Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

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Quite a bit has happened since Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account. But after temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts as well as a permanent ban from Twitter, Snap has decided that it will also be making its ban of the President’s Snapchat account permanent. … Read more

Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

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U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office of Defects Investigation unit of the agency determined that the failure of the media control unit is a safety … Read more

Robotic exoskeletons promise increased mobility and job assistance

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The last several years have seen a substantial increase of ability for robotic exoskeleton technology. Completely understandable. For one thing, it’s that rare technology you encounter that really feels like it’s going to change lives for the better the first time you see it. I’ve had a number of demos with companies that frankly took … Read more

Foxconn, Geely team up to build electric, autonomous and shared vehicles for automakers

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The electric, autonomous vehicles of the future might be manufactured by Apple’s main supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The two companies have agreed to form a joint venture focused on contract manufacturing for automakers, with a specific focus on electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology as well as vehicles designed for … Read more

Survey: Help shape the future of TechCrunch

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We’re always looking to make TechCrunch better, and part of that is regularly gathering feedback from the people that matter most – our readers. We’ve compiled a short survey, and we’d appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to respond.  The survey can be found here. We look forward to hearing your product … Read more

These robo-fish autonomously form schools and work as search parties

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Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a set of fish-shaped underwater robots that can autonomously navigate and find each other, cooperating to perform tasks or just placidly school together. Just as aerial drones are proving themselves useful in industry after industry, underwater drones could revolutionize ecology, shipping, and other areas … Read more

Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

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Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second … Read more