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New NVIDIA Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing – TechCrunch

Google Maps adds more Waze-like features, including driving incident reports – TechCrunch

Farewell, Google Clips – TechCrunch

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws ‘unexpected error; quitting’ and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

Every angle of Volvo’s first electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

Volvo unveils its first electric car, the XC40 Recharge – TechCrunch

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

Google Nest Mini hands-on – TechCrunch

A new self-driving car startup, Inside Tesla’s V10 software, Lilium’s big round – TechCrunch

Up close with Google’s budget Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go – TechCrunch

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 ships October 24, starting at $799 – TechCrunch

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL not launching in India – TechCrunch

Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4’s software-defined camera – TechCrunch

Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 4 to shoot a new collection of photos – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event – TechCrunch

Google overhauls Nest Aware cloud recording plan – TechCrunch

Google Home Mini is now Nest Mini – TechCrunch

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Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators…

VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper) – TechCrunch

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice – TechCrunch

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled – TechCrunch

LinkedIn now supports real-world events – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches new open-source projects around Kubernetes and microservices – TechCrunch

Foursquare CEO calls on Congress to regulate the location data industry – TechCrunch

With $15M round and 100K tablets sold, reMarkable CEO wants to make tech ‘more human’ – TechCrunch

Beats brings noise-canceling to its on-ear Solo headphones – TechCrunch

Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

Apple caves to China’s App Store demands, Q3 trend outlook, more – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a solid smartwatch for Android users – TechCrunch

Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition – TechCrunch

Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama ‘Masters of Air’ – TechCrunch

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech – TechCrunch

Apple Arcade’s black box – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

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Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Pensando, an edge computing startup founded by former Cisco engineers, came out of stealth mode today with an announcement that it has raised a $145 million Series C. The company’s software and hardware technology, created…

&Open helps businesses distribute gifts to reward customer loyalty – TechCrunch

&Open helps businesses distribute gifts to reward customer loyalty – TechCrunch

&Open is a startup with an unusual name, and one that fills an unusual niche in the business world. It has built a gift giving platform, so that businesses can reward loyalty with a small…

Autify raises $2.5M seed round for its no-code software testing platform – TechCrunch

Autify raises $2.5M seed round for its no-code software testing platform – TechCrunch

Autify, a platform that makes testing web application as easy as clicking a few buttons, has raised a $2.5 million seed round from Global Brain, Salesforce Ventures, Archetype Ventures and several angels. The company, which…

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Review: 6 Android apps that track your business expenses

Review: 6 Android apps that track your business expenses

Traveling these days is a hassle, no matter why you’re going, or where — and the necessity to track your…

The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

How’s this for déjà vu? Another debt crisis is brewing in Europe. Greece needs European creditors to release cash from…

Review: Windows 10 October 2018 Update delivers modest but useful tweaks

Review: Windows 10 October 2018 Update delivers modest but useful tweaks

The big twice-a-year Windows 10 update is here … except this time, it’s not so big. The Windows 10 October…

Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s why

Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s why

More and more business leaders and Wall Street strategists are expressing their worries about what President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies…

Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

Microsoft on Monday touted the assistance it will give organizations transitioning from the soon-to-be-expired Windows 7 to its successor, Windows…

Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

At his pediatrics practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Alaa Al Nofal sees up to 10 patients a day.…

Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

Review: Bezalel’s Prelude wireless smartphone charger loses the cable

Wireless chargers, in general, offer limited convenience. Yes, it’s nice to be able to simply plop your iPhone or Android…

LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion ‘Equality’

LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion ‘Equality’

Nike says it’s time to stand up for equality in a new ad campaign. The company on Sunday launched a…

Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business

At a time when 2-in-1 tablets are coming of age in business, ultraslim laptops with traditional clamshell designs are staging…

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for “massive campaign” against fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for “massive campaign” against fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against “fake news” stories that are polluting the web.…

Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

We’ve become used to the routine: Microsoft releases one of its twice-annual Windows 10 feature updates, often delayed due to…

‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

Steven Mnuchin had a pretty good weekend. First the treasury secretary pick advanced a step closer toward confirmation on Friday.…

The most important thing to check before buying a Chromebook

The most important thing to check before buying a Chromebook

When it comes to upgrades, Chrome OS and Android couldn’t be more different. Since Chrome OS can’t be customized by…

This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

To tackle Thailand’s mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country’s plant life. Universal Biopack makes packaging that…

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

For all of its features and web-spelunking utensils, Google’s Chrome browser is curiously missing one core function: the ability to…

Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

Verizon (VZ) is bringing back an unlimited data plan. Starting Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, talk and text…

Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet | Computerworld

For putting together ideas or proposals in your work, a note-taking app can be helpful. It’s especially useful if you…

Indian rival slams Uber’s business model

Indian rival slams Uber’s business model

Uber’s top rival in India has some unsolicited advice for the U.S. startup: Go local. “They have a very cookie-cutter…

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana is one of the major additions to Windows 10 — and it’s a winner. Turn it…

Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here’s why

Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here’s why

It’s a good day for OPEC. Data published Monday by the oil cartel show its members have largely complied with…

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Google teases fully wireless Pixel Buds, arriving Spring 2020 – TechCrunch

Google teases fully wireless Pixel Buds, arriving Spring 2020 – TechCrunch

As rumored, Google just dropped a little hint about its next generation Pixel Buds. The company unveiled a pair of…

Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia will launch on November 19th – TechCrunch

Google dropped a bit of news right off the bat at this morning’s Made by Google event: Stadia, its on-demand…

Windows 10: It’s complicated | Computerworld

It was a far, far simpler time. There was just the one iPad. Iron Man was only up to 2.…

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 4 live right here – TechCrunch

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 4 live right here – TechCrunch

Google is about to unveil its new smartphone lineup, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. And if you’re an…

Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C – TechCrunch

Google has revealed its latest Titan security key — and it’s now compatible with USB-C devices. The latest Titan key…

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You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Apple’s end-to-end vision product vision extends from content consumption all the way out to content creation…

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Google’s Pixel 4 briefly went up for preorder on Best Buy Canada – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 launches next week, here’s what we expect – TechCrunch

Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

Why venture capital firms need culture experts – TechCrunch

Getting more people to open your emails – TechCrunch

A Chrome security setting you shouldn’t overlook

A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

“Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley’s competing philosophies on tech ethics with The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz – TechCrunch

Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP – TechCrunch

Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier – TechCrunch

Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop – TechCrunch

9 critical questions about Microsoft’s first Android phone

Opera’s desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection – TechCrunch

The NBA should learn from Google China – TechCrunch

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China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

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China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app – TechCrunch

Apple releases latest MacOS update – TechCrunch

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust – TechCrunch

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino – TechCrunch

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available – TechCrunch

As Sinai Ventures returns first fund, partner Jordan Fudge talks new LA focus – TechCrunch

Amid AR/VR experiments, Apple reportedly buys UK visual effects studio – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

Samsung pulls the plug on Chinese smartphone production – TechCrunch

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event – TechCrunch

Microsoft teases Neo dual-screen Surface, set to debut holiday 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft introduces Windows 10X for dual-screen devices – TechCrunch

Microsoft just announced a dual-screen Surface phone – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7 finally has USB-C, ships on October 22 – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches the ARM-based Surface Pro X – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s new wireless earbuds work with Office — no, seriously – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop arrives in 13- and 15-inch models – TechCrunch

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Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Xage is working with utilities, energy companies and manufacturers to secure their massive systems, and today…

Clari snags $60M Series D on valuation of around $500M – TechCrunch

Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal – TechCrunch

Okta wants to make every user a security ally – TechCrunch

Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates – TechCrunch

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video – TechCrunch

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior – TechCrunch

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

Annual Extra Crunch members can receive $1,000 in AWS credits – TechCrunch

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans – TechCrunch

Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again – TechCrunch

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance – TechCrunch

India’s Fyle bags $4.5M to expand its expense management platform in US, other international markets – TechCrunch

Render challenges the cloud’s biggest vendors with cheaper, managed infrastructure – TechCrunch

Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development – TechCrunch

Snaplogic raises $72M more for its enterprise data integration platform – TechCrunch

Embracing the Founder to CEO (F2C) Journey – TechCrunch

A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M superset – TechCrunch

Salesforce is building an office tower in Sydney, pledging 1000 new jobs in next five years – TechCrunch