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The Bugatti Centodieci is a $8.9 million homage to the early 90s EB110 supercar: Kirsten Korosec


The Bugatti Centodieci is the French automaker’s most powerful supercar yet — coming in a skosh above the Chiron at 1,600 horsepower. But it’s not just the power — or the $8.9 million price tag — that makes the Centodieci stand out. The angular supercar, stil…

Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business: Jonathan Shieber


Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the m…

Original Content podcast: Netflix's 'Wu Assassins' is a punching, kicking delight: Anthony Ha, Darrell Etherington, Jordan Crook


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 of a throwback — t…

The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate: Jon Evans


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…

Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse: Lucas Matney


Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I …

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


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 reco…

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


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 rac…

Ikea doubles down on smart home tech with new business unit: Darrell Etherington


Ikea’s smart home investments to date have been smart but scattered – now the Swedish home goods brand says it’s going to amp up its smart home bets with a brand new dedicated business unit. The company’s smart home endeavors began in 2012, and focused on wir…

SoftBank reportedly plans to lend employees as much as $20 billion to invest in its VC fund: Darrell Etherington


SoftBank has a plant to loan up to $20 billion to its employees, including CEO Masayoshi Son, for the purposes of having that capital re-invested in SoftBank’s own Vision venture fund, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. That’s a highly un…

Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models: Darrell Etherington


Apple’s next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That’s according to new assets pulled form the latest watchOS beta release, as uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp.br (via 9to5Mac). The new screens disc…


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