The techlash

People hate hubris and hypocrisy more than they hate evil, which is, I think, why we’re seeing the beginnings of a bipartisan cultural backlash against the tech industry. A backlash which is wrongly conceived and wrongly targeted … but not entirely unfounded. It’s hard to shake the sense that,

Meet the Magecart hackers, a persistent credit card skimmer group of groups you’ve never heard of

There have been few hacker groups that have been responsible for as many headlines this year as Magecart. You might not know the name, but you probably haven’t missed their work — highly targeted credit card skimming attacks, hitting Ticketmaster and British Airways,

This $199 PS4 and ‘Spider-Man’ Black Friday bundle has my bargain-sense tingling

I'm calling it — this is the best deal of this year's Black Friday season. It's bonkers. Sony is selling a PlayStation 4 Slim with the new "Spider-Man" game for $199. That's way too little money.

Blue Apron lays off 4 percent of employees as it seeks profitability next year

Meal kit company Blue Apron announced small layoffs today as part of its Q3 2018 financial results. The layoffs, which affected four percent of Blue Apron’s workforce, are part of Blue Apron’s path to profitability.

Facebook Lasso app lead Brady Voss leaves for Netflix right after launch

Facebook Lasso has a steep uphill climb ahead as it hopes to chase the musical video app it cloned, China’s TikTok (which merged with Musically). Lasso lets you overlay popular songs on 15-second clips of you lip syncing, dancing, or just being silly — kind of like Vine with a soundtrack.

Why the future of Chinese e-commerce is in its rural areas

China announced a mere 6.7 percent economic growth in July 2018, the lowest growth rate since 2016. Despite a slowdown in overall economic growth, Chinese e-commerce has only increased, accounting for 40 percent of all worldwide e-commerce today.

Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email

Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers.

Senators urge FTC to look into shady ad practices in apps for kids

For us jaded adults, the long-running trend towards making apps and games free to download but stuffing them with paid options is just an annoyance or perhaps a logical progression of the business model.

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition,

Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots.

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature,

[视频]BBC News的这个镜头切换有点囧

电视台在直播节目的时候的确会发生一些突发状况,但相信发生在BBC News上的这个情况绝对会让你捧腹大笑。据悉,记者Caroline Bilton在对着镜头侃侃而谈的时候慢慢地“消失”在观众的视线中。


安全软件OpenSSL最近爆出名为“心脏流血”的重大安全漏洞,波及大量的网站,震惊了整个业界。而苹果则称旗下的iOS和OS X系统及服务均未受影响,那它究竟是如何躲过这一劫的呢?

Facebook App Adds Shazam-Like Function to Identify Songs and Shows

Facebook's newest app addition is a Shazam-esque feature that can identify any song or TV show within 15 seconds purely by sound alone. Read more...

17 Works of Art That Will Hang In George Lucas's New Museum

There was a great disturbance in the Force this week as George Lucas announced he's locating his new art museum in Chicago instead of San Francisco. But Lucas's art isn't all Millennium Falcon models: There are some seriously fascinating pieces in his collection,



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Sydney Has Rolled Out the World's First E Ink Traffic Signs

E Ink displays are an attractive way of displaying information that doesn’t change by the second: they don’t use much power, are easy to read in variable lighting, and happen to be relatively affordable. Now, they’re finding use not just in handheld devices,

John Cena has a 'Late Night' tea party because he's classy

John Cena looks like the type of guy who'd shake off pre-interview nerves by doing 100 pushups and then ripping a cinderblock in half.Looks, however, can be deceiving.On last night's Late Night, Seth Meyers headed to Cena's dressing room to find him clad in a tutu,

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Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

The online design platform Canva, which has made creating quality professional graphics something anyone can do, has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round, which follows the release of Canva’s new platform for businesses, “Canva for Work,

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