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  • Man held website hostage for $10,000, failed, redirected it to porn, got busted After plea deal, DOJ says: “this appears to be a one-time lapse in judgment.” 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 ...
  • Olfaguard is an electronic nose for smelling pathogens in food factories  Mitigating risk of food-borne illnesses can be a costly and time-consuming business for food manufacturers — but one that is necessary. With what it calls an electronic “sniffer,” Olfaguard, a new Toronto-based startup, is working to reduce the time it takes food manufacturers to discover food-borne pathogens like Salmonella and E. Coli in the food ...
  • M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker  Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Battlefield competition in San Francisco. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Man who made “Pepe” wants his frog back, and he’ll use copyright to get it Mike Cernovich won’t pay, threatens “to embarrass the f***” out of Pepe creator. 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 ...
  • Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download iOS 11 is now available to download, First Miso Robotics flipping burger installed in a restaurant and Stack Overflow’s salary calculator. 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 share on ...
  • Setback for group seeking “hockey stick” climate scientists’ e-mails Appeals court negates decision that would have handed over scientists’ e-mails. 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 ...
  • The Pixel 2 XL price jumps $80, now starts at $849 Pricing and press pictures for the Pixel 2 XL leak. 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 ...
  • “Potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Maria set to strike Puerto Rico Maria would rank among the 10 most-intense landfalling hurricanes in the Atlantic. 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 ...
  • Most-wanted criminal arrested after posting Instagram video of himself Officials obtained fugitive’s GPS coordinates after he took to social media. 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 ...
  • Meet the really cheap Google Home Mini and really expensive Chromebook Pixel 3 Google’s new hardware will give you sticker shock in both directions. 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 ...
  • Steam has a “review bomb” problem—but will today’s new feature fix it? Follows a September 2016 overhaul which aimed to remove fraudulent reviews. 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 ...
  • Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now Optionsbleed is especially threatening for people in shared hosting environments. 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 ...
  • Without opioids, our collective life expectancies would be 2.5 mos longer That’s probably an underestimate, 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 to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Author of key Internet freedom law opposes new sex trafficking bill The tech sector argues a 1996 law made today’s Internet economy possible. 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 ...
  • Dealmaster: Get a Dell desktop PC with 16GB of RAM for $600 Plus savings on PlayStation VR, LG and Sony 4K TVs, Wi-Fi routers, 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 ...
  • We’re building roads to withstand last century’s climate Asphalt in use tolerates the temperature extremes of a period that ended in 1995. 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 ...
  • See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in ‘Recent Ad Activity’  You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But because ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere you want to revisit. Now Facebook has a solution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) ...
  • O-Robotix spruces up its SeaDrone underwater robo-craft  At last year’s Disrupt SF, SeaDrone made it to the Battlefield finals with its simple, robust, and affordable underwater drone. With a few customers and a year of feedback under their belts, the engineers behind the robo-sub are putting out a version 2.0 with a few improvements. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a ...
  • Unwanted ads on Breitbart lead to massive click fraud revelations, Uber claims Uber: We paid Fetch Media for “nonexistent, nonviewable, and/or fraudulent advertising.” 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 ...
  • Apple File System in macOS High Sierra won’t work with Fusion Drives At least not at launch. 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 (Opens in new ...
  • Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps aIR-Jumper weaves passwords and crypto keys into infrared signals. 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 ...
  • iOS 11 is now available for download on supported devices 32-bit support is gone, but iOS 11 adds a lot—especially on the iPad. 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 ...
  • Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated  John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than ...
  • Luno raises $9M to bring its bitcoin wallet, exchange and services to Europe  Luno, a bitcoin wallet and exchange based out of Singapore, is riding the crypto wave into Europe after it closed a $9 million Series B round for market expansion. The funding was led by new investor Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backer Digital Currency Group. South Africa’s AlphaCode — also a new arrival on the cap ...
  • Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders Study of 214 former amateur and professional players suggests risks start young. 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 ...
  • Searching for the “hidden motion” to unlock the Switch’s NES emulator Is the death day of Nintendo’s last president part of the key? 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 ...
  • Twitter rival Gab faces domain loss over extremist content After anti-Semitic post, registrar gives Gab five days to find a new provider. 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 ...
  • T-Mobile’s unlimited plan will soon let you use 50GB before slowdowns T-Mobile leaps further ahead of Verizon and AT&T with more data before slowdowns. 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 Amazon Fire HD 10 adds full HD display, hands-free Alexa Amazon pairs compelling features with excellent build quality for $150. 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 ...
  • Stack Overflow gives an even closer look at developer salaries Tabs and spaces aren’t the only things that influence developer pay. 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 ...
  • Nikola Motor Company and Bosch team up on long-haul fuel cell truck At truck with up to 1,200 miles in range will run on Bosch’s eAxle platform. 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 ...
  • A Proterra electric bus just drove 1,100 miles on a single charge The Catalyst E2 Max went 1,101.2 miles, thanks to a 660kWh battery. 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 ...
  • iOS 11, thoroughly reviewed Wide-ranging update is full of changes, but iPad benefits the most. 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 ...
  • How Qi wireless charging works, and why it hasn’t taken over yet Qi has been an Android staple for a while, and now it’s coming to iPhones, 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+ ...
  • Watch industrial robots play traditional instruments  Robots are stealing jobs, the narrative says, and, according to this video, robots are stealing the arts too. The video shows several industrial robotic arms playing the piano, guitar, drums and a keyboard. Through some stellar music production, … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers  In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one of the coolest pieces of ...
  • Faced with a trove of new evidence in Uber case, Waymo asks to delay trial [Updated] Waymo says it’s just now getting evidence that “goes to the heart of the case.” 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 ...
  • Jose hanging on, Maria intensifying as the Atlantic tropics sizzle The Atlantic tropics have slumbered in recent Septembers. But not this one. 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 ...
  • Unannounced Google Assistant headphones show up at Best Buy Bose is charging forward with “Google” headphones, despite the lack of an announcement. 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 ...
  • Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update Avast’s recent acquisition spreads a backdoor signed with its own certificate. 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 ...
  • Battleborn is Battledead: Updates halted after ~16 months Servers will stay up, but Gearbox seems to be transitioning to Borderlands 3. 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 ...
  • Samsung finally lets Galaxy users disable the Bixby button—to an extent Samsung relents to criticism of Bixby button placement, but not totally. 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 backtracks from plan to throttle Apple Watch speeds to 512kbps T-Mobile initially planned $20 charge for watch LTE, but now it’ll be $10. 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 ...
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite isn’t the same without arcade-era pixel art A look back at the Marvel vs Capcom series and the evolution of pixel art to 3D. 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 ...
  • Crunch Report | Slack Raises $250 Million Slack raises a pretty big chunk of change from SoftBank, the DOJ is investigating an Equifax stock dump and Google debuts payments app Tez in India. 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 share on ...
  • Music video AR app Blin.gy shuts down  Blin.gy, the app that let users insert themselves into their favorite music videos, is shutting down. In a Medium post, co-founder and chief executive officer David Hyman wrote that the startup, which launched as Chosen three years ago and raised… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • HTML5 DRM finally makes it as an official W3C Recommendation 30.8% of W3C members disapproved of the decision. 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 ...
  • For $200 you can buy an NBA smart jersey and be a marketing pawn Once activated, Nike knows where you live, and when and where jersey is scanned. 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 law firm seeks would-be gov’t whistleblowers, requires Tor and SecureDrop “We want to earn the trust of people who have been 20-year veterans at the NSA.” 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+ ...
  • British tabloid told to admit its climate coverage was inaccurate Nobody was duped, and data was not manipulated, despite article’s initial claims. 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 ...
  • Soviet air defense officer who saved the world dies at age 77 Petrov was the one person standing between a missile-launch warning and probable nuclear war. 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 ...
  • Steve Jurvetson on why he couldn’t join the board of secretive Zoox  Today at our TC Disrupt event in San Francisco, we had the chance to catch up with investor Steve Jurvetson about a wide number of things that are sweeping across the startup landscape (and might fundamentally change it), from ICOs to Softbank’s giant Vision Fund to AI to Elon Musk’s new Boring Company. Jurvetson had ...
  • BeeLine’s simple navigation device keeps cyclists headed in the right direction  Lets say you’re roaming the city on your bike. You know your final destination — but you don’t necessarily care how you get there, or if your route is the shortest possible one. You just want to ride. That’s the idea behind BeeLine, a “fuzzy navigation” device for cyclists. You tell it where you want ...
  • Pokémon Go creator’s next game will incorporate audio into the AR experience  Niantic, makers of the hugely popular mobile game Pokémon Go, is developing a new AR title that will incorporate audio cues into the gaming experience, according to company CTO Phil Keslin. The executive had just exited the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, where he had spoken on a panel about the upcoming wave of AR ...
  • Intel reveals it has been working with Google on self-driving cars since 2009 Intel processors, ethernet, and FPGAs have powered Waymo’s cars since 2009. 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 ...
  • Fortnite devs inadvertently prove cross-console play is possible Epic says brief Xbox One/PS4 connection was an “issue” that has been “corrected.” 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 ...
  • “Fake” net neutrality comments at heart of lawsuit filed against FCC Lawsuit: FCC ignored public records request for data on mass comment uploads. 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 ...
  • Uber: We don’t have to pay drivers based on rider fares Contracts allow rider fares to be higher than what is known and paid to drivers. 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 ...
  • Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development  Apple and Google are ready for an augmented reality tidal wave, but what of developers? Over the past several months, the availability of ARKit and ARCore have proven there’s plenty of interest in the technology on the developer side, andsome big brands from Ikea to Disney have been publicly exploring the ways in which the technology ...
  • Equifax was reportedly hacked almost five months before its first disclosed date  Equifax learned about a major breach in its systems in March, well before it disclosed a massive breach earlier this month that included sensitive information for 143 million consumers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg is also reporting that both breaches may have involved the same intruders, which is not a good look for ...
  • The United States Air Force turned 70 today We put together a collection of planes to celebrate the occasion. 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 ...
  • Trump admin wants to allow seismic study of Alaska refuge for oil drilling But with oil prices so low, it’s unclear if companies would see this as an opportunity. 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+ ...
  • Google debuts Tez, a mobile wallet and payments app for India  After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a new mobile wallet in India that will let users link up thei… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Who is to blame for algorithmic outrage?  This week we saw a few high-profile demonstrations of the ability to target advertising to unsavory groups generated or suggested by major internet companies. Upon being alerted of these bafflingly obvious abuses, the companies’ responses all struck the same notes: “this is against our rules, we have no idea how it happened, and it’s fixed ...
  • Zoom, artificial bokeh and other phone camera features now figure in DxOMark’s tests  Testing cameras is what DxOMark does, but while many DSLRs and mirrorless systems have remained more or less the same for the last decade, one can hardly say the same for mobile phones. Dual lenses, optical zoom and more are now marquee features and as such need special testing setups and scoring benchmarks — which ...
  • To chat or not to chat? Shakespeare has the answer to your question  Chatbots are vying to become one of the cornerstones of the messaging world: using AI tools like natural language and machine learning, developers are hoping to tap into the popularity of chat apps as a medium of communication to explore new ways… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Disaster relief hacks dominate the stage at the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon  At the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon, an absolutely massive swath of the 102 companies that took the stage on Sunday presented hacks with disaster relief in mind. From ResQme to ResQMi to RescueMe, if you can think of a phrase with the word “rescue” in it, it probably showed up on stage among the roughly ...
  • ARAD helps developers get ads in their augmented reality apps  ARKit and other augmented reality tools are going to make the experience more and more popular among developers and users — but, like any new platform, there probably won’t be a sophisticated way to monetize them yet outside of paying for a download. A team of developers from Google and Snapchat at the TechCrunch Disrupt ...
  • Proxytel wants to help business owners mask their phone numbers  Every once in a while, an app comes along aiming to provide users with disposable number. Shuffle emerged a couple of years go do this; Burner has existed even longer. Now, software engineers Chakshu Ahuja and Siddhant Sanyam think they’e come up with a solution for both individuals and small businesses that might not want to ...
  • HP show us what a real PC workstation looks like with a 56-core, 3TB Z8 Fully decked out, it will be quite expensive. 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 ...
  • SpeechCoach.ai helps you step up your public speaking game  Public speaking can be terrifying. Before every TechCrunch Disrupt, moderators are required to go through mandatory speaker training to ensure we’re not flaming disasters on stage. Our bosses bring in a real-life human to train us and point out how often we use filler words or simply don’t make any sense at all. SpeechCoach.ai, a project ...
  • Odis brings Alexa voice commands to music production  The home studio has arguably revolutionized the music industry more than any other single element. Sessions that once required devoted space and tens of thousands of dollars can now be recorded solo in the comfort of one’s own home. Of course, the downside of bedroom recording is that there’s often no around one to help ...
  • Summer ’17 – A seismic shift for gender diversity in tech  We may look back on the summer of 2017 as a watershed moment for gender diversity: the lava of simmering issues erupts, and once out, flows to reshape the landscape. However, what happened this summer to tech giants like Uber and Google is merely… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash  Built in fewer than 24 hours at TC Disrupt SF 2017’s hackathon, CAV, or Crypto Asset Visualizer, does exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to visualize your cryptocurrency holdings. Using augmented reality, CAV calculates the USD value of your crypto holdings, then displays a virtual pile of cash on the ground in ...
  • Park Rangr helps you avoid parking tickets and find your car with AR  If you own a car in a major city, chances are you’ve gotten a parking ticket. Parking signs can get confusing, Park Rangr does the hard work for you in interpreting the signage while also ensuring that you’re leaving your car in a good area where you can find it again. The app was built in the ...
  • If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-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 ...
  • Apple’s LTE-enabled Watch could be a wearable watershed moment  Apple’s Series 3 smartwatch may look the same on the outside as the previous generation, but what they have inside might help kick the somewhat sleepy wearable category into high gear. To be clear, Apple isn’t the first to put cellular connectivity into a smartwatch — but it is the first to put it into ...
  • Modular, self-healing robot swarms are definitely a great idea  Robots are going to have to work together if they want to destroy us, their soft, fallible masters. But the current paradigm of having a Skynet-like (or rather, Zerglike) overmind control a set of semi-autonomous drones is too easy to beat — take out the brain and the rest fail, right? Not if they’re all ...
  • I don’t want the new iPhone X and I can’t be alone  Apple announced the latest iPhone yesterday. It’s thinner, faster and has a better screen than the previous model. But of course it does. That’s how these things go. But the phone also lacks things I consider part of my daily life. I’m lost. This iPhone is not for me. Without these two features, I’ll stick with ...
  • The coming game cartridge renaissance? Street Fighter II’s SNES rerelease could be the start of a trend. 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 ...
  • Tooth and Tail review: Delightful, rodent-riddled StarCraft for the rest of us Yes, you can play a deep, fantastic RTS game with only a gamepad. 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 ...
  • Feds in California are aggressively going after Silk Road, AlphaBay vendors Federal courthouse in Fresno is set to see a lot of action in coming 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 Google+ (Opens ...
  • Why the iPhone X is the new iPhone you’ll want now  The iPhone X is billed as a future-focused device with a lot of cutting edge tech, available at a premium. It kind of reminds me of the positioning of the original MacBook Air, or the new MacBook, when those two devices were first introduced – tomorrow’s tech, available today, but for a bit more money and ...
  • Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone X support fast-charging  Want to get 50 percent of your battery life back with just 30 minutes of charging? You can do that with the iPhone 8 (and 8 Plus) and iPhone X (via Engadget). These are the first phones put out by Apple that will support a quicker charge rate if you have a higher capacity charger ...
  • This battery-free cellphone runs on light and radio waves  Who cares about an OLED and a notch when your phone can sip power from its surroundings, allowing you to make calls without ever having to charge your phone. This wild cellphone is part of a Google Faculty Research program and received three U.S…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • A telemarketer called my elevator The emergency intercom started speaking to me in a voice I’ve heard a thousand times. 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 ...
  • See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs They make cancers drug-resistant, but a dose of antibiotics may help, study suggests. 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 ...
  • Audi Sport’s RS3 and TT-RS: The same engine but very different cars We test these 400hp, five-cylinder siblings on track at Lime Rock Park. 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 ...
  • Yext looks to help businesses make their information more searchable by machines  Yext has been known for helping businesses get all their information (like location, business hours, and such) lined up correctly on the right apps and websites — and now it’s looking to make sure the rest of the pitch is right across the Internet. Yext, which went public earlier this year, said it is launching a ...
  • Apple’s Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch  Apple’s forthcoming FaceID technology will support just one face registered per device, at least initially. This has been reported by multiple people who spoke to Apple at this week’s iPhone event, and confirmed separately by TechCrunch, but it’s worth noting because it could change some user behavior regarding the device. Face ID supporting just one ...
  • Essential Phone now on sale at Sprint stores  Essential’s first phone, the aptly named Phone, is now available in Sprint retail stores. The retail availability follows pre-orders and sales via web and Essential’s own online store, and will provide the first opportunity many potential customers have to get their hands on the device. Despite some hardware hiccups and a launch shipping delay, Essential ...
  • Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf What’s more, it might have a first for an emulated NES game: motion control. 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 ...
  • Kuri, the cutest home robot, has learned how to dance  Kuri’s definitely the most adorable home robot, even if that’s not that hard an honor to claim given the relatively sparse competitive field. But it’s even cuter now, because it can now dance. The debut product from Mayfield Robotics shows off its moves in a brand new video from the company, dancing to a pancake ...
  • Tesla files patent for mobile battery swapping rig  Tesla is still exploring options to make swapping vehicle battery packs easier and faster. This patent filed in May reveals one option that would allow technicians to change out packs in less than 15 minutes. This isn’t the first of such ideas. Back in 2014 Tesla briefly played with an automated system that swapped Model ...
  • Gillmor Gang: Staff Infection  The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, September 15, 2017. Topics: Bitcoin, Apple Watch 3, iPhone X, commodity cloud G3: Control Panel recorded Thursday, September 14, 2017 with Denise Howell, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Topics: Equifax, Tesla, Apple Watch 3, ...
  • ISPs can keep sharing your browsing history after California no-vote Lawmakers fail to vote on opt-in rule that would protect your browsing history. 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 ...
  • “Prepare to die” in Dark Souls: The Board Game Review: It’s a lot like the video game—for good and ill. 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 ...
  • Devs unknowingly use “malicious” modules snuck into official Python repository Code packages available in PyPI contained modified installation scripts. 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 ...
  • An update on Hurricane Jose and the next threat behind it The Atlantic remains hot with Jose, Lee, and the season’s 15th tropical cyclone. 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 ...
  • Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection Gab, an app popular with the alt-right, says Google violated antitrust law. 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 ...