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Samsung hired ‘The Piano’ composer to write a score for a movie about a washing machine

Samsung hired ‘The Piano’ composer to write a score for a movie about a washing machine

Maybe it’s crass consumerism — or a comment on how far we’ve sunk as society. Or maybe it’s some kind of 21st century homage to Andy Warhol’s…challenging cinematic output. One thing we know for sure…

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The Flying Eye and you and I

The Flying Eye and you and I

It’s refreshing, in this difficult time, when technology and the tech industry seem trapped in a quicksand of endless ethical…

Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and…

AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing…” AWS decided to wait a week…

Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your…

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in…

CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes

CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes

CoreOS announced Tectonic 1.8, its latest update of the popular Kubernetes container orchestration tool. It features a new open services…

For founders and investors, it’s time for some “real talk” about money

For founders and investors, it’s time for some “real talk” about money

Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta. More posts by this contributor: Consciously or not, founders’ attitudes toward money…

WannaDrink is the hack that will finally destroy my liver

WannaDrink is the hack that will finally destroy my liver

Onstage today at our TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hackathon I have seen the future of my liver… and it looks bleak.…

Apple releases iOS 11.2 with ‘I.T’ autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash

Apple releases iOS 11.2 with ‘I.T’ autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash

Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night (Cupertino time). iOS 11.2 brings Apple Pay Cash, but…

Alibaba is buying Israeli startup Visualead’s tech to establish a Tel Aviv R&D center

Alibaba is buying Israeli startup Visualead’s tech to establish a Tel Aviv R&D center

Alibaba announced a massive $15 billion research ‘DAMO Academy’ project focused on R&D last month, and it is laying the…

There are now 25M active business profiles on Instagram

There are now 25M active business profiles on Instagram

Instagram announced this morning that it now has 25 million active business profiles, up from 15 million in July. The…

Snapchat starts algorithm-personalized redesign splitting social and media

Snapchat starts algorithm-personalized redesign splitting social and media

By putting best friends first and dividing them from professional publishers, Snapchat hopes to conquer Instagram and revive its own…

Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips

Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips

In February of this year, Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt. Today, the fruits of that acquisition are being passed…

Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to ‘fess up to a security breach. In…

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Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets

Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets

Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems.…

Here’s everything new Niantic just added to Pokémon GO

Here’s everything new Niantic just added to Pokémon GO

Weather spawns The weather will influence what spawns around you. If a Pokémon spawns because of weather patterns, it’ll have…

Zelda expansion, Death Stranding and other titles hyped at The Game Awards

Zelda expansion, Death Stranding and other titles hyped at The Game Awards

The Game Awards, an event that’s exactly what it sounds like, took place shortly ago and, like any gaming event,…

Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

Watch Ultrahaptics use ultrasound to let you feel imaginary objects

Ultrahaptics lets you touch what you see in virtual and augmented reality, or even give a 2D poster 3D feeling.…