• CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates

    CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates

    Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, possibly reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first few weeks of pregnancy. CRISPR Cas9 can modify or snip out genetic defects thought to contribute to miscarriage, but until now it wasn’t clear why some embryos continued to form into a fetus and others did not. Read More

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

    iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

    If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Read More

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    Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy

    Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy

    Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul. Read More

  • Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India

    Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India

    Google has added a new feature that allows web users to contribute their own movie and television reviews right within Google search results – a step towards the possible implementation of Google’s own Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB-like reviews service. But before you get too excited about this, be aware that the feature is currently only available in India. The addition was first spotted… Read More

  • Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone Crunch Network

    Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

    The irony of strict regulation is that while it drives up the quality of care, it also drives up costs, making it unreachable for those without health insurance. The fact that few for-profit screening services exist outside of health insurance ecosystems suggests the cost of FDA approval makes it prohibitively expensive to develop low-cost solutions. This leaves no options for the poor. Read More

  • TC’s Original Content podcast watches the Emmys and goes to Disrupt

    TC’s Original Content podcast watches the Emmys and goes to Disrupt

    This week, we’re mixing up the format on TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast. Your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha were both at the Disrupt SF conference this week, which meant that they were able to record the news recap in person. We discussed Hulu’s big victories at the Emmy Awards, other Emmy wins for Netflix and Hulu and CBS’ new Star Trek series… Read More

  • Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convert

    Logitech’s MX Ergo made me a trackball convert

    Some geeks of my vintage have a nostalgic fondness for trackballs, but I never managed to form such an association. Instead, I’ve been pretty much a dedicated mouse user since the mouse first became an option. But Logitech’s MX Ergo wireless trackball has changed all that – and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. The new trackball has some highlight features including… Read More

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