Technology

You want shoes, eh? How about shoes made from recycled plastic? [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
If you instruct Google Assistant to “talk like a Legend,” it will speak in a simulacrum of the smooth sound of Grammy-winning crooner John Legend. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson on why the Westworld dystopia is (hopefully) far off and why you should never use a telepresence robot to tell someone they're dying. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Besides churning out video games for China's young generations, Tencent has also been attuned to the need of silver-haired users: its latest bet is an app that teaches middle-age and elderly users, most of whom are female, how to dance. Called Tangdou, or “sugar beans” in Chinese, the app announced on [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Pax Labs, the popular vape maker, has today confirmed the close of a $420 million equity round, including from existing investors Tiger Global Management and Tao Capital Partners, and new investors including Prescott General Partners. A Pax Labs spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the post-money valuation for Pax Labs is [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Fully autonomous cars may never arrive. But we'll all benefit from self-driving tech while we wait. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Recently, the business of getting paid to promote a company via your social media has spread pandemic-like. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
From a mouse that continuously charges to a luxuriously cushy headset, this desktop gaming equipment will help you unleash your full potential. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
A back seat that transforms into a throne, front seats that swivel to face one another—Nissan's IMs concept shows what designers do when tech liberates them. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Where new headsets like the Oculus Quest and HTC Vive Focus Pro really shine is their ability to help us interact more freely with other people. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
The world's premier traffic-busting app has a plan for when traffic never ever gets better: get us all to share commutes, and become ... friends? [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
The emergence of worker-owned apps could save the gig economy from itself. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: Wired
Fresh from an $8.8 billion profit last year, much-maligned Chinese tech giant Huawei is touting yet more growth. The firm said today that revenue in the first quarter of 2019 grew 39 percent year-on-year to reach $26.78 billion, or 179.7 billion CNY. The company claims it is owned by its employees [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Sony last year announced it would enter Japan's taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo. The service — which was first noted by CNET — is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies. [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
It's been a tricky past few years for HappyFresh, the startup seeking to bring Instacart-like grocery deliveries to Southeast Asia. It's been through a series of rebuilding measures, but there's light at the end of the tunnel after it announced a $20 million Series C. Launched in 2015, HappyFresh quickly [...]
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
It's been a busy week — it's tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We've collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need [...]
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Stop me if you've heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative, most expensive phones shipped in the [...]
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government's National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It's no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years, the six-digit password has been donned [...]
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began to draw such people closer together, this was anticipated with great hope and excitement. And with [...]
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Source: TechCrunch
Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie's ideal world, we'd all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most [...]
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Source: TechCrunch

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