• How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

    How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

    Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare’s millions of clients, and it’s possible that personal data such as authentication tokens and cookies leaked from many client websites during the… Read More

  • Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game

    Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game

    You can add the cult classic Super Smash Bros Melee to the list of games soon to be dominated by AIs. Research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has produced a computer player superior to the drones you can already fight in the game. It’s good enough that it held its own against globally-ranked players. Read More

  • The NBA gets high-tech with VR, drones and futuristic dreams

    This past weekend, something kind of incredible happened; basketball aficionados from across the globe were able to don high-tech goggles to live-stream stereoscopic virtual reality of a highly paid athlete receiving a bounce pass from a custom-designed drone to perform a highly technical slam dunk. This is the NBA in 2017. New technologies have always played a major role in how sports… Read More

  • Announcing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund for Disrupt NY 2017

    Announcing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund for Disrupt NY 2017

    After the success of the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering scholarships to Startup Battlefield companies at Disrupt NY 2017, taking place May 15-17. Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch Disrupt’s startup competition that takes place three times a year. Applications to participate in… Read More

  • Uber says it’s ‘absolutely not’ behind a smear campaign against ex-employee Susan Fowler Rigetti

    Uber says it’s ‘absolutely not’ behind a smear campaign against ex-employee Susan Fowler Rigetti

    Uber is under attack once again today as the Twittersphere quickly concluded it was behind a smear campaign against a former engineer for the company, Susan Fowler Rigetti, who dropped a scathing blog post earlier this week detailing sexual harassment claims while working at Uber over the course of a year. But Uber swears it isn’t them. Rigetti took to Twitter this morning to post… Read More

  • DARTdrones pitches Shark Tank to build a flight school for drone pilots

    DARTdrones pitches Shark Tank to build a flight school for drone pilots

    Entrepreneurs who pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank typically make packaged goods and apparel. Occasionally, the high tech breaks through. XCraft, the company behind the PhoneDrone Ethos, scored a rare investment from all of the judges on the ABC show last spring, for example. And tonight, drones are once again flying “in the Tank” as DARTdrones seeks funding to build… Read More

  • Smart cities must be people-centered, equitable cities Crunch Network

    Smart cities must be people-centered, equitable cities

    Technology has always been a critical force deeply intertwined with the evolution of cities. The development of smart cities builds upon this strong historical foundation with a digital foundation that allows cities to function more efficiently, be more responsive to community members and ultimately create better, more equitable urban environments where people thrive. Read More

  • Extra early-bird ticket deadline extended until March 3

    Extra early-bird ticket deadline extended until March 3

    Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the early bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you a few extra days to get your hands on deeply-discounted extra early-bird Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, March 3 to purchase. Extra early-bird tickets will set you back just $1,795 apiece, a full $1,200 off what they’ll cost at the door. You can get… Read More

  • Doug creates custom Windows folder icons

    Tired of living life by the defaults - default ringtone, default desktop background, default Twitter avatar - gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth decides to live a little by turning his TechCrunch folder icon into a photo of him posing with a dessert made of mini donuts and ice cream.

  • Any headphones can be Bluetooth headphones with Jack

    Any headphones can be Bluetooth headphones with Jack

    When Apple decided to strip its flagship phones of the headphone jack, certain people were angry. Those relying on the headphone jack for non-music things were grumpy, but so were those of us who had recently dropped hundreds of dollars on new, high-end headphones. Jack — a Kickstarter campaign in its final hours — offers reprieve to both groups. Read More

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