Startups

Tel Aviv, TechCrunch is coming back, this time with a conference

 The third time is a charm, Tel Aviv. After holding a Meetup + Pitch-off the last two years in Israel, TechCrunch is returning on 7 June 2017 for a day-long conference. As much fun as networking on a roof facing the Mediterranean Sea is, we’re

Finance

Hedge funds just made a big mistake on tech stocks

Hedge funds and other large speculators made a poorly-timed decision to go net short tech stocks for the first time in 21 months. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index surged 5.6% during the week in question. Everyone reacted to the stock market's recent corr

Gadgets

Addicted to your phone? This one simple trick may help you break the screen habit

ARE you addicted to your mobile phone? Researchers fear millions of us have an unhealthy relationship with our smartphones – and warn the need to check messages, social media and the internet is becoming a major issue. We all know that blind panic w

Gaming

PUBG DOWN: Server maintenance for PC update and game patch, Battlegrounds Twitter confirms

A NEW PUBG update for PC is going live on the Battlegrounds servers shortly, following a period of server maintenance.

Technology

LG V30s Release Date Revealed Ahead Of MWC 2018

LG Electronics announced last month that it is not going to release a new flagship device at the Mobile World Congress 2018 next week. However, the South Korean tech company revealed that it is launching an upgraded version of its V30 phablet at the Barce

World

A high concentration of tech stocks in an index is a ‘danger sign,’ says analyst

Too many stocks in one sector will spell disaster during the next bear market, say analyst.

Gadgets

Snapchat now lets you create custom lenses for friends and family – here’s how to do it

FIRST Snapchat gave you custom Geofilters, now it’s letting you make your own lenses. The augmented reality face masks and quirky graphics are among the most popular features on the visual messaging app. You can add them on top of your beautiful mug

Technology

Nasa reveals grave of robotic spacecraft that died on Mars 10 years ago

The plucky probe performed heroically before perishing in the line of duty

Technology

WhatsApp cofounder invests $50 million into messaging app Signal

Signal is getting a boost from a billionaire tech founder with a history of bringing secure messaging to the masses.

Technology

YouTube apologizes for top trending conspiracy video that claimed Parkland survivor is an actor

After appearing as the No. 1 trending video for hours, YouTube finally removed a video that suggested one of the high-school students who survived the Parkland, Fl. shooting last week was an actor.

Life & Style

San Francisco's housing market is so dire, people need to make over $300,000 a year to afford the typical home

The household income required to buy a typical home in San Francisco is now $303,000, according to a report from Paragon Real Estate. Only 12% of households in the city can afford the median-priced home. The high cost of living is making it harder for tec

Gaming

Fortnite Season 3 COUNTDOWN - Battle Pass Release date, start time, server update downtime

FORTNITE'S all-new Battle Pass launched tomorrow with the start of Season 3. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the update, including the release date, start time, rewards and potential server downtime.

Technology

Snapchat responds to Change.org update petition calling for reverse of controversial alterations

One million people have signed a petition calling for changes to app to be undone

Startups

SharpestMinds wants to help startups find AI talent before Google and Facebook snatch them

 Google and other tech giants often have huge recruiting efforts that can target students — but startups might not have those kinds of resources to find or grab them before they head off to those huge companies. The biggest tech companies in th

Gaming

FIFA 18 TOTW 23 – FUT Team of the Week with Edinson Cavani, Alex Sandro and Marco Asensio revealed by EA Sports

IT is that time of the week again when Fifa Ultimate Team players are rubbing their hands with glee at the latest Team of the Week. Here are the in-form superstars from some of Europe’s biggest clubs who have made the grade for the 23rd edition of t

Startups

This is the tech that NFL players are excited about in 2018

 With the NFL season now over, players finally have time to focus on their passions and side projects, which can be anything from an externship on Capital Hill to angel investing in startups. Some of these activities are facilitated through the NFL P

Gaming

This free game lets you create your own fake news empire

FAKE NEWS! We’ve heard the phrase so many times that it’s become a cliche. But are we aware of its wide-ranging impact and the power social media trolls wield? Enter Bad News: a new online game that turns you into the bad guy. The aim is to

Technology

Iran could soon be spying on smartphones worldwide, report claims

Millions of smartphone users in the United States, and around the world, are vulnerable to being spied-on by the Iranian government, according to a new report. And apparently all it takes is downloading the wrong app.

Technology

Snapchat finally responds to petition criticising new update after more than a million ask for it to be reversed

The company isn't rolling back the redesign – but is bringing in more changes, intended to keep people happy

Technology

Whatever you do, don’t mess with Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot

A new video from Boston Dynamics highlights SpotMini's ability to stay focused on a task despite someone trying to push it around. The robot is seen maintaining its balance and opening the door before walking off. By itself.

Africa

World Mother Language day: Tech words in your language

On World Mother Language day, BBC World Service colleagues tackle tech terms in their own languages.

Technology

Facebook exec apologizes for Russia probe tweets, report says

The Facebook executive who recently weighed in on the government's Russia investigation has now reportedly expressed regret for his comments.

Technology

Apple filing suggests new iPad launching in March

New device registrations by Apple discovered this week suggest that an iPad refresh is imminent, with March looking like the month an announcement and roll out will occur.

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