Gadgets

Nothing is prepping a new pair of earbuds

When Nothing was unveiled early last year, founder Carl Pei promised that the hardware startup had a full road map. Early stories about the London-based firm alluded to a pitch deck full of Pokémon c

Apple Watch Ultra first impressions

We posted a pair of Apple Watch reviews this time last week. Both the Series 8 and second-gen SE received high marks for their categories — flagship and budget, respectively. Were Apple to stick

Kalogon’s smart cushion for wheelchairs keeps the pressure off and brings in $3.3M

Anyone who has to use a wheelchair regularly runs the risk of incurring injury from poor circulation. Kalogon believes it can mitigate this common but potentially life-threatening condition with a sma

Google’s new Chromecast costs $30 — and it has a remote

Google announced a new Chromecast with HD streaming support today that costs just $30 and has a remote control with it. The company is launching the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) — yes, that’

AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) review: Welcome updates to Apple’s best buds

Market share analyses aren’t an exact science, exactly. Different firms take different factors into account, though more often than not, the numbers more or less line up among the bigger players. We

Limbo is tackling obesity with a pair of wearables and decades of physiology

In recent years there has been a flurry of startup activity aimed at commercializing blood glucose biosensors — aka, wearable tech that was originally developed for diabetes management. These co

These autonomous, wireless robots could dance on a human hair

The competition to create ever smaller, ever better robots is a fierce one, and Cornell University is out front now with a set of bots small enough to sit on a human hair but that can move on their ow

Tech is at the heart of the biggest chess drama in years

The chess world is currently consumed by a drama as lurid and compelling, in its way, as the “Don’t Worry Darling” fracas. Involving implications of cheating at the highest levels of

Apple to move 25% iPhone production to India by 2025, 20% iPad and Apple Watch to Vietnam, analysts say

Apple began assembling some of its devices in India and Vietnam a few years ago, slowly cutting its reliance on China. The Cupertino-giant is now gearing up to make the two nations key global manufact

Logitech announces a handheld console focused on cloud gaming

Logitech is unveiling a brand new device today that is both intriguing and easy to understand. The Logitech G Cloud is a handheld console that focuses primarily on cloud gaming services, such as Xbox

Framework partners with Google for a user-repairable $999 Chromebook

Repairable electronics firm Framework just announced a new take on the company’s signature laptop. Produced in association with Google, the company is releasing the Framework Laptop Chromebook Editi

SoftBank Robotics Europe is now Aldebaran (again)

Its 2015 acquisition of Aldebaran didn’t go as smoothly as SoftBank hoped. At the time, the French robotics startup was best known for its Nao, which had become a fairly ubiquitous presence in resea

Peloton’s rower arrives in December, priced at $3,200

The Peloton Row hasn’t been a particularly well-kept secret over the last couple of years. After long-standing rumors, the connected fitness firm teased the rowing machine in a member’s video back

How to set up eSIM on your new iPhone 14

Apple has had support for eSIM since the iPhone Xs/XR, but this year it is going all in by ditching the physical SIM card slot for all iPhone 14 versions sold in the U.S. While models sold in other co

Adobe buys Figma, Uber gets hacked, and Google shrinks Area 120

Hello, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the last sevenish days. The goal? Even if you’ve had a busy week, a q

Lynk may beat Starlink and Apple to the punch as FCC approves its space-based texting

SpaceX and T-Mobile may have hogged the headlines with their flashy pre-announcement about Starlink connectivity last month, and Apple last week, but Lynk has been putting in the work and may very wel

Anki’s spiritual successor hits Kickstarter with some impressive moves

Like a number of attendees, I was taken with ClicBot when I first saw it a few CESes ago. We’re all up to our ears in “educational” robotics kits. STEM learning is important, of course, but the

Unagi launches the updated Model One Voyager, a subscribable scooter

Unagi is perhaps best known for its Model One and its (now cancelled) Model Eleven scooter. Today, the company announced it has a new micromobility transportation tool in the works, the Voyager. It pa

The Apple Watch SE isn’t as much of a compromise as you might think

It may surprise the casual reader to learn that I don’t run a trillion-dollar multinational corporation. Like any decent tech writer, however, I’m more than happy to offer all my opinions on the m

Escend is bringing neck-breaking micromobility to your feet

Escend is a U.K.-based startup that must have figured that scooters were too big, instead deciding to shrink micromobility even further (what are we calling this — picomobility?), adding a batte
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