TikTok’s terrible weekend is music to Triller’s ears

The smoke hasn’t cleared, but TikTok’s biggest rival is now at the top of the App Store charts.

Michael Waters • August 3, 2020

Jaeson Ma: ‘I woke up to Triller being the #1 app in the world’

A co-owner of the hot TikTok competitor told us why Triller stands out from its rival.

Trung T. Phan • August 3, 2020

Facebook’s plan to crack down on porn: Call in the Red Team

Dick pics might help the tech giant build better algorithms.

Michael Waters • July 28, 2020

The sky’s the limit for these flapping drones

Enter the ornithopter, a bird-like bot that’s going places.

Caroline Dohack • July 28, 2020

Space fishcakes, pet food: The 3D-printed meat market is looking juicy

Even KFC is working to launch a line of bioprinted chicken nuggets.

Michael Waters • July 20, 2020

The UK government is taking a $500m stake in a bankrupt satellite company

The deal to acquire OneWeb puts the government on a collision course with Elon Musk’s Starlink.

Nick DeSantis • July 6, 2020

This startup is trying to master networking by video conference

Virtual events are terrible for meeting people. Mixtroz is ready to fix that.

Michael Waters • July 6, 2020

Robots bring new meaning to the term ‘food security’

If you like the concept of organic farming, you’ll love what these robots can do.

Caroline Dohack • July 2, 2020

Whoda thunk? An AI project brings together an unlikely alliance

Big Tech, academia, and the federal government could collaborate on AI efforts.

Caroline Dohack • July 1, 2020

Can deepfakes be good?

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: The tech is still overwhelmingly used to harass.

Michael Waters • July 1, 2020

Amazon’s latest acquisition could shake up the future of driverless vehicles

Amazon’s going big on autonomous cars, which could upend a number of industries.

Caroline Dohack • June 29, 2020

Online shopping is ready for a VR makeover

Basically every online store looks the same right now. These companies have a big new idea.

Michael Waters • June 26, 2020

Human IPO wants you to buy shares in regular people

These days, everyone’s going public.

Michael Waters • June 24, 2020

Google vs. Photoshop: Fact-checking for images arrives

Google’s photo fact-checking may mean curtains for the viral fake-out.

Belle Long • June 24, 2020

Sharing is caring: These startups are streamlining knowledge-sharing

Notion, Coda, and Almanac are part of a crop of startups hoping to help you navigate oceans of information.

Belle Long • June 23, 2020

This portable urinal company is flush with demand

Americans are taking lots of road trips -- and that’s opened the floodgates for a new industry.

Michael Waters • June 23, 2020

Public transit is getting the Uber Pool treatment

With ridership down, cities are going all in on microtransit.

Michael Waters • June 22, 2020

AI is helping scientists sort through heaps of coronavirus research

The tools are vital, because the mountain of medical research on COVID-19 is growing.

Nick DeSantis • June 22, 2020

Want your cheers on ESPN? There’s an app for that

Sports are coming back -- and total randos can be part of the broadcast.

Michael Waters • June 19, 2020

Politicians, police, and… Panera: Geofencing is taking over

Your location data has a little something for everyone.

Michael Waters • June 17, 2020

Quarantine got you talking to yourself? Try a little botty language

Replika is a smartphone app designed to deliver AI-generated conversation. In April, users flocked to it.

Caroline Dohack • June 17, 2020

How Theo Harvey got ahead in the health wearables game

SynsorMed’s revenue has jumped 40% as more doctors experiment with telehealth.

Michael Waters • June 11, 2020

Nikola and Tesla are fighting it out over the future of trucking

You’re not losing your mind: Two companies named for the same dead inventor are jockeying for room in the fast lane.

Nick DeSantis • June 11, 2020

Amazon’s drone fleet is late to deliver

Fake names and leadership shake-ups: Here’s a look inside Prime Air.

Michael Waters • June 10, 2020

Renters vs. robots: A flawed screening process is thwarting tenants

Errors in automated background checks are flagging tenants for crimes they didn’t commit.

Belle Long • May 29, 2020

Gather ’round the virtual watercooler…

… because virtual reality offices are like a mashup of Dilbert and The Sims.

Nick DeSantis • May 28, 2020

Tech’s bigwigs team up to coordinate plasma donations from COVID-19 survivors

Microsoft, Uber, the Gates Foundation, and others want to make it easier to gather survivors’ plasma -- and disease-fighting antibodies.

Belle Long • May 27, 2020

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