• PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles
    Engadget15 minutes ago

    PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles

    PowerUp Toys, the makers of a smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, is atToy Fair 2019 with three new gizmos to occupy your free time

  • Updated Mormon rules let missionaries call or text their families weekly
    Engadget35 minutes ago

    Updated Mormon rules let missionaries call or text their families weekly

    Until now, Mormon missionaries have only allowed to use phone calls or videochats to reach their families on Christmas and Mother's Day

  • Deploy the space harpoon
    TechCrunch49 minutes ago

    Deploy the space harpoon

    This small-scale version may only be good for removing dangerous orbital debris, but in time it will pierce your hypercarbon hides and irredeemable sun-hearts. The space harpoon is part of the RemoveDEBRIS project, a multi-organization European effort to create and test methods of reducing space debris

  • High-tech Pictionary is more challenging than using a pen
    Engadget56 minutes ago

    High-tech Pictionary is more challenging than using a pen

    Pictionary seems like one of those perfect games that doesn't really need an upgrade. You draw on a piece of paper, and people guess what you're trying to show them. Sure, you can put the game on a phone or tablet, but the basic concept remains the same no matter where you play.

  • NBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch
    Engadget1 hour ago

    NBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch

    You'll soon get to see official highlights from every NBA game on Facebook,after the two signed a deal to stream recaps on the Watch tab

  • GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces
    TechCrunch1 hour ago

    GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

    Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America – and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised

  • Hasbro's Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi
    Engadget2 hours ago

    Hasbro's Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

    Hasbro has a new toy for the future Jedi in your life. The toy connected to a smartphone app via Bluetooth to provide Jedis-in-training with interactive challenges that teach them to fight like their favorite Star Wars characters. Similar to Lenovo's augmented reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

  • XPO Sinks as Analysts Link $600 Million Shortfall to Amazon
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    XPO Sinks as Analysts Link $600 Million Shortfall to Amazon

    While XPO didn’t identify the mystery client, Wall Street analysts and industry consultants said it was almost certainly Amazon.com Inc. The e-commerce giant has been building its own package-delivery business to reduce its dependence on third-party carriers and logistics companies. XPO’s largest customer

  • SoFi Plans New Lending Products and Move Into Stock Trading
    Bloomberg3 hours ago

    SoFi Plans New Lending Products and Move Into Stock Trading

    The move would generate more competition for other financial technology startups including Robinhood Financial LLC, Betterment LLC and Wealthfront Inc., which have been offering digital customers low-cost investing options for years. While the company didn’t disclose revenue figures for the quarter

  • Even years later, Twitter doesn't delete your direct messages
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    Even years later, Twitter doesn't delete your direct messages

    Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini found years-old messages in a file from an archive of his data obtained through

  • Bloomberg3 hours ago

    As Amazon Scraps New York, Alphabet's Toronto Ambitions Swell

    The urban innovation unit of Alphabet Inc. and sister company to Google is proposing to speed up its plans to redevelop 350 derelict acres on the city’s waterfront in return for a cut of property taxes, development charges and increased land values. New York-based Sidewalk is offering to finance the

  • Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show

    The housing market is predicted to cool this year, but the market for startupsselling houses? It seems to be heating up

  • Daily Crunch: Amazon scraps HQ2 plans in NYC
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    Daily Crunch: Amazon scraps HQ2 plans in NYC

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. 1. Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? Amazon announced yesterday that it’s taking its ball and going home, rather than dealing with mean, pushy New Yorkers (warning: not an exact quote).

  • As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC

    NYC and Boston were handed huge setbacks this week when Amazon and GE decidedto bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities onthe same day

  • Amazon's first 'Lord of the Rings' teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map
    Engadget3 hours ago

    Amazon's first 'Lord of the Rings' teaser is a minimal Middle-earth map

    As things stand, we know very little about Amazon's Lord of the Rings Prime Video series. The release timeline, as well as the aspects of Middle-earth history the show will cover, also remain a mystery. Amazon posted a trio of tweets about the upcoming project, the first of which is an apt quote

  • Uber reports $3B in Q4 revenue, rising operating losses
    TechCrunch4 hours ago

    Uber reports $3B in Q4 revenue, rising operating losses

    Ahead of its anticipated initial public offering this year, Uber reported anet loss of $865 million in the fourth quarter

  • Uber Revenue Growth Slows, Losses Persist as 2019 IPO Draws Near
    Bloomberg4 hours ago

    Uber Revenue Growth Slows, Losses Persist as 2019 IPO Draws Near

    Like many unicorns, San Francisco-based Uber is emphasizing growth over profits. Last year, Uber bought Jump Bikes to help with its new mobility efforts, and it has a $1 billion budget for such projects this year. As it released the numbers, Uber touted the rising use of its app around the world.

  • Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights
    Engadget4 hours ago

    Dubai Airport drone scare temporarily disrupts flights

    Dubai International Airport is the latest to halt flights over a drone scarefollowing similar incidents at London's Gatwick and Heathrow

  • Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs outlines how it'll make money from Toronto
    Engadget4 hours ago

    Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs outlines how it'll make money from Toronto

    For the last two years, Google's Sidewalk Labs has been working on a plannedneighborhood on Toronto's waterfront

  • How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’
    Engadget5 hours ago

    How AI made Facebook’s Portal your ‘personal cameraman’

    "Thekey thing for us, is really invoking that we are connected in the two roomsand making you feel like you're there and just hanging out