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Veteran tech journalist Dan Frommer launches his own subscription publication, The New Consumer

Dan Frommer has worked at some of the best-known publications in tech and business journalism — he w...

Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs bu...

Epic Games CEO says Apex Legends hasn’t made a dent in Fortnite

In the wake of Apex Legends, which has briskly grown to 50 million players, many have wondered wheth...

UK’s Police Federation hit by ransomware

The U.K.’s Police Federation has confirmed it’s been hit by a cyberattack. The union-like organizati...

MoviePass co-founder’s new startup PreShow gives you free movie tickets for watching ads

As founding CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes has already changed the way we think about paying for mov...

Ludlow Ventures raises $45m for third fund

Ludlow Ventures raised another $45 million to invest in young startups. The Detroit-based venture fi...

Taxes on VC and electric buses harming oil prices

From Extra Crunch A lot of subscribers got to hear from TechCrunch hardware guru Brian Heater, who h...

Xbox One S is reportedly getting a disc-free version in May

The writing has been on the wall for physical media for a while now. In May, Microsoft is reportedly...

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods mark...

LogRocket nabs $11M Series A to fix web application errors faster

Every time a visitor experiences an issue on your website, it’s going to have an impact on their imp...

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Brexit is a mess, but UK startups may find refuge in Estonia’s e-Residency

I’m not going to try to explain Brexit or where it’s headed, because it’ll be outdated before th...

CHEAP: Fast, get 42% off this 6TB (!) Western Digital external HDD

Welcome to Thursday’s edition of CHEAP, where I’m doing whorage for some storage. I’m getting ps...

Cryptocurrency scammer pleads guilty in $4M fraud case

AriseBank CEO Jared Rice, who faced 120 years in prison for defrauding investors of $4 million i...

TNW2019 Daily: Learning is fun

Our technology conference, TNW2019, is only 49 days away. While we call it a conference, we ofte...

Here’s the difference between ICOs and IEOs

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to ...

Kickstart your career as a high-paid project manager with this $35 training

With the truly Comprehensive Six Sigma Certification Collection ($35, over 90 percent off from T...

Mt. Gox readies to pay back creditors five years after hack

Troubled cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox is finally inching closer to settling its debt with cre...

This app collects wallpapers designed to hide Samsung Galaxy S10’s camera

The hole-punch on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup might not be as obnoxious as a notch. But, i...

After Google, Walmart is reportedly building a game streaming service

USgamer reports that retail giant Walmart is working on a game streaming service, hopping on the...

PSA: Don’t use this fake Wasabi wallet to ‘store’ your Bitcoin

Watch out! Wasabi, the popular anonymizing Bitcoin wallet, has been been duped in an apparent bi...

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How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

I am most tired on during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confide...

Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

The above photo is of Backdoor Pipeline, an installation piece by the famous artist Richard Ser...

Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

Film is an expressive medium — at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for ...

Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood

Researchers at Deezer have developed an AI system capable of associating certain songs with mood...

Porsche says that it will no longer make diesel vehicles

Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morn...

The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements th...

Serial’s third season is a return to form

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our colum...

NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the gover...

Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

If you have an email inbox, you’ve probably received a message that promises money or luck if yo...

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion t...

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Photographer loses lawsuit over use of her photo in political mailer

Republican Party used a photo of a Montana Democrat in a mailer attacking him.

It’s been a long wait, but Bill and Ted 3: Face the Music is happening

Dean Parisot ( Galaxy Quest) will direct a script by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

AT&T and Comcast claim “anti-robocalling milestone” with new Caller ID tech

Caller ID will be verified when AT&T and Comcast customers call each other.

The Air Force will soon take bids for mid-2020s launches. It’s controversial

"This really isn’t a five-year decision. It’s more like a 10 or a 15-year decision."

Windows 10 version 1903 heads for the finish line

But anti-cheat software is apparently still an issue.

Cable lobby seeks better reputation by dropping “cable” from its name

American Cable Association is now "America's Communications Association."

Judge orders government to redo climate analysis on Wyoming oil leases

Emissions from downstream use of fossil fuels must be estimated, judge said.

“He’s literally suing an imaginary cow”: Late-night hosts mock Nunes

Late-night TV mockery helps "Devin Nunes' cow" rack up over 420,000 followers.

About a third of medical vaccine exemptions in San Diego came from one doctor

She wrote 141 exemptions since 2015. The second highest number was 26.

Physicists “flip the D” in tokamak, get unexpectedly good result

A reversed ‘D’ shape plasma bottle leads to higher pressure, more stable plasma.

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New phisherman's friends and a few old favourites slither out of WatchGuard's Security Report

New entry in network attack hit parade: That 2017 Cisco WebEx flaw you patched already (right?) ...

Brekkie TV host Lorraine Kelly wins IR35 ruling against HMRC, adds fuel to freelance techies' ire over tax reforms

Pint-sized Scottish growler wins tribunal appeal over £1.2m tax bill Obsequious breakfast TV hos...

Overheard at a Brit mobe network: On the count of Three UK, smile and say, er... we lost how many customers?

Never mind, we've got a fistful of spectrum and 5G's a-coming... Hutchison's Three UK network lo...

'It's full of beer!' Miracle fridge reveals itself to pals tuckered out from cleaning flooded cabin

Sometimes life is pretty A-OK "I need a beer" is a phrase often uttered universally after a hard...

Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers

Conspiracy theories abound as UK petitions website enjoys a Thursday TITSUP* When will lawmakers...

Cloudera sets its sights on $1bn revenues after Hortonworks slurp gave Wall Street the willies

CMO talks post-merger relationships, open-source spats Interview  Cloudera said it plans t...

New phone who dis? Facial recognition models more farcical despite progress

AI doesn't always work as well as you'd expect in real life GTC  AI systems have superior ...

Azure thing at last: Windows Virtual Desktop takes to the cloudy stage

Reg talks to Microsoft as it finally pulls covers from new virty toy, reveals Win 10, apps and, e...

Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP

Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further o...

Don't become another expensive statistic: Learn how to tackle cyber-criminals, at SANS London next month

Training classes will cover all security angles Promo  As data thieves and hackers become ...

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The best free Android apps of 2019

There are way too many free apps out there, so we've trawled through and found the top free ones to ...

Xbox Two: what we want to see out of a new Xbox

When will we see Xbox Scarlett? What games will it have? We've done some digging and here's what we ...

No-discs Xbox One S could launch on May 7

According to Windows Central, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will release on May 7, 2019.

Motorola is reportedly working on a new Android One phone

The Motorola One Vision will be Motorola’s next Android One phone, if an information-rich leak is to...

Epic Games Store grabs more big-name PC exclusives including The Outer Worlds

Steam might just be feeling the heat from Epic’s online store, particularly after the success of The...

Why three random words could be a lifesaver

Emergency services can now pinpoint those at risk thanks to what3words.

Best free iPad apps 2019: the top titles we've tried

We've dug out some real gems for your Apple tablet - iPad apps so good you won't believe they're fre...

Alpina AlpinerX hybrid adventure watch will soon come in four new colors

Alpina has decided to introduce four new color combinations for its AlpinerX hybrid watch.

The most reliable UK business connectivity – SD-WAN designed with Britain in mind

Evolving Networks' Nick Johnson explains why UK businesses need an SD-WAN solution designed specific...

Anthem’s next patch cuts load times and adds neat graphics options for PC

There’ll be one less loading screen to hold you up, plus there are vital loot tweaks, and PC gamers ...

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Tesla alleges self-driving car startup Zoox stole company secrets

Tesla filed a lawsuit this week against four former employees for allegedly stealing trade secrets...

T-Mobile opens a home internet trial in rural and underserved areas

T-Mobile is rolling out home internet service with an invitation-only trial starting today. It hop...

MoviePass founder's next big idea: Free movie tickets for watching ads

Stacy Spikes just wants to get people to the movies. As the co-founder and CEO of MoviePass, he he...

Pinterest hires the exec behind Walmart's tech transformation

If you're wondering how serious Pinterest is about turning itself into more of a shopping portal, ...

Finland is investigating Nokia phones sending data to China

Finland's data protection watchdog is investigating Nokia owner HMD over claims its mobiles sent d...

Evidence mounts that Russian hackers are trying to disrupt the EU elections

Russian hackers are targeting government systems ahead of the EU parliament election, according to...

Microsoft Defender is jumping from Windows to Mac

Just days after launching Windows Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox, Microsoft is bringin...

Square will offer its new crypto employees payment in Bitcoin

Payments startup Square is turning its attention to cryptocurrency. According to tweets from CEO J...

'Sea of Thieves' anniversary update will let you catch and cook fish

It's been one year since Sea of Thieves set sail, and to celebrate, developer Rare is releasing an...

Facebook vows to improve AI detection of terrorist videos

Facebook rushed to pull down footage of the New Zealand mass shooter's video from its platform, bu...
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