Natasha Lomas

Natasha Lomas

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Natasha is a senior reporter for TechCrunch, joining September 2012, based in Europe. She joined TC after a stint reviewing smartphones for CNET UK and, prior to that, more than five years covering business technology for silicon.com (now folded into TechRepublic), where she focused on mobile and wireless, telecoms & networking, and IT skills issues. She has also freelanced for organisations including The Guardian and the BBC. Natasha holds a First Class degree in English from Cambridge University, and an MA in journalism from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

The Latest from Natasha Lomas

Wayfindr Is Building An Open Standard For Indoor Navigation By Beacon

A project to probe the viability of using low power Bluetooth Beacon technology as an aid for indoor navigation -- with a special focus on helping blind and visually impaired people get around indepen

With No European Safe Harbor, Facebook Faces Privacy Complaints On Multiple Fronts

Facebook's least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC strikedown of

Pi-TopCEED Is A $99 Desktop Computer For Makers

Meet the $99 Pi-TopCEED: a desktop computer powered by the Raspberry Pi -- just add your own keyboard and mouse...

U.K. Spy Agency Does Not Require Individual Warrants To Hack

More details about U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ's use of hacking -- aka: 'computer network interference' in euphemistic official parlance -- and the oversight regime governing its hacking activities

WhatsApp Is Blocking Links To Rival App Telegram On Android

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp appears to have started deliberately blocking links to rival messaging app Telegram so users can't share clickable Telegram-associated URLs in their chats. The

Amera Is A Wireless Security Device Designed To Detect Motion And More

Assuming the human eye could see them, what would the wireless signals that we are surrounded by in our homes, businesses and cities look like? Nothing like the streams of ascii characters depicted in

Amazon Puts Out Hollow Holiday Metrics

The crowning glory of Amazon's just dropped post-Thanksgiving press missive -- trumpeting apparently accelerating holiday sales -- is the lack of any actual metrics...

Nokia Is Betting On VR Making It In Hollywood

Former mobile phone maker Nokia has professional filmmakers in its sights with a new piece of camera hardware it's been cooking up since early 2013. After teasing its plans this summer, the Finnish fi

Tingbot Wants To Embody Your Pi Projects

Another U.K.-based team is gunning to build a business out of simplifying using the Raspberry Pi single board computer. Tingbot is designed to embody Pi apps in a neat form factor, with a built-in tou

U.K. Accused Of Fast-Tracking Surveillance Powers Scrutiny

The U.K. government is being accused of once again trying to fast track complex and controversial surveillance legislation. Y'know, remember DRIPA?

Holy Smoke! New Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5…

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upped the ante when it comes to low cost single board computers, announcing a new additional to its family of microprocessors today, called Pi Zero. And it costs... ju

Now Another U.K. Carrier Is Eyeing Mobile Ad Controls

U.K. carrier O2 is the latest tech firm to throw its hat into the ad-blocking ring, telling Business Insider it's actively testing a technology that can block mobile ads at the network level.

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In Star Wars

As the market for virtual reality technology continues to grow, Apple has made an interesting acquisition that could further its role in the space. TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple has snapped upĀ 

Imagination Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Dev Kit For IoT

Another dev kit targeting developers and startups that want to build devices for the Internet of Things has launched on Kickstarter -- although its maker, Imagination Technologies, is no startup, but

DIY Computer For Kids Maker Kano Ships Its Build-Your-Own Screen Kit

Learn-to-code startup Kano is now shipping a 10.1-inch HD display to go with its keyboard plus Raspberry Pi DIY computer kit for kids.

U.K. Carrier EE Looking At Giving Users Control Over Mobile Ads

The momentum against increasingly intrusive ad tech is continuing to gain strength, with major U.K. carrier EE stepping into the debate with an announcement that it's launching a strategic review on w

Facebook ‘Class Action’ Privacy Lawsuit Moves To Austrian Supreme Court

A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook last year by Viennese lawyer and data privacy activist Max Schrems has moved up to Austria's Supreme Court which will rule on whether the suit can be treated a

Readbug Wants To Be Spotify For Indie Magazines

Readbug's pitch to its target indie magazine publishers is the chance to increase their digital reach without having to do any extra work or spend any extra money themselves. And its pitch to hipsters

PasswordBox To Close Service To Focus On Intel’s True Key

Less than a year after being acquired by Intel, PasswordBox is closing its password manager service and pushing users to migrate to -- yes, you guessed it -- Intel's alternative, True Key, which launc

Mobile OS Maker Jolla To Cut Half Its Staff, Restructure Its Debt After Funding Stalls

Finnish alternative mobile OS startup Jolla is facing the situation startups dread the most: running out of financing to keep the business going in the way they'd like. Today the Sailfish OS maker sai
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