Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight

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When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also is a kind…

The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate

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This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it. It makes an excellent case — several excellent written cases, actually — that “everything is Gamergate,”…

NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel

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NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation procedure for SpaceX’s GO Searcher seaborne ship. The ship is intended to be used to…

Voyage’s driverless future, ghost work, B2B growth strategies, and Black Hat takeaways

Voyage’s driverless future, ghost work, B2B growth strategies, and Black Hat takeaways

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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some companies like Waymo have driven all across different types of environments in order to rack up the…

Flexible stick-on sensors could wirelessly monitor your sweat and pulse

Flexible stick-on sensors could wirelessly monitor your sweat and pulse

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As people strive ever harder to minutely quantify every action they do, the sensors that monitor those actions are growing lighter and less invasive. Two prototype sensors from crosstown rivals Stanford and Berkeley stick right to the skin and provide a wealth…

Amazon customers say they received emails for other people’s orders

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Users have said they are receiving emails from Amazon containing invoices and order updates on other customers, TechCrunch has learned. Jake Williams, founder of cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, raised the alarm after he received an email from Amazon addressed to another customer…

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