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  • Killer whales stress narwhals out just by being in the area As warmer Arctics let killer whales roam farther, the effects could be dramatic. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Valve surprise-announces middleware 3D sound toolkit, gives it away It’s called Steam Audio—but it doesn’t even require Steam to work. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Single atom feels the quantum heat Gold climbs a thermal staircase, platinum climbs a thermal hill. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Formula 1 in 2017 means fat tires and wide wings Lap times should be 3-5 seconds faster, but will the racing be any better? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Frank Abagnale, world-famous con-man, explains why technology won’t stop breaches The man who once pretended to be a doctor explains identity theft to the health industry at HIMMS. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Halo split-screen combat is coming back—and it’s here to stay Halo team leader says removing split-screen from Halo 5 “eroded trust” with fans. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Rethinking contributors on TechCrunch  After a very successful two-year run, we’re going to be changing the way that contributions work on TechCrunch. When we started the Crunch Network experiment, the goal was to bring a wide array of voices to the site that were delivering deep domain-related experience that augmented the work of our staff writers. The startup community ...
  • Security researchers announce “first practical” SHA-1 collision attack  Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam working with a team from Google Research say they have found a faster way to compromise the SHA-1 hash algorithm — announcing what they describe as “the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision” in a blog post today. Read More Share this:Click to email this to ...
  • Amazon cites First Amendment protection for Alexa in Arkansas murder case  Late last year, it was revealed that Amazon’s Echo had become a key piece of evidence in an on-going murder investigation in Arkansas dating back to 2015, as police sought access to voice recordings from the smart home assistant. Now the tech giant is firing back, arguing that both user commands and Alexa’s responses constitute protected speech. ...
  • Why we need diverse founder and funding teams and how to find them  Diverse teams perform better. First Round Capital found that, over 10 years, teams with at least one female co-founder performed 63 percent better than male-only teams. Racially diverse teams also perform 35 percent better than their industry pee… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home  Food delivery startup Thistle was never been in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s married cofounders, Ashwin Cheriyan and Shiri Avnery, thought that prepared meals, ready-to-heat or raw and ready-to-eat, were a better fit for their busy customers. Meal kits, ...
  • T-Mobile wants you to ignore last-place finish in nationwide network test Verizon and T-Mobile each claim best network, pointing to different tests. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • T-Mobile wants you to ignore last-place finish in nationwide network test Verizon and T-Mobile each claim best network, pointing to different tests. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Amazon refusing to hand over data on whether Alexa overheard a murder Amazon: Alexa and its users have a First Amendment right of protected speech. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • One vaccine to wipe out ALL mosquito-borne diseases? It’s in clinical trials It’s a long way from clinic and there’s scant data, but the premise has promise. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Samsung’s got a new 10nm octa-core chip with gigabit LTE for flagship phones Exynos 9 8895 is a shoo-in for at least some versions of next-gen Galaxy phones. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos, giving creators a 55% cut  Facebook today announced it’s begun testing ad breaks that interrupt on-demand video with a small set of partners, who will earn a 55% ad revenue share while Facebook keeps 45%. That could change the way creators make video content so they tease viewers enough to sit through the ads, while luring more producers to Facebook. On-demand ...
  • FOSSA scores $2.2M to help developers manage open source licenses  FOSSA wants to help developers manage the tricky terrain of open source license management, and today it announced a $2.2 million seed round. The company also announced that its license management product by the same name was available in open Beta. Let’s start with the funding, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures along with an ...
  • Tech companies speak out about Trump revoking guidelines protecting trans students  Once again, tech companies are again finding themselves in the midst of a culture war in response to action by the Trump administration. On Wednesday, the administration rescinded guidance for transgender students in public schools, repealing a similar letter which the Obama administration had issued in May 2016 to allow those students to use school facilities that conform with ...
  • Google’s latest space-themed Doodle is exceptionally clever Search giant celebrates the discovery of an unusual planetary system. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Chrome betas get Touch Bar support that isn’t as good as Safari’s If you like running bleeding-edge software on expensive hardware, this one’s for you. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • No key, no login: G Suite admins can now make FIDO security keys mandatory Forget 6-digit 2FA codes, just plug in a USB stick! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Lyft launches in 54 more cities across the U.S.  Lyft said it was going to grow fast in 2017, and on Thursday it doubled down on that promise with a launch across 54 cities in the U.S. The launch is the largest simultaneous expansion for the ride-hailing company, second to its earlier kick-off in 40 U.S. cities announced in January, which is also when ...
  • Report: Samsung to unveil massive Galaxy S8 handset  Samsung is about to release a version of the S8 with an even bigger screen than the Note 7. According to this leaked spec page, the S8+ will have a 6.2-inch curved screen. That’s about the size of a phonebook. The phone is apparently called the S8+ and is said to be a variant of ...
  • At death’s door for years, widely used SHA1 function is now dead Algorithm underpinning Internet security falls to first-known collision attack. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Nintendo Switch impressions: Out of the box and into our hands Fiddling with a solid tablet, tiny Joy-Cons, and one extremely flimsy kickstand. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Judge: No, feds can’t nab all Apple devices and try everyone’s fingerprints “Such Fourth Amendment intrusions are justified based on the facts articulated.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Indonesia’s Kejora announces first close of $80M fund for Southeast Asia  Indonesia-based early-stage investment firm Kejora has announced the first close of a second fund which is targeted at $80 million for investments in Southeast Asia. Kejora, which is known for its Ideabox accelerator program in Jakarta, has secured one-third of its target, with investment from LPs that include Indonesia’s Barito Pacific Group, Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Family… Read ...
  • Confirmed: UK challenger bank Monzo raises £19.5M with another £2.5M in crowdfunding planned  Monzo, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has disclosed details of its new funding round — confirming our scoop from earlier this week. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • India’s top mobile operator Airtel is buying smaller rival Telenor  Less than a month after Vodafone confirmed it is in talks to merge with Idea Cellular and create India’s largest mobile operator, one piece of M&A has been confirmed in that space. Bharti Airtel has gobbled up smaller player Telenor India in a deal announced today. The Airtel-Telenor deal is subject to regulatory approvals, but both sides ...
  • Crunch Report | Apple’s New Campus Will Open in April Apple’s new campus will open in April, never-ending turnover at Twitter, Instagram adds a carousel feature and Snapdeal to lay off 500-600 people. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Dealmaster: Get a Samsung HDR-ready TV plus a $500 gift card for $1,499 And deals on 4K laptops, gaming bundles, cameras, and more. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Divided federal appeals court rules you have the right to film the police Filming cops, 2-1 court rules, ensures that they “are not abusing their power.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • New Pruitt e-mails surface, automakers ask EPA to soften fuel economy rules Days after the former Oklahoma AG became EPA administrator, the job gets complicated. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Threat via Whisper prompts FBI to show up: “holy f**k I’m… going to get raided” Seriously, don’t post violent threats on “anonymous” messaging apps. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Tesla posts a Q4 loss but the company’s revenue grows amid acquisitions Tesla plans 3 more Gigafactories, will have service, manufacturing expenses. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Tech coalition slams Homeland Security proposal to collect social media passwords  With national immigration policies in flux, tech’s privacy advocates aren’t wasting any time rallying around common causes. This week, the Center for Democracy & Technology announced a coalition to oppose efforts by Homeland Security to collect social media passwords from individuals wishing to enter the United States. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a ...
  • Singtel’s digital ad division Amobee acquires Turn for $310M  Amobee just announced that it has agreed to acquire adtech company Turn for $310 million. Amobee used to be a mobile ad startup itself, before a 2012 acquisition by Singtel, where it remains a subsidiary. Since then, Singtel and Amobee have continued to make more acquisitions on the digital ad side, including Gradient X, Adconion and Kontera. Turn, meanwhile, operates both ...
  • The great app roll up is coming and Maple Media is leading the charge  For the better part of the last year, tech pundits have been writing about the demise of the app. Once thought to be the savior of consumer-facing software, apps are now ubiquitous, underused, underappreciated, and underwhelming. Enter the Los An… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Marathon runner’s tracked data exposes phony time, cover-up attempt A cut corner, a retraced route on a bike, and the Garmin tracker that exposed the lies. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • SocialRank Realtime helps marketers get more proactive on social media  SocialRank co-founder Alex Taub classifies most brand interactions on social media into two broad categories. They’re either broadcasting to all of their followers or, if they’re communicating individually, it’s usually in a reactive way, like responding to a complaint. With the just-launched SocialRank Realtime, Taub and his team are trying to enable something different.… Read More Share ...
  • Tesla wants to offer vehicles with one price, including insurance and maintenance  Tesla has begun offering customers in Asia a package that includes the cost of insurance and maintenance in the purchase price, the company noted on its earnings call today. This is how they’d like to offer vehicles across their markets in the future, the carmaker says, and it’ll do so in partnership with external insurance ...
  • Wireless earbud startup Earin gets $3.5 million in funding as its readies new product  Headphone startup Earin announced today that it’s scored $3.5 million in funding, hot on the heels of announcing its second-generation wireless earbuds back at CES. The new round will go to fund the release of the M-2, due to be released at retail this spring. The move marks a shift for the company, which took ...
  • Elon Musk says he doesn’t think Tesla unionization is “likely to occur”  Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed alleged efforts on behalf of employees at its Fremont factory to unionize on the company’s earnings call on Wednesday. Musk said that he’s going to publish the results of his own investigation into conditions at the factory and employee attitudes towards unionization in his own blog post shortly, but he ...
  • New details emerge about Palantir’s custom software for spy agencies  A new report by the Intercept provides some compelling specifics on collaboration between Palo Alto’s secretive big data shop Palantir and the intelligence agencies that it keeps on its client roster. While some broad strokes are known about Palantir’s relationship with spy agencies, the finer points seldom see daylight. That guarantee of secrecy that no doubt aids the… Read More Share this:Click to ...
  • How Blizzard distilled Overwatch’s hope from Project Titan’s failure Finding “room for positivity and inclusiveness” in “a dark situation.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Fitbit reveals it paid $23 million to acquire Pebble’s assets  Among the more interesting tidbits to be found in Fitbit’s disappointing new financial filing is the fact that it apparently picked up Pebble’s assets for a relative song. While the company didn’t reveal the actual numbers when the acquisition was announced late last year, reports pegged it at upwards of $40 million. According to today’s ...
  • T-Mobile promises big LTE boost from 5GHz Wi-Fi frequencies T-Mobile deploys LTE-U tech that shares unlicensed spectrum with Wi-Fi. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring  The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will be able to communicate cellular data over unlicensed frequencies technically overlapping with Wi-Fi’s. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • The LG G6 has a hidden face, and it’s impossible to unsee  Images of the LG G6 leaked today and overall it looks like a solid phone with soft lines, very little bezel and a face on the backside made up of the dual lenses and power button. It looks surprised and maybe a little shocked. LG will likely reveal all the details of the phone next week at Mobile ...
  • Knotel raises $25M to expand its “headquarters as a service” approach to office space  Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offers what co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described as “headquarters as a service” — a flexible office space that can be customized for each tenant while also growing or shrinking as needed. This might sound like it’s addressing the same need ...
  • Waze Carpool targets more U.S. cities, Latin America for expansion  Waze’s Carpool ridesharing features might be coming to a city near you relatively soon. The Google-owned crowdsourced navigation app piloted carpooling features first in its home country of Israel, and then in San Francisco and the Bay Area – and now it’s looking to spread it further, including in additional U.S. cities, and in Latin ...
  • Apple’s new spaceship campus gets a name, lifts off in April Main headquarters replaces the ’90s-era Infinite Loop campus. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • It took less than a minute of satellite time to catch these thieves red-handed A small nonprofit caught these “dark” ocean vessels used for pirate fishing. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Recycling plastic trash before it can reach the ocean Dell project will recycle “ocean plastic” into product packaging. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Ars Technica Live: What to do when border officials ask for your passwords Law professor Ahmed Ghappour tells us about changing rights at the US border. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Now Twitter loses head of entertainment talent and director of finance  Twitter can’t seem to stop the management bleeding, which is complicating its attempts to pull off a turnaround after a tough year of layoffs and sinking share price. Yesterday its head of entertainment talent Lara Cohen, a major figure leading partnerships with content creators, left the company. Today, a director of finance David Bicknell is ...
  • AMD’s new Ryzen processors will take on Intel starting next week  AMD is launching three new Ryzen 7 processors on March 2 the will attempt to take the crown for fastest PC processors in the world from rival Intel. AMD’s new processors are all 8-core affairs, which the company says will best similarly specced rivals from Intel’s Core I line at similar price points ($330, $400 and $500 ...
  • Turn anything into a nightmare cat with this machine learning tool  Machine learning has the potential to solve many of our regular human problems, like for instance having too few nightmarish, oddly cat-filled crude images to gaze upon. Luckily, Christopher Hesse created the edges2cats web-based tool to address exactly that issue. The machine learning software uses Google’s Tensorflow to translate one image to another, using training data provided ...
  • The dramatic rise in hacktivism  2016 was the year hacktivists disrupted cyberspace like never before. The December launch of the new movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was well-timed — epitomizing outsiders banding together to bring down powerful enemies against long odds to steal confidential plans. This plot is similar to hacktivist agendas over the past year. Read More Share ...
  • India’s Snapdeal to lay off 500-600 as it battles Flipkart and Amazon  Snapdeal, one of India’s big online marketplaces, is feeling the pinch of competition from Flipkart, Amazon and a host of startups that have emerged with the rise of e-commerce in the country. The startup — backed by the likes of eBay, Alibaba and Softbank and last valued at $6.5 billion — said it is laying off staff as ...
  • NASA found 7 “Earthlike” planets just under 40 light years away  NASA has discovered seven planets with Earth-like qualities orbiting a nearby star making them among the strongest candidates in the continued search for extraterrestrial life among  known exoplanets, or planets that exist outside of our own solar system. These new planets all inhabit another solar system which includes seven planets that have a relatively warm ...
  • Faraday Future to face modified Tesla at Pikes Peak, and this year you can livestream it It’s a uniquely challenging race, and that applies to broadcasting it, too. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Nearby system has 7 Earth-sized planets, several in the habitable zone Less than 40 light years away, TRAPPIST-1 hosts a plethora of planets. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Microsoft confirms second major Windows 10 update coming in 2017 Details are scant, but a new Project Neon visual refresh is likely. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google Fiber makes expansion plans for $60 wireless gigabit service As Google Fiber scales back fiber builds, signs point to wireless expansion. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • PSA: Amazon is giving everyone an $8.63 coupon off of $50 orders today Coupon follows new lower price for free standard shipping without Prime. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Clinc raises a $6.3M Series A to advance its AI for banking platform  Clinc hopes its AI personal assistant Finie will one day reduce the complexity and barriers many consumers face when attempting to understand their finances. The company claims the voice-controlled platform serves up financial data in impactful w… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Trump’s hiring freeze is taking jobs away from cybersecurity students  One of President Trump’s first moves in office was to order a sweeping hiring freeze across the federal government, preventing hiring for all jobs except for narrow exemptions in national security and the military. Although the executive order hasn’t stirred as much controversy has Trump’s more recent orders on immigration, it will have extensive consequences for ...
  • How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine  Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least that’s the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken, because ...
  • Twitter debuts custom profiles for businesses, so people don’t think they’re talking to bots  Twitter this morning is launching a new customer service feature for businesses using its service, which will allow agents to respond to direct messages using custom profiles. That is, their names and profile pictures will display when they are engaged in conversations with customers, instead of the company’s Twitter photo and name. The idea is to ...
  • The Expanse: Warm hearts in the cold of space Great science fiction has more than just technobabble and pretty special effects. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Switch game downloads can’t be shared across multiple systems Purchases can apparently only be on one system at a time. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot hits Netflix on April 14 Fourteen-episode 11th season of the show raised $6.5 million from fans. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • CPU competition at last: AMD Ryzen brings 8 cores from just $329 AMD is back in the performance game… finally. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Zotac Zbox EN1080 review: Console-sized 4K PC gaming—and it’s expensive $2,000 is a lot to ask for an i7 + GTX 1080—but few systems are this small and quiet. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • The north pole of Mars looks a lot like a Cinnabon Seriously, the polar caps are pretty interesting features. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Voysis raises $8 million to help it become the the Twillio of voice AI  Voice-powered artificial intelligence is not something that’s easy to set up for just any business, even if it might have real benefits in terms of driving sales or improving customer experience. Voysis is a startup that wants to change that, with an AI platform that can parse natural language input, and that works effectively in specific ...
  • About.com launches The Spruce, a standalone site for Home Decor and Food  In its continued effort to divide and conquer, About.com is launching yet another standalone media brand in the form of The Spruce, a site dedicated to home improvement and food. The new site brings over more than 50,000 pieces of content covering home decor/design, food and recipes, gardening, family life, crafts and hobbies, and pets. The ...
  • NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off A 7-time astronaut has a NASA contract and is ready to prove the doubters wrong. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head  I’m not saying your head is oddly-shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are designed to fit you perfectly and won’t touch your cheeks, spread over your wider face, or frustrate you by slipping off. The ...
  • Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls  MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has officially shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney. TechCrunch understands that the U.S. entertainment company acquired MakieLab’s tech and assets as early as July last year, a story that I have tried but failed to nail down ever since. Until now, that is. ...
  • Disney has quietly acquired tech and assets of MakieLab, a startup that 3D printed dolls  MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has officially shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney. TechCrunch understands that the U.S. entertainment company acquired MakieLab’s tech and assets as early as July last year, a story that I have tried but failed to nail down ever since. Until now, that is. ...
  • Uber driver: company isn’t paying the full 80% of a fare that I’m owed Lawsuit: “drivers are paid less than they are contractually entitled to.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Galaxy S8 gets pictured with display on; new button design leaks, too Samsung’s design department did some serious work to slim down the bezels. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Toyota and Shell could build 7 hydrogen refueling stations in California Oil giant and automaker hedge their bets on fossil fuel dependence. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Smartwatches need to get better  Android Wear 2.0 was bound to be a disappointment. There was just too much hanging on the second generation of the wearable operating system. After all, a significant chunk of declining smartwatch shipments was laid at the feet of the OS’s ongoing delay and, as last year drew to a close, studies like this report from ...
  • Testosterone pills won’t beef up your brain—but could harm your heart In a series of studies, scientists got mixed results but the same conclusion. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • MIT creates an intelligent power supply that lets hardware sip energy  Researchers at MIT have created a power supply for small electronic devices that “sips” energy by turning devices on with packets of energy rather than a steady stream. Most power converters release a steady voltage. This means they’re generally inefficient for small devices like sensors and other devices that don’t need to be constantly on. ...
  • More than just a new GT, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 is a marker for the future Its new flagship coupe comes as a roaring V8 or V6 hybrid. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • What do we know about the effects of medical marijuana? Three ways to look at a topic that’s notoriously hard to research: Medicinal pot. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Tragic FDA reports of sick babies reveal toll of homeopathic products FOIA request documents detail babies losing consciousness, seizing, dying. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • AT&T says its merger with Time Warner is exactly what customers want AT&T says you’ll love “more relevant” ads, but senators warn of higher prices. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Subprime auto lender facing FTC inquiry over GPS-tracking kill switches This modern-day version of the repo-man raises both safety and privacy concerns. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google’s Tilt Brush lands on Oculus Rift  Do you dig getting creative in virtual reality? Well, your options for doing so got a little less limited today, as Google has made Tilt Brush available on Oculus Rift. The virtual painting application was previously an HTC Vive exclusive, but no… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Skurt has raised a $10M Series A to grow its rental car delivery service  Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures (which also led a $1.3 million seed round), and included a strategic investment from BMW, as well as funding from Troy Carter’s Cross Culture Ventures, Expansion VC, Greycroft and Magic Johnson. Skurt has an interesting take ...
  • V2X tech makes Tampa commutes safer, faster, less confusing  The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has partnered with Savari and Brandmotion to create a vehicle-to-everything infrastructure pilot program to help ease commuting and make it safer for everyone — including pedestrians. The program will equip 1,500 cars, 10 buses, and 10 trolleys with Savari’s On-Board Units, or OBUs. That’s the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) piece.… Read More Share ...
  • Policy rollbacks can’t counteract technology advances in retirement investing  Technology has already upended the current brokerage model and Millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history, won’t settle for anything less than a service that puts their interests ahead of company bottom lines. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Jay Z is planning a VC fund. Here’s how his investments are doing  Jay Z invested in Uber in 2011 and today it’s worth 200X more. Now he’s getting serious about investing in startups with plans to create his own venture capital firm, according to respected tech journalist Dan Primack’s publication Axios. Jay Z is building the fund with long-time partner and Roc Nation co-founder Jay Brown. They plan ...