Viral article puts brakes on China’s food delivery frenzy

Viral article puts brakes on China’s food delivery frenzy

For China’s food delivery workers, life can feel like a constant battle with algorithms, traffic police, and disgruntled customers. An essay detailing the hazardous work conditions of China’s food delivery drivers went viral on the internet on Tuesday, causing a moment of national reckonings on algorithmic harms to people. In China’s populated urban hubs, one […]

Qualcomm-powered Chinese XR startup Nreal raises $40 million

Qualcomm-powered Chinese XR startup Nreal raises $40 million

Nreal, one of the most-watched mixed reality startups in China, just secured $40 million from a group of high-profile investors in a Series B round that could potentially bring more adoption to its portable augmented headsets. Kuaishou, the archrival to TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin, led the round, marking yet another video platform to establish links […]

NZXT looks to lure beginning gamers with its $699 Starter PC desktop

NZXT looks to lure beginning gamers with its $699 Starter PC desktop

NZXT Starter PC With companies without gaming pedigrees like Acer and Lenovo offering entry-level PCs for budding gamers, manufacturing veterans have to compete for budding gamers who aren’t ready (or able) to spend more than $1,000 for a decked-out gaming desktop. NZXT, long known for its cases and other gaming components, isn’t beating around the […]

Daily Crunch: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps

India continues to crack down on Chinese apps, Microsoft launches a deepfake detector and Google offers a personalized news podcast. This is your Daily Crunch for September 2, 2020. The big story: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps The Indian government continues its purge of apps created by or linked to Chinese companies. It […]

Walmart-exclusive TrillerTok will run on Azure, or Oracle, or something

Walmart-exclusive TrillerTok will run on Azure, or Oracle, or something

If you can’t keep up with the latest rumor mill on TikTok’s impending doom acquisition, my suggestion is simple: don’t. Or instead, enjoy it for what it is: one of the most absurd bakeoff deals in investment banking history. Walmart and its always low prices are in the fray. Oracle is looking to find synergies […]

Security researcher discloses Safari bug after Apple delays patch

Image: REDTEAM.PL A security researcher has published details today about a Safari browser bug that could be abused to leak or steal files from users’ devices. The bug was discovered by Pawel Wylecial, co-founder of Polish security firm REDTEAM.PL. Wylecial initially reported the bug to Apple earlier this spring, in April, but the researcher decided […]

Security researcher discloses Safari bug after Apple's delays patch

Security researcher discloses Safari bug after Apple's delays patch

Image: REDTEAM.PL A security researcher has published details today about a Safari browser bug that could be abused to leak or steal files from users’ devices. The bug was discovered by Pawel Wylecial, co-founder of Polish security firm REDTEAM.PL. Wylecial initially reported the bug to Apple earlier this spring, in April, but the researcher decided […]