Robots, explosions, and self-tying shoes – here’s a rundown of the most-buzzed-about TechCrunch news videos of 2016:
1. Apple Airpods
An obvious, but not necessarily expected,
from Apple this fall, Airpods have a lot going for them. Several TC staffers have
them out and have good things to say. In fact, Editor-in-Chief,
, listed Apple’s Airpods as one of his
. After a three-month waiting period, Airpods finally
so you can decide for yourself.
2. Tesla Model 3
At a somewhat more affordable starting price of $35,000, you could now opt for a sporty all-electric ride versus an Audi or BMW. It also packs a ton of cool features like 0-60 in under 6 seconds, autopilot hardware built in to the base model, front and rear trunks, and of course that stunning sun/moon/see-everything roof made of a single pane of glass.
3. Nike Hyperadapt
, need I say more? Nike’s Mags with Hyperadapt 1.0
just take the already awesome achievement to the next level.
4. SpaceX landing and exploding
Earlier this year, SpaceX went on a Falcon 9 launching spree attempting to land the rocket with varying degrees of success. After four previous attempts, SpaceX successfully landed on a drone ship in April, which was very exciting. Then a few month month later, we were back to blowing things up. According to a recent article, SpaceX is looking to try, try again. You can find a brief history of SpaceX here.
5. NES Classic Edition
The demand for NES Classic exceeded Nintendo’s expectations making it
your hands on a system here in the States. The shrunken-down version of the original hardware
and retails for $60. What’s not to love?
6. Viv AI Assistant
Viv is a next-gen AI system built by the makers of SIRI.
on stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY conference, Viv can do much more than just answer quick questions. Its AI is capable of writing its own code to accomplish tasks its never done before. A natural competitor to Siri and Google’s Assistant, Viv was
7. Microsoft Surface Studio
At their Windows event this October, Microsoft
, an all-in-one PC with a 28-inch PixelSense display. It’s the thinnest display ever built, according to Microsoft,
8. Spot Mini
, Spot Mini is smaller, lighter, less menacing
. It looks like a dog and can climb stairs, open doors and more.
9. GoPro Karma
There was a lot of hype around
. Too bad
after only 16 days on the market.
10. Tesla Solar Roof
Elon Musk announced a new Tesla solar roof product that will give your normal-looking roof solar energy gathering powers. Rather than stashing big panels up there, Tesla will offer high-efficiency glass tiles that closely resemble regular roofing material. Not much detail on how well it works just yet, but It does indeed look great.
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