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  • Buick’s Smart Driver explains why my gas mileage sucks—and my editor’s doesn’t Driver monitoring isn’t just for teens; adults can benefit, 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 ...
  • NASA’s EM-drive is a magnetic WTF-thruster Test reveals that the magic space unicorns pushing the EM-drive are magnetic fields. 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 ...
  • Analysis: Player interest in Call of Duty’s campaigns is cratering Less than 10 percent of PC/Xbox players finished Black Ops 3‘s single-player story. 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 should stop claiming it has “Best Unlimited Network,” ad group says T-Mobile won speed tests but didn’t prove it had best coverage and reliability. 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 ...
  • Meet 9 startups investors have lit up to take the cannabis industry higher With Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposing a bill to decriminalize marijuana (in a huge reversal of established policy from the Democratic leadership), this 4/20 gives cannabis-focused startups and their investors a lot to celebrate. Since investment in cannabis companies first took off in 2014, there’s been over $700 million invested in cannabis companies, according ...
  • Up-and-coming enterprise startups in NYC New York City has an incredible density of up-and-coming enterprise-focused startups. While the winners are publicized and well-known, we felt it was time to put a bit of a spotlight on younger companies, ones you may not have heard about yet, but are likely to in the coming years. TechCrunch asked two dozen founders, venture ...
  • Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola As Ebola outbreak flares, experimental vaccine gets trial by fire. 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 ...
  • Facebook and Qualcomm will bring fast WiFi to cities in mid-2019 Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wifi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm. The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future chipsets, with ...
  • Sony shrinks its Digital Paper tablet down to a more manageable 10 inches I had a great time last year with Sony’s catchily-named DPT-RP1, an e-paper tablet that’s perfect for reading PDFs and other big documents, but one of my main issues was simply how big the thing is. Light and thin but 13 inches across, the tablet was just unwieldy. Heeding (I assume) my advice, Sony is ...
  • FCC is hurting consumers to help corporations, Mignon Clyburn says on exit Broadband regulators should actually regulate broadband, ex-FCC official 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Capcom requires high-speed streaming to play Resident Evil 7 on Switch Japanese release tries simpler method for high-end graphics on low-end 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs I cannot tell my teams: ‘Goodbye, see you next year!’ 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 ...
  • Medicines were tainted with pesticides in sloppy drug facility, FDA warns Warning letter notes drugs contaminated and says the company isn’t doing enough. 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 ...
  • MegaBots’ Eagle Prime was born to smash anything in its path Oakland’s finest mech also pummeled a washing machine, which had it coming. 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 ...
  • Crexi raises $11 million to bring commercial real estate out of the Dark Ages Managing, buying, and selling commercial real estate is a fairly primitive process. Crexi founder Mike DeGiorgio remembers one experience in 2014 when he was required to fax and mail details about an urgent transaction to the leasing office, a move that made him think he was back in the era of Pogs and MTV’s Real ...
  • Teen monitoring app TeenSafe exposes thousands of passwords UK-based security researcher Robert Wiggins has found two exposed TeenSafe servers, leaking the passwords and information of some users of the monitoring service. TeenSafe is meant to protect teenagers by letting their parents monitor their texts, phone calls, web history, location, and app downloads. The breach was first reported by ZDNet. According to the report, ...
  • Intel’s Mobileye wants to dominate driverless cars—but there’s a problem Why we’re skeptical of Mobileye’s plan for validating self-driving car safety. 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 ...
  • Last chance to get a table in Startup Alley at TC Tel Aviv 2018 Startups, TechCrunch Tel Aviv 2018 is coming for you in just 2 weeks! As you may know, we’re hosting our  first inaugural day long conference at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on 7 June. The event will feature TechCrunch’s signature stellar programming on Mobility, and we will also have new expo area called Startup Alley, ...
  • Sign up today: 2-for-1 Innovator passes to Disrupt Berlin TechCrunch is headed to Germany yet again to host Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. We simply love this city’s startup scene, one of the most innovative and fastest-growing in Europe. If you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader, you can’t afford to miss Disrupt Berlin. You also can’t afford to miss our limited-time ...
  • Launch with TechCrunch in the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2018 Hey, this message goes out to all you early-stage startup founders with the drive and determination to take your company all the way to the land of the unicorns. Now’s the time to apply to TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition — the world’s best start-up pitch competition going down at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. If you require ...
  • Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & Research chief technology officer David Ku wrote that “with the acquisition of Semantic Machines, ...
  • OnePlus 6 Review—A series of downgrades is saved by the low price Metal made the previous phone stand out, but now it’s just another smartphone. 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 ...
  • China takes a critical first step toward landing on the far side of the Moon The  Queqiao spacecraft is now on its way toward L2. 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 ...
  • Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers are now thinking about how robots and humans can work in close proximity to humans and even learn from them. ...
  • Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of them have been convicted of a crime — they’ve been accused of committing a crime, but no formal ruling of guilt or innocence has been made. That means these hundreds of thousands ...
  • AT&T launches its LTE-powered Amazon Dash-style button When we first told you about AT&T’s LTE-M Button, the information was socked away in a deluge of AWS Re:Invent announcements. The telecom giant was a bit more upfront when announcing its availability earlier this week — but just a bit. After all, it’s not a direct-to-consumer device. Unlike the product-branded hunk of plastic you ...
  • With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round led by bitcoin ...
  • Elon Musk tweet-announces a $78,000 performance Model 3 with all-wheel drive “Cost of normal dual motor AWD option is $5k,” Tesla CEO 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Longtime LG Group chairman Koo Bon-Moo dies at 73 South Korean electronics conglomerate LG Group announced this morning that the company’s longtime chairman Koo Bon-Moo has passed away at 73. Koo’s death follows a year-long battle with brain disease, for which he had undergone surgery, according to Reuters. The executive stepped into the role in 1995 and served as a driving force in establishing ...
  • iOS devs form a “non-union union,” ask Apple to allow free trials on App Store There’s little in the way of organization, but some notable names are attached. 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 ...
  • Who Is Arthur Chu?: When Jeopardy ended, the real puzzles of online life began Airing on PBS, new doc explores ups and downs of growing up—and growing in stature—online. 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 ...
  • Blunder burns unicorn attack that exploited Windows and Reader Clicking on a PDF was all it took to infect older versions of Windows. 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 ...
  • Shared housing startups are taking off Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor These schools graduate the most funded startup CEOs The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase ...
  • FCC investigates site that let most US mobile phones’ location be exposed Wyden: mobile phone companies’, contractors’ view of security is “negligent.” 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 ...
  • Original Content podcast: ‘Dear White People’ returns to ask more uncomfortable questions Dear White People has a pretty provocative title — and the show, for the most part, lives up to that promise, with a sharply drawn portrait of racial tension at Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League school. It was originally a film written and directed by Justin Simien, who then reinvented the story as a ...
  • La Belle Vie wants to compete with Amazon Prime Now in Paris French startup La Belle Vie announced a new funding round of $6.5 million earlier this week (€5.5 million). Julien Mangeard, Thibaut Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, Louis Duclert, Kima Ventures and Shake-Up Factory participated in the founding round. Online grocery shopping is becoming quite competitive in Paris. You can order groceries from Amazon using Amazon Prime Now. ...
  • A dozen years after near-death, Star Trek’s future may be stronger than ever 2005’s Enterprise finale stopped ~18 years of Trek on TV—how did today’s renaissance occur? 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 ...
  • Peek at LEGO’s upcoming sets: Star Wars crafts, Hogwarts, Ninjago city, and more So many new minifigs—and one even has a selfie 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 ...
  • Meet the judges for the TC Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech VivaTech is right around the corner, and I’m excited to introduce you to the third batch of judges that will come to Paris for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Europe. If you haven’t been to TechCrunch Disrupt, the Startup Battlefield is arguably the most interesting part of the show. Before everybody started doing a startup competition, there ...
  • What we know about Google’s Duplex demo so far The highlight of Google’s I/O keynote earlier this month was the reveal of Duplex, a system that can make calls to set up a salon appointment or a restaurant reservation for you by calling those places, chatting with a human and getting the job done. That demo drew lots of laughs at the keynote, but ...
  • Utilities, Tesla appeal federal rollback of auto emissions standards Using more electricity is good for utilities’ business. 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 ...
  • Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy amidst “siege” of negative attention “It has been determined that it is no longer viable to continue operating the business.” 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 ...
  • Does Google’s Duplex violate two-party consent laws? Google’s Duplex, which calls businesses on your behalf and imitates a real human, ums and ahs included, has sparked a bit of controversy among privacy advocates. Doesn’t Google recording a person’s voice and sending it to a datacenter for analysis violate two-party consent law, which requires everyone in a conversation to agree to being recorded? ...
  • Trump reportedly pushed USPS to double Amazon’s shipping rates According to new reporting from The Washington Post, President trump personally pushed United States Postal Service head Megan Brennan to jack up shipping prices on Amazon and and other firms. The story comes from unnamed sources, who suggest that, thus far, the Postmaster General has held out against pressure from the President. If enacted, the ...
  • zGlue launches a configurable system-on-a-chip to help developers implement customized chipsets The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual piece of ...
  • Clean air, water on voters’ agenda, but not Congress’ Despite voters, Congress has yet another debate on whether climate change is real. 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 ...
  • A perfect time for Fahrenheit 451 remakes; HBO’s version falls short Story remains rich as ever and performances can be great, but there are a few clunkers. 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+ ...
  • MoviePass competitor Sinemia can’t keep up with demand A number of people are complaining about Sinemia not delivering them their movie membership cards within the seven-day timeframe the company said it would. Although Sinemia has charged people for their memberships, the company has not been able to deliver the membership cards in a timely manner. “We have seen strong demand for our new ...
  • Tiny house trend advances into the nano scale All around the world, hip young people are competing to see who can live in the tinest, quirkiest, twee-est house. But this one has them all beat. Assembled by a combination of origami and nanometer-precise robot wielding an ion beam, this tiniest of houses measures about 20 micrometers across. For comparison, that’s almost as small ...
  • Vota turns your credit card transactions into recommendations, helps you spot fraud Oh my god, someone’s doing Blippy again. If you’ve been around the internet as long as I have (too long), you’ll probably remember the meteoric rise of the social network for sharing your purchases, Blippy, which was hyped up to a $46.2 million valuation back in 2010 before the world realized that almost nobody wanted ...
  • Apply today for a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package at Disrupt SF ‘18 Every tech founder worth their title knows that investors, customers and media exposure form the life blood of every early-stage startup. And there’s no better way to place your startup in front of these three essential groups than to exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt San Francisco 2018. The conference takes place on September 5-7, but if you ...
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay world premiere: Pixar’s magic even works on RPGs Even if final game turns out simple, this RPG’s production values cannot be overstated. 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 ...
  • Fortnite is finally coming to Android this summer Fornite is finally coming to Android…in a matter of months. After dominating the iOS gaming charts since March, the wildly popular sandbox survival game will be hitting the world’s top mobile operating system at some point this summer. Creator Epic Games buried the news in the middle of a larger blog post titled, “The State ...
  • A leaked look at Facebook’s influencer marketing search engine Facebook’s next money-maker could be this tool for connecting marketers to social media creators so they can team up on sponsored content Facebook ad campaigns. The Branded Content Matching search engine lets advertisers select the biographical characteristics of creators’ fans they want to reach, see stats about these audiences, and contact them to hammer out ...
  • Bell & Ross releases a new watch for travelers In my endless quest to get geeks interested in watches I present to you the Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H, a new GMT watch from one of my favorite manufacturers that is a great departure from the company’s traditional designs. The watch is a 41mm round GMT which means it has three hands ...
  • NASA asks for Europa lander science experiments—and that’s a big deal A mundane federal solicitation may be key to ensuring the lander happens. 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 ...
  • YouTube TV adds Tastemade and The Young Turks, as it expands its digital media content In April, YouTube TV confirmed rumors it was expanding its service by way of digital-only networks by launching two news channels from Cheddar. The streaming service was also expected to roll out channels from Tastemade and The Young Turks soon, reports said – something YouTube TV hoped would differentiate its service from the now numerous live TV ...
  • WARD is an app for placing fantasy bets on eSports games Prediction markets, such as those that exist in the realm of fantasy sports, have taken off amongst consumers in the last few years. But fantasy sports have yet to make much of a play in one of the hottest areas online right now, namely eSports. And it’s a big market. Fantasy eSports have been thriving ...
  • Equity podcast: Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture partner at Lightspeed. This week, we stuck to our roots: big rounds, venture capital liquidity thirst, one IPO, two ...
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 world’s first hands-on: Tight core, tons of questions Treyarch still knows its five-on-five combat, adds smart tweaks. What about the rest? 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 ...
  • Job search engine Adzuna raises £8M Series C from Smedvig Capital Adzuna, the meta-search engine for jobs, has raised £8 million in Series C funding from Smedvig Capital. The U.K. company’s previous backers include Index Ventures, Passion Capital, LocalGlobe, and over 400 Crowdcube investors. It takes total funding to £12 million. Founded by the team behind Gumtree, Zoopla and Qype, Adzuna essentially aggregates job listings across ...
  • Ucare.ai is using AI to make healthcare more efficient in Southeast Asia AI is being applied across the board in many industries worldwide, and its scope of influence is only likely to continue to expand as Kaifu Lee, a noted AI expert who was formerly head of Google China, recently told TechCrunch. The main battle appears to be between companies in the U.S. and China, but this ...
  • Elon Musk talks proof-of-concept tunnel parallel to the 405 in Los Angeles Musk’s youngest company will keep LA Metro informed on its plans. 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 ...
  • Snapchat Spectacles tests non-circular landscape exports The worst thing about Spectacles is how closely tied they are to Snapchat. The proprietary circular photo and video format looks great inside Snapchat where you can tip your phone around while always staying full screen, but it gets reduced to a small circle with a big white border when you export it to your ...
  • Boston startups may see some fresh checks as Underscore VC closes on its second fund There’s a whole lot of data and information that’s stored in the cloud, and it’s critical that consumers and enterprises alike be able to trust that this information is safe and accurate. Such is the primary investing thesis of Underscore VC, a three-year-old, Boston-based early-stage firm that is today taking the wraps off a second ...
  • Intel starts testing self-driving cars in Jerusalem Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye have started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem. In the “coming months,” the plan is to deploy the fleet in the U.S. and other regions, Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua wrote in a blog post. Through this test, Intel/Mobileye hope to demonstrate that its cars are 1,000 times safer than human ...
  • North Korea-tied hackers use Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors Apps hosted in Google market for two months were spread over Facebook. 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 ...
  • Floyd Mayweather-backed Centra Tech ICO founders indicted for fraud The founders of Centra Tech, a company that raised a $32 million ICO, have been indicted for wire fraud and securities fraud, charges that could lead to a minimum of five years in jail. The founders, Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma, and Robert Farkas, were found guilty of trying to defraud investors with their ICO. The ...
  • All of Mugshots.com’s alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges Mugshots.com is a “business permeated with fraud,” California AG 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 Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them What’s worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week. 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 ...
  • Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Asus laptop with an 8th-gen Core i5 for $479 Plus deals on the Apple Watch, gaming PCs, mesh 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 new ...
  • Black Ops 4 ditches single-player campaign, adds battle royale mode Move highlights an industry-wide shift to never-ending online competitions. 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 ...
  • Meet Alchemist Accelerator’s latest demo day cohort An IoT-enabled lab for cannabis farmers, a system for catching drones mid-flight and the Internet of Cows are a few of the 17 startups exhibiting today at Alchemist Accelerator’s 18th demo day. The event, which will be streamed live here, focuses on big data and AI startups with an enterprise bent. The startups are showing their ...
  • Service leaked locations of US cell phones for free, no password required Easily found bug in free demo let visitors track phones from four top US carriers. 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 ...
  • EAT Club acquires healthy food startup Farm Hill EAT Club, the corporate lunch service with a customer base that includes Flipboard, Mastercard and TaskRabbit, has acquired Farm Hill, a lunch box delivery service, to solidify and expand its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Farm Hill had previously raised $4 million in capital. EAT Club ...
  • Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is an inspiring example of inclusive design Every gamer with a disability faces a unique challenge for many reasons, one of which is the relative dearth of accessibility-focused peripherals for consoles. Microsoft is taking a big step towards fixing this with its Xbox Adaptive Controller, a device created to address the needs of gamers for whom ordinary gamepads aren’t an option. Share this:Click ...
  • We went to drive the new Ford Mustang—but a tornado messed things up We went to test out the new Performance Pack 2 option, but Mother Nature intervened. 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 ...
  • As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator The browser is changing to flag the things that are dangerous, not the ones that are safe. 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 ...
  • Rackspace acquires Salesforce specialist RelationEdge Rackspace today announced that it has acquired RelationEdge, a Salesforce implementation partner and digital agency. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition. At first, this may sound like an odd acquisition. Rackspace is still best known for its hosting and managed cloud and infrastructure services, after all, and RelationEdge is all ...
  • First speaker announcements for the Next stage at Disrupt SF (Sept 5-7) One of the many new features at TechCrunch Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is the addition of another stage, which we’re calling The Next Stage. The goal of The Next Stage is to deliver more insights and wisdom to Disrupt SF attendees, especially founders, to help them navigate the startup odyssey better and faster. The Next ...
  • New study quantifies bitcoin’s ludicrous energy consumption Bitcoin could consume 7.7 gigawatts by the end of 2018. 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 ...
  • ISPs and Ajit Pai are really sad about Senate’s vote for net neutrality After Senate vote to maintain net neutrality, broadband lobby steps up opposition. 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 ...
  • With Steam Link app, your smartphone can be an imperfect gaming monitor If you have a 5 Ghz router, your mobile device can be an secondary gaming PC 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+ ...
  • In the next few weeks, you can spend time with any one of these VCs and it will all go to charity Five years ago, we told you about a venture capital auction, wherein dozens of VCs donated their time toward a greater good — helping fund research at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the world’s largest voluntary health organizations dedicated to funding research and access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The auction was centered ...
  • Facebook’s accessibility ambitions Facebook’s work around accessibility took center stage in 2016 when it launched something called automatic alt-text for people using screen readers to identify what’s displayed, AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook. But what Facebook deployed in 2016 represented the mere beginning of its efforts, Facebook Accessibility Specialist Matt King ...
  • New YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 monthly, add $2 to get all Red perks In attempts to consolidate its many music services into three clear offerings. 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 ...
  • AT&T and Verizon will carry RED’s crazy ‘holographic’ handset RED’s Hydrogen One handset is one of those devices we’ll believe when we actually see. The company’s been promising up the $1,200 smartphone for a while now, only to be hit with delays and outright admit, “We have no idea whatsoever what we are doing.” Consider this some small vote of confidence, however. AT&T announced ...
  • FCTRY wants to be a new type of startup studio Startup Studios are becoming more and more prevalent, with big name companies like Giphy and Girlboss coming from the studio model. The premise is strong: use venture on a small, concentrated number of ideas, fostered by experts and internal resources, to create strong businesses. But a new startup studio is prepping to launch in NYC ...
  • Sprinklr hires former fed CIO Vivek Kundra as COO Sprinklr, the unicorn startup best known for helping customers interpret social signals has been moving into the broader customer experience market in the last year. Today it announced is was hiring a heavy hitter as Chief Operating Officer, bringing in former federal CIO and Salesforce executive Vivek Kundra. He began working at his new position ...
  • Researchers claim to have transferred a memory between two sea slugs Something was shifted that altered neural activity—was it a memory? 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 ...
  • Forget scanning license plates; cops will soon ID you via your roof rack ELSAG LPR upgrade can ID “spare tire, bumper sticker, or a ride-sharing company decal.” 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 ...
  • Deadpool 2 review: Not better, but still enough bloody fun for series fans DP2 will still make series fans howl—but this could’ve been better, and the film knows it. 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+ ...
  • Brexit-related concerns remain key for UK tech, says UK gov report Two out of the top three challenges facing tech companies in the UK’s top two tech clusters are related to Brexit, according to a UK government-backed report, and for much of the rest of the country. That at least is the only possible conclusion from the release today of Tech Nation 2018, the UK’s annual ...
  • “Smart diaper” by Alphabet’s Verily would skip sniff test to answer: #1 or #2? Beyond simple moisture detectors, this techy nappy will analyze the latest download. 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 ...
  • Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, finally rolls out Apple Pay Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, has finally added Apple Pay to its mobile-only current account. The just over three year-old fintech says it has been one of the most requested features for its banking app, with over 2,000 mentions of Apple Pay on Monzo’s forum, whilst its customer support team have been asked about the ...
  • Tesla’s new battery in Belgium shows value is in dispatch speed A stack of 140 batteries will work to keep the European grid at 50Hz. 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 ...
  • Bossa Studios launches Worlds Adrift, the first game built on Improbable’s SpatialOS Bossa Studios, the London gaming startup backed by Atomico and behind popular titles ‘Surgeon Simulator’ and ‘I am Bread’, is embarking on its biggest and most ambitious project yet. Described as a “Community-Crafted MMO,” where players have literally co-built the game’s environment and will continue to do so, Worlds Adrift sees its wider public outing ...
  • It seems someone is producing a banned ozone-depleting chemical again Decline of CFC-11 has slowed in recent years, pointing to a renewed source. 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 ...
  • YouTube revamps its Red subscription service to offer standalone music streaming Like Google’s messaging focus, YouTube’s efforts to spin out successful streaming and music products has felt confusing and haphazard. Now the company is simplifying and consolidating that play by decoupling the music and film components with the launch of a new service. YouTube Music is, as the name suggests, a music streaming service that will ...
  • Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality. 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 ...