UK pension startup Smart banks $95M

Smart, a London-based startup that helps employers and their employees manage and monitor their pensions, said that it has closed $95 million in Series E funding. It plans to use the capital to expand

These leaders are coming to Robotics + AI on March 3. Why aren’t you?

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI brings together a wide group of the ecosystem’s leading minds on March 3 at UC Berkeley. Over 1,000+ attendees are expected from all facets of the robotics and

Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth more than $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with t

Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions

Gmail has recently introduced a brand new redesign. While you can disable or ignore most of the new features, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that you should repl

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility service

Smart’s autonomous concept car literally says “Hello”

Smart’s concept of a future autonomous vehicle is, as you might expect from the Daimler-owned automaker, small and adorable. But it’s even easier to anthropomorphize than the existing Smar

New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe's price is $1,200 less than

Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America

The adorable little Smart cars you see on North American roads from here on out will likely be primarily electric, as the company has decided to cease sales of its gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio

Kansas City is now a smart city

Nine months ago, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would be investing $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart — like, Internet o

Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered opti

Daimler begins testing Smart car trunk delivery service with DHL

Packages delivered to the trunk of your car isn’t an entirely new concept; last April, Amazon started testing a service to do just that in partnership with Audi and DHL in Munich. Now, Daimler i

Volkswagen throws in with LG on ‘Cross-Over’ connected car platform

Everyone’s picking teams for the coming connected car wars, and Volkswagen and LG have chosen each other. The new smart car squad announced a “memorandum of understanding” to collabo

David Fine talks smart cities, the future of IoT on Technotopia

John Biggs Contributor Share on X John Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer, former East Coast Editor and current contributing writer for TechCrunch. He writes mainly about technology, cryptocurr

Move Over, Uber, SF Residents Can “Yo” A Smart Car To Take Them Anywhere They Want Tomorrow

A very gimmicky Mercedes-Benz campaign hopes to tap into the SF tech millennial market tomorrow by offering free rides in its smart electric vehicles to anyone who sends them a "Yo." Starting at no

SITU Scale Tallies Up The Nutritional Information Of All Your Food

Sure, you know what food you’re eating, but you don’t necessarily know what’s in that food you put inside you. SITU is a food scale that doesn’t just measure weight – it offe

Bluetooth SIG Announces A Lot Of Weird Branding For 4.0-Compatible Devices

If your device is Bluetooth Smart Ready then it's compatible with Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth but if it's Smart then it's not compatible with regular Bluetooth. Got that? The Bluetooth SIG, neve

Tag Heuer's Android Powered Link Smart Phone

<img src="">No, it isn't a watch but it does tell the time - this is the exclusive debut of the

Docomo's cell phone line-up for this summer (part 2: PRIME and PRO series)

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Docomo rolls out 17 (partly awesome) cell phones in Japan (part 1: STYLE and SMART series)

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These boots were made for tracking

<img src="" />DARPA, everyone's favorite organization that sounds suspiciously like Dharma, is working on tracking sensors that can be emb
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