Access to finance remains a key growth constraint for small businesses, with data showing a $330 billion financing deficit for the small enterprises that make up 90% of Africa’s businesses. This is the gap that Kenya’s embedded finance fintech Pezesha seeks to bridge as it expands into Nigeria, Rwanda and Francophone Africa following a $11 million pre-Series A equity-debt round led by Women’s Wor
This year, Samsung finally launched its own competitor to the best OLED TVs – the Samsung S95B , which uses a next-gen 'QD-OLED' screen. By combining the Quantum Dot color technology that Samsung's QLEDs are famed for with the pixel-precise contrast of OLED, it produces images that we called "ground-breaking" and "sensational" in our five-star review. The one downside is that QD-OLED technology i
How many times have you been unable to skip the office pizza party out of fears of not looking like a “team player?” From turning down unwanted tasks to responding to an unexpected meeting with your boss , saying “no” at work is rarely as simple and straightforward as the word “no.” Even the most rational rejection… Read more...
Tuesday's Quordle is, like so many others before it, a bit more vexing than your average Wordle, and if you're not careful, you'll waste your whole day trying to figure out all four words. You want the answers now? Fine, they're all down there at the end of this article. But do you need them all spoiled completely? Alternatively, is what you really need just a collection of tips and tricks? This
Scientists are using machine learning to eavesdrop on naked mole rats, fruit bats, crows and whales — and to communicate back.
Dubai-based startup Stake is offering retail investors from across the globe to buy fractions of rental property in UAE’s marquee city and earn regular income. The startup, found in 2020, claims that because of Dubai’s real-estate rules it has managed to attract investing users on the platform from over 80 countries in the world. The company, founded by Manar Mahmassani, Rami Tabbara, and Ricardo
When did satellite-capable phones and watches get so hot? First T-Mobile and Starlink enter a tech partnership to bring satellite connectivity to just about any T-Mobile 5G phone. Then rumors crop up that Apple is looking to bring some satellite capabilities to the iPhone 14 , which most expect to launch next week on September 7 . Those new communication platform abilities even extend, possibly,
Pakistani fintech PostEx has acquired logistics service provider Call Courier , creating what it describes as the largest e-commerce service provider in the country. PostEx will now serve 1.3 million users with over 8,000 merchants across 500 cities in Pakistan, and is on track to having a loan book of more than $12 million. The acquisition means that Call Courier will become a wholly-owned subsi
A Pakistani startup, which has taken inspiration from China’s JD.com and India’s Flipkart to build a managed marketplace of electronics products, said on Tuesday it has raised seed funding from scores of investors including PayPal founder Peter Thiel. Launched in March 2020 — just two weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world — the Islamabad-based startup PriceOye offers a range of ele
AMD has officially announced the Ryzen 7000 processor models, which the company had accidentally revealed back in July. It will release four models on September 27th, to be specific, the most affordable of which is the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X that will set you back $299, followed by the 8-core Ryzen 7700X that costs $100 more at $399. The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X CPU will be sold for $549, while the 16
Many people are looking forward to the launch of Google's long-anticipated Pixel Watch, but a new leak suggests its price tag may surprise fans.
Apple users know what it's like to enjoy a seamless app experience between devices, but things are a bit rougher on Android. That will soon change.
All signs point toward Apple revealing an entirely new type of Apple Watch in the coming weeks, and now we're seeing two very conflicting leaks about it.
Sony is coming back to smartphone gaming by establishing the new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, revealing its first member, the recently acquired Savage Game Studios. Don’t worry; PlayStation isn’t shifting gears to focus solely on mobile games. Console gaming will still be Sony's forte. The company is simply expanding. Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst states in the announcement pos
*WOOP WOOP* That's the sound of a new Wordle ! ( Also the police .) But if the only sound your brain is making today is "uhhhhhhh" our daily Wordle hints and tips are here to help. The answer to the August 30 Wordle, puzzle #437, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and as you scroll down, you'll see
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Koofr Cloud Storage (1TB) is on sale for £118.67, saving you 94% on list price. Who wants to delete an app every time you try to download a new one? And needing to clear out your computer’s hard drive almost defeats the purpose of having built-in storage. Expand where you store your files by introducing your devices to 1TB cloud storage. Koofr Cloud Storage has a
Mukesh Ambani says his firm is also working with Google to develop a budget 5G smartphone.
Weighing into the fierce national debate over Covid-19 prevention and treatments, the state would be the first to try a legal remedy for vaccine disinformation.
Glints , one of Southeast Asia’s largest talent development and recruitment platforms, announced today it has raised $50 million in an oversubscribed Series D. The round was co-led by DCM Ventures, Lavender Hill Capital and returning investor PERSOL Holdings. This brings Glints’ total raised so far to $80 million. As part of the investment, Lavender Hill Capital founding partner Xiaoyin Zhang and
While many are champing at the bit for big savings on mid-sized sedans and mattresses this Labor Day, gamers of all stripes will be happy to know that Razer is offering some seriously stellar deals for the three-day weekend. Whether you game on consoles or PC, Xbox Series or PS5, there are plenty of can’t-miss offers if you want to upgrade your current rig. Here’s a selection of the best Razer La
Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and Best Buy’s sale contains some of the top deals we’ve seen this year. The store has gone all out to offer deep discounts on everything from the latest laptops and tablets, to tailgating essentials like grills and fire pits. One of the things that differentiates Best Buy from other stores is its ability to keep items in stock longer than its competition. If a d
Millions in tax revenue has been collected after more than 20,000 undeclared pools were found.
Enlarge / AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su holding a sample of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X. (credit: AMD) Nearly two years after releasing its first Ryzen 5000 desktop processors, AMD is finally ready to follow them up. Today, the company announced pricing and availability for the first wave of Ryzen 7000 CPUs based on the Zen 4 architecture, along with more details about the accompanying AM5 platform and the
Headquartered in Singapore, proptech startup Propseller is on a mission to make real estate transactions more efficient and data-driven for sellers and buyers alike. Its platform is able to tell users the likelihood of a conversion each step of the way. Today Propseller announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India. Other investors partici
AMD’s new Zen 4 desktop CPU lineup is its first since supply chains have started clearing up , and now it’s releasing in the middle of massive inflation. But that hasn’t stopped Lisa Su from coming forward with what, on paper, is looking to be the world’s new fastest set of gaming chips. At least until competition like… Read more...
AMD announced its Ryzen 7000 series processors on August 29 during the company's first "live" product announcement since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, finally bringing it to parity with archrival Intel on support for key technologies. The new processors, the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X, will feature the new Zen 4 architecture, bringing DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 su
After decades of experimentation Sweden is ahead of the UK when dealing with nuclear waste.
Ben Gray explains why he turned his home into a bakery in lockdown.
As the summer movie season comes to an end, a few all-time blockbusters are busting back into theaters. One is from just last year but the other is the original. The first . Maybe the best of the best. Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, Jaws . Read more...
Suck it Up, Buttercup Days after large parts of England officially declared drought conditions , the head of the UK's Environmental Agency, Sir James Bevan, told his fellow Britons that they may soon be soon be upping their consumption of recycled sewage water in an effort to counter the region's worsening environmental circumstances . And if they don't like the sound of that? Well, according to
With branching charging-pads that evoke the bonsai tree, the Belkin 3-in-1 is an elegant MagSafe charger that’s ready to play host to all your Apple devices. As powerful as an Apple original, the 3-in-1 delivers true MagSafe 15-watt charges wirelessly, for up to three devices. Backwards compatible, it’s also capable of charging older Apple products that still use Qi-standard wattage of 7.5 watts.
Enlarge / A polio vaccine box is displayed at a health clinic in Brooklyn, New York on August 17, 2022. (credit: Getty | Ed Jones ) A third county in New York with a low vaccination rate has detected poliovirus in its wastewater, suggesting that spread of the dangerous virus is expanding, which continues to pose a significant threat to anyone unvaccinated. Wastewater sampling in Sullivan County d
Don’t you hate it when, after going just five or 10 meters underwater, you lose signal completely? Now this vexing limitation of modern technology is being addressed by researchers at the University of Washington, who have made an underwater communication app that uses sonic signals to pass messages to your other submerged friends. It may sound silly, but millions of people could use this tech in
Cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting security flaws in smart contracts to steal cryptocurrency, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In an advisory it published on Monday (via Bleeping Computer ), the agency warned investors of a significant uptick in attacks targeting decentralized finance platforms. Between January and March of this year, hackers stole $1.3 billion worth of c
One of the downsides of Star Wars Episode VII coming over 20 years after Return of the Jedi is we missed a lot of big life moments for Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo. When we next saw them in the movies, life had hit them pretty hard. But Lucasfilm has been filling in those gaps in the publishing space … Read more...
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Good morning, you crunchy ol’ pirates. Good to see you again, and hope you had a swell weekend. On Wednesday, we’re hosting a healthcare-focused TechCrunch Live. It’ll be fun! Tune in here , and if you want to be part of the 2-minute pitch practice , Haje will be o
Throughout the pandemic I’ve been telling people they needed to pay attention to Covid-era entry rules not just for their destination – did they need a test? proof of vaccination? could they visit at all? – but also for any connecting points along the way. You don’t want to get stuck in an airport where you can’t enter the country, in case your flight gets cancelled or you miss your connection. B
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the McDonald’s hamburger of humanity—an obscenely dry, flat thing that hides its own curious nature with a slathering of condiments and toppings. Both man and burger represent the incredible wealth and ubiquitous extremes of modern consumerism, neither supplying enough to aid either… Read more...
Peacock better watch out. It’s about to be drained of blood, turned into a wolf, wrapped in bandages, and brought back from the dead. This month, as always, the streamer is adding a bunch of new content to its service. And while there are tons of cool movies coming soon (such as The Frighteners , Candyman, Shaun of the … Read more...
TL;DR: You'll get a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and up to $700 in credits when you trade in an iOS device for the new Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 or Galaxy Flip 4 (starting at $899.99 and $299.99 as part of the deal, respectively). Would you break up with Apple on the eve of the iPhone 14 launch for a free pair of (very good) earbuds ? If so, Samsung wants to make you a deal. As of Aug. 29, the
Cooling your gaming PC can get complicated once you get past a certain performance point. The better a CPU/GPU performs, the hotter it’ll get. That’s why it’s important for high-performance PC builds to have lots of cooling, and a new case from ASUS is built just for that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Business is a game of winners and losers. And unfortunately, some of our most-loved tech products end up on the “loser” list. After decades of watching products meet their demise, it’s time to highlight the most disappointing downfalls of modern technology. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
With the Twitter trial date rapidly approaching , Elon Musk’s legal team sent a subpoena to former Twitter head of security Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who filed a whistleblower complaint against the company that was made public last week . In the complaint, Zatko alleges that he witnessed “egregious deficiencies, negligence, willful ignorance, and threats to national security and democracy” within Twi
For anyone considering a bucket-list safari vacation, KLM is offering $600 round-trip flight deals from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) near Arusha, Tanzania. For those unfamiliar with it, Kilimanjaro Airport is a hugely popular tourist transit hub for African adventures. The joint venture 2017 redevelop
The Federal Trade Commission announced a lawsuit Monday against a major data broker , accusing it of offering services that allow for the tracking of Americans at sensitive locations, such as addiction clinics or domestic violence shelters. Read more...
They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. That seems especially true in France where tax authorities have begun deploying artificial intelligence to snuff out thousands of undeclared swimming pools reportedly worth around $10 million in uncollected tax revenue. The country could soon expand its… Read more...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled it “unlawful” for Tesla to prohibit its employees from wearing union t-shirts or buttons at work, criticizing a company policy that required factory workers to dress in plain, black t-shirts or ones that bear the Tesla logo. Read more...
As summer turns to fall, travel plans turn from visiting the beach to finding the best places to view autumn leaves. Leaf-peeping hot spots are plentiful – and often teeming with people during peak color times. If you’d rather not fight the crowds, this list is for you. We’ve picked 12 lesser-known fall foliage destinations perfect for a visit between late September and mid to late October. From
Enlarge / Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko, also known as Mudge. (credit: Getty Images | Washington Post) Elon Musk's lawyers have subpoenaed Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko in hopes of bolstering Musk's defense against the lawsuit Twitter filed over their broken merger deal. The subpoena orders Zatko to produce a list of documents and to appear for an oral deposition on September 9,
Enlarge / A building at Apple Park, the company's Cupertino, California, HQ. (credit: Apple) Trademarks have been filed for "Reality One," "Reality Pro," and "Reality Processor" ahead of Apple's plans to launch a mixed reality headset, according to a report in Bloomberg. The trademarks were filed by legal firms (not Apple itself) in the US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, and Cos
Enlarge / Let's open you up and see if we can get rid of some of those weighty internal components, OK? At its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 wasn't just one of the biggest game consoles ever made . It was also one of the heaviest, with the full-fledged Disc Drive Edition weighing in at 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg) and the Digital Edition hitting 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg). Today, though, the eagle-eyed reporter
The solution for Wordle's August 30 puzzle isn't often used during everyday conversations. With these hints, though, you can easily figure it out.
Despite its slow speed, the Mustang II brought Ford, and the rest of U.S. automakers, into the modern day.
Quite a few rumors about Apple's upcoming AR/VR headsets have circulated over the past months, and now we finally know the names of the products.
Honda is partnering with LG to solve one of the biggest issues that electric car manufacturers are facing: lithium-ion battery production.
Ah Netflix , we love to loathe ‘ya, but on your 25th birthday, we at Gizmodo have decided to celebrate you. While you may have axed some of our favorites ahead of their time (you’re seriously going to do that to Archive 81 ?), you have blessed us with some of our favorite content. As a staff, we have compiled a list of… Read more...
NFT Come Lately Iconic rappers Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr and Marshall "Eminem" Mathers took the stage at this year's MTV Music Video Awards to perform their single "From the D 2 the LBC," with each performer rendered as a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT they own. It was an uncomfortable attempt to blend the real world and the " metaverse ," brought to life in a cringe-inducing NFT extravaganza that
The Space Age launched a quaint, coastal Florida town into cosmic fame when it became the site for the space program, and the wives of the engineers, scientists, and future astronauts were thrown into the deep end. Their primary concerns would soon expand beyond what was for dinner and would help capture the history of the groundbreaking era. The “Out of This World Cook Book” transports you back
Link: Apply now for the Citi Premier ® Card The Citi Premier ® Card is currently offering a best-ever welcome bonus, and applying should be a no-brainer for anyone who is eligible. The Citi Premier Card is one of my favorite mid-range credit cards , and one of the most overlooked cards out there. The current bonus is all the more reason to pick up this card now. Earn 80,000 ThankYou points with t
Cleaning as you go is widely regarded as one of the best ways to mitigate cooking mess. Loading dishes into the dishwasher as you’re done with them and tossing scraps as you make them keeps you from having to do a bunch of tedious labor once your meal has been consumed, but there are two strategies I like to take to… Read more...
Using Tesla’s Powerwall batteries, households on the island of Miyako-jima in Japan have built out a virtual power plant that can send excess power to the electric grid in their area. Read more...
Remember when we wrote about how Ryan Reynolds was working on a new Clue film ? This film is not that. Dewayne Perkins, an Emmy-nominated writer and actor, has been brought on to write and executive produce a new Clue animated series. Tim Story and Lynn Barrie will also executive produce, according to Deadline . Read more...
Initialized Capital was venture capitalist Garry Tan’s answer to a need first highlighted by Y Combinator. As a partner at the accelerator from 2010 to 2015, Tan spent time working with companies to better understand what they needed from investors after they graduated. “I literally built the seed fund that I wanted to exist for those companies,” he said in an interview over Zoom with TechCrunch.
Fresh regulations are often met with skepticism from startup founders, but digital lenders in Kenya largely seem to be upbeat about the new Digital Credit Providers law, saying it will bring order to the sector. The chairman of the Digital Lenders Association of Kenya, Kevin Mutiso , sounded optimistic about the impending new regulatory environment, saying that it had already fostered investor co
3D printing is often associated with prototypes, car parts, and various other machinery. But the Mink Makeup Printer is using 3D printing tech in a much glitzier manner. Mashable's Jennimai Nguyen got together with Grace Choi, inventor of the Mink Makeup Printer to find out exactly how it works .
We asked hundreds of people in the U.S. which Android brand makes the best Android phones, and surprisingly one brand took the vast majority of the votes.
Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr speaks to SlashGear about the brand's electric future and how it thinks differently than the competition.
Enlarge / The SLS rocket did not leave the planet on Monday morning. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. —Despite all of the hard work by its engineers and technicians, NASA did not really get close to firing up the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on Monday. The rocket experienced several issues during the countdown early on Monday before running into a technical problem the launch team could not
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) The Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued a data broker for allegedly selling location data culled from hundreds of millions of phones that can be used to track the movements of people visiting abortion clinics, domestic abuse shelters, places of worship, and other sensitive places. In a complaint , the agency said that Idaho-based Kochava has promoted its market
Forming a habit is a classic life hack: You want to change something about your life, so you insert a new action into your daily routine. Soon enough, it becomes automatic—that’s the dream, anyway—and then that part of your life takes care of itself. So how long does it take to form a habit? Despite what you may have… Read more...
Truth Social, the Twitter-like social platform for the ultra-right and Trump sycophants, has a QAnon problem (yes, I heard your collective gasp). More than that, conspiracist accounts have become a celebrated and regular part of the greater Truth Social community, thanks to major Republican officials and the titular… Read more...
NASA’s first attempt to launch its Space Launch System megarocket did not go as planned, with officials declaring a scrub due an “engine bleed” issue. Sounds ominous, but NASA officials said Monday afternoon that a re-attempt on Friday is not out of the question. Read more...
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are Samsung’s latest, hottest devices, and they’re getting all press attention right now. But if the foldable life isn’t for you, you’ll be glad to know you can get yourself Samsung’s Galaxy S22 range of devices right now at their lowest recorded prices yet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
An underrated hurdle to the small talk struggle is not how to keep the conversation alive, but how to gracefully let it die. Maybe the other person brought up the 2016 election. Or the podcast they’re thinking about starting. Or their divorce. No matter what, you’re desperately searching for an exit sign so you can… Read more...
Life is full of surprise and adventure. Some seek it out by hitting the road and getting away from it all; others take it as it comes when storms hit and the power goes out and life gets interesting. Either way, it’s important to make sure you’ve got everything you need to keep going wherever you are. Growatt is the world’s leading expert in new energy and for the past 11 years has developed, man
Proud Samsung smart TV and Roku device owners have an extra reason to feel chuffed, with the news that Apple is offering device owners three months of free access to Apple TV Plus . A subscription to the iPhone maker’s streaming service normally costs $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99 per month but from now through to November 28, Samsung Smart TV and Roku device owners can sign up for three months of free
AMD announced a brand new event called “together we advance_PCs,” in which the company will unveil its next-generation tech and products. The event will feature prominent AMD executives like Chair and CEO Dr. Lisa Su and CTO Mark Papermaster, and will be held in person and livestreamed. As was predicted and then officially confirmed by the CEO, this presentation will be detailing the upcoming Zen
A security researcher has sounded the alarm over a portable SSD listed on both AliExpress and Walmart, which appears to be programmed to misrepresent its own storage capacity. As reported by Ars Technica , a researcher that goes by the name of @RayRedacted on Twitter has published a teardown of an XGeek-branded SSD with a supposed capacity of 30TB, on sale for between $29-$39 (that’s £25-£33 / AU
While tabletop roleplaying games might not be the first kind of game you think about when you hear “ game soundtrack ,” there is an incredible array of songs out there that have been created specifically for TTRPGs . From Spotify playlists to full orchestral compositions, players and gamemasters have used music to set… Read more...
Pakistan is being pummeled by the worst floods the country has experienced in over a decade. Sherry Rehman , the country’s climate minister, has called this a “serious climate catastrophe,” Al Jazeera reported . Read more...
Meta has followed through on its threat promise to bring NFT (non-fungible token) support to Facebook. Users can now post digital collectibles that they have in their digital wallets across Facebook and Instagram . After they connect digital wallets to one app, they'll be able to access NFTs from both of them. The company is making the move a few weeks after it expanded access to Instagram's NFT
Al Yankovic, the 62-year-old parody artist known as Weird Al, is getting his own equally weird biopic this fall. The trailer for “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” gives a first look at the movie, exploring the wacky world of Weird Al, his hilarious cover songs and his Polka obsession. “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” premieres on The Roku Channel on November 4. The film will arguably be Roku’s biggest
A new Mafia game is on the way. Series publisher 2K Games and Hanger 13, the studio that worked on Mafia III and Mafia: Definitive Edition , announced the news in a blog post celebrating the franchise’s 20th anniversary. “I'm happy to confirm we've started work on an all-new Mafia project,” said Roman Hladík, Hanger 13 general manager. “While it's a few years away and we can't share anything more
Both Google Forms and Microsoft Forms are solid form, quiz, and survey creation tools. Because they’re both web-based, offer a variety of question types, and give you similar response options, which one should you use? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Just in time for back-to-school shopping Amazon has kicked off a new two-day promotion, Android Days, delivering a slew of discounts on some of the best Android phones, Chromebooks, wireless earbuds, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›