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Image: manish singh/mashable india By Manish SinghIndia2016-12-05 10:43:51 UTC Google just opened its AI-driven app Allo to hundreds of millions of new users.   Google said Monday Allo is getting support for Hindi, one of India’s widest spoken languages. The assistant, which a user can trigger using the keyword “@google”, now understands...

Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter campaign bringing entry-level robotics to the desktop. The robot is extendable and can be equipped to deal with any number of tasks, including cutting, moving, printing, picking-upping, soldering and...

Virtual reality may be struggling to crossover into the gaming mainstream, but doctors are excited about the role it could play in medical treatment and therapy. In 2016, VR let clinicians step into a cancer cell, and now an immersive experience named Joy is being tested for its ability to alleviate loneliness among long-stay hospital patients. Built by Australian...

The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This is the same handheld grip that shipped with the Karma drone — at least before the drone was recalled for battery issues. The Karma Grip competes directly with the DJI Osmo though both offer distinct...

Some made fun of Apple’s attempt at self reflection with its debut of the Apple Book, a minimalist photo book showing off the company’s product design history. The punch line? The paper book about Apple’s often expensive products costs $300.  Despite the $300 price tag for what amounts to a catalog, some Apple fans rushed to snag the book....

Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time. Well, that works, but it could be better. So at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, a few developers in the United Kingdom built an app to make sure everyone’s...

The Apple rumormongers simply won’t let talk of an Apple Car die.  Just months after reports indicated that there was, in fact, no Apple Car on the way, now a new document is sure to stoke the fires of Apple fans’ hopes that the company’s logo will grace an automobile in coming years.  A letter Apple sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic...

We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered a way to build coatings that can mimic the surface of the leaves of plants, which could eventually lead to solar panels that lose...

Technology doesn’t just change the world — it runs it.  In 2016, the algorithms, networks and slabs of glass and metal that make up today’s digital tools had a direct impact on our lives in some very unexpected ways.  From Facebook’s fake news problem to the Galaxy Note7 literally exploding, that impact wasn’t always for the...

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Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving...