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Reliability concerns raised over pi-top's STEM learning laptop [TechCrunch] TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a R…

US cell carriers team up to combat robocalls — but no deadline set [TechCrunch] Twelve cell carriers, including the four largest — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — have promised to make efforts to prevent spoofed and automated robocalls. Announced Thursday, the pledge comes after 51 U.S. attorneys general brokered a deal that would …

The fight for seed [TechCrunch] Seed funds beware, today's fight for equity in Bay Area startups requires muscle and a whole lot of cash.

XFL Is Back but Has No Chance, Despite Unveiling of New Teams [Crypto Coins News] The XFL has released eight team names and logos, but they have no chance against the juggernaut that is the NFL.

Overstock CEO resigns after 'deep state' comments [TechCrunch] Overstock .com announced today that CEO Patrick Byrne has resigned from his role as chief executive and board member. Another board member, Jonathan Johnson, will be taking over as Overstock’s interim CEO. This follows the company’s eyebrow-raising press rele…

Dow Jones Clings to Gains Thanks to This Key $200 Billion Stock [Crypto Coins News] A volatile Dow Jones clung to gains amid a broader stock market decline thanks to a rally from one key $200 billion stock.

Bad air days are even deadlier than we thought [The Verge] A sweeping new global study has just provided even more evidence that air pollution increases the risk of death. The study, published August 22nd in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows that increasing levels of air pollution can raise mortality rates e…

These McLaren F1s and Bugatti EB110s were the stars of Car Week [Ars Technica] Four F1s and four EB110s were among the cars at this year's Quail event.

John McAfee Wants You to 'GET A GRIP!' About Bitcoin Price Slump [Crypto Coins News] John McAfee is being bombarded by concerned followers about the Bitcoin price, and he's telling them to "relax" and "get a grip".

Daily Crunch: Apple plans Pro iPhones [TechCrunch] The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better c…

Andrew Yang's Blockchain Voting Scheme Is Unbelievably Dumb [Crypto Coins News] Andrew Yang wants to mandate blockchain-secured smartphone voting. That's an unbelievably dumb idea from the 2020 presidential candidate.

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: 3Q Digital [TechCrunch] With 12 offices and 350 employees around the world, 3Q Digital is a giant among growth marketing agencies. They’ve worked with companies like Brandless, Opendoor, and Warby Parker, but they also have an internal business unit called 3Q Incubate to work with s…

Justice Department indicts 80 individuals in massive business email scam bust [TechCrunch] The Justice Department have indicted dozens of individuals accused of involvement in a massive business email scam and money laundering scheme. News of the early-morning raids were first reported by ABC7 in Los Angeles. Thom Mrozek, a spokesperson for the U.S…

Lenovo’s Smart Clock gets more useful with latest Google update [TechCrunch] I liked the Lenovo Smart Clock when I reviewed it back in June. It’s a pretty minimalist take on the smart screen designed for the very specific purpose of living next to your bed. The streamlined features are very much by design — rather than the kitchen sin…

How do you build a secure startup? Find out at TechCrunch Disrupt SF [TechCrunch] Security is everything — more so than ever in startup land. But with the constant pressures to launch and scale, how do you build a secure startup from the ground up without slowing growth? Whether you’re starting out small or you’re a multinational unicorn, …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 preorder bonuses end later today [The Verge] The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 releases tomorrow, August 23rd. If you’re going to get the phone, you should do it today so that you can get a free $100 gift card as well as a bunch of trade-in credit for your current phone.

AmazonFresh expands to three key markets: Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. [TechCrunch] AmazonFresh, one of two main grocery delivery services Amazon today operates, is expanding to new markets, the retailer announced this morning. The service will now be available to Prime members in Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. Notably, this list include…

Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC says [Ars Technica] Despite a 60% rise in cases in five days, officials still haven't determined a cause.

Identical photons generated 150 million kilometers apart [Ars Technica] Sun is resource for quantum entanglement, may reveal internal solar processes.

Trump Flirts With Capital Gains Reform - Should Bitcoin Investors Care? [Crypto Coins News] President Trump is toying with shaking up the capital gains tax. Should Bitcoin investors care, or would the changes just be white noise?

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