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05/19/2019

Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup truck Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, today at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its electric pickup: A camp kitchen. The unit slides out f...
01:00, 05/18/2019

Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rather stewards, of Minecraft at Microsoft, where the ...
18:00, 05/17/2019

ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for vision-impaired kids Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart basic skills and concepts, the better. ObjectiveEd is a s...
00:17, 05/17/2019

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s mayb...
21:17, 05/16/2019

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives… you name it. But...
21:17, 05/16/2019

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.] Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating norma...
20:34, 05/16/2019

Is the new Osmo Action camera a GoPro Killer? I got my hands on DJI’s Osmo Action cam and took it out for a spin. Check out the video for my initial impressions. Video Producer: Gregory S. Manalo...
21:00, 05/15/2019

DJI is out-GoProing GoPro with its own action camera For a brief time, DJI and GoPro were partners — or at least uncomfortable allies. Way back in 2014, the companies were joined together with the intention of building a drone designed to capture athle...
17:17, 05/15/2019

SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service tomorrow with 60-satellite Starlink launch As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!) satellites tomorrow that will form the first wave of it...
22:51, 05/14/2019

Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners  If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic soup of branded discs popping into view. Consumer cho...
22:17, 05/11/2019

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. ...
16:34, 05/09/2019

Drone sighting at Germany’s busiest airport grounds flights for about an hour A drone sighting caused all flights to be suspended at Frankfurt Airport for around an hour this morning. The airport is Germany’s busiest by passenger numbers, serving almost 14.8 million passe...
11:51, 05/09/2019

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It an...
05:34, 05/09/2019

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — including its SmartThings platform, a security resear...
18:34, 05/08/2019

Fli Charge Technology acquired by Birch Lake to accelerate a wireless future Fli Charge Technology is today announcing it was acquired by an affiliate of Birch Lake Associates. As part of the purchase, industry veteran Khalid Zitouni is taking the chief executive position as t...
07:34, 05/08/2019

Google renames Home Hub to the Nest Hub and releases a 10-inch Nest Hub Max The Home Hub has been a hit for Google, eclipsed only by the Mini in its smart home hardware line. That’s for good reason, of course. The device is the ideal size and priced well, making it a minimal...
07:34, 05/08/2019

Live transcription and captioning in Android are a boon to the hearing-impaired A set of new features for Android could alleviate some of the difficulties of living with hearing impairment and other conditions. Live transcription, captioning and relay use speech recognition and s...
07:34, 05/08/2019

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will discuss the future of mobile at Disrupt SF Founded in late 2013, OnePlus did the impossible, coming seemingly out of nowhere to take on some of the biggest players in mobile. The company has made a name by embracing a fawning fanbase and offer...
18:34, 05/07/2019

An Xbox controller with a built-in Braille display is Microsoft’s latest gaming accessibility play Microsoft has been leaning into accessibility in gaming lately, most visibly with its amazing Adaptive Controller, and a new patent suggests another way the company may be accommodating disabled game...
04:17, 05/07/2019

Marshall continues to impress with new retro portable speakers Marshall, the headphone company and not the loudspeaker company of the same vintage, today announced two new portable speakers. Like the company’s previous offerings, these speakers ooze a retro...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To help clear things up, these researchers went all out and just straight up built...
01:51, 05/03/2019

Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois d...
20:51, 05/02/2019

Google’s Wear OS gets tiles Google announced an interesting new Wear OS feature today that makes a number of highly used features more easily available. Google calls this feature ’tiles’ and it makes information, li...
03:00, 05/02/2019

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning The 11th mission for Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Thursday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students and ...
03:00, 05/02/2019

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa experience for U.S. users. The program, which is cur...
03:51, 04/30/2019

Why did last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ look so bad? Here comes the science! Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a wild ride and inarguably one of an epic show’s more epic moments — if you could see it through the dark and the blotchy video. I...
22:34, 04/29/2019

Is this the vertical-folding Motorola Razr? This could be the upcoming Motorola Razr revival. The images purporting to be the upcoming smartphone appeared online on Weibo and show a foldable design. Unlike Galaxy Fold, though, Motorola’s...
18:51, 04/29/2019

This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend If you’re lucky enough to get to travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense ...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Did you fly a drone over Fenway Park? The FAA would like a chat Drones are great. But they are also flying machines that can do lots of stupid and dangerous things. Like, for instance, fly over a major league baseball game packed with spectators. It happened at Fe...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool, called IoT Inspector, is availa...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Disc-free Xbox One S could land on May 7th Microsoft is about to launch an even cheaper Xbox One S. In order to cut costs, the company is removing the Blu-ray disc drive altogether. According to leaked marketing images spotted by WinFuture (v...
20:17, 04/28/2019

iOS 13 could feature dark mode and interface updates According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, the next major version of iOS for the iPhone and iPad will present many new features, such as universal dark mode, new gestures, visual changes fo...
20:17, 04/28/2019

David Copperfield’s secret magic techniques crash-landed on the Moon The loss of Israel’s Beresheet lander during its descent to the lunar surface was unfortunate, but the mission was still largely a success — and has certainly created an interesting cultural art...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed start-to-finish with intimate discussions on the stat...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Sony shares some details about the PlayStation 5 Lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Mark Cerny gave a lengthy interview to Wired’s Peter Rubin and shared some details about Sony’s next-gen console — the console that is likely ...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Apple could build macOS feature to use your iPad as extra Mac display According to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo, Apple is working on a feature that would let you pair your iPad with your Mac to turn your iPad into a secondary Mac display. That feature, code-n...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Daily Crunch: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe her...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified A...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition Discs! What are they good for? Well, they’re nice if you don’t want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don’t mind that, Microsoft’s latest Xbox One S “Al...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now! I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hox...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have ...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5Mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report confirms previous rumors — the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max w...
20:17, 04/28/2019

How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped out of a helicopter If you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvio...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for commercial carriage of goods. It might not be long befo...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front It’s been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device — the Huawei P30 Pro. I’ve played with the P30 and P30 Pro for a few weeks and I’ve been impressed with the camera system. The P30 Pr...
20:17, 04/28/2019

LEGO Braille bricks are the best, nicest and, in retrospect, most obvious idea ever Braille is a crucial skill to learn for children with visual impairments, and with these LEGO Braille Bricks, kids can learn through hands-on play rather than more rigid methods like Braille readers a...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 more colleges If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrito inside to deliver to a dorm or apartment building...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Tapp Lock – Innovative finger-print security-technology Introduction: Whenever you need to secure your stuff, you are to have a lock which is convenient to use being light weight and, certainly, secure. TAPP is the only padlock which possesses the propert...
19:34, 04/28/2019

Toyota Human Support Robot- A helping Robot for Elderly Toyota, auto manufacturing company, is now looking ahead to help the disable and old age people. The Toyota Motors is going to spend 1 billion dollars in order to develop Human Support Robot (HSR)-a r...
19:34, 04/28/2019

Outstanding Survival Apps essential for Outdoors Whenever you go for outdoors you necessarily require some things to be always with you. Here is a collection of best smartphone apps which may help you while you are in any of the SHFT situation. And ...
19:34, 04/28/2019

UE Boom 2: World’s best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers UE Boom 2 is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker. It is the revised and better version of prior UE Boom Bluetooth speakers. Ultimate Ears (shortly named UE) is an earphone and speaker manufacturer...
19:34, 04/28/2019

dbell: Smart Wireless Wi-Fi Video Doorbell dbell, the smart video doorbell enables you to check who is at the door from your smartphone. You can monitor it from your tablet, PC or TV. Every time when a visitor press the doorbell the wireless a...
19:34, 04/28/2019

Vimble S Phone Stabilizer allows you to capture unshaken videos Introduction: Vimble S phone stabilizer serves as gimbal for you smart phone. It is enough clever to stabilize your mobile no matter how considerably you move your hand. It is an intellectual monopod ...
19:34, 04/28/2019

The Dash-Smart Wireless Bluetooth Earphones The world’s first smart wireless bluetooth earphones are now on market with built in 1000 songs memory as well as body sensors like heartbeat and other movements tracker. The Dash consists of a couple...
19:34, 04/28/2019

Spy Sunglasses – Hidden Video Camera Bluetooth Sunglasses Wayli sunglasses are the super cool wireless, bluetooth enabled spy sunglasses with a hidden HD video recording camera. It allows you to record the precious events and moments of your life, free-hands...
19:34, 04/28/2019

Titan Note : The Innovative Notes-Taking Device Titan Note is the world’s first most advanced and featured transcription device. It can record everything accurately and then converts it into text. Titan Note is best for booth students as well as pr...
19:34, 04/28/2019

7 Best Lavalier Mics For Creating Excellent Audio And Video Content Planning to start your own YouTube channel or make some tutorials? Having a mic with good sound recording quality is essential for creating such videos. It is pretty common that as soon as the viewers...
19:34, 04/28/2019