Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city

Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mix-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with...

Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X‘s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted...

The keys to your house belong to startups

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Silicon Valley may be...

Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $5,000

Bitcoin is now valued at more than $5,000 a coin, DJI releases a new interchangeable lens series for drones, Google gets rid of the Home Mini touch function and Hyperloop...

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted...

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week...

A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy but now most consumers hardly give it a...

YouTube bans bump stock instructional videos following Las Vegas shooting

Following a mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month that left 58 people dead and 489 injured, YouTube is removing video tutorials demonstrating how...

Comparing Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri smart speakers

The smart home assistant race has been building to a fever pitch over the course of the last couple of years. Things really came to...

Why ARKit will make more money than ARCore or Camera Effects (for now)

Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor: After the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and ARKit launches, it’s clearer than ever...

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When is your phone getting Android 7.0 Nougat? We asked every...

Android 7.1.1 Nougat has been out for some time, but manufacturers and carriers are still lagging behind in pushing updates to devices. Now we’re on...