Energizer’s P18K Pop is basically a giant battery with a smartphone built into it
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Energizer’s P18K Pop is basically a giant battery with a smartphone built into it

This is the future you asked for. When people read smartphone reviews, one of the first things they want to know is whether the battery life is going…

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Korean conglomerate SK leads $600M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics
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Korean conglomerate SK leads $600M round for Chinese chipmaker Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics, a three-year-old Chinese startup backed by Intel Capital, just raised a mega-round of fundings from domestic and overseas backers as it competes for global supremacy in…

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HAX launches an accelerator program for senior tech
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HAX launches an accelerator program for senior tech

HAX today announced the launch of an initiative targeted at helping startups advance the state of tech for people over the age of 65. The program was developed…

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HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency
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HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, only been available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to pick HTC’s blockchain phone up…

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Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract
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Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract

Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that…

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Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets
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Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets

Qualcomm wants to create a new device category, XR viewer headsets, that combine the compute power of its current Snapdragon 855 platform with the speed of 5G on…

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Behold the Samsung Galaxy Fold under glass
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Behold the Samsung Galaxy Fold under glass

Samsung decided to forgo the Mobile World Congress pomp and circumstance, instead opting to through its own part last week in San Francisco. I’ve been carrying around Galaxy…

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Nubia’s ‘wearable smartphone’ might be the next step for flexible displays
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Nubia’s ‘wearable smartphone’ might be the next step for flexible displays

The version of Nubia’s “wearable smartphone” that was on display last year at IFA was an unwieldy thing. This year’s model of the Alpha, however, is certainly a…

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Daily Crunch: Google tries to explain that secret microphone
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Daily Crunch: Google tries to explain that secret microphone

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…

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How to watch Samsung unveil the Galaxy S10
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How to watch Samsung unveil the Galaxy S10

Today’s the day we finally see the Galaxy S10 — well, officially, at least. As is the tradition with Samsung product launches, the news has already been leaking…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980
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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980

The last time we saw Samsung’s foldable onstage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at a developer conference,…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models
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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models

In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the flagship line,…

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Samsung’s ‘budget flagship’ the Galaxy S10e starts at $750
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Samsung’s ‘budget flagship’ the Galaxy S10e starts at $750

Samsung just announced a lot of phones — four major variants of the Galaxy S10, as a matter of fact. The S10e is the most interesting of the…

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Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage
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Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage

Word around the rumor mill suggested Samsung was about to announce a phone with a ridiculous one terabyte of storage built right in, and sure enough, it did.…

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Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup
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Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup

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…

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Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones
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Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones

Samsung announced its most expensive phone today, but it also shared the progress it’s made so far in selling a whole lot of Galaxy smartphones. Onstage, Samsung Electronics…

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HTC revamps standalone VR headset to keep pace with Oculus while it looks to big business
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HTC revamps standalone VR headset to keep pace with Oculus while it looks to big business

HTC has had a little bit of a rough ride these past few years. After betting the farm on VR, the company has had to make some substantial…

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones

Hole punches aside, Wireless PowerShare is the S10 line’s marquee feature. Samsung’s new flagship isn’t the first handset with the feature — the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat…

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Here’s how all of Samsung’s new Galaxy S10s compare
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Here’s how all of Samsung’s new Galaxy S10s compare

Samsung just announced not one, not two, but four new additions to its flagship Galaxy line: the S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G. Want a quick at-a-glance breakdown…

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Samsung’s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker will arrive ‘by April’
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Samsung’s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker will arrive ‘by April’

Samsung announced a lot today. Like a lot, a lot. But the company was pretty quiet on the Bixby side of things, and the Galaxy Home smart speaker…

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Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross
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Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross

Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it has picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital,…

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Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant
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Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant

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…

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Samsung’s foldable phone? Meet the Galaxy Fold
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Samsung’s foldable phone? Meet the Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s promised a much better look at its foldable phone at tomorrow’s big S10 event. We already caught a glimpse of the product late last year at the…

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TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones
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TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones

Foldables are going to get weird. And I’m here for it. Just check out these leaked TCL renders from CNET. All manner of strange and wonderful folding devices…

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Samsung’s new tablet sports Bixby 2.0
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Samsung’s new tablet sports Bixby 2.0

Bixby’s been on a bunch of phones and several appliances. Until now, however, Samsung’s smart assistant has been largely MIA on the company’s tablets. Of course, I’ve never…

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Microsoft video teases HoloLens 2 ahead of MWC launch
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Microsoft video teases HoloLens 2 ahead of MWC launch

One of Mobile World Congress’s most anticipated reveals isn’t a phone at all. Microsoft is expected to announce the next generation HoloLens headset at an already announced event…

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How I podcast
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How I podcast

I’ve been podcasting in various forms for about a dozen years now. Sometimes it has been within the corporate confines of the various publications I’ve worked for and…

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Eight Sleep unveils The Pod, a bed that’s smarter about temperature
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Eight Sleep unveils The Pod, a bed that’s smarter about temperature

Smart mattress company Eight Sleep is announcing its newest product today, The Pod. Co-founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti described it, succinctly, as “Nest for your bed.” Eight has…

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Xnor’s saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware redefines the edge
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Xnor’s saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware redefines the edge

“If AI is so easy, why isn’t there any in this room?” asks Ali Farhadi, founder and CEO of Xnor, gesturing around the conference room overlooking Lake Union…

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Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers
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Asteroid is building a human-machine interaction engine for AR developers

When we interact with computers today we move the mouse, we scroll the trackpad, we tap the screen, but there is so much that the machines don’t pick…

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Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero
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Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

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…

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Tim Cook-backed shower startup Nebia shows off a warmer, water-saving shower head
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Tim Cook-backed shower startup Nebia shows off a warmer, water-saving shower head

I’m not in the habit of getting naked during meetings at startup offices, but this time it felt appropriate. Nebia, a shower startup that has attracted investments from…

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Massless raises $2M to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality
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Massless raises $2M to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality

Despite all of the VR over-hyping, for those observing from the inside, the capabilities are still uncharted. VR as a creative medium has probably been one of the…

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I’m digging this ridiculous $19 folding laptop stand
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I’m digging this ridiculous $19 folding laptop stand

Ask me in a couple of months what I think about the Moft. Right now, I’m actually digging it. Granted, I didn’t have particularly high hopes for a…

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Samsung promises a better look at its folding phone next week
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Samsung promises a better look at its folding phone next week

Samsung’s not telling us anything we don’t already know with its latest teaser. But before I hop on yet another flight to San Francisco, it’s good to know…

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Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero
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Amazon is buying home mesh router startup, Eero

Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero.…

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Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C
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Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C

China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has…

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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019
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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight…

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Item tracking startup Adero is laying off 45% of staff, just weeks after it pivoted
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Item tracking startup Adero is laying off 45% of staff, just weeks after it pivoted

Pivots can be the making of a startup, helping teams refocus on a good idea when previous things haven’t worked. But sometimes, they are just one more step…

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LG’s next flagship is getting a 3D front-facing camera
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LG’s next flagship is getting a 3D front-facing camera

LG’s never been much on waiting for a big show to announce its latest offering. Mobile World Congress is still weeks away, and the company just dropped what’s…

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