Technology

Before a startup can achieve product-market fit, founders must first listen to their customers, build what they require and fashion a business plan that makes the whole enterprise worthwhile. The numbers will tell the true story, but when it happens, you’ll feel it in your bones because sales will be [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
The snake robot has been something of an institution in the Carnegie Mellon robotics labs. Every time I visit the school, the biomimetic robot has seemingly learned a new trick. This week, the school announced it has added swimming to the list. Testing actually began last month in one of CMU’s [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Brunch may still be out of the question, but you can send your ma the best sweatpants ever made. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted by The Verge. Unlike dating app giants such as Tinder, Sparked users don’t swipe on people they like or direct message others. Instead, they cycle through a series of short video dates during an [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Hydrogen — the magical gas that Jules Verne predicted in 1874 would one day be used as fuel — has long struggled to get the attention it deserves. Discovered 400 years ago, its trajectory has seen it mostly mired in obscurity, punctuated by a few explosive moments, but never really [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Startup Alley — the very name conjures up images of early-stage startups demonstrating game-changing products, platforms and services to thousands of Disrupt attendees and industry influencers. It’s where you’ll find envelope pushing and boundary breaking going down. If you’re busy shoving envelopes and busting down boundaries, don’t miss your chance to [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
As expected, Southeast Asian super-app Grab is going public via a SPAC, or blank check company. The combination, which TechCrunch discussed over the weekend, will value Grab on an equity basis at $39.6 billion and will provide around $4.5 billion in cash, $4.0 billion of which will come in the form [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Clubhouse is rapidly expanding access to payments, its first revenue-generating feature for creators, since its launch into testing earlier this month. At the beginning of April, Clubhouse said it would give a “small test group” of creators the ability to accept payments from their fans and supporters through the social [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Apple only dropped info about WWDC two weeks back, but the company just announced another event – this one happening much sooner. After Siri spilled the beans this morning, the company has officially confirmed its next event for April 20. Invites for its “Spring Loaded” event went out just now, [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Microsoft’s huge purchase of healthtech AI company Nuance led the technology news cycle this week. The $19.7 billion transaction is Microsoft’s second-largest to date, only beaten by its purchase of LinkedIn some years ago. For the AI space, the sale is a coup. Nuance was already a public company, but to [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
After his last startup, Framed Data, was acquired by Square, Thomson Nguyen began exploring new ideas. While an entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins, Nguyen interviewed hundreds of small business owners and realized that many pay hundreds of dollars in fees to maintain a business checking account. “Most small businesses are low [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national security. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
You can get 25 percent off sitewide through April 19. That includes discounts on some of our favorite headphones, earbuds, and speakers. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
Should you get a COVID vaccine? Yes, it will protect you AND protect others to help us move past this pandemic so we can get back to a more normal life. But wait! If you get vaccinated, you can also get a doughnut! At least that's [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
The company plans to buy Nuance, a speech-recognition firm that grasps the specialized language of medicine—tech that won’t be easy for others to replicate. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
New mouse? New monitor? New keyboard? Maybe consider some new speakers, instead. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
Vaccination rollout has been a challenge across the US. These tips should help you figure out when you’re eligible, where to go, and what to expect. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic are floating over the western US. New modeling shows the surprising sources of the nefarious pollutant. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
Inconsistent tracking is just about the worst problem for a fitness tracker. Here, that issue is compounded by myriad other bugs. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired
The Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP are the latest in a series of vulnerabilities with global implications. [...]
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Source: Wired

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