California man who sent death threats to Ajit Pai gets 20 months in prison - CNET
Markara Man, 33, pleaded guilty to sending emails threatening to kill the FCC chairman's family over the repeal of net neutrality.
5/18/2019 2:35:51 AM
Lyft sued by investors over allegedly 'misleading' IPO statements - CNET
Investors are suing for damages from the ride-hailing company, alleging that Lyft overstated its market share.
5/18/2019 1:52:30 AM
Google is tracking your purchases through Gmail - CNET
Every time a store sends a confirmation to your Gmail account, Google adds it to your list of purchases.
5/18/2019 1:04:07 AM
How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups
The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom ...
5/18/2019 1:03:35 AM
How to navigate the UK’s immigration compliance nightmare
The United Kingdom’s current government has ended up restricting high-skill immigration as part of its larger drive to decrease all immigration. While it pays lip service to being a startup hub, we just published an article examining ...
5/18/2019 1:01:37 AM
Rivian's R1T gets the overland camping treatment it richly deserves - Roadshow
Packing a tent and an awesome custom electric camp stove, the R1T is the electric overlander we never knew we needed.
5/18/2019 12:19:07 AM
Petition demanding Game of Thrones season 8 redo closes in on 1M signatures - CNET
Fired-up fans say they want showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss replaced with "competent" writers for a remake.
5/18/2019 12:00:51 AM
Tiger shark with stomach, teeth removed found on South Carolina beach, gruesome photo shows
A 9-foot juvenile tiger shark that had its stomach cut open and its teeth and jaw apparently removed was photographed on a South Carolina beach this week.
5/17/2019 11:47:54 PM
Clutter has picked up Omni’s storage business; Omni to focus on rentals
On the heels of Clutter announcing a large growth round of $200 million earlier this year, the storage startup is cleaning up the competitive field. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Clutter has purchased the storage business of er ...
5/17/2019 11:46:38 PM
Game of Thrones cast tried to warn us about season 8 - CNET
You're not the only one who's upset. Warning, spoilers ahead.
5/17/2019 11:40:30 PM
Zipline’s new $190 million funding means it’s the newest billion dollar contender in the game of drones
With a valuation of over $1 billion and $190 million in new financing, Zipline has become the latest contender to be the leader in the game of drones. The competition to be a leading vendor of delivery drone services is fierce, but Zipline ...
5/17/2019 11:19:13 PM
Boeing says faulty sensor contributed to 737 Max crashes - CNET
The 737 Max 8 had two deadly crashes in five months, and authorities are zeroing in on what went wrong. Plus: Everything you need to know about the plane and what it'll take for it to fly again.
5/17/2019 11:15:48 PM
GMC's 2019 Sierra 1500 Carbon Pro Editions get pricing and equipment - Roadshow
We've been waiting awhile for this information and while the pricing for the Carbon Pro is certainly robust, it just might be worth it.
5/17/2019 11:00:10 PM
Joe Rogan calls AI that replicated his voice 'terrifyingly accurate' - CNET
It's funny, but the real-world implications are kind of scary.
5/17/2019 10:48:12 PM
Facebook cryptocurrency being developed in Switzerland, reports say - CNET
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site.
5/17/2019 10:47:15 PM
As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service
Even as Quibi, the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials. The Los Angel ...
5/17/2019 10:40:51 PM
His Dark Materials teaser plunges HBO back into world of epic fantasy - CNET
Just when you're about to miss Game of Thrones, this saga is ready to roar.
5/17/2019 10:11:45 PM
Powerbeats Pro are the Bluetooth earbuds to beat
Let’s get the bad out of the way first, shall we? For starters, that charging case is huge. There’s no way around it. It’s something that’s become more and more apparent as the weather is warmer and I no longer have jacket pockets to carry ...
5/17/2019 10:02:17 PM
How one man made Google Home more accessible for anyone - CNET
Google engineer, Lorenzo Caggioni, was inspired by his brother with Down syndrome to make Google Home better for people who don't speak.
5/17/2019 9:36:29 PM
Starbucks’ Chinese nemesis surges 20% in public debut
Shares of Luckin Coffee jumped 20% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock market. After opening at $17.00, shares of the Chinese Starbucks competitor climbed as high as $25.96, or more than 50%, before settling back down to $20.38 ...
5/17/2019 9:35:19 PM
Australian dinosaur had natural 'high-heel,' researchers suggest
An Australian dinosaur appears to have walked on a natural kind of “high heel,” researchers suggest.
5/17/2019 9:10:19 PM
Game of Thrones finale streaming May 19 on HBO Now - CNET
The controversial season wraps up. Will the end satisfy the audience?
5/17/2019 9:05:18 PM
AI Weekly: Facial recognition policy makers debate temporary moratorium vs. permanent ban
While some say facial recognition software can be made to work for everyone, others say it's a "uniquely dangerous and oppressive technology."
5/17/2019 9:01:56 PM
Dungeons & Dragons returns to Baldur’s Gate with Descent into Avernus
Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus is Dungeons & Dragons news storyline. It comes out September 17. So far, no video games have been announced.
5/17/2019 9:00:14 PM
Why Game of Thrones ruled our schedules, and what will take up that time next - CNET
HBO's cultural phenomenon is coming to end, but will it also be the last show we all watch together?
5/17/2019 8:45:55 PM
‘Crypto exchange’ Goxtrade caught using other people’s photos on its staff page
Alleged cryptocurrency exchange Goxtrade bills itself as a “trusted platform for trading bitcoins,” but its staff page is filled with photos of people pulled seemingly at random from the internet. The alleged exchange, which cl ...
5/17/2019 8:42:07 PM
Netflix takes on ‘Project Runway’ with new competition series co-hosted by Queer Eye star
Netflix is launching its own take on Project Runway, and it’s bringing in Queer Eye’s Tan France to host. While Project Runway has grown to become one of the most popular fashion-focused reality shows to ever hit TV, the franch ...
5/17/2019 8:35:29 PM
New iPhone 11R leaks show fresh colors and larger camera bump - CNET
Apple has also unleashed the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS ahead of its annual developer conference in June.
5/17/2019 8:23:26 PM
DNA Script picks up $38.5 million to make DNA production faster and simpler
DNA Script has raised $38.5 million in new financing to commercialize a process that it claims is the first big leap forward in manufacturing genetic material. The revolution in synthetic biology that’s reshaping industries from medi ...
5/17/2019 8:20:44 PM
Credder offers Rotten Tomatoes-style ratings for the news
In an age of online misinformation and clickbait, how do you know whether a publication is trustworthy? Startup Credder is trying to solve this problem with reviews from both journalists and regular readers. These reviews are then aggregat ...
5/17/2019 8:10:40 PM
His Dark Materials TV series: Trailer, release date, cast, plot and more - CNET
The new TV series will be coming to the BBC and HBO, and may satisfy your Game of Thrones void.
5/17/2019 8:00:01 PM
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice for Mac users
With the internet abuzz with privacy concerns and the potential changes coming to net neutrality, you’ve likely heard about virtual private networks, better known as VPNs. When used correctly, a VPN can greatly strengthen your online pr ...
5/17/2019 7:57:00 PM
Rivian debuts a pull-out kitchen for its electric pickup truck
Sometimes you need scrambled eggs. And with that thought, today at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ, Rivian announced a major accessory for its electric pickup: A camp kitchen. The unit slides out from the Rivian R1T’s so-called ge ...
5/17/2019 7:44:39 PM
This week in games: World of Warcraft Classic enters beta, another new Vampire: The Masquerade game
Okay, making the E3 schedule and...wait, Netflix? Really? Netflix is at E3 this year?That news, plus Ubisoft delays one game and jokes about another, a second Vampire: The Masquerade game is announced, World of Warcraft Classic opens be ...
5/17/2019 7:44:00 PM
7-foot snake scares Oklahoma man as it pokes head out of dryer vent
An almost-7-foot snake slithered into an Oklahoma man’s dryer vent earlier this week.
5/17/2019 7:38:20 PM
VW's 2019 'enthusiast fleet' brings style and substance to SoWo gathering - Roadshow
There's two concepts you've seen before, but the rest are all new.
5/17/2019 7:31:41 PM
Galaxy S10 5G's insane Verizon data speeds restore my faith in 5G - CNET
Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband 1Gbps network still faces challenges, but strong real-world tests put Samsung and Big Red on the right track.
5/17/2019 7:06:08 PM
Magic Leap buys Belgian startup building hologram teleconferencing software
Princess Leia’s hologram message to Obi-Wan is getting closer to reality, at least augmented reality. Magic Leap announced yesterday that they’ve agreed to acquire Belgian startup Mimesys. The team has been working on bringing ...
5/17/2019 7:01:10 PM
Sheryl Sandberg: Breaking up Facebook won't fix social media - CNET
Facebook's COO says she's ready to do "whatever it takes" to keep people safe.
5/17/2019 6:59:11 PM
Every new movie and show on Amazon: June 2019 - CNET
Airplane, The Silence of the Lambs, Austin Powers and more!
5/17/2019 6:57:36 PM
Alligator bites bigger, bellowing gator in Florida, video shows: ‘It was exciting to see’
A huge, bellowing alligator was jumped and bitten by another gator in Florida, a video shows.
5/17/2019 6:51:04 PM
At 10, Minecraft hits 176 million sales and announces AR game for iOS and Android
Minecraft hits a new milestone. And the new game, Minecraft Earth, allows players to build new blocky creations in our world through AR.
5/17/2019 6:50:03 PM
NASA creating world's first all-electric airplanes powered by 'holy grail' frozen hydrogen fuel to save Earth from eco-disaster
NASA funded scientists are working on an environmentally friendly electric plane that's powered by cryogenically-liquified hydrogen fuel.
5/17/2019 6:43:12 PM
‘Old Town Road’ finally gets the video treatment
From viral TikTok sensation to music’s number one smash hit, “Old Town Road” has taken the top spot in music’s cultural firmament relying on an incredible Nine Inch Nails sample, some old-fashioned controversy (it w ...
5/17/2019 6:38:45 PM
John Wick: Chapter 3 review -- Keanu Reeves takes a bite of glorious action - CNET
Keanu Reeves' haunted hit man returns for another bullet ballet. Check out our spoiler-free review.
5/17/2019 6:35:25 PM
GMC boss says there's still room for pickup truck prices to rise - Roadshow
Duncan Aldred doesn't believe "we've reached the top" of truck pricing.
5/17/2019 6:24:25 PM
Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test Moon lander tech
Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon missions, the agency announced today. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are ...
5/17/2019 6:19:17 PM
After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed
After disclosing a breach earlier this week, Stack Overflow has confirmed some user data was accessed. In case you missed it, the developer knowledge sharing site confirmed Thursday a breach of its systems last weekend, resulting in unauth ...
5/17/2019 6:01:21 PM
Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan
Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video communicatio ...
5/17/2019 6:00:22 PM
Australia’s design unicorn, Canva, picks up two free image-sharing services, and launches new photo product
Canva, the design and publishing platform taking on Adobe, PowerPoint and others, has acquired the free stock image providers Pexels and Pixabay and launched a new subscription service for its premium image marketplace, Photos Unlimited. T ...
5/17/2019 5:36:04 PM
Spotify is test driving a car hardware thing called ‘Car Thing’
For anyone following Spotify, this no doubt felt like an inevitably. As the streaming service looks to diversify, the company’s already had some loose partnerships with hardware companies like Mighty. Now it’s looking to build its own thin ...
5/17/2019 5:33:46 PM
ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia
Gaming rivals Microsoft and Sony have partnered to work together. This is a direct response to Google's Stadia, and all comes back to the cloud and AI.
5/17/2019 5:30:36 PM
Winter is coming for HBO NOW subscriber growth
Fan reaction to Game of Thrones’ final season may be mixed, but the show has been undeniably good for HBO’s network — and for its over-the-top streaming service, HBO NOW. The Season 8 premiere drew in 11.8 million live vi ...
5/17/2019 4:43:28 PM
Britain's Guardian newspaper tells staff to avoid saying 'climate change,' use 'climate emergency, crisis or breakdown' instead
Britain's Guardian newspaper is officially changing its language concerning climate change, opting to call it instead “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.”
5/17/2019 4:19:09 PM
China sets 40-city national 5G rollout for October 1
The Chinese government will celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the country's founding with a national launch of 5G services across 40 cities.
5/17/2019 4:05:07 PM
A Plague Tale: Innocence review: A grisly, story-driven journey through Medieval France
France, 1348. Times are grim. The Black Plague has arrived—as have the Hundred Years’ War and the Inquisition. Within a decade, at least a third of the population will die. Some estimates place that number as high as two-thirds.It feels ...
5/17/2019 4:02:00 PM
Your kids may be gearing up for summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean they have to stop learning. Just in time for the long break, Amazon has slashed the price of its Bitsbox coding subscription box for kids, bringing the first month’s ...
5/17/2019 3:42:00 PM
AI predicts PUBG player placement from stats and rankings
Researchers at the University of Georgia describe in a paper several machine learning algorithms that predict player placement in PUBG.
5/17/2019 3:30:49 PM
The DeanBeat: The Bushnell family — growing up with gaming in your blood
Nolan Bushnell and four of his children talked about growing up in a household with gamer DNA, as well as the future of LBE.
5/17/2019 3:00:12 PM
Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game
Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a new AR game for iPhones and Android phones that will be in limited beta this summer.
5/17/2019 2:52:00 PM
OnePlus 7 Pro review: Not a flagship killer, a flagship contender
Update 10:00 PM ET: The unlocked OnePlus 7 Pro in Mirror Gray and Nebula is now available for purchase in all configurations through the OnePlus siteRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click here
5/17/2019 2:26:00 PM
Apple’s self-built 5G modem will cut device power and size, not prices
Apple's engineering efforts to build a 5G modem aren't as much about saving money for itself or customers as building smaller, more power-efficient devices.
5/17/2019 2:22:45 PM
Snag 8 awesomely fun Lego video games for just $12 while you still can
It’s Friday, and the Humble Store’s offering some dirt-cheap gaming gratification to kick off the weekend. The Humble Lego Games Bundle includes a total of eight games available as Steam codes, and paying just $12 or more unlocks every ...
5/17/2019 2:02:00 PM
HPE to acquire supercomputer maker Cray for $1.3 billion
Supercomputer maker Cray is to be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a deal valued at about $1.30 billion, net of cash.
5/17/2019 1:36:21 PM
5/17/2019 1:00:54 PM
Alphabet’s Wing will kick off Helsinki drone deliveries in summer 2019
Alphabet's Wing will soon kick off deliveries in Helsinki, Finland, starting with select customers and two retail partners.
5/17/2019 12:59:52 PM
Germany to return ancient stone cross to Namibia
Germany is returning a centuries-old stone cross to Namibia as a gesture of reconciliation.
5/17/2019 12:25:02 PM
CyberGhost 7 review: A great choice for streaming overseas
We haven’t looked at Romania-based CyberGhost since version 5 in early 2018. CyberGhost is on to version 7 now, with a whole new look, more servers, and more country locations. Overall, it’s still the same great service with solid speed ...
5/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Every accessory you need to deal with the iPhone's missing headphone jack
No headphone jack? No problem. Or at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter.Apple caused quite the commotion when it dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, and it has been missing from iPhones ever since. E ...
5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
How to type kaomoji on your PC in Windows 10
How can I type kaomoji on my PC? And what are kaomoji, anyway? Fortunately, the answers to both questions are simple, and easily accessible within Windows 10, starting with the May 2019 Update. The familiar emoji keyboard within Windows ...
5/17/2019 10:27:00 AM
Nuimo Click review: This smart home device’s novelty wears off quickly
The one-touch access to your favorite Sonos playlist or Hue lighting scene is fun—for the first few days.
5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Three keyboard changes Apple should make—to iOS
As a writer, the vast majority of my time is spent inputting text, which means that the most crucial of the tools of my trade is, of course, the keyboard.Now, you probably think you know where this is going. Apple’s certainly taken a lo ...
5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Google Docs cheat sheet
Google Docs is a powerful word processor that you use through your web browser. It's integrated with Google Drive to store your documents in the cloud. Anyone with a Google account can use it for free, and it's also available as part of G ...
5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Bury it with the mouse
Pilot fish doing desktop support at a hospital gets a call from the medical office building on campus asking that he come inspect a printer. At first he thinks they’re telling him the printer has died, but then it becomes clear that som ...
5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Amazon leads $575 million investment in food delivery network Deliveroo
Deliveroo has raised $575 million in a series G round of funding led by Amazon, taking its total funding to $1.5 billion since 2012.
5/17/2019 8:07:58 AM
Sensor Tower: Mobile battle royale games have brought in over $2 billion in less than 2 years
Sensor Tower estimates that mobile battle royale games such as Fortnite have brought in over $2 billion in less than 2 years.
5/17/2019 12:44:20 AM
414 million pieces of trash found on remote islands near Australia, study finds
Even remote, mostly uninhabited islands are still covered in trash, a new study has found.
5/16/2019 11:39:48 PM
Sony and Microsoft, kissing in a tree, working on AI and cloud technology
The surprising announcement means that both companies will work together on improving their respective cloud and AI technologies.
5/16/2019 11:10:18 PM
2020 M5 Edition 35 Years is a dark gray homage to BMW's performance sedan - Roadshow
The special-edition sedan will be limited to just 350 units worldwide.
5/16/2019 11:00:01 PM
8-foot alligator knocks down wrangler beside Texas highway, video shows
An 8-foot, 7-inch alligator knocked a wrangler over on the side of a highway in Texas, a video has shown.
5/16/2019 10:52:24 PM
Magic: The Gathering’s War of the Spark Chronicles brings a story-based event to Arena
Magic: The Gathering -- Arena's War of the Spark: Chronicles is a five-part storybased event that tells the story of the new expansion.
5/16/2019 10:49:45 PM
How to set up Steam Link on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
It only took a year, but Valve’s Steam Link app has finally arrived on the App Store for both iOS devices and Apple TV. Apple originally rejected it in part because its design let you buy games through Steam without letting Apple gets i ...
5/16/2019 10:43:00 PM
Nvidia CEO Jensen says ‘China looks fine’ for games and AI chips
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in an analyst call that the market for Chinese games looks good, as the market's gamers continues to grow.
5/16/2019 10:01:23 PM
The Nissan Ultimate Parks Titan is ready for the great outdoors - Roadshow
Towing a trailer and laden with tools, the modified Titan XD is equipped for adventure.
5/16/2019 9:30:06 PM
Nvidia’s Q1 revenues down 31% to $2.22 billion, beating modest estimates
Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that were well below last year's figures, but the graphics and AI chips company beat analyst expectations.
5/16/2019 8:42:11 PM
The Epic Mega Sale tempts PC gamers with weekly freebies and $10 off any game over $15
The Epic Games Store is holding its first sale since it launched last December, and it’s both a) complicated and b) generous. Why? Well, it’s actually two sales stacked on top of one another. “Great games up to 75% off” is the first par ...
5/16/2019 8:13:00 PM
Verizon CEO touts 1.5Gbps peak 5G speed as S10 reviewers hit approved sites
Verizon just set the top bar for its 5G service in two cities at 1.5Gbps, but realistically, few users are going to see that sort of speed with the S10 5G.
5/16/2019 8:04:34 PM
Bedbugs roamed Earth alongside dinosaurs 100 million years ago
Bedbugs have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, according to new research, though the parasites didn’t likely pester the prehistoric reptiles.
5/16/2019 8:03:12 PM
PUBG Mobile passes 100 million monthly active players, launches season 7 battle pass
The new update comes with several improvements, as well as new weapons and skins. And the Royale Pass offers additional rewards for hardcore players.
5/16/2019 7:53:30 PM
Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better
Microsoft AI researchers used methods laid out by in part by Google AI chief Jeff Dean for its MT-DNN achieve state-of-the-art language understanding.
5/16/2019 7:31:19 PM
Gameloft’s Asphalt mobile racer gets its first esports tournament
The tournament series will run over the course of four months, with the grand finals taking place during the annual Gamescom expo.
5/16/2019 6:21:08 PM
The dream of dual-booting Windows 10 on Chromebooks appears dead
It sounded dreamy. Late last year, signs of an “AltOS” mode appeared in Google code, indicating that the company was working on a way to let you dual-boot into Windows 10 on high-end Chromebooks like the Pixelbook. It was apparently too ...
5/16/2019 6:03:00 PM
IBM researchers analyze the makeup of breast cancer cells with AI
In a newly published paper, researchers at IBM and the University of Zurich detail an AI-driven cell analysis technique that targets breast cancer.
5/16/2019 6:00:21 PM
Google’s Live Transcribe is getting sound events and transcription saving
Google is updating Live Transcribe with new features, sound events, and transcription saving, coming to the speech recognition tool next month.
5/16/2019 5:54:28 PM
NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot was enabled during fatal Model 3 crash
A report by the NTSB shows that Tesla's Autopilot system was engaged in the minutes leading up to a fatal Model 3 crash in Florida last March.
5/16/2019 5:35:04 PM
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice
Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.
5/16/2019 5:33:00 PM
Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended
Microsoft on Wednesday resurrected Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 long enough to push patches to the long-dead products. It was the first time since 2017 that Microsoft deemed the situation serious enough to warrant a security fix f ...
5/16/2019 5:03:00 PM
Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta to developers
Apple released iOS 12.3 in the second week of May, bringing us its new TV app with Channels subscriptions. Just days later, it started releasing betas to developers for another point release, iOS 12.4.With WWDC just around the corner, a ...
5/16/2019 5:00:00 PM
Some Sonic drive-ins are getting AI-powered menu kiosks
Select Sonic Drive-In locations will test an AI-driven menu kiosk later this year. It'll tailor recommendations to individual customers.
5/16/2019 4:13:15 PM
The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment
In the grand scheme of things, for an Android enthusiast, Google's Pixel 3a phone really doesn't seem all that electrifying.And it's no wonder: The Pixel 3a, on its surface, is a lower-end remake of the premium Pixel 3 model that came o ...
5/16/2019 4:03:00 PM