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 Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its laser spectrometer, a task formerly reserved for remote operation by scientists back here on Earth. JPL created the software that now… Read More

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 “You don’t just hand over a prototype to manufacturing and say, ‘make this,’ ” Maxwell Bogue explains, offering some off-hand advice to hardware startups. “Whatever you made is wrong. It’s just not mass producible, as much you think it is.” He speaks from experience. The first time I met Wobbleworks’ CEO, his office was a small cube in a… Read More

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 The protracted question of who is buying beleaguered Yahoo may finally have an answer. According to three reports published today, and our own sources, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch by way of AOL) is now the most likely company to snap up the company’s core assets — which include its search, content, mobile and advertising business — and possibly also some real estate,… Read More

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 Facebook’s React project is an open source library that allows developers to quickly build apps and their user interfaces in JavaScript. But that’s a bit of an understatement, because beside JavaScript, you also have to learn a lot of tools to simply set up a React project. Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React While Facebook has… Read More

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 If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the Internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. It’s that eventually fun overlaid itself on that network and created a world where nearly everyone could interact without fear. Kids grew up in a world where it was easier to talk to someone in… Read More

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 Are you ready for the performance-enhancing drugs TV special called the Olympic Games? It looks like Apple is ready for the marketing branding extravaganza as the company is releasing limited edition bands for the Apple Watch. GQ first spotted these new bands. Unfortunately, you’ll have to book a flight to Rio to buy one. Read More

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 An inbox is a terrible thing to waste, which is why I’m going to make yours much better. Welcome to The Daily Crunch, a new daily, me-curated newsletter from TechCrunch. With The Daily Crunch I not only want to keep you up to date with the biggest news in emerging tech, but also to put the news in context – and have some fun. The entire TechCrunch team does a lot of great work… Read More

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 There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective credits. Even at 20 years old, most people haven’t found enough intersectionality between what they enjoy and what they are good at to pick a career — so why are we talking about grooming children to become software developers before… Read More

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 But true advances takes time, and the tech behind Dyson’s first robot vacuum is nothing if not advanced. The 360 Eye vacuum boasts a sophisticated 360-degree vision system that combines a top-mounted spherical camera with a pair of advanced sensors flanking the robot’s ‘face,’ and is designed to be much smarter than the competition from Roomba and others, as well as… Read More

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 7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store retail chain that boasts about 10,800 stores in North America and 59,500 in total around the world. Flirtey is a privately held company based in Reno, Nevada, which builds and operates drones… Read More

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 It was challenge: finding a day in New York City where it wasn’t raining or sweltering, so I could get half an hour with the SpeedX Leopard racing bike. Read More

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 It’s no secret that Israel is a hotbed of technological innovation. Just over the past few years the country has given birth to popular consumer startups like Waze, Viber and Fiverr. Plus, Israel also is the birthplace of many hard science inventions like USB Flash Drives and coronary stents. But Israel is at a crossroads of sorts. While the country wants to proudly show off… Read More

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 Treebo Hotels has raised $17 million led by Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners and Matrix Partners India. Read More

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 The Duke Of York in England runs a unique series of events called [email protected] which have become a respected fixture in the London startup scene. Application are now open for the next series of events. Entrepreneurs can apply from any of the following areas: • Biotech and Medical Technology • Consumer Technology and Internet of Things • Cybersecurity • Data Management and… Read More

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 Evan Graj, founder of Dine In, the London-based restaurant delivery startup that competed with Deliveroo before entering the deadpool late last year due to a lack of appetite from investors, has joined Uber as the company’s new GM of UberEATs Singapore. Read More

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 It isn’t often that ride-sharing companies can introduce new services or products that really go much beyond what they already offer, but that’s what Grab, the company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, is aiming to do. Read More

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 Global Fashion Group (GFG), the umbrella group that manages Rocket Internet-backed online fashion businesses worldwide, has added €30 million ($33 million) to a €300 million round that it announced back in April. Read More

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 Good news for early-stage startup founders in Southeast Asia: KK Fund just completed the first close of a new fund for seed stage investments. Read More

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 Trump’s RNC speech was long, so we here at TechCrunch cut it down for you with 10 quick reactions from investors, executives, and engineers. Read More

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 Pokémon Go has finally launched in Japan, the land where Pokémania first began. McDonalds is the game’s first sponsor in a deal which, as we reported earlier this week, turns the fast food firm’s 3,000 stores in the country into Pokémon Go “gyms”. Read More

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The owner of KickAss Torrents gets arrested, Elon Musk reveals part 2 of his master plan, smartwatch shipments drop 32% in the second quarter of 2016, Facebook completes its first official test flight of its internet-providing solar plane and Coinbase adds support for Ethereum Read More

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 The latest graphics card release from Nvidia is, in fact, the most powerful card its ever produced. With 12 billion transistors, the latest Pascal architecture, 12GB of GDDR5X memory and 3,584 cores at 1.53Ghz delivering an apparent 11 teraflops of performance, it’s an steadfast attempt at being the best there is. It’s meant for VR, gaming, and basically everything graphically… Read More

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 Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets and found evidence to suggest that two could be habitable. The planets have astronomers excited because atmospheric analysis revealed that they’re likely to be rocky worlds, the type of planet necessary to host life as we know it. Planets are generally broken down into… Read More

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 The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recently published rankings of university entrepreneurship. Among the top 12 schools, the two lists share but a single institution. How can two highly regarded agencies compile lists of excellence with virtually no overlap? It’s hard to measure success when you don’t know what that success looks like. So what is the role of… Read More

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 Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps. The updated version available today comes with 12 “bubbles” that are essentially applications that run inside the messaging app. Users can share weather and flight information, gifs, and more without creating accounts with individual tools. The… Read More

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