Technology

This college student spent his summer undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

Dejian Zeng may have built your phone. Or at least worked on it, anyway.  The second-year masters of public administration student at NYU Wagner spent ...

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its ...

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body.  The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal ...

This murdered woman's Fitbit led authorities to arrest her husband

After Connie Dabate was killed in her Connecticut home, just two days before Christmas 2015, her obituary described her as “beloved wife and best friend ...

Inside the exclusive, stealthy club where future tech moguls are born

I’m at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through ...

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

 Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to ...

Oscar Health rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

 Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The ...

Lyrebird is a voice mimic for the fake news era

 A Montreal-based AI startup called Lyrebird has taken the wraps off a voice imitation algorithm that the team says can not only mimic the speech ...

Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

 Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone’s location data and video monitoring, retailers have been ...

A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

 Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of ...

WeWork launches Services Store in US, an app-like store that will offer services, community recommendations, and special offers to members (Jordan Crook/TechCrunch)

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:WeWork launches Services Store in US, an app-like store that will offer services, community recommendations, and special offers to members  —  WeWork, ...

FalseGuide botnet malware, hidden in over 40 fake game companion guides, may have infected ~2M Android devices; apps have been removed from Google Play (Gabriela Vatu/Softpedia News)

Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News:FalseGuide botnet malware, hidden in over 40 fake game companion guides, may have infected ~2M Android devices; apps have been removed ...

In setback for Uber, court denies Levandowski's request to use Fifth Amendment to prevent full disclosure of documents concerning Uber's purchase of Otto (Kate Conger/TechCrunch)

Kate Conger / TechCrunch:In setback for Uber, court denies Levandowski’s request to use Fifth Amendment to prevent full disclosure of documents concerning Uber’s purchase of ...

Palantir to pay $1.7M in back wages and other relief to settle Department of Labor suit claiming it had discriminated against Asian job applicants (Michal Lev-Ram/Fortune)

Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:Palantir to pay $1.7M in back wages and other relief to settle Department of Labor suit claiming it had discriminated against Asian ...

Samsung develops emoji/text "translator" messaging app Wemogee to help people with language disorders communicate; available April 28 on Android (Brandy Shaul/Adweek)

Brandy Shaul / Adweek:Samsung develops emoji/text “translator” messaging app Wemogee to help people with language disorders communicate; available April 28 on Android  —  Wemogee was ...

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will be brought into virtual reality

The winners of Hollywood’s growing move to virtual reality will be the hardware and software companies that strike deals with major studios, like Nokia, which ...

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages

Google just took another step in its quest of finding the next billion users in India.  The company on Tuesday announced improvements to and expansion ...

Here's how Richard could build his 'new internet' on 'Silicon Valley'

“You’ve got unlimited time and resources, you can build anything in the world you want with your compression — anything at all, what’s it gonna ...

App creator apologizes for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skin tone

The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism. According to the company, the app will “transform your face ...

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered

 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out ...

Should we be worried about the future of the U.S. Digital Service?

On April 13, the U.S. Digital Service, a unique government office most famous for salvaging Healthcare.gov, put out the welcome mat. It was a meaningful ...

Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

 Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting ...

Scrumpt now offers fresh, healthy lunches for kids

 Scrumpt, the healthy lunch for kids startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2015, recently launched lunch meal kits with fresh food. Before, ...

Dairy might have snuck into Soylent 1.8 powder, prompting recall

 Soylent, the meal replacement drink/powder that frees people from the pesky task of eating so they can “use less, do more,” has recalled its Soylent ...

Google adding TV ad inventory to DoubleClick Bid Manager, letting advertisers measure video campaigns across digital media and linear TV (Ginny Marvin/Marketing Land)

Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:Google adding TV ad inventory to DoubleClick Bid Manager, letting advertisers measure video campaigns across digital media and linear TV  —  ...

Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange

 Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, ...

Fortune Capital leads $14M series A in Shanghai-based VR headset maker Shadow Creator to expand internationally (Pan Yue/China Money Network)

Pan Yue / China Money Network:Fortune Capital leads $14M series A in Shanghai-based VR headset maker Shadow Creator to expand internationally  —  Fortune Capital has ...

Atlassian's messaging platform HipChat hacked over weekend: names, email addresses, and hashed passwords may have been exposed (Matthew Hughes/The Next Web)

Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:Atlassian’s messaging platform HipChat hacked over weekend: names, email addresses, and hashed passwords may have been exposed  —  Over the ...

Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in ...

Violin Memory, which went public in 2013, announces it has been acquired by private investment fund Quantum Partners (Chris Preimesberger/eWeek)

Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:Violin Memory, which went public in 2013, announces it has been acquired by private investment fund Quantum Partners  —  Violin will retain ...

Next Page »
Google+