This sensor stops your quadcopter before it can cut you

The folks at Spectrum have found a truly cool project for quadcopter pilots. It’s a spinning sensor that will stop the rotors if your finger gets too close to the...

What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks After meeting with Chinese Vice Premiere Liu...

The UK and USA need to extend their “special relationship” to technology development

The UK and the USA have always had an enduring bond, with diplomatic, cultural and economic ties that have remained firm for centuries. We live in an era of profound change, and are...

Facebook expands downvote tests on comments

Mark Twain had it right: There’s no such thing as a new idea. To wit: Facebook is currently testing arrows to let users ‘up’ vote or ‘down’ vote individual...

The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

This is the second annual TechCrunch Include Progress Report. Covering diversity and inclusion in the tech industry cannot be done in a vacuum. As aspects of identity are intersectional, so...

Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture

Yafit Lev-Aretz Contributor Yafit Lev-Aretz is a Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute, New York University Law School. More posts by this contributor Free choice must be free If it talks like a government...

WeWork confirms deal to buy Naked Hub, one of its main competitors in China

WeWork is buying up one of its largest competitors in China after it announced a deal to acquire Naked Hub. The deal was widely reported by Chinese media yesterday, but...

Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal

Australia’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday Facebook revealed that more users than previously thought could...

After 17 hours, the first non-stop flight from Australia to U.K. touches down

The mere thought of sitting on a plane for 17 hours in a row may have your butt cheeks twitching in horror, but that’s precisely what 230 passengers have just...

Startup initiatives from down under may offer inspiration to the failing US Postal Service

Earlier this week, the US Postal Service reported another dismal quarter of financial results. It’s the latest in a string of bad news for a national...

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Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James...