Calling All Designers To #HackDisrupt In NYC This Weekend
The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon fast approaches and at this point, it's important to start thinking about your hack's design. Luckily, TechCrunch is happy to announce another partnership with the Design Trust to have crackerjack designers in attendance, polishing your creation to make it stand out in our esteemed judges' eyes. Who is the Design Trust, you ask?
Stray Boots Launches On Android With Plans To Phase Out Its SMS Origins Entirely
Stray Boots started out as a basic SMS app, that let users enjoy a gamified city tour experience by answering questions about various nearby establishments sent to their phone via text. For an SMS application, StrayBoots seemed to have something great going, seeing as each game costs $12. Again, for an SMS app. But as time goes on, Stray Boots has switched things up a bit to include full-fledged smartphone applications. iOS has been available for a while, and today the company is announcing a brand new Android application. According to founder and CEO Avi Millman, users are reporting a much better experience using graphics-rich apps as opposed to basic SMS, which may lead the company to phase out SMS altogether. The main concern in building out the apps was maintaining simplicity. City tours don’t necessarily appeal to Gen Y as much as they do older generations, though that’s not to say 21-year olds don’t love exploring NYC’s financial district. To that end, StrayBoots chose SMS ...
HTC One Final Press Images Leak Ahead Of Today’s Launch Event
HTC is holding a special event in NYC today at 10 AM, and it's all but guaranteed that the company will be showing off its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One. But we managed to get in one last spoiler, thanks to the release of this final press shot. The image is a much more polished version of previous leaks we've seen, showing the HTC One (formerly known as the M7) in all its glory, in both white and black.
Watch drunk guy sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on NYC train
Watch a man serenade New Yorkers on the subway with his version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" complete with instrumentation after "drinking a giant can of beer." As remarkable as the drunk's performance is the "jaded" reaction of New York subway riders.