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Manjaro 18.1: Goes Arch One Better 2019-09-20 10:00:00Manjaro Linux 18.1, released on Sept. 12, is one of the most complete Linux OSes you will find. It is a powerhouse distro that offers a better Arch Li

Fitness: The Sweet Spot for Smartwatches 2019-09-20 05:42:54Smartwatches outsold traditional watches in the fourth quarter of 2018. The category saw a 51 percent increase in dollar sales for last year, along wi

Facebook's New Portals: More Ways to Follow 2019-09-19 06:00:00Facebook has announced three additions to the Portal family: a new Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV. The devices let users make calls using Facebook

iPhone 11: To Upgrade or Not, That's the 2019-09-18 05:41:17Early reviews on the new iPhone models are appearing, and for owners of older versions of Apple's flagship mobile, an upgrade may be in order. Review

Pine64 Teases $25 Linux Smartwatch 2019-09-17 13:25:13While open source enthusiasts still await the year of the Linux desktop, hardware developer Pine64 is advancing the cause of a $25 Linux-powered smart

Wi-Fi 6 Is Ready for Prime Time 2019-09-17 06:07:02The Wi-Fi Alliance has released certification standards for Wi-Fi 6 devices, signaling that the technology is ready for prime time. The certification

What's Wrong With Apple? 2019-09-16 13:34:10Apple held its huge product announcement event last week, and what once had people besides themselves with excitement has become a near pointless prog

Archman Linux: Pure Arch With Extra Flair 2019-09-13 14:12:07Archman is an Arch Linux-based rolling distribution featuring the Calamares system installer, Pamac package manager, and a selection of preconfigured

The Pitched Battle Over Streaming Content 2019-09-13 05:40:26At Apple's annual new products and devices event earlier this week, CEO Tim Cook told the crowd gathered at its Cupertino headquarters that the new A

Apple Debuts Triple-Cam iPhone, New iPad, and Aggressively 2019-09-11 05:52:43Apple raised the curtain on its latest iPhone models, introduced a new iPad, refreshed its watch, and announced pricing for its subscription game and

Google's Super-Sized Nest Hub Draws Mixed Reviews 2019-09-10 10:42:40The new larger version of Google's Nest Hub smart display has been garnering mixed reviews. It has a 10-inch screen, compared to its predecessor's 7

Taking the AI Approach to US Problem-Solving 2019-09-09 14:06:34At an IBM briefing on its joint AI project with MIT, it struck me that some of the training concepts could improve the quality of political decisions

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This week in games: Epic gives away six 2019-09-20 15:00:00I hate publisher-specific game launchers. I want to play Red Dead Redemption 2. These two truths are definitely at war this week.That news, plus Epic

CEDIA Expo 2019: There was a lot to 2019-09-20 14:35:00Major trends included projectors designed to replace TVs, direct-view LED screens, 8K, and more affordable high-end audio.

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on 2019-09-20 14:04:00When you’re looking for a good, cheap laptop, knowledge is power. Every budget machine (which we’re defining as Windows laptops costing $5

AMD announces third-gen Threadripper, but confirms supply issues 2019-09-20 13:00:00On Friday, AMD finally confirmed that its third-generation Threadripper chip will ship in November—but with 24 cores, not 32, as some had hoped.

HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to 2019-09-20 08:00:00HP acquired security company Bromium, announcing the purchase on Thursday afternoon. Much as Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Microsoft, and other major vendors ho

Astro C40 review: For those who think the 2019-09-20 06:29:00The Astro C40 gaming contoller comes from a company far better known for its headsets. For years, save for the odd dabble in lifestyle gear, headsets

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening 2019-09-20 06:00:00Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious 2019-09-20 06:00:00Acer's latest Nitro 5 shows you just how affordable gaming laptops have become. Last year we reviewed the 2018 version of the Acer Nitro 5, which pro

Phiaton Curve BT120 NC review: A great value 2019-09-20 06:00:00Decent active noise cancellation and great sound combine with a solid feature set and design to produce a high-value package.

Microsoft Windows 10 Insider build 18985 expands its 2019-09-19 19:01:00Microsoft said Thursday that, as part of a future version of Windows, it will beef up the Swift Pair Bluetooth pairing experience launched last year,

WatchOS 6: Everything you need to know about 2019-09-19 13:49:00Apple has unveiled watchOS 6, and it makes the Apple Watch more independent than ever.

Watch The Full Nerd talk about the latest 2019-09-19 13:46:00Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show goes into all the recent CPU performance leaks including 3rd-g

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Record calls, iPhone Pro secrets, better TV remote, New! 2019-09-22 07:00:28The secrets of the iPhone Pro, a better TV remote, free Microsoft office and much more in this week's Tech Q&A.

5 essential steps to protect yourself from hackers 2019-09-21 07:00:53Your device is like the Alamo. It’s fortified and sits in one place. But there’s also a gigantic army just outside its walls, eager to bre

China develops handheld sonic weapon for crowd control: 2019-09-20 20:37:29China has developed the world's first portable sonic gun to control riots, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps 2019-09-20 18:46:08Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps that have in some way mishandled user data as the company faces a range of U.S. investigations and po

How to protect yourself from ransomware using Windows 2019-09-20 16:27:50Microsoft offers built-in ransomware protection for Windows 10. Here’s how to make sure you’re protected.

Breakthrough device can generate electricity from the night 2019-09-20 14:31:25An innovative new device is able to generate electricity from the night sky, according to a new study.

Saudi Arabia oil attack requires prepping for drone 2019-09-20 07:44:03The attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil fields will drive a massive increase in the need for perimeter security gear, according to a new report. 

Facebook employee jumps to death from headquarters in 2019-09-20 01:45:29A Facebook employee reportedly jumped to his death from the fourth floor of a building at the Facebook campus in Northern California Thursday, accordi

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets with Trump, key senators 2019-09-19 21:02:49Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Trump at the White House Thursday, part of a series of visits with lawmakers who have been

Facebook's Zuckerberg says there 'clearly was bias' in 2019-09-19 18:54:09Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company's handling of a fact-checking controversy involving pro-life group Live Action was biased.

'Flying taxi' pulled over by police on the 2019-09-19 16:26:35A futuristic, eco-friendly water taxi was pulled over by police on the River Seine in Paris, according to The Independent.

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will start taking donations 2019-09-19 16:21:41Starting in October, users of Amazon’s voice-controlled home assistant Alexa will be able to dictate/verbally make a political contrib

TechCrunch

Meet Facebook’s latest fake 2019-09-21 13:56:14Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old billionaire who keeps refusing to sit in front of international parliamentarians to answer questions about

Here are the 22 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s 2019-09-21 13:39:08Alchemist Accelerator, a startup incubator which focuses on enterprise companies, held a demo day yesterday for its 22nd batch. Each company got 5 min

Zoox CEO Aicha Evans to talk self-driving cars 2019-09-21 10:22:31Aicha Evans, CEO of self-driving startup Zoox, is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in just two short weeks. Evans came on board to Zoox

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus 2019-09-21 08:00:51In this week's newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs.

Want to crush competitors? Forget SoftBank, Blackstone suggests; 2019-09-20 20:49:25Back in January, Blackstone — the investment firm whose assets under management surpassed a jaw-dropping half a trillion dollars earlier this ye

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with 2019-09-20 18:27:50Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/IC

Get advice on the latest growth tactics from 2019-09-20 17:45:11We’re going to try something new at Disrupt this year, based on the great response we’ve been getting to our startup how-to coverage. We&r

Matchstick Ventures raises $30M to back startups in 2019-09-20 17:41:48Matchstick Ventures, a seed-stage firm that says it invests in “rapidly growing, yet underserved startup ecosystems,” announced this week

Take cover, it’s a drone with a nail 2019-09-20 17:09:06The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns. But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon &mda

Publicis Sapient’s John Maeda explains how big companies 2019-09-20 17:07:01John Maeda has been a professor at the MIT Media Lab, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, designer partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins

YouTube CEO says it ‘missed the mark’ with 2019-09-20 16:14:18Less than 24 hours after YouTube announced that it would be changing its creator verification process, CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted that the news hasn&

Here are the security sessions you can’t miss 2019-09-20 16:02:14Security is in everything, it’s everywhere and it’s everyone’s responsibility. What part are you playing? At TechCrunch Disrupt SF o