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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

Microsoft hints at a new “modern” operating system designed to support different form factors In a week where AMD, Intel and Qualcomm have already made major announcements, Microsoft’s keynote yesterday at Computex in Taipei was relatively low...
05:44, 2019-05-30

This robot learns its two-handed moves from human dexterity If robots are really to help us out around the house or care for our injured and elderly, they’re going to want two hands… at least. But ...
20:28, 2019-05-29

InWin’s Alice is a mid-tower PC case you can match to your cosplay There’s a huge amount of crossover between the gaming and cosplay communities and InWin’s Alice computer chassis will appeal to many in the middle of...
16:52, 2019-05-29

Ducky’s new limited-edition mechanical keyboard pays tribute to Taiwan’s Paiwan community Ducky, known for its popular mechanical keyboards, is based in Taiwan and today at Computex it showed off its tribute to the country’s culture: the l...
15:08, 2019-05-29

Lian Li’s DK-05 is a standing desk with a cool twist Even before Computex officially started yesterday in Taipei, Lian Li’s combination chassis and standing workstations were already turning heads as at...
14:16, 2019-05-29

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Por...
06:36, 2019-05-29

Bidding for this like-new Enigma Machine starts at $200,000 If you’re feeling flush this week, then perhaps instead of buying a second Bugatti you might consider picking up this lightly used Enigma Machi...
22:52, 2019-05-28

Upsie nabs $5M to build a direct-to-consumer warranty service Warranties for purchased products is a $40 billion annual market. But in in their current form, they are considered by some to be one of the bigger s...
20:32, 2019-05-28

Apple announces a new… iPod touch Apple is updating the iPod touch with an A10 Fusion system-on-a-chip. Other than that, it looks pretty much like the old iPod touch with a 4-inch di...
14:52, 2019-05-28

Devices built with Intel’s Ice Lake and Project Athena specifications will be available in time for the holidays Even before Computex officially launched today, AMD and Qualcomm threw down the gauntlet at Intel with a new chip and a 5G PC, respectively. Today I...
10:36, 2019-05-28

Qualcomm and Lenovo reveal the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC Qualcomm announced during its Computex press conference today that it will launch the first Snapdragon-powered 5G PC with Lenovo. The two companies ...
14:48, 2019-05-27

Nvidia announces its Studio line of laptops to compete against the MacBook Pro During its press conference in Taipei a day before Computex starts, Nvidia announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing ...
10:04, 2019-05-27

AMD unveils the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, at half the price of Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X chipset AMD CEO Lisa Su gave the Computex keynote in Taipei today, the first time the company has been invited to do so (the event officially starts tomorro...
06:28, 2019-05-27

These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millenni...
20:52, 2019-05-26

This is one smart device that every urban home could use Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever els...
20:36, 2019-05-25

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites Last night’s successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that...
22:08, 2019-05-24

Roland’s tiny R-07 recorder is better than your phone’s recorder app In an era when the smartphone can do everything, why do you need a standalone audio recorder? Roland, makers of music gear, might have an answer. Th...
19:44, 2019-05-24

You can do it, robot! Watch the beefy, 4-legged HyQReal pull a plane It’s not really clear just yet exactly what all these powerful, agile quadrupedal robots people are working on are going to do, exactly, but ev...
02:28, 2019-05-24

Spansive’s first wireless charger powers multiple phones simultaneously and works through thick cases When Pi Charging (winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017) rebranded as Spansive last month, the company also dropped plans for its previously shown con...
21:20, 2019-05-23

Indiegogo hires Reddit’s Andy Yang as new CEO Indiegogo has a new chief. Andy Yang will take over for outgoing CEO David Mandelbrot who is stepping down. According to sources close to the compan...
16:16, 2019-05-23

Panic’s Playmate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a ‘season’ of 12 intriguing titles Tired of your smartphone games, and don’t want to take the Switch with you on the train today? Panic, renowned creator of useful Mac apps and ...
00:20, 2019-05-23

My desk doesn’t deserve the $600 Dyson Lightcycle lamp Like many of you, I’m assuming, my desk was purchased at Ikea and is the center of my life. Such as it is, the desk is littered with bits of crackers...
22:16, 2019-05-22

Peak Design’s Travel Tripod The camera clip and bag company has made a portable, packable, easy-to-setup professional travel tripod. Video Producers: Yashad Kulkarni, Gregory ...
18:04, 2019-05-21

Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened ...
10:48, 2019-05-21

Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You’re in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform ...
01:28, 2019-05-21

Why is Facebook doing robotics research? It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search usefu...
23:40, 2019-05-20

This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms There’s great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms eithe...
20:52, 2019-05-20

Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear....
11:52, 2019-05-20

Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions...
09:24, 2019-05-20

Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup trick Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, toady at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its ele...
22:08, 2019-05-17

Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rath...
15:56, 2019-05-17

ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for vision-impaired kids Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart basic ...
22:12, 2019-05-16

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed t...
21:24, 2019-05-16

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, o...
21:24, 2019-05-16

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.] Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with th...
17:40, 2019-05-16

Is the new Osmo Action camera a GoPro Killer? I got my hands on DJI’s Osmo Action cam and took it out for a spin. Check out the video for my initial impressions. Video Producer: Gregory S. ...
20:52, 2019-05-15

DJI is out-GoProing GoPro with its own action camera For a brief time, DJI and GoPro were partners — or at least uncomfortable allies. Way back in 2014, the companies were joined together with the inte...
15:16, 2019-05-15

SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service tomorrow with 60-satellite Starlink launch As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!) sate...
22:44, 2019-05-14

Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners  If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic so...
21:44, 2019-05-11

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focus...
15:24, 2019-05-09

Drone sighting at Germany’s busiest airport grounds flights for about an hour A drone sighting caused all flights to be suspended at Frankfurt Airport for around an hour this morning. The airport is Germany’s busiest by p...
11:20, 2019-05-09

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based meth...
19:48, 2019-05-08

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — inc...
15:36, 2019-05-08

Live transcription and captioning in Android are a boon to the hearing-impaired A set of new features for Android could alleviate some of the difficulties of living with hearing impairment and other conditions. Live transcription...
21:20, 2019-05-07

Google renames Home Hub to the Nest Hub and releases a 10-inch Nest Hub Max The Home Hub has been a hit for Google, eclipsed only by the Mini in its smart home hardware line. That’s for good reason, of course. The device is ...
20:48, 2019-05-07

Fli Charge Technology acquired by Birch Lake to accelerate a wireless future Fli Charge Technology is today announcing it was acquired by an affiliate of Birch Lake Associates. As part of the purchase, industry veteran Khalid ...
20:12, 2019-05-07

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will discuss the future of mobile at Disrupt SF Founded in late 2013, OnePlus did the impossible, coming seemingly out of nowhere to take on some of the biggest players in mobile. The company has m...
19:04, 2019-05-07

An Xbox controller with a built-in Braille display is Microsoft’s latest gaming accessibility play Microsoft has been leaning into accessibility in gaming lately, most visibly with its amazing Adaptive Controller, and a new patent suggests another...
21:40, 2019-05-06

Marshall continues to impress with new retro portable speakers Marshall, the headphone company and not the loudspeaker company of the same vintage, today announced two new portable speakers. Like the company̵...
16:12, 2019-05-06

Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To help clear things up, these ...
01:56, 2019-05-03

Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, ...
20:32, 2019-05-02

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning The 11th mission for Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Tuesday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 ...
20:20, 2019-05-01

Google’s Wear OS gets tiles Google announced an interesting new Wear OS feature today that makes a number of highly used features more easily available. Google calls this featu...
18:04, 2019-05-01

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa e...
01:04, 2019-04-30

Why did last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ look so bad? Here comes the science! Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a wild ride and inarguably one of an epic show’s more epic moments — if you cou...
22:08, 2019-04-29

Is this the vertical-folding Motorola Razr? This could be the upcoming Motorola Razr revival. The images purporting to be the upcoming smartphone appeared online on Weibo and show a foldable d...
15:44, 2019-04-29

Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 new colleges If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrit...
20:36, 2019-04-25

LEGO Braille bricks are the best, nicest, and in retrospect most obvious idea ever Braille is a crucial skill for children with visual impairments to learn, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks kids can learn through hands-on play rat...
21:04, 2019-04-24

Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front It’s been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device — the Huawei P30 Pro. I’ve played with the P30 and P30 Pro for a few weeks and I’v...
18:40, 2019-04-24

Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for comme...
20:16, 2019-04-23

How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, t...
01:52, 2019-04-19

Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report confirms previous ru...
17:52, 2019-04-18

Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don̵...
18:40, 2019-04-17

Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now! I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, ...
16:16, 2019-04-17

Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition Discs! What are they good for? Well, they’re nice if you don’t want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don’t mind t...
00:00, 2019-04-17

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, w...
22:40, 2019-04-16

Daily Crunch: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox eve...
20:32, 2019-04-16

Apple could build macOS feature to use your iPad as extra Mac display According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, Apple is working on a feature that would let you pair your iPad with your Mac to turn your iPad...
19:12, 2019-04-16

Sony shares some details about the PlayStation 5 Lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Mark Cerny gave a lengthy interview to Wired’s Peter Rubin and shared some details about So...
18:24, 2019-04-16

David Copperfield’s secret magic techniques crash-landed on the Moon The loss of Israel’s Beresheet lander during its descent to the lunar surface was unfortunate, but the mission was still largely a success — an...
20:16, 2019-04-15

Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed st...
20:16, 2019-04-15

iOS 13 could feature dark mode and interface updates According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, the next major version of iOS for the iPhone and iPad will feature many new features, such as u...
17:36, 2019-04-15

Disc-free Xbox One S could land on May 7th Microsoft is about to launch an even cheaper Xbox One S. In order to cut costs, the company is removing the BluRay disc drive altogether. According ...
16:32, 2019-04-15

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. Th...
12:32, 2019-04-13

Did you fly a drone over Fenway Park? The FAA would like a chat Drones are great. But they are also flying machines that can do lots of stupid and dangerous things. Like, for instance, fly over a major league base...
02:40, 2019-04-13

This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend If you’re lucky enough to get travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for...
20:48, 2019-04-12

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors Juul Labs is today launching a pilot for its new Track & Trace program, which is meant to use data to identify exactly how Juul devices wind up in th...
19:44, 2019-04-12

Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft is lost during historic lunar landing attempt Israel’s SpaceIL almost made history today as its Beresheet spacecraft came within an ace of landing on the surface of the Moon, but suffered a...
21:52, 2019-04-11

Apple shares progress report on supplier usage of clean energy Apple announced that there are now 44 suppliers that have committed to use clean energy for Apple production. It doesn’t mean all suppliers are usin...
14:08, 2019-04-11

DroneBase raises capital and partners with FLIR Systems to train pilots on thermal imaging tech Publicly traded sensor technology developer FLIR Systems is investing in a strategic round of funding for the outsourced drone imaging company, Drone...
18:40, 2019-04-10

Review: The $299 Echo Link Amp adds Alexa to any speaker The Echo Link Amp is designed to give Echo owners options. Instead of settling for the sound from a couple of Echo speakers, this amp lets owners use...
15:28, 2019-04-10

Review: The $199 Echo Link turns the fidelity up to 11 The Echo Link takes streaming music and makes it sound better. Just wirelessly connect it to an Echo device and plug it into a set of nice speakers....
15:28, 2019-04-10

Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 fou...
13:48, 2019-04-10

Amazon’s entry-level 2019 Kindle is let down by a sub-par display Amazon’s Kindle is of course the brand most think of when they consider buying an e-reader, but competition does exist and the truth is it mak...
10:04, 2019-04-10

Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips Flying cars definitely sound cool, but whether they’re actually a good idea is up for debate. Fortunately they do seem to have some surefire be...
01:56, 2019-04-10

Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report about future Apple products — 9to5mac obtained the report. The company could be working on a new 31.6...
16:24, 2019-04-09

Tapp Lock – Innovative finger-print security-technology Introduction: Whenever you need to secure your stuff, you are to have a lock which is convenient to use being light weight and, certainly, secure. T...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Toyota Human Support Robot- A helping Robot for Elderly Toyota, auto manufacturing company, is now looking ahead to help the disable and old age people. The Toyota Motors is going to spend 1 billion dollar...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Outstanding Survival Apps essential for Outdoors Whenever you go for outdoors you necessarily require some things to be always with you. Here is a collection of best smartphone apps which may help y...
10:42, 2019-04-09

UE Boom 2: World’s best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers UE Boom 2 is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker. It is the revised and better version of prior UE Boom Bluetooth speakers. Ultimate Ears (shortl...
10:42, 2019-04-09

dbell: Smart Wireless Wi-Fi Video Doorbell dbell, the smart video doorbell enables you to check who is at the door from your smartphone. You can monitor it from your tablet, PC or TV. Every ti...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Vimble S Phone Stabilizer allows you to capture unshaken videos Introduction: Vimble S phone stabilizer serves as gimbal for you smart phone. It is enough clever to stabilize your mobile no matter how considerably...
10:42, 2019-04-09

The Dash-Smart Wireless Bluetooth Earphones The world’s first smart wireless bluetooth earphones are now on market with built in 1000 songs memory as well as body sensors like heartbeat and oth...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Spy Sunglasses – Hidden Video Camera Bluetooth Sunglasses Wayli sunglasses are the super cool wireless, bluetooth enabled spy sunglasses with a hidden HD video recording camera. It allows you to record the p...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Titan Note : The Innovative Notes-Taking Device Titan Note is the world’s first most advanced and featured transcription device. It can record everything accurately and then converts it into text. ...
10:42, 2019-04-09

7 Best Lavalier Mics For Creating Excellent Audio And Video Content Planning to start your own YouTube channel or make some tutorials? Having a mic with good sound recording quality is essential for creating such vide...
10:42, 2019-04-09

Apple could charge $9.99 per month each for HBO, Showtime and Starz The Wall Street Journal has published a report on Apple’s media push. The company is about to unveil a new video-streaming service and an Apple News ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple keynote Apple is holding a keynote today on its campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to talk about new services. Don’t expect any new device; to...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Apple introduces its own credit card, the Apple Card Today, Apple announced… a credit card. The Apple Card is designed for the iPhone and will work with the Wallet app. You sign up from your iPhone and...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Mobileye CEO clowns on Nvidia for allegedly copying self-driving car safety scheme While creating self-driving car systems, it’s natural that different companies might independently arrive at similar methods or results — but t...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Huawei unveils the P30 and P30 Pro Huawei unveiled its brand new flagship phone — the P30 and the P30 Pro — at a press conference today in Paris. In many ways, this year’s ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Huawei announces smart glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster Huawei is launching connected glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster, a Korean sunglasses and optical glasses brand. There won’t be a single mode...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Game streaming’s multi-industry melee is about to begin Almost exactly 10 years ago, I was at GDC participating in a demo of a service I didn’t think could exist: OnLive. The company had promised hig...
10:41, 2019-04-09

FarmWise turns to Roush to build autonomous vegetable weeders FarmWise wants robots to do the dirty part of farming: weeding. With that thought, the San Francisco-based startup enlisted the help of Michigan-base...
10:41, 2019-04-09

This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of) Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detec...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Canon takes on Fuji with new instant-print CLIQ cameras Instant print cameras have been popular for a long, long time, but they’re seeing a renaissance now — led by Fujifilm, whose Instax mini-films ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the first time The Mars 2020 mission is on track for launch next year, and nesting inside the high-tech new rover heading that direction is a high-tech helicopter d...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later “Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. It looks to me like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Future iPhones could feature two-way wireless charging and bigger batteries According to a new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and shared by MacRumors, the next-generation iPhone should likely feature two-way...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Alcatraz AI is building Face ID for corporate badges Meet Alcatraz AI, a startup that wants to replace all the badge readers in your office with a Face ID-like camera system. Alcatraz has integrated mul...
10:41, 2019-04-09

MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Tonal raises $45 million to bring strength training to more living rooms Tonal is today announcing its Series C financing that it hopes will allow the company to bring its at-home gym to even more homes. The funding round ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to AirPods Amazon is ready to challenge Apple with a cheaper, Alexa-powered set of wireless earbuds. If successful, it would carve out a space for the popular ...
10:41, 2019-04-09

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy s...
10:41, 2019-04-09

Democratic senators question Juul about its Altria deal Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’...
10:41, 2019-04-09