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Backyard home manufacturer Abodu, backed by Redfin CEO, is launching in Seattle

Sep 24, 2022

A crane operator placing an Abodu home in a Seattle-based backyard. (Abodu Photo) Abodu, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup that manufactures and delivers prefabricated backyard homes, is launching in the Seattle area. The startup opened an office in downtown Seattle and is growing its workforce of Seattle-based employees. This is the company’s first expansion outside of California, where it delivered more than 100 homes in 35 cities across northern and southern California. The compa ...read more

Intel, Who Coined The Term ‘Patent Troll’ Makes Deal With Patent Troll To ‘Monetize’ Unused Patents

Sep 24, 2022

from the making-a-mockery-of-what-intel-stood-for dept The pattern is pretty common: young companies innovate, older companies litigate. When you can’t keep up and you can’t succeed by beating the market, you turn to the courts to try to squeeze cash out of those more successful than you. Often this involves patent lawsuits or handing your unused patents off to patent trolls to “monetize” them for you. Over the years there have been a bunch of “patent aggregation” firms that showe ...read more

Max Q: Scrubbed

Sep 24, 2022

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. I’m writing to you from Florida, where NASA scrubbed Monday’s launch attempt of the Artemis I mission. In this issue: NASA’s Artemis I launch is scrubbed T-Mobile and SpaceX’s new partnership News from Astrobotic, Violet Labs and more By the way… TechCrunch Disrupt finally returns — live and in person — to San Francisco on October 18-20. We’re excited to share the complete agenda, you’ll hear from game-changing leaders like: Serena Williams ...read more

Elon Musk says the world needs more oil, gas, and babies

Sep 24, 2022

What just happened? It's hard to imagine Elon Musk, the man behind electric vehicle giant Tesla, calling for the world to find more oil and gas, but he believes such things are necessary for survival and the transition to renewable energies. The world's richest person also revealed his hope that Tesla's self-driving tech will be ready and receive widespread release by the end of the year, and he issued a warning about falling birth rates, a subject Musk is passionate about. Musk made his comm ...read more

Denuvo Returns To Block Some Nintedo Switch Games From PC Emulation

Sep 24, 2022

from the it's-baaaack dept Denuvo is back! While the company only got a single mention in 8 months thus far in 2022, the once-vaunted antipiracy DRM company made quite the splash in the years prior. If you don’t want to go through tens and tens of posts about Denuvo, I can give you a quick breakdown. Denuvo DRM was once touted as a tool that would bring about “the end of video game piracy,” which then was defeated by cracking groups on the order of months, then weeks, then days, then ho ...read more

Daily Crunch: Embedded finance fintech Pezesha raises $11M pre-Series A equity-debt round

Sep 24, 2022

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hey, hey, hey! Good to have you back with us again. Today, we’re mostly amazed at how quiet Twitter gets during Burning Man, and excited that we’re doing a Labor Day sale for TechCrunch Plus, if you’ve been wanting to read our subscription site but you’ve been holding off for whatever reason. — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Emb ...read more

Logitech's new G502 X gaming mice come with optical-mechanical switches, refined designs

Sep 24, 2022

In a nutshell: Logitech's G502 X gaming mouse lineup debuts their new Lightforce hybrid switches, which eliminate debounce delay and are immune to double-clicking issues. They also feature the company's top sensor, an adjustable DPI shift button, and a hyper-fast (infinite) scroll wheel. Logitech just announced the G502 X series, an overhaul of one of its most popular lines of gaming mice. The new mice retain a similar shape to their predecessor but add new features while shedding some weight ...read more

NASA reschedules moon rocket’s launch for Saturday as it checks data from first try

Sep 24, 2022

A launch-pad screenshot shows the bottom of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, including the four RS-25 main engines on its core stage. (NASA via YouTube) One day after the first launch of NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket had to be scrubbed due to an engine cool-down issue, mission managers announced that they’d try again on Saturday. In the meantime, engineers will work out the details of a go/no-go plan, just in case they face issues similar to those that forced Monday ...read more

Aston Martin Valhalla plug-in hybrid to shape future EVs

Sep 19, 2022

Aston Martin is using its upcoming Valhalla high-performance plug-in hybrid to develop a playbook for its future EVs. Executives said that the 937-horsepower Valhalla supercar exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday showcases lessons in driver engagement, visual effects and sound that could surface in its first EV in 2025. “If we get that performance hybrid recipe right, it’s something we could see elsewhere later on in the range,” said Alex Long, head of produ ...read more

Burn, baby, burn. Real estate-focused fintech startups feel the heat

Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up  here  so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. This will include everything from funding rounds to trends to an analysis of a particular space to hot takes on a particular company or phenomenon. There’s a lot of fintech news out th ...read more