Crosley Cruiser – Vintage-inspired portable turntable

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Crosley makes a line of vintage-inspired portable turntables in great colors and prints. Thanks to variable speed settings, each player can handle your perennial 78s as well as your newly pressed Hozier record. They even come fully loaded with an adapter for your Lemonheads 45s.

With built-in speakers, you need only the turntable, your album of choice, and a power outlet. If you prefer to listen to Tori Amos on full size speakers, the player also has a stereo output discreetly hidden in back.

If your spouse or partner doesn’t find the hisses and pops of vinyl recordings charming, the headphone jack allows you to immerse yourself in Paul’s Boutique while pretending you’re only pending obligation is a paper on Faulkner and feminism. And because no urban hipster is complete without a little irony, your vintage-inspired record play comes equipped with an input for your MP3 player. You will have to provide your own mustache and slouchy beanie, however.

– Elly Lonon

Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable

Crosley

3 speeds, 9 colors

$80 Buy a copy on Amazon

Studio Behind ‘Little Big Planet’ Confirms Next Title Coming To PlayStation VR

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An anonymous reader writes: As the company’s first title, Little Big Planet was a breakout hit for the studio Media Molecule. The franchise saw three major games across the PS3 and PS4, two mobile versions (for PSP and PS Vita), and a number of spinoffs. But now Media Molecule hopes to make lightning strike twice with the forthcoming genre-eluding title, Dreams, which enables players to create and animate inside of the game world using the PlayStation Move. After several months of question dodging following the game’s initial announcement, the studio has finally confirmed at Paris Games Week that Dreams will support PlayStation VR.

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Amazon shutters its daily deals website Amazon Local

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It’s time to add another service to the list of Amazon’s shuttered projects. The company is pulling the plug on Amazon Local, its Groupon-style daily deals site. A notice on the site’s homepage says that the service will be gone for good come December 18th; until then, it will continue selling off its remaining inventory of vouchers and deals. If you happened to purchase one such deal, fret not, as Amazon says that all existing vouchers will be honored despite the shutdown.

The move does not come as a surprise: daily deals appear to have been a fad. Groupon, which made its name in the business, has collapsed in the last few years, and has tried pivoting a couple of times to keep itself alive. LivingSocial, too, has found itself in…

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Liquid Bitcoin

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Silicone-3D-vdW Happy Halloween! Let’s talk about the scariest thing in the tech world today. No, no, not bubbles, drones, or unicorns: Bitcoin. Seriously. (Mostly.) Whether you think it’s a boondoggle scam, a libertarian Trojan horse that threatens governments, the scourge of Wall Street, or the thin edge of the post-capitalist wedge, you face two scary prospects: what if you’re right?… Read More

Atom 1.1 Is Out, With Lots of Graphic Improvements

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yathosho writes with some good news for GitHub developers: GitHub’s new Atom editor sees a first big update in version 1.1. Character measurement has been improved, fonts with ligatures and variable width fonts are now supported. The biggest new feature is probably live Markdown preview, matching the current theme. There’s also a 1.2.0 beta available, for those who want to have a look into Atom’s future.

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A Look At Who’s Down From Google

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IMG_1858 No longer content to just being the ubiquitous source of information of all kinds for the typical college student, Google is now trying to be the platform that friends use to plan their next hangout. As 9To5Google reported earlier today, the company launched an app called ‘Who’s Down’ on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store this morning.

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Ride Sharing Will Give Us Back Our Cities

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greencity Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services have been with us for several years now. What began as a convenient novelty to replace traditional taxi and limo services soon became a standard commute for many people. Commentators and company executives caught on to the paradigm shift and have begun issuing provocative statements such as, “Hey! You no longer need to own a car.” Read More

CrunchWeek: Apple Is Rich, Zenefits Versus ADP, And Facebook’s Phone Number Battle

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crunchweek-4-3 Hello, comrades of the revolution, and welcome back to CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup of all things noteworthy. This week our fearless leader, Matthew Lynley, was joined by Sarah Buhr and myself. We took a long look at earnings — especially Apple’s simply massive scale — the partial quashing of the ADP-Zenefits beef, and, of course, Facebook’s plan to… Read More

A peek inside Iraq’s most notorious weapons market

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The fun-loving Chinese journalists in this segment manage to out-VICE VICE. ?? On the Road is billed as “a homemade outdoor reality show” featuring an “extreme couple” who love adventure. The pair and their team got some great footage of an open-air weapons market in Sadr City.

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Amazon’s Prime Now will bring you the latest Call of Duty game at midnight

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Taking part in the midnight launch of a video game usually involves driving to your local GameStop or Best Buy and sitting in line with your fellow gamers for awhile. But Amazon seems to think the whole communal aspect is a bit unnecessary. Today the company announced that Prime Now, its one-hour delivery service, will be making midnight deliveries of Call of Duty: Black Ops III on November 6th. To get the game right upon its launch hour, you’ll have to preorder using the Prime Now app beginning at midnight eastern on November 4th.

So technically you’ll need to stay up late for two nights instead of just killing time in line on the eve of Black Ops III‘s release. You could risk waiting until later in the morning on November 4th to…

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Monclarity Raises $5M And Launches Its Brain-Training App Brainwell

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brain Startup Monclarity announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding from Access Industries. And it recently unveiled Brainwell, a brain-training app available on iOS, Android, Kindle and the web. Now, there’s been a lot of skepticism around brain-training games like Lumosity, particularly after a recent study of the existing research found that these games may improve… Read More

Google tests Who’s Down, an app for broadcasting your total alienation

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You’re a teen, and you’re down. But how is anybody else supposed to know that? Enter Who’s Down, a new invite-only app from up-and-coming social networking company Google, Inc. The app, which is more or less a direct rip of Danny Trinh’s Free, lets you broadcast your down-ness to fellow teens by tapping a toggle to signal your immediate availability for whatever. If your friends continue ignoring you, you can invite them to specific categories of hangouts, either by choosing from a Google recommendation (“Anyone down to grab tacos?”) or proposals of your own (Netflix and chill?)

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You bought the new Apple TV — which apps should you download?

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Apple this week started selling its new streaming video box, another piece of hardware that connects to your TV set with the sometimes-undelivered promise of making cable unnecessary. But as anyone who’s been paying attention to Apple TV announcements knows, this is not about hardware; it’s about apps.

Executives at the Cupertino tech giant have said that tvOS, the new operating system for Apple TV, is “95 percent” of the same core framework as iOS, so that apps being built for the different platforms will stay in sync across different devices as they’re updated. This basically means Apple is attempting to make it easier for developers to make all kinds of stuff for Apple TV, just like they do for iPhone. It’s an interesting direction…

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