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You can virtually inhabit Toyota's new humanoid robot

YOU CAN VIRTUALLY INHABIT TOYOTA'S NEW HUMANOID ROBOT

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant...

Investors, find Disrupt Berlin Startup Alley companies here

INVESTORS, FIND DISRUPT BERLIN STARTUP ALLEY COMPANIES HERE

Listen up, investors at Disrupt Berlin 2017. This one's for you. We're thrilled to announce that you can now peruse the companies that...

 
 
 
Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app

BAIDU AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE STARTUP NIO LEAD $195M INVESTMENT IN CHINESE LIMO BOOKING APP

Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion Series B investment in...

HPE adds recommendations to AI tech from Nimble acquisition

HPE ADDS RECOMMENDATIONS TO AI TECH FROM NIMBLE ACQUISITION

When HPE acquired Nimble Storage in March for a cool billion dollars, it knew it was getting some nifty flash storage technology. But...

 
 
 
HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

HOPSKIPDRIVE RAISES ANOTHER $7.4 MILLION FOR ITS UBER FOR KIDS BUSINESS

Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn't designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under...

Home decorating gets a new AR toolkit thanks to Intellectual Ventures' new incubator

HOME DECORATING GETS A NEW AR TOOLKIT THANKS TO INTELLECTUAL VENTURES' NEW INCUBATOR

Taking another step toward shedding its reputation as the tech industry's most notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures is launching...

 
 
 
Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for driver screening failures

UBER FINED $8.9M IN COLORADO FOR DRIVER SCREENING FAILURES

Uber has been slapped with an $8.9 million fine in Colorado after state criminal investigators found it had allowed 57 individuals...

Disrupt Berlin ticket prices increase in 48 hours

DISRUPT BERLIN TICKET PRICES INCREASE IN 48 HOURS

Disrupt Berlin, Europe's best technology conference and startup competition, kicks off in less than two weeks. And because we want...

 
 
 
Tether, a startup that works with bitcoin exchanges, claims a hacker stole $31M

TETHER, A STARTUP THAT WORKS WITH BITCOIN EXCHANGES, CLAIMS A HACKER STOLE $31M

Bitcoin cruised past $8,000 for the first time this week, but it hasn't been smooth sailing for all after Tether - a company that helps...

Japanese pawn shop app Cash acquired for $62.2M by DMM

JAPANESE PAWN SHOP APP CASH ACQUIRED FOR $62.2M BY DMM

DMM, one of Japan's largest Internet and e-commerce conglomerates, announced today that it will pay 7 billion yen for pawn shop app...

 
 
 
Crunch Report | Apple gets served a search warrant and Uber buys a bunch of Volvos

CRUNCH REPORT | APPLE GETS SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AND UBER BUYS A BUNCH OF VOLVOS

Today's Stories Apple served with a search warrant Uber orders 24,000 Volvos Germany bans children's smartwatches Using AR to explore...

Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide

CHECK OUT THE 2017 TECHCRUNCH HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

It's hard to believe, but it's already time for the Holidays again. Time to untangle the lights, dust off the wreath, and start figuring...

 
 
 
Managing software complexity through intent-based programming

MANAGING SOFTWARE COMPLEXITY THROUGH INTENT-BASED PROGRAMMING

Software is losing its magic. We simply demand too much from the current approaches. As a result, software developers are losing the...

12 great gifts for photography lovers

12 GREAT GIFTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS

Camera lovers love cameras, that's for sure. But they also love accessories and add-ons to help them either take better pictures, take...

 
 
 
How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations

HOW THE KINDLE WAS DESIGNED THROUGH 10 YEARS AND 15 GENERATIONS

Amazon's Chris Green, VP of Design at its Lab126 hardware arm, talked with me for a retrospective of the design choices that have defined...

Amazon's all-new Echo goes for a limited time

AMAZON'S ALL-NEW ECHO GOES FOR A LIMITED TIME

The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there's a...

 
 
 

SHUJAA DELIVERY AIMS TO COMPETE WITH ARAMAX, DHL AND OTHERS

On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic-congested Nairobi. Enter Shujaa Delivery, a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery...

The DOJ sues to block AT&T's Time Warner deal

THE DOJ SUES TO BLOCK AT&T'S TIME WARNER DEAL

On Monday, AT&T confirmed the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to sue in order to block the company's plans to purchase Time Warner...

 
 
 
In ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,' virtual reality finds a new hope

IN ‘STAR WARS: SECRETS OF THE EMPIRE,' VIRTUAL REALITY FINDS A NEW HOPE

While I stood anxiously atop a floating platform on my way to what felt like certain doom, I paused to remember my mission as I felt...

17 gorgeous gifts for your tech-savvy gal pals

17 GORGEOUS GIFTS FOR YOUR TECH-SAVVY GAL PALS

We're back again with one of the most loved gift guides in all of tech - the one made just for the ladies. This is the fourth year...

 
 
 



Google to launch Black Friday deals, discounts on Google Home, Chromecast...

Google to launch Black Friday deals, discounts on Google Home, Chromecast, Google Wi-Fi, and more

Google has announced its first wave of deals for Black Friday. At this point, it looks like the tech giant won't be discounting its Pixel phones, but those of you looking to... Read more ...

Best Black Friday UK phone deals: Samsung, iPhone and HTC sales

Best Black Friday UK phone deals: Samsung, iPhone and HTC sales

There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday 2017... Read more ...

Wot I Think - Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer

Wot I Think - Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 singleplayer campaign has already been judged , but here are my thoughts on the multiplayer front - loot crate warts and all. Read more ...

Deal: Amazon Prime Exclusive LG Q6 and G6+ are on sale for up to 45% off

Deal: Amazon Prime Exclusive LG Q6 and G6+ are on sale for up to 45% off

Many of the pre-Black Friday deals offer great prices on Samsung flagships, so here is something a bit different for those who can't yet afford a top-tier smartphone. Amazon... Read more ...

Samsung's Upgrade to Galaxy program lets iPhone users try the Note8

Samsung's Upgrade to Galaxy program lets iPhone users try the Note8

Samsung is having a new program in South Korea, giving iPhone users the opportunity to test the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy Note8 for a month. The Korean company does not hide the... Read more ...

Google to fix Pixel 2's buzzing sound issue in an upcoming update

Google to fix Pixel 2's buzzing sound issue in an upcoming update

Earlier this month, Google rolled out a fix for Pixel 2's clicking/ticking noise issue. But users have also been complaining about a faint buzzing sound problem with their... Read more ...

Microsoft is experimenting with making Windows 10 search more Apple-like

Microsoft is experimenting with making Windows 10 search more Apple-like

Microsoft appears to be testing a new Windows 10 search user interface that floats across the screen. Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia discovered the new search interface in... Read more ...

Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet

Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet

A mischievous band of hackers is using the spirit of Christ to infect unsuspecting users. Researchers have discovered new malware which poses as a legitimate Google Play app... Read more ...

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X may have just been listed by Samsung

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X may have just been listed by Samsung

It's common knowledge that Samsung is working on a foldable phone currently known as the Galaxy X , and has been for years, but there's now evidence that it could be about to... Read more ...

Xiaomi starts trade-in program in India

Xiaomi starts trade-in program in India

Xiaomi phones already offer great value for money but Mi Home stores in India can improve that. The company is running a trade-in program in partnership with Cashify that will... Read more ...