that his team will look into bringing game to other mobile platforms which are interesting in terms of both gameplay and mobility. Asked specifically if Android Wear was on that …

Affectiva partners with Giphy and opens its emotion-sensing API to small businesses

Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby made a pair of announcements at TechCrunch Disrupt today that should bring the company’s emotion-detecting systems to quite a few new people. First, the Affdex SDK and APIs are now free to any company that learns less than a million dollars a year. These are Affectiva’s emotional analytics platforms — you can build it into your chat app so that …