Bose takes on the HomePod with a $400 Alexa smart speaker – TechCrunch

The latest Echo devices are a touch more premium than their predecessors, but Amazon hasn’t gone out of its way to compete with Apple’s HomePod head-on. And why bother, really,...

Very Good Security makes data ‘unhackable’ with $8.5M from Andreessen – TechCrunch

“You can’t hack what isn’t there,” Very Good Security co-founder Mahmoud Abdelkader tells me. His startup assumes the liability of storing sensitive data for other companies, substituting dummy credit card...

Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. –...

Amazon today publicly launched a new perk for Prime members with young children, with the broad release of the new subscription-based “Prime Book Box” service. The $22.99 per box...

This Samsung portable NVMe drive is faster than your SSD

Samsung has rolled out its very first portable SSD featuring NVMe speeds, the Portable SSD X5.The Samsung Portable SSD X5 delivers 2,800MB/s read speeds and 2,300MB/s write speeds, all piped...

Stingray cell phone surveillance devices may interfere with 911 calls, senator says – TechCrunch

A senator has confirmed that the use of cell site simulators for conducting real-time surveillance on cell phones may interfere with 911 calls. In a letter to the attorney general, Sen....

The Messenger Review: Fleet Footed

It is evident from the onset that The Messenger is...

Puls raises $50 million for in-home technical support – TechCrunch

A fund affiliated with the Singaporean government has a great interest in making sure that American consumers are getting the tech support they need. Temasek, the multi-billion dollar investment fund associated...