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Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game

Nintendo shared on its YouTube channel three behind-the-scenes videos about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many thought the Nintendo Switch had a pretty thin launch lineup with Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the only big production. But anybody around you who owns a Switch will tell you that it’s an amazing …

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Join us at the TC Include Pitch Practice on April 6 in Manhattan

To everyone in the five boroughs and beyond, mark your calendars: TechCrunch is set to take Manhattan like so many tech-obsessed Muppets. On April 6, the team will be launching our first TC Takes Manhattan event for an all-day techstravaganza, starting with the TC Include Interactive Pitch Practice at 5:30PM, at …

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Adobe’s Project Fleek connects marketers and social video influencers

Adobe is testing out a new product called Fleek, offering marketers a new way to recruit and manage video influencers for promotional campaigns. Laura Williams Argilla, Adobe’s director of services and workflow for professional video, described Fleek as an extension of the social publishing tools that the company launched (in …

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Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it’s not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at them and gives you …

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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW

Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology on stage at SXSW this afternoon. In a keynote today, Doudna noted that while this technology is very young (less than five years old), “it’s been deployed …

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The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model

Four former reporters and entrepreneurs are attempting to fix India’s “broken” business media landscape and simultaneously prove that there’s an audience — and business — for paying for quality journalism in the country. Subscription-based media is thriving in the West. The New York Times has seen its digital subscription base swell …

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Sony Xperia Smartphone Images Leak Ahead of Monday’s MWC 2017 Launch

When Sony started sending media invites for its Xperia smartphone launch last month, it was speculated to launch at least two devices. Rumours however suggested later that Sony could launch five new Xperia smartphones at its launch event at the side-lines of MWC 2017 trade show in Barcelona – which …

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LG G6 With 5.7-Inch FullVision Display, Google Assistant Launched at MWC 2017

LG G6, the new LG flagship smartphone, has been unveiled at the company’s launch event at MWC 2017 in Barcelona on Sunday. The LG G6 follows the company’s ‘Less Artificial, More Intelligence’ theme. Juno Cho, President of Mobile Communications Company, LG Electronics, at the company’s keynote stressed that the smartphone …

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iPhone 8 to Sport AR Features and Glass Back With Steel Frame: Reports

iPhone 8 rumours are coming in every day, and today’s set of leaks shed light on the metal and glass combination build of the device, some sort of augmented reality (AR) integration, and the removal of the dedicated fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 8 should get rid of the fingerprint reader on …

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ISRO Planning to Launch SAARC Satellite in March, Chandrayaan-2 in Q1 2018

Space agency ISRO is planning to launch two satellites, including the one meant for the benefit of SAARC nations, in March and April this year. “We are planning to launch two satellites, one each in March and April this year,” ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters to a …