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Apple files appeal on iPhone sales ban in China

Apple is appealing a decision that bans certain iPhone models from being sold in China. As reported by CNBC, the tech giant filed an appeal ...

YouTube Rewind 2018 is already the second-most disliked video ever

Since 2010, YouTube has released a yearly wrap-up of its most popular videos and creators. It did the same thing this year with YouTube Rewind ...

This smart motorcycle helmet features a futuristic AR display — Future Blink

The CrossHelmet is aiming to provide wearers with an enhanced riding experience by incorporating a sound control system and a head-up AR display with navigation, ...

This talking fish has Amazon Alexa inside

The famous Big Mouth Billy Bass is now compatible with Amazon Alexa. The fish, which costs around $40 dollars, will dance to Amazon Music, and ...

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is a wondrous device for creatives who can afford it

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 $3,499 (starting) View Product The Good Gorgeous • expansive 28-inch screen • Beautiful • minimal design • All-in-one digital studio • ...

HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos

I’ve been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content — you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough, and ...

SoftBank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion

SoftBank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a technology platform aimed at monetizing ...

CTRL-labs’ first dev kit is a gesture-tracking neural controller

The race to replace the mouse and keyboard has yielded a lot of weird tech, but as various hardware startups try to find the missing ...

AR startup Blippar in danger of becoming a blip as shareholders fight over future funding

Blippar, the U.K.-based AR startup that raised more than $130 million, may be nearing the end of the road. The company has been burning through ...

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies

Solo.io, a Cambridge, Mass-based startup that helps enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies, is coming out of stealth mode today and announcing both its Series A funding ...

Walmart partners with Rakuten to sell 1,200 US branded products on Rakuten Ichiba, Japan's largest e-commerce store (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Walmart partners with Rakuten to sell 1,200 US branded products on Rakuten Ichiba, Japan’s largest e-commerce store  —  Walmart is continuing its ...

UK-based travel software company Travelport says private equity companies Siris Capital and Elliot Management will take it private for ~$4.4B in cash (Sean O'Neill/Skift)

Sean O’Neill / Skift:UK-based travel software company Travelport says private equity companies Siris Capital and Elliot Management will take it private for ~$4.4B in cash  ...

A group of ten US tech companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter, have collectively denounced Australia's anti-encryption law (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:A group of ten US tech companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter, have collectively denounced Australia’s anti-encryption law  —  A ...

Google Lens is now rolling out to the Google iOS app with a live viewfinder that lets users tap on objects or text to begin a visual search analysis (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google:Google Lens is now rolling out to the Google iOS app with a live viewfinder that lets users tap on objects or ...

Verizon says 10K+ employees, or about 7% of its workforce, have accepted its voluntary severance packages which were offered to ~44K employees in September (Sara Salinas/CNBC)

Sara Salinas / CNBC:Verizon says 10K+ employees, or about 7% of its workforce, have accepted its voluntary severance packages which were offered to ~44K employees ...

'Fortnite' streamer charged after alleged domestic assault on Twitch

An Australian Fortnite streamer has been charged after allegedly assaulting his partner during a live broadcast on Twitch. Officers from Camden Police were contacted after ...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey gets roasted for his ignorant tweets about Myanmar

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared with the world what he did on his most recent birthday: travel to Myanmar and do a 10-day silent meditation. ...

10 gift ideas under $50 for the person who has everything

The holidays are generally a stressful time, thanks in no small part to the mind-numbing task of having to think of (and not to mention, ...

South Korean payments app Toss, which also provides credit, loans, insurance, and investment products, raises $80M at a $1.2B valuation led by Kleiner Perkins (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:South Korean payments app Toss, which also provides credit, loans, insurance, and investment products, raises $80M at a $1.2B valuation led by ...

Sources: Chinese AI company Megvii, whose Face++ facial recognition tech is popular among developers worldwide, is in talks to raise $500M at a $3.5B valuation (Reuters)

Reuters:Sources: Chinese AI company Megvii, whose Face++ facial recognition tech is popular among developers worldwide, is in talks to raise $500M at a $3.5B valuation  ...

As Google rolls out Duplex, Alibaba demos a similar conversational AI that, it says, is already handling millions of customer package delivery queries per day (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review)

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:As Google rolls out Duplex, Alibaba demos a similar conversational AI that, it says, is already handling millions of customer ...

Berlin-based vacation rental price-comparison startup HomeToGo, which has raised $150M to date, acquires assets of failed vacation rental search engine Tripping (Skift)

Skift:Berlin-based vacation rental price-comparison startup HomeToGo, which has raised $150M to date, acquires assets of failed vacation rental search engine Tripping  —  The acquisition of ...

Kaspersky: networks of 8 Eastern European banks were hacked by people entering the premises and planting physical hardware like Raspberry Pi and USB devices (Sergey Golovanov/Securelist)

Sergey Golovanov / Securelist:Kaspersky: networks of 8 Eastern European banks were hacked by people entering the premises and planting physical hardware like Raspberry Pi and ...

SantaCon is back to make you regret moving to the city

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That’s right, cities around the globe are celebrating that most modern of holidays on Saturday: SantaCon. The ...

Critics call NYPD's drone deployment 'a serious threat to privacy'

Drones are coming to New York City, and that should worry you.  So argues the New York Civil Liberties Union, which in a Dec. 7 ...

Leaked images show what Samsung Galaxy S10 might look like

Samsung’s Galaxy 10 is coming and while we already know it’s going to be feature-packed like no other Samsung phone before, we didn’t have any ...

Apple's latest business move hints at a Netflix-like approach with Apple Music

The music streaming war between Apple Music and Spotify is heating up. As part of what appears to a be series of moves to grow ...

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever

Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk. Imagine someone demonstrating a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even ...

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays ...

By putting Edge on Chromium and planning to invest in the engine, Microsoft is showing it is committed to the web as a platform for the future of apps (Owen Williams/Motherboard)

Owen Williams / Motherboard:By putting Edge on Chromium and planning to invest in the engine, Microsoft is showing it is committed to the web as ...

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