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09/18/2019

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to...
10:48, 09/18/2019

DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits Sure, you could take Apple’s word for it that the new iPhone’s cameras are amazing — or you could let some obsessive pixel-peepers perform some (mostly) objective tests and really get into the nitty-gritty. Pixel peepers in extraordinary ...
10:48, 09/18/2019

Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box Facebook wants to take over your television with a clip-on camera for video calling, AR gaming and content co-watching. If you can get past the creepiness, the new Portal TV lets you hang out with friends on your home’s biggest screen. It̵...
10:48, 09/18/2019

The portable $399 Sonos Move is like having two great speakers in one Sonos has released their first-ever portable speaker with a built-in battery: The $399 Sonos Move, which starts shipping to customers on September 24. After spending a few days with the Move, I can confidently say that it offers everything that̵...
10:48, 09/18/2019

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, man...
10:48, 09/18/2019

North now offers Focals smart glasses fittings and purchases via app North’s Focals smart glasses are the first in the category to even approach mainstream appeal, but to date, the only way to get a pair has been to go into a physical North showroom and get a custom fitting, and then return once they’re re...
10:48, 09/18/2019

Google is bringing a data-saving feature to Android TVs Google said on Tuesday it is bringing a set of new features to Android TVs to improve the experience of users who rely on mobile hotspots to connect their giant devices to the internet. The features, developed by Google’s Next Billion Users team, wi...
14:48, 09/17/2019

Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning As part of Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple had previously invested $200 million in May 2017. The company says that...
14:48, 09/17/2019

The Sony RX100 VII is the best compact camera you can buy Sony’s latest advanced compact camera is the highly pocketable RX100 VII, the seventh iteration of the RX100. Since its debut, this line of cameras has proven a very popular option among enthusiasts looking for a great travel camera, vloggers ...
14:48, 09/17/2019

Pax Labs’ Bharat Vasan is out as CEO Bharat Vasan is no longer the Chief Executive Officer at Pax Labs, the consumer tech company that makes cannabis vaporizers. A source familiar with the situation said that the board of directors made the decision to remove Vasan from the CEO role. H...
14:48, 09/17/2019

After conquering smartphones, PopSocket sets its sights on beverages In its first half-decade of existence, PopSocket has grown into one of the most popular — and imitated — smartphone accessories on the market. In 2018 alone, the company generated $90 million in profit. Not too bad for a little Colorado-based upstart...
09:48, 09/16/2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design The Android tablet market isn’t exactly a hotbed of excitement and activity, which makes it all the more impressive that Samsung continues to iterate its own tablet lineup in smart, meaningful ways that push the technology forward and deliver ...
09:48, 09/16/2019

Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and other new hardware on October 15 Google will reveal the next Pixel in greater detail at an event happening October 15 in New York, the company confirmed via invites sent to media today. We already know the Pixel 4 will be revealed at this event, because Google has already dropped ...
09:48, 09/16/2019

This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning Prosthetic limbs are getting better every year, but the strength and precision they gain doesn’t always translate to easier or more effective use, as amputees have only a basic level of control over them. One promising avenue being investigated...
16:00, 09/13/2019

UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest UK police have arrested a number of environmental activists affiliated with a group which announced  last month that it would use drones to try to ground flights at the country’s busiest airport. The group, which calls itself Heathrow Pause, is...
07:16, 09/13/2019

ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven Cooking may be under sustained attack by a wave of on-demand food delivery startups, with names that can double as gluttonous calls to action (oh hey Just Eat!), but that hasn’t stopped London-based startup ckbk from pushing in the opposite dir...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Nintendo shows off exercise-powered RPG for Switch, Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo has been at the crossroads of video games and fitness since the famous Power Pad for the NES, and the Switch is the latest to receive a game powered by physical activity: Ring Fit Adventure. And it actually looks fun! In the game, you’...
17:00, 09/12/2019

The Polaroid Lab uses the light from your phone’s screen to turn digital photos into Polaroids When all of us are carrying phones that can snap a thousand photos a minute and are connected to cloud systems that can store millions, there’s an undeniable charm to physical photos. The ones deemed worthy; the ones so special that they must b...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Apple introduces the Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display Apple today introduced some new Apple Watch models at a press conference. The Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on display. It seems to look just like the Apple Watch Series 4. “Apple Watch puts groundbreaking health, fitness and communication capa...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Apple introduces the A13 Bionic for the iPhone 11 Apple is announcing new iPhone models today. The iPhone 11 uses an Apple A13 Bionic system-on-a-chip. It is a nice improvement over the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. But how much faster exactly? Apple first said it is making the fastes...
21:00, 09/10/2019

iOS 13 will be available on September 19 Apple announced in a press release that iOS 13 will be available on September 19. Even if you don’t plan to buy a new iPhone, you’ll be able to get a bunch of new features. But that’s not all. iOS 13.1 will be available on September 30. Apple ...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Why does the new iPhone 11 Pro have 3 cameras? On the back of the iPhone 11 Pro can be found three cameras. Why? Because the more light you collect, the better your picture can be. And we pretty much reached the limit of what one camera can do a little while back. Two, three, even a dozen cameras...
21:00, 09/10/2019

SimShine raises $8 million for home security cameras that use edge computing SimShine, a computer vision startup based in Shenzhen, has raised $8 million in pre-Series A funding for SimCam, its line of home security cameras that use edge computing to keep data on-device. The funding was led by Cheetah Mobile, with participati...
08:02, 09/10/2019

Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a keynote on its campus at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Ru...
08:02, 09/10/2019

FDA says Juul ‘ignored the law’ and warns it may take action The Food and Drug Administration has put vaping giant Juul on notice with a pair of letters calling out the company for misleading statements about its products and ongoing targeting of teens. It is demanding written answers to a boatload of pertinen...
18:32, 09/09/2019

The new Sonos Port connects your existing stereo setup to Sonos and AirPlay 2 Sonos has a new addition to its ecosystem for connecting in your existing stereo and AV equipment, and for adding sound out and AirPlay 2 capabilities to existing speaker setups connected via an amplifier. It’s the $399 Sonos Port, and it repl...
17:16, 09/05/2019

Sonos took the mic out of its smart speaker for the $179 Sonos One SL Sonos has a new entry-level connected speaker that will give you all of its multi-room, high-quality sound — without the onboard microphones and smart assistants of the Sonos One. The microphone-free Sonos One SL retails for $179.99 ($20 less ...
17:16, 09/05/2019

Apple could add in-screen fingerprint reader to 2020 iPhone According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has been working on in-screen fingerprint readers. But that feature won’t be ready for the new iPhone that will be announced next week. It could be released in 2020, or maybe 2021 if Apple’s suppliers ...
17:16, 09/05/2019

Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone For a seemingly tough pitch, Light has had little trouble getting noticed. The company has run two successful crowdfunding campaigns for a pair of minimalist phones designed to augment or replace the smartphone. Today the startup announced that it wi...
23:48, 09/04/2019

Cowboy recruits Sunrise co-founder Jeremy Le Van as VP of Product Electric-bike maker Cowboy has recruited a well-known name when it comes to mobile app design. Jeremy Le Van co-founded Sunrise, a well-designed calendar app that was acquired by Microsoft back in 2015. Le Van will become VP of Product and lead the d...
23:48, 09/04/2019

The best mouse you can buy finally gets USB-C with Logitech’s new MX Master 3 Logitech has delivered a new version of its popular MX Master mouse — the MX Master 3. This brand new iteration of the wireless mouse finally adds USB-C charging, which brings it in line with the charging standards used on most modern smartpho...
23:48, 09/04/2019

Apple could release an update to the Apple TV All eyes are on the next iPhone, but Apple could also be working on a new Apple TV. The device could be announced next week, or maybe later this fall. The anonymous Twitter account @never_released shared the codename of a new Apple TV — AppleTV11,1 ...
23:48, 09/04/2019

Acer announces a $14,000 gaming chair because why not This isn’t a chair. This is a rig. It’s a throne. It’s gaming monster. The Acer Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair is a $13,999 device has everything including a massage function. The Predator Thronos Air is a massive steel structure that encases gam...
04:16, 09/04/2019

The next Apple Watch could feature sleep tracking Details have surfaced about one of the potentially key features of the next Apple Watch — sleep tracking. Bloomberg originally reported that Apple has been working on a sleep-tracking feature, and 9to5mac now details how the implementation could wor...
01:48, 09/04/2019

Google releases Android 10 Android 10 is now available, assuming you have a phone that already supports Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system. For now, that’s mostly Google’s own Pixel phones, though chances are that most of the phones that...
01:48, 09/04/2019

Near miss between science craft and Starlink satellite shows need to improve orbital coordination A European satellite that measures the Earth’s winds using lasers had a close encounter with one of SpaceX’s Starlink constellation yesterday in a situation that illustrates the growing inadequacy of existing systems for global coordinati...
01:48, 09/04/2019

USB4 brings better speeds and compatibility — but loses the space in the name The organizations behind the widely used USB standard have released some new info on the latest iteration of the interface, and it’s nothing but good news for consumers. It’ll be faster and bring improved compatibility, with no need to pa...
01:48, 09/04/2019

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not tu...
02:48, 09/03/2019

Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by sapping power fr...
08:01, 09/01/2019

At-home blood testing startup Baze rakes in $6 million from Nature’s Way By now, the venture world is wary of blood testing startups offering health data from just a few drops of blood. However, Baze, a Swiss-based personal nutrition startup providing blood tests you can do in the convenience of your own home, collects ju...
03:32, 08/31/2019

Lucid’s drone is built to clean the outside of your house or office Building exteriors tend to get gross. Dirt clings to the walls. Windows get filmy. Spiderwebs amass. If you live in a particularly humid area, mold and mildew can start to make exterior walls look like a science experiment. On taller buildings, scrub...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Fitbit’s CEO discusses the company’s subscription future At a small event in Manhattan this week, Fitbit laid out its future for the press. Tellingly, the event was far more focused on the company’s software play, with the big hardware announcement feeling almost rushed at the end. Along with an increased...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Insta360’s tiny new GO stabilized camera could be game-changer for social video Insta360 has quickly established itself as the leader in 360-degree video capture, at least for the consumer market, and its new GO stabilized camera builds on that legacy and extends some of the tech it has built into the category of more tradition...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Sony’s new a6600 flagship APS-C camera adds stabilization and over 2x better battery life Sony announced two new APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras at a special event in New York today, and the announcements are big news for anyone who’s looking for a small, capable camera that can handle everything from sport shooting to...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Eero updates subscription plans Router maker Eero is expanding its focus on subscriptions with a new two-tier system. Eero already had a $10 per month subscription called Eero Plus. It is now called Eero Secure+. The company is adding a cheaper plan with fewer features for $3 per m...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Zhiyun’s Smooth-Q2 aims to be the most portable quality smartphone gimbal available Zhiyun has been steadily rolling out new gimbals for smartphones and dedicated cameras for a few years now, and the company’s quality and feature set has improved dramatically over time. Now, it’s launching the Zhiyun Smooth-Q2 smartphone...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Softly, softly, catchy jelly: This ‘ultragentle’ robotic gripper collects fragile marine life The creatures of the depths live in a very different world — one lethal to us. But our world is lethal to them as well, all sharp edges and rapid movements. If we’re to catch and learn about the soft-bodied denizens of the deep, our machines to...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Apple expands access to official repair parts for third-party shops Apple just announced a new program to make it easier to repair out-of-warranty iPhones. In addition to Apple Authorized Service Providers, independent third-party repair shops will be able to access official repair parts and tools. There are currentl...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Juul introduces new POS standards to restrict sales to minors Juul Labs, the e-cigarette behemoth partially owned by Altria, has today announced a new POS age-verification system that it will require all Juul retailers to comply with by May 2021. The Retail Access Control Standards program, or RACS for short, r...
19:32, 08/29/2019

Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. Amazon continued to lead the race, accounting for 6.6 million units shipped in the quarter. Google, however, fel...
11:32, 08/26/2019

IBM’s quantum-resistant magnetic tape storage is not actually snake oil Usually when someone in tech says the word “quantum,” I put my hands on my ears and sing until they go away. But while IBM’s “quantum computing safe tape drive” nearly drove me to song, when I thought about it, it actua...
11:32, 08/26/2019

The Pad & Quill Gladstone Briefcase offers plenty of storage in a beautiful design Pad & Quill makes some of the most handsome leather goods for the modern world, and its Gladstone Leather Briefcase is no different. This bag harkens back to the day of gentlemen with newspapers tucked under their arms and an Ascot on their head. Thi...
18:32, 08/23/2019

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones It’s perfectly natural for a red-blooded American to, once they have procured their first real drone, experiment with attaching a flame thrower to it. But it turns out that this harmless hobby is frowned upon by the biggest buzzkills in the wor...
18:32, 08/23/2019

Waxed canvas messengers from Trakke, Waterfield and Mission Workshop are spacious and rugged It’s nearing the end of Bag Week 2019, where we highlight the best receptacles for the tech we cover daily, and we’ve got a few more winners for you. Earlier this week I collected a few excellent waxed canvas laptop bags, a sequel to last...
18:32, 08/23/2019

Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fannies It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to… The fanny pack. Or hip pack, waist...
18:32, 08/23/2019

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying severeness have been reported nationwide, described by the CDC as “severe unexplained respirat...
18:32, 08/23/2019

Silicone 3D printing startup Spectroplast spins out of ETHZ with $1.5M 3D printing has become commonplace in the hardware industry, but because few materials can be used for it easily, the process rarely results in final products. A Swiss startup called Spectroplast hopes to change that with a technique for printing usi...
19:32, 08/22/2019

How Oculus squeezed sophisticated tracking into pipsqueak hardware Making the VR experience simple and portable was the main goal of the Oculus Quest, and it definitely accomplishes that. But going from things in the room tracking your headset to your headset tracking things in the room was a complex process. I tal...
12:00, 08/22/2019

Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the p...
12:00, 08/22/2019

Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware pr...
07:32, 08/22/2019

Xiaomi launches Mi A3 Android One smartphone with 48MP rear camera in India for $181 Google has found a committed Android One partner in Xiaomi . The Chinese electronics giant today launched in India the Mi A3 (its third Android One smartphone in recent years) as the company looks to expand its handset offering in its most important ...
16:00, 08/21/2019

Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now-familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the...
16:00, 08/21/2019

Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers — especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the thought of checking a bag. Peak Design introduced its own take on the duffel bag this ...
16:00, 08/21/2019

Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more It’s finally Bag Week again! the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. This year, like last y...
14:32, 08/20/2019

Yubico launches its dual USB-C and Lightning two-factor security key Almost two months after it was first announced, Yubico has launched the YubiKey 5Ci, a security key with dual support for iPhones, Macs and other USB-C compatible devices. Yubico’s newest YubiKey is the latest iteration of its security key bui...
10:00, 08/20/2019

Starship Technologies raises $40M, crosses 100K deliveries and plans to expand to 100 new universities Starship Technologies invented the category of rolling autonomous sidewalk delivery robots, and to date, the company has made more than 100,000 commercial deliveries on behalf of customers. The milestone comes as Starship adds $40 million in Series ...
10:00, 08/20/2019

WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffel is built for life Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard mak...
21:16, 08/19/2019

RYU’s line of backpacks offer style and function for exploring the city or weekends away Yes, it’s Bag Week, where we celebrate all the best bags of the year here at TechCrunch. And there is little more satisfying than finding a basic black one that’s functional, stylish and unique. Luckily, Canadian urban athletic apparel ma...
21:16, 08/19/2019

Sonos Bluetooth-enabled, battery-powered speaker leaks ahead of official launch Sonos has an event coming up at the end of the month to reveal something new, but leaks have pretty much given away what’s likely to be the highlight announcement at the event: A new, Bluetooth-enabled speaker that has a built-in battery for p...
10:48, 08/19/2019

Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware. The new look is a dramatic change in the atmospherics of ...
05:48, 08/19/2019

Ikea doubles down on smart home tech with new business unit Ikea’s smart home investments to date have been smart but scattered – now the Swedish home goods brand says it’s going to amp up its smart home bets with a brand new dedicated business unit. The company’s smart home endeavors began ...
00:00, 08/18/2019

Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models Apple’s next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That’s according to new assets pulled form the latest watchOS beta release, as uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp.br (via 9to5Mac)...
06:32, 08/17/2019

Flexible stick-on sensors could wirelessly monitor your sweat and pulse As people strive ever harder to minutely quantify every action they do, the sensors that monitor those actions are growing lighter and less invasive. Two prototype sensors from crosstown rivals Stanford and Berkeley stick right to the skin and provid...
21:32, 08/16/2019

The New Soundboks is a massive, pro-level, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker The New Soundboks is impressive. It has everything: a sturdy housing, Bluetooth, large battery, XLR-inputs and several methods to connect multiple Soundboks. Indoor or out, the New Soundboks sounds great. The Soundboks isn’t shy. It’s an extrovert. T...
22:32, 08/15/2019

The Google Assistant now lets you annoy your family members with assignable reminders Do you sometimes have to nag your significant other to take out the trash on Monday night? Now, you can do so in a more passive-aggressive way by sending them a reminder through the Google Assistant instead of in person. “Hey Google, remind Ale...
22:32, 08/15/2019

These robo-shorts are the precursor to a true soft exoskeleton When someone says “robotic exoskeleton,” the power loaders from Aliens are what come to mind for most people (or at least me), but the real things will be much different: softer, smarter and used for much more ordinary tasks. The latest s...
22:32, 08/15/2019

Toolkit for digital abuse could help victims protect themselves Domestic abuse comes in digital forms as well as physical and emotional, but a lack of tools to address this kind of behavior leaves many victims unprotected and desperate for help. This Cornell project aims to define and detect digital abuse in a sy...
22:32, 08/15/2019

SNES controller for Switch shows up in FCC filing, hinting at SNES games for Nintendo Online Nintendo looks set to release wireless SNES controllers for the Nintendo Switch, which likely means it’ll also be bringing classic SNES titles to its Nintendo Online virtual gaming library. The news comes via an FCC filing (hat tip to Eurogame...
14:32, 08/14/2019

Snap introduces Spectacles 3, with two HD cameras and 3D effects on Snapchat Snap has introduced a third generation of its Spectacles wearable sunglass cameras, and these include new 3D effects for use in Snapchat: You can capture 3D snaps, with a slight side-to-side depth effect thanks to dual-angle cameras; 3D filters, whic...
14:32, 08/14/2019

$600M Cray supercomputer will tower above the rest — to build better nukes Cray has been commissioned by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to create a supercomputer head and shoulders above all the rest, with the contract valued at some $600 million. Disappointingly, El Capitan, as the system will be called, will be m...
14:32, 08/14/2019

The ClockworkPi GameShell is a super fun DIY spin on portable gaming Portable consoles are hardly new, and thanks to the Switch, they’re basically the most popular gaming devices in the world. But ClockworkPi’s GameShell is something totally unique, and entirely refreshing when it comes to gaming on the go...
14:32, 08/14/2019

Xiaomi tops Indian smartphone market for eighth straight quarter Xiaomi has now been India’s top smartphone seller for eight straight quarters. The company has become a constant headache for Samsung in the world’s second largest smartphone market as sales have slowed pretty much everywhere else in the...
14:32, 08/14/2019

Oru’s new foldable kayak weighs under 20 lbs and assembles in just 2 minutes California-based kayak maker Oru has built a great brand on the strength of its origami-inspired folding kayaks, and now it’s launching its lightest and most portable model yet with a new Kickstarter project. The Oru Inlet miraculously packs up...
14:32, 08/14/2019

Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway A Tesla vehicle involved in a collision burst into flames and exploded on a highway near Moscow last night, local media reported. The occupants were slightly injured, but the car is toast. The model of the car is not clear from reporting, but seems t...
19:32, 08/12/2019

This charming little camera prints instantly to receipt paper I’m a big instant camera fan, but the film is expensive and the digital printers just aren’t very good. So I was delighted to see this alternative seeking funds on Kickstarter: the Alulu camera, which prints photos in black and white on r...
15:48, 08/08/2019

Trump administration bans federal agencies from buying Huawei, ZTE tech The Trump administration has banned U.S. federal agencies from buying equipment and obtaining services from Huawei and two other companies as part of the government’s latest crackdown on Chinese technology amid national security fears. Jacob Wo...
12:16, 08/07/2019

On second attempt, hoverboard inventor successfully crosses Channel Following a failed attempt in July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the Channel on top of a hoverboard this weekend. Starting his trek in Sangatte in northern France, the journey took 20 minutes, before landing in St. Margaret̵...
09:16, 08/05/2019

Watch a Tesla Model 3 play chess against the top-ranked player in the US Tesla cars can now take on human players in a game of chess, thanks to a software update it pushed out to vehicles last month. Its programmers likely didn’t imagine they were designing a chess program to take on the best players in the world, ...
21:16, 08/01/2019

Cryptographic ICE Cube tests orbital cybersecurity protocols aboard the ISS Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. So if you can’t radiation-harden the computer, what can you do? European Space Agency resear...
13:48, 08/01/2019

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13:48, 08/01/2019

The Samsung Galaxy Dongle This, friends, is the Samsung Galaxy Dongle. The NSFW photo arrives courtesy of SamMobile. The story isn’t the image itself, so much as what it represents. It’s the end of an era. A last key flagship smartphone maker acknowledging the death of ...
13:48, 08/01/2019

Ikea’s Sonos Symfonisk speakers are available starting today The somewhat zany mash-up of Ikea and Sonos ended up providing great results, in the form of the Symfonisk line of wireless speakers, including the $99 Symfonisk shelf speakers and the $179 Symfonisk table lamp speaker. The speakers are both on sale...
13:48, 08/01/2019

Watch a Tesla Model 3 play chess against the top-ranked player in the U.S. Tesla cars can now take on human players in a game of chess, thanks to a software update it pushed out to vehicles earlier this month. Its programmers likely didn’t imagine they were designing a chess program to take on the best players in the...
13:48, 08/01/2019

DJI aims for the best first-person drone experience with new goggles, controller and more New gear from DJI will equip you with everything you need to become the best first-person drone racer that’s ever graced the Earth – you’ll be the Anakin Skywalker of FPV drone races. The company is launching a new suite of products spec...
09:16, 07/31/2019

Sex tech companies and advocates protest unfair ad standards outside Facebook’s NY HQ A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sexual content. The protest, and a companion website ...
09:16, 07/31/2019

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and the Middle East Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the African continent and is gearing up for an initial public offering in China. Now, its Chinese peer Vivo is...
09:48, 07/30/2019

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone will have motion control and face unlock Google’s Pixel 4 is coming out later this year, and it’s getting the long-reveal treatment thanks to a decision this year from Google to go ahead and spill some of the beans early, rather than saving everything for one big, final unveili...
03:48, 07/30/2019

Tesseract makes spacecraft propulsion smaller, greener, stronger Launch vehicles and their enormous rocket engines tend to receive the lion’s share of attention when it comes to space-related propulsion, but launch only takes you to the edge of space — and space is a big place. Tesseract has engineered a new...
03:48, 07/30/2019

Analogue’s Mega Sg is the Sega Genesis Mini alternative for the discerning retro gaming fan The official Sega Genesis Mini is coming in September and hopes to capitalize on some of the retro gaming hype that turned the Super Nintendo and NES Mini Classic editions into best-sellers. But there’s already a modern piece of hardware out ...
03:48, 07/30/2019

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and Middle East Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the African continent and is gearing up for an initial public offering in China. Now, its Chinese peer Vivo is...
03:48, 07/30/2019

Report claims all three new iPhones planned for 2020 will support 5G Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — sometimes described as “the most accurate Apple analyst in the world” — has written a new note to investors saying that the three iPhones expected to launch in 2020 will feature support for 5G. In previous Kuo reports, i...
20:16, 07/28/2019

Reports claims all three new iPhones planned for 2020 will support 5G Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — sometimes described as “the most accurate Apple analyst in the world” — has written a new note to investors saying that the three iPhones expected to launch in 2020 will feature support for 5G. In previous Kuo reports, it...
12:16, 07/28/2019

Siri recordings ‘regularly’ sent to Apple contractors for analysis, claims whistleblower Apple has joined the dubious company of Google and Amazon in secretly sharing with contractors audio recordings of its users, confirming the practice to The Guardian after a whistleblower brought it to the outlet. The person said that Siri queries a...
16:48, 07/26/2019

Old-school Doom and its sequels come to Switch, Xbox One and PS4 Thinking about what to do this weekend? Think no more. Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 have all just appeared on the Switch, Xbox One and PS4, giving you no excuse not to play these classics. All the time. Over and over. Rip and tear! The announcement was m...
13:32, 07/26/2019

How Microsoft turns an obsession with detail into micron-optimized keyboards Nestled among the many indistinguishable buildings of Microsoft’s Redmond campus, a multi-disciplinary team sharing an attention to detail that borders on fanatical is designing a keyboard… again and again and again. And one more time fo...
13:32, 07/26/2019

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk collaboration took a lot of people by surprise when it was announced earlier this year, but the match-up is less unlikely than it might appear at first glance. Ikea’s entire mission has been delivering practica...
15:16, 07/25/2019

Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has released a new report, as Apple Insider spotted. I’ve read the report and it focuses specifically on keyboard suppliers that would potentially work with Apple . And the company shoul...
15:16, 07/25/2019

Occipital’s Structure Sensor Mark II is a smaller and much improved 3D scanner for your iPad Back in 2013, Occipital (a company then best known for making the RedLaser barcode scanning app) released the Structure Sensor, a device that turned any iPad you strapped it to into a portable 3D scanner. Six years later, they’re back with the...
18:48, 07/24/2019

Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with chipmakers, helping it expand to wireless...
08:32, 07/24/2019

How Axis went from concept to shipping its Gear smart blinds hardware Axis is selling its first product, the Axis Gear, on Amazon and direct from its own website, but that’s a relatively recent development for the four-year old company. The idea for Gear, which is a $249.00 ($179.00 as of this writing thanks to a...
13:48, 07/23/2019

Freedom Robotics raises $6.6M to take the hassle out of founding a robotics startup After years — decades even — of promises, the robotics industry is finally beginning to realize its potential. Nowhere is this phenomenon clearer than in the world of warehouse automation. Freedom Robotics, a new Bay Area-based startup, came out of s...
13:00, 07/23/2019

TwelveSouth’s StayGo is the last USB-C dock you’ll ever need The TwelveSouth StayGo is a new USB-C dock from a company that makes a ton of great and unique Mac and iOS device accessories. True to the company’s track record, it offers a slightly different take on a popular accessory category — and e...
13:00, 07/23/2019

LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week In addition to Samsung and Vizio, LG announced earlier this year that it would be adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system. According to a tweet from LG’s Australian account, the webOS update that adds support for HomeKit and ...
13:00, 07/23/2019

Apple releases iOS 12.4 with potential software support for Apple Card While iOS 13 is right around the corner with a ton of new features, it isn’t quite ready just yet. Apple has just released iOS 12.4, a new stable update. There aren’t many radical changes, but this is the first version that theoretically suppor...
19:48, 07/22/2019

The PureCam Connected Car Security System is a dashcam with extras Thanks to a rash of YouTube videos of traffic stops, wild crashes and wacky antics, dashcams are becoming more and more popular with drivers. But does the world need one that shoots at 1080p and beams every minute of your drive back to a central stor...
19:48, 07/22/2019

Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M VCRs didn’t really exist when the first men walked on the moon, but NASA was ahead of the curve and recorded the event for posterity on videotapes — which just sold at auction for $1.8 million. The Hasselblads may have captured more detail, bu...
19:48, 07/22/2019

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the 8-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit manuever.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn&...
18:00, 07/18/2019

Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago We all rely on maps to get where we’re going or investigate a neighborhood for potential brunch places, but the data we’re looking at is often old, vague, or both. Nexar, maker of dashcam apps and cameras, aims to put fresh and specific ...
08:16, 07/17/2019

Nintendo introduces a Switch model refresh with better battery life Nintendo already announced an entirely new Switch console this month, the Switch Lite, and now it’s bumping some of the specs on the existing Switch with a slightly updated version, spotted by The Verge. This update improves the hardware right...
08:16, 07/17/2019

Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take up a considerable amount of space. Not so with Voyant Photonics, which has created a lidar system that you reall...
14:16, 07/16/2019

Sony’s new A7R IV camera is a 61 MP full-frame mirrorless beast Sony unveiled the latest in its line of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras on Tuesday, debuting the A7R IV, its top-of-the-line full-frame digital shooter aimed at pros. The new camera packs a walloping 61-megapixel sensor, and will retail for ...
09:00, 07/16/2019

Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device to monitor a property’s water use and prevent leaks Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with furt...
07:16, 07/15/2019

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one ...
07:16, 07/15/2019

These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain While the agility of a Spot or Atlas robot is something to behold, there’s a special merit reserved for tiny, simple robots that work not as a versatile individual but as an adaptable group. These “tribots” are built on the model of...
17:32, 07/12/2019

Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit A project to 3D-print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In Space, could la...
17:32, 07/12/2019

Amazon said to be launching new Echo speaker with premium sound next year Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of devices or Apple’s HomePod, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The speaker should be released sometime next year, acc...
11:00, 07/12/2019

Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed “Vesta” (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home), and now the publication says that development on the project continues. Plus, the report includes ne...
11:00, 07/12/2019

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked Here’s a thing that should have never been a thing: Bluetooth-connected hair straighteners. Glamoriser, a U.K. firm that bills itself as the maker of the “world’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners,” allows users to link the d...
14:32, 07/11/2019

Luminar eyes production vehicles with $100M round and new Iris lidar platform Luminar is one of the major players in the new crop of lidar companies that have sprung up all over the world, and it’s moving fast to outpace its peers. Today the company announced a new $100M funding round, bringing its total raised to over ...
08:48, 07/11/2019

Nintendo announces a handheld Nintendo Switch Lite for $199 Nintendo has unveiled a new Nintendo Switch called the Nintendo Switch Lite. As the name suggests, this console is a bit cheaper than the original Nintendo Switch, but it comes with a few drawbacks. The biggest difference between the Nintendo Switch...
13:00, 07/10/2019

Nintendo Switch Lite’s trade-off of whimsy for practicality is a good one Nintendo today revealed a new Switch Lite version of its current-generation console, which attaches the controllers permanently, shrinks the hardware a bit and adds a touch more battery life — but it also takes away the “Switch” pa...
13:00, 07/10/2019

YouTube lands on Fire TV and Amazon Prime Video arrives on Chromecast, Android TV It’s nice when people can come together and work through their differences to make it easier to watch stuff. That’s exactly what happened today, when the long-standing detente between Google and Amazon over streaming video services came ...
13:00, 07/09/2019

Apple stops selling the 12-inch MacBook, a computer you either loved or were confused by Apple officially stopped selling the 12-inch MacBook today, a computer that hasn’t had an update since June 2017 and that is also maybe one of the most contentious Macs in Apple’s lineup. The 12-inch MacBook at one time seemed like Apple...
11:16, 07/09/2019

The Raspberry Pi 4 doesn’t work with all USB-C cables The Raspberry Pi 4 is a great little beast, but Tyler Ward identified a flaw in the USB Type-C connector. The Raspberry Pi Foundation confirmed to TechRepublic that the design flaw is real, and that your Raspberry Pi 4 might not work with all USB-C c...
11:16, 07/09/2019

Mario creator Miyamoto counters cloud gaming hype (but don’t count Nintendo out) Cloud gaming — however a company chooses to define that — is shaping up to be a big part of the next generation of consoles and other platforms. But Mario creator and Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto says his company won’t be so quick to jump ...
18:32, 07/05/2019

Watch a plane land itself truly autonomously for the first time A team of German researchers has created an automatic landing system for small aircraft that lets them touch down not only without a pilot, but without any of the tech on the ground that lets other planes do it. It could open up a new era of autonomo...
17:16, 07/05/2019

This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural It’s Friday, so why not watch some good old-fashioned drone-powered graffiti? A design firm in Italy has put together a lovely little show that collected sketches from the art community and put them all together in a giant mural, painted over 1...
17:16, 07/05/2019

This solar array expands itself at the right temperature Wouldn’t it be nice to have a solar panel that’s only there when the sun shines on it? That’s the idea behind this research project, which uses shape-shifting materials to make a solar panel grow from a compressed state to an expand...
14:00, 07/04/2019

Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks Apple is set to replace the technology underlying the keyboards found in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac). Kuo is frequently accurate in his predictions, which are sou...
10:00, 07/04/2019

Twelve South’s HiRise Wireless is a super versatile wireless smartphone charger Wireless charging has been a wonderful addition to mainstream flagship smartphones including the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy lineup and Google’s Pixel phones. But there hasn’t been a really great option for bringing the benefits of wir...
10:00, 07/04/2019

GPS on the Moon? NASA’s working on it If you’re driving your car from Portland to Merced, you probably rely on GPS to see where you are. But what if you’re driving your Moon rover from Oceanus Procellarum to the Sea of Tranquility? Actually, GPS should be fine — if this NASA ...
13:16, 07/03/2019

Apple’s iOS 13 update will make FaceTime eye contact way easier Apple has added a feature called ‘FaceTime Attention Correction’ to the latest iOS 13 Developer beta, and it looks like it could make a big difference when it comes to actually making FaceTime calls feel even more like talking to someone...
06:32, 07/03/2019

NASA picks a dozen science and tech projects to bring to the surface of the Moon With the Artemis mission scheduled to put boots on lunar regolith as soon as 2024, NASA has a lot of launching to do — and you can be sure none of those launches will go to waste. The agency just announced 12 new science and technology projects to se...
17:32, 07/02/2019

Security flaws in a popular smart home hub let hackers unlock front doors When is a smart home not so smart? When it can be hacked. That’s exactly what security researchers Chase Dardaman and Jason Wheeler did with one of the Zipato smart hubs. In new research published Tuesday and shared with TechCrunch, Dardaman an...
10:00, 07/02/2019

Team studies drone strikes on airplanes by firing them into a wall at 500 MPH Bird strikes are a very real danger to planes in flight, and consequently aircraft are required to undergo bird strike testing — but what about drones? With UAV interference at airports on the rise, drone strike testing may soon be likewise mandatory...
21:32, 07/01/2019

Startups at the speed of light: Lidar CEOs put their industry in perspective As autonomous cars and robots loom over the landscapes of cities and jobs alike, the technologies that empower them are forming sub-industries of their own. One of those is lidar, which has become an indispensable tool to autonomy, spawning dozens of...
12:48, 06/29/2019

Tiny Robobee X-Wing powers its flight with light We’ve seen Harvard’s Robobee flying robot evolve for years: After first learning to fly, it learned to swim in 2015, then to jump out of the water again in 2017 — and now it has another trick up its non-existent sleeve. The Robobee X-Wing...
19:16, 06/28/2019

NASA’s Dragonfly will fly across the surface of Titan, Saturn’s ocean moon NASA has just announced its next big interplanetary mission: Dragonfly, which will deliver a Mars Rover-sized flying vehicle to the surface of Titan, a moon of Saturn with tantalizing life-supporting qualities. The craft will fly from place to place...
19:16, 06/28/2019

Police body-cam maker Axon says no to facial recognition, for now Facial recognition is a controversial enough topic without bringing in everyday policing and the body cameras many (but not enough) officers wear these days. But Axon, which makes many of those cameras, solicited advice on the topic from and independ...
19:16, 06/28/2019

Apple’s Sidecar just really *gets* me, you know? With the rollout of Apple’s public beta software previews of macOS and the new iPadOS, I’ve finally been able to experience first-hand Sidecar, the feature that lets you use an iPad as an external display for your Mac. This is something ...
19:16, 06/28/2019

Oppo shows first under-screen camera in bid to eliminated the hated notch Ever since the notch was first added to smartphones, everyone in the world except the deeply deluded and my editor have wished it gone. Oppo has done it — or at least shown that it can be done — with a demonstration unit at Mobile World Congress in ...
10:48, 06/26/2019

Apple just released the first iOS and iPadOS 13 beta to everyone This is your opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of iOS — and iPadOS. Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the next major version of the operating systems for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike developer betas, everyone ...
14:32, 06/24/2019

This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have creat...
14:32, 06/24/2019

The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi 4 The Raspberry Pi 4 is here — and it’s an awesome upgrade. Earlier rumors said that it would take a while before a major Raspberry Pi upgrade, but it’s available starting today. When it comes to physical design, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B looks a lot ...
02:16, 06/24/2019

Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well, a week from launch it will be moving through space — slowly, b...
14:48, 06/21/2019

Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs) Prosthetic limbs are getting better, but not as quickly as you’d think. They’re not as smart as our real limbs, which (directed by the brain) do things like automatically stretch out to catch ourselves when we fall. This particular “...
04:16, 06/21/2019

Hasselblad’s new medium format camera is a tiny, beautiful nod to history While mirrorless cameras accelerate into the future, medium format models are hearkening unto the past — and Hasselblad is chief among them. Its new digital back fits lenses going back to the ’50s, and the tiny 907X camera body is about as lov...
04:16, 06/21/2019

Kano, the kids-focused coding and hardware startup, inks deal with Microsoft, launches $300 Kano PC Kano, the London-based startup that builds hardware designed to teach younger people about computing and coding, is taking a significant step forward in its growth strategy today. The startup has inked a partnership with Microsoft that sees Kano lau...
00:00, 06/20/2019

NASA’s X-59 supersonic jet will have a 4K TV instead of a forward window NASA’s X-59 QueSST experimental quiet supersonic aircraft will have a cockpit like no other — featuring a big 4K screen where you’d normally have a front window. Why? Because this is one weird-looking plane. The X-59, which is being deve...
13:48, 06/19/2019

Sprint is the latest telecom to offer a tracking device that uses LTE Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Verizon*, Sprint is now offering an LTE tracker. The matchbook-sized device, simply called Tracker, provides real-time location tracking on Safe + Found app. Sprint’s new Tracker The Tracker competes with...
16:16, 06/18/2019

GoTenna is ramping up public sector mesh networking with a $24M C round GoTenna is best known for its outdoors-oriented consumer products that let you text and share locations between smartphones off the grid. But the company has found that government work — military, fire, rescue — is the real market, and is pursuing i...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Focals by North review: The future is (almost) here The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than stellar results — most notably Google with Glass, and more recently Intel’s Vaunt. B...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Simone Giertz’s converted Tesla Model 3 pickup truck is wonderful YouTuber Simone Giertz, celebrated DIY inventor, roboticist and general maker of cool stuff, decided not to wait for Tesla’s forthcoming pickup truck. Instead, she bought a Tesla Model 3 direct from the company new and then used elbow grease, ...
16:16, 06/18/2019

The Geesaa automates (but overcomplicates) pourover coffee Making pourover coffee is a cherished ritual of mine on most mornings. But there are times I wish I could have a single cup of pourover without fussing about the kitchen — and the Geesaa, a new gadget seeking funds on Kickstarter, lets me do that. Bu...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Roli’s newest instrument, the Lumi, helps you learn to play piano with lights There has been a longstanding gulf between the consumption of music and the creation of it: not everyone has the time or money to spend on lessons and instruments, and for those in school, many music education programs have been cut back over the yea...
16:16, 06/18/2019

This $99 AirPower knockoff is available for order now There are a number of key differences between Apple’s AirPower and lookalike knockoff, AirUnleashed. The most pertinent one, however, is that one of the two is actually available for purchase. Apple gave up the AirPower ghost back in March, after ha...
16:16, 06/18/2019

Comcast adds gaze control to its accessible remote software The latest feature for Comcast’s X1 remote software makes the clicker more accessible to people who can’t click it the same as everyone else. People with physical disabilities will now be able to change the channel and do all the usual T...
10:48, 06/17/2019

ThinkGeek.com to close, replaced as a section of GameStop Sad news for anyone who loves geeky goods and top-notch April Fools’ jokes: ThinkGeek.com, the 20-year-old online retailer known for selling more geek-centric gadgets and peripherals than you could fit in a TARDIS, is going away. According to a...
17:00, 06/14/2019

Willo is a robot that wants to replace your toothbrush If you think about it, the basic concept of a toothbrush hasn’t evolved since… forever. Sure, many people have switched to an electric toothbrush, but it remains a stick with a brush at the end. Willo thinks that’s not good enough. The company has de...
07:32, 06/13/2019

AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders AT&T has cancelled early orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Tom’s Guide first reported the cancellation, noting that AT&T said the Galaxy Fold would be available again to order as soon as Samsung announces a new launch date. AT&T is also offer...
07:32, 06/13/2019

Xiaomi’s budget Mi Band wearable now sports a color screen and voice assistant Xiaomi has refreshed its smart fitness tracker and unveiled a range of other gadgets in China, giving a glimpse at some of its affordable products that it will likely be bringing to other markets in the coming future. The wearable fitness tracker, c...
21:48, 06/12/2019

Helium launches $51M-funded ‘LongFi’ IoT alternative to cellular With 200X the range of Wi-Fi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, find missing dogs via IoT collars and collect data from inf...
21:48, 06/12/2019

What do subscription services and streaming mean for the future of gaming? The future of gaming is streaming. If that wasn’t painfully obvious to you a week ago, it certainly ought to be now. Google got ahead of E3 late last week by finally shedding light on Stadia, a streaming service that promises a hardware agnostic gam...
21:48, 06/12/2019

Sense Photonics flashes onto the lidar scene with a new approach and $26M Lidar is a critical part of many autonomous cars and robotic systems, but the technology is also evolving quickly. A new company called Sense Photonics just emerged from stealth mode today with a $26M A round, touting a whole new approach that allows...
16:00, 06/11/2019

Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare Europe has today published common rules for the use of drones. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says the regulations, which will apply universally across the region, are intended to help drone operators of all stripes have a clear un...
12:00, 06/11/2019

Maker Faire halts operations and lays off all staff Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all operations. TechCrunch was tipped off to Maker Me...
23:16, 06/07/2019

Audi proves two little screens are better than one big screen I’m spending some time in the new Audi Q8, and the car company equipped the crossover with its latest infotainment system. I love it, fingerprints, dust and all. The grimy screens are part of the story. I could have cleaned up the screens for the ph...
16:48, 06/07/2019

Weighing Peloton’s opportunity and risks ahead of IPO Exercise tech company Peloton filed confidentially for IPO this week, and already the big question is whether their last private valuation at $4 billion might be too rich for the appetites of public market investors. Here’s a breakdown of the pros an...
10:32, 06/07/2019

Sennheiser debuts its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670 During Computex last week, Sennheiser gave media a sneak peek at its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670, slated to ship starting at the beginning of next month. The GSP 670 retails for €349 (about $393), significantly pricier then other popul...
04:32, 06/07/2019

Here’s how Google Stadia performs depending on your internet connection Google is introducing more about the launch of its Stadia streaming gaming service today, and VP Phil Harrison gave us performance specifics today so you can see exactly how the company thinks the service will perform based on what kind of internet c...
11:16, 06/06/2019

This year’s Computex was a wild ride with dueling chip releases, new laptops and 467 startups After a relatively quiet show last year, Computex picked up the pace this year, with dueling chip launches by rivals AMD and Intel and a slew of laptop releases from Asus, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Lenovo and other companies. Founded in 1981, the trade show,...
03:48, 06/06/2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive worldwide on November 15, 2019 Nintendo Switch has Pokémon games, but it doesn’t really have its own Pokémon games, not in the true sense. Pokémon Sword and Shield, coming November 15, 2019, will be the first real Pokémon games (don’t even mention Pokémon Let’s ...
09:16, 06/05/2019

KickSat-2 project launches 105 cracker-sized satellites Move over, Starlink. SpaceX’s global internet play might have caught the world’s attention with its 60-satellite launch last month, but little did we know that it had already been upstaged — at least in terms of sheer numbers. The KickSat...
20:16, 06/04/2019

Apple’s Voice Control improves accessibility OS-wide on all its devices Apple is known for fluid, intuitive user interfaces, but none of that matters if you can’t click, tap, or drag because you don’t have a finger to do so with. For users with disabilities the company is doubling down on voice-based accessi...
18:32, 06/03/2019

Apple updates CarPlay with new home screen and Siri Suggestions Today at Apple’s annual developer’s conference, Apple revealed the biggest update to CarPlay since its release. The revamped in-car system looks dramatically better, leaving behind the faux iPhone layout for something that looks better suited for us...
12:48, 06/03/2019

Apple releases the $5,000 Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch, 6K display available this fall Apple is finally back in the monitor game. Today, at WWDC 2019, the company took the wraps off the Pro Display XDR to go along with a new Mac Pro. This is the first Apple monitor since the company discontinued the Thunderbolt Display in 2016. The sc...
12:48, 06/03/2019

Goodbye trash can, hello cheese grater: Apple’s reinvented Mac Pro will shred your workflow Say goodbye to the trash can. Apple’s new Mac Pro is a more traditional machine that takes into account the specific needs of creative professionals, while enabling a layer of modular interactivity with other Apple devices that could totally c...
12:48, 06/03/2019

Photos on iPhone is about to look completely different When you need to find a photo on your iPhone, what do you do? There are tons of ways, but let’s be honest. You probably just go to the camera roll and scroll through at lightning speed, trusting your eyes to pick out the target shot. That may c...
12:48, 06/03/2019

Review: Ring’s new outdoor lighting products are brilliant Ring’s new outdoor lighting products are impressive. It’s rare, even in 2019, for something to work out of the box, but that’s what happened when I installed Ring’s outdoor lighting products. They just worked. You know the drill. You get a gadget an...
06:32, 06/03/2019

Teams autonomously mapping the depths take home millions in Ocean Discovery Xprize There’s a whole lot of ocean on this planet, and we don’t have much of an idea what’s at the bottom of most of it. That could change with the craft and techniques created during the Ocean Discovery Xprize, which had teams competing ...
15:48, 05/31/2019

Muro is a retro-style cylinder music box you control with an app The light twinkle of an old-fashioned cylinder music box evokes many things: nostalgia, childhood memories, sometimes even horror (they are a trope in scary movie soundtracks). Most music boxes play one tune, but with the Muro Box, which exhibited at...
12:32, 05/31/2019

Tibbits are colorful pre-programmed modules for building IoT devices At first glance, Tibbits look like building blocks, but each one is a module or a connector that makes it easier to build connected devices and systems. Tibbits were created by Tibbo Technology, a Taipei-based startup that exhibited at Computex this ...
12:32, 05/31/2019

Ulo is an adorable security camera that interacts with you while keeping watch over your home Tired of home security cameras that add nothing to your home (besides, well, surveillance)? The Ulo, created by Luxembourg-based Mu Design, adds a touch of whimsy. The owl-shaped surveillance camera has two big interactive LCD eyes that follow your m...
11:32, 05/30/2019

Ekasbo’s Matebot may be the cutest cat robot yet created If Shrek saw Matebot, no amount of sad-eyes could win him back to Puss in Boots’ side. Created by Shenzhen-based robotics company Ekasbo, Matebot looks like a black and white cartoon cat and responds to your touch by wiggling its ears, changing...
11:32, 05/30/2019

LEGO celebrates Apollo 11 with a lovely, bricky Lunar Lander The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing is approaching, and there will be no shortage of fanfare — so why shouldn’t LEGO get in on the fun? This Lunar Lander set looks like a great way to celebrate the missions of the spac...
11:32, 05/30/2019

Microsoft hints at a new “modern” operating system designed to support different form factors In a week where AMD, Intel and Qualcomm have already made major announcements, Microsoft’s keynote yesterday at Computex in Taipei was relatively lowkey. Instead of revealing new products, the company hinted at what it wants in a modernized operating...
00:48, 05/30/2019

Science publisher IEEE bans Huawei but says trade rules will have ‘minimal impact’ on members The IEEE’s ban on Huawei following new trade restrictions in the United States has sent shock waves through the global academic circles. The organization responded saying the impact of the trade policy will have limited effects on its members, ...
00:48, 05/30/2019

InWin’s Alice is a mid-tower PC case you can match to your cosplay There’s a huge amount of crossover between the gaming and cosplay communities and InWin’s Alice computer chassis will appeal to many in the middle of that Venn diagram. The company is currently showing off Alice and its other PC cases at Computex in ...
13:32, 05/29/2019

This robot learns its two-handed moves from human dexterity If robots are really to help us out around the house or care for our injured and elderly, they’re going to want two hands… at least. But using two hands is harder than we make it look — so this robotic control system learns from humans be...
13:32, 05/29/2019

Ducky’s new limited-edition mechanical keyboard pays tribute to Taiwan’s Paiwan community Ducky, known for its popular mechanical keyboards, is based in Taiwan and today at Computex it showed off its tribute to the country’s culture: the limited-edition “Year of the Pig” 65 percent keyboard. The latest of Ducky’s yearly Zodiac rele...
06:32, 05/29/2019

Lian Li’s DK-05 is a standing desk with a cool twist Even before Computex officially started yesterday in Taipei, Lian Li’s combination chassis and standing workstations were already turning heads as attendees got to take a look at their interiors before the glass tops were installed. The insides of th...
05:00, 05/29/2019

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, an...
03:00, 05/29/2019

Upsie nabs $5M to build a direct-to-consumer warranty service Warranties for purchased products is a $40 billion annual market. But in their current form, they are considered by some to be one of the bigger scams in the world of retail because they cost so much and often return too little. Now there is an alter...
14:00, 05/28/2019

Bidding for this like-new Enigma Machine starts at $200,000 If you’re feeling flush this week, then perhaps instead of buying a second Bugatti you might consider picking up this lightly used Enigma Machine. These devices, the scourge of the Allies in World War II, are rarely for sale to begin with — and...
14:00, 05/28/2019

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today Intel responded in kind during its keynote presentation in Taipei, introducing new processors and lapt...
06:16, 05/28/2019

Apple announces a new… iPod touch Apple is updating the iPod touch with an A10 Fusion system-on-a-chip. Other than that, it looks pretty much like the old iPod touch with a 4-inch display, a classic home button and many different color options. The A10 Fusion chip was first introduc...
06:16, 05/28/2019

Qualcomm and Lenovo reveal the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC Qualcomm announced during its Computex press conference today that it will launch the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC with Lenovo. The two companies describe the PC, called Project Limitless, as “the world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs t...
08:16, 05/27/2019

Nvidia announces its Studio line of laptops to compete against the MacBook Pro During its press conference in Taipei a day before Computex starts, Nvidia announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing units, as well as a new software platform called Studio, with SDKs and drivers to make graphics rende...
02:48, 05/27/2019

AMD unveils the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, at half the price of Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X chipset AMD CEO Lisa Su gave the Computex keynote in Taipei today, the first time the company has been invited to do so (the event officially starts tomorrow). During the presentation, AMD unveiled news about its chips and graphics processors that will incr...
23:32, 05/26/2019

This is one smart device that every urban home could use Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at...
12:32, 05/26/2019

These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millennium or so. Nature produces some of the strongest and most versatile substances we’ve ever encoun...
12:32, 05/26/2019

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites Last night’s successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That’s the ...
12:48, 05/24/2019

Roland’s tiny R-07 recorder is better than your phone’s recorder app In an era when the smartphone can do everything, why do you need a standalone audio recorder? Roland, makers of music gear, might have an answer. Their R-07 voice recorder is about as big as an original iPod and is designed for music recording, prac...
10:16, 05/24/2019

You can do it, robot! Watch the beefy, 4-legged HyQReal pull a plane It’s not really clear just yet exactly what all these powerful, agile quadrupedal robots people are working on are going to do, exactly, but even so it never gets old watching them do their thing. The latest is an Italian model called HyQReal, ...
17:32, 05/23/2019

My desk doesn’t deserve the $600 Dyson Lightcycle lamp Like many of you, I’m assuming, my desk was purchased at Ikea and is the center of my life. Such as it is, the desk is littered with bits of crackers, memory cards, branded Moleskin notebooks and countless coffee cups. I’m not a slob. I just live her...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Panic’s Playdate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a ‘season’ of 12 intriguing titles Tired of your smartphone games, and don’t want to take the Switch with you on the train today? Panic, renowned creator of useful Mac apps and more recently publisher of interesting games, has created a tiny handheld console that goes anywhere ...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Indiegogo hires Reddit’s Andy Yang as new CEO Indiegogo has a new chief. Andy Yang will take over for outgoing CEO David Mandelbrot, who is stepping down. According to sources close to the company, several other Indiegogo employees are also leaving. Indiegogo has yet to confirm this claim or st...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Spansive’s first wireless charger powers multiple phones simultaneously and works through thick cases When Pi Charging (winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017) rebranded as Spansive last month, the company also dropped plans for its previously shown cone-shaped charger capable of charging phones placed within a few inches around it. That charger would&...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Peak Design’s Travel Tripod The camera clip and bag company has made a portable, packable, easy-to-setup professional travel tripod. Video Producers: Yashad Kulkarni, Gregory S. Manalo Shooter / Editor: Gregory S. Manalo...
15:00, 05/21/2019

Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. In a launch blog Oculus touts the new hardware’s “all-in-one, fully i...
03:16, 05/21/2019

Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You’re in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called Doggo that you can build with off-the-shelf parts and a considerable amount of elbow grease. T...
21:16, 05/20/2019

Why is Facebook doing robotics research? It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots arenR...
14:32, 05/20/2019

This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms There’s great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the “Flying STAR,” which does both quite well, and t...
12:16, 05/20/2019

Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users worldwide even as it remains unclear if the Chinese tech giant will be able to use the full...
02:48, 05/20/2019

Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it ...
02:48, 05/20/2019

Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup truck Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, today at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its electric pickup: A camp kitchen. The unit slides out from the Rivian R1T’s so-called gear tunnel t...
15:32, 05/17/2019

Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rather stewards, of Minecraft at Microsoft, where the game has become a product category unto itself. An...
07:00, 05/17/2019

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is suddenly a lot mo...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives… you name it. But it seems they’ve set their enmity aside tem...
17:48, 05/16/2019

ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for vision-impaired kids Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart basic skills and concepts, the better. ObjectiveEd is a startup that aims to empower teachers and kids with...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.] Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being me...
09:48, 05/16/2019

DJI is out-GoProing GoPro with its own action camera For a brief time, DJI and GoPro were partners — or at least uncomfortable allies. Way back in 2014, the companies were joined together with the intention of building a drone designed to capture athletes in motion. It must have seemed like a perfect ...
19:32, 05/15/2019

Is the new Osmo Action camera a GoPro Killer? I got my hands on DJI’s Osmo Action cam and took it out for a spin. Check out the video for my initial impressions. Video Producer: Gregory S. Manalo...
19:32, 05/15/2019

SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service tomorrow with 60-satellite Starlink launch As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!) satellites tomorrow that will form the first wave of its Starlink constellation. It’s a hugely imp...
15:00, 05/14/2019

Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners  If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic soup of branded discs popping into view. Consumer choice sounds like a great idea until you’ve tr...
13:00, 05/11/2019

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The complaint against Amazon Echo Dot Kids, which ...
11:00, 05/09/2019

Drone sighting at Germany’s busiest airport grounds flights for about an hour A drone sighting caused all flights to be suspended at Frankfurt Airport for around an hour this morning. The airport is Germany’s busiest by passenger numbers, serving almost 14.8 million passengers in the first three months of this year. In a...
04:00, 05/09/2019

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — including its SmartThings platform, a security researcher found. The electronics giant left dozens of i...
12:00, 05/08/2019

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists pre...
12:00, 05/08/2019

Fli Charge Technology acquired by Birch Lake to accelerate a wireless future Fli Charge Technology is today announcing it was acquired by an affiliate of Birch Lake Associates. As part of the purchase, industry veteran Khalid Zitouni is taking the chief executive position as the company looks to expand its reach for Fli Charg...
16:16, 05/07/2019

Google renames Home Hub to the Nest Hub and releases a 10-inch Nest Hub Max The Home Hub has been a hit for Google, eclipsed only by the Mini in its smart home hardware line. That’s for good reason, of course. The device is the ideal size and priced well, making it a minimally invasive device for a living room or kitchen. A...
16:16, 05/07/2019

Live transcription and captioning in Android are a boon to the hearing-impaired A set of new features for Android could alleviate some of the difficulties of living with hearing impairment and other conditions. Live transcription, captioning and relay use speech recognition and synthesis to make content on your phone more access...
16:16, 05/07/2019

Marshall continues to impress with new retro portable speakers Marshall, the headphone company and not the loudspeaker company of the same vintage, today announced two new portable speakers. Like the company’s previous offerings, these speakers ooze a retro vibe. The two new speakers, the Stockwell II and ...
09:32, 05/07/2019

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will discuss the future of mobile at Disrupt SF Founded in late 2013, OnePlus did the impossible, coming seemingly out of nowhere to take on some of the biggest players in mobile. The company has made a name by embracing a fawning fanbase and offering premium smartphone features at budget pricing,...
09:32, 05/07/2019

An Xbox controller with a built-in Braille display is Microsoft’s latest gaming accessibility play Microsoft has been leaning into accessibility in gaming lately, most visibly with its amazing Adaptive Controller, and a new patent suggests another way the company may be accommodating disabled gamers: an Xbox controller with a built-in Braille dis...
13:00, 05/06/2019

Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To help clear things up, these researchers went all out and just straight up built a robotic dinosaur to test their theory: that the...
16:48, 05/02/2019

Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois discuss major announcements that came out of Facebo...
13:16, 05/02/2019

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning The 11th mission for Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Thursday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students and research organizations around the world. You’...
13:48, 05/01/2019

Google’s Wear OS gets tiles Google announced an interesting new Wear OS feature today that makes a number of highly used features more easily available. Google calls this feature ’tiles’ and it makes both information like the local weather forecast, headlines, your...
10:00, 05/01/2019

Why did last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ look so bad? Here comes the science! Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a wild ride and inarguably one of an epic show’s more epic moments — if you could see it through the dark and the blotchy video. It turns out even one of the most expensive and met...
23:00, 04/29/2019

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa experience for U.S. users. The program, which is currently invite-only, will allow Amazon to incorpora...
23:00, 04/29/2019

Is this the vertical-folding Motorola Razr? This could be the upcoming Motorola Razr revival. The images purporting to be the upcoming smartphone appeared online on Weibo and show a foldable design. Unlike Galaxy Fold, though, Motorola’s implementation has the phone folding vertically &...
09:16, 04/29/2019

This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend If you’re lucky enough to get to travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense to you? This little gadget seeking funds on Kickst...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Did you fly a drone over Fenway Park? The FAA would like a chat Drones are great. But they are also flying machines that can do lots of stupid and dangerous things. Like, for instance, fly over a major league baseball game packed with spectators. It happened at Fenway Park last night, and the FAA is not happy. Th...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool, called IoT Inspector, is available for download here. (Currently it’s Mac O...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Disc-free Xbox One S could land on May 7th Microsoft is about to launch an even cheaper Xbox One S. In order to cut costs, the company is removing the Blu-ray disc drive altogether. According to leaked marketing images spotted by WinFuture (via Thurrott), the console could launch on May 7th ...
11:48, 04/28/2019

iOS 13 could feature dark mode and interface updates According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, the next major version of iOS for the iPhone and iPad will present many new features, such as universal dark mode, new gestures, visual changes for the volume popup and more. Dark mode should work...
11:48, 04/28/2019

David Copperfield’s secret magic techniques crash-landed on the Moon The loss of Israel’s Beresheet lander during its descent to the lunar surface was unfortunate, but the mission was still largely a success — and has certainly created an interesting cultural artifact on the Moon where it impacted. Perhaps more ...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed start-to-finish with intimate discussions on the state of robotics and deep learning with key founders,...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Sony shares some details about the PlayStation 5 Lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Mark Cerny gave a lengthy interview to Wired’s Peter Rubin and shared some details about Sony’s next-gen console — the console that is likely to be called the PlayStation 5. The next PlayStati...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Apple could build macOS feature to use your iPad as extra Mac display According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, Apple is working on a feature that would let you pair your iPad with your Mac to turn your iPad into a secondary Mac display. That feature, code-named Sidecar, could ship with macOS 10.15 this fal...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Daily Crunch: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold 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. Unfolding the Samsung Galaxy Fold After eigh...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition Discs! What are they good for? Well, they’re nice if you don’t want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don’t mind that, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One S “All-Digital Edition” might be for you. With no...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now! I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden ...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here̵...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5Mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report confirms previous rumors — the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max will have three camera sensors on the back of the d...
11:48, 04/28/2019

How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for commercial carriage of goods. It might not be long before you’re getting your burritos sent par avi...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front It’s been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device — the Huawei P30 Pro. I’ve played with the P30 and P30 Pro for a few weeks and I’ve been impressed with the camera system. The P30 Pro is the successor to the P20 Pro and features imp...
11:48, 04/28/2019

LEGO Braille bricks are the best, nicest and, in retrospect, most obvious idea ever Braille is a crucial skill to learn for children with visual impairments, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks, kids can learn through hands-on play rather than more rigid methods like Braille readers and printouts. Given the naturally Braille-like str...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 more colleges If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrito inside to deliver to a dorm or apartment building. Now students at a dozen more campuses will be ab...
11:48, 04/28/2019

Tapp Lock – Innovative finger-print security-technology Introduction: Whenever you need to secure your stuff, you are to have a lock which is convenient to use being light weight and, certainly, secure. TAPP is the only padlock which possesses the property of being used without key, combination code or a...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Toyota Human Support Robot- A helping Robot for Elderly Toyota, auto manufacturing company, is now looking ahead to help the disable and old age people. The Toyota Motors is going to spend 1 billion dollars in order to develop Human Support Robot (HSR)-a robot for elderly. The robot is designed to assist ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Outstanding Survival Apps essential for Outdoors Whenever you go for outdoors you necessarily require some things to be always with you. Here is a collection of best smartphone apps which may help you while you are in any of the SHFT situation. And I hope you will love them when you use them. 1.   ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

UE Boom 2: World’s best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers UE Boom 2 is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker. It is the revised and better version of prior UE Boom Bluetooth speakers. Ultimate Ears (shortly named UE) is an earphone and speaker manufacturer company based in America. UE Boom was first acme ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

dbell: Smart Wireless Wi-Fi Video Doorbell dbell, the smart video doorbell enables you to check who is at the door from your smartphone. You can monitor it from your tablet, PC or TV. Every time when a visitor press the doorbell the wireless and Wi-Fi connected dbell lets you answer the door....
09:48, 04/28/2019

Vimble S Phone Stabilizer allows you to capture unshaken videos Introduction: Vimble S phone stabilizer serves as gimbal for you smart phone. It is enough clever to stabilize your mobile no matter how considerably you move your hand. It is an intellectual monopod and readjusts itself without shaking the mobile ph...
09:48, 04/28/2019

The Dash-Smart Wireless Bluetooth Earphones The world’s first smart wireless bluetooth earphones are now on market with built in 1000 songs memory as well as body sensors like heartbeat and other movements tracker. The Dash consists of a couple of wireless and isolated stereo earpieces. It is ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Spy Sunglasses – Hidden Video Camera Bluetooth Sunglasses Wayli sunglasses are the super cool wireless, bluetooth enabled spy sunglasses with a hidden HD video recording camera. It allows you to record the precious events and moments of your life, free-hands, with a 720p HD hidden camera. These spy glasses ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

Titan Note : The Innovative Notes-Taking Device Titan Note is the world’s first most advanced and featured transcription device. It can record everything accurately and then converts it into text. Titan Note is best for booth students as well as professionals. It takes notes for you better than yo...
09:48, 04/28/2019

7 Best Lavalier Mics For Creating Excellent Audio And Video Content Planning to start your own YouTube channel or make some tutorials? Having a mic with good sound recording quality is essential for creating such videos. It is pretty common that as soon as the viewers hear the poor sound, they skip the video. If you ...
09:48, 04/28/2019