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GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump – TechCrunch

A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to fill up a tank...

How do you fight an algorithm you cannot see? – TechCrunch

Activists in Germany fight for algorithmic accountability, plus more on societal resilience That question in the headline was the challenge posed by a group of open knowledge junkies in Germany who...

Computer vision startup AnyVision pulls in new funding from Lightspeed – TechCrunch

While there have been a few massive surveillance startups in China that have raised funds on the back of computer vision advances, there’s seemed to be less fervor outside of...

Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs – TechCrunch

As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given...

Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes – TechCrunch

Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm...

World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan – TechCrunch

The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic...

Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight...

This light makes the smart home even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight, the June AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in...

This cool tool deletes the background from images so you don’t have to use...

If you’re tired of firing up Photoshop for lightweight image editing tasks, this little tool is good news for you. Called Remove.bg, it can clear out the background of an...

The Google Assistant can now check you in to your flight and book you...

Starting in the next few days, the Google Assistant on Android and iOS will be able to check you in to your flights. For now, you’ll only be able...

Amid a legal fight in LA, IBM’s Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally...

While IBM is getting sued by the city of Los Angeles, accusing it of covertly mining user data in the Weather Channel app in the U.S., it’s testing the...