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Investors are browsing for Chromium startups

A few months ago, we declared that “browsers are interesting again,” thanks to increased competition among the major players. Now, as more startups are getting onboard, things are getting downright e…

14 JulyTechCrunch

Chrome competitor, The Browser Company, quietly raises $5M

A handful of Silicon Valley’s notable figures are backing a software startup looking to challenge Google Chrome’s dominance. The startup, called The Browser Company, is led by Joshua Miller, who pre…

14 JulyTechCrunch

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' is the ideal 'Animal Crossing' break

The Origami King plays with the texture and malleability of paper in brilliant ways, mixing 3D animations and realism with 2D visuals. Mario’s journey spans a handful of large, unique maps that playe…

14 JulyEngadget

Watch With Friends brings remote Netflix watch parties to Apple TV and Roku devices

A new app from Caavo brings watch parties to the big screen With move theaters shuttered and folks still stuck at home due to the pandemic, remote viewing party services have shot up in popularity, …

14 JulyThe Verge

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones are just $220 at Woot

Down to $220 today only or until it sells out Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Sonys WH-1000XM3…

14 JulyThe Verge

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event: what to expect from the Unpacked keynote

Wearables, earbuds, and more Its official: Samsungs next big product launch is happening on August 5th at 10AM ET, and itll be a virtual event as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The main …

14 JulyThe Verge

Black influencers are underpaid, and a new Instagram account is proving it

Mikai McDermott first realized how underpaid she was while at her first photoshoot. McDermott, then a 19-year-old influencer and the only Black model on set, asked for £100 for the day, not knowing w…

14 JulyThe Verge

Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation…

14 JulyTechCrunch

Social Construct's computer-optimized buildings could shake construction industry's foundations

Construction is one of the largest industries still resisting the call of the 21st century, its practitioners opting for decades-old but tried and true methods. Ben Huh, of Cheezburger fame, aims to …

14 JulyTechCrunch

The IPO market stays hot, as nCino prices above range and Jamf targets a ~$2B valuation

Despite some market chop, the US IPO market is still active, with fresh debut nCinopricing above its elevated price range, and Jamf moving to start its pricing process after filing to go public at th…

14 JulyTechCrunch

ClassPass co-founder Sanjiv Sanghavi joins Arcadia, bringing consumer marketing savvy to clean energy

“Helping navigate the elusiveness of product market fit” is how Sanjiv Sanghavi, the co-founder of ClassPass and itinerant startup executive describes his roles at different companies.  From ClassPa…

14 JulyTechCrunch

OpenCV AI Kit aims to do for computer vision what Raspberry Pi did for hobbyist hardware

A new gadget called the OpenCV AI Kit, or OAK, looks to replicate the success of Raspberry Pi and other minimal computing solutions, but for the growing fields of computer vision and 3D perception. I…

14 JulyTechCrunch

Announcing The TechCrunch List, a founder-friendly directory of first check and lead VCs

Nothing is more important for founders than finding their first check or the investor who will lead their round, and yet, finding the right VCs to invest in their startups is an arduous and agonizing…

14 JulyTechCrunch

The VCs who founders love the most

Over the past month, we have been asking founders to submit recommendations of VCs forThe TechCrunch List, our newly-launched curated directory of investors who are ready to write first checks and le…

14 JulyTechCrunch

Identity platform Auth0 raises $120M Series F funding round at $1.92B valuation

Developer-centric identity platform Auth0 today announced that it has raised a $120 million Series F round led by Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures,…

14 JulyTechCrunch

Palm Springs review: the perfect comedy for a world where nothing matters anymore

Its like Groundhog Day but for millennial burnout Image: Hulu Were all tired. Every day runs together, an endless tangle of hours and screens and occasional bursts of daylight to recharge. Old rout…

14 JulyThe Verge

Peacock’s not-so-secret ingredient in the streaming wars is its free tier

Nobody else in the streaming world is doing that Peacock is NBCUniversals new streaming service and the last major entrant in the colloquial streaming wars. But Gidon Katz, the companys president of…

14 JulyThe Verge

You can now build custom synths for the Sensel Morph

Sensel’sMorph is, by design, a bit of a shapeshifter. It can be a film editing bay, a drum machine, a drawing pad, etc... That malleability is getting another boost today with the announcement that i…

14 JulyEngadget

In ‘Ghost of Tsushima,’ Sony saves PS4’s best for last

Being a samurai game, you’re going to be slicing and dicing your way through enemy crowds using the Sakai family’s heirloom katana but your wakizashi won’t spend much time in its sheath either. It’s …

14 JulyEngadget

Ghost of Tsushima review: a PS4 samurai game that’s a little too familiar

Ghost of Tsushima is at its best when its quiet. The latest PS4 game from developer Sucker Punch is an attempt to merge the structure of a conventional open-world game with the setting of a classic …

14 JulyThe Verge

Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

Since WannaCry and NotPetya struck the internet just over three years ago, the security industry has scrutinized every new Windows bug that could be used to create a similar world-shaking worm. Now o…

14 JulyWired

Lego's buildable NES console comes with a 'playable' game

Well, that didn't take long. Following yesterday’s tantalizing tweet, Lego has officially unveiled its brick-based replica of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (which just so happens to turn 3…

14 JulyEngadget

Haul Anything—Even the Kids—in Urban Arrow's Cargo Bike

One of the biggest surprises of parenthood has been dealing with the overwhelming amounts of stuff. Take going to the beach, for example. Before kids, a quick beach trip was as complicated as putting…

14 JulyWired

Ford's 2021 Bronco SUVs offer 360-degree cameras for a 'spotter view'

After years of leaks and speculation, Ford is finally showing off the three 4x4s that will reintroduce its Bronco brand. The two- and four-door Broncos are “rugged” SUVs with removable roof panels an…

14 JulyEngadget

Lego made a 2,600-piece replica of playing Mario on the NES

Itll launch on August 1st

14 JulyThe Verge

Your Car Is Spewing Microplastics That Blow Around the World

When the world fully transitions from cars that run on dinosaur juice to cars that run on electricity, humanity will have eliminated a major source of planet-warming carbon dioxide and a major threat…

14 JulyWired

Kano's New Kid-Friendly Laptop Is Cheap and Repairable

Silicon Valley dreamers have long envisioned a world where every child is holding a laptop. It sounds good on paper, but it's proven stubbornly difficult to manifest in reality. Not only do you need …

14 JulyWired

Google Moves to Secures the Cloud From Itself

Sensitive data needs to be encrypted both when it's at rest and in transitthat is, when it's passively stored and when it's being sent from one spot to another. Covering these two bases protects info…

14 JulyWired

Could Trump Win the War on Huawei—and Is TikTok Next?

The US doesnt necessarily deny its own surveillance ambitions, and while the US is careful to never be this blunt diplomatically, its argument around 5G security effectively boils down to this: Someo…

14 JulyWired

The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

The Covid party craze continues to sweep the nationor, at least, the nations news organizations. The latest example comes from Texas, where a 30-year-old man is said to have confessed on his death be…

14 JulyWired