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Google claims that Bard is improving at math and programming

Bard, Google’s beleaguered AI-powered chatbot, is slowly improving at tasks involving logic and reasoning. That’s according to a blog post published today by the tech giant, which suggests

Need to charge your EV? Apple Maps will show open spots near you

Apple has added a new feature in iOS 17 designed to help EV drivers find available chargers. On Wednesday at its annual developer conference WWDC 2023, the tech company previewed a series of new fea

ChatGPT told Charlie Brooker exactly how not to write a ‘Black Mirror’ episode

“Black Mirror” has been one of the most consistently on-target (and consistently frightening) satires of humanity’s relationship with technology. So consistent, in fact, that ChatGPT was

Ask Sophie: Why is there no movement in the June Visa Bulletin for India EB-3?

Can't the Department of State/USCIS track the interfiled applications between EB-2 and EB-3 and move the dates accordingly?

‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ will debut on Disney+ on August 23

Disney+ revealed Wednesday the premiere date for the upcoming live-action series “Star Wars: Ahsoka,” which is set to debut on August 23. “Star Wars: Ahsoka” takes place after the fall of the

NASA spends $45M to seed tech from hundreds of space businesses

Hundreds of small aerospace businesses will receive grant funding from NASA to accelerate their technologies, as part of a wider government program to seed cutting-edge American enterprises. A total o

Amazon Pay taps Affirm to be its first buy now, pay later player in the US

Affirm has become the first buy now, pay later player to be added to Amazon Pay, the two companies announced today. As part of the new partnership, any Amazon Pay merchants in the U.S. can now choose

Antler branches out from pre-seed to later-stage investing with $285M fund

Antler has made a name for itself with its rather trusting method of investing in founders without actually knowing what they’re founding. Now the global investment network is moving past pre-se

Meta to let users refuse its cross-site tracking following German antitrust intervention

Meta has been dragged kicking and screaming into another notable privacy concession in Europe: The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has announced a new account center incoming which will see the tec

Businesses will be able to accept IDs in Apple Wallet with iOS 17, among other changes

Apple this morning announced two significant changes to Apple Wallet among a handful of other updates that didn’t make the keynote address on Monday, which kicked off the start of its Worldwide

Contextual AI launches from stealth to build enterprise-focused language models

Large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s GPT-4 are powerful, paradigm-shifting tools that promise to upend industries. But they suffer from limitations that make them less attractive to enterp

Apple’s new toolkit makes it easier for developers to bring Windows games to Mac

Apple has unveiled a new toolkit that is designed to make it easier and faster for developers to bring their PC games to macOS. The tech giant unveiled the Game Porting Toolkit this week at its annual

Cava’s sensible IPO ambitions could spur more companies to go public

Cava's multi-billion-dollar IPO valuation could be the kick in the pants that companies need to start going public again.

DeepMind repurposes game-playing AIs to optimize code and infrastructure

DeepMind’s Alpha series of AIs has provided a few world-firsts, like AlphaGo beating the world champion at Go. Now these AIs originally trained around playing games have been put to work on othe

Minecraft is releasing a new version for Chromebooks

Minecraft is releasing a new version of its game Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Chromebooks for $19.99. The purchase will give users access to Minecraft Marketplace, the ability to play on Realms and

Meta Verified arrives in India, now honors ‘legacy’ verified badges

Meta Verified, the Facebook and Instagram owner’s recently launched paid verification system, is expanding to India, the company announced today via post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his Instagra

TikTok expands its ‘Series’ paywall feature to more creators

Previously only available to select content creators, TikTok’s Series feature is now available to users in 94 countries. The feature allows creators to lock a “series” of exclusive content behin

Register for today’s TechCrunch Live’s event on Atlanta right here!

TechCrunch Live is excited to host a special, extended episode focused on the great city of Atlanta, Georgia. The show kicks off today at 2:30pm EDT, and concludes at 4:30pm EDT following a pitch-off

Real estate is facing a climate crisis, but there might be a way through

It's not an easy problem to solve, but there might be huge potential here.

OpenAI still not training GPT-5, Sam Altman says

OpenAI is still not training GPT-5, months after the Microsoft-backed startup pledged to not work on the successor to GPT-4 “for some time” after many industry executives and academics ex
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