TechCrunch TechCrunch is a group-edited blog that profiles the companies, products and events defining and transforming the new web.
Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business
by Jonathan Shieber on August 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago.
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight
by Anthony Ha on August 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm
When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also is a kind of a throwback — this time to ’90s martial arts series like “Vanishing
The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate
by Jon Evans on August 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm
This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it. It makes an excellent case — several excellent written cases, actually — that “everything is Gamergate,” that it and its hate-screeching online mobs were the prototype for all the
Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse
by Lucas Matney on August 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how Netflix might have some rough times ahead as
NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel
by Darrell Etherington on August 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm
NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation procedure for SpaceX’s GO Searcher seaborne ship. The ship is intended to be used to recover spacecraft and astronauts in an actual mission scenario, and the rehearsals this
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.
Save on QardioBase2 WiFi Smart Scale and Body Analyzer: monitor weight, BMI and body composition, easily store, track and share data. Free app for iOS, Android, Kindle. Works with Apple Health. and more - CNET
on August 18, 2019 at 11:24 am
Save on QardioBase2 WiFi Smart Scale and Body Analyzer: monitor weight, BMI and body composition, easily store, track and share data. Free app for iOS, Android, Kindle. Works with Apple Health. and mor
Five surprising ways Amazon Echo can distract you when you're bored to tears - CNET
by Katie Conner on August 18, 2019 at 7:00 am
Your friends might be too busy to hang out, but Alexa isn’t.
The 25 best smart lights to buy right now - CNET
by Ry Crist on August 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm
It's a great time to add smart light bulbs, smart light switches and other smart lighting gadgets to your connected home. Here are the ones we recommend.
BN-LINK Mini Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch (3 Pack) - CNET
on August 17, 2019 at 11:55 am
BN-LINK Mini Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch (3 Pack)
First Alert Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Voice and Location, Battery Operated, SCO7CN - CNET
on August 17, 2019 at 11:20 am
First Alert Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Voice and Location, Battery Operated, SCO7CN