The Station: Zoox’s six-year ride, Aurora makes its Uber ATG employee picks and NHTSA takes a new position on AVs

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to […]

NextMind’s Dev Kit for mind controlled-computing offers a rare ‘wow’ factor in tech

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NextMind debuted its Dev Kit hardware at CES last year, but the hardware is now actually shipping out, and the startup shared with me the production version to take a test drive. The NextMind controller is a sensor that reads electrical signals from your brain’s visual cortex, and translates those into input signals for a […]

OnePlus’ latest concept phone changes color to ‘breathe’ with the user

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Back in January, OnePlus showed off its first concept phone. The aptly (if plainly) named Concept One sported color-shifting glass, giving the effect of an “invisible camera” on the rear of the device. The concept wasn’t particularly useful — if anything it was a fun diversion from boring old phone updates. From that standpoint, the […]

Can you IPO sneakers? Also, this is the last Exchange roundup of the year

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Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Subscribe here.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Sweet dreams are made of IPOs, so merry f****** Christmas We’re […]

Gift Guide: Our favorite headphones of 2020

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Headphones! They make a pretty solid gift any year, but they’re an even better option when we’re all stuck at home. It’s hard to think (much less get anything done) when the background track of your life is a cacophony of conference calls and Zoom school.

We spent a lot of time with a lot of different headphones this year, so we thought it’d be good to highlight some of our favorites.

Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store after bugs complaints, offers refund

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Sony has pulled “Cyberpunk 2077,” one of the most anticipated games in recent years, from its PlayStation Store after a flood of complaints and ridicule over compatibility issues and bugs from customers. The gaming giant said it is offering full refunds to any customer who purchased CD Projekt’s title from the PlayStation Store — though […]

Googling for “Baby Yoda” will beam him into your living room via augmented reality

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Google has been all about the fun little augmented reality Easter Eggs lately, with a bevy of search terms triggering Halloween-themed AR experiences back in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing skeletons! Now they’ve got another one. Rolled out just in time for tomorrow’s Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, this one brings The Child (or, as […]

Virgin Orbit, Relativity Space and Astra dish on the economics and efficiencies of space launches

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Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis, Astra CEO Chris Kemp, and VOX Space (Virgin Orbit’s national security-focused subsidiary) President Mandy Vaughn all joined us at TC Sessions: Space to jointly discuss their varied approaches to the small spacecraft launch market. Each has a very different type of space launch system, but each is targeting roughly the […]

Discord will be able to screen share from iOS and Android devices starting today

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The super popular chat app Discord is getting a much-requested feature starting today: mobile screen sharing. As the name suggests, mobile screen sharing lets users capture and broadcast everything on their phone’s display and stream it to a group of friends. The company tells me they’ve been particularly focused on making it work well when […]

Here’s what’s happening on day 1 of TC Sessions: Space 2020

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T-minus 3…2…1…liftoff! Day one of TC Sessions: Space 2020, our first conference dedicated to space technology, early-stage startups and the brilliant minds forging a new era of space exploration, is officially underway. Get ready for two days of interviews, panel discussions, fireside chats and breakout sessions with the space industry’s mightiest movers and shakers — […]

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