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Meet the early-stage startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Space

The technological advances happening within the space industry are nothing short of dramatic — from propulsion systems, heavy-lift rockets and increased payload capabilities to building commercial s

Now AI can outmaneuver you at both Stratego and Diplomacy

While artificial intelligence long ago surpassed human capability in Chess, and more recently Go — and let us not forget Doom — other more complex board games still present a challenge to computer

Daily Crunch: SBF says he’s ‘had a bad month,’ but is he really giving us the full story?

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Hyundai-backed AV startup Motional cuts workforce

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture developing autonomous vehicle technology, cut its workforce this week — the latest example of layoffs in the AV industry and more broadly in the tech sector

Monarch delivers its first robot tractor

Monarch Tractor this morning announced the delivery of its first MK-V unit. The “smart tractor” is electric and what the Bay Area-based company refers to as “driver optional” (terms like “au

Tesla offers $3,750 discount for Model 3, Model Y deliveries in December

Tesla is offering Model 3 and Model Y buyers in the U.S. a $3,750 credit if they have their vehicle delivered in December 2022, according to an update on the company’s inventory page and several

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 will premiere on March 1

Disney announced today the long-awaited third season of “The Mandalorian,” which will debut on March 1 on Disney+. The company had previously said that the third season would debut in Febr

Discord opens up paid subscriptions so servers can sell premium perks

After launching premium memberships as a pilot late last year, Discord will now allow more servers to offer paid memberships in exchange for special server-specific perks. Plenty of Discord communitie

Startup valuations are declining — but not consistently

Some startups saw their valuations decline in 2021's bull market, some were in line with the public market, and some haven't declined at all.

Kanye West isn’t buying Parler after all

Despite a joint statement between Ye (fka Kanye West) and Parler in October noting that the two had reached an agreement for the rapper to buy the social network, the purchase will not come to pass, P

BloomTech, previously Lambda School, cuts half of staff

A little over a year after buzzy coding bootcamp Lambda School rebranded as Bloom Institute of Technology, the venture-backed startup is conducting massive layoffs, according to sources. The workforce

Lensa AI climbs the App Store charts as its ‘magic avatars’ go viral

It might seem like Lensa AI sprung up over night when suddenly, your friends are all posting artistic renditions of themselves that they generated on the app. But while the Lensa AI app itself has bee

iPhone users can share car keys in Wallet with non-iPhone users

Apple iPhone users with iOS 16.1 software can now share car keys in their Wallet with non-iPhone users, starting with Google Pixel devices. In the future, that capability will extend to other devices

Medibank hackers declare ‘case closed’ as trove of stolen data is released

The cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack have published what appears to be the rest of the data stolen from the Australian health insurance giant. The attackers, believed to be linked

Gift Guide: Picking out the right iPad

Back in my day, Apple gave us one iPad, and we had to use it, otherwise we’d go to bed iPad-less. Kids today have all the iPads. There’s an iPad for every mood and every day of the week. Big iPads

Five reasons why you need to go to TC Sessions: Space

A galaxy of opportunity awaits you at TC Sessions: Space 2022 on December 6 in Los Angeles. Sounds corny? Sure. But is it true? Absolutely. Some of the space industry’s great visionaries, founders,

Does B stand for Bankman-Fried or Bankruptcy?

Time flies when you’re reading crypto news, am I right? Feels like every day something is going down in the crypto world and this week continued to prove that.

Canoo sends its EV pickup truck to the US Army for testing

Canoo, the beleaguered EV startup-turned-SPAC, has delivered its first “Light Tactical Vehicle” to the U.S. Army for a demonstration project aimed at showing how its modular electric plat

YouTube launches its first-ever official trends podcast, ‘Like & Describe,’ with content creator MatPat

YouTube launched its first-ever official trends podcast today, the company announced. Hosted by popular content creator MatPat and produced by YouTube’s Culture & Trends team, the “Like &

Macro machines

The phrase “mission creep” entered the popular discourse in the early to mid-1990s. It popped up in a number of big papers in articles describing the Somali Civil War. Here’s the New York Times
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