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Swappa now offers protection plans for used smartphones

iStock Swappa, an online marketplace for buying and selling used electronics, wants to relieve the stress of not having insurance or a protection plan on the used devices a customer buys through the site, by offering a protection plan of its own. Anyone who purchases a smartphone from a seller ...

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Ears, hands or eyes

Michael Eisenberg Crunch Network Contributor Michael Eisenberg is a partner at Aleph. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to ...

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Disrupting the world of science publishing

Bérénice Magistretti Crunch Network Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Every scientist wants his or her paper to appear in Cell, Nature or ...

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BMW 5 Series Gets M Performance Upgrades

The BMW 5 Series Sedan goes on sale early next year, but BMW is already teasing us with sporty, new M Performance parts and accessories. Upgrades for the upcoming 5 Series sedan include aerodynamic tweaks, substantial power increases, suspension upgrades, performance brakes, and fancier bits for the interior. BMW’s all-new ...

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The best Cyber Monday deals on iPads, laptops, and PCs

The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 doorbuster might be the lowest-priced Cyber Monday laptop deal available. Cyber Monday still doesn’t have the notoriety of Black Friday, but its origins as a way for online retailers to cash in on holiday shopping dollars has ironically dulled the popularity of the day after ...

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