Apps

Google’s Android Studio 4.0 is a major upgrade for the app development tool

Google has launched Android Studio 4.0, adding a host of new features to the app development environment. The most eye-catching of the upgrades is a souped-up...

Facebook takes on Twitter with Venue, a ‘second screen’ companion for live events

Facebook’s R&D group, NPE Team, is launching a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events, Venue. This is the third new app to...

Chrome moves to automatically block abusive notification requests

You won’t have to endure annoying notification popups from random sites when using Chrome for much longer. Google has announced it’s cracking down on sites...

Twitter now lets you schedule tweets — here’s how

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff....

YouTube finally adds built-in timestamps with ‘Chapters’

One of the most annoying things about YouTube is trying to find the right time for the specific content you’re looking for, especially in long...

Hulu is testing an official Watch Party feature (for some viewers)

In this era of social distancing, online watch parties — watching online content in sync with friends — have become commonplace, but doing so usually...

Gadgets News

TinyML is giving hardware new life

The latest embedded software technology moves hardware into an almost magical realm Adam Benzion 7 hours Adam Benzion Contributor A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech...

How to upgrade your at-home videoconference setup: Lighting edition

In this instalment of our ongoing series around making the most of your at-home video setup, we’re going to focus on one of the most...

BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap...

Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance

A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have...

Audient’s EVO 4 is a sleek, modern USB audio interface with useful smart features

The USB audio interface is a fairly standardized device – for those who might not know, that’s the hardware you use to take a microphone...

Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new version of its flagship model, the Raspberry Pi 4. In addition to the models that come with...

Mobile News

This scenic image soft-bricks Android smartphones when set as wallpaper

A scenic image that is making the rounds on social media soft-bricks some Android smartphones when it is set as the device’s wallpaper. Choosing a...

Take a break from Netflix with a free Kindle Unlimited subscription

If you’re looking for a new way to be entertained this weekend, how about all the books you can read? Right now, you can enjoy...

How to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android devices

Changing phones causes enough anxiety without having to worry about preserving your contacts. One of the most important aspects of switching both phones and platforms...

Apple Watch Series 5 down to cheapest-ever price (again)

Andy Boxall/DigitalTrendsThe Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale at Amazon for $300, down from $399 — the cheapest we’ve seen it to date. It’s...

These are the best cheap Apple deals for June 2020

Whether you are a dedicated Apple fan, you’d be happy to see it disappear altogether, or you fall somewhere closer to the middle of that...

The best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals for June 2020

The Apple iPad may still be the number one tablet in terms of popularity, but it’s hardly the only game in town anymore. Android tablets...

Social

4 views on the future of retail and the shopping experience

The global spread of COVID-19 and resulting orders to shelter in place have hit retailers hard. As the pandemic drags on, temporary halts are becoming...

Daily Crunch: Trump takes aim at social media companies

President Trump follows through on his threat to challenge the legal protections enjoyed by social media and internet companies, Magic Leap’s CEO is stepping down...

Facebook takes on Twitter with Venue, a ‘second screen’ companion for live events

Facebook’s R&D group, NPE Team, is launching a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events, Venue. This is the third new app to...

Twitter screens Trump’s Minneapolis threat-tweet for glorifying violence

After applying a fact-checking label Tuesday to a misleading vote-by-mail tweet made by US president Donald Trump, Twitter is on a roll and has labeled another...

Twitter hides Trump’s Minneapolis tweet and labels it for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has placed a warning label on a tweet posted by President Trump that seemed to call for violence in retaliation against protestors in Minneapolis...

Can TikTok’s new CEO convince big brands to spend on the platform? 

TikTok tapped former Disney exec Kevin Mayer last week to be its new CEO and to serve as COO of parent company ByteDance. Hiring a...

Software News

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils its Shops e-commerce platform

Facebook and Instagram are making a bigger push into e-commerce, MasterClass raises $100 million and Microsoft launches a new project management tool called Lists. Here’s...

Green shoots for software companies

Looking for good news despite all the market gloom Alex Wilhelm 7 hours Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies,...

Sonos launches Sonos Radio, a free streaming radio service including artist and genre stations

Sonos has launched its first in-house music streaming offering: Sonos Radio, a digital streaming radio service that includes both existing radio stations from TuneIn and...

An IPO? In this economy?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Late last week a Chinese...

Lucidchart raises $52M Series D, passes $100M ARR

Continuing our coverage of Utah-based startups, this morning we have our second big round of the year from the state. Lucid Software, best known as...

Equity Monday: Two early-stage rounds, grocery delivery and SoftBank’s bill

Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Before we jump into today’s show, don’t forget...

Startups

6 VCs share their bets on the future of work

As tech companies like Twitter and Facebook gear up for longer-term remote work solutions, the future of work is becoming one of the more exciting...

Startups Weekly: Remote-first work will mean ‘globally fair compensation’

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. Most tech...

Jeremy Conrad left his own VC firm to start a company, and investors like what he’s building

When this editor first met Jeremy Conrad, it was in 2014, at the 8,000-square-foot former fish factory that was home to Lemnos, a hardware-focused venture...

The best investment every digital brand can make during the COVID-19 pandemic

Steve Tan Contributor Steve Tan is a Singapore-based serial entrepreneur and full-stack digital marketer with over 14 years of hands-on experience who is also the...

Bunq adds donations to charities and tests redesign

Challenger bank Bunq is adding a new feature that lets you donate to charities directly from the app. In addition to that, Bunq is also...

How startups can leverage elastic services for cost optimization

Joey Lei Contributor Joey Lei is director of service management at Synoptek, a global systems integrator and managed services provider. Prior to joining Synoptek, he...

Technology

9 underrated marketing tips that turned Slack into a software giant

Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more...

Report: Podcasts have grown 129,000% (yes, percent) in the last decade

Podcasting platform Stitcher said number podcasts have grown by 129,000% (that’s not a typo) in the last decade. In its annual podcasting report, the company...

India’s sports industry will take a giant tech leap when it reopens in a post-Covid-19 world

One of India’s most popular sporting events, the Indian Premier League, was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The cricket tournament, which has sold...

OpenAI’s gigantic GPT-3 hints at the limits of language models for AI

A little over a year ago, OpenAI, an artificial intelligence company based in San Francisco, stunned the world by showing a dramatic leap in what...

Facebook Australia full-year profit slips slightly as revenue receives 33% boost

Facebook Australia has reported after-tax profit of AU$22.7 million for the 2019 financial year, slightly down from last year's AU$23.3 million.For the year ending 31...

PlayStation 5 games reveal event June 4: How to watch, start time and what to expect

Sony's invite for its June 4 PlayStation event Sony The coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the annual E3 video game show this year, but...