Tesla ramps up solar tile roof installations in US, eyes China and Europe expansion

February 10, 2020 at 07:17PM Tesla appears to be ramping up installations of its solar tile roofs in the San Francisco Bay area and will eventually roll out to Europe and China, according to CEO Elon Musk, who, in a series of tweets, provided the first substantial update since the company launched the third iterationContinue reading “Tesla ramps up solar tile roof installations in US, eyes China and Europe expansion”

Daily Crunch: IBM names new CEO

January 31, 2020 at 05:32PM 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. Arvind Krishna will replace Ginni Rometty as IBM CEO in April Krishna, IBM’s senior vice presidentContinue reading “Daily Crunch: IBM names new CEO”

In Battle For Europe’s Phones, U.S. Suffers Setback, Huawei Notches A Win

January 29, 2020 at 10:09PM In U.S. national security, one foreign company sets off alarm bells like no other: Huawei, the telecom giant. The Chinese firm just received a green light to help build Britain’s 5G cellular network. In Battle For Europe’s Phones, U.S. Suffers Setback, Huawei Notches A Win …

A Shortage In Tech Workers Drives Some U.S. Companies To Canada

January 25, 2020 at 12:53PM Canada’s tech industry is booming. At the same time, the Trump administration is making it harder to hire international workers, so U.S. companies are setting up shop north of the border. A Shortage In Tech Workers Drives Some U.S. Companies To Canada…

Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections

January 22, 2020 at 10:02AM King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It’s the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S. Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections…

Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver

January 20, 2020 at 02:16PM Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei’s business in Iran. Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver…

U.S. Driver’s License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Around The Nation

January 13, 2020 at 07:35PM The network that motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. use to verify critical information went down Monday morning. It took roughly 4 hours to fix the problem. U.S. Driver’s License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Around The Nation…

Time: Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep

January 10, 2020 at 04:31PM It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned “night mode” settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blueContinue reading “Time: Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep”

Time: Sharon Stone Says Dating App Bumble Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her

December 30, 2019 at 10:06AM Hollywood actress Sharon Stone got blocked on Bumble after several users complained that her profile was fake, prompting the “Basic Instinct” star to reach out to the match-making app on Twitter to say that she is the real deal. Bumble has yet to reply on Twitter. I went on theContinue reading “Time: Sharon Stone Says Dating App Bumble Thought Her Profile Was Fake and Blocked Her”

Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

December 5, 2019 at 11:30PM A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride. Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years…

What You Should Consider When Thinking About Gifting Smart Speakers This Season

December 2, 2019 at 11:10PM NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Lily Hay Newman, security reporter at Wired, about why you should consider security and privacy before gifting an internet-connected device such as a smart speaker. What You Should Consider When Thinking About Gifting Smart Speakers This Season…

Is Crimea Russian? U.S. And EU Say No, Apple Says Kremlin Can See What It Wants To

November 30, 2019 at 01:42PM The tech giant’s apps are doing what the European Union and the U.S. won’t: Recognizing Russia’s annexation of the peninsula seized from Ukraine. Users in Russia will see it as part of their country. Is Crimea Russian? U.S. And EU Say No, Apple Says Kremlin Can See What It WantsContinue reading “Is Crimea Russian? U.S. And EU Say No, Apple Says Kremlin Can See What It Wants To”

Time: The Best Black Friday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019

November 25, 2019 at 04:47PM Take a deep breath: Black Friday, Nov. 29, is nearly here. (With Cyber Monday following shortly afterwards on Dec. 2.) And, because there are just over three short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, even those who are traditionally tardy in putting their holiday gift wish lists together will have likelyContinue reading “Time: The Best Black Friday Tech and Gadget Deals 2019”

U.S. Firms Get 90-Day Extension To Work With Huawei On Rural Networks

November 18, 2019 at 05:59PM The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for another three months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons. U.S. Firms Get 90-Day Extension To Work With Huawei On Rural Networks…

Unless Deadline Is Extended, U.S. Firms Must Stop Working With Huawei

November 18, 2019 at 10:01AM An extension allowing U.S. companies to keep doing business with Huawei, the blacklisted Chinese tech giant, is about to expire. Firms say the uncertainty is hurting their businesses. Unless Deadline Is Extended, U.S. Firms Must Stop Working With Huawei…

Instagram Will Test Hiding ‘Likes’ On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week

November 9, 2019 at 06:10PM “The idea is to try to ‘depressurize’ Instagram, make it less of a competition,” the company’s CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Friday. Instagram Will Test Hiding ‘Likes’ On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week…

Report: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Own A Smartphone By Age 11

October 29, 2019 at 09:06AM American teenagers spend 7 hours, 22 minutes per day on average with screen media, not counting schoolwork or homework. That’s according to the newly released Common Sense Census. Report: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Own A Smartphone By Age 11…