Friday, June 5, 2020

Hospital droid Diligent Robotics raises $10M to assist nurses – TechCrunch

Twenty-eight percent of a nurse’s time is wasted on low-skilled tasks like fetching medical tools. We need them focused on the complex and compassionate work of treating patients, especially amid...

Relativity Space expands its rocket-printing operations into an enormous new Long Beach HQ –...

Building a rocket is a big operation, even when you’re printing them from the ground up, like Relativity Space . The launch startup is graduating from its initial office, which...

PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak – TechCrunch

The coronavirus outbreak could result in at least a 3.3% drop — and as high as a 9% dip — in the volume of PCs that will ship globally this...

Russia’s push back against big tech has major consequences for Apple – TechCrunch

Josh Nadeau is a Canadian journalist based in St. Petersburg who covers the intersection of Russia, technology and culture. He has written for The Economist, Atlas Obscura and The Outline....

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly with a new robotic arm –...

NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous...

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market – TechCrunch

Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December, even as the South Korean giant continues to make...

This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them – TechCrunch

If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter than not touching at all? Researchers...

As customer demand shifts, Bose plans to shutter 119 retail locations – TechCrunch

This stuff is never easy. Buying habits change with technology, and just about every brick and mortar operator has felt some squeeze from online purchasing. Seems even flagship brands like...

A closer look at Ballie, Samsung’s friendly robotic ball – TechCrunch

Okay, I’ve slept on it. I was skeptical at first, but after a good night’s sleep, let’s do this. I want a Ballie. All of the people and the pets...

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is Lenovo’s first foldable screen PC – TechCrunch

I know, I know. Laptops fold. Convertibles fold. I get it, you’re being pedantic. So let’s just move past all of that and talk about this funky new thing from...

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