ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer officially assigned first flight

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer has been assigned to his first flight to the International Space Station during a meeting of representatives from the US, Russian, Japanese, Canadian and European space agencies at…

Oppo and Nendo’s ‘slide-phone’ concept unfolds into three screen sizes

Oppo and design studio Nendo have created a concept for a “slide-phone” that would allow users to unfold the device into three different screen sizes. According to Oppo, the trend…

CD Projekt Red apologizes for Cyberpunk 2077’s rocky Xbox One, PS4 launches

CD Projekt Red issued an apology following Cyberpunk 2077’s rough launch. The developer says it should have paid more attention to the game’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions and promised…

Shop for Kids Using This Gift Guide From an Actual Tween

Your holiday gift-shopping time is running out. If you’ve been dragging your feet, unsure of what to get for those last few kids on your list, my son is here…

Amazon’s Zoox unveils electric robotaxi that can travel up to 75 mph

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Zoox-Autonomous-Vehicle-Interior-day.jpg Six years ago, Zoox launched quietly with a mighty mission: build and commercialize just about every aspect of a robotaxi service from the self-driving software stack and on-demand ride-sharing…

Singapore is poised to become Asia’s Silicon Valley

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Long established as a global financial center, Singapore also looks set to become the “Silicon Valley of Asia.” Tencent, ByteDance and Alibaba are reportedly planning regional hubs in the…

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will collaborate to make gaming safer

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are setting aside their usual rivalries to improve online gaming. The companies have outlined a set of common principles for safer gaming, particularly for younger players.…

Everything Wrong With The Tesla Cybertruck, According To A Legendary Designer

When Tesla released its Cybertruck, it made a splash because it was certainly a different look to, well, pretty much anything we see on the market today. With futuristic, inorganic…

Does Avatar have a place in Disney’s ambitious future?

Image: 20th Century Fox Disney announced a virtual avalanche of updates and news for almost every one of its properties. But one of the company’s biggest franchises was strangely absent:…

iCIMS acquires video recruiting startup Altru for $60M

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Enterprise recruiting company iCIMS is announcing that it has acquired Altru. iCIMS declined to comment on the terms of the deal, but a source with knowledge of the companies…

The entertainment that got us through 2020

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Seeking comfort in old favorites If there is one peculiar comfort to 2020, it’s the knowledge that misery was universal. Rattling off the…

Ubisoft’s game subscription service is available through Google Stadia

When Ubisoft announced in October that its subscription service will soon be accessible on Amazon Luna, it promised Stadia players that they’re also getting it before the year ends. The…

The Best Ways to Clean Grout

Most substances wipe off tile pretty easily, but getting the surrounding grout back to its original pearly white state is much harder. Because it is so narrow and coarse, scrubbing…

Why everything eventually becomes a crab

To crab or not to crab. (Photo by rompalli harish from Pexels/) Evolution is a pretty weird concept. Our family members that existed on Earth millions of years ago probably…

Facebook publicly launches its collaborative music video app, Collab

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Screen-Shot-2020-12-14-at-10.00.57-AM-1.jpg?w=680 Collab, Facebook’s experimental app for making collaborative music videos, is today launching out of private beta testing with a public release on the App Store. The app is one…