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Your EV's electricity can pay for parking at New! 2020-08-09 21:48:45If Nissan has its way, you might not need to pay for a parking spot if your electric car has some range to spare. Autoblog notes that the automaker ha

Code compiler pioneer Frances Allen dies at 88 New! 2020-08-09 19:37:47It’s a sad week for the computing industry. IBM reports (via the New York Times) that computing pioneer and company fellow Frances Allen died of

Twitter test directly shows your tweet quote counts New! 2020-08-09 18:05:10Twitter is going one step further in its efforts to help you track quoted retweets. The social media site has confirmed to The Verge that it’s t

Amazon may turn dying JC Penney and Sears New! 2020-08-09 16:42:44The department stores that anchor shopping malls have struggled to survive in the face of online shopping, but those spaces might find a new lease on

Toshiba officially quits the laptop business New! 2020-08-09 15:20:23Toshiba is joining the ranks of Japanese tech giants that have bowed out of the PC industry. Gizmodo reports that Toshiba has quietly sold its remaini

Grab a free Amazon Echo Show 5 when New! 2020-08-09 14:02:26Best Buy might be your ticket if you’re looking to get started on a smart home and want better sound than you usually get from smart speakers. T

Twitter is reportedly the latest to explore a New! 2020-08-09 12:48:52TikTok’s list of suitors is extending significantly beyond Microsoft. Wall Street Journal sources say Twitter has held “preliminary talks&

After Math: Big leaks, small savings and free New! 2020-08-09 11:30:16The first week of August has been an eventful one, what with Samsung unveiling its new lineup of Galaxy products and the President trying to strong ar

Capital One fined $80 million over 2019 data New! 2020-08-09 07:50:28Capital One is facing a penalty for its giant 2019 data breach, although it might not be as serious as you’d expect. The Wall Street Journal (vi

Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air 2020-08-09 00:37:11Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to ta

Microsoft's Surface Duo may launch with AT&T 2020-08-08 20:50:01It hasn’t been clear just which carriers (if any) would offer Microsoft’s Surface Duo, but there might be a clearer idea. Well-known leake

Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and 2020-08-08 18:46:12Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed O

Ars Technica » Gear

Zoombomber crashes court hearing on Twitter hack with 2020-08-05 15:20:00Judge in Twitter-hack case didn't set password, had to shut down Zoom hearing.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is official, comes 2020-08-05 13:47:38It has a glass display, a bigger front screen, Wi-Fi 6E, and more.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 is a stylish redesign 2020-08-05 11:56:07The refresh brings a new color, but little in the way of new features.

Samsung’s “beans” earbuds are here, and they’re called 2020-08-05 11:09:27Samsung’s latest true wireless headphones have noise cancellation, cost $170.

Samsung makes the $1,300 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 2020-08-05 11:03:07They have big screens, S-Pens, and... one is plastic?!

#MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who 2020-08-04 19:20:22BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19.

Beware of find-my-phone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NSA tells 2020-08-04 17:09:35And don't forget to limit ad tracking. Advisory contains a host of recommendations.

Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his 2020-08-04 14:41:36His deputy Greg Joswiak will assume Schiller's previous position.

Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted 2020-08-04 11:58:49August begins the four-month Google Music shutdown.

Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 2020-08-04 11:00:09There are no external design changes, but a lot has changed under the hood.

Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for 2020-08-03 19:10:27Genki Covert is convenient, high-quality, and extremely portable.

Google invests $450 million in ADT, gets exclusive 2020-08-03 17:45:42ADT will use Google hardware, and Google gets an army of ADT installers.

TechCrunch » Gadgets

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 2020-08-01 06:34:33South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and La

The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups 2020-07-30 12:00:02Market valuation multiples are typically much higher for companies that benefit from service revenue in addition to sales.

Where is voice tech going? 2020-07-29 11:41:35It’s a new world, and voice tech is shaping it.

MSCHF drops an ultrasonic jamming device add-on for 2020-07-27 11:00:28Smart assistants are sensitive to their wake words, but who among us doesn’t trigger the smart speakers in their house with alarming frequency?

Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game 2020-07-27 11:00:15Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to

VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer 2020-07-27 09:45:49"If it's providing continuous value, then it should be worth paying for," Y Combinator Partner Eric Migicovsky tells TechCrunch.

Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources 2020-07-25 12:11:17An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of t

Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India 2020-07-24 07:08:25Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup &mdas

Mobalytics raises $11M and adds eye tracking metrics 2020-07-22 13:24:26Back in 2016, Mobalytics wowed the judges at Disrupt SF with its data-based coach for the exploding competitive gaming world, winning the Startup Batt

Adding an external GPU to your Mac is 2020-07-22 09:58:50Apple recently announced they would be transitioning their Mac line from Intel processors to their own, ARM-based Apple Silicon. That process is meant

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 Sport offer the 2020-07-21 10:42:07Bang & Olufsen is taking its excellent track record for delivering maximum quality, natural-sounding audio and wrapping it in a sports-oriented pa

India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020-07-17 11:47:56Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to COVID-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter c

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Cheap Gear Under $20: Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and 2020-08-08 09:00:00Do you need a small, cheap way to improve your life? These are the affordable pick-me-ups that we can't live without.

How to Use Nearby Share on Android 2020-08-08 08:00:00Just like AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.

15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and 2020-08-08 07:00:00From $5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we've rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.

How to Plan a Road Trip During the 2020-08-08 07:00:00You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.

Home Office Setup Guide: The Best Gear for 2020-08-07 20:00:00Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here's our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your

25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, 2020-08-07 10:00:00Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.

Do You Really Need to Spend More Than 2020-08-07 08:00:00This week, we discuss the growing trend of mid-range smartphones, why they’re good, and why they’re bad.

A ‘Covid Slide’ Could Widen the Digital Divide 2020-08-07 07:00:00As coronavirus cases rise, many school districts will begin the year with at least some online learning. Students without tech access could fall furth

Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones 2020-08-06 11:00:00These noise-canceling headphones silence the world better than most, and the mics are now actually usable on phone calls.

7 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2020 (iPhone, Android) 2020-08-06 09:00:00There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $200 to $500.

Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence 2020-08-06 07:00:00A three-day hackathon produced a promising set of mobile apps for helping women in crisis, and for stopping violence against women before it occurs.

Samsung Unpacked 2020: Z Fold2, Note 20 Ultra, 2020-08-05 11:00:00The company's latest portfolio is filled with powerful and expensive devices.