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Poppin’ bottles: VCs continue to pour millions into independent beverage startups

Nov 27, 2022

After seeing a ton of venture capital investment flow into independent beverage startups recently, it was time to take a step back and see if this kind of company actually made sense as a venture investment. For one, the competition for space on grocery store shelves is fierce, eclipsed only by the fact people are finicky. The U.S. Beverage Manufacturing and Filling Locations Database contains nearly 2,500 alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage manufacturers making everything from beer and ...read more

Why this Seattle venture capitalist moved to a farm — and the startup lessons learned along the way

Nov 27, 2022

Aviel Ginzburg with his daughter on a tractor at his family’s farm in Oregon. (Photos courtesy of Aviel Ginzburg) Aviel Ginzburg has been splitting time between taking calls from startup founders and tending to his farm. The software engineer, entrepreneur and investor is a longtime Seattle tech leader who currently works as a general partner at seed-stage venture fund Founders’ Co-op. But recently, the self-described “city boy” decided to add farmer to his resume after an improm ...read more

Black Frogs Rising: How Nature Is Dealing With Chernobyl’s Radioactivity

Nov 27, 2022

from the nature-is-healing dept The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine is the largest in Europe, and one of the ten largest in the world. It’s of particular concern at the moment because it sits close to the front line between the Ukrainian and Russian armies, and has been subject to bombardment and loss of backup power. The fear is that damage arising from battles around it could result in the release of radioactive material, or even lead to a more serious accident. The p ...read more

Amazon’s ‘Peripheral’ brings cyberpunk prophet William Gibson’s vision up to date

Nov 27, 2022

Chloe Grace Moretz stars in “The Peripheral,” a video series based on William Gibson’s novel. (Photo by Sophie Mutevelian / Prime Video) The future may not be evenly distributed, but there’s a dystopia-inducing concentration of it in “The Peripheral,” a science-fiction novel by cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson. Now the novel has been turned into a streaming-video series distributed on Amazon Prime Video, and it turns out that Gibson’s future is more like the present than i ...read more

8.8 GHz: Intel 13900K on liquid nitrogen achieves highest overclock on record

Nov 27, 2022

What just happened? It's only been a few days since the Core i9-13900K was released but Swedish overclocker Elmor has already used it to break the record for the highest clock speed ever reached (and validated): an incredible 8812.85 MHz. According to HWBot, the record last changed hands eight years ago when an AMD FX-8370 was pushed to 8722 MHz. CPU-Z says that the record has been held by an AMD FX-8350 clocked at 8794 MHz for even longer than that, but both sites agree that the 13900K was t ...read more

Craig Partridge Is Still Working to Improve Internet Traffic

Nov 27, 2022

For computer pioneer Craig Partridge, pushing the envelope on interesting challenges has been his modus operandi. It’s what led him to make key contributions to the early Internet. Today he’s working on getting a better understanding of traffic flows in VPNs. In addition, he is trying to figure out what causes high rates of packet errors, which often result in bad file transfers, and how to fix them. Although his bachelor’s degree from Harvard was in history, the computer electives he too ...read more

Kanye agrees to buy Parler, Elon Musk reportedly plans mass layoffs at Twitter, and Netflix gets into cloud gaming

Nov 27, 2022

Hey, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, where every Saturday we recap a handful of the top TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. Want it in your inbox? Get it here! This week marked the in-person return of TechCrunch Disrupt, with our team taking the show back into the real world after two years fully virtual. It was one helluva show, with appearances from people like tennis legend (turned investor) Serena Williams, comedian (also turned investor!) Kevin Hart, Lyft co-founder ...read more

Pong-in-a-Dish

Nov 26, 2022

Ever hear of the Turk—the 19th-century mechanism topped by a turbaned head that played chess against all comers? In fact, hidden inside was a diminutive chessmaster, one you might imagine deadpanning, “Eh, It’s a living.”Then there’s its namesake, the Mechanical Turk—a 21st-century service offered by Amazon to mark up images on the Web with the help of crowdsourced freelancers. They, too, might intone, glassy-eyed, “It’s a living.”Now we have a kind of Biological Turk. A mass ...read more

Eviation wins an order from Germany’s Evia Aero for 25 all-electric Alice airplanes

Nov 26, 2022

An artist’s conception shows Eviation’s Alice aircraft with Evia Aero’s livery. (Eviation Illustration) Arlington, Wash.-based Eviation Aircraft says Evia Aero, a nascent European regional airline that’s based in Germany, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 25 of Eviation’s all-electric commuter Alice aircraft. The airline hasn’t yet gone into service, but it eventually intends to use the nine-passenger Alice planes as its primary aircraft for point-to-point regional trave ...read more

Bungie to resurrect Marathon as a survival shooter

Nov 26, 2022

Something to look forward to: Before Halo and Destiny, the first-person shooter series Bungie was known for was Marathon. Recent reports indicate the company plans to reboot its 1990s classic, albeit in a format much different from the original trilogy and perhaps more suited to modern FPS tastes. Sources told Insider Gaming this week that Bungie Software is planning the first new entry in its classic Marathon series in over 25 years. The reports describe the new title as an "extraction" shoo ...read more