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2020-01-20
 

Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India Samsung, which once led India’s smartphone market, is investing $500 million in its India operations to set up a manufacturing plant at the outskirts...
00:36, 2020-01-20

Baraja’s unique and ingenious take on lidar shines in a crowded industry It seems like every company making lidar has a new and clever approach, but Baraja takes the cake. Its method is not only elegant and powerful, but f...
20:40, 2020-01-17

Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent company Xiaomi said today it is spinning off POCO, a sub-smartphone brand it created in 2018, as a standalone company that will now run independently of the ...
10:04, 2020-01-17

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds Try as they might, even the most advanced roboticists on Earth struggle to recreate the effortless elegance and efficiency with which birds fly throu...
23:36, 2020-01-16

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI (AI2), has been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the c...
00:24, 2020-01-16

Formlabs CEO on the state of 3D printing and its remaining challenges 3D printing isn’t the buzzy, hype-tastic topic it was just a few years ago — at least not with consumers. 3D printing news out of CES last week...
19:28, 2020-01-15

The robot homecoming is upon us Robots were everywhere at CES, as has been the case for at least a decade. But there’s a different tenor to the robots shown off at the recent ...
16:36, 2020-01-14

Sony Interactive will skip E3 again this year Sony Interactive Entertainment will skip E3 again this year and participate instead in “hundreds of consumer events across the globe,” th...
08:04, 2020-01-14

Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye, is a medical condition that adversely affects the eyesight of millions, but if caught early can be cured altoget...
01:52, 2020-01-14

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year’s edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the...
17:24, 2020-01-11

Cherry goes downmarket with its new Viola mechanical keyboard switches Cherry has long been the de facto standard for mechanical keyboard switches. Since mechanical keyboards are, almost by default, significantly more ex...
15:52, 2020-01-10

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security Ring is now a major player when it comes to consumer video doorbells, security cameras — and privacy protection. Amazon acquired the company and prom...
23:16, 2020-01-09

August Home ditches the bridge, and Yale launches a smart lock in Europe Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock maker and the parent company of August Home and Yale, announced some new products at CES this week. The company ...
20:44, 2020-01-09

OrCam announces new AI-enabled device for hearing impairment OrCam is expanding its product lineup with new devices that tackle new use cases. OrCam’s best-known device is the OrCam MyEye 2 — a tiny device for ...
20:44, 2020-01-09

August Home ditches the bridge and Yale launches a smart lock in Europe Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock maker and the parent company of August Home and Yale, announced some new products at CES this week. The company ...
20:16, 2020-01-09

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox As renewable energy and energy efficiency continue to make gains among cost-conscious consumers, more companies are looking at ways to give customers...
22:36, 2020-01-08

PopSockets launches a $60 wireless charger that works with its PopGrips At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PopSockets is launching a new must-have item to its lineup of smartphone accessories — and one t...
23:32, 2020-01-07

American Airlines starts trialing Google Nest Hubs as translators in its lounges Delta is keynoting CES today and launching a slew of updates to its digital services. Its competitors don’t want to be left behind, of course, ...
21:00, 2020-01-07

Intel and Google plot closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing Intel, the chip-making giant, has been on the road of refocusing its strategy in recent months. While it has sold its mobile chip operation to Apple ...
19:20, 2020-01-07

This autonomous security drone is designed to guard your home One of the new products unveiled at CES this year is a new kind of home security system – one that includes drones to patrol your property, along wit...
19:20, 2020-01-07

Razer shows off Sila, the first 5G router built for gaming Gaming — with its huge demands on bandwidth, graphics and overall processing power — is likely to be one of the big use cases for 5G netw...
16:52, 2020-01-07

Intel and Google plot out closer collaboration around Chromebooks and the future of computing Intel, the chip-making giant, has been on the road of refocusing its strategy in recent months. While it has sold its mobile chip operation to Apple ...
02:20, 2020-01-07

Watch Intel’s CES press conference live right here Intel is holding its CES press conference today at 4 PM Pacific, 7 PM Eastern. The company will talk about what to expect when it comes to CPU innova...
01:36, 2020-01-07

Brilliant adds a dimmer switch and smart plug to its smart home ecosystem Until now, Brilliant only offered its relatively high-end smart switches with a touchscreen, but at CES this week, the company is expanding its produ...
19:48, 2020-01-06

Echodyne steers its high-tech radar beam on autonomous cars with EchoDrive Echodyne set the radar industry on its ear when it debuted its pocket-sized yet hyper-capable radar unit for drones and aircraft. But these days all ...
19:48, 2020-01-06

Watch AMD’s CES press conference live right here AMD is holding its CES press conference today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern. Expect some news when it comes to consumer CPUs (Ryzen), enterprise CPUs...
17:36, 2020-01-06

Weber’s new Smart Grilling Hub uses June tech to make everyone a grillmaster Weber is deepening its partnership with smart cooking startup June, with a new product debuting at CES 2020 today that can turn any grill into a smar...
17:36, 2020-01-06

Ring revamps lighting lineup with solar panels and indoor lightbulb Ring is slowly expanding to Philips Hue’s territory by releasing its first traditional connected lightbulb that works both indoor and outdoor. The Am...
15:44, 2020-01-06

Pax unveils a vape that increases transparency around cannabis consumption The new Pax Era Pro vaporizer packs a host of improvements and brings increased transparency to the user. Pop in a pod, and the smartphone companion ...
15:44, 2020-01-06

Watch LG’s CES press conference live right here LG is opening the show with its CES press conference. Many consumer electronics companies are going to show us their new and shiny products all day l...
11:24, 2020-01-06

Netatmo enters the smart door lock space with programmable NFC keys Netatmo, the French startup that got acquired by Legrand, is announcing a new device at CES, the Netatmo Smart Door Lock. You can install it as a rep...
03:48, 2020-01-06

Nvidia’s new 360Hz G-Sync displays are tailor-made for esports Nvidia has developed new technology that enables 360Hz refresh rates on PC displays, achieving unprecedented responsiveness that’s perfectly su...
03:08, 2020-01-06

Arlo adds a big passive-aggressive floodlight to its camera so that you can scare your neighbors Arlo, the security camera makers that spun out of Netgear, has announced a new device at CES in Las Vegas. The Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight, as the name sug...
23:28, 2020-01-05

This new wireless charger from Zens nearly fulfills the promise of Apple’s AirPower Apple’s cancellation of its AirPower wireless charging mat was one of the company’s few big public flubs, but the concept behind the canc...
15:48, 2020-01-03

Samsung shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones in 2019 Samsung Electronics announced today that it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones in 2019, surpassing expectations set by the company e...
08:44, 2020-01-03

Animated, interactive digital books may help kids learn better Digital books may have a few advantages over ordinary ones when it comes to kids remembering their contents, according to a new study. Animations, es...
19:56, 2019-12-27

Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the lar...
21:36, 2019-12-24

Micro-angelo? This 3D-printed ‘David’ is just one millimeter tall 3D printing has proven itself useful in so many industries that it’s no longer necessary to show off, but some people just can’t help the...
16:24, 2019-12-24

DJI patents an off-road rover with a stabilized camera on top DJI is easily the leading brand when it comes to camera drones, but few companies have even attempted a ground-based mobile camera platform. The comp...
00:56, 2019-12-24

Vape lung is on the decline as CDC report fixes blame on oily additive The CDC has issued a set of reports showing that the lung disease associated with vaping seems to be declining from peak rates, and that Vitamin E ac...
00:12, 2019-12-21

Coral raises $4.3M to build an at-home manicure machine Coral is a company that wants to “simplify the personal care space through smart automation,” and they’ve raised $4.3 million to ge...
20:28, 2019-12-20

The sorry state of AR startups in 2019 Even when Apple telegraphs its hardware strategy, it’s proving to be nearly impossible for startups to beat them. The company’s executive...
17:32, 2019-12-20

Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission Apple is said to be working on satellite technology, having hired a number of aerospace engineers to form team along with satellite and antenna desig...
13:08, 2019-12-20

Anybody can now make HomeKit accessories Apple has released an open-source version of the HomeKit Accessory Development Kit. You can now fork it on GitHub and play around with it to integrat...
21:04, 2019-12-19

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or it augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android op...
19:12, 2019-12-19

Gift Guide: 10 gadgets for a smarter smart home Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the...
00:08, 2019-12-19

This tiny, soft robo-bug scoots with smarts and survives swats Nature is a good source of inspiration for roboticists, but it’s rare that nature’s elegance and genius can be replicated in any real way...
20:08, 2019-12-18

Cloud flaws expose millions of child-tracking smartwatches Parents buy their children GPS-enabled smartwatches to keep track of them, but security flaws mean they’re not the only ones who can. This year...
18:20, 2019-12-18

Need more buttons for your PS4 controller? This gadget adds two on the caboose When you play games on your PS4, it’s fair to say that your thumbs and index fingers are generally doing most of the work. Why not put the rest...
20:48, 2019-12-17

Kid-focused STEM device startup Kano sees layoffs as it puts Disney e-device on ice London-based STEM device maker Kano has confirmed it’s cutting a number of jobs which it claims is part of a restructuring effort to shift focu...
16:28, 2019-12-16

Many smart home device makers still won’t say if they give your data to the government A year ago, we asked some of the most prominent smart home device makers if they have given customer data to governments. The results were mixed. The...
21:56, 2019-12-11

Apple: Use only our special cloth to clean the $1,000 coating on our $5,000 Pro Display If you thought the saga of the $7,000 Apple Pro Display XDR couldn’t get any more ridiculous, prepare yourself for the proverbial cherry on top...
16:08, 2019-12-11

Scaled Robotics keeps an autonomous eye on busy construction sites Buildings under construction are a maze of half-completed structures, gantries, stacked materials, and busy workers — tracking what’s going on ...
14:24, 2019-12-11

Google Assistant gets a customized alarm based on weather and time Alarm clocks were one of the most obvious implementations since the introduction of the smart screen. Devices like Lenovo’s Smart Clock and the Amazo...
10:08, 2019-12-11

Google Assistant gets a customized alarm, based on weather and time Alarm clocks were one of the most obvious implementations since the introduction of the smart screen. Devices like Lenovo’s Smart Clock and the Amazo...
21:04, 2019-12-10

‘Plundervolt’ attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system Today’s devices have been secured against innumerable software attacks, but a new exploit called Plundervolt uses distinctly physical means to ...
19:32, 2019-12-10

North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0 Smart glasses maker North announced today that it will be ending production of its first-generation Focals glasses, which it brought to market for co...
14:16, 2019-12-10

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India After launching nearly a dozen Echo speaker models in India in two years, Amazon said on Wednesday it is adding one more to the mix that addresses on...
06:24, 2019-12-04

‘Carpentry Compiler’ turns 3D models to instructions on how to build them Even to an experienced carpenter, it may not be obvious what the best way is to build a structure they’ve designed. A new digital tool, Carpent...
02:36, 2019-12-03

The UniFi Dream Machine router is a great entry point for networking nerds A few weeks ago, Ubiquiti unveiled the UniFi Dream Machine, an all-in-one networking device that combines a router, a switch with four Ethernet ports...
21:40, 2019-12-02

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know a few things. Smart TVs are lik...
23:00, 2019-12-01

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags Peak Design has evolved from a crowdfunded upstart into a trusted accessory brand for photographers everywhere, and this week it introduced updates t...
19:08, 2019-11-28

Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit Translating the physical world to the digital has been a challenge, especially when it comes to things like color: Color isn’t actually all tha...
15:56, 2019-11-28

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a very unique smartphone, in more ways than one. The most obvious differentiator is that it folds out to expose a large, c...
15:56, 2019-11-28

Gift guide: Photography accessories for the shutterbug in your life Looking for some gift ideas for the photographer in your life? Look no further. Though shooters amateur and professional tend to take care of their o...
00:12, 2019-11-28

Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family There’s no such thing as perfect privacy or security, but there’s a lot you can do to lock down your online life. And the holiday season ...
23:40, 2019-11-27

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year Science is exciting in theory, but it can also be dreadfully dull. Some experiments require hundreds or thousands of repetitions or trials — an excel...
21:20, 2019-11-27

Xiaomi’s Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, on Wednesday reported a 3.3% revenue growth (QoQ) in the quarter that ended in September....
16:24, 2019-11-27

Disney’s cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch goes on sale Who could have guessed an adorable, big-eyed baby Star Wars alien would have generated a ton of demand for toys? Apparently not Disney, which today s...
20:40, 2019-11-26

Disney releases cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch Who could have guessed an adorable, big-eyed baby Star Wars alien would have generated a ton of demand for toys? Apparently not Disney, which today s...
20:04, 2019-11-26

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply Establishing an enduring presence on the Moon will mean making a lot of landings — and NASA researchers want to make those landings as reliable and c...
23:40, 2019-11-25

Apple releases holiday ad Apple has released its annual holiday ad, just in time for Thanksgiving. Named “The Surprise,” the ad focuses on two young girls who spend a lot of t...
21:12, 2019-11-25

Devialet partners with Huawei for new speaker Huawei and Devialet have unveiled a new speaker specifically designed for the Chinese market, the Huawei Sound X. French startup Devialet has been lo...
19:32, 2019-11-25

Artiphon launches a Kickstarter campaign for its new musical device Orba Artiphon, the startup that previously raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter for a device called the Instrument 1, has launched a new campaign fo...
16:32, 2019-11-25

The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software Laser cutters are in a fun place right now. Gone are the days when the cheapest machines were tens of thousands of dollars, and when the “compa...
23:56, 2019-11-21

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers Netgear has released the first updated Canvas digital art from from Meural since acquiring the company last September, and the next-generation connec...
22:28, 2019-11-21

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies Amazon may have stopped selling its Dash buttons for consumers, but it’s not done with dedicated Dash hardware: The company is launching its ne...
15:32, 2019-11-21

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported o...
23:08, 2019-11-20

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button Apple just released the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery case and it comes with surprise: a button for the camera. This is a minor, but welcomed additio...
20:48, 2019-11-20

Ubiquiti announces new AmpliFi Alien router with Wi-Fi 6 Ubiquiti, the company behind popular UniFi Wi-Fi access points and networking equipment, is releasing a new router for consumers — the AmpliFi Alien....
17:16, 2019-11-20

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well This holiday season, we’re going to be looking back at some of the best tech of the past year, and providing fresh reviews in a sort of ‘...
15:48, 2019-11-19

Angell is a smart bike with an integrated display Meet Angell, a new smart bike from a French startup led by Marc Simoncini who is mostly known for founding Meetic. The company is announcing its firs...
14:16, 2019-11-19

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer The scale of supercomputing has grown almost too large to comprehend, with millions of compute units performing calculations at rates requiring, for ...
20:36, 2019-11-18

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with d...
19:32, 2019-11-18

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking BBQ legend Weber is getting into the connected cooking game with their new SmokeFire grill, which uses wood pellets for fuel and which incorporates t...
18:20, 2019-11-18

More layoffs at pivoting London ed tech startup pi-top London ed tech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. Pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in th...
21:02, 2019-11-15

More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top London edtech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the...
19:48, 2019-11-15

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address – and address remarkably w...
20:12, 2019-11-14

Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot The rebirth of the Razr has been rumored for several months now. And honestly, such a product is a bit of a no-brainer. The Lenovo-owned company is e...
07:28, 2019-11-14

MacBook Pro 16” first impressions: Return of the Mack In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bet...
14:56, 2019-11-13

Apple’s Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage Apple is making its Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display available in December, it announced today. The machine was announced earlier this year but no avail...
14:56, 2019-11-13

These sneakers vibrate Sometimes it seems like you can hear a song all the way in your toes. With these new sneakers, you actually can. Meet the new EP 01 sneakers out of D...
14:28, 2019-11-13

Review: Samsung’s Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it When Samsung announced the Space Monitor, I knew in an instant that it was going to be something I had to try out in person. Now that I’ve had ...
20:28, 2019-11-12

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smar...
00:48, 2019-11-12

Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures An expensive experiment in global distribution has been abandoned by Adidas, which has announced that will close its robotic “Speedfactories...
00:00, 2019-11-12

Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate Official word has come down from federal authorities on one potential cause of the mystery illness affecting vape users: Vitamin E acetate, a chemica...
22:36, 2019-11-08

This robotic arm slows down to avoid the uncanny valley Robotic arms can move fast enough to snatch thrown objects right out of the air… but should they? Not unless you want them to unnerve the human...
23:20, 2019-11-07

DNA testing startup Veritas Genetics confirms data breach Veritas Genetics, a DNA testing startup, has said a data breach resulted in the theft of some customer information. The Danvers, MA-based company sai...
22:16, 2019-11-07

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, t...
15:00, 2019-11-07

San Francisco smokes Juul’s hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban Voters in San Francisco have resoundingly rejected an attempt to overturn a citywide ban on e-cigarettes by a margin of around 80:20. Reporting on th...
13:24, 2019-11-06

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller Microsoft’s original Xbox Elite controller was a major step-up for gamers, with customizable buttons, changeable physical controls and adjustab...
17:28, 2019-11-05

Xiaomi launches Mi Watch, its $185 Apple Watch clone Xiaomi, which competes with Apple for the top position in the wearable market, today made the competition a little more interesting. The Chinese elec...
15:24, 2019-11-05

UK drone register takes off A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The ...
13:32, 2019-11-05

Xiaomi unveils Mi Watch, its $185 Apple Watch clone Xiaomi, which competes with Apple for the top position in the wearable market, today made the competition a little more interesting. The Chinese elec...
12:52, 2019-11-05

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your ha...
23:36, 2019-11-04

DJI Mavic Mini Review The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera,...
21:44, 2019-11-04

DJI Mavic Mini Review: Tiny, powerful and the perfect drone for anyone The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera,...
21:28, 2019-11-04

Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is a silly, gentle way to shape up Nintendo has a long history when it comes to exercise-driven games. I’m dating myself, but I can say I remember playing Track & Field on NES wi...
18:00, 2019-11-02

This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes Using a computer and modern software can be a chore to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even h...
22:52, 2019-10-31

The GoPro MAX is the ultimate pocketable travel vlogging camera GoPro’s first foray into the 360-degree action was the GoPro Fusion, and while it was a strong first offering, the new GoPro MAX ($499) is a ve...
18:16, 2019-10-31

Fem tech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding Berlin-based fem tech startup Inne is coming out of stealth to announce an €8 million (~$8.8M) Series A and give the first glimpse of a hormone-track...
17:28, 2019-10-31

Ember’s Mug 2 and Travel Mug 2 extend your coffee temperature sweet spot One of the world’s most static technologies may be the humble mug, but startup Ember decided it was time for a change when they introduced thei...
14:28, 2019-10-31

Femtech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding Berlin-based femtech startup Inne is coming out of stealth to announce an €8 million (~$8.8M) Series A and give the first glimpse of a hormone-tracki...
08:56, 2019-10-31

This robot relies on human reflexes to keep its balance As much as we’d like to think that we’re entering an era of autonomous robots, they’re actually still pretty helpless. To keep them...
19:52, 2019-10-30

SiriusXM picks up voice control support on Google/Nest devices Good news, satellite radio fans: SiriusXM is getting a bit easier to control on your various Google Home and Nest Mini speakers. The streaming radio ...
19:24, 2019-10-30

Will the quantum economy change your business? Google and NASA have demonstrated that quantum computing isn’t just a fancy trick, but almost certainly something actually useful — and they...
18:52, 2019-10-29

Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera As robots and gadgets continue to pervade our everyday lives, they increasingly need to see in 3D — but as evidenced by the notch in your iPhone, dep...
20:48, 2019-10-28

Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like Uber has unveiled more details about its plans for Eats delivery via drones. If all goes according to Uber’s plan, it will start flying its fir...
20:00, 2019-10-28

Apple releases iOS 13.2 with Deep Fusion Apple has released iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for the iPhone and iPad. This update features the usual bug fixes and security improvements. But Apple is...
19:28, 2019-10-28

Apple announces AirPods Pro with noise cancellation Apple just announced a new device today, the AirPods Pro. The company issued a press release to announce the new device. As the name suggests, the Ai...
17:48, 2019-10-28

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit According to Reuters, Google parent Alphabet is looking to acquire publicly traded wearables company Fitbit. Reuters says the deal is still being neg...
17:48, 2019-10-28

NVIDIA’s new Shield TV wins the Android TV market with amazing 4K upscaling NVIDIA has a new family of Android TV-based streaming devices, as tipped early via a couple of leaks from online stores. The new NVIDIA Shield TV ($1...
13:12, 2019-10-28

Quantum computing’s ‘Hello World’ moment Does quantum computing really exist? It’s fitting that for decades this field has been haunted by the fundamental uncertainty of whether it wou...
18:12, 2019-10-26

NASA’s VIPER lunar rover will hunt water on the Moon in 2022 NASA is looking for liquid gold on the Moon — not oil, but plain-old water. If we’re going to have a permanent presence there, we’ll need...
00:56, 2019-10-26

A bike lover’s take on the Cowboy e-bike Electric-bike maker Cowboy recently let me spend a couple of weeks with one of their e-bikes. It’s a well-designed e-bike that makes biking effortles...
18:08, 2019-10-23

Sense Photonics brings its fancy new flash lidar to market There’s no shortage of lidar solutions available for autonomous vehicles, drones, and robots — theoretically, anyway. But getting a lidar unit ...
17:28, 2019-10-23

Axon adds license plate recognition to police dash cams, but heeds ethics board’s concerns Law enforcement tech outfitter Axon has announced that it will include automated license plate recognition in its next generation of dash cams. But i...
13:48, 2019-10-23

Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums One ongoing theme in the world of smart homes has been the emergence of gadgets and other tools that can turn “ordinary” objects and syst...
19:56, 2019-10-21

The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones As it looks to modernize its operations, the Los Angeles Fire Department is turning to a number of new technologies, including expanding its fleet of...
18:44, 2019-10-21

The new iPhone is ugly I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is itR...
19:40, 2019-10-19

VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper) Despite early-stage virtual reality market and augmented reality market valuations softening in a transitional period, total global AR/VR startup val...
00:00, 2019-10-19

Every state but Alaska has reported vape lung victims, now numbering 1,479 nationwide A lung condition apparently caused by vaping has been reported in every state but Alaska, the CDC has announced. The total number of suspected and co...
01:48, 2019-10-18

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues Bosch is set to launch a new AI-based sensor system to the International Space Station that could change the way astronauts and ground crew monitor t...
22:48, 2019-10-17

New NVIDIA Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing The fact that NVIDIA is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been telegraphed via FCC filing, but a leak earlier today paints much more of a d...
21:20, 2019-10-17

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s wh...
19:08, 2019-10-17

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from oth...
17:08, 2019-10-17

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture As handset makers continue to work on ways of making smartphones more streamlined and sleek, while at the same time introducing new features that wil...
16:48, 2019-10-17

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s wh...
15:56, 2019-10-17

The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget The FrankOne coffee maker, fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign, is now available for purchase, and I got a chance to test out one of the fir...
23:24, 2019-10-16

In the Accelerator over the Sea In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or instit...
20:24, 2019-10-16

The Analogue Pocket might be the perfect portable video game system Very few modern tech companies have executed on their mission as consistently, and at such a high level of quality as Analogue. Analogue’s obse...
17:40, 2019-10-16

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks French company Kabuto is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for the second generation of its smart carry-on suitcase. The company was previously ...
19:44, 2019-10-15

Google’s Pixel 4 ships October 24, starting at $799 The rumors and leaks have been pretty relentless. In fact, over the past three days, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have gone up for preorder on at least...
17:56, 2019-10-15

Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4’s software-defined camera Google’s new Pixel 4 camera offers a ton of new tricks to improve its photographic chops, and to emphasize the point, it had Professor Mark Lev...
17:56, 2019-10-15

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL not launching in India The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel XL smartphones, that Google just unveiled at a press conference in New York, won’t launch in India, one of the company’s...
17:32, 2019-10-15

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook At its annual hardware event, Google today announced the launch of the Pixelbook Go, the latest iteration of its first-party Chromebook lineup. Start...
17:08, 2019-10-15

Google launches Nest Wifi mesh router and extender with built-in Google Assistant Today at its Google hardware event, Google introduced new mesh routers called Nest Wifi. This is a successor tot he Google Wifi product it introduced...
17:08, 2019-10-15

Google overhauls Nest Aware cloud recording plan Google is updating the Nest Mini today, the device formerly known as Google Home Mini. And the company used this opportunity to announce an update to...
17:08, 2019-10-15

Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M from Walmart and Lennar and a new take on the smart lock As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave...
14:08, 2019-10-15

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave...
12:12, 2019-10-15

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 4 live right here Google is about to unveil its new smartphone lineup, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. And if you’re an Android fan, you know that the Pixel is one of the ...
10:12, 2019-10-15

Leo Labs and its high-fidelity space radar track orbital debris better than ever — from New Zealand Ask anyone in the space business and they’ll tell you that orbital debris is a serious problem that will only get worse, but dealing with it is...
23:40, 2019-10-14

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices, but theyR...
16:24, 2019-10-11

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter and much more comfortable The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that’s based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo s...
01:12, 2019-10-11

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter, and much more comfortable The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that’s based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo s...
00:00, 2019-10-11

Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobi...
03:52, 2019-10-10

Gnarbox 2.0 backup SSD is a photographer’s best friend in the field and at home Working photographers, and enthusiasts who just love taking plenty of pictures, know that even the biggest SD cards can sometimes fill up, especially...
17:44, 2019-10-09

With $15M round and 100K tablets sold, reMarkable CEO wants to make tech ‘more human’ The reMarkable tablet is a strange device in this era of ultra-smart gadgets: A black and white screen meant for reading, writing, and sketching — an...
22:56, 2019-10-08

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier Google today announced a small but nifty feature for the Google Assistant and its smart home devices that makes it easier for you to take your music ...
19:12, 2019-10-08

With a possible Apple tag waiting in the wings, Tile unveils Sticker, an adhesive device for tracking objects We are still waiting to see if Apple officially unveils a new spin on the business of tracking tags — the small devices that you put on ‘...
11:20, 2019-10-08

Sony’s new A9 II mirrorless full-frame camera has the speed sports photographers need Sony announced a successor to its popular A9 mirrorless interchangeable lens full-frame camera today. The A9 II carries over some of the specs and st...
19:28, 2019-10-03

OmniVis could save lives by detecting cholera-infected water in minutes rather than days Clean drinking water is one of the most urgent needs in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas, but safety tests can take days — during whi...
03:16, 2019-10-03

MyMilk Labs launches Mylee, a small sensor that analyzes breast milk at home Many expectant mothers are told that breastfeeding will come naturally, but it is often a fraught and confusing experience, especially during the fir...
03:16, 2019-10-03

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7 finally has USB-C, ships on October 22 Today at its special hardware event, Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Pro 7. The new Surface Pro finally brings USB-C to the convertible laptop cat...
17:28, 2019-10-02

Microsoft launches the ARM-based Surface Pro X At its annual Surface hardware event, Microsoft today announced the long-rumored ARM-based Surface, the first time Microsoft itself has launched a de...
17:28, 2019-10-02

GoPro launches new Hero8 Black and MAX action cameras GoPro has released new versions of both its hero line, and its newer 360-degree ruggedized action cameras. The $399 GoPro Hero8 Black’s most si...
20:32, 2019-10-01

Unagi is the iPhone of scooters you actually buy Can you never find a scooter to rent when you need one? Here’s a radical idea. Buy one. While Bird, Lime, Skip, Scoot, Uber, Lyft and more comp...
20:32, 2019-10-01

Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levi’s Trucker Jacket Back in 2015, Google’s ATAP team demoed a new kind of wearable tech at Google I/O that used functional fabrics and conductive yarns to allow yo...
20:52, 2019-09-30

Kickstarter darling EcoFlow Delta battery generator is not what it seems The Delta EcoFlow is a new battery generator available on Kickstarter with incredible claimed features. Most are true, some are not. Device like the ...
22:36, 2019-09-29

As vape lung death toll mounts, CDC investigators warn against ‘informal’ THC sources At least a dozen people have died of an acute lung condition related to vaping, and while officials aren’t ready to pin it on any one chemical ...
01:28, 2019-09-28

HTC’s new CEO Yves Maitre is coming to Disrupt San Francisco Earlier this month, HTC cofounder Cher Wang stepped down from her role as CEO. In her place, former Orange EVP Yves Maitre has taken up the reins for...
17:40, 2019-09-27

DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC Having a slow connection is always frustrating, but just imagine how supercomputers feel. All those cores doing all kinds of processing at lightning ...
03:00, 2019-09-27

Alexa developers can now personalize their skills by recognizing the user’s voice Amazon Alexa is already capable of identifying different voices to give personalized responses to different users in the household, thanks to the ad...
18:44, 2019-09-26

The time is right for Apple to buy Sonos It’s been a busy couple of months for smart speakers – Amazon released a bunch just this week, including updated versions of its existing Echo...
18:44, 2019-09-26

Everything Amazon announced at its Alexa event As is now typical just ahead of the holidays, Amazon just inundated us with a whole new lineup of hardware devices, including new Echo smart speakers...
16:04, 2019-09-26

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 13 support multiple PS4 or Xbox One controllers, which could be huge for Arcade Apple’s iOS 13 update (and the newly-renamed iPadOS for iPad hardware) both support multiple simultaneous Bluetooth game controller connection...
16:04, 2019-09-26

Everything Amazon announced at its Alexa event today As is now typical just ahead of the holidays, Amazon just inundated us with a whole new lineup of hardware devices, including new Echo smart speakers...
03:08, 2019-09-26

Amazon introduces new $99 Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers Amazon is launching a new generation of Eero router, the first new iteration of Eero hardware since it acquired the company earlier this year. The n...
23:44, 2019-09-25

Is Amazon’s Alexa ready to leave home and become a wearable voice assistant? Amazon’s device event today played host to a dizzying number of product announcements, of all stripes – but notably, there are three brand new...
23:44, 2019-09-25

Ears-on with Amazon’s new Echo earbuds, framebuds, and ringbud Amazon announced more than a few devices today during an event at its headquarters in Seattle, and it was the smallest gadgets that made the biggest...
23:44, 2019-09-25

Amazon wants to put microphones into your rings and glasses At the end of its hardware event today, Amazon announced a new program for testing and selling its own experimental, limited-volume hardware: Day 1 ...
21:04, 2019-09-25

Amazon’s new Alexa Food Network service aims to make Echo the Peloton of cooking Amazon is partnering up with Food Network on a new recipe service for its Echo Show line of devices, borne out of the interest it saw in users for r...
20:24, 2019-09-25

Amazon introduces new $99 Eero mesh Wifi routers Amazon is launching a new generation of Eero router, the first new iteration of Eero hardware since it acquired the company earlier this year. The n...
20:24, 2019-09-25

Amazon launches multilingual mode for using Alexa in multiple languages at once Amazon is launching multilingual mode for its Alexa-supporting devices, the company announced today at its Devices event in Seattle. The new multilin...
19:36, 2019-09-25

Amazon unveils the $199 Echo Studio, its answer to the Apple HomePod and Google Home Max Today at a special event Amazon unveiled a bevy of new Echo devices including several aimed a bit upmarket.  The Echo Studio is Amazon’s answer to th...
19:36, 2019-09-25

Alexa gets an improved voice and can now sound like Samuel L. Jackson, too At its hardware event in Seattle, Amazon today announced that it is launching a new Neural Text to Speech model for its Alexa personal assistant. Th...
19:36, 2019-09-25

DJI launches new industrial drones for agriculture and new services for industry customers DJI announced two new drones and a new initiative to support first responders during natural disasters and recovery missions with drone technologies ...
18:40, 2019-09-25

Boston Dynamics puts its robotic quadruped Spot up for sale Since the days of BigDog, the quadrupedal robots of Boston Dynamics have impressed and repelled us. But while the early, bulky robots never felt lik...
21:36, 2019-09-24

Xiaomi’s 108MP Mi Mix Alpha has a display that wraps around the back As Samsung and Huawei double down on their foldable smartphone lineups, and other handset vendors try to hide the notch, Chinese giant Xiaomi today c...
13:09, 2019-09-24

Facebook buys startup building neural monitoring armband Facebook is buying CTRL-labs, a NY-based startup building an armband that translates movement and the wearer’s neural impulses into digital in...
02:56, 2019-09-24

Amazon might reveal fitness-tracking Alexa wireless earbuds, Echo with better sound this week Amazon is building wireless earbuds that offer Alexa voice assistant access, and fitness tracking for use during activities, according to a new repo...
21:52, 2019-09-23

Amazon’s Echo Show can now identify household pantry items held in front of its camera Amazon is introducing a new feature to its Alexa Show device designed to help blind and other low-vision customers identify common household pantry ...
19:28, 2019-09-23

GoPro teases next-generation action camera announcement for October 1 GoPro’s successor to the Hero 7 is likely coming on October 1, as the action camera maker has posted a teaser with the date to its official we...
15:57, 2019-09-23

iPhone 11 Pro teardown reveals smaller logic board, larger battery iFixit has disassembled Apple’s new iPhone models, which tells us more about the differences with last year’s phones. iFixit shot a live-stream video...
18:16, 2019-09-22

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail gun! The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — t...
23:24, 2019-09-20

Fujifilm’s upcoming X-Pro3 camera has a unique design sure to appeal to film photographers Fujifilm is teasing its forthcoming X-Pro3, the successor to its popular digital rangefinder mirrorless camera, ahead of its official full introducti...
19:04, 2019-09-20

Ricoh’s Theta Z1 is the first truly premium consumer 360 camera Ricoh has a well-earned good reputation when it comes to building smart, technically excellent photographic equipment – including the almost legendar...
22:12, 2019-09-19

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...
17:04, 2019-09-18

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 foll...
15:48, 2019-09-18

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 perfor...
15:13, 2019-09-18

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 cre...
15:13, 2019-09-18

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...
15:13, 2019-09-18

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 g...
03:28, 2019-09-18

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...
23:16, 2019-09-17

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 ...
19:40, 2019-09-17

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 ca...
16:36, 2019-09-17

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...
15:16, 2019-09-17

Google is bringing data saver 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...
11:29, 2019-09-17

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 t...
18:40, 2019-09-16

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 201...
17:40, 2019-09-16

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 ...
16:32, 2019-09-16

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 u...
22:04, 2019-09-13

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 gr...
11:56, 2019-09-13

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 gam...
20:00, 2019-09-12

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...
13:52, 2019-09-12

Apple introduces the Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display Apple 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 th...
21:48, 2019-09-10

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 i...
21:48, 2019-09-10

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 on buying a new iPhone, you’ll be able to g...
21:48, 2019-09-10

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 m...
21:48, 2019-09-10

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...
18:24, 2019-09-10

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...
10:12, 2019-09-10

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 th...
10:12, 2019-09-10

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 the company out for misleading statements about i...
00:04, 2019-09-10

Xiaomi has shipped 100 million smartphones in India Xiaomi said on Friday it has shipped over 100 million smartphones in India, its most important market, since beginning operations in the nation five...
11:24, 2019-09-06

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...
17:48, 2019-09-05

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 capabiliti...
15:48, 2019-09-05

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 sma...
15:48, 2019-09-05

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 fal...
20:28, 2019-09-04

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 cale...
18:20, 2019-09-04

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 US...
18:20, 2019-09-04

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 m...
15:00, 2019-09-04

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...
12:52, 2019-09-04

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 bu...
23:36, 2019-09-03

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 yeste...
23:04, 2019-09-03

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, ...
19:52, 2019-09-03

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 h...
18:24, 2019-09-03

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...
21:08, 2019-09-02

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....
16:52, 2019-09-01

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 persona...
01:20, 2019-08-31

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 re...
19:20, 2019-08-29

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, independen...
15:20, 2019-08-29

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 countr...
14:40, 2019-08-29

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 mov...
22:28, 2019-08-28

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 featu...
17:32, 2019-08-28

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 focus on the company’s software ...
16:52, 2019-08-28

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 camer...
16:52, 2019-08-28

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 any...
16:52, 2019-08-28

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....
16:52, 2019-08-28

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 a...
00:24, 2019-08-28

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 ̶...
22:04, 2019-08-26

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 cont...
18:12, 2019-08-26

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 o...
02:00, 2019-08-24

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...
02:00, 2019-08-24

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...
23:28, 2019-08-23

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...
23:28, 2019-08-23

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 winn...
23:28, 2019-08-23

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...
02:08, 2019-08-23

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 ...
21:20, 2019-08-22

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 th...
16:48, 2019-08-22

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 offi...
14:56, 2019-08-22

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 dis...
22:20, 2019-08-21

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 ...
17:08, 2019-08-21

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 announced the launch of the Mi A3, an Android One sma...
10:28, 2019-08-21

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 ...
22:40, 2019-08-20

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 over 100,000 commercial...
16:24, 2019-08-20

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 both iPhones, Macs and oth...
14:56, 2019-08-20

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 bas...
00:20, 2019-08-20

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 revi...
23:00, 2019-08-19

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 runni...
17:00, 2019-08-19

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 hi...
17:00, 2019-08-19

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 smar...
18:44, 2019-08-17

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 asse...
17:08, 2019-08-17

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....
01:40, 2019-08-17

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 re...
02:20, 2019-08-16

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 unp...
02:20, 2019-08-16

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 sen...
21:20, 2019-08-15

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 S...
15:20, 2019-08-15

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 lig...
15:28, 2019-08-14

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 w...
23:12, 2019-08-13

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 ClockworkPiR...
21:20, 2019-08-13

$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 contr...
18:24, 2019-08-13

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...
15:36, 2019-08-13

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 cap...
15:36, 2019-08-13

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 ...
20:04, 2019-08-11

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 al...
22:08, 2019-08-08

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...
21:52, 2019-08-07

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 ...
18:32, 2019-08-05

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 likel...
00:24, 2019-08-02

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...
20:56, 2019-08-01

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 ...
20:56, 2019-08-01

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 programme...
20:56, 2019-08-01

Calling all hardware startups! Apply to Hardware Battlefield @ TC Shenzhen Got hardware? Well then, listen up, because our search continues for boundary-pushing, early-stage hardware startups to join us in Shenzhen, China fo...
06:36, 2019-08-01

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 protoco...
01:28, 2019-08-01

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...
17:52, 2019-07-31

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’...
17:28, 2019-07-31

DJI aims for the best first-person drone experience with new googles, 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’...
16:40, 2019-07-31

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 Afric...
18:40, 2019-07-30

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 Afric...
14:16, 2019-07-30

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 N...
00:28, 2019-07-30

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 ...
20:28, 2019-07-29

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...
19:24, 2019-07-29

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...
01:52, 2019-07-29

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 ...
21:36, 2019-07-28

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 practic...
01:20, 2019-07-27

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...
23:12, 2019-07-26

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 ...
21:28, 2019-07-26

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 tha...
21:28, 2019-07-26

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 focu...
21:52, 2019-07-25

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 un...
17:52, 2019-07-25

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...
23:16, 2019-07-24

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 ...
13:24, 2019-07-24

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...
23:32, 2019-07-23

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...
16:28, 2019-07-23

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. A...
16:28, 2019-07-23

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 tha...
15:56, 2019-07-23

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 doe...
00:48, 2019-07-23

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 videot...
00:48, 2019-07-23

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 stab...
20:16, 2019-07-22

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 Hom...
11:16, 2019-07-22

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 i...
03:04, 2019-07-19

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 ...
15:04, 2019-07-17

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 ...
15:04, 2019-07-17

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 consid...
19:08, 2019-07-16

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 digi...
18:24, 2019-07-16

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...
15:00, 2019-07-15

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 m...
10:44, 2019-07-15

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 t...
02:32, 2019-07-13

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 ...
00:20, 2019-07-13

Amazon said to be launch 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 device of Apple’s HomeP...
15:24, 2019-07-12

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) ...
15:24, 2019-07-12

‘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 ma...
20:56, 2019-07-11

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...
17:44, 2019-07-11

Nintendo Switch Lite’s trade-off of whimsy for practicality is a good one Nintendo revealed a new Switch Lite version of its current-generation console today, which attaches the controllers permanently, shrinks the hardwar...
15:44, 2019-07-10

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 N...
15:16, 2019-07-10

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...
23:16, 2019-07-09

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 Te...
19:00, 2019-07-09

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...
16:36, 2019-07-09

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 ...
02:52, 2019-07-06

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...
00:12, 2019-07-06

Watch a plane land itself truly autonomously for the first time A team of German researchers have created an automatic landing system for small aircraft that lets them touch down not only without a pilot, but with...
21:16, 2019-07-05

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...
19:56, 2019-07-04

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 GoogleR...
18:44, 2019-07-04

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 Ap...
16:52, 2019-07-04

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 r...
21:44, 2019-07-03

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 ...
14:28, 2019-07-03

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 t...
21:16, 2019-07-02

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 on...
16:28, 2019-07-02

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 drone...
00:04, 2019-07-02

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 the...
18:56, 2019-06-29

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 S...
16:12, 2019-06-28

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...
00:20, 2019-06-28

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 the...
00:20, 2019-06-28

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 ...
21:16, 2019-06-27

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 don...
21:12, 2019-06-26

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 l...
22:32, 2019-06-24

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 n...
20:28, 2019-06-24

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’...
08:08, 2019-06-24

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 t...
20:16, 2019-06-21

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 br...
22:16, 2019-06-20

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 chief among them. Its new di...
22:16, 2019-06-20

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...
08:52, 2019-06-20

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 norm...
19:36, 2019-06-19

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...
23:56, 2019-06-18

Roli’s newest instrument, the Lumi, helps you learn to play piano with lights There has been a longstanding gulf between the consumption music and the creation of it: not everyone has the time or money to spend on lessons and i...
19:32, 2019-06-18

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 fussi...
19:12, 2019-06-18

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 ...
18:28, 2019-06-18

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...
17:52, 2019-06-18

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 co...
16:56, 2019-06-18

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 ...
06:44, 2019-06-18

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 ...
15:28, 2019-06-17

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 mo...
00:24, 2019-06-15

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, bu...
15:48, 2019-06-13

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...
15:48, 2019-06-13

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 las...
19:40, 2019-06-12

Helium launches $51M-funded “LongFi” IoT alternative to cellular With 200X the range of WiFi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its tran...
19:12, 2019-06-12

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 t...
14:48, 2019-06-12

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 Photoni...
00:32, 2019-06-12

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 app...
17:20, 2019-06-11

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 Fair...
03:08, 2019-06-08

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, ...
20:24, 2019-06-07

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 bill...
19:24, 2019-06-07

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 begin...
06:24, 2019-06-07

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...
18:52, 2019-06-06

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 lapt...
20:20, 2019-06-05

Review: The 2019 Bentley Continental GT is beautiful, excessive and totally worth it The Bentley Continental GT is iconic. The vehicle has long stood for excess and opulence, and I knew that going in. I expected the Continental GT to ...
19:12, 2019-06-05

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 N...
15:52, 2019-06-05

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 l...
00:16, 2019-06-05

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 ...
11:24, 2019-06-04

Apple updates CarPlay with new home screen and Siri Suggestions Today at Apple’s annual developer’s conference, the company revealed the biggest update to CarPlay since its release. The revamped in-car system loo...
11:24, 2019-06-04

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. T...
11:24, 2019-06-04

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 profess...
11:24, 2019-06-04

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 r...
11:24, 2019-06-04

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 ...
11:24, 2019-06-04

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 chang...
22:16, 2019-05-31

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 i...
17:44, 2019-05-31

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 syste...
17:44, 2019-05-31

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 ...
16:32, 2019-05-30

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 to...
11:44, 2019-05-30

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, Mateb...
11:44, 2019-05-30

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 or...
06:16, 2019-05-30