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Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros

Meet Curly, the Curling Robot That Beats the Pros

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I’ve spent enough time in robotics labs to confidently say that machines are far, far from replacing humans en masse in the workforce. They’re still too clumsy and stupid to work on their own, so they’re more likely to automate parts of your job. But I’ll be honest, I did not see this one coming:…

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The 15 TV Shows You Need to Binge This Fall The 15 TV Shows You Need to Binge This Fall

The 15 TV Shows You Need to Binge This Fall

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Between toilet paper hoarding and Zoom happy hours, the coronavirus pandemic has forced individuals and industries around the world to adapt to a world in quarantine. Just as Hollywood has had to pause production on some of its most anticipated film projects, television has run into production dilemmas too. Which means that, like so many…

Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production

Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production

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For Tesla to reach the ambitious goal of 10 to 20 terawatt hours of battery production per year that the company has set, it will need to advance the battery and its production. Today, during Tesla’s self-described Battery Day event, the company laid out a series of innovations that its CEO Elon Musk said will…

Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production

Tesla introduces its tabless battery design on the road to 10 terawatt hours of production

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For Tesla to reach the ambitious goal of 10 to 20 terawatt hours of battery production per year that the company has set, it will need to advance the battery and its production. Today, during Tesla’s self-described Battery Day event, the company laid out a series of innovations that its CEO Elon Musk said will…

Future Teslas will have batteries that double as structure, making them extra stiff while improving efficiency, safety and cost Future Teslas will have batteries that double as structure, making them extra stiff while improving efficiency, safety and cost

Future Teslas will have batteries that double as structure, making them extra stiff while improving efficiency, safety and cost

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Tesla has fundamentally redesigned the way that its battery packs integrate into their vehicles, turning them into structural elements of the car, rather than just fuel sources on their own. At Tesla’s Battery Day event on Tuesday, Elon Musk compared this to how commercial aircraft used to load fuel into tanks that were contained within…

How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S: Pricing, Release Date, and More How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S: Pricing, Release Date, and More

How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S: Pricing, Release Date, and More

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It’s almost next-gen console season. It’s been a while since we’ve had one of those, hasn’t it? The Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro were more like a half-step jump than the full generational leap we’re about to see. The Xbox Series X (and its smaller, cuter Series S sibling) are Microsoft’s entries into…

Amazon 2020 hardware event: new Echo speakers, Alexa news, and what to expect Amazon 2020 hardware event: new Echo speakers, Alexa news, and what to expect

Amazon 2020 hardware event: new Echo speakers, Alexa news, and what to expect

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Home News Smart Home (Image credit: Amazon) Amazon has revealed that it’s holding a hardware launch event this coming Thursday, September 24, which means we could be in for some upgraded Echo speakers, updates to Alexa, Prime Video, and Amazon Music, and new Echo devices. It doesn’t look as though the event will be live streamed…

Group discounts let you bring the team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 Group discounts let you bring the team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Group discounts let you bring the team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

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There’s a lot of virtual ground for one person to cover — and real opportunities to uncover — during the two days of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 (October 6-7). Take advantage of our group discounts, bring the whole team and multiply your results and your ROI. Buy four or more passes, and you’ll trim $25…

The Peloton effect The Peloton effect

The Peloton effect

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How much more connected fitness VC activity are we seeing in 2020? During the most recent quarter, only a few earnings reports stood out from the rest. Zoom’s set of results were one of them, with the video-communications company showing enormous acceleration as the world replaced in-person contact with remote chat. Another was Peloton’s earnings…

Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’ Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

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Portland’s 2016 entry for a $50 million federal contest called the Smart City Challenge described a Pacific Northwest tech-topia. It promised autonomous shuttles, trucks, and cars on city streets, through partnerships with Daimler and Lyft. Sensors from Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs would monitor people walking and biking around the city to analyze traffic patterns.The Rose City…

The Fight Over the Fight Over California’s Privacy Future The Fight Over the Fight Over California’s Privacy Future

The Fight Over the Fight Over California’s Privacy Future

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When state senator Bob Hertzberg learned that an ambitious privacy initiative had gotten enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in California, he knew he had to act quickly. “My objective,” he says, “was to get the damn thing off the ballot.”It was the spring of 2018. Facebook’s emerging Cambridge Analytica scandal had cast a…

Adata just revealed the world’s fastest SSD Adata just revealed the world’s fastest SSD

Adata just revealed the world’s fastest SSD

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Home News Gaming (Image credit: Adata) Adata has announced the XPG Gammix S70, a drive which the company claims is now the fastest M.2 SSD out there – and that’s true as far as we are aware.The Gammix S70 is a PCIe 4.0 SSD, unsurprisingly, and the headline read and write speeds are 7,400 MB/s…

Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood? Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

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Notes, details, and other data from an incredibly busy week Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just…

Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden – TechCrunch Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden – TechCrunch

Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden – TechCrunch

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Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack all-things diversity, inclusion and labor in tech. This week, we’re looking at Google’s internal message board problem, as well as some highlights from TechCrunch Disrupt, where I had the pleasure of chatting with actress, producer and tech investor Kerry Washington about her investment strategy and her thoughts…

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

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There are many wondrous geologic formations in nature, from Giant’s Causeway in Ireland to Castleton Tower in Utah, and the various processes by which such structures form is of longstanding interest for scientists. A team of applied mathematicians from New York University has turned its attention to the so-called “stone forests” common in certain regions…

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