Watch a plane land itself truly autonomously for the first time
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Watch a plane land itself truly autonomously for the first time

A team of German researchers has created an automatic landing system for small aircraft that lets them touch down not only without a pilot, but without any of…

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This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural
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This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural

It’s Friday, so why not watch some good old-fashioned drone-powered graffiti? A design firm in Italy has put together a lovely little show that collected sketches from the…

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The cassette player finally goes Bluetooth
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The cassette player finally goes Bluetooth

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Sony’s first Walkman, the portable music player that would forever change the way we consume music. And while the audio cassette…

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This solar array expands itself at the right temperature
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This solar array expands itself at the right temperature

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a solar panel that’s only there when the sun shines on it? That’s the idea behind this research project, which uses shape-shifting…

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Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks
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Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks

Apple is set to replace the technology underlying the keyboards found in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi…

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Pax Labs CEO Bharat Vasan and serial founder Keith McCarty are coming to Disrupt SF
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Pax Labs CEO Bharat Vasan and serial founder Keith McCarty are coming to Disrupt SF

The legalization of cannabis and hemp for medicinal and recreational use in states across the U.S. and in Canada has opened up a huge vein of green, green…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold problems are reportedly fixed — so now what?
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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold problems are reportedly fixed — so now what?

In a recent interview, Samsung CEO DJ Koh noted that the company was hard at work on Galaxy Fold fixes (he also said people won’t be using smartphones…

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GPS on the Moon? NASA’s working on it
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GPS on the Moon? NASA’s working on it

If you’re driving your car from Portland to Merced, you probably rely on GPS to see where you are. But what if you’re driving your Moon rover from…

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Samsung will announce the next Galaxy Note on August 7
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Samsung will announce the next Galaxy Note on August 7

It’s official. Samsung just sent out invites for the next Unpacked event. The big show kicks off at 4PM ET August 7, right here in New York. The…

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Nvidia’s RTX GPUs get a speed boost with the new Super series
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Nvidia’s RTX GPUs get a speed boost with the new Super series

Nvidia made a somewhat unusual announcement today: It’s launching a set of updated GPUs that will come in at the same price points as the existing GeForce RTC…

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NASA picks a dozen science and tech projects to bring to the surface of the Moon
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NASA picks a dozen science and tech projects to bring to the surface of the Moon

With the Artemis mission scheduled to put boots on lunar regolith as soon as 2024, NASA has a lot of launching to do — and you can be…

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Samsung CEO calls Galaxy Fold mishap ‘embarrassing’
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Samsung CEO calls Galaxy Fold mishap ‘embarrassing’

In a meeting with a group of journalists in South Korea, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh candidly addressed the company’s latest hardware mishap. “It was embarrassing,” he told…

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Team studies drone strikes on airplanes by firing them into a wall at 500 MPH
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Team studies drone strikes on airplanes by firing them into a wall at 500 MPH

Bird strikes are a very real danger to planes in flight, and consequently aircraft are required to undergo bird strike testing — but what about drones? With UAV…

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Startups at the speed of light: Lidar CEOs put their industry in perspective
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Startups at the speed of light: Lidar CEOs put their industry in perspective

As autonomous cars and robots loom over the landscapes of cities and jobs alike, the technologies that empower them are forming sub-industries of their own. One of those…

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EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order
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EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets where it…

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Smartphone users are upgrading less frequently — will 5G help?
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Smartphone users are upgrading less frequently — will 5G help?

A new study out of NPD confirms what we already know about the state of the smartphone in 2019. People just aren’t upgrading as frequently. You can see…

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Apple is reportedly moving Mac Pro assembly to China
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Apple is reportedly moving Mac Pro assembly to China

Back in 2013, Apple announced that it would it would be assembling its high-end desktop in the U.S. After manufacturing had mostly moved out the country, the company…

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Jony Ive is leaving Apple to launch a new firm
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Jony Ive is leaving Apple to launch a new firm

The man who won over decades of Apple fans with iconic product design and his pronunciation of “aluminum” is out at the company. Sir Jonathan Paul “Jony” Ive…

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Tiny Robobee X-Wing powers its flight with light
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Tiny Robobee X-Wing powers its flight with light

We’ve seen Harvard’s Robobee flying robot evolve for years: After first learning to fly, it learned to swim in 2015, then to jump out of the water again…

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NASA’s Dragonfly will fly across the surface of Titan, Saturn’s ocean moon
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NASA’s Dragonfly will fly across the surface of Titan, Saturn’s ocean moon

NASA has just announced its next big interplanetary mission: Dragonfly, which will deliver a Mars Rover-sized flying vehicle to the surface of Titan, a moon of Saturn with…

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Oppo shows first under-screen camera in bid to eliminated the hated notch
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Oppo shows first under-screen camera in bid to eliminated the hated notch

Ever since the notch was first added to smartphones, everyone in the world except the deeply deluded and my editor have wished it gone. Oppo has done it…

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Why Carbon just raised another $260 million
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Why Carbon just raised another $260 million

Two months ago, we reported that Carbon was set to raise up to $300 million, bringing the 3D printing company’s valuation up to a lofty $2.5 billion. The…

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Apple hires leading ARM chip designer
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Apple hires leading ARM chip designer

Apple has clearly spent the last several years dreaming of a world where it didn’t have to rely on third-parties to create its components. The hardware giant has…

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Echo Show 5 review
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Echo Show 5 review

The Echo team must have started sweating when the Lenovo Smart Clock was announced during CES. Deep inside Seattle’s Day One building, Amazon was reading the release of…

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Samsung releases a trio of smart home products
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Samsung releases a trio of smart home products

Samsung’s approach to the smart home has been — “uneven” seems like a nice way of putting it. None of this has really been helped along by the…

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Daily Crunch: We preview new Apple operating systems
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Daily Crunch: We preview new Apple operating systems

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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DJI looks to assemble drones in California as government concerns mount
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DJI looks to assemble drones in California as government concerns mount

With increased pressure on Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE, Shenzhen-based drone giant DJI has no doubt had cause for concern of late. In late-2017, the U.S. government’s…

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Daily Crunch: Details on the new Raspberry Pi
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Daily Crunch: Details on the new Raspberry Pi

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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This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws
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This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like…

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Xiaomi’s latest products for Russia include its smart TVs and flagship Mi 9T
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Xiaomi’s latest products for Russia include its smart TVs and flagship Mi 9T

Xiaomi, best known for its smartphones, is making serious inroads into Russia as it launched a collection of products in the country where some 145 million people live.…

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Netflix reveals the top TVs it thinks you should use to binge watch in 2019
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Netflix reveals the top TVs it thinks you should use to binge watch in 2019

Netflix has a tradition, in practice since 2015, of annually proclaiming which TVs, of all the TVs in the land, are best suited to serving you its content.…

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Amazon adds color adjustable lighting to its best Kindle
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Amazon adds color adjustable lighting to its best Kindle

For e-reader devotees, it doesn’t get better than the Kindle Oasis. Amazon’s the last giant player standing in the category (unless you consider what Barnes Noble is doing…

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Google says it’s not making any more tablets
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Google says it’s not making any more tablets

The writing has been on the slate for some time now. Roughly this time last year, we reported that Google had wiped all tablet sales off its site.…

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Daily Crunch: Google’s not making any more tablets
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Daily Crunch: Google’s not making any more tablets

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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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight
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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well,…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G arrives on Sprint tomorrow
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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G arrives on Sprint tomorrow

You surely know the whole deal about carts and horses by now. When Samsung’s first 5G handset, the Galaxy S10 5G, arrives on Sprint tomorrow, users will be…

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Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)
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Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)

Prosthetic limbs are getting better, but not as quickly as you’d think. They’re not as smart as our real limbs, which (directed by the brain) do things like…

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Hasselblad’s new medium format camera is a tiny, beautiful nod to history
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Hasselblad’s new medium format camera is a tiny, beautiful nod to history

While mirrorless cameras accelerate into the future, medium format models are hearkening unto the past — and Hasselblad is chief among them. Its new digital back fits lenses…

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Apple issues voluntary recall of 2015 MacBook Pro batteries due to overheating concern
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Apple issues voluntary recall of 2015 MacBook Pro batteries due to overheating concern

Apple this morning announced a “voluntary” recall of MacBook Pro batteries due to potential overheating and safety risk. The recall only applies to mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pros with…

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Apple expands authorized repairs to ~1,000 Best Buy stores
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Apple expands authorized repairs to ~1,000 Best Buy stores

Since 2001, Apple has staked its claim across the world with its own first-party brick and mortar locations. But the U.S. is a big country, and the 270…

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