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As English burns, Scrabble plays the fiddle adding 300 words like Bitcoin, botnet and emoji
TechCrunch Attention, Scrabble enthusiasts! A whopping 300 new words have been added to Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, including a... 27 minutes
After extradition to Texas, 3D-printed gunmaker Cody Wilson is out on bail
TechCrunch Last week, after Hatreon creator and 3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson was charged with the sexual assault of a minor, he managed to evade arrest... 2 hours
MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile
TechCrunch It’s been five years since T-Mobile picked up MetroPCS, and now the prepaid service is finally getting a fresh coat of paint. The “PCS” bit is getting the old heave ho, while the brand’s owners are... 3 hours
TC Sessions: AR/VR early-bird sale extended to Friday
TechCrunch You heard it here first! Early-bird ticket sales are extended till September 28 for TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR on October 18 at UCLA. Don’t miss out on the biggest savings for this event... 3 hours
You can play Alto’s Adventure on your Mac now
TechCrunch Everyone’s favorite endless, serene snowboarding game just made the leap from mobile to the Mac App Store. Available now for $9.99, Alto’s Adventure for Mac is a desktop port of... 4 hours
Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s VP of engineering, is leaving
TechCrunch Airbnb’s head of engineering will leave the company before the end of 2018 to pursue other projects and focus on his family. The news was first reported by The Information and later... 4 hours
The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite today
TechCrunch Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. And although Ignite isn’t the household name that Microsoft’s Build conference has become over the course of the last... 4 hours
Here’s everything Google announced today at its “Future of Search” event
TechCrunch Google has changed a lot in 20 years. What started as an index of “just” a few million pages is now reaching into the hundreds of... 5 hours
Zoho pulled offline after phishing complaints, CEO says
TechCrunch Zoho.com was pulled offline on Monday after the company’s domain registrar received phishing complaints, the company’s chief executive said. The web-based office suite company, which provides customer relationship and invoicing services to... 5 hours
Technology doesn’t have to be disposable
TechCrunch Dust off your old Bose 501 speakers. New devices are coming that will give traditional audio equipment a voice. Amazon recently announced a mess of new Echo devices and among the lot are several small, diminutive... 5 hours
iPhone XS Max is reportedly dramatically outselling the XS
TechCrunch According to some early numbers from Apple analyst extraordinaire, Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone Max XS is currently running laps around its smaller counterpart. In a note posted by MacRumors, Kuo... 5 hours
Alaska Airlines is trying to make VR part of its first class experience
TechCrunch When it comes to public areas where you are most free to surrender self-awareness and self-consciousness, lounging on a multi-hour airline flight... 6 hours
BloomThat pauses on-demand flower services
TechCrunch Following an acquisition by FTD Companies earlier this year for a reportedly small amount of cash, on-demand flower service BloomThat is pausing its services as it works “to figure out how to best integrate BloomThat as part of... 6 hours
Sleep Cycle adds ‘snore detection’ to its sleep-tracking Android app
TechCrunch Sleep-tracking app Sleep Cycle is bringing a new feature to its Android app to help snoring users track the sleep effects of their rather loud ailment. Sleep Cycle... 6 hours
Google and Yandex may collaborate on a real-time blacklist of all known pirated works
TechCrunch A meeting on the status of anti-piracy efforts at search engines has produced a collaborative approach to better addressing the... 6 hours
China splits the internet while the U.S. dithers
TechCrunch There are few stories as important right now as the internet being ripped asunder by the increasing animosity between the U.S. and China. Eric Schmidt, the former chairman of Alphabet, said last... 6 hours
Mode raises $3M Series A to put sensor data in the cloud
TechCrunch True Ventures has led the $3 million round for Mode, a real-time database that gives companies instant access to sensor data. GigaOm founder and True Ventures... 6 hours
Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon
TechCrunch See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for... 6 hours
Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety
TechCrunch Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it’s requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam’s and... 6 hours
Google Lens is coming to Google Image Search to help you figure out what you’re seeing
TechCrunch At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google dropped a mention of a big... 7 hours
VW’s Porsche drops diesel for good
TechCrunch Porsche will no longer make diesel-powered vehicles, opting instead to invest more money into electric and hybrid technology, the company said over the weekend. Porsche has never been as committed to diesel as other automakers under... 7 hours
Match Group responds to Bumble lawsuit: ‘This has no substance’
TechCrunch News broke this morning that Bumble would be taking Tinder parent company, Match Group, to court. Its lawsuit alleges that Match Group fraudulently obtained trade secrets, publicly disparaged Bumble,... 7 hours
Stripe is testing cash advances, following Square and PayPal’s moves into business finance
TechCrunch Stripe, the fast-growing payments startup that is now worth over $9 billion, is working on a new product to help it fill... 8 hours
The Surface Go is the laptop of the year
TechCrunch As a nearly constant traveler I’ve been looking for something like the Surface Go all my life. I’ve lugged around everything from massive ThinkPads to iPad Pros and I’ve always... 8 hours
Bumble is taking Match Group to court, says it’s pursuing an IPO
TechCrunch Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit... 8 hours
License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t
TechCrunch Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services... 8 hours
macOS 10.14 Mojave review
TechCrunch Against my better judgement and repeat warnings from those who knew better, I went ahead and installed Mojave on my work computer the first chance I got. Sure, there were certain standard beta bugs and capability issues that made me... 8 hours
macOS Mojave is now available
TechCrunch Enjoy reading lots of words about new operating systems? Good news! There are plenty of those here. Enjoy actually downloading and running said new operating systems? Gooder news! macOS 10.14 Mojave is now available in final public form... 8 hours
Security researcher claims macOS Mojave privacy bug on launch day
TechCrunch A security researcher has claimed a new vulnerability in the latest version of macOS — just hours before the software is due to be released. Patrick Wardle, chief... 8 hours
Slack acquires Astro to conquer email
TechCrunch Slack announced today that it has acquired Astro, the Bay Area startup behind email assistant, Astrobot. The deal, which marks Slack’s largest to date, will go a ways toward helping the popular enterprise chat platform achieve... 8 hours
Sony is bundling Red Dead Redemption 2 with a 1TB PlayStation 4 Pro
TechCrunch Considering it’s been eight years since Red Dead Redemption came out, it’s no surprise that fans of the franchise are ravenous for... 9 hours
Apple closes its $400M Shazam acquisition and says the music recognition app will soon become ad free
TechCrunch Last year, we broke the news that Apple was buying the music recognition startup... 9 hours
FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming
TechCrunch The Los Angeles-based women’s subscription box and media business FabFitFun is expanding its video catalog with the launch of new live programming set to coincide... 9 hours
Apple closes its Shazam acquisition and says the music recognition app will soon become ad free
TechCrunch Last year, we broke the news that Apple was buying the music recognition startup and app... 9 hours
Facebook expands its video Ad Breaks to 21 new countries
TechCrunch Facebook Ad Breaks, the social network’s pre-roll and mid-roll video ads, are launching in 21 new countries. Facebook announced that Ad Breaks were generally available last month in... 9 hours
Adobe introduces AI assistant to help Analytics users find deeper insights
TechCrunch Adobe Analytics is a sophisticated product, so much so that users might focus on a set of known metrics at the cost of missing key insights.... 10 hours
Hulu is first to live stream TV to Amazon’s Echo Show
TechCrunch Amazon’s Echo Show will apparently also work like a little TV, not just a visual interface for Alexa and her many apps. When the newly announced... 10 hours
Bumble serves countersuit to Match Group, says it’s pursuing an IPO
TechCrunch Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400... 11 hours
UberEats UK couriers striking over pay changes
TechCrunch Groups of UberEats couriers are continuing to strike over pay and calling for a minimum £5 per delivery fee. Several strikes have been reported in London over the past few days, as well as... 11 hours
Security experts say Chrome 69’s ‘forced login’ feature violates user privacy
TechCrunch A new feature in the latest version of Google Chrome that logs users into the browser when they sign in to a Google site has come... 11 hours
Watch this self-solving Rubik’s cube march its way across a table
TechCrunch This wild, 3D-printed self-solving Rubik’s cube is amazing. To make it work, a Japanese inventor used servo motors and Arduino boards to actuate the cube as... 11 hours
Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data
TechCrunch Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which... 11 hours
Microsoft hopes enterprises will want to use Cortana
TechCrunch In a world dominated by Alexa and the Google Assistant, Cortana suffers the fate of a perfectly good alternative that nobody uses and everybody forgets about. But Microsoft wouldn’t be Microsoft if... 12 hours
Qonto raises $23 million to improve business banking
TechCrunch French startup Qonto has raised a $23 million funding round for its fintech product. The company is trying to make business banking cheaper, faster and more efficient. Existing investors Valar Ventures and... 12 hours
Microsoft Azure bets big on IoT
TechCrunch At its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft today announced a plethora of new Internet of Things-focused updates to its Azure cloud computing platform. It’s no secret that the amount of data generated by IoT devices... 12 hours
VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service
TechCrunch Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he... 12 hours
Microsoft Azure gets new high-performance storage options
TechCrunch Microsoft Azure is getting a number of new storage options today that mostly focus on use cases where disk performance matters. The first of these is Azure Ultra SSD Managed Disks, which are now... 12 hours
Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit adds a chemical simulation library
TechCrunch During last September’s Ignite conference, Microsoft heavily emphasized its quantum computing efforts and launched both its Q# programming language and development kits. This year, the focus is on other things, and... 12 hours
Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service
TechCrunch Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarantees, a number of different consistency models... 12 hours
Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets
TechCrunch Apple and Salesforce are both highly successful, iconic brands, who like to put on a big show when they make product announcements. Today, the two companies announced... 12 hours
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These are the best apps with Dark Mode support on macOS 10.14 Mojave
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A controversial YouTuber’s suicidal claims have fans questioning his motives
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A controversial YouTuber’s suicidal claims have fans questioning his motives
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A controversial YouTuber’s suicidal claims have fans questioning his motives
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Lotus needs your help finding its very first car - Roadshow
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macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video]
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Two people with paralysis walk again using an implanted device
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Two people with paralysis walk again using an implanted device
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Microsoft demonstrates Surface Hub 2 and its rotating display
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Microsoft Ignite 2018: Everything Microsoft just announced - CNET
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iPhone XS camera is the major upgrade over iPhone X [Comparison]
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You’ll soon be able to control a Roku using Google Assistant voice commands
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VR's missing link? A killer app that convinces us to buy in - CNET
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This ‘robotic skin’ can bring your stuffed toys to life
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