TechCrunch TechCrunch is a group-edited blog that profiles the companies, products and events defining and transforming the new web.
FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding
by Devin Coldewey on September 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle.
GoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office
by Steve O'Hear on September 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm
GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has launched a U.S. debit solution. The company has also opened an office across the pond in San Francisco’s financial district, headed up by Andrew Gilboy, general manager, North America, who
Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries
by David Riggs on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm
We face two major threats today: one to the health of our planet and the other to our own. Fortunately, biology and technology are creating fixes for the planet as well as for the human body.
Tutoring business-in-a-box service Clark has been acquired by edtech startup Noodle
by Jonathan Shieber on September 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm
Clark, the tutor management business-in-a-box service, has been acquired by the New York-based education startup Noodle for an undisclosed amount, TechCrunch has learned. Founded by John Katzman, the serial entrepreneur behind education technology giants including The Princeton Review and 2U, Noodle offers education search services to help people apply to the right programs that meet
Lyft faces lawsuit that alleges kidnapping at gunpoint and rape
by Megan Rose Dickey on September 17, 2019 at 8:58 pm
Lyft is facing another lawsuit pertaining to its handling of alleged sexual assaults at the hands of drivers on its platform. In a suit filed today in the San Francisco Superior Court, Alison Turkos accuses Lyft of 11 counts, including general negligence, vicarious liability for assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, sexual battery and
CNET Smart Home CNET takes you inside the Smart Home with easy-to-install technology upgrades that make homes more secure, energy efficient and comfortable.
Google is planning a Nest Wifi router, report says - CNET
by Corinne Reichert on September 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm
It will reportedly combine a Wi-Fi router with Google Assistant.
The best coffee grinders you can buy right now - CNET
by Brian Bennett on September 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm
We tested a whole mess of home coffee grinders. Here are our favorites for 2019.
The complete list of Alexa commands for your Amazon Echo - CNET
by David Priest on September 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm
Here's everything you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)
Philips Hue's new TV gadget matches colored lights to whatever you watch or play - CNET
by Ry Crist on September 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm
Plug in your favorite media streamer, game console or set-top box, then prepare for a light show whenever you use your TV.
Etekcity High Precision Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Ultra Wide Platform and Easy-to-Read Backlit LCD, 440 Pounds - CNET
on September 17, 2019 at 2:49 pm
Etekcity High Precision Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Ultra Wide Platform and Easy-to-Read Backlit LCD, 440 Pounds