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Musk made some big promises at Teslas highly anticipated Battery Day. But a prototype never made an appearance, and it was unclear what Tesla had actually achieved.
A little more than a year ago, during Teslas 2019 shareholders meeting, CEO Elon Musk said the company might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric veh
The Tesla Battery Day presentation is under way, and CEO Elon Musk has shown off a number of changes the company is making that he says can halve the cost per kWh of buil
Tesla held its Battery Day event on Tuesday to discuss a variety of innovations it has developed and is pursuing in battery technology for its vehicles. At the event, Tes
TransferWise, a European fintech unicorn, announced the financial results of its fiscal year ending March, 2020. The company posted strong growth, continued profit and ne
Caura, a new U.K. startup that aims to take the hassle out of car ownership, is breaking cover today. Founded by Sai Lakshmi, who previously co-founded Echo, the medicati
To cap off the Battery Day unveiling, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed video of the long-hinted-at Plaid version of a Model S sedan. Back in 2019 Tesla showed video of a triple
Tesla has fundamentally redesigned the way that its battery packs integrate into their vehicles, turning them into structural elements of the car, rather than just fuel s
Arlo is adding two new models to its affordable Essential series of security cameras, the Essential XL Spotlight Camera and Essential Camera. The highlight of the former
The manufacturing process would require minimal energy and no specialized equipment.
Microsoft takes on Twilio, Google launches a work-tracking tool and Mirakl raises $300 million. This is your Daily Crunch for September 22, 2020. The big story: Microsoft
With the most uncertain election in modern American history fast approaching, social networks are doing a final big push to get their users registered to vote. The effort
More lithium-ion is the highlight of this plug-in sedan's midlife refresh.
The Miami-based startup Papa has raised an additional $18 million as it looks to expand its business connecting elderly Americans and families with physical and virtual c
Some researchers expect the death toll to reach 378,000 by the end of the year.
This Gillmor Gang episode is as much about what we didnt talk about as what we did. In the run up to the recording session, we somehow suspected wed talk about Apples vir
Carnegie Mellon University and spin-off space startup Astrobotic are developing a robotic rover to look for water on the moon, and the little bot just passed the crucial
Facebook has taken down a network of fake accounts that were run out of China and posted about US politics, the company disclosed Tuesday.As CNET points out, Facebook has
Facebook removed two networks of fake accounts spreading government propaganda on the platform Tuesday, one originating in China and one in the Philippines. In its latest
The excitement around the ability to customize your iPhone homescreen following the release of iOS 14 has been paying off for Pinterest. According to new third-party esti
Extent dropped to 3.74 million square kilometers on September 15.
As part of its 2021 plans, SXSW will host an online festival that will attempt to replicate the best features of its annual conference in Austin, Texas. SXSW Online will
For the most part, though, it's the same old Watch.
Expect the Pixel 5, Nest Audio, and a merger of Android TV and Chromecast.
Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming up to encourage more developers to make their apps compatible with Windows on Snapdragon. The companies announced a new App Assure prog
Millions of homes have voice-enabled devices, but when was the last time you heard a piece of synthesized speech longer than a handful of seconds? WellSaid Labs has pushe
After it was delayed earlier in the year, Prime Day 2020 will kick off partway through next month, according to The Verge. The website says it obtained an internal Amazon
Earlier this year, we launched The TechCrunch List, a carefully curated group of VCs who lead rounds recommended by thousands of founders for their acumen and friendlines
Where tech has succeeded in creating of hundreds of thousands of independent contractor positions, it also has to lead the way in reimagining how we may treat them and re
Walmart is starting to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests by drone. A trial got underway in North Las Vegas today and the deliveries will expand to Cheektowaga, New York earl
Google will soon discontinue paid extensions for its Chrome browser. The company had previously temporarily disabled the feature but now plans to make the change permanen
Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch media and advertising reporter Anthony Ha sat down with Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun and The Shade Room CEO Angelica Nwandu to ch
Facebook has become the latest tech giant to say its executives are planning for some of the worst case scenarios after the 2020 presidential election. During an intervie
The question of how policymakers should respond to the power of big tech didnt get a great deal of airtime at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, despite a number of investigat
French startup Mirakl has raised a $300 million funding round at a $1.5 billion valuation the company is now a unicorn. Mirakl helps you launch and manage a marketplace
Operation Disruptor is an unprecedented international law enforcement effort, stemming from last years seizure of a popular underground bazaar called Wall Street Market.
Rocket League is going free-to-play on Wednesday, and Psyonix and Epic Games are marking the occasion with a crossover with the publishers other big free-to-play title, F
OnePlus Nord arrived as the company's new mid-range smartphone series a few months ago. The company is already said to be working on two new models in this series which m
As part of National Voter Registration Day, Twitter is rolling out new tools to connect US users with voter registration resources. The platform says this is its biggest
Google may be the target of the biggest antitrust suit in 20 years.
Microsofts big changes to Outlook dont end with an updated iOS app Outlooks Mac version will also get a major facelift in October, just in time for Apples macOS Big Sur
Microsoft announced a slew of updates for Microsoft Teams meetings at Ignite, including more Together Mode scenes, custom layouts, breakout rooms and automated recaps. Th
At least $35 billion needed for success.
Microsofts revamped, Chromium-powered Edge browser will finally arrive on Linux next month but only as a developer preview, the company announced today. Youll be able to
Microsofts 85-inch Surface Hub 2S will begin shipping in January, the company announced today. Pre-orders for the giant, $22,000 collaborative display are now open in the
More than seven years after Amazon began its e-commerce operations in India, and two years after its shopping service added support for Hindi, the most popular language i
As part of the slew of news from its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced some changes coming to its Outlook app for iOS and Android. Voice controls are getting e
Did Microsoft pay $7.5 billion just to start making PS5 games?
Dont let budget woes keep you from participating in TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on October 6-7. Were dedicated to making this event accessible to as many members of the mo
Over the past four years or so, HMD has carved out a nice little niche for itself with its Nokia-branded handsets. The instant name recognition of a legacy brand was a ni
The Wests 2020 fire season has been absolutely brutal, with more than 7,600 blazes spreading the length of coast, killing 35 people and charring 3.1 million acres to date
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the way a number of companies have had to do business. For the event discovery startup, IRL, it meant pivoting into the virtual events spac
Two years ago, Bose released its first Sleepbuds. The pricey earbuds were meant to promote a good nights sleep by covering background noise (ie snoring) and relaxing user
Sleep is tough to come by even when there isnt a pandemic raging. Even when it doesnt feel like the world is coming apart at the seams every damn day. Boses original Slee
HubSpot, the Boston firm that made its name by helping to define the in-bound marketing concept, sees a pandemic landscape thats changing the way companies sell, forcing
Mailchimp may have started out as an easy to use newsletter tool, but that was almost 20 years ago. Todays company still does email, but at its core, it is now a marketin
Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Communication Services, a new set of features in its cloud that enable developers to add voice and video calling, chat, text
Microsoft Azure offers developers access to more data center regions than its competitors, but it was late to the game of offering different availability zones in those r
Microsoft today launched a major update to its Arc multi-cloud service that allows Azure customers to run and manage workloads across clouds including those of Microsoft
Cortana may have failed as a virtual assistant for consumers, but Microsoft is still betting on it (or at least its brand) for business use cases, now that it has rebrand
You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney+ content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, youll have to link your
Unsurprisingly, Teams has become a major focus for Microsoft during the COVID-19 pandemic and so its no surprise that the company is using its annual Ignite IT conference
At its (virtual) Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Orbital, a new service that is meant to give satellite operators a complete platform to
Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired Softomotive, a player in the low-code robotic process automation space with a focus on Windows. Today, at its Ignite conference, the
Razer is moving deeper into wireless territory. It has released its first major collection of wireless gaming accessories. The lineup includes versions of some of Razers
At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced a number of new features for the Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the companys unified platform for managing and securing d
Microsofts Edge browser is coming to Linux, starting with the Dev channel. The first of these previews will go live in October. When Microsoft announced that it would swi
OnePlus recently confirmed that the next flagship smartphone -- the OnePlus 8T will launch on October 14. Now, the smartphone has been briefly listed on Amazon, revealing
Teslas battery day is here after months of tweets and teasers from the companys CEO Elon Musk. And while the battery day portion will certainly provide plenty of news and
TikToks surging popularity has resulted in more video takedowns. The companys latest transparency report states that it removed 104 million clips during the first six mon
Apple is trying something new with its Watch Series 6. The new device comes with the option of clasp-less bands -- either the silicon Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop. But
Amazon teamed up with Echelon to build and sell the Prime Bike. The $500 exercise bike is a virtual clone of the $1900 Peloton bike minus the screen even the color schem
Blue Origin just announced the timing of its next rocket launch and its surprisingly soon, in just two days on Thursday, September 24. The launch of Blue Origins New She
Rather than looking at your sales function as a cutaway expense, you can use this period to reset, build a best-in-class sales team, and form a revamped go-to-market stra
I first spent time with the Royole Flexpai at a TechCrunch event in China back in 2018. The devices was exciting. It was the first commercially released foldable, after a
The economics of cheaper batteriesand why they're good news for the planet.
Trying to outflank competition from neo banks and other potential challengers, two of Brazils largest financial services institutions, Bradesco and Ita Unibanco, have inv
Tech that powers physical spaces is in the midst of a growth spurt. One company in the mix, Latch, is today announcing the next phase of the company with the launch of La
Willow, the startup company making a new, wearable, breast pump for women, is capping off a frenetic 2020 with $55 million in fresh funding as it looks to expand its prod
Work has begun to build a new particle accelerator at the Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory at Upton, Long Island. The new facility will form the backb
New Xbox preorders go live today. Here's what to know and where to get one.
Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 750G, a 5G-capable processor designed for mid-range smartphones rather than higher-tier devices that might use the Snapdragon 765G. T
No-code and low-code software have become increasingly popular ways for companies especially those that dont count technology as part of their DNA to bring in more upda
Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies,
In-space manufacturing company Made In Space is pushing the envelope on what can, well, be made in space with its next mission which is set to launch aboard a Northrop G
You've probably seen Fitbit and Apple share stories about how their smartwatches have saved lives. Anecdotes about users who discovered heart irregularities or final
Realme recently announced the Realme 7-series smartphones in India along with some exciting lifestyle products. Among various products, the M1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush c
Morgan Beller, who is a co-creator of the proposed Libra digital currency, along with Facebook vice presidents David Marcus and Kevin Weil, has left the company to become
When it comes to streaming, a well lit room can often make the difference when engaging with a community. Elgato has been developing its livestream lighting range for a w
Jabras Elite 75t may be the best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now, but they dont have active noise cancellation (ANC). The buds do offer a host of attractive f