Apple to address AirTag stalking problem with upcoming features – TechCrunch

Sarah Perez 2022-02-10 13:00:36 techcrunch.com Apple today is announcing a series of coming updates for AirTag and the Find My network aimed at addressing the problem of AirTag accessories being used to stalk individuals or people’s property without their…

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Please make a dumb car – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2022-01-29 11:02:20 techcrunch.com Today’s cars are dumb where they should be smart, and smart where they should be dumb. Enough already. Make a car that’s pretty much all dumb and watch it sell — because what automakers…

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Valve’s Steam Deck will go on sale February 25 – TechCrunch

Darrell Etherington 2022-01-26 14:15:55 techcrunch.com Following a two-month delay, Valve’s Steam Deck will launch on February 25th. In a blog post the company published on Wednesday, Valve said it would open orders to the first batch of reservation holders…

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Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2022-01-17 00:01:13 techcrunch.com French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business. Following today’s investment, the company has reached a valuation of…

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BMW wants to turn your car into a rolling cinema – TechCrunch

Frederic Lardinois 2022-01-05 14:00:25 techcrunch.com After fitting some of its cars with comfy lounge chairs at CES 2020, BMW today unveiled the next step in its in-car entertainment story: a 31-inch 8K smart TV with support for Amazon’s Fire…

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PWRboard promises to charge all your creator gadgets all at once – TechCrunch

Haje Jan Kamps 2022-01-05 07:41:56 techcrunch.com As a longtime photographer/videographer/audio nerd, charging all the devices at home is often a chaotic nightmare, and if you’re taking your equipment on the road, it gets worse. It doesn’t speak highly of…

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Sony gives first details on next-gen PSVR2 headset for PS5 – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2022-01-04 20:44:01 techcrunch.com Sony has announced some basic information about its much-anticipated next-generation VR hardware for the PS5, which it calls — predictably — PSVR2. Very little was revealed about the device but it did confirm some…

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Robots and AI assist in designing and building Swiss university’s ‘hanging gardens’ – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-11-24 15:44:15 techcrunch.com Architecture and construction have always been, rather quietly, at the bleeding edge of tech and materials trends. It’s no surprise, then, especially at a renowned technical university like ETH Zurich, to find a project…

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Oppo’s first self-developed chip is all about imaging performance – TechCrunch

Rita Liao 2021-12-14 09:20:48 techcrunch.com Chinese smartphone giant Oppo revealed its first in-house chipset at its annual innovation event hosted in Shenzhen on Tuesday. The MariSilicon X chip announced — named after the Mariana Trench — is a neural processing…

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GoPro debuts the HERO10 Black action camera – TechCrunch

Darrell Etherington 2021-09-16 09:00:55 techcrunch.com GoPro today announced a new flagship action camera for its lineup, the HERO10 Black. The main update for the camera is a brand new processor inside, called the GP2, which enables big improvements to…

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Apple updates the entry-level $329 iPad – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-09-14 13:15:47 techcrunch.com Apple is launching a new iPad model. This is the most affordable iPad model in the lineup — it’s cheaper than the iPad Air and iPad Pro. Today’s new iPad replaces the existing $329…

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iPhone users will receive iOS 15 update on September 20 – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-09-14 14:21:04 techcrunch.com Shortly after today’s virtual conference, Apple announced that the next major version of iOS will be ready for prime time very soon: iPhone users will be able to update to iOS 15 on September…

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Apple sheds value during iPhone event – TechCrunch

Alex Wilhelm 2021-09-14 14:47:28 techcrunch.com The TechCrunch crew is hard at work writing up the latest from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch event. They have good notes on the megacorp’s hardware updates. But what are the markets saying…

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Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course – TechCrunch

Darrell Etherington 2021-09-14 09:23:40 techcrunch.com Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won’t only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation…

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South Korean antitrust regulator fines Google $177M for abusing market dominance – TechCrunch

Kate Park 2021-09-14 04:00:26 techcrunch.com The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday it fined Google $177 million for abusing its market dominance in the Android operating system (OS) market. The U.S. tech company has restricted market competition…

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Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-09-14 03:01:26 techcrunch.com Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And…

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Storz & Bickel new Mighty+ vape features faster heating, USB-C and UL certification – TechCrunch

Matt Burns 2021-09-09 12:00:57 techcrunch.com Image Credits: Storz & Bickel Storz & Bickel finally updated the Mighty vaporizer. The original hit the market in October 2014 and quickly became a fan favorite despite its unwieldy form factor and market-topping…

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Fold adds stylus support, waterproofing and an under-display camera – TechCrunch

Brian Heater 2021-08-11 10:00:40 techcrunch.com Behold, Samsung’s latest flagship. With the Galaxy Note out of the way — for this year, at least — the company used today’s Unpacked event to breathe added legitimacy into its foldable line. The…

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Wireless charging firm Aira raises $12M – TechCrunch

Brian Heater 2021-08-03 09:00:55 techcrunch.com Founded in 2017, Arizona-based Aira didn’t waste any time proving out its technology. We’ve written about the company’s wireless charging a few times over the years, including the “FreePower” technology it has baked into…

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Nixie’s drone-based water sampling could save cities time and money – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-06-24 17:41:34 techcrunch.com Regularly testing waterways and reservoirs is a never-ending responsibility for utility companies and municipal safety authorities, and generally — as you might expect — involves either a boat or at least a pair of…

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Tiny handheld Playdate preorders open next month for $179, with 24 charming monochrome games to start – TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey 2021-06-08 15:16:42 techcrunch.com Playdate, app and game designer Panic’s first shot at hardware, finally has a firm price and ship date, as well as a bunch of surprise features cooked up since its announcement in 2019. The…

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Apple announces iCloud+ with privacy-focused features – TechCrunch

Romain Dillet 2021-06-07 14:09:06 techcrunch.com Apple is rolling out some updates to iCloud under the name iCloud+. The company is announcing those features at its developer conference. Existing paid iCloud users are going to get those iCloud+ features for…

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