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Snowflake launches Arctic, an open ‘mixture-of-experts’ LLM to take on DBRX, Llama 3
According to benchmark results shared by Snowflake, Arctic is already nailing enterprise tasks and outperforming existing open models with an average score of 65%.Read More
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X Plus for efficient Windows laptops with on-board AI
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon X Plus processor platform for fast Windows laptops with long battery life. Snapdragon X Plus features a 10-core Qualcomm Oryon CPU and a 45 TOPS neural…
Mark Zuckerberg says Threads has 150 million monthly active users
Meta’s Twitter/X rival Threads is growing at a stable pace. The social network now has more than 150 million monthly active users — up from 130 million in February —…
HubSpot unveils Zendesk-like updates to its Service Hub and other AI tools for SMBs
HubSpot is infusing AI into its sales and marketing platform, launching a new support agent and tools to help with customer retention.Read More
Apple releases OpenELM: small, open source AI models designed to run on-device
In terms of performance, the OpenLLM results shared by Apple show that the new models perform fairly well, especially the one with 3 billion parameters.Read More
Ubisoft appoints Cécile Russeil as EVP of Comms, DEI, HR, Legal
Ubisoft has named Cécile Russeil as its new Executive Vice President of Communications, Corporate Affairs, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Human Resources and Legal. Russeil has worked for Ubisoft for more…
Snorkel Flow update makes it easier to use enterprise data with Llama 3, Gemini AI
Snorkel Flow now supports on-premise and air-gapped access to foundation models, allowing for greater compliance and data security.Read More
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang personally delivers first DGX H200 to OpenAI
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang personally delivers the groundbreaking DGX H200 AI processor to OpenAI, heralding significant advancements in AI technology and research capabilities.Read More
Xaira, an AI drug discovery startup, launches with a massive $1B, says it’s ‘ready’ to start developing drugs
Advances in generative AI have taken the tech world by storm. Biotech investors are making a big bet that similar computational methods could revolutionize drug discovery. On Tuesday, ARCH…
Cohere releases toolkit to accelerate generative AI app development in the enterprise
Cohere's new developer toolkit is an open-source repository to build retrieval-augmented generation AI apps, reducing time to market to days.Read More
Nvidia to purchase Run:ai for $700M, further asserting its dominance in the AI stack
Nvidia plans to acquire Run:ai, a Kubernetes-based software provider that helps optimize AI apps and workloads on GPUs.Read More
AutoAlign spins off from Armilla, launches AI security platform ‘Sidecar’
AutoAlign, an AI security solutions provider, spins off from Armilla, launches 'Sidecar' platform, and partners with KPMG to operationalize responsible AI practices for enterprises.Read More
Designing for the future of business and tech: Tailor Brands and Dotz take charge
CONTRIBUTOR CONTENT: Innovation serves as a key ingredient in designing the future and shaping the world humanity inhabits. It stands as the driving force behind progress, continually pushing boundaries and…
Amplifier emerges from stealth to orchestrate AI-driven ‘self-healing’ security for enterprises
Amplifier's approach can easily enable companies to maximize the value of their existing security stack and amplify their security posture and culture to levels not achievable in the past.Read More
IBM moves deeper into hybrid cloud management with $6.4B HashiCorp acquisition
IBM wisely gravitated away from trying to be a pure cloud infrastructure vendor years ago, recognizing that it could never compete with the big three: Amazon, Microsoft and Google. It…
DeepMind researchers discover impressive learning capabilities in long-context LLMs
In their study, the DeepMind researchers investigated how many-shot ICL affects the performance of LLMs in downstream tasks.Read More
Adobe’s next big project is an AI that can upscale low-res video to 8x its original quality
A group of Adobe researchers recently published a paper on a new generative AI model called VideoGigaGAN and we believe it may launch on a future product. What it does…
Rabbit’s R1 is a little AI gadget that grows on you
If there’s one overarching takeaway from last night’s Rabbit R1 launch event, it’s this: Hardware can be fun again. After a decade of unquestioned smartphone dominance, there is, once…
India’s JioCinema launches Rs 29 premium tier featuring ad-free, 4K viewing
JioCinema introduced a new monthly subscription plan on Thursday, with the lowest tier costing just 35 cents. The revamp in the pricing strategy comes as the market-leading service seeks to…
Radical thinks the time has come for solar-powered, high-altitude autonomous aircraft
Though many eyes are on space as orbit develops into a thriving business ecosystem, Radical is keeping things a little closer to the ground — but not too close. Its…
Block lets Square merchants convert a part of their daily sales to bitcoin
Block, the company behind Square, Cash App and other services, announced a new program today allowing merchants using Square’s solutions to convert a percentage of their daily sales to bitcoin.…
Fintech gaming startup Sanlo’s webshop tool could help developers avoid costly app store fees
Sanlo, a fintech startup that helps gaming companies manage finances, announced Wednesday the closed beta launch of its webshop tool, giving select game developers and studios a plug-and-play solution that…
WhatsApp adds global support for passkeys on iOS
WhatsApp is introducing support for passkey verification on iOS, removing the need for users to deal with SMS one-time passcodes. The iOS launch comes six months after WhatsApp introduced passkey…
AI Explorer could revolutionize Windows 11, but can your PC run it? Here’s how to check
Microsoft is going full speed ahead with its upcoming Windows 11 update 24H2, also known as Hudson Valley. It's bringing more artificial intelligence (AI) features to the operating system, including…
Reddit is making it easier to navigate conversations on its mobile apps
Reddit is rolling out a few new updates to its iOS and Android apps to make it easier for people to locate and take part in conversations on the platform.…
Seed-stage firm Eniac Ventures raises $220M across two funds
Eniac Ventures has closed two funds totaling $220 million, the seed-stage firm shared exclusively with TechCrunch. New York-based Eniac has raised $60 million for Select 1, the firm’s…
Dripos raises $11M Series A to replace Square, Toast and 8 other pieces of software
Small coffee shops that relied on foot traffic were thrown for a loop when the global pandemic kept people in their homes. That’s when many coffee shop owners turned to…
Biden signs bill that would ban TikTok if ByteDance fails to sell the app
President Biden has signed a bill that would ban TikTok if its owner, ByteDance, doesn’t sell it within a year. The bill includes aid for Ukraine and Israel. U.S. Senators…
A huge Meta AI update finally arrives on Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses… for some
After months of waiting the moment is here: Meta AI features have arrived on the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses for everyone – well, everyone in the US and Canada, for…
Anon is building an automated authentication layer for the gen AI age
As the notion of the AI agent begins to take hold, and more tasks will be completed without a human involved, it is going to require a new kind of…
Security bugs in a popular phone-tracking app exposed users’ precise locations
Last week when a security researcher said he could easily obtain the precise location from any one of the millions of users of a widely used phone-tracking app, we…
Google Maps is getting a new update that’ll help you discover hidden gems in your area thanks to AI – and I can’t wait to try it out
It looks like Google Maps is getting a cool new feature that’ll make use of generative AI to help you explore your town - grouping different locations to make it…
Spotify submits a new update to Apple with pricing information for EU users
Spotify said today that it has submitted a new version of its app for EU users with pricing information and basic site information. Critically, the version doesn’t contain the link…
Former Magic Leapers launch a platform for AR experiences
When Trace’s future co-founders Greg Tran, Martin Smith and Sean Couture joined Magic Leap in Spring/Summer 2015, it was about as hot as startups come. After years of secrecy, the…
SurferSEO review: a comprehensive optimization solution for your business
Having a solid online presence has become essential for businesses to succeed. One effective way to achieve that is using search engine optimization (SEO) tools that help your website appear…
Hinge adds a way to mute requests containing words you specify
Hinge is adding a “Hidden Words” feature to its app, which will filter out likes with comments containing those phrases or words. It pretty much works like a mute filter…
UK probes Amazon and Microsoft over AI partnerships with Mistral, Anthropic, and Inflection
The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching preliminary enquiries into whether the close-knit tie-ups and hiring practices involving Microsoft, Amazon and a trio of AI startup falls within…
Bad news, Windows 11 users: ads are coming to the Start menu, but there’s something you can do about it
Microsoft seems intent on pushing its luck with its users, as it’s just released an optional Windows 11 update (KB5036980) which adds yet more adverts to the Start Menu -…
India’s central bank cracks down on Kotak Mahindra Bank over IT, risk management lapses
India’s central bank on Wednesday ordered Kotak Mahindra Bank to immediately cease onboarding new customers through its online and mobile banking channels, and to stop issuing fresh credit cards, citing…
Parloa, a conversational AI platform for customer service, raises $66M
Conversational AI platform Parloa has nabbed $66 million in a Series B round of funding, a year after the German startup raised $21 million from a swathe of European investors…
Madica, a program by Flourish Ventures, steps up pre-seed investing in Africa
Madica, an investment program launched by US-based investor Flourish Ventures to back pre-seed startups in Africa, plans to invest in up to 10 ventures by the end of the year,…
French startup FlexAI exits stealth with $30M to ease access to AI compute
A French startup has raised a hefty seed investment to “rearchitect compute infrastructure” for developers wanting to build and train AI applications more efficiently. FlexAI, as the company is…
Image site Abload going offline reminds me of how much online content we’ve permanently lost
In a devastating blog post, image-uploading site Abload announced that it would be permanently shutting down its website by June 30, 2024. Abload, which has been around as a free…
The next Pipedrive in sales execution, Salesforge secures $500K in pre-seed fudning to build a future-proof AI co-pilot in B2B sales
CONTRIBUTOR CONTENT: Salesforge, an AI-copilot for sales execution, has raised $500K from BADideas.fund, Spring Capital, Fiedler Capital and super angel Maciej Zawadzinski, supercharging the team’s ambition to redefine the landscape…
Gemini’s next evolution could let you use the AI while you browse the internet
Gemini may receive a big update on mobile in the near future where it’ll gain several new features including a text box overlay. Details of the upgrade come from industry…
Google-backed Glance pilots Android lockscreen platform in US
Glance, which operates a lockscreen platform targetting Android smartphones, is setting its sights on the U.S. market. The Indian startup recently commenced a pilot program in partnership with Motorola and…
Senate passes a bill forcing TikTok to face a ban if ByteDance doesn’t sell it
The Senate passed a bill, included with the foreign aid package, that will ban TikTok if its owner, ByteDance, doesn’t sell it within a year. Senators passed the bill 79-18…
The all-electric Mercedes G-Class ratchets up the tech and off-road capability
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class — the rugged off-road powerhouse that launched in 1979 and has since become a brutalist status symbol — has gone electric. This is, in many ways,…
Speechless hybrid AI license gives voice actors more control over AI clones
Speechless, which makes the voice actor database and asset management system, is giving actors more control over their AI counterparts.Read More
Tredence’s GenAI platform attracts top clients, fuels enterprise AI adoption
Tredence launches GenAI-as-a-Service platform, empowering enterprises to harness generative AI with reduced costs, improved efficiency, and responsible AI governance.Read More
William Shatner faces backlash for using AI art cover on new music album
He may not be playing Captain Kirk anymore, but Shatner clearly retains some of Kirk's unflinching and combative spirit.Read More
Earn Alliance launches Challenges to help with Web3 game discovery
Earn Alliance, the Web3 game aggregator and discovery platform, has launched a new discovery tool dubbed Challenges.Read More
How two best friends leveraged technology to turn a legacy industry upside down
CONTRIBUTOR CONTENT: Travel insurance has an extensive history, with James G. Batterson generally attributed to introducing travelers’ insurance to the United States in the 1860s. Needless to say, travel insurance…
Safe in Our World announces Mental Health Game Devs Champions event
Safe in Our World announced the inaugural Mental Health Game Devs Champions event, for devs to create a game about mental health.Read More
Klang takes an ethical approach to AI in its Seed society simulator
Klang, the creator of an ambitious new online game world, said it will use an ethical approach to AI use in building society simulator Seed. Klang said there is no…
OpenAI shrugs off Meta’s Llama 3 ascent with new enterprise AI features
OpenAI, is shrugging off the rise of nearly equally powered open source rivals by introducing new enterprise-grade features.Read More
Infinite Reality buys Drone Racing League for $250M
Infinite Reality, a creator of virtual, AI-powered immersive experiences, signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Drone Racing League for $250 million. The acquisition bolsters Infinite Reality‘s capabilities and IP,…
Meta’s massive OS announcement is more exciting than a Meta Quest 4 reveal, and VR will never be the same again
Meta has announced that its Meta Horizon OS will no longer be exclusive to its Quest headsets (such as the incredible Meta Quest 3), and this might be the most…
Thunes acquires Tilia payments firm from Second Life owner Linden Research
Thunes announced it has a definite agreement to acquire Tilia from Second Life owner Linden Research for an undisclosed price.Read More
Korean streaming platform CHZZK surges as Twitch shuts down | StreamElements
Twitch shut down in South Korea and two games livestreaming platforms - AfreecaTV's SOOP and CHZZK - are vying for its former users.Read More
Apple could be playing it smart by waiting for its M4 chips before releasing a new Mac mini
Just recently Apple launched the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models, which are outfitted with the latest M3 chips. However, it seems that the tech giant plans on skipping…
Perplexity hits unicorn status with $63M investment, launches secure AI enterprise search
Perplexity said multiple leading enterprises, including Zoom, HP and Databricks, are already using its new Enterprise Pro plan.Read More
Tesla launches new Model 3 Performance variant to rev up demand
Tesla has officially revealed a new Performance variant of the recently-refreshed Model 3 sedan as the company looks to fight off receding demand. The new version of the Model 3,…
Microsoft strips Windows 11’s Control Panel of another tool – is the writing on the wall?
The sun continues to set on the iconic Windows Control Panel, as another key part, the Fonts page, makes its way to the Settings app instead. The Control Panel isn’t…
X is launching a TV app for videos ‘soon’
X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is launching a dedicated TV app for videos uploaded to the social network soon. X CEO Linda Yaccarino announced on Tuesday that the…
Microsoft could add yet another advert into Windows 11 – and users are running out of patience
Microsoft could test its customers' tolerance for ads in Windows 11 once again, as Windows Insiders have spotted yet another advert in an early version of the operating system that's…
Exclusive: Brev.dev joins forces with Akash Network to offer on-demand GPUs for AI developers
Brev.dev partners with Akash Network to provide AI developers with on-demand access to decentralized GPU resources, revolutionizing AI development and democratizing access to high-performance computing.Read More
Fisker plans more layoffs as cash dwindles and bankruptcy looms
Fisker says it’s planning more layoffs less than two months after cutting 15% of its workforce, as the EV startup scrambles to raise cash to stay alive. Fisker expects to…
Mabl launches an AI-powered low-code mobile app testing service
Mabl unveils a testing service that uses AI and requires little coding knowledge to help ensure quality mobile enterprise apps are delivered.Read More
Amazon Bedrock continues to lay down generative AI foundation for the cloud
Amazon Bedrock update brings new custom model and guardrails capabilities to help deploy and secure generative AI in the cloud.Read More
Microsoft Phi-3: Tiny language model, huge implications for enterprise AI adoption
Microsoft unveils Phi 3, a groundbreaking 3 billion parameter language model that packs vast AI capabilities into a compact size, making advanced AI more accessible and cost-effective for businesses across…
With Easel, ex-Snap researchers are building the next-generation Bitmoji thanks to AI
Easel is a new startup that sits at the intersection of the generative AI and social trends, founded by two former employees at Snap. The company has been working on…
Ray Ban’s Meta Glasses now let you listen to Apple Music with voice controls for maximum nerd points
The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses are still waiting on their big AI update – which is set to bring features like ‘Look and Ask’ out of the exclusive beta and…
Bump raises $3 million seed to help creators manage finances
James Jones’ father was an engineer. He was also a musician and a preacher, performing at churches along the East Coast. Jones, an entertainment lawyer, noticed his father often worried…
Two widow founders launch DayNew, a social platform for people dealing with grief and trauma
After losing their husbands in devastating and unexpected ways, Karine Nissim and Eloise Bune D’Agostino discovered there were no suitable places where people could go to face all the challenges…
Amazon launches a new grocery delivery subscription in the U.S
Amazon said today that it has launched a new grocery delivery subscription for Prime Members and customers with an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) in the U.S. across 3,500 cities and…
Adobe launches Firefly 3 with full AI image generation in Photoshop
Adobe is putting the image generation capabilities of its newly unveiled Firefly Image 3 AI model directly into Photoshop.Read More
Adobe claims its new image generation model is its best yet
Firefly, Adobe’s family of generative AI models, doesn’t have the best reputation among creatives. The Firefly image generation model in particular has been derided as underwhelming and flawed compared to…
Meta Quest’s software is coming to new Asus ROG and Lenovo headsets
It’s a big day for Quest users. Meta has announced it’s giving third-party companies open access to its headsets' operating system to expand the technology. The tech giant wants developers…
Rivian targets gas-powered Ford and Toyota trucks and SUVs with $5,000 ‘electric upgrade’ discount
Rivian is offering discounts up to $5,000 on its EVs — and a year of free charging — to customers willing to trade in their gas-powered trucks and SUVs. The…
More than half of US has tried generative AI according to Adobe Analytics
41% of Americans now expect brands to use gen AI to enhance customer service, with 58% saying online shopping has improved as a result.Read More
TechCrunch Space: Engineering the future
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. Don’t worry — we’ll be diving into the Mars Sample Return news shortly. Want to reach out with a tip? Email Aria at…
Cirrus by Panasonic 2.0 enables connected car intelligence
At ITS America, Panasonic announced the launch of its new Cirrus by Panasonic platform: Cirrus 2.0, an expanded, seamlessly integrated approach for managing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) ecosystems. Panasonic’s Cirrus platform offers…
Valheim players can now try out the new Ashlands biome
Ashlands, the newest biome in Iron Gate’s Valheim, is now available through the game’s public testing branch on PC.Read More
If all kernel bugs are security bugs, how do you keep your Linux safe?
Penguins need their sleep, but Linux admins must never rest. Martin Harvey/Getty Images Want to know what's happening with Linux kernel development? Subscribe to the Linux Kernel Mailing List.…
Meta’s Horizon OS will power VR hardware from Asus, Lenovo, Microsoft
The move to broaden the number of devices offering the software makes a lot of sense — if Meta is intent on making it successful .Read More
Alethea AI launches emotive and expressive AI avatars on Coinbase blockchain
Alethea AI launched its emotive and expressive AIs on Coinbase’s BASE blockchain to bring AI agents to consumers and businesses.Read More
OpenAI’s new Sora video is an FPV drone ride through the strangest TED Talk you’ve ever seen – and I need to lie down
OpenAI's new Sora text-to-video generation tool won't be publicly available until later this year, but in the meantime it's serving up some tantalizing glimpses of what it can do –…
Meta opens Horizon OS to third party headsets, shifting XR strategy
Meta has announced plans to open up its Meta Horizon OS ecosystem for third party mixed reality device developers.Read More
Confronting the ethical issues of human-like AI
As AI becomes indistinguishable from humans, tech leaders must confront urgent ethical issues around transparency, trust and unintended harm.Read More
Google’s Gemini AI app could soon let you sync and control your favorite music streaming service
Google's latest AI experiment, Gemini, is about to get a whole lot more useful thanks to support for third-party music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. This new development…
‘Send now, pay later’ startup Pomelo lands $35M Series A from secretive Vy Capital, Founders Fund
Pomelo, a startup that combines international money transfer with credit, has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Dubai venture firm Vy Capital, TechCrunch has exclusively learned.…
Informatica makes a point to say it’s not for sale — to Salesforce or anyone else
Nothing gets us going like a big M&A rumor, and history has shown where there’s smoke there has often been fire, but that’s not always the case. Last week the…
Meta opens Quest OS to third-party headset makers, taps Lenovo and Xbox as partners
Meta Horizon OS, the mixed reality operating system that powers Meta Quest headsets can now be used by third-party device makers, the company announced on Monday. The strategic move comes…
Clarity Pediatrics raises $10M for treating ADHD and other chronic childhood conditions
Raising young kids who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, ADHD can be challenging. Some children with this condition may have difficulties completing school work or grow…
Google might have a new AI-powered password-generating trick up its sleeve – but can Gemini keep your secrets safe?
If you’ve been using Google Chrome for the past few years, you may have noticed that whenever you’ve had to think up a new password, or change your existing one,…
Exclusive: General Galactic emerges from stealth to make methane from carbon dioxide
Plenty of products benefit from tight integration, where companies design and sometimes build key components of a product in-house: Apple and its custom microprocessors and Tesla and its Superchargers are…
Xterio teams with BNB Chain to take Web3 games to new L2 blockchain
Xterio, a Web3 gaming publisher, has teamed up with BNB Chain to take itsgamesto a new gaming-focused Layer 2 blockchain.Read More
Triplebar, the biotech firm solving the global food and drug supply issues of tomorrow
Triplebar uses advanced technology to speed the production of more sustainable foods and create medicines to help solve urgent issues.Read More
David Capablanca talks short selling in the crypto world: Opportunities and challenges
CONTRIBUTOR CONTENT: Even for experienced traders, short selling is a notoriously difficult segment of the market. No one understands that better than David Capablanca, an architect turned verified 7-figure short…
Mood.camera is an iOS app that feels like using a retro analog camera
Phone cameras have evolved a lot, with image processing becoming increasingly important and granular controls to help users tweak their images. Despite that, many people are still fond of old-school…
Microsoft’s VASA-1 AI video generation system can make lifelike avatars that speak volumes from a single photo
AI-generated video is already a reality, and now another player has joined the fray: Microsoft. Apparently, the tech giant has developed a generative AI system that can whip up realistic…
Windows 11 on ARM gets a major browser – another hint of Microsoft’s big plans for AI PCs
Vivaldi has produced a native version of its popular browser for Arm-based PCs, those who run Windows 11 on Arm will doubtless be pleased to hear. As is usual for…
Embracer Group will split into 3 publicly traded companies
Embracer Group has raised new financing and it will break itself into three publicly traded game companies.Read More
Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser, starts an affiliate link program
Tree planting search engine Ecosia launched a new cross-platform browser today to increase its online footprint. The new browser, available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, is built on top…
Peak XV’s Piyush Gupta leaves firm to start own secondary-focused VC fund
Piyush Gupta, one of the operating leaders at Peak XV Partners, is leaving the firm at the end of this month to start his own fund, four people familiar with…
Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends
It’s not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they’re seeing…
TikTok Shop expands its secondhand luxury fashion offering to the UK
TikTok Shop, TikTok’s social commerce marketplace, is launching a secondhand luxury category in the U.K., putting it in closer competition with The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Depop, Poshmark, and Mercari, among…
OpenAI or DIY? Unveiling the true cost of self-hosting LLMs
GUEST: You’ve proudly labeled your services as “AI-powered” by integrating LLMs. The home page of your website proudly flaunts the revolutionary impact of your AI-powered services using interactive demos and…
Tesla layoffs, Cybertruck recalls and Serve Robotics goes public
Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend…
Zynga’s Socialpoint partners with MrBeast on Top Troops in-game event
Zynga studio Socialpoint has partnered with MrBeast to create a special in-game event in the mobile RPG Top Troops.Read More
How NTT Research approaches its basic science explorations | Kazu Gomi interview
It’s still heartening to see that big companies can still invest in basic research, with much of the work done in Silicon Valley. Japanese telecommunications firm NTT announced a series of research…
How United Airlines uses AI to make flying the friendly skies a bit easier
When you board a United Airlines plane, the gate agents, flight attendants and others involved in making sure your plane leaves on time are in a chatroom coordinating a…
Fintech startup Ramp sees 32% bump in valuation, Mercury expands into consumer banking
Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech! This week, we’re looking at Ramp’s big raise and valuation jump, Mercury’s move into personal banking, Klarna’s new credit card, global funding rounds and more! To get…
Apple is exploring removable batteries for iOS devices – and I think AirPods need it most
As if to temper the cries of "but what are you doing for Sustainability Week, Tim?" across the internet, Mr. Cook's behemoth recently filed a patent for uniform battery enclosures…
This camera trades pictures for AI poetry
Have you ever stood in front of a redwood and wondered, “Wouldn’t it be great if this was poetry instead of a tree?” Neither did Joyce Kilmer. Kelin Carolyn Zhang…
Boston Dynamics unveils a new robot, controversy over MKBHD, and layoffs at Tesla
Welcome, folks, to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s weekly news recap. The weather’s getting hotter — but not quite as hot as the generative AI space, which saw a slew…
Psychological safety is key to managing security teams
Why it’s your job as a security team leader to ensure that lack of safety is limited to incidents and bad actors, not interpersonal dynamics. Read More
A key Apple app is rumored to be getting a major upgrade in macOS 15
We're set to hear much more about what's coming with macOS 15 when Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gets underway on June 10 – and one app in particular…
New owner says don’t worry about Origin Museum game items being auctioned
Sheri Graner Ray was distressed recently when she saw that someone was selling artifacts from The Origin Museum on eBay.Read More
I love my Amazon Kindle but foldable phones have convinced me its time is up – here’s why
Smartphones have replaced a truly astounding number of things in everyday life, from cameras to calculators, and alarm clocks to wallets; and, based on the current state of foldables, ereaders – such…
Why vector databases are having a moment as the AI hype cycle peaks
Vector databases are all the rage, judging by the number of startups entering the space and the investors ponying up for a piece of the pie. The proliferation of…
This Week in AI: When ‘open source’ isn’t so open
Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world…
Discord’s updated Terms of Service are exactly the wrong response to its recent data breaches
It seems that Discord has been in the news for one reason or another lately, ranging from layoffs to massive privacy breaches and information theft by third parties. And now…
Microsoft is mulling a change for widgets in Windows 11 that could prove controversial
Microsoft has deployed a new preview build of Windows 11 to the Canary channel (which is the earliest testing outlet) and it does some work on the widgets panel that…
Rise of the Ronin is the dark horse of the March 22 releases | Kaser Focus
GamesBeat's Rachel Kaser believes Team Ninja's Rise of the Ronin deserved more attention than it got on its crowded release date.Read More
Classic PlayStation and Saturn games may be coming to your iPhone next
With the advent of increased third-party support on iOS, video game emulators have rushed to the App Store to fill in the gap. The first bunch has been primarily for…
Apple’s removal of WhatsApp in China reopens debate over user freedom
The removal of WhatsApp and Threads from Apple's China App Store puts this revenue stream at risk, as it may signal further restrictions on Meta's ability to capture advertising dollars…
Why LLMs are predicting the future of compliance and risk management
Companies leading the race to integrate LLMs into compliance and risk management are using smaller, more accurate models to revamp long-held processes that defied re-engineering with robotic process automation (RPA)…
Your Android phone could have stalkerware — here’s how to remove it
Consumer-grade spyware apps that covertly and continually monitor your private messages, photos, phone calls and real-time location are a growing problem for Android users. This guide can help you…
Groq’s breakthrough AI chip achieves blistering 800 tokens per second on Meta’s LLaMA 3
Groq Inc's AI chip delivers blistering 800 tokens/sec inference on Meta's LLaMA 3 model, potentially reshaping the landscape of AI hardware.Read More
MarketForce winds down its B2B e-commerce arm
Kenyan B2B e-commerce company MarketForce is winding down its B2B e-commerce business that served informal merchants (mom-and-pop stores) after a turbulent two-year period that saw it scale down operations severely.…
Startups Weekly: Is the wind going out of the AI sails?
Welcome to Startups Weekly — your weekly recap of everything you can’t miss from the world of startups. Sign up here to get it in your…