AWS revenue growth slips a bit, but remains Amazon’s golden goose

Like Azure last week, AWS reported some slippage in its cloud earnings growth numbers today, dropping from 49% growth last year at this time to 37% this year. Total revenue increased from Q2 last year, from $6.105 billion to $8.381 billion this year. Today’s report puts the company on an astonishing run rate of more […]

Apple releases GPS 'rollover' fix for iPhone 5, 4S, and old iPads

Is Apple cutting corners in order to cut prices? The storage drive in the new MacBook Air is significantly slower than the earlier model. ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and TechRepublic’s Karen Roby discuss why, and will customers notice? Read more: https://zd.net/2LpmElu Apple doesn’t even repair 2012-era devices like the iPhone 5, now classified as “vintage”. However, […]

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific

Update: Deorbit complete. RIP Tiangong-2. The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the eight-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit maneuver.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn’t a mystery where this particular […]

The safest way to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? You could run out and buy a new one with more storage — and a bigger price tag — or you could take some time to free up some space for the things that you want to carry with you. Must read: iPhone, iPad, and Mac […]

Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will

Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that it should be broken up or slowed down. Its top executives have each claimed that if the U.S. limits its size, blocks its acquisitions or bans its cryptocurrency, Chinese company’s absent these restrictions will win abroad, bringing more power […]

Moment takes to the sky with an anamorphic lens, filters, and cases for drones

Image: Moment Moment is known for making advanced external lenses that take your smartphone photography to the next level. Last year I tested out the Moment anamorphic lens and continue to buy Moment photo cases when I pick up new phones. Today, Moment launched its latest Kickstarter campaign to bring the anamorphic experience to the […]

Three big iPhone problems Apple might not be able to fix

Apple CEO lambasts Silicon Valley for not owning up to privacy mistakes Time for tech companies to take responsibility for the digital privacy mess they’re created, says Apple chief. Read more: https://zd.net/31H1sfD It’s hard to think of Apple, a company with hundreds of billions in the bank and billions more rolling in every quarter, […]

Kano, the kids-focused coding and hardware startup, inks deal with Microsoft, launches $300 Kano PC

Kano, the kids-focused coding and hardware startup, inks deal with Microsoft, launches $300 Kano PC

Kano, the London-based startup that builds hardware designed to teach younger people about computing and coding, is taking a significant step forward in its growth strategy today. The startup has inked a partnership with Microsoft that sees Kano launching the Kano PC, a new 11.6-inch touch-enabled, Intel Atom-powered computer, its first to run Windows — […]

More tickets available to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Get ready for summer in the city, TechCrunch -style. We just released a fresh batch of tickets to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, tickets to our popular event sell out quickly, and they’ll be gone before you know it. Don’t wait — buy your ticket today. Join us […]