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The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

Well that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar com

TechCrunch 20 Sep 2020 5:38 am

Amazon Gaming Days Sale: Up To 50% Discounts On Gaming Gadgets

Amazon has opened up a new line of discount offers on its platform. This time, the Amazon sale is dedicated to gamers. The Amazon Gaming Days sale is here and offers up t

Gizbot 20 Sep 2020 4:00 am

Trump reportedly approves Oracle, TikTok deal in concept

Trump reportedly wanted assurance that the deal would include a payout to the US.

Ars Technica 20 Sep 2020 3:49 am

Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers 5G access

Verizon (Engadgets parent company) has introduced a new plan for tablets, hotspots, smartwatches and laptops thatll give you access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, prov

engadget 20 Sep 2020 3:45 am

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikToks US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval in concept on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, accor

TechCrunch 20 Sep 2020 3:31 am

Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers

The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted six people (via

engadget 20 Sep 2020 3:12 am

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Co

engadget 20 Sep 2020 2:33 am

Grab one of our favorite budget gaming headsets for $30 today

Dealmaster also has deals on the AirPods Pro, PS4 and Switch games, and more.

Ars Technica 20 Sep 2020 2:14 am

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

Sonys PlayStation 5 hasnt really appeared in live photos, making it difficult to gauge the size of the console. However, the game console has finally made a real-world ap

engadget 20 Sep 2020 1:51 am

Was Snowflakes IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. Its broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made

TechCrunch 20 Sep 2020 1:30 am

Nike Run Club's Apple Watch app gives you more incentives to keep running

Now that watchOS 7 is available alongside new Apple Watches, Nike is updating its Run Club app and its good news if youve ever needed motivation to slip on your running

engadget 20 Sep 2020 12:55 am

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still poppe

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 11:30 pm

Human Capital: The Black founders burden

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack all-things diversity, inclusion and labor in tech. This week, were looking at Googles internal message board problem, as we

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 11:30 pm

Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Did you have a rough time trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5? Youre far from the only one. Sony has apologized for botched PS5 pre-orders, noting that the process could

engadget 19 Sep 2020 11:15 pm

Epic rejects Apple claims that 'Fortnite' on iOS was dying

Epic is hitting back at Apples claims that the developers lawsuit was just an attempt to revitalize sagging interest in Fortnite on iOS. In a newly-filed reply to Apple i

engadget 19 Sep 2020 10:18 pm

Tecno Spark 6 Spotted At Multiple Online Platforms; Might Arrive Soon

Tecno Spark 6 Air budget smartphone was launched last month in India and now it seems the company is working on a standard model as well. The Tecno Spark 6 has cleared it

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 9:04 pm

A fond farewell to the weird and wonderful Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS has come and goneand I, at least, will miss both it and its era.

Ars Technica 19 Sep 2020 9:00 pm

iOS 14 picture-in-picture video stops working with YouTube's mobile website

You may have to wait a while if you want to use iOS 14s picture-in-picture support to watch YouTube videos. MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) has noticed that YouTubes mobile websi

engadget 19 Sep 2020 8:50 pm

Hitting the Books: How social media keeps us clicking

The Pandoras Box that is social media has fundamentally altered our society in ways that we have yet to fully reckon a digital ecosystem that has sprung up, seemingly ov

engadget 19 Sep 2020 8:00 pm

The Morning After: What the app store 'ban' means for TikTok and WeChat

Barring some kind of reprieve, listings for TikTok and WeChat will disappear from US app stores tomorrow. What happens after that? Its tough to say, but Karissa Bell has

engadget 19 Sep 2020 7:40 pm

Spelunky 2 game review: Roguelite perfection

Eight years after its console debut, Spelunky is trickier, more hilarious than ever.

Ars Technica 19 Sep 2020 7:30 pm

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How Stone Forests Form

An NYU team thinks it's finally unlocked the secret to how these mysterious landforms get their interesting shape.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 7:30 pm

Oppo Reno 4 Pro Special Edition India Launch Set On September 24: Report

Oppo refreshed the Reno smartphone lineup this month in India with the launch of the Reno 4 Pro. The premium mid-range smartphone offers features like a 90Hz Super AMOLED

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 6:35 pm

On lying AIs

A yellow-eyed cat tilts its eyes at the camera, gazing up from a grey bedspread. London Trip, is the AIs title for this photo-montage Memory plucked from the depths of my

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 6:33 pm

Netflixs Away splendidly brings a humans-to-Mars mission to life

The show is aspirational. We could all use a little more of that in 2020.

Ars Technica 19 Sep 2020 6:30 pm

A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions of Devices Vulnerable

Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week's top security news.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 6:30 pm

Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

The former chair of the Federal Election Commission argues that the integrity of the 2020 election is largely in the hands of Facebook and Twitter.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 6:30 pm

The 6 Best Laptop Stands (2020): Adjustable, Portable, and More

Help your back and posture by raising your computer screen up to eye level.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 6:30 pm

This Week in Apps: iOS 14s surprise arrival, Apples app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week inApps,the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app indu

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 6:25 pm

Whats Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?

Thousands of migrating birds have died, perhaps starved by drier conditions related to climate change or by having to fly inland to avoid wildfire smoke.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 5:30 pm

Why Teens Are Falling for TikTok Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracies like Pizzagate are all over the social media platform. Heres why theyve found an audience there.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

How to Set Your Own Default Browser and Email App in iOS 14

Not into Safari or Apple Mail? With the next update, you can (finally) customize your preferences. Heres what to know before you get started.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 Vaccine

Scientists want public confidence. The White House wants an October Surprise. The FDA wants to avoid looking political. Big Pharma wants a win. Youre in the middle.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

19 Best Weekend Deals: Cameras, Apple Gear, and Games

The new 8th-generation iPad is already slightly discounted, alongside headphones, laptops, and PS4 titles like 'Ghosts of Tsushima'.

WIRED 19 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

Microsoft releases a final preview for Windows 10's October update

The Windows 10 20H2 update will arrive next month with a few new features, like a visually refreshed Start menu, improved notifications, preinstalled Chromium Edge browse

engadget 19 Sep 2020 4:23 pm

Two Alleged Realme Phones Appear On TENNA; Specifications Tipped

Realme launched the Realme X7 series in China earlier this month. Now, it seems Realme has two more 5G handsets in its portfolio. Recently, both handsets with model numbe

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 4:15 pm

Disney+ Hotstar Reduces Price Of VIP Pack: Find Out Why

Disney+ Hotstar has come up with a new offer to increase its user base towards its VIP subscription pack. Under this new offer, customers will get extra validity on the V

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 4:09 pm

From access to affordability: how fintech can democratise finance and uplift livelihoods

'Fintech Future: The Digital DNA of Finance' book by Sanjay Phadke charts the rise of big tech giants and fintech startups, and their transformation of banking.

YourStory 19 Sep 2020 3:17 pm

Cyberpunk 2077 Minimum System Requirement Revealed: Can Your PC Make The Cut?

Good news for Cyberpunk 2077 enthusiasts, especially for the PC gamers. CD PROJEKT RED, the developer of the Cyberpunk 2077 has now revealed the minimum and recommended s

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 12:30 pm

TRAI Asks Telecom Operators To Highlight All Terms And Conditions Of Tariff Plans

In order to make tariffs plans more transparent and help customers, TRAI has issued new directions for telecom operators. The telecom regulator has asked all telecom oper

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 12:28 pm

Realme Narzo 20 Pro India Price Revealed Ahead Of September 21 Launch

Realme is all set to announce the Realme Narzo 20 series on September 21. The series will comprise three models including the Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Narzo 20, and the Narzo

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 12:15 pm

Rs. 598 Prepaid Plan: Reliance Jio Vs Airtel, Vs Vodafone-Idea, Which is Better?

It seems that the telecom operators are trying their level best to woo customers during the pandemic. Recently, Vodafone-Idea which has now become Vi, launched work from

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 12:05 pm

Realme 7i With Snapdragon 662 SoC Officially Announced: What Are The Key Features?

Realme has launched another new model to the recently introduced Realme 7 series. The latest model is called the Realme 7i which has gone official in Indonesia. The devic

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 11:48 am

Minor emoji update for 2021 adds 200 skintone variants for couples

The Unicode Consortium has unveiled a relatively minor emoji update that would still add 217 options to your selection next year. Emoji 13.1 comes with seven brand new im

engadget 19 Sep 2020 11:44 am

OnePlus 8T Likely To Launch On October 14: Everything We Know So Far

Rumors of the OnePlus 8T have been popping up on the internet for several days. The specifications of the device have already been tipped. Now, the launch date of the han

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 11:42 am

How To Download Dream11 App And Play Dream11 IPL Fantasy Cricket

Dream11 is the name we're hearing more often, especially as the app is sponsoring the IPL 2020 season. For those unaware, Dream11 is a fantasy sports platform where users

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 11:40 am

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Hands-On Images Surface Online

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is one of the worst kept secrets by the company as we have already come across several reports revealing all the details except fo

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 10:58 am

Why marketers are suddenly drifting towards OTT platforms for a long run

The lockdown has led to a spurt in consumption of content on OTT platforms and ad marketers have been quick to seize the opportunity to reach audiences that were beyond t

YourStory 19 Sep 2020 10:37 am

Acer Swift 5 Review: Sleek, Classy Laptop Designed For Professionals

Laptops are probably the second most-used gadgets after smartphones. With the ongoing work-from-home trend, laptops have become the go-to device for any work-related task

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 10:00 am

Porsche debuts its Taycan safety car at Le Mans

This weekend will see the running of the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but before that starts, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will run a 45-minute support race. Dur

engadget 19 Sep 2020 8:29 am

What The Yellow, Orange, And Green Dots In iOS 14 Indicate?

Apple recently released the iOS 14 update for a range of iPhones and iPads. This is the latest iteration of the smartphone operating system from Apple that has introduced

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 8:10 am

These 5 funding deals by Hyderabad startups during lockdown show why the city is an emerging hub

The city of Hyderabad is home to around 4,000 startups and also houses the countrys largest startup incubator. Here are some of the top funding deals.

YourStory 19 Sep 2020 6:45 am

[Jobs roundup] Help entertain the world with these openings at Netflix

With 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries, Netflix is rapidly expanding its presence in India. Here are a few openings for you.

YourStory 19 Sep 2020 6:15 am

Deezer's country selector lets you listen to music and podcasts like a local

You may not get a chance to physically travel anytime soon, but if you're Deezer subscriber, the music streaming service is giving you an alternative way to experien

engadget 19 Sep 2020 5:10 am

Conan OBrien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

Like most of the best things in my life, Conan OBrien explains, with a wry smile, the success of the podcast was a complete surprise. The answer is a typically self-effac

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 4:03 am

Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale 2020: Upto 30% Offers On Laptops

Flipkart Saving Days are here and the company is offering amazing deals and discounts on a range of products, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and laptops.The F

Gizbot 19 Sep 2020 4:00 am

Chamath launches SPAC, SPAC, and SPAC as he SPACs the World with SPACs

SPACs are going to rule the world, or at least, Chamaths future portfolio. Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, has already tripled down on SPACs, the so-

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 3:57 am

NBCU's new deal with Roku will bring Peacock to the streaming platform

Just a few hours ago it looked like the fight between NBCUniversal and Roku would get ugly, and even see the Comcast-owned networks other channels disappear from streamin

engadget 19 Sep 2020 3:56 am

Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent

The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of th

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 3:40 am

What we know about Trumps ban on TikTok and WeChat

When the Department of Commerce said Friday that it would soon bar all new downloads of WeChat and TikTok from US App Stores, it marked the latest escalation in the weeks

engadget 19 Sep 2020 3:05 am

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled

Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These firms nurture those ecosystems and theyve done well, but SaaS Ventures d

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 2:45 am

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US governments potentially broader Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the mu

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 2:34 am

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to keep websites online

The saying goes, the internet is forever. Now, the Wayback Machine and Cloudflare are doing their part to strengthen that adage. The two are joining forces to ensure more

engadget 19 Sep 2020 2:05 am

Salesforce announces 12,000 new jobs in the next year just weeks after laying off 1000

In a case of bizarre timing, Salesforce announced it was laying off 1000 employees at the end of last month just a day after announcing a monster quarter with over $5 bil

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 1:44 am

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020 is Canix

We started this competition with 20 impressive startups. After five days of fierce pitching in a wholly new virtual Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner. The start

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 1:32 am

Sennheiser CX 400BT review: Great-sounding mid-range wireless earbuds

Unlike a lot of headphone companies, Sennheiser has taken a more measured approach to true wireless earbuds. Thus far, it has only introduced two models, with the second

engadget 19 Sep 2020 1:30 am

Canadian police charged a Tesla owner for sleeping while driving

Police in Canada say they recently charged a Tesla Model S owner with driving dangerously for sleeping at his car's wheel. In July, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

engadget 19 Sep 2020 1:21 am

$100,000 in bribes helped fraudulent Amazon sellers earn $100 million, DOJ says

DOJ: Bribes to Amazon workers also helped sellers get rivals' accounts suspended.

Ars Technica 19 Sep 2020 1:17 am

Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers?

Its great to improve your subscription apps retention rates, but dont do it for the 85/15 split.

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 12:46 am

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce

Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultr

TechCrunch 19 Sep 2020 12:44 am

Battery tech superstars JB Straubel of Redwood Materials, Celina Mikolajczak of Panasonic coming to TC Mobilit..

It was a trickle at first that has evolved into a slow and steady stream. Now, a wave of new electric vehicles is building, promising to deliver an unprecedented number o

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 11:45 pm

The best deals we found this week: $50 off AirPods Pro and more

This week was jam-packed with new product announcements but we also got a couple of good deals, too. Apples AirPods Pro remain at their lowest price ever only $199 and

engadget 18 Sep 2020 11:30 pm

Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to archive more of the Web

Cloudflare-enabled sites get automatic archiving through the Wayback Machine.

Ars Technica 18 Sep 2020 11:23 pm

Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Zoox, the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators that will allow it to test drive

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 11:01 pm

Samsung Galaxy M51: Best In Class Smartphone With Industry-First Features

Samsung has always delivered the best value for money products to its consumers. The Galaxy series of smartphones, across the price ranges, are known for their unparallel

Gizbot 18 Sep 2020 10:59 pm

Amid layoffs and allegations of fraud, the FBI has arrested NS8s CEO following its $100+ million summer financ..

The tagline from todays announcement from the United States Attorneys office for the Southern District of New York says it all: Adam Rogas Allegedly Raised $123 Million f

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 10:59 pm

The stages of traditional fundraising

What you think when you hear seed funding and A rounds might be different from what investors think. You both need to be on the same page as you move forward.

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 10:59 pm

'Cyberpunk 2077' won't require a high-end gaming rig

In the latest edition of Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077. The good news is you wont need a high-end gamin

engadget 18 Sep 2020 10:48 pm

Trumps TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences

The larger issues around Chinas technological rise arent going away.

WIRED 18 Sep 2020 10:31 pm

How the NSA is disrupting foreign hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine research

The headlines arent always kind to the National Security Agency, a spy agency that operates almost entirely in the shadows. But a year ago, the NSA launched its new Cyber

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 10:25 pm

The latest Chromecast leak shows remote in full detail

Google is planning to reveal its new Chromecast at a big hardware event on September 30th. Thanks to one insider, weve already learned what the new dongle will look like.

engadget 18 Sep 2020 10:21 pm

Instagram CEO, ACLU slam TikTok and WeChat app bans for putting US freedoms into the balance

As people begin to process the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing how it plans, on grounds of national security, to shut down TikTok and WeChat

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 10:20 pm

The 8th-generation iPad is already $30 off at Walmart

Yes, you read that correctly. Apples new 8th-generation iPad is discounted to $299 at Walmart just a couple of days after being announced. Earlier this week, Apple reveal

engadget 18 Sep 2020 10:14 pm

Chime adds $485M at a $14.5B valuation, claims EBITDA profitability

In the midst of IPO week we have to add another name to our future debuts list, namely Chime, which announced a huge new round of capital today. The $485 million Series F

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 10:12 pm

Its game on as Unity begins trading

Unity Software, which sells a game development toolkit primarily for mobile phone app developers, raised $1.3 billion in its initial public offering. The company, which w

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 9:40 pm

Humans reached Saudi Arabia at least 120,000 years ago

The footprints appear alongside tracks from a herd of Pleistocene elephants.

Ars Technica 18 Sep 2020 9:39 pm

DC Universe will become a comics-only service on January 21st

DC Comics plans to relaunch its streaming service DC Universe as DC Universe Infinite, a comics-only subscription service. Since 2018, DC fans have been able to access co

engadget 18 Sep 2020 9:34 pm

Outschool, newly profitable, raises a $45M Series B for virtual small group classes

Outschool, which started in 2015 as a platform for homeschooled students to bolster their extracurricular activities, has dramatically widened its customer base since the

TechCrunch 18 Sep 2020 9:30 pm

Dune Is a Hard Book to Adapt

Anyone who's seen David Lynch's 1984 film knows Frank Herbert's book doesn't translate easily to the screen.

WIRED 18 Sep 2020 9:30 pm

The Progressive Case for a TikTok Sale

A principled, hands-off approach to the internet was easier to defend in the 1990s. Today it makes no sense.

WIRED 18 Sep 2020 8:59 pm