Monday , 20 May 2019


Week-in-Review: Apple has a Supreme headache and Bitcoin bites back

For all of the swirling conversations of tech regulation that have continues the past several years, few of those waxing poetic on the topic likely assumed that Apple would be the first tech giant to capture the government’s ire, but a Supreme Court ruling this week cleared the way for an anti-trust reckoning for Apple’s walled garden App Store. The U.S. ... Read More »

Is a $600 smart oven ever worth it?

Part of closely following tech is the often mistaken belief that newer, better technologies can help right some of the wrongs older ones caused in the first place. Behold the Wii and the Fitbit — two perfect examples of technologies designed to right some of technologies’ previous wrongs. It’s tricky because, in some cases, these things do work. We’ve all ... Read More »

As Amex scoops up Resy, a look at its history of acquisitions

Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1 Unpacking Away’s $1.4B valuation, the startup studio model and CrowdStrike’s S-1 Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. ... Read More »

How the (plant-based) sausage is about to be made

It’s been a big year for Impossible . The bay area based food startup kicked the year off with a new take on its titual burger, and just last week announced the closing of a $300 million round hot on the heels of its Burger King distribution. What comes next for the company likely won’t come as much of a ... Read More »

Tesla Autopilot was active during a fatal Model 3 crash in March, safety report says

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just published its preliminary report on a fatal Tesla Model 3 crash in March, finding that Autopilot was enabled at the time of the incident – and that the crash bears several similarities to another tragedy in 2016.”The driver engaged the Autopilot about 10 seconds before the collision,” reads the NTSB report. “From ... Read More »

Trump’s Huawei ban a ‘double-edged sword’

US president Donald Trump’s move to effectively ban Chinese telecommunications firms from doing business with American companies is going to impact both the nations and the global tech industry alike, industry experts said.Huawei and ZTE have been added to the “Entity List” from Friday and prevents it from buying parts or technology from US suppliers without government approval as its ... Read More »

PGA Championship live stream: how to watch 2019 US PGA golf final round online from anywhere

So over to you Brooks Koepka. The reigning PGA Championship champion has put himself in an absolutely dominant position going into the final 18 at Bethpage Black Course in New York and it will take a miracle (or an epic capitulation) to prevent him making it two in a row now. Golf’s second major tournament of the season is here ... Read More »

Call of Duty’s 2020 release may be Black Ops 5

According to a recent report from Kotaku, a “major upheaval” by Activision could see Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 launch in 2020, a year earlier than previous release patterns would lead fans to expect it.The Call of Duty franchise has followed a very strict yearly release pattern for many years now and since 2012, publisher Activision has rotated its ... Read More »

Google is rolling out a more personalized interface for its smart displays

If you’ve got yourself a Google Nest Hub, a Lenovo Smart Display, or anything else running Google’s own Smart Display UI, you should see some visual changes and tweaks in the near future.Google just pushed out an update for the interface that makes more use of the ambient display that’s on while the display is idle – the clock face ... Read More »

The best budget phones in the UAE 2019

The best cheap phone in the UAE or Saudi Arabia can be a little tricky to pick, as it’s not always going to be based around what phone launches with a low starting price. Some of the best cheap smartphones are actually older models with heavy discounts, while certain new phones offer killer value and the latest perks.Another major factor ... Read More »