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Hey glassholes: Apple just bought an eye-tracking company

Apple’s attempts to hide the development of secret new products by using shell companies usually works, but some clever sleuthing by one site has revealed ...

Your iPhone can now be a measuring tape, thanks to the magic of augmented reality

Apple’s new augmented reality framework will monumentally shift the way we use our phones, if the first few demos are any indication. The new ARKit ...

How to download the iOS 11 public beta right now

You can now take the next version of iOS for a test drive. Apple just delivered the first public beta for iOS 11, which adds ...

A deodorizing hanger is coming so you can officially skip laundry day

Great news, lazy people — thanks to Panasonic‘s new deodorizing hanger, you can feel slightly less guilty about skipping laundry day. The company’s new hanger ...

Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development

The U.K.’s Oxford University continues to be a hotbed of AI talent, fuelling not just academic research into AI but also the ambitions of startups ...

This light follows your movements

Created by designer James Patten, the “Lift” light uses the shape memory properties of nitinol to move and interact without motors. The fixture is temporarily ...

Let’s meet in Warsaw

 Just in time for Disrupt SF I’d like to invite you all to a micro meet-up in Warsaw on July 4. We’ll be holding it ...

Stayawhile gets $1.5M to target the sweet spot between Airbnb and long-term rentals

 New York-based startup Stayawhile announced today that it’s scored $1.5 million in seed funding to provide travelers with what founder Janine Yorio refers to as ...

Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company

 Instacart CMO Cheryl Law is no longer at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Instacart confirmed the departure. We were tipped off about her departure a ...

Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store

 To paraphrase science fiction writer William Gibson, the farm of the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. Read More

Sources: Sprint enters into exclusive talks with Charter and Comcast on wireless deal, merger discussions with T-Mobile put on hold (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Sources: Sprint enters into exclusive talks with Charter and Comcast on wireless deal, merger discussions with T-Mobile put on hold  —  Sprint has ...

Veteran search marketing reporter Danny Sullivan steps back from chief content officer to advisor role at Search Engine Land, says he's undecided on what's next (Danny Sullivan/Search Engine Land)

Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:Veteran search marketing reporter Danny Sullivan steps back from chief content officer to advisor role at Search Engine Land, says ...

Amazon rolls out Alexa intercom function, letting users "drop in" on Echo speakers remotely from another Echo device or the Alexa smartphone app (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:Amazon rolls out Alexa intercom function, letting users “drop in” on Echo speakers remotely from another Echo device or the Alexa smartphone ...

Apple has acquired eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments, documents show (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)

Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:Apple has acquired eye-tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments, documents show  —  Apple has almost certainly acquired German computer vision company SensoMotoric Instruments, a ...

Reuters report: ad blocking growth stalls, 18% of 18-24-year-olds in US pay for online news, 33% of same age globally use social media as their main news source (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:Reuters report: ad blocking growth stalls, 18% of 18-24-year-olds in US pay for online news, 33% of same age globally ...

This week in apps: L'Oréal's new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best

It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis ...

Here's why airlines have trouble with your hyphenated name

If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe — you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special ...

These low energy smart bulbs can change color to match your mood

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’re still using regular incandescent light bulbs, ...

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

 TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of ...

TechCrunch Tel Aviv Pitch-Off: Here are your startups and judges!

 On June 28 in Tel Aviv, we’re hosting the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and it’s gonna be a blast! We have ...

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

 London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing ...

Sources: Pearl Automation, self-driving kit startup founded by ex-Apple engineers that raised $50M, shuts down after poor sales of its wireless rear-view camera (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:Sources: Pearl Automation, self-driving kit startup founded by ex-Apple engineers that raised $50M, shuts down after poor sales of its wireless rear-view ...

Sources: Matt Mazzeo, formerly of Lowercase Capital, quits Binary Capital weeks after quietly joining as its third partner; Justin Caldbeck formally resigns (Dan Primack/Axios)

Dan Primack / Axios:Sources: Matt Mazzeo, formerly of Lowercase Capital, quits Binary Capital weeks after quietly joining as its third partner; Justin Caldbeck formally resigns  ...

Profile of Starsky Robotics, which hires truckers to train and eventually remotely control semi-autonomous trucks (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Profile of Starsky Robotics, which hires truckers to train and eventually remotely control semi-autonomous trucks  —  Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an ...

How a network of dummy online stores pretending to sell household goods is used to hide internet gambling payments from regulators and card issuers (Alasdair Pal/Reuters)

Alasdair Pal / Reuters:How a network of dummy online stores pretending to sell household goods is used to hide internet gambling payments from regulators and ...

Sources: Pandora founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down, will likely stay until a replacement is found (Peter Kafka/Recode)

Peter Kafka / Recode:Sources: Pandora founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down, will likely stay until a replacement is found  —  The streaming ...

Turn your dog into a disco ball with this light up vest

The Disco Dog is a smartphone-controlled LED light vest that can keep your dog safe in the dark and also light up the party. Read ...

Everything you'd possibly wanna know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 just got leaked

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Drone footage shows Apple's nearly finished spaceship campus against stunning sunset

Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious ...

Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals. Those scandals? ...

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