• NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own

    NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own

    Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its laser spectrometer, a task formerly reserved for remote operation by scientists back here on Earth. JPL created the software that now… Read More

  • 3Doodler’s CEO talks about what comes after the crowdfunding

    “You don’t just hand over a prototype to manufacturing and say, ‘make this,’ ” Maxwell Bogue explains, offering some off-hand advice to hardware startups. “Whatever you made is wrong. It’s just not mass producible, as much you think it is.” He speaks from experience. The first time I met Wobbleworks’ CEO, his office was a small cube in… Read More

  • Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources

    Verizon is close to buying Yahoo assets: sources

    The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo may finally have an answer. According to three reports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way of AOL) is now the most likely company to snap up the company’s core assets — which include its search, content, mobile and advertising business — and possibly also some real estate… Read More

  • Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React

    Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React

    Facebook’s React project is an open source library that allows developers to quickly build apps and their user interfaces in JavaScript. But that’s a bit of an understatement, because besides JavaScript, you also have to learn a lot of tools to simply set up a React project. While Facebook has talked about its own tooling for React, most individual developers and startups… Read More

  • 100% Fun

    100% Fun

    If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. It’s that eventually fun overlaid itself on that network and created a world where nearly everyone could interact without fear. Kids grew up in a world where it was easier to talk to someone in… Read More

  • Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall

    Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall

    Are you ready for the performance-enhancing drugs TV special called the Olympic Games? It looks like Apple is ready for the marketing branding extravaganza as the company is releasing limited edition bands for the Apple Watch. GQ first spotted these new bands. Unfortunately, you’ll have to book a flight to Rio to buy one. Read More

  • Welcome to ‘The Daily Crunch,’ TechCrunch’s new curated daily newsletter

    Welcome to ‘The Daily Crunch,’ TechCrunch’s new curated daily newsletter

    An inbox is a terrible thing to waste, which is why I’m going to make yours much better. Welcome to The Daily Crunch, a new daily, me-curated newsletter from TechCrunch. With The Daily Crunch I not only want to keep you up to date with the biggest news in emerging tech, but also to put the news in context – and have some fun. The entire TechCrunch team does a lot of great work… Read More

  • Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code Crunch Network

    Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

    There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective credits. Even at 20 years old, most people haven’t found enough intersectionality between what they enjoy and what they are good at to pick a career — so why are we talking about grooming children to become software developers before… Read More

  • 7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees

    7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees

    7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store retail chain that boasts about 10,800 stores in North America and 59,500 in total around the world. Flirtey is a privately held company based in Reno, Nevada, which builds and operates drones… Read More

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