Y Combinator issues a request for geo-engineering startups because climate change is real and we’re all going to die – TechCrunch

Y Combinator, the wildly a hit San Francisco-based startup accelerator, is issuing a request for startups that may center of attention on other forms of geo-engineering applied sciences in a bid to mitigate the results of climate change. With the acknowledgement previous this month from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that drastic measures are […]

The future of photography is code – TechCrunch

What’s in a digital camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive floor and, increasingly more, a collection of extremely subtle algorithms. While the bodily parts are nonetheless making improvements to little by little, Google, Samsung and Apple are increasingly more making an investment in (and showcasing) enhancements wrought totally from code. Computational photography is the […]

Amazon Alexa goes AWOL for many users – TechCrunch

Some Amazon Alexa users are lately having issues attaining the voice assistant. Instead of reacting to instructions, Alexa merely says “sorry, something went wrong.” Amazon hasn’t commented publicly but at the factor. Based on tweets and Down Detector, users started having bother attaining Alexa round 7AM PST. While some had their connection problems resolved briefly, […]

Smart marketplaces bridge the implicit and complex – TechCrunch

Bart Dessaint Contributor Bart Dessaint is an affiliate spouse at Mosaic Ventures, a London-based challenge capital fund concerned with Series A investment. Marketplace companies are intrinsically connected to the applied sciences that allow them. There can be no Craigslist with out e-mail/SMTP, no eBay with out the graphical browser and no Uber with out location […]

iPharmacy Roman fights stigmas with premature ejaculation meds – TechCrunch

There’s a battle brewing to transform the cloud pharmacy for males’s well being. Roman, which introduced remaining 12 months providing erectile dysfunctional medicine and just lately added a ‘quit smoking’ equipment, is taking over $97 million-funded Hims for the hair loss marketplace. Today, Roman introduced 4 new merchandise it hopes to cross-sell to customers thru […]

Surf Air opens its network of private flights to more passengers in California and Texas – TechCrunch

Private jet subscription provider Surf Air is pronouncing a brand new club package deal referred to as Surf Air Express along Indiegogo, which permits for contributors to pay a smaller subscription for particular person bookings at the corporate’s semi-private scheduled planes. For an insignificant $2,000 subscribers can get get right of entry to to seats at […]