Uber debuts Uber Freight Plus to lower operating costs for carriers

Uber is sweetening the pot for its Uber Freight offering aimed at commercial trucking. The company is launching Uber Freight Plus today, a program designed to help alleviate costs around some of the m

Waze Carpool expands to the entire state of Washington

Google -owned Waze is growing the footprint of its Waze Carpool product with a market expansion today to cover all of Washington state. That means Carpool is now available in California, Texas, Washin

Arlington, Texas replaces local bus service with Via on-demand ride-sharing

Mobility service providers are engaging with city transportation authorities in a variety of different ways, but the most extreme example so far might be a new partnership between the city of Arlingto

After Harvey, ignore the climate debate and focus on building better, more efficient cities

As <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/climate/how-hurricane-harvey-became-so-destructive.html?action=click&amp;register=google" rel="noopener">Tropical Storm Harvey</a> ma

Texas gets closer to allowing self-driving vehicle testing on public roads

A new state might join the ranks of those that allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads: A bill just passed the Texas Senate Transportation Committee that spells out a path toward statutes

Texas Attorney General Says Texans Using DraftKings Or FanDuel Are Probably Breaking The Law

In a situation nearly identical to what happened in Illinois a few weeks ago, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has responded to a request from a state representative who asked if Paxton believes Da

Apple Goes Big In Texas With $304 Million Austin Campus

Most of the news around Austin this week is centered around <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/sxsw-2012/coverage/">SXSW</a>, naturally, but Texas Governor (and erstwhile presidential candida

Startup Texas Is Latest Region To Join The Startup America Initiative

With today's launch of <a href="http://tx.startupamericapartnership.org/">Startup Texas</a>, Texas becomes the latest U.S. state to join the growing list of regions in the <a href="http://www.startupa

Vista almost banned from Texas government computers (!!!ROFL!!!)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/texasvista.jpg">What's up now, Ballmer! The entire State of Texas is one step closer to banning the somewhat craptastic Windows Vista fro

13-year-old would rather play Halo with hooker than get laid, will be next 40-year-old virgin

What is with America’s youth these days? 13-year-old Ralph Hardy from Newark, Texas, decided that he was going to spend $30,000 on junk food, gadgets, an Xbox and two hookers with a stolen CC, which

Texas wants Amazon to pay up, pardner

Online retailer Amazon has some ‘splaining to do. Texas officials are investigating whether or not the online retailer has a distribution center in Irvin, Texas. If they do, Amazon will owe mill

World's most powerful laser developed in Texas

Straight out of the University of Texas at Austin comes the world’s most powerful laser. I just assumed that most lasers were very powerful, but apparently the great state of Texas has the best

AT&T begins rolling out Wi-Fi service in San Antonio Starbucks

We knew AT&T was taking over T-Mobile’s hotspot service across all Starbucks, but I didn’t think it would happen this soon. I guess it’s spring. The first known Starbucks to give

Off to SXSW Interactive

[photopress:sxswna.jpg,full,right] So I convinced Bossman Biggs to let me go to south by southwest in Austin, Texas for CrunchGear. The show is split into music, film and interactive sections. I&#8217

Flashmobbers stage iPod dance party in Texas capitol

The whole flashmob thing is so 2005, but that didn’t stop 50 iPod owners in Austin, Texas, from organizing one with a simple, yet fun-sounding, goal: iPod dance party in the capitol building. Th

Albert, Texas: Mint condition, 13 acres, low reserve!!!

A man in Italy bought the small Texas town of Albert on eBay for $3.8 million on Friday. That’s awesome. I wish I had my own town. Lucky jerk. Good for him, though. Nobody currently lives in the

The Ultimate Geek Cab

Some of us have trouble pulling ourselves away from the computer and sometimes that can be OK. But if you need your fix of video gaming and Internet surfing and happen to live in Austin, Texas, you ma

Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

Sure you can pin the blame on your unsecured router when the RIAA or MPAA comes knocking at your door, but when it’s the FBI and you’re accused of having tons of child pornography, don&#82

Apple, Samsung, Sandisk Sued Over MP3 Patent Infringement

With last week’s record-breaking pay out from Microsoft over a patent, it was only a matter of time before a bunch of nasty trolls came out of the woodwork to prey on innocent, unsuspecting comp