Technology posts
Scientists made a self-lubricating condom that can withstand 1,000 thrusts
Not much has been done for condoms since they were first introduced several centuries ago, other than god-awful flavors, distracting neon colors, and uncomfortable self-warming options ...
October 19th, 09:48h
Author: Cara Curtis
Researchers zap nostils in hope of creating internet of smells
Not too long ago, Google claimed to have a developed a search engine for smells. Google Nose, as it was called, was said to be capable of offering “the sharpest olfactory experience ...
October 19th, 09:07h
Author: Vishwam Sankaran
Tesla 3 just got a more-affordable mid-range version for $45,000
In a surprise announcement, Elon Musk launched a mid-range model of Tesla 3 with a range of 260 miles. The new version is now the cheapest available variant of Tesla 3 priced at $45,000 ...
October 19th, 07:47h
Author: Ivan Mehta
Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin
Startup funding hasn’t changed much in the past decade. Funderbeam is an interesting company trying to turn everything upside down using a marketplace approach, a modern syndication system and a blockchain-based platform. I’m excited to announce that Funderbeam founder and CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp will …
October 19th, 07:10h
Author: Romain Dillet
You can now preorder the iPhone XR
Apple’s iPhone XR is now available to preorder. The most affordable option out of Apple’s iPhone lineup, the iPhone XR offers a lot of the same specs as the iPhone XS, and comes in six different colors.
October 19th, 07:01h
Author: Dami Lee
Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them
Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in pitching a whole bunch of money at some point and have them introduc…
October 19th, 04:30h
Author: Kate Clark
Improving financial services in digital asset markets using new technologies
The integration of legacy financial services, blockchains, and the emerging class of digital assets are underway. The potential of this new open financial system is enormous, but there ...
October 19th, 04:12h
Author: Yoav Vilner
Peter Thiel cut his largest check to the GOP since Trump’s 2016 win
Thiel is giving $1 million to the Club for Growth, a hardline conservative advocacy group.
October 19th, 02:29h
Author: Theodore Schleifer
Apple’s next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs
It was just last month that Apple announced three new iPhones and its latest smartwatch, but it turns out the company isn’t done for the year. Apple just sent out invites to its next event, taking place in Brooklyn, New York on October 30. So far, we’re expecting at four hardware products. Leaks and rumors […]
October 19th, 01:51h
Author: Napier Lopez
E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down
Brisbane, California based e-motorcycle startup Alta Motors has ceased operations, TechCrunch has confirmed.  Earlier today Asphalt and Rubber — and several subsequent outlets — reported the company stopped operating this morning, fired its staff, and may be looking for a buyer. Alta ha…
October 19th, 01:05h
Author: Jake Bright
Now you can buy a Model 3 for $45,000 before incentives
The $35,000 Model 3 isn't here yet, but the car is getting a little cheaper.
October 18th, 23:59h
Author: Richard Lawler
The space pen became the space pen 50 years ago
Everyone knows about the space pen. NASA spent millions on R&D to create the ultimate pen that would work in zero gravity and the result was this incredible machine. Well, no. In fact it was made by a pen manufacturer in 1966 — but it wasn't until October of 1968 that it went into orbit and fulfill…
October 18th, 23:52h
Author: Devin Coldewey
Tesla is now selling a cheaper Model 3 with a 260-mile battery starting at $45,000
Tesla has announced a new mid-range version of the Model 3, one that’s cheaper than the long-range version that Tesla’s exclusively sold up until this point. It’s still not the $35,000 base model that’s been delayed until 2019. But the new mid-level option offers 260 miles of range and starts at $45,000.
October 18th, 23:49h
Author: Nick Statt
Twitter will finally show you why that tweet was deleted
Twitter recently announced it's rolling out new messages which will help users to better understand why a tweet was deleted and by whom. It's a small change, but it's the latest in ...
October 18th, 23:06h
Author: Rachel Kaser
IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones
A team of researchers from IBM, Waterloo, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) today published the results of an experiment proving a quantum computer can do things a classical ...
October 18th, 22:50h
Author: Tristan Greene
'Red Dead Redemption 2' starts its 100GB pre-release downloads tonight
PS4 and Xbox One gamers will need 100GB - 150GB of space just to install 'Red Dead Redemption 2.'
October 18th, 22:46h
Author: Richard Lawler
Verizon’s Pixel 3 won’t work on other carriers unless activated on Verizon first
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones being sold by Verizon will not support SIM cards from other carriers unless they are first activated on Verizon’s network. This is due to a policy that the carrier implemented earlier this year to dissuade thieves from targeting its own retail stores and those of authorized resellers.
October 18th, 22:21h
Author: Chris Welch
Vape flavors can make nasty new chemicals in your e-liquid
Scientists have discovered that cinnamon, vanilla, and berry flavors react with propylene glycol, a main ingredient in many vape juices, to create entirely new chemicals, according to a study published today in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. Those same chemicals carry over into the vapor that people inhale, the new study says. And early investigations led by Sven Eric Jordt at Duke University, suggest that these modified flavorings might be able to irritate lungs over the long term.
October 18th, 22:20h
Author: Rachel Becker
New Brave Browser Release Available for General Download on Brave.com | Brave Browser
October 18th, 21:57h
Author: Brave
Knotch launches Blueprint to help marketers find the best publishers of sponsored content
When I last wrote about Knotch, the company had just patented its color-based feedback system that helps advertisers measure the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Since then, it’s added a competitive intelligence product and now Blueprint, a tool for marketers who want to find the bes…
October 18th, 21:55h
Author: Anthony Ha