‘Cruise to Nowhere’ Returns to Somewhere After Passenger Tests Positive For Covid-19

One passenger on a so-called “cruise to nowhere” in Singapore has tested positive for covid-19, just a week after Royal Caribbean cruises began operating again in the region during the…

There’s no stopping this immortal jellyfish

Turritopsis dohrnii. (Maria Pia Miglietta/National Science Foundation /) What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you…

Wikifactory has raised $4.5m for its ‘Github for hardware’ to make almost anything remotely

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Karl Marx famously argued in ‘Das Kapital’ that to achieve freedom from the slavery of capitalism, the worker must own the means of production. Perhaps that day is edging…

MetaVRse wants to make creating augmented reality apps easier than ever before

From games to education, training to commerce, augmented reality (AR) is everywhere. And now, a 3D creation platform that makes it easy to create AR experiences is debuting its services…

Cybersecurity firm FireEye hacked in state-sponsored attack

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called…

HBO Max hits 12.6 million activations ahead of ‘Wonder Woman’ release

As HBO Max prepares for the Christmas debut of Wonder Woman 1984 and its controversial plans for 2021, AT&T CEO John Stankey revealed that the service is seeing “improved traction,”…

Boeing’s final Starliner parachute tests take it closer to astronaut flights

Bringing a space capsule back to Earth is a delicate process, with complex parachute systems playing a key role in ensuring a soft touchdown. NASA and Boeing announced this week…

‘Destiny 2’ will finally support crossplay in 2021

Now that Destiny 2 is available on next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, the big question is: When is crossplay coming? While Bungie previously said it would arrive next…

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei raises $7 million for his new venture

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus who left the company two months ago, has raised $7 million from a roster of high-profile investors for his new venture. The Swedish…

Minecraft with ray tracing is out for all Windows 10 players

Minecraft’s ray tracing feature for Windows 10 has made its way out of beta eight months after the feature first became available for testers. The addition of ray tracing support…

Zoom, murder hornets, Among Us, and Joe Biden topped Google trending searches in 2020

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has released its list of the top trending searches in the US for 2020, and as one might expect, “coronavirus,” “election results,”…

Forza Horizon 4’s Super7 mode lets you play and design stunt challenges

Forza Horizon 4 has been out for two years now, but it’s been kept fresh with no less than 30 updates since release. Now, developer Playground Games has introduced something…

TripAdvisor shares drop following China app ban

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced it has banned 105 mobile apps for violating Chinese internet regulations. While almost all of the apps are made by Chinese developers,…

Lawn startup Sunday raises millions to help you with your backyard

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DSC03143.jpg Inspiration to launch a lawn-care company struck Coulter Lewis when he was shopping for lawn-care products one day. The entrepreneur, who previously worked as a designer and co-founder of…

Google will let you sign in and save passwords on Chrome without syncing

A year ago, Google tweaked Chrome so that it can fill out your credit card details even if you don’t switch on the browser’s sync feature. Now, the tech giant…