Lucas Matney

Lucas Matney

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Lucas Matney is a reporter at TechCrunch and has been covering emerging technologies and startups since 2015. He lives in San Francisco and can be reached via email at lucas@techcrunch.com

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Apple fixes Walkie Talkie app vulnerability in watchOS update

If you are, for some reason, an avid Walkie Talkie user on the Apple Watch, you will be pleased to learn that the functionality is back in the latest watchOS update today. The watchOS 5.3 release note

Week in Review: The one-way web and Elon Musk’s Neuralink

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Boeing set to take $4.9 billion Q2 charge on 737 Max grounding

Boeing’s 737 Max fiasco has cast a dark shadow over the company’s reputation and is impacting the company’s financials in a major way, as well. The Seattle aviation company announced

Week-in-Review: Google’s never-ending autonomous road trip

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCru

Matterport acquires AI special effects startup Arraiy

Real estate computer vision platform startup Matterport is set to acquire Arraiy, an AI startup aiming to automate special effects processing in film. Arraiy raised $13.9 million according to Crunchba

Snap shares its in-house accelerator’s next 10 investments

After generally being the butt of the public market’s jokes since its IPO, Snap is having a killer 2019, with its stock price nearly tripling in value. The successes are perhaps giving the compa

Bumble chief responds to reports of misconduct at parent company

Update 4:30pm PT: “The responses are designed to obfuscate and deflect from the facts as borne out by the rigorous reporting,” a Forbes spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We stand by our

Week-in-Review: Alexa’s indefinite memory and NASA’s otherworldly plans for GPS

Hello, weekenders. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch t

Tim Cook hits ‘send’

Tim Cook doesn’t seem to be particularly happy with The Wall Street Journal. A day after an in-depth report describing Jony Ive’s cooling departure from Apple and the degrading nature of t

AR headsets promise new enterprise productivity, but can the startups building them survive?

Just as the Bluetooth headset ushered in an era of hands-free calling, AR startups are trying to convince manufacturing startups that AR headsets will bring new efficiencies with hands-free computing.

Week-in-Review: Auditing a dark age in Apple design

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Bumble now lets you call your matches without exchanging numbers

Bumble is giving users some new options to get to know each other inside its dating app. Today the company announced that it’s adding voice and video calls to the app. The feature is double opt-

Apple Music surpasses 60 million subscribers

Today’s major Apple news may be the departure of its design guru Jony Ive, but the even as the company stomachs the executive loss, their software plows ahead. Today, in an interview with French

My six months with $30/month email service Superhuman

A $30-per-month email service capturing the adoration of investors and founders in Silicon Valley is perhaps an unsurprising story in a subscription-obsessed landscape, yet we’re only now hearin

CTRL-labs scoops up Myo armband tech from North

Before pivoting to smart glasses, Thalmic Labs (now North) tried its best to make its Myo gestural arm band controller the future of user input. Now, another startup is picking up the baton, acquiring

Reddit quarantines its biggest headache

Reddit’s r/The_Donald subreddit has been a lingering issue for the site’s leadership. The community, which was organized in the lead-in to Trump’s presidential run, has come to repre

The next frontier for sneakerheads is trying on shoes virtually

Startups in the AR space see a bright future for bringing retail experiences into the home, but there haven’t been a ton of convincing examples of companies carrying out this vision effectively.

Drone Racing League is raising $50 million

The enterprise drone space has been heating up over the past couple years, but a startup in the entertainment drone space is raising the big cash now. The Drone Racing League is in the process of rais

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

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Facebook announces dates for Oculus Connect 6

After a busy year, Facebook’s VR arm is returning to San Jose, Calif. on September 25 and 26 for the sixth annual Oculus Connect. Oculus has had a transformative year, with the release of its Qu
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