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Outside Hacks is a competition for hackers to create apps meant to be used at music festivals

Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup"

Pick up orders within two minutes of making a purchase

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber's CEO

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber's CEO

TechCrunch Podcast: AR's promise

The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise. Listen to the full episode: http://tcrn.ch/2wYkeQl

Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

This would be the product's first major redesign since it was introduced in 2011.

Huger Tech Racer

The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place http://tcrn.ch/2v1F3c8

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The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

High Resolution: The one thing designers need to know

Uber's Design Director on the one thing designers need to know http://wp.me/p1FaB8-6p21

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines http://tcrn.ch/2x58GKe

Algorithmic accountability

Algorithms are designed to make our lives easier. The problem is, they're designed by us

YouTube starts delivering ‘breaking news’ on its homepage across platforms

Are YouTube partnerships with 24-hour broadcast news publishers about to change?

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SpaceX successfully launched and recovered Falcon 9 for CRS-12 http://tcrn.ch/2vxs5pr
Watch a 4 minute recap of the event 🚀📹

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

The implications for ARKit are huge

NBC’s Snapchat news show gains 29+ million viewers in its first month

Looks like people want to find their news on Snapchat

bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazil

bxblue takes payroll-secured loans online in Brazil

Crunch Report 8/18

Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick continues http://tcrn.ch/2rfCwti

Teenage bitcoin millionaire is back with a better Botangle

The 14-year-old bitcoin investor is buying back his original startup

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

The underlying tech is designed to speed up everything about email...and it looks pretty slick too

A “bug” that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhone 7 is patched as of iOS 11

It continuously guesses a series of passcodes until it finds the right one

Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search

A big update to Google's search results page

Target won't be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves

Target won't be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves

Essential Phone unboxing

The Essential Phone, which is available to order, ships soon to pre-sale customers. Here's what the unboxing experience is like http://tcrn.ch/2wp1QT4

Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber Command

If the split were to take place, an interesting consequence would be that the NSA could be led by a civilian

Fisker's EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

Fisker's $129,000 electric luxury sport sedan will be introduced to the public at CES next January.

Delphi and Innoviz partner on self-driving LiDAR tech

LiDAR maker Innoviz land another major auto industry supply partner for autonomous driving tech.

Google and ProPublica team up to build a national hate crime database

Hate isn't going away, so Google is building a database

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

The Amazon-owned game streaming site bought an indexing company

Infiniti's Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

Infiniti's Prototype 9 is a retro race car with a prototype, futuristic electric motor.

Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse

This company makes it easy and free to look at the night sky

How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you die

Because no one wants their parents reading their Facebook messages

Equity podcast: Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public

More board room bickering at Uber and MongoDB’s privately filed IPO

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

iOS 11 is quite a game changer for iPad users

Google teases Android O launch event timed for total solar eclipse

Google teases a full Android O launch event in NYC timed for the solar eclipse on Monday.

Apple and Hollywood said to continue with early digital movie rental plans

Would you pay $30 to $50 to rent a digital movie just two weeks after it hits theaters?

Essential Phone hands on

Hands on with Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone http://tcrn.ch/2uPgyTS

Airbnb is offering free housing in Barcelona for people affected by the attack

Airbnb has activated its disaster response tool

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