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Recent articles by Darrell:

Kim Kardashian charged by SEC for pushing crypto, reaches $1.26M settlement

Kim Kardashian was charged by the SEC for unlawfully pushing a crypto security asset. Kardashian has already reached a settlement. → Read More

Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit for the first time

Firefly Aerospace reached orbit on Saturday for the first time, making it one of a handful of commercial launch companies to do so. → Read More

Tesla’s robot strategy is inextricably tied to its Autopilot strategy, for better or for worse

Tesla is tying its humanoid robot product to its Autopilot system — but is that a good idea given the latter's challenges? → Read More

Free the female-presenting nipple and other TC news

People thought Tumblr was going to bring back porn and NASA smashed a satellite into an asteroid, plus all the other news this week. → Read More

NASA’s DART anti-asteroid satellite successfully smashes into space rock

NASA smashed its DART satellite into an asteroid moon in hopes it'll prove we can prevent an apocalyptic extinction event. → Read More

Rockstar Games confirms GTA 6 footage leak

Rockstar Games has confirmed that it recently “suffered a network intrusion” that resulted in the massive leak of 90 videos of early development versions of Grand Theft Auto 6. The company said in an official statement on Monday morning that the intrusion resulted in “an unauthorized third party illegally” accessing and downloading “confidential information from […] → Read More

This Mac app makes it easy to create your own AI images with Stable Diffusion

Generate your own AI images with this free, easy-to-use Mac app optimized for Apple Silicon-powered computers. → Read More

Massive GTA 6 gameplay video leak depicts male and female playable characters

GTA 6 video leak includes 90 videos of gameplay footage from Rockstar's next Grand Theft Auto Game, including code and screenshots. → Read More

Sonos introduces new $429 Sub Mini subwoofer

Sonos has a new sub in its lineup, and this one isn’t quite as prohibitively expensive: The $429 Sub Mini comes in at almost half the price of the more expensive existing $749 Sub — and is also roughly half the size. The Sonos Sub Mini is specifically recommended by the company to accompany its […] → Read More

Blue Origin launch aborted after mid-flight anomaly

Blue Origin launched its 23rd New Shepard rocket mission this morning, featuring science payloads designed for experimentation. The mission needed early, however, after it was aborted during the first ascent stage of the rocket, prompting the abort process to take over and firing the parachutes on the capsule, which drifted back to Earth shortly after […] → Read More

Twitter. Whistle. Blown. (and other TC news) –

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Zack Whittaker about TechCrunch’s new spyware lookup tool and a whistleblower complaint against Twitter alleging massive security issues. Tim De Chant also comes on to explain how the Inflation Reduction Act could make EVs more available and affordable. And as always, we’ll catch you up on […] → Read More

Is Adam Neumann a new man? and other TC news –

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Anita Ramaswamy is back to talk about Adam Neumann’s latest Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup and Amanda Silberling joins us to talk about teens flocking away from Facebook. And as always, we’ll catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week. Articles from the episode: a16z says ‘WeBack’ […] → Read More

The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news) –

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re joined by Carly page to talk about a recent phishing campaign that targeted Twilio and many other internet companies. And as always, we’ll catch you up on the tech news you may […] → Read More

Founders, whales and the sea change in the entrepreneurial energy –

Equity is a TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. → Read More

Ford raises F-150 Lightning prices across the board –

Ford is raising the price of the F-150 Lightning, with increases ranging from $6,000 to $8,500, depending on the model and trim level. → Read More

Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

The TechCrunch Podcast covers all the tech news you may have missed this week. → Read More

Instagram is being MySpaced by TikTok and other TC news –

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, Becca Szkutak comes on to talk about the fraught state of extension rounds for many early-stage startups and Devin Coldewey about upcoming changes to Instagram that a lot of users agree will make the app much worse. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news […] → Read More

Here’s what Swarm has been up to in the 10 months since being acquired by SpaceX –

It’s been nearly a year since satellite Internet-of-Things connectivity provider Swarm was acquired by SpaceX, and Swarm co-founder and CEO Sara Spangelo (now senior director of Satellite Engineering at SpaceX) is ready to talk about what Swarm’s been up to in that time. SpaceX is not known to be a super acquisitive company, so I […] → Read More

Russia leaving the International Space Station in 2024 and will focus on building its own –

Russia has announced that it will officially end its international collaboration with NASA around operation of the International Space Station (ISS) as of 2024, according to the AP. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, also announced plans to construct its own orbital station, which build and operate independently of the U.S. The ISS was originally intended […] → Read More

Tesla’s solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark and other TC news –

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC reporter, Kyle Wiggins, does a deep dive into Butler Hospitality’s recent layoffs and how they are a cautionary tale for other food and hospitality tech businesses. And of course, Darrell gives […] → Read More