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Lyca Mobile blames cyberattack for network disruption

U.K.-based mobile virtual network provider giant Lyca Mobile has confirmed a cyberattack that caused service disruption for millions of its customers. Lyca Mobile claims to be the world’s largest in

The global VC market continues to stumble

Venture deal volume has fallen every quarter since Q2 2022 across the world, and the trend shows no signs of reversing.

Defense startup Mach Industries closes $79M Series A at $335M valuation

Defense tech darling Mach Industries has closed a $79 million Series A led by Bedrock Capital in a deal that catapulted their post-money valuation to $335 million, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Ma

News app turned X competitor Artifact now lets users generate AI images for their posts

Artifact, the news aggregator recently turned X competitor, is adding a new generative AI feature. The app, built by Instagram’s co-founders, announced last week it would allow users to post the

Docker launches remote container builds, new debugging tools and more

Docker today announced a slew of new products at DockerCon, the company’s user conference which has returned as an in-person event. These include a new remote build service, new debugging tools

Lemurian Labs is building a new compute paradigm to reduce cost of running AI models

It’s fair to say that Nvidia has found itself in the right place at the right time with demand for its GPU chips at an all time high, thanks to the resource demands of generative AI models, but what

At One Ventures’ $375M new fund shows climate tech is still hot

The 3-year-old venture capital firm raised more money than it expected for its second fund, suggesting that limited partners are warming to climate tech.

Google Photos’ AI-powered Magic Editor feature to ship with Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

Google is bringing generative AI to its popular Google Photos app with the arrival of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. The feature, first announced at the company’s I/O developer confere

Pixel 8 Pro runs Google’s generative AI models on-device

Google’s newly announced Pixel 8 Pro will be the first hardware to run Google’s generative AI models on-device, according to Rick Osterloh, SVP of devices and services at Google. Onstage a

Google Pixel Event 2023: Everything announced, including the Pixel 8 series, Pixel Watch 2, Pixel Buds Pro, Android 14

No time to watch the Google Pixel event live? We summed up the most important parts from the keynote.

Habyt, an Airbnb-style platform aimed at longer stays and ‘flexible living,’ raises $42M

When it comes to visiting new cities, Airbnb changed the game for people who might have previously considered only hotels or guest houses: now, flexible alternatives in private homes, powered by a mod

Google announces AI-powered photo-editing features for new Pixel phones

Google announced new AI-powered features today for the new Pixel 8 series phones, such as Magic Editor, which enables background filling and subject repositioning, and Best Take, which combines multip

Pixel’s Call Screen feature gets better at filtering calls with a new conversational mode

Alongside the launch of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones, Google is updating its Call Screen feature with clever new features that will allow users to better determine which calls they want to

Generative AI removing background noise from recordings is just one of the new tools for podcasters

Yes, there are clear concerns about AI’s potential for auto-generating disinformation. But as a tool for creatives to better create, AI is having its moment. And the AI-driven tools designed to assi

You can now react to messages on Gmail

Gmail just got more reactive. Google is bringing emoji reactions to its email service, allowing users to add personality to their messages. Reactions include a thumbs up, a sparkling heart, a party po

Employee liquidity isn’t a myth, but it isn’t easy to provide either

There are many ways startups can build a program to allow their staff to take some early liquidity.

Pixel Buds Pro update will bring AirPods-like conversation detection and listening stats

Google is updating Pixel Buds Pro this fall with features like conversation detection — which is similar to Apple’s conversation awareness features for AirPods — listening stats and support

Google Assistant gets a host of upgrades on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

At a hardware event this morning, Google announced the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, its latest flagship smartphones. Among the highlights are a temperature sensor, off-device video processing and enhanced

Google Pixel 8 Pro first impressions

I got to spend some time with the new Google Pixel 8 Pro ahead of its launch, and the new premium flagship is impressive, though very similar to last year’s model. The back glass is matte in a f

Android 14 brings new lock screen customization options, accessibility features and more

Google unveiled Android 14 today at its Made By Google event in New York City. The company revealed that Android 14 comes with new customization options, accessibility features and more. Android 14 is
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