Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it – TechCrunch

Illegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images that provide pedophiles with more child...

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions...

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic...

China’s Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses – TechCrunch

A former Magic Leap engineer believes the problem with most consumer-facing augmented headsets on the market is their bulky size. “You wouldn’t want to wear them for more than one...

Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund – TechCrunch

Malta, the renewable energy storage project born in Alphabet’s moonshot factory X, is now on its own and flush with $26 million from a Series A funding round led...

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is preparing to invest $1 billion in Grab – TechCrunch

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is set to continue its recent spree of investments in Asian tech unicorns. The mega fund — which is targeted at $100 billion — is planning to...

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M – TechCrunch

LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the US, has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator’s most recent program...

Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct – TechCrunch

Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week, he returned...

Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform – TechCrunch

Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but in its earliest...

Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS) – TechCrunch

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing...

Skype launches real-time captions and subtitles – TechCrunch

Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype. Launching today to coincide with the UN International Day...