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Microsoft Edge now allows importing Chrome data without installing the Chrome browser

Aug 9, 2022

Fast servers clean downloads. Tested on TechSpot Labs. Learn more about our downloads and why you can trust us. Last updated: August 7, 2022 User rating: 182 votes Download Microsoft's latest browser for a fast, secure, and modern web experience. Browse the web anywhere with one seamless experience from your phone to your computer and other signed-in devices. Microsoft Edge is also a safe browser that gives you the tools to protect your privacy an ...read more

UK Gov’t Turning To Facial Recognition Smartwatches To Monitor Convicted Foreigners

Aug 9, 2022

from the setting-itself-up-for-failure dept To keep an eye on what the UK government considers to be dangerous migrants, it’s turning to some questionable tech provided by a company that’s long been in the business of tracking people for more altruistic reasons. Migrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence will be required to scan their faces up to five times a day using smartwatches installed with facial recognition technology under plans from the Home Office and the Minist ...read more

New EV Prototype Leaves Range Anxiety in the Dust

Aug 9, 2022

Not long ago, a 300-mile range seemed like a healthy target for electric cars. More recently, the 520-mile (837-kilometer) Lucid Air became the world’s longest-range EV. But that record may not stand for long.The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX, and its showroom-bound tech, looks to banish range anxiety for good: In April, the sleek prototype sedan completed a 621-mile (1,000-km) trek through the Alps from Mercedes’s Sindelfingen facility to the Côte d’Azur in Cassis, France, with battery juic ...read more

Groupon cuts over 500 staff, plans to focus ‘only on mission-critical activities’ from now on

Aug 9, 2022

Chicago-based Groupon today laid off more than 500 of its employees — 15% of its 3,416-person headcount — according to posts from former employees on social media. The reduction impacted workers in teams including merchant development, sales, recruiting, engineering, product and marketing. Groupon confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch after the publication of the story. “Our overall business performance is not at the levels we anticipated and we are taking decisive actions to improve our tr ...read more

Cops Complain After San Diego Residents Are Finally Allowed To Oversee City Surveillance Programs

Aug 9, 2022

from the public-service-entity-enraged-to-discover-it-needs-to-serve-the-public dept There’s very little that seems to anger public servants more than mandates requiring them to serve the public. For years, the San Diego police department has expanded its surveillance programs. And for years, these expansions have gone unchallenged. But now that the city has passed an ordinance requiring more direct oversight of police activity, cops are singing the thin blue line blues and claiming the pu ...read more

Northrop Grumman taps Firefly Aerospace to upgrade its Antares rocket to American-built engines

Aug 9, 2022

Chalk one up for the American broomsticks. Northrop Grumman has announced that it will partner with startup Firefly Aerospace to build an all-American version of its workhorse Antares rocket, which currently flies with Russian-built RD-181 engines. Due to the continuing war in Ukraine, Russia halted all sales of its rocket engines to the United States in March this year. (The former head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency famously quipped at the time: “Let them fly on something else, ...read more

Vista Equity Partners will take Seattle tax giant Avalara private in $8.4B deal

Aug 9, 2022

Avalara co-founder and CEO Scott McFarlane. (GeekWire File Photo) Avalara, a publicly-traded Seattle tax software company founded in 2004, is going private again in a $8.4 billion deal with Vista Equity Partners. Vista, a global investment firm based in Austin that manages $96 billion in assets, will acquire all outstanding shares of Avalara common stock for $93.50 per share. Shares of Avalara opened Monday at $92/share, and were down 3% in early trading. A press release noted that the pu ...read more

Elon Musk says $44 billion Twitter deal will complete if it shows bot-counting method, challenges CEO to debate

Aug 9, 2022

What just happened? Elon Musk says his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter could still go through, on the condition that Twitter shows exactly how it counts the number of fake accounts on the platform. The Tesla boss has long insisted that the company lies about the number of bots on the site, and he is now challenging CEO Parag Agrawal to "a public debate" on the issue. The latest incident in Musk/Twitter saga saw the world's richest person tweet that he is willing to complete the deal for th ...read more

Volunteer for work exchange and get a free pass to Disrupt

Aug 8, 2022

Team TechCrunch wants you! Forget the village, people. It takes a battalion of smart, eager people to produce a world-class tech conference as epic as TechCrunch Disrupt. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for volunteers interested in work exchange. You give us 10 hours of your time, and we’ll give you a three-day pass to Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco (a $1,995 value). This is a great no-budget way to experience Disrupt up close and get a behind-the-scenes look at ...read more

Seattle AI startup that helps professionals improve public speaking by analyzing speech raises $6M

Aug 8, 2022

The Yoodli team, with co-founders Esha Joshi (fourth from left) and Varun Puri (fifth from left). (Yoodli Photo) The news: Yoodli, a Seattle startup with an AI-enabled software platform that analyzes speech to offer tips for improving communication skills, raised $6 million. The founders: The startup was co-founded by Varun Puri, who previously worked on special projects at Google, and Esha Joshi, who worked at Apple and is currently Yoodli’s chief technology officer. The startup is a ...read more