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Australia has emoji license plates, but U.S. is stuck with numbers and letters

EM0J11😍. What if that could be your license plate number?  In Queensland, Australia, the more than 3.5 million licensed drivers in the state can decide ...

Think you can tell between a real and computer-generated face? This website will test you.

So you might’ve been a bit freaked out about those extremely realistic, computer generated faces. Could you tell they were fake? Now, you can put ...

First look at Samsung's sleek Galaxy Watch Active

It was easy to miss amid all the foldable phone hype, but Samsung revealed its latest smartwatch Wednesday at its Unpacked event: the $199 Galaxy ...

Why won't Samsung let us see its foldable phone?

Samsung may have just unveiled the most exciting new phone in years. Or, it may have unveiled a nearly $2,000 disappointment that just so happens ...

7 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's long discussion at Harvard about Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has a lot on his mind, and he’s ready to go off-script… sort of. The Facebook CEO returned to his alma mater Wednesday ...

Citymapper announces subscription service for multiple transportation methods

Citymapper is becoming a fintech startup, sort of. The company announced a prepaid card called Citymapper Pass for users based in London. This new product ...

Made.com founder Ning Li launches cosmetics startup Typology

Meet Typology, a new Paris-based startup that designs and sells directly to consumer quality skincare and cosmetics products. The startup has been founded by Made.com ...

QuizUp founder launches Teatime, a mobile gaming platform with built-in video chat

At the end of 2016, Plain Vanilla founder Thor Fridriksson left the company he founded with the intent to take at least a year off ...

MLG co-founder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors

Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso co-founded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing ...

Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditures

Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen ...

Clutter, an on-demand physical storage company that manages the pickup, storage, and retrieval of your belongings, raises $200M Series D led by the Vision Fund (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Clutter, an on-demand physical storage company that manages the pickup, storage, and retrieval of your belongings, raises $200M Series D led by ...

Source: Google is reorganizing its global lobbying operations, including adding resources to emerging markets, in response to global regulatory challenges (David McCabe/Axios)

David McCabe / Axios:Source: Google is reorganizing its global lobbying operations, including adding resources to emerging markets, in response to global regulatory challenges  —  Google’s ...

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup, has closed a $300M funding round split into two tranches, says it has been valued over $1B for some time (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery startup, has closed a $300M funding round split into two tranches, says it has been valued ...

Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S10, integrated in one of the layers of the display, uses sound waves to take a 3D fingerprint image (Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)

Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S10, integrated in one of the layers of the display, uses sound waves to take ...

Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: a refined attempt at a fitness smartwatch with upgraded fitness tracking features; no rotating bezel is a change for the better (Mat Smith/Engadget)

Mat Smith / Engadget:Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: a refined attempt at a fitness smartwatch with upgraded fitness tracking features; no rotating bezel is a change ...

5 most savage quotes from damning report on the 'digital gangsters' at Facebook

The results of an 18-month investigation into Facebook are out and they’re not pretty.  The UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published ...

Privacy activists say online ad industry knowingly violated GDPR

Privacy advocates claim that an organization that represents the online ad industry knew they would be violating privacy laws, but did so anyway, in an ...

New Audi feature helps drivers catch more consecutive green lights

More Audi drivers can experience that rush from hitting a stretch of green traffic lights in a row.  The car maker previously showed off its ...

YouTube changes 'strike' policy for first-time offenders

YouTube is changing its “strike” policy in an effort to make it easier to understand. With the changes, first-time offenders who violate YouTube’s policies will ...

Want to build a video game? Pick your own price to learn how

Maybe you’ve already yeehaw-ed your way through 100% completion of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games’ recent western masterpiece; maybe you’ve only seen the in-game ...

Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded ...

EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years

Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered “talent investor” that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, has raised a new ...

Medal.tv’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called Medal.tv has raised $3.5 million for its in-game ...

Slack off — send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes ...

IFTTT co-founder Linden Tibbets steps down as CEO, replaced by turnaround specialist Chris Kibarian

After raising $24 million in funding led by Salesforce in April 2018, the startup IFTTT — which provides an API platform so that people can ...

GN Group, which makes connected hearing aids that work with iOS and Android, is acquiring videoconferencing device and software provider Altia Systems for $125M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:GN Group, which makes connected hearing aids that work with iOS and Android, is acquiring videoconferencing device and software provider Altia Systems ...

Google says the built-in microphone in Nest Secure devices, which it had never disclosed earlier in the tech specs, was "never intended to be a secret" (Nick Bastone/Business Insider)

Nick Bastone / Business Insider:Google says the built-in microphone in Nest Secure devices, which it had never disclosed earlier in the tech specs, was “never ...

IFTTT's Linden Tibbets resigns as CEO, will stay as chief design officer; Chris Kibarian, ex-CEO of Monster.com owner Randstad Digital Ventures, named IFTTT CEO (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:IFTTT’s Linden Tibbets resigns as CEO, will stay as chief design officer; Chris Kibarian, ex-CEO of Monster.com owner Randstad Digital Ventures, named ...

Huawei sends invitations for its next flagship P30 series launch event in Paris on March 26 (Mariella Moon/Engadget)

Mariella Moon / Engadget:Huawei sends invitations for its next flagship P30 series launch event in Paris on March 26  —  Huawei’s upcoming flagship phones won’t ...

Industry sources: Google will reveal details about its Project Stream game streaming service during its keynote at the Game Developers Conference on March 19 (Chris Morris/Fortune)

Chris Morris / Fortune:Industry sources: Google will reveal details about its Project Stream game streaming service during its keynote at the Game Developers Conference on ...

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