Online hate crime to be treated the same as face-to-face crime in the UK

 Sometimes the most obvious solutions might be the best. While the US wrings its hands over what to do with online haters and abusers on social media, other countries...

Snap, Facebook, Pop: Sriram Krishnan joins Twitter as senior director of product

 In the ever-moving musical chairs that is the tech industry, Twitter has added a new person to its product team. Sriram Krishnan is now senior director of product at...

Sling TV now works in the browser

 Despite having been one of the first to offer live, streaming TV over the internet, Dish’s Sling TV service has just now introduced a way to watch its service...

NASA’s next spacecraft may launch from virtual and augmented realities

NASA astronauts have already visited Mars in virtual reality. Now the agency is exploring new ways to apply virtual and augmented realities for scientists and engineers, from designing next-gen...

New Star Wars movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages

 The next standalone spin-off series set in the Star Wars universe could be focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who took Luke Skywalker under his wing in the original...

A microneedle skin patch could help melt fat off your body

A new weight loss technology developed by researchers at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina uses microneedles to deliver a fat-shrinking drug to specific regions of the...

Equity podcast: Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M and Juicero is dead

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast. This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself — Alex! — sat down with Micah Rosenbloom, an investor with Founder Collective to...

SpaceX might name its satellite broadband internet service ‘Starlink’

 SpaceX has previously discussed its plans to put a satellite-based broadband Internet network into operation, as a way of supplementing its revenue picture with a brand new revenue stream....

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

 Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2...

Google.org gives $1 million to the organizers of the ‘Latino Nonprofit Accelerator’

 Google.org has given a $1 million grant to the Latino Community Foundation in order to launch an accelerator program for Latinx-led non-profit organizations focused on Latinx communities. The idea...

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