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Connected car insurance startup Flock raises $17M Series A led by Chamath Palihapitiya

Cast your mind back to that scene in Minority Report where all those autonomous cars are whizzing through the city. The more practically-minded of you may well have gone: “Yeah, but what about the insurance…?”. Among the startups building the on-demand, connected insurance world for the vehicles of tomorrow right now are UK-based Zego which has raised $201.7 million. Another is Flock. Emerging from an academic project to look at drones, Flock shifted into providing drones insurance then commerci...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, UK, Technology, Insurance, Tech, Ceo, Car, Software, Virgin Galactic, Computing, Flock, Chairman, Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital


Google I/O 2021: Everything announced today

Google I/O is back as a virtual event, and it's free to everyone who wants to attend.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Google I/o, Health & Fitness, Google I/O 2021


A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project

Everyone needs a project. Gareth Wild’s involved parking his car in every space at his local supermarket. And six years after starting, he’s finally finished.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Computing, Spreadsheets, Parking, Google Maps, Skoda, Gareth Wild


What to expect from Google I/O 2021

Google I/O is back as a virtual event and free to everyone who wants to attend.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Google I/o, Health & Fitness, Io, Google I/O 2021


Tesla factories’ security cameras caught up in wider hack

A Silicon Valley startup offering cloud-based security camera services has had its systems breached in a major hack that accessed numerous live feeds.
Tags: Security, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Web, Hack, Computing, Hackers, Silicon Valley, Online Security, Security Cameras, Verkada


MetroMile says a website bug let a hacker obtain driver’s license numbers

Car insurance startup MetroMile said it has fixed a security flaw on its website that allowed a hacker to obtain driver’s license numbers. The San Francisco-based insurance startup disclosed the security breach in its latest 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. MetroMile said a bug in the quote form and application process on the company’s website allowed the hacker to “obtain personal information of certain individuals, including individuals’ driver’s license numbers.” I...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Uber, Articles, San Francisco, Insurance, Tech, Law Enforcement, Automotive, Security Breaches, Computing, Driver, Executive, Data Security, Startup Company, Computer Security


A gaming Tesla? New Model S to use same GPU as Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X

What does Tesla's sedan, Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox, and a gaming PC share in common? They all come with AMD's powerful GPU.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Graphics, Computing, Sony, Amd, Gpu, Model S, rDNA 2


Ford bets on Google Cloud for its digital transformation

Google and Ford today announced a new partnership around bringing Android Automotive to Ford’s Ford- and Lincoln-branded cars, starting in 2023. But at the same time, the two companies also announced that Ford has chosen Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider. “With Google Cloud, Ford will digitally transform from the front office to the car to the manufacturing plant floor,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said in a press conference today. “And there are a number of different applications,...
Tags: Google, Android, Cloud, Technology, Microsoft, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Ford, Computing, Toyota, Lincoln, Manufacturing


The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Panasonic, Lg, Smart Home, Razer, Lenovo, Cadillac


Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2021 Awards

The first all-digital CES brought challenges, but also a world-changing slate of amazing gadgets and devices. We picked the best of the best.
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Digital Trends Top Tech, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Awards, Ces Top Tech


The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021 so far

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Panasonic, Lg, Smart Home, Razer, Lenovo, Cadillac


A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other stories that made us laugh in 2020

Forget the challenges of the last 12 months and instead have some fun reading our pick of the quirkiest tech stories from the past year.
Tags: Mobile, Technology, Cars, Trends, Tech, Web, Features, Artificial Intelligence, 2020, Robots, Computing, Ai, A.I


Arm launches new chip designs for autonomous systems

Chip designer Arm today announced the launch of a new set of solutions for autonomous systems for both automotive and industrial use cases. These include the Arm Cortex-A78AE high-performance CPU, the Mali-G78AE GPU and Arm Mali-C71AE image signal processor. What makes all three of these chips stand out is that they have built-in safety features. ‘Safety,’ in this context, means that the chips feature additional capabilities that ensure that every calculation is essentially double-checked. Tradi...
Tags: TC, Tech, Designer, Automotive, Computing, Nvidia, Mali, ARM Holdings, Driver, Gpu, Tegra, Autonomous Systems, Nvidia Nvidia, System On A Chip, Arm Cortex A78AE, Chet Babla


The history of self-driving cars

From New York City's so-called phantom cars to Waymo's prototypes, the self-driving car has come a long way.
Tags: Uber, New York City, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech, Waymo, Tier 4


We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Emerging Tech, Right To Repair, iFixit


Otonomo raises $46 million to expand its automotive data marketplace

New vehicles today can produce a treasure trove of data. Without the proper tools, that data will sit undisturbed, rendering it worthless. A number of companies have sprung up to help automakers manage and use data generated from connected cars. Israeli startup Otonomo is one such player that jumped on the scene in 2015 with a cloud-based software platform that captures and anonymizes vehicle data so it can then be used to create apps to provide services such as electric vehicle management, s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Japan, Tech, Information, Automotive, Computing, Bmw, Connected Car, Player, Daimler, Data Security, Bessemer Venture Partners, Computer Security


Energica CEO plots her Italian EV company’s reboot from lockdown

There could be more demand for electric vehicles post COVID-19 crisis, believes Energica founder Livia Cevolini. The CEO of the high-performance Italian motorcycle manufacturer offered that point of optimism, as her Modena based EV company remains closed by government decree. The coronavirus pandemic has forced Energica to hit the brakes on production of its battery powered machines that can reach top speeds of 168 mph. From lockdown in her Northern Italy home, Cevolini shared perspective on t...
Tags: TC, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Computing, Dell, Vancouver, Electric Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, TechCrunch, Northern Italy


Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is an interconnected system of computing devices and digital machines that communicate with each other without requiring human interaction. This includes smart home devices, wireless networks, thermostats, and even smartphones. Digital Trends offers in-depth coverage of this expansive topic, providing news, analysis, and explainers on everything from […]
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Cars, Trends, Web, Home Automation, Computing, Home Theater, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Iot, Nest, Smart Home


Agility’s two-legged robot Digit is for sale and Ford is the first customer

Agility Robotics is putting Digit — a two-legged robot that can lift 40 pound packages — on the market. And Ford Motor is the first customer. Ford, which has been involved in a research project with the robotics startup since last year, said Sunday night ahead of CES 2020 in Las Vegas that it will receive the first two robots off of the production line. Ford has been testing how Digit and self-driving vehicles might work together to solve what CTO Ken Washington has called the last 50-feet pr...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Computing, Las Vegas, Robotics, Robot, Ford Motor, Digit, Cto, Oregon State University, Cassie, Agility Robotics, Ken Washington, Dynamic Robotics Laboratory


CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech show this week

In just a few days, the world's leading manufacturers hit Las Vegas to showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Computing, Sony, Home Theater, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Amd, Lg


CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech bonanza

In just a few days, the world's leading manufacturers hit Las Vegas to showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Computing, Sony, Home Theater, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Amd, Lg


Where are they now? A look back at our past Top Tech of CES winners

Every year at CES, the tech experts of Digital Trends select one product that impressed us the most. How well have our picks held up? Ahead of CES 2020, let’s take a look back at our Best Tech winners and see where they are now.
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Emerging Tech, Movies & TV, CES 2020


CES 2020 schedule: The best events, talks, panels, and keynotes

With multiple events at nearly every hour that will number into the hundreds, here are the most important events, talks, panels, and keynotes and at CES 2020.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Trends, Ces, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, CES 2020, Ces Events


CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech bonanza

In about a week, the world's leading manufacturers hit Las Vegas to showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Computing, Sony, Home Theater, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Amd, Lg


CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech bonanza

There's just about a week to go before the world's leading manufacturers take to Las Vegas to showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020. Here's everything you need to know.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Computing, Sony, Home Theater, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Amd, Lg


All the high-tech, powerful vehicles TechCrunch reviewed in 2019

TechCrunch occasionally reviews cars. Why? Vehicles are some of the most complex, technical consumer electronics available. It’s always been that way. Vehicles, especially those available for the consumer, are the culmination of bleeding-edge advancements in computing, manufacturing, and material sciences. And some can go fast — zoom zoom. Over the past 12 months, we’ve looked at a handful of vehicles from ultra-luxury to the revival of classic muscle cars. It’s been a fun year full of road trip...
Tags: New York City, Cars, Tech, Engineer, Automotive, Ford, Computing, Michigan, Manufacturing, Las Vegas, Bmw, La Auto Show, Mclaren, Abu Dhabi, Audi, Driver


Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

Some of the people and companies responsible for the best products of the last ten years, are also responsible for some of the biggest and worst scandals in the tech industry. Here's the 10 biggest of the decade.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Technology, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Scandals, Ten Years, Ten Years of Tech


This is the most important tech from each year between 2010 and 2020

The 2000s were the wild west. A new digital world was being built alongside the old one. In the 2010s, we found out what it was like to live in that new world.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Computing


CES 2020: What to expect from the annual tech bonanza

It's December, and that can only mean one thing: There's less than a month to go until the world's leading manufacturers take to Las Vegas to showcase their latest hardware at CES 2020. Here's everything you need to know.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Computing, Sony, Home Theater, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Amd, Lg



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