Robots, meet world – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-05-24 15:09:41 techcrunch.com Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That’s especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company.…

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Introspective, detail-oriented and disaster-chasing AIs – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-04-20 13:33:09 techcrunch.com Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That’s especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company.…

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Apple brings Touch ID to the Magic Keyboard – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-04-20 13:47:30 techcrunch.com Apple has unveiled a new, colorful iMac today with an Apple-designed M1 chip. But that was just part of the story as the company used that opportunity to release new Mac accessories. In addition…

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Apple to invest $1.2 billion in silicon design center in Germany – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-03-10 10:47:32 techcrunch.com Apple has announced that it plans to increase its corporate spendings in Germany. In particular, the company wants to set up a new facility in Munich, Germany. Called the European Silicon Design Center, the…

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Metalenz reimagines the camera in 2D and raises $10M to ship it – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-02-04 12:02:04 techcrunch.com As impressive as the cameras in our smartphones are, they’re fundamentally limited by the physical necessities of lenses and sensors. Metalenz skips over that part with a camera made of a single “metasurface” that…

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Huawei’s struggles hurt overall smartphone shipments in China, but rivals like Apple found new opportunities – TechCrunch

Catherine Shu 2021-01-29 00:22:17 techcrunch.com The impact of United States government sanctions on Huawei is continuing to hurt the company and dampen overall smartphone shipments in China, where it is the largest smartphone vendor, according to a new report…

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Xiaomi teases over-the-air wireless charging, but it’s not coming to its devices this year – TechCrunch

Manish Singh 2021-01-29 05:37:19 techcrunch.com Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, today unveiled “Mi Air Charge Technology” that it says can deliver 5W power to multiple devices “within a radius of several metres” as the Chinese giant invited…

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Raspberry Pi Foundation launches $4 microcontroller with custom chip – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-01-21 05:11:32 techcrunch.com Meet the Raspberry Pi Pico, a tiny little microcontroller that lets you build hardware projects with some code running on the microcontroller. Even more interesting, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is using its own RP2040…

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Startups look beyond lidar for autonomous vehicle perception – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-01-16 12:15:16 techcrunch.com Last CES was a time of reckoning for lidar companies, many of which were cratering due to a lack of demand from a (still) non-existent autonomous vehicle industry. The few that excelled did so…

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Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag – TechCrunch

Sarah Perez 2021-01-14 10:00:06 techcrunch.com Alongside its other announcements at Samsung’s event today, the company introduced its new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locator, a lost item beacon for Samsung owners and a competitor with Tile. Like Tile and Apple’s forthcoming…

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Nobi’s smart lamp alerts caregivers when a fall is detected – TechCrunch

Brian Heater 2021-01-12 20:20:29 techcrunch.com As expected, this year’s (virtual) CES has brought with it a new flood of smart home gadgets. The technology has been a major presence over the last several CES events, and with a world…

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