Airplane Mode – Why does the power need to be off on all devices?

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Why do all electronic gadgets have to be turned off during takeoff and landing? Anyone who has flown using airplane mode  is familiar with the rule of switching off any electronic gadget before landing and takeoff. To many people, this sounds very silly or superfluous. Some people even become furious by just the mention switching …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!

Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which is a relatively big deal in the world of VR. Sony, meanwhile, announced that it sold more than 30 million units of the PS4 …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Chronos, comScore, And The Ario Smart Lamp

In case you want to opt out of the smart watch trend without having a dumb watch, Chronos is there for you. comScore made moves this week in the world of mergers and acquisitions, while the Ario smart lamp went live (and surpassed its goal) on Kickstarter. We discuss all this and more on this …

ByeBuy Raises €1M To Make It Easier To Switch Gadgets

German startup ByeBuy, which offers a pay-as-you-go and on-demand alternative to gadget ownership, has raised a €1 million seed round. Backers include Commerzbank subsidiary Main Incubator, in addition to Rocket Internet’s venture arm Global Founders Capital, Hannover Innovation Fund, KRW Schindler Investments, and previous investor Seedcamp. The new capital will be used for a planned …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: We’re Over Smart Watches

Happy Friday! To soothe you from the hectic bustle of the fall work week and transition you into a peaceful, potentially football-filled weekend, we come bearing the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. All that said, it isn’t the most uplifting 30 minutes of conversation had among colleagues, as we discuss the ludicrous Keurig Kold and our diminishing …