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

UK on-demand supermarket Weezy raises $20M Series A led by NYC’s Left Lane Capital

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Weezy — an on-demand supermarket that delivers groceries in fast times such as 15 minutes — has raised $20 million in a Series A funding led by New York-based venture capital fund Left Lane Capital. Also participating were UK-based fund DN Capital, earlier investors Heartcore Capital and angel investors, notably Chris Muhr, the Groupon founder. … 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

Gainful raises $7.5M for personalized sports nutrition

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Gainful, a startup offering personalized subscriptions to protein powders and hydration products, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. COO Eric Wu, who founded the company with CTO Jahaan Ansari, told me that Gainful began with his own experience experimenting different protein powders and eventually the combination that worked best … Read more