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  • Idris Elba steals the show as “Black Superman” in Hobbs and Shaw trailer “We’re gonna need cars and guns.” 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Dealmaster: A number of big-name video games are discounted today Plus deals on TCL Roku TVs, Xbox Wireless Controllers, Amazon devices, 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 Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant similar to Alexa, Google Assistant There’s no indication that it will extend outside Facebook’s own hardware—yet. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts for 1.5 million Remember when Facebook asked for email passwords? The blunder just got worse. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers ...
  • Netflix to open a production hub in New York and invest up to $100 million in the city Start spreading the news. Netflix is coming to New York City in a big way. The streaming media service has committed to invest up to $100 million to build a production hub and hire hundreds of new staffers in the Big Apple, according to a statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Netflix’s new production hub ...
  • ‘Child’s Play’ trailer gets a smart home makeover, giving a Chucky control over connected devices Oh golly does the new trailer for “Child’s Play” look good. Not only does it have appearances by Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill (as the voice of Chucky) and Bryan Tyree Henry (who’s awesome in Atlanta), but it’s giving Chucky a smart home makeover. The demonically possessed doll now has the power to control networked devices ...
  • Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated Industrial automation is already streamlining the manufacturing process, but first those machines must be painstakingly trained by skilled engineers. Industrial robotics giant Fanuc wants to make robots easier to train, therefore making automation more accessible to a wider range of industries, including pharmaceuticals. The company announced a new artificial intelligence-based tool at TechCrunch’s Robotics/AI Sessions ...
  • Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M The round values Pilot at $355 million. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating system to its IoT range ThreadX joins Azure Sphere, Windows 10 for IoT. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music, or ...
  • Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back The company’s vast power in e-commerce is only the initial, quick jab to an opponent’s face. Data-focused innovations in offline retail will be Amazon’s second, much heavier cross. 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 ...
  • Working backwards to uncover key success factors Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. More posts by this contributor Netflix is still too cheap Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’ If you’re a SaaS business — you’re likely overwhelmed with data and an ever-growing list of acronyms that purport to unlock secret keys to ...
  • Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken by Russia’s mysterious ...
  • Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She was found dead after getting into a vehicle that she believed to be her Uber ride. The murder, which ...
  • Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet another tech platform used in Russia’s election influence campaign. Facebook? Sure. Instagram? Yup, that too. YouTube? Twitter? Oh my, yes. Even Tumblr makes an appearance (LOL. Tumblr). But Craigslist? Apparently the Russians used ...
  • YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its Google Home smart speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers — like those from JBL, Panasonic, Sony and others. The free service will be ad-supported, and available in select markets, ...
  • Pinterest opens up 25% in its first day of trading Pinterest is the latest high-profile tech unicorn to go public. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky ...
  • Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee . At one point, the Russians used servers located in the U.S. to carry out the massive data exfiltration effort, the report confirms. Much of the information was previously learned ...
  • Digital health investments slide in the first quarter to $2 billion, according to Mercom Capital Venture investors, private equity, and corporations funneled $2 billion into digital health startups in the first quarter of 2019, down 19% from the nearly $2.5 billion invested a year ago. There were also 38 fewer deals done in the first quarter this year than last year, when investors backed 187 early stage digital health companies, ...
  • Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available for download. Announced last month, the software development kit is part of the chipmaker’s ongoing push to help make robotics development more accessible for a wider range of users. ...
  • Daily Crunch: Samsung responds to Galaxy Fold concerns The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone Samsung has issued a statement about its new folding phone. Apparently ...
  • The consumer version of BBM is shutting down on May 31 It might be time to move on from BBM. The consumer version of the BlackBerry Messenger will shut down on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. It’s important to note, BBM will still exist and BlackBerry today revealed a plan to open its enterprise-version of ...
  • Why we’re looking into the Mueller report After nearly two years of investigation and months of delays (not to mention partisan bickering the whole time), Special Investigator Robert Mueller’s report on the President’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election is out. We’re not a politics news site but we’re still looking into it — tech has figured more prominently than ...
  • Apple expands global recycling programs, announces new Material Recovery Lab in Austin Apple announced today a further investment in its recycling programs and related e-waste efforts, which includes an expansion of its recycling program for consumers and the announcement of a new, 9,000-square-foot Material Recovery Lab based in Austin, Texas, focused on discovering future recycling processes. The company also reported the success of its existing efforts around ...
  • You can now download the source code for all Infocom text adventure classics Yes, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Zork are both included. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Jerrie Cobb, one of the most gifted female pilots in history, has died “We see, only, a place in our Nation’s space future without discrimination.” 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Staffsource: Ars’ most coveted work-from-home essentials Our staffers gush about the items that make their homes better than any office. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A Weengs, the U.K. logistics startup for e-commerce businesses that need a more convenient way of getting online orders to customers, has raised £6.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is venture capital firm Oxford Capital, with Weeng’s seed investors, including Local Globe, Cherry Ventures and Venture Friends, following on. Founded by Alex Christodolou ...
  • Marketing platform startup Adverity raises $12.4M in round led by Felix Capital Marketers get a lot of incoming from the data they have to deal with, bound up in hundreds of spreadsheets and reports, making it time consuming and tricky to get value out of. Tech companies like Datorama and Funnel.io have appeared to try and lighten this load. Adverity is a data intelligence platform also playing ...
  • Starbucks challenger Luckin’s fundraising spree continues with $150M investment Coffee startup Luckin is continuing its fundraising spree as it sets its sight on becoming an alternative to Starbucks in China. The a-year-and-a-half old company announced on Thursday that it closed a Series B-plus raise totaling $150 million. The fresh proceeds valued Luckin at $2.9 billion post-money, up from $2.2 billion just four months ago. ...
  • Nintendo Labo VR review: There’s no “Nintendo magic” inside these lenses Neither gameplay nor contraptions are enough to save uneven, uncomfortable package. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • 100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app. The Chicago Police Department was alerted by Car2Go that some of their vehicles may have been rented by deceptive or fraudulent means through a mobile  app, a spokesperson wrote in ...
  • The Jaguar I-Pace wins World Car of the Year, World Green Car awards We were among the panel of 86 international jurors for the annual award program. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Nikola Motor Company shows off two real trucks and… a new jet ski? The Tesla competitor had a very Tesla kind of product reveal. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Pinterest prices IPO above range Pinterest will begin trading on the NYSE tomorrow. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Co-Star raises $5 million to bring its astrology app to Android Nothing scales like a horoscope. If you haven’t heard of Co-Star, you might just be in the wrong circles. In some social scenes it’s pretty much ubiquitous. Wherever conversations regularly kick off by comparing astrological charts, it’s useful to have that info at hand. The trend is so notable that the app even got a ...
  • The wave of domain hijackings besetting the Internet is worse than we thought Despite widespread attention since January, DNS campaign shows no signs of abating. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • HD emulation mod makes “Mode 7” SNES games look like new Bsnes addition cleans up matrix math, rounding errors on original SNES hardware. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day two I’ve not had any technical issues with my Samsung Galaxy Fold. So far, so good. A day or so in does, however, tend to be the time when the harsh light of day starts to seep in on these things. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Kids on 45th just raised millions in seed funding to sell lightly used kids clothes — sight unseen A seemingly endless number of startups has attracted funding in recent years to make life easier for people with money to spend. They’re sold sell nice clothes, chic shoes, cool office space, on-demand car services, on-demand laundry services, on-demand cleaning services, anti-aging therapies. It goes on and on. Overlooked in the process is the overwhelmingly ...
  • Salesforce is buying MapAnything, a startup that raised over $84 million Salesforce announced today it’s buying another company built on its platform. This time it’s MapAnything, which as the name implies, helps companies build location-based workflows, something that could come in handy for sales or service calls. The companies did not reveal the selling price, and Salesforce didn’t have anything to add beyond a brief press ...
  • Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have posted on several Reddit threads complaining of account breaches and many more have tweeted at @ChipotleTweets to alert the fast food giant of the problem. ...
  • Bendgate 2.0: Samsung’s $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking Samsung’s fancy folding OLED panels are dying after just a few days. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • 50-inch Surface Hub 2S: $8,999, shipping in June; 85-inch version next year You’ll be able to get it without the integrated computer, 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Zoom, the profitable tech unicorn, prices IPO above range The video conferencing business will go public on the Nasdaq tomorrow, the same day as fellow tech unicorn Pinterest. 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 ...
  • Wonderloop’s networking app lets you swipe left on video profiles instead of pictures There isn’t much left to be done in online networking apps. We are all familiar with professional (LinkedIn), social (Facebook), realtime (Twitter), and dating (Tinder, Bummble etc). But profile photos of the people you’re interacting with only get you so far. And we’ve all known that person who looked smart in the photo and turned ...
  • Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover vehicles. Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID, said Wednesday it’s using lidar sensors developed by Aeva, a startup founded just two years ago by veterans of ...
  • Terry Gou will resign as Foxconn’s chairman to run for president of Taiwan Foxconn chairman Terry Gou officially announced on Wednesday that he will run for president of Taiwan. Gou will step down from leading the company (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd), one of Apple’s most important manufacturers, in order to campaign for the nomination of the Kuomintang, the pro-China opposition party. Taiwan’s economy ...
  • Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15 Sites that don’t verify age could get blocked by British ISPs. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million Investors have forked over $33 million in a new round of funding for Redox, hoping that the company can execute on its bid to serve as the link between healthcare providers and the technology companies bringing new digital services to market. The financing comes just two months after Redox sealed a deal with Microsoft to ...
  • Coinbase launches in 11 countries with crypto-to-crypto conversions only Coinbase is currently only available in 32 countries around the world — mostly in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Today, the company is aggressively expanding by opening 11 countries at once in Latin America and South East Asia. But there’s a trick — there’s no crypto-to-fiat conversions. Coinbase competitor Binance has taken the crypto world ...
  • As researchers pursue links between the bacteria and human health, startups stand to benefit In 2009, the National Institutes of Health launched a five-year, $150 million project to stimulate research into a new field of medicine examining the connections between the millions of bacteria living in the human gut and overall human health. Spurred by the advancements in genetics from a decade earlier, this new field of research would ...
  • Rumored lidar shopping suggests Apple is still serious about autonomy Apple has about 1,200 people working on the project, Reuters says. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for $300 million, a source told TechCrunch, with the purpose of rethinking how people order drive-thru chicken nuggets. The pivot ...
  • A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a core part of the internet’s infrastructure. Their alarm was heard: FireEye quickly came out with new intelligence warning of a “global” domain name hijacking campaign targeting websites of predominantly Arab governments. The campaign, ...
  • Proof of Capital is a new $50M blockchain fund that’s backed by HTC It’s often said that the dramatic fall of crypto prices last year ushered in a new era for technology-focused startups in the blockchain space, and the same argument can be made for the venture capitalists who fund them. Proof of Capital is the latest fund to emerge after it officially announced a maiden $50 million ...
  • Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and make sure a hacker can’t access your system. Idinvest Partners is leading today’s round. Existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Axeleo Capital are also participating. If you ...
  • Intel quits 5G modem business hours after Apple settles with Qualcomm Intel was reportedly struggling to produce 5G chips in time for the 2020 iPhone. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • NASA says Christina Koch will spend 328 days in space “It feels awesome,” the newest extended-stay astronaut said. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B Aidoc, the Tel Aviv startup using AI to analyse medical scans, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Square Peg Capital and brings total funding to date to $40 million. The company’s previous backers include Israeli VC TLV Partners, Magma Ventures and Emerge. Offering a solution aimed at radiologists ...
  • Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new regulations in Europe that will be rolled out later this year to improve security in online transactions. It has acquired Touchtech Payments, a startup out of Ireland that works with banks to help ...
  • Tolkien was right: Scholars conclude Beowulf likely the work of single author Study cites consistent use of certain letter combinations throughout text as evidence. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Enterprise events management platform Bizzabo scores $27M Series D Bizzabo, the New York and Tel Aviv-based events management platform, has raised $27 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Viola Growth, along with new investor Next47. We’re also told that previous backers, including Pilot Growth, followed on. The new funding brings the total raised by the company to $56 million. Originally launched ...
  • Sony’s PS4 successor sports 3D audio tech, faster SSD storage Cerny tells Wired new 8K, ray-tracing console won’t be ready for 2019. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • As Ebola outbreak rages, vaccine is 97.5% effective, protecting over 90K people The latest Ebola outbreak is bad—but it would be far worse without this vaccine. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Video: Amnesia: The Dark Descent’s horror relied on a bit of cheating “War Stories” shines some light on what lives in the game’s madness-inducing darkness. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Electric vehicles are center stage at the 2019 Shanghai auto show Audi, Aston Martin, Infinti, Nio, Volkswagen, and even Lotus show off new EVs. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Google won’t build that flagship retail store in Chicago after all Another Google retail plan falls apart. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Apple and Qualcomm settle patent fight after one day in court The companies say they will dismiss all pending litigation worldwide. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Everything we know about the first discless Xbox One, coming May 7 for $249 But “value” MSRP of $249 currently runs headlong into existing Xbox One S bundles. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Two reports describe major new iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 features There’s a lot of info about iOS 13, plus details about one new feature in macOS. 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 Pinterest ...
  • Anti-vax moms sue NYC as US heads toward record measles spread 2019 is set to be the worst year for measles in the US this century. 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 Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution Cytora, a U.K. startup that developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading the investment is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, Parkwalk and a number of unnamed angel investors. A spin-out of the University of Cambridge, Cytora was founded in ...
  • Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments RRE Ventures has backed the New York-based fertility startup. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • T-Mobile/Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ Mobile carriers face skeptical regulators in attempt to obtain merger approval. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Why $249 is an unsustainable price for the first all-digital Xbox Disc-free MSRP isn’t any lower than the current, de facto Xbox One S price. 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 Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Apple will dramatically expand iPhone production in India Local manufacturing will allow Apple to dodge Indian import duties. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Report: Microsoft is jumping onto the wireless earbud bandwagon It appears that a trend is developing. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Jack Dorsey says it’s time to rethink the fundamental dynamics of Twitter Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took the stage today at the TED conference. But instead of giving the standard talk, he answered questions from TED’s Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers. For most of the interview, Dorsey outlined steps that Twitter has taken to combat abuse and misinformation, but Anderson explained why the company’s critics sometimes ...
  • Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more Phoenix residents. The company, which spun out to become a business under Alphabet, launched a limited commercial robotaxi service called Waymo One in the Phoenix ...
  • Douglas Rushkoff on “Team Human” and fighting for our place in the future The ethics of technology is not a competition. But if aliens happened to descend upon our planet right this moment, Arrival-style, demanding to speak with our top tech ethicist, Douglas Rushkoff would be a reasonable option. Rushkoff — a prolific writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker once named by MIT as “one of the world’s ten leading intellectuals,” ...
  • Google expands its container service with GKE Advanced With its Kuberntes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Google has long offered a managed service for running containers on its platform. Kubernetes users tend to have a variety of needs, but so far, Google only offered a single tier of GKE that wasn’t necessarily geared toward the high-end enterprise users the company is trying to woo. ...
  • Google Fiber exits Louisville, pays city $3.8M to clean up the mess it left Louisville will clean up exposed wires itself over next 20 months. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance These are clearly more appealing to most people than Apple’s 2018 iPad or iPad Pro. 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 Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Logitech’s latest universal remote gives Alexa the keys to your home theater The device costs $250 and is available starting today. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • How much will the Moon plan cost? We should know in two weeks “I think the bigger risk, that has to be retired earlier, is the political risk.” 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 Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Scranos, a new rootkit malware, steals passwords and pushes YouTube clicks Security researchers have discovered an unusual new malware that steals user passwords and account payment methods stored in a victim’s browser — and also silently pushes up YouTube subscribers and revenue. The malware, Scranos, infects with rootkit capabilities, burying deep into vulnerable Windows computers to gain persistent access — even after the computer restarts. Scranos ...
  • Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced some significant changes that underscore some of the challenges in making that a reality. Byton, the Chinese electric car startup, today announced that Carsten Breitfeld, the former BMW executive and Byton co-founder ...
  • Notre Dame Cathedral will never be the same, but it can be rebuilt A wealth of digital data can help. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • YC alum Keeper raises $1.6M to help gig workers pay taxes Matrix Partners has backed one of Y Combinator’s recent graduates. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Google teases a cheaper Pixel 3 unveiling on May 7th Google promises we’ll “meet a new hero” from the Pixel family at I/O. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Germany’s first criminal indictment in VW emissions scandal is ex-CEO Winterkorn Winterkorn was indicted in the US but is unlikely to be extradited to face charges. 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 Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Twitter blocks EFF tweet that criticized bogus takedown of a previous tweet Starz filed bogus takedown requests—Twitter eventually restored blocked tweets. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • OpenAI bot crushes Dota 2 champions, and now anyone can play against it Reigning International champions Team OG were soundly beaten over the weekend. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • YouTube’s algorithm added 9/11 facts to a livestream of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire Some viewers following live coverage of the Notre-Dame Cathedral broadcast on YouTube were met with a strangely out of place info box offering facts about the September 11 attacks. Buzzfeed first reported the appearance of the misplaced fact check box on at least three livestreams from major news outlets. Twitter users also took note of ...
  • New USPTO Guidance May Clear Path for More Technology Patents James J. DeCarlo Contributor James J. DeCarlo is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, he is actively involved in virtually all aspects of intellectual property counseling. He has spent nearly 30 years litigating, licensing and procuring patents in the software, hardware, internet and networking spaces, among many others. ...
  • Report: “All Digital” Xbox One coming May 7, for €229 in Europe New hardware reportedly identical to Xbox One S in size and shape. 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 Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • HBO’s mobile apps to gain a million new downloads courtesy of ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere In addition to exciting its loyal legion of fans, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiere was also once again great news for installs of the network’s app for cord cutters, HBO NOW, which shot to the top of the App Store this weekend. The app this weekend saw a combined 300,000-plus new mobile subscribers in the ...