Engineering and Technology

Frontier technologies are moving closer to the center of venture investment – TechCrunch

As the technologies that were once considered science fiction become the purview of science, the venture capital firms that were once investing at...

FCC approves $4.9B in funding for rural broadband improvements – TechCrunch

The FCC has just approved nearly five billion dollars in subsidies for rural broadband operators to be paid out over the next...

Google says China used YouTube to meddle in Hong Kong protests – TechCrunch

Google has disabled 210 YouTube accounts after it said China used the video platform to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong. The...

Herschel’s Retreat brings classical simplicity to the laptop backpack – TechCrunch

It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews...

Inside the Porsche Taycan’s minimalist, 911-inspired interior – TechCrunch

Porsche has taken the wraps off the interior of the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan ahead of its world debut September 4. Gone are...

DoorDash reveals details of its new tipping model – TechCrunch

DoorDash announced last month that it would be changing its controversial tipping model. Today it’s revealing the basics of how the new system...

Silicone 3D printing startup Spectroplast spins out of ETHZ with $1.5M – TechCrunch

3D printing has become commonplace in the hardware industry, but because few materials can be used for it easily, the process rarely results...

This Thiel Fellow thinks he can help scooters, drones, and delivery robots charge themselves...

From the time he was a high school student, Rohit Kalyanpur thought it was peculiar that although it’s possible to create energy from...

Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs – TechCrunch

Solving information scatter inside enterprises seems to be the founding idea behind dozens of enterprise software startups. Capacity, which recently rebranded from Jane.ai,...

Who gets to own your digital identity? – TechCrunch

“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” was stated in the legendary New York Times cartoon that captured the spirit of privacy...