Starling Medical’s new urine-testing device turns your toilet into a health tracker

If you enjoy some good toilet technology, then I think “urine” for a treat. Starling Medical is poised to launch its at-home urine diagnostic patient-monitoring platform, dubbed “StarStream,” that doesn’t rely on the traditional catching containers or dipsticks. Now, if you’re thinking this technology sounds familiar, you would be correct: My colleague Haje Jan Kamps […]

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The first AI-written speech delivered by congressman is as flavorless as you’d expect

Representative Jake Auchincloss speaks to reporters in 2020. | Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images We’ve reached the political stunt stage of AI-generated text, it seems. As reported by WBZ NewsRadio, CBS Boston, and others, the Democratic Representative for Massachusetts, Jake Auchincloss, has become the first member of congress to deliver an […]

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Starling Medical’s new urine-testing device turns your toilet into a health tracker

If you enjoy some good toilet technology, then I think “urine” for a treat. Starling Medical is poised to launch its at-home urine diagnostic patient-monitoring platform, dubbed “StarStream,” that doesn’t rely on the traditional catching containers or dipsticks. Now, if you’re thinking this technology sounds familiar, you would be correct: My colleague Haje Jan Kamps […]

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Starling Medical’s new urine-testing device turns your toilet into a health tracker

If you enjoy some good toilet technology, then I think “urine” for a treat. Starling Medical is poised to launch its at-home urine diagnostic patient-monitoring platform, dubbed “StarStream,” that doesn’t rely on the traditional catching containers or dipsticks. Now, if you’re thinking this technology sounds familiar, you would be correct: My colleague Haje Jan Kamps […]

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Amsterdam’s underwater parking garage fits 7,000 bicycles and zero cars

That’s not water you see above in those circular windows, but this bicycle garage is definitely under the water. Click here for a larger image. The four-year, $65 million project has everything — and nothing — to do with the automobile. Continue reading… The Verge – All PostsRead More 

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Medium welcomes posts written with AI as long they’re ‘clearly labeled’

Image: Medium Online publisher Medium says it’s happy for users to post articles written with the help of AI writing tools like ChatGPT — as long as their use of the technology is disclosed. The blogging platform turned publisher, which lets anyone create their own blog while selling membership access for some exclusive pieces, is […]

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Google services to offer more accurate information in compliance with EU

Outside of providing more transparency for its customers, Google is still under pressure to fully comply with the EU’s geo-blocking regulations. | Illustration: The Verge Many of Google’s offerings will soon be updated to provide clear and accurate information in compliance with consumer protection laws in the EU. Announced by the European Commission on Thursday, […]

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4 practical steps for using no-code to evolve your prototype to an MVP

Katherine Kostereva Contributor Share on Twitter Katherine Kostereva is CEO and managing partner of Creatio, which provides a low-code platform for automating workfolws and CRM. More posts by this contributor 3 steps to ease the transition to a no-code company The age-old adage of “doing more with less” is particularly critical advice for both startups […]

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How African startups raised venture capital in 2022

Earlier this month, we reported that investors’ sentiments surrounding venture capital activity going into this were more reserved than upbeat. Investors believe the market correction, which caught up with the continent in the second half of 2022, will spiral into this year. But before that, there was shared optimism that African startups would raise more […]

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Now Google Search results for cars include what’s on the lot at nearby dealerships

Illustration: The Verge Google isn’t just useful for helping research your next car; it can also help you shop for one while you search. SearchLab initially reported that the search giant has opened up access to a vehicle listings feature that lets dealerships advertise inventory right beside search results (via 9to5Google and Search Engine Land). […]

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GoldenEye 007 is now available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox

Image: Rare GoldenEye 007 has finally landed on Xbox and Nintendo Switch in a simultaneous dual-release of two titles with some important differences. On Xbox, GoldenEye 007 is a remastered version of the legendary Nintendo 64 title that first launched in 1997. The remaster includes 4K resolution, smoother frame rates, and split-screen local multiplayer, similar […]

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins board of audiovisual startup Chroma

Chroma, a startup working to build a new type of audiovisual entertainment specifically for mobile devices, is now adding a Twitter co-founder to its board. The company announced today that Twitter and Medium co-founder Biz Stone, previously an angel investor in Chroma alongside Pinterest’s founders, will join the company’s board of directors to contribute his […]

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Google’s expanding Chrome’s Incognito lockdown on mobile and Safety Check

Keep your Incognito tabs away from prying eyes. | Illustration: The Verge Google is rolling out access to a feature that lets you lock your Chrome Incognito sessions behind biometric authentication, making it so someone using your phone won’t be able to open your browser and see what you were looking at privately, according to […]

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YouTube says it’s fixing the bug that let someone fake a new oldest video

“Me at the Zoo” is still the oldest video. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is setting the record straight: “Me at the zoo” is still the oldest YouTube video. “Me at the zoo,” uploaded on April 23rd, 2005 and featuring YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of elephants at the […]

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Ford focuses on mobile services to help more customers escape dealership trips

A Ford owner getting service at home — and looking ecstatic to not need to drive to the dealership they probably hate. | Image: Ford Ford is ramping up its remote service offerings to save customers a trip to their dealership for things like oil changes and recall repairs. The updated program promises that more […]

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New York City will require Uber and Lyft to go 100 percent electric by 2030

Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Uber Eats In his State of the City speech Thursday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that Uber and Lyft will be required to be zero emission by 2030. The decision by one of the world’s largest markets for app-based ridehailing has the potential to affect an estimated 100,000 […]

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Daily Crunch: Berlin-based design platform Kittl raises $11.6M Series A to take on Adobe and Canva

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Did you know you can buy 3D printed key caps to replace, say, your escape key with a cat? Today, that’s our delightful little morsel of whimsy, courtesy of Frederic’s review of […]

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Jumia’s investors rethink their stakes — for better and worse

Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh-based asset management firm long known to have a penchant for pre-IPO tech companies, has reduced its shares in African e-commerce giant Jumia, per the latest 13G/A filing released by the asset manager. According to the filing, Baillie Gifford disclosed ownership of 18.75 million shares in Jumia, representing 13.69% of the company. In […]

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Hands on with Walmart’s new (but buggy) ‘Text to Shop’ feature

Walmart recently introduced a new way to shop: via text. Last month, the retail giant launched its “Text to Shop” experience which allows mobile consumers across both iOS and Android devices to text Walmart the items they want to purchase from either their local stores or Walmart.com, or easily reorder items for pickup, delivery, or […]

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The Pod Generation envisions the future as an egalitarian dystopia of the soul

Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rosalie Craig, and Emilia Clarke in The Pod Generation. | Image: MK2 In writer / director Sophie Barthes’ peculiar new sci-fi satire The Pod Generation, there’s little doubt or disagreement about how overworked, hyper-surveilled, and disconnected from nature many people are. Set in a near future where things like freshly 3D-printed toast have […]

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Microsoft strikes ‘strategic alliance’ with solar manufacturer

Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks during a climate initiative event in Redmond, Washington, on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.  | Image: David Ryder/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft just forged a strategic alliance with a major solar panel manufacturer to try to make good on its clean energy goals. The deal comes as supply chain woes and […]

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 might be able to survive a waist-high drop on concrete

This is not a Samsung Galaxy S23, but rather a puck Corning uses to test its glass. | Image: Corning Samsung will officially announce its next Galaxy smartphones on February 1st, including a new Ultra — and Corning just revealed they’ll be the first phones to protect their screens with Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Like […]

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Match restructures executive leadership, hires former Snap VP of Product as new CTO

Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, has announced a revamped executive leadership team. Most notably, the company is bringing on former Vice President of Product at Snap Will Wu as its new chief technology officer in a newly created role. Wu will oversee product innovation across Match’s […]

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Crypto job hunters should build personal brands and be ‘obsessed with web3’

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome back to Chain Reaction. This month was filled with announcements from major crypto firms that were laying off employees. Of course, this “trend” is not limited to this industry — […]

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As activist investors target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant?

By any measure, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a successful executive. He helped build Salesforce from the ground up, starting in an apartment in San Francisco in 1999 and eventually erecting Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in the city. He took the idea of running software in the cloud and grew it into the […]

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Succession’s first season 4 trailer is here ahead of the show’s March return

Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin in Succession. | Image: HBO At the end of Succession’s third season, each of Logan Roy’s children had been reminded of just how conniving a strategist their father’s always been and how much stronger the three of them can be when they fight together rather than with one another. […]

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BuzzFeed says it will use AI tools from OpenAI to personalize its content

BuzzFeed is the latest digital publisher to adopt the latest AI tools for producing content. | Image: Getty Images BuzzFeed says it’s going to use AI tools provided by ChatGPT creator OpenAI to “enhance” and “personalize” its content, according to a memo sent this morning to staff by CEO Jonah Peretti and statements given to […]

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Audi’s latest concept car is a luxury coupe that transforms into a truck

Image: Audi Audi’s been on a run lately with some interesting concept cars, tackling everything from a giant urban people mover to a villainous sedan that drives itself. The latest is the Activesphere, an extremely sleek-looking electric luxury coupe that can transform into a pickup truck with off-roading capabilities. With some truly impressive ground clearance, […]

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The tech industry’s moment of reckoning: layoffs and hiring freezes

Companies have been cutting costs. | Photo by Natt Garun / The Verge Over the past few months, the economy has started to turn, and tech workers are being hit hard. Meta, Twitter, and more have fired thousands, and others are slowing or freezing hiring. Continue reading… ​Read More The Verge – All Posts 

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Mark Cuban’s bidet brand buys shower startup that wooed Tim Cook

The folks behind Nebia — the techy shower-head startup backed by Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of other big names — have sold to Mark Cuban’s Brondell, which makes bidets, air purifiers and the like. The Nebia name and water-saving nozzles will live on following the deal, co-founders Philip Winter and Gabriel Parisi-Amon […]

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Substack introduces ‘private Substacks’ that readers can request to subscribe to

Newsletter platform Substack announced today that it’s introducing several new features, including private Substacks. A private Substack is a publication that you can host alone or readers can request to subscribe to read your posts. Writers can choose to approve or decline each subscription request. In a blog post, Substack explained that private Substack accounts […]

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Blink’s new Mini Pan Tilt adds robotics to its compact home security camera

The Blink Mini camera attached to the new Pan Tilt mount. | Image: Amazon Blink’s giving its blocky Mini security camera a new robot body. The new Mini Pan Tilt is a very literally named mounting accessory that converts your existing Blink Mini camera from a stationary device into a controllable camera that lets you […]

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Uber’s ‘View as Delivery Person’ shows how much of your info couriers get

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber Eats is introducing a feature that will tell you how much of your personal information a courier has access to throughout the delivery process. The feature, called “View as Delivery Person,” is meant to “provide consumers with additional transparency and peace of mind,” especially after potentially awkward […]

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This free watermark removal tool is surprisingly effective against stock images

Stock image platforms like Shutterstock and Adobe Stock may be content with AI while it generates cash for them, but they likely won’t be so keen on it being used to steal their assets. | Image: Shutterstock / Phonlamai Photo The already-contentious relationship between AI and the creative industry might soon get even more complicated thanks […]

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Landscape With Invisible Hand imagines an alien invasion as a financial disaster

Asante Blackk and Kylie Rogers in Landscape With Invisible Hand. | Image: Sundance Institute In Landscape With Invisible Hand, the alien invasion doesn’t incite violence or an all-out galactic war: it screws up the economy. The sci-fi flick from director Cory Finley, based on a novel by M. T. Anderson, premiered at this year’s Sundance […]

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Renaissance Fusion raises $16.4 million to build nuclear fusion technology in Europe

Meet Renaissance Fusion, a Grenoble-based startup that has been working on nuclear fusion for the past couple of years. The company recently raised $16.4 million (€15 million) in funding in a seed round led by Lowercarbon Capital. Several European investors also participated in the round, such as HCVC, Positron Ventures and Norssken. “We are proud […]

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