Technology

Amazon has patched the flaw, but its discovery underscores the importance of locking down your voice assistant interactions. [...]
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Source: Wired
Eager to avoid a repeat of its disastrous role as a super-spreader of misinformation during the 2016 election cycle, Facebook is getting its ducks in a row. Following an announcement earlier this summer, the company is now launching a voting information hub that will centralize election resources for U.S. users [...]
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Ever hear the expression, “every master was once a disaster?” Now apply that to developing a well-crafted pitch. It takes practice and honest feedback to make a masterful pitch, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you participate in our next Pitchers & Pitches. It’s 50 percent competition, 50 percent [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Investors are betting on the automation of human resources management in China. We reported last year that Moka, one of the key players in the space, secured roughly $27 million for its Series B led by Hillhouse Capital. This week, the startup announced closing a Series B+ at over [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Music is front and center in the rise of TikTok and other short-video apps. It’s not just the video platforms that are harvesting the fruit of their surging popularity. Music rights holders are also prepared to extract money from the millions of songs found in snappy user-generated videos. To detect copyrighted [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Chinese giant ByteDance is engaging with India’s Reliance Industries Limited, the parent firm of telecom giant Jio Platforms, for investment in TikTok in a move to potentially save the popular video app’s fate in its biggest market by users, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The two [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
At TechCrunch Early Stage, Minted CEO and serial founder Mariam Naficy got into the weeds with us on some of the topics founders don’t often discuss. What’s the difference between expectations and reality when it comes to entrepreneurialism? How do you split responsibilities between co-founders? What’s the key to being [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Uber’s CEO pushes back against a potential reclassification of drivers, a former COO sues Pinterest and Microsoft reveals details about the Surface Duo. This is your Daily Crunch for August 12, 2020. The big story: Uber CEO says CA shutdown could be necessary Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appeared on MSNBC today [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality. An event for free-er spirits to rethink new age ideals inside a stateless entity where art, music and partying reign supreme on the desert plains. Over the years, the Bay Area-founded event has dealt with an internal clash as [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Today after the bell, Lyft reported its second-quarter financial performance. The American ride-hailing company’s results helped illustrate just how much the economy has changed in the wake of COVID-19 and its resulting disruptions to life, travel and work. Uber’s own results, which were shared last week, provided hints of [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
I never want to watch this movie again. 5/5 stars. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
A cable cut a large gash into the radio telescope this week and it’s uncertain when it will be back in working order. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
Microsoft has had to shift its sales pitch from a “work” product to “staying home indefinitely” device. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
Denis Shiryaev uses algorithms to colorize and sharpen old movies, bumping them up to a smooth 60 frames per second. The result is a stunning glimpse at the past. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
This is a powerful electric bike for fun, mostly on-road romps around town. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
If you're preparing for yet another round of homeschooling, we've identified a few ways to make this school year suck just a little bit less. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
When it comes to blocking germs, not all cloth masks are created equal. A new, low-cost testing device literally illuminates which ones won't get the job done. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Wired
In the early months of Covid-19, Google's video conferencing platform grew exponentially. Keeping the lights on was no easy task. [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Source: Wired
The rules banning movie studios from owning cinemas have been overturned—just in time for theaters in need of a bailout. [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Source: Wired

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