The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook won’t let you opt out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook […]
Uber Rewards is officially available to all riders in the U.S. This comes after Uber began rolling out Rewards late January. Uber’s loyalty program incentivizes you to be, well, loyal to Uber and not to its competitors. For example, every dollar you spend on UberPool, Express Pool and Uber Eats gets you one point. Once […]
Massive-scale predictive analytics is a relatively new phenomenon, one that challenges both decades of law as well as consumer thinking about privacy. As a technology, it may well save thousands of lives in applications like predictive medicine, but if it isn’t used carefully, it may prevent thousands from getting loans, for instance, if an underwriting […]
Originally available in only 13 cities, you can now find a Lime scooter or e-bike in more than 80 cities across the globe using Google Maps. When you need to only travel a short distance, Google will recommend Lime as a quick transit option, how far away the Lime is, plus an estimate in how … Continued
Google just released the March 2019 Android security patch for Pixel devices. We already have both factory image and OTA files ready to be downloaded for those willing to do some manual labor, or as always, you can sit back and wait for the update to arrive over-the-air (OTA) to your device. So far, we … Continued
Rather than trying to regulate algorithms, governments should be protecting our privacy says AI expert Tom Siebel.
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In October, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club opened a test store in Dallas where it planned to trial new technology, including mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system, in-store navigation, electronic shelf labels and more. This morning, the retailer announced it will now begin testing a revamped Scan & Go service as well, which leverages computer vision […]
Google today announced an expansion of its educational initiatives with the Chromebook App Hub from Google for Education, due to launch later in 2019. The new resource is designed to offer teachers and other curriculum administrators an easier, more centralized means of finding the appropriate educational tools and apps they can use in the classroom. […]
Thanks to @OnLeaks by way of pricebaba, we’re getting what could be our first real good look at the upcoming OnePlus 7, with CAD renders now available for viewing. With these renders, there are three major takeaways: The frontside of the device is all display, with no notch, cutouts, or anything of the sort. Because … Continued
In a move that’s both bold and bizarre, JetBlue is introducing a new contest that will give three winners a year of free flights on the carrier. But entrance to the contest comes at a steep price. Users must delete all of their Instagram photos, post a new photo using a JetBlue template, and hope […]
MIT’s Cheetah team has built some incredibly impressive electric robots, capable of jumping hurdles and navigating blindly, but in some ways the new Mini Cheetah might be the most impressive to date. The robot weighs a mere 20 pounds and is capable of a wide range of different feats, leading the team to declare it […]
Office Depot, one of the many big box stores feeling the impact from Amazon’s e-commerce dominance, announced on Monday a significant partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba which will see the companies working together to better serve the needs of U.S. small to medium-sized businesses. The deal includes a co-branded e-commerce site on Alibaba.com, and […]
“I want that deal blocked!” After years of court battles, the AT&T/Time Warner deal is now really, totally a done deal — which is why AT&T is finally starting to reshape the media giant it bought for some $85 billion. And this is happening despite the wishes of the president of the United States — […]
If you pre-ordered the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, or Galaxy S10e from Samsung’s store, your pre-orders might have shipped. This morning, a number of our readers were given shipping info with devices expected to arrive a couple of days early. Our pre-orders also shipped and should arrive as early as Wednesday, two days before the … Continued
PC hackers are migrating to IoT devices, so stay aware, warns Avast
It seems that on a regular basis, we hear about massive data breaches or companies sharing highly personal information with third parties without a consumer’s permission or knowledge. The Tide Foundation wants to change that by giving consumers complete control over their personal data on the blockchain by allowing them to manage their own encryption […]
Budget airline AirAsia is getting into the VC game after it unveiled a venture capital fund that aims to invest in startups across the world. The airline today announced Redbeat Capital, a $60 million fund that it says will operate independently and seek deals with startups worldwide in areas such as travel, lifestyle, fintech and […]
Microsoft’s Windows operating system uses a thumbnail cache for thumbnail icons used in Explorer to speed up the display of icons when a user opens a folder with cached items. Microsoft changed […]
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The Honor 20 could have three rear cameras, according to newly leaked specs.
Made in conjunction with the BBC and Japan’s national broadcaster, this new HDR format is all about compatibility.
Anthem has been crashing some players’ PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
VeraCrypt 1.24, the upcoming next version of the popular open source and cross-platform encryption software VeraCrypt, comes with a massive list of security and functionality improvements. The new version of the encryption […]
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