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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells
MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called bioLogic, is essentially a “breathable workout suit” covered in small flaps. The flaps are “lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in h...
Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with over 100 titles
Xbox One owners get a new reason to fire up their consoles on June 1: Xbox Game Pass, the download service Microsoft created to deliver subscription-based gaming with a library of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in an all-you-can game model. The service is similar to PlayStation Now, Sony’s PlayStat...
Softbank’s Nvidia stake is reportedly worth $4BN
Bloomberg is today reporting the size of Softbank’s stake in Nvidia is $4 billion, for 4.9 per cent of the company, which it says would make it the fourth largest investor in the chipmaker. Read More
The final Valerian trailer makes me want to live in a thousand-planet city
This is the last trailer we’re getting for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets before it hits theaters on July 21, 2017. The bright, bold sci-fi epic looks like trademark Besson, which is to say it looks like The Fifth Element. Valerian’s similarity to Besson’s previous sci-...
Report: Microsoft to buy security firm Hexadite for $100M as Cloudyn still in progress
While we wait to get more news on Microsoft closing a reported acquisition of Cloudyn, another report has emerged of one more enterprise startup that the software giant is buying in Israel. Calacalist reported earlier today that Microsoft is paying $100 million to acquire Hexadite, a cybersecuri...
Robotic toymaker Sphero unveils Ultimate Lightning McQueen — a chatty, smartphone-controlled car
While Sphero has released a whole lineup of robotic, Internet-connected toys, it remains best-known for its BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today it’s launching its next Disney tie-in — Ultimate Lightning McQueen. This is a car that you can control from your iPhone or Android, base...
Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities
Facebook announced today it’s expanding its online fundraising tools – basically, Facebook’s own take on a GoFundMe-type service – to include support for community fundraisers as well as those for sports teams. The company had first launched its personal fundraising tools in March of this year, ...
With a new CEO, Metabiota looks to new markets for its epidemic monitoring toolkit
Bill Rossi, the new chief executive officer at Metabiota, believes that (unlikely as it seems) the insurance industry might be the key to stopping epidemic outbreaks worldwide — and that Metabiota would supply the monitoring tools to make the product work. Rossi, who quietly took the reins at th...
Watch two very different new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers
Spider-Man: Homecoming is not that far away now, set for U.S. release on July 7. The movie got two new trailers early Wednesday, including a U.S. version (above), and the International trailer (below). I was worried this was going to be a game of spotting minor differences, but it very much is n...
Have a robotics or machine learning startup? Pitch at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics
Have a robotic startup or project? We want you on stage at TechCrunch Session: Robotics this July 17 at MIT. We’re looking for students to demo and early stage startups to pitch. If selected, both will get free tickets and exhibit space at the event. Use this form to apply. This opportunity will...
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What will the Pope tell President Trump?
After meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia and visiting sacred sites in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump's tour of world religions will conclude Wednesday at the Vatican, the Catholic Church's holy headquarters.
Philippines leader declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes
Deadly clashes erupted between government troops and Islamist militants Tuesday in the southern city of Marawi, prompting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law there and the rest of the island of Mindanao, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported.
First lady's hand swat a viral sensation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, but one moment stood out: a flick of the wrist seen 'round the world.
Manchester bomber, victims identified
Venezuelans are the top US asylum seekers today
One in every five asylum seekers in the US this year is Venezuelan, a troubling trend that speaks to the severity of the country's many crises.
The Manchester concert attack, in tweets
The first tweet came at 10:34 p.m. People in the arena thought a balloon had popped.
How to help victims of the Manchester attack
Ariana Grande had just finished belting out her last song at her sold-out show late Monday when an explosion shook Manchester Arena in England.
Obama, Clintons tweet condolences on Manchester attack
Former President Barack Obama expressed his support Tuesday for the victims of the deadly terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
After hand swat, the Trumps make a show of togetherness
It was the swat heard 'round the world; the snippet of Melania Trump appearing to bat away the outstretched hand of President Donald Trump went viral yesterday. Played again and again on the internet -- a tweet by @Haaretz of the moment, in slow-motion, no less, has now been shared almost 50,000 ...
Dark 'n' Stormy: The history of Bermuda's unofficial drink
This summer, the top sailors and fastest ships from around the world will convene on the fishhook-shaped island of Bermuda to compete in the 35th America's Cup.