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Magnetic Minerals May Have Given Life Its Molecular Asymmetry
By Yasemin Saplakoglu | |
Naaman and his team discovered that chiral molecules filter electrons
Where’s the innovation in induction kitchens?
By Tim De Chant | |
Flip through a random slideshow on Architectural Digest, and chances
Best Gear and Tips to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter (2023)
By Matt Jancer | |
It has a thermostat, simple controls, and safety features, such
How founders can find events that are actually worth it
By Rebecca Szkutak | |
Events can be critical to helping founders build their company,
5 Best Nanoleaf Smart Lights (2023): Shapes, 4D Kit, and Installation Tips
By Nena Farrell | |
Here are some tips and tricks we've learned from testing
Australia Fines X for Not Providing Information on Child Abuse Content
By Kate Conger | |
Australia said on Sunday that it would fine X for
6 VCs explain how startups can capture and defend marketshare in the AI era
By Alex Wilhelm | |
You cannot escape conversations about AI no matter how far
6 Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers (2023): Budget, Luxe, Tested by Experts
By Martin Cizmar | |
There’s no such thing as the best mattress for everyone.
Wearables Track Parkinson’s Better Than Human Observation, Study Finds
By Matt Richtel | |
The NewsAn Oxford University researcher and her team showed that
EV data startup Volteras wants to bring Tesla-level control to every vehicle and charger
By Harri Weber | |
Volteras aims to be the connective tissue between electric vehicles
Here’s What Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Overhaul Means for Streaming
By Angela Watercutter | |
Trouble, it seems, is afoot in the Mouse House. Daredevil:
Amid breakup, Synapse, Evolve address allegations about how their relationship ended
By Christine Hall | |
Partnerships between organizations end all the time. Sometimes it’s amicable,
US House Republicans Had Their Phones Confiscated to Stop Leaks
By Matt Laslo | |
“It shows a structural problem,” Michael Waltz, a third-term Floridia
Why does General Catalyst want to buy a healthcare system?
By Rebecca Szkutak | |
Venture capital and healthcare startups have had a tumultuous relationship
I’m Charging My Toothbrush With Wireless Power Over Distance—and It’s a Trip
By Simon Hill | |
I used an Emporia smart plug to track the transmitter’s
More funding for defense tech?
By Anna Heim | |
Welcome to the TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s
Abandoned Farms Are a Hidden Resource for Restoring Biodiversity
By Fred Pearce | |
Southern Europe is not so different. Greece, Italy, Spain, and
How roboticists are thinking about generative AI
By Brian Heater | |
[A version of this piece first appeared in TechCrunch’s robotics
REI Co-op Cycles DRT e3.1 Electric Mountain Bike Review: Nimble E-MTB Hits the Dirt Hard
By Stephanie Pearson | |
Full disclosure: I’m a runaway fan of commuter ebikes because
Elon Musk’s X faces EU probe over handling of Israel-Gaza war
By Cat Zakrzewski | |
Comment on this storyCommentThe European Commission is investigating X’s handling
The SBF trial continues, Atlassian acquires Loom, and OpenAI explores making its own chips
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Happy Saturday, folks, and welcome to Week in Review (WiR),
The US Congress Was Targeted With Predator Spyware
The media consortium, along with security researchers from Amnesty International
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft launches, beginning first-of-its-kind mission
By Sabrina Malhi | |
Comment on this storyCommentIn a landmark event, NASA has launched
How generative AI is creeping into EV battery development
By Kirsten Korosec | |
Ten billion. That’s how many commercially procurable molecules are available
How to Get a Refund for the Tampon Tax (2023)
By Medea Giordano | |
Do you live in one of the 21 states that
Inside Israel-Gaza war propaganda, fake videos and misinformation online
By Elizabeth Dwoskin | |
Comment on this storyCommentA WhatsApp voice memo purporting to have
India-Pakistan cricket match helps Disney’s Hotstar set global streaming record
By Manish Singh | |
In India, few events garner as much attention as a
How China’s EV Boom Caught Western Car Companies Asleep at the Wheel
By Carlton Reid | |
David Tyfield, a professor of political economy at Lancaster University
Can You Hide a Child’s Face From A.I.?
By Kashmir Hill | |
There are two distinct factions of parents on TikTok: those
Palestine’s growing tech industry has been literally blown apart by the war between Israel and Hamas
By Mike Butcher | |
Gaza, despite being one of the most economically challenged regions
‘Dear David’ Is the Final Gasp of a Dying Internet
By Kate Knibbs | |
One of the most remarkable achievements in cinema is when
Microsoft Wins Critical Approval for Activision Deal by Britain’s C.M.A.
By Adam Satariano | |
British regulators on Friday gave final approval to Microsoft’s $69
Microsoft buys Activision for $69 billion as contested deal finalizes
Comment on this storyCommentAfter months of regulatory delay, Microsoft has
Trezor launches two new devices to help onboard crypto newbies
By Jacquelyn Melinek | |
Trezor, a hardware crypto wallet company, debuted two new products
NASA’s Psyche Mission Is Off to Test a Space Laser (for Communications)
By Ramin Skibba | |
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft blasted off this morning at 10:20 am
How Microsoft Turned the Tide in Its Regulatory Fight Over Activision
The first call that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, made
Ripcord, the Steve Wozniak-backed file scanning startup, is raising new cash
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Ripcord, a startup developing robots that can automatically digitize paper
Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Changes the Game
By Angela Watercutter | |
After more than 20 months and more hurdles than a
‘Xbox Wins?’ Gamers Cautiously Celebrate Microsoft Activision Deal
By Kellen Browning | |
When Microsoft announced that it was spending $69 billion to
Blue checks aren’t protecting sex workers from X’s porn crackdown
By Morgan Sung | |
When X (formerly Twitter) launched paid subscription verification, Mistress Rouge,
Rumors of a ‘Global Day of Jihad’ Have Unleashed a Dangerous Wave of Disinformation
By David Gilbert | |
Yesterday, FBI director Christopher Wray attempted to assure the Jewish
The Upshot of Microsoft’s Activision Deal: Big Tech Can Get Even Bigger
President Biden’s top antitrust officials have used novel arguments over
How long is it secure to keep your phone? Probably up to eight years.
By Shira Ovide | |
Comment on this storyCommentThis article is a preview of The
Week 2 of the Sam Bankman-Fried trial wraps up
By Karyne Levy | |
Good morning! I’m Karyne Levy, managing editor of TechCrunch+, and
This mathematician is making sense of nature’s complexity
By Elise Cutts | |
To Domokos, 61, a professor at the Budapest University of
X’s Sneaky New Ads Might Be Illegal
By Vittoria Elliott | |
Last week, Mashable reported that on X (formerly Twitter), users
Microsoft Closes $69 Billion Activision Blizzard Deal
Microsoft on Friday said it closed its $69 billion purchase
Shadow silent on data breach as hacked data appears genuine
By Carly Page | |
A data breach at French cloud gaming provider Shadow may
The Download: a new brain atlas, and using maths to make sense of nature
By Rhiannon Williams | |
Scientists have unveiled the most compete atlas of the human
Google Pixel Watch 2 Review: About Time
By Julian Chokkattu | |
I had a lot of gripes about the first-ever Pixel
Experts Worry as Facial Recognition Comes to Airports and Cruises
By Julie Weed | |
If biometric data is stolen or misused, travelers don’t have
AI voice clones are all over social media, and they’re hard to detect
By Pranshu Verma, Will Oremus | |
Comment on this storyCommentDays before a pivotal national election in
Tradeshift co-founder accused of sexual assault by company, allegations he denies
By Mike Butcher | |
Tradeshift, a late-stage fintech startup that has raised over $1
Think that your plastic is being recycled? Think again.
By Douglas Main | |
Some states, though, have instituted policies that actually hinder progress.
A Groundbreaking Human Brain Cell Atlas Just Dropped
By Celia Ford | |
Today, an international team of researchers shared an extraordinarily detailed
‘A.I. Obama’ and Fake Newscasters: How A.I. Audio Is Swarming TikTok
In a slickly produced TikTok video, former President Barack Obama
Indian state government fixes website bug that revealed Aadhaar numbers and fingerprints
By Zack Whittaker | |
A security researcher says a bug on an Indian state
How AI could supercharge battery research
By Casey Crownhart | |
That massive climate bill is still on everyone’s minds over
A New Tool Helps Artists Thwart AI—With a Middle Finger
By Kate Knibbs | |
Meanwhile, bot-protection companies like DataDome have been offering services to
The 7 Best Pranks From TV and Movies
By Joe Berkowitz | |
THE EVIDENCE is overwhelming: Pranks are fun to watch. That’s
Ford’s joint EV battery venture increases wages at planned factories amid UAW strike
By Kirsten Korosec | |
Ford and its joint venture partner SK On will increase
New brain atlas offers comprehensive map of the human brain
By Cassandra Willyard | |
And the location of that complexity is surprising. Neuroscience has
SBF’s Magic Hair and Other Big Moments From the FTX Trial
By Angela Chen | |
During cross examination, defense attorney Mark Cohen continually tried to
New Laws on Kids and Social Media Are Stymied by Industry Lawsuits
By Natasha Singer | |
Last fall, California lawmakers passed a sweeping online children’s privacy
FTC sues bankrupt crypto company Voyager’s CEO over false FDIC insurance claims
By Amanda Silberling | |
After settling on Thursday with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC),
The quest for equitable climate solutions
By Casey Crownhart | |
Afterwards, Baker sat down with us for a conversation about
The Chatbots Are Now Talking to Each Other
By Will Knight | |
Lena Anderson isn’t a soccer fan, but she does spend
As Red States Curb Social Media, Did Montana’s TikTok Ban Go Too Far?
Many of the world’s largest consumer technology companies will be
23andme hack: What you can do after the data leak
By Tatum Hunter | |
Comment on this storyCommentFourteen million people have shared their genetic
The Download: the problem of plastic, and how AI could boost batteries
By Charlotte Jee | |
This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides
Hydro Dams Are Struggling to Handle the World’s Intensifying Weather
By Saqib Rahim | |
For BC Hydro, which serves 95 percent of British Columbia’s
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Closest Friends Become His Foes in Courtroom Clash
When Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange collapsed in November, one of
Why TikTok videos on Israel-Hamas war have drawn billions of views
By Taylor Lorenz | |
Comment on this storyCommentWhen war broke out between Israel and
A Graphic Hamas Video Donald Trump Jr. Shared on X Is Actually Real, Research Confirms
By David Gilbert | |
Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump Jr. posted a graphic video to
Energy Firms, Green Groups and Others Reach Deal on Solar Farms
By Ivan Penn | |
Solar developers, environmentalists, farming groups and tribal organizations said on
10 Minute School aims to democratize education for Bangladeshi students
By Catherine Shu | |
Access to education in Bangladesh is filled with inequalities, say
19 Best Prime Day Espresso Machine Deals (2023)
By Jaina Grey | |
As the prophecy foretold, even death could not stop Prime
New A.I. Tool Diagnoses Brain Tumors on the Operating Table
By Benjamin Mueller | |
Once their scalpels reach the edge of a brain tumor,
In Israel-Hamas war, social media isn’t neutral
By Will Oremus, Naomi Nix | |
Comment on this storyCommentA bulldozer plowing through the fence separating
Twitch adds anti-harassment features to stop banned users from watching streams
By Morgan Sung | |
Twitch streamers can finally block banned users from watching their
Our 54 Favorite Amazon Prime Day Deals Under $50
By Nena Farrell , Gear Team | |
Prime Day is here again with deals on everything at
Smartphone Photos Are Getting Faker. Uh-Oh?
By Brian X. Chen | |
Smartphone cameras became extremely powerful over the last five years.
Former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison explains how FTX hid losses, sandbagged lenders
By Jacquelyn Melinek | |
Caroline Ellison’s testimony at Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial spread into a
The EU’s Threats to Elon Musk Are Empty, Sources Say
By Morgan Meaker | |
Penfrat is worried about political overreach—he agrees that disinformation on
How Google’s Best Take uses AI to edit your photos and fix smiles
By Geoffrey A. Fowler | |
Comment on this storyCommentAt my son’s second birthday party last
Tesla now sells $8,000 vinyl wraps, hinting at a clever Cybertruck solution
By Matt Burns | |
Model 3 and Model Y owners can now have a
The Download: gene-edited chickens, and China’s green companies
By Rhiannon Williams | |
The news: Gene editing could help prevent chickens from catching
20 Best October Prime Day Mattress Deals (2023)
By Medea Giordano, Gear Team | |
If you need a new mattress, any sales event is
Israel’s tech CEOs and venture capitalists join the war against Hamas
By Gerrit De Vynck | |
Comment on this storyCommentLast week, Or Shoval, a 29-year-old Israeli
Formant is managing data so robotics companies don’t have to
By Brian Heater | |
Ten years ago this December, Bot & Dolly became one
These Chinese companies prove green tech can be profitable
By Zeyi Yang | |
Catch up with China 1. The Wagner Group bought two
121 Absolute Best October Prime Day Deals 2023 (Day 2)
Amazon Prime Day Part II is here, and that means
SBF started a $2 billion venture fund using Alameda loans
By Rebecca Bellan | |
On January 14, 2022, former crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried tweeted:
41 Best Prime Day Apple Deals (2023)
By Brenda Stolyar | |
Discounts on Apple products are few and far between. Luckily,
The Places That Sam Bankman-Fried Left Behind
Before it all collapsed last fall, the cryptocurrency mogul Sam
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