Monday , 20 May 2019

Technology

5G speed test: 1.4Gbps in Chicago, but only if you do ‘the 5G shuffle’

Update: New analysis from 5G speeds tests live reporting in Chicago continues, as we’re here for five days testing Verizon’s powerful, but limited 5G ultra wideband signal on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. You can at last get incredible 5G phone speeds today, according to our tests, but only in two US cities and only if you do what we’re ... Read More »

Eurovision 2019 live stream: how to watch the song contest results from anywhere

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is finally here in all it’s camp glory. For some it’s a guilty pleasure, for others it’s an excuse to get all your mates round and embrace the sequins and general madness. The Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Israel is all prepared for the 64th edition of the annual singing extravaganza, but are you struggling ... Read More »

Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1

Welcome back to another transcribed edition of Equity, the wildly popular TechCrunch podcast that digs deep into the week’s news about … equity. There were no IPOs this week so there was only one episode, but it was jam-packed with news about direct-to-consumer scooters, luggage funding and fake meat. This is where tech has taken us this week. Oh, and ... Read More »

Wilder vs Breazeale live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere

Ding ding…fight night is here! The awesome Deontay Wilder is back in the ring, this time with fellow American heavyweight Dominic Breazeale. The WBC heavyweight title is on the line but perhaps even more than that…Wilder’s reputation as one of the fiercest fighters on the planet. Will he remain undefeated after tonight? You can find out by grabbing a Wilder ... Read More »

Sam Altman’s leap of faith

Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an AI research center at its outset that founded by some of the most prominent people in the tech industry in late 2015. The idea: to ensure that artificial intelligence is “developed in a way that is safe ... Read More »

Immigrant founders, smartphone growth, SEO tactics, SoftBank’s financials, and AR tech

How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Our European correspondent Natasha Lomas spent the past few weeks investigating what’s been happening to immigrant founders and tech talent in the UK, who have been receiving more scrutiny from the Home Office in recent months. Natasha zooms in on Metail, a virtual fitting room startup, and its tribulations with the immigration ... Read More »

Eurovision 2019 live stream: how to watch the song contest from anywhere – songs and judging

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is finally here in all it’s camp glory. For some it’s a guilty pleasure, for others it’s an excuse to get all your mates round and embrace the sequins and general madness. The Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Israel is all prepared for the 64th edition of the annual singing extravaganza, but are you struggling ... Read More »

How photogrammetry brought Resident Evil’s world of undeath to life

A symphony of staccato shutter snaps filled the air. Xenon gas strobed from dozens of camera flashes. Capcom was visiting a meat processing plant with a trove of camera equipment.Iron-stomached photographers shot photo after photo of wild game meat along with ivory bones and flowing blood. Afterwards, they ordered tofu and pizza, but not to cleanse their palates. Those, too, ... Read More »

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch bands: how to restyle your wearable

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the smartest wearables on the market. Its thoughtful styling makes it an absolute pleasure to wear and its wide range of features mean it’s one of the most useful smartwatches out there. It’s so good in fact that it tops our best smartwatch list.But as with all these watches it’s nice to add ... Read More »

Original Content podcast: ‘Game of Thrones’ burns it all down

This post and podcast contain spoilers for “Game of Thrones.” Our original co-host Darrell Etherington returns for this week’s Original Content podcast, which is all about “Game of Thrones” — specifically “The Bells,” an episode that seems to have prompted more fan outcry than anything in the last seven-and-a-half seasons. The controversy, of course, comes from watching Daenerys (Breaker of ... Read More »