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Pixar’s John Lasseter taking a six-month leave of absence amid reports of inappropriate behavior

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the latest media executive to face allegations of inappropriate behavior. In a memo to employees, Lasseter acknowledged “missteps” and said he will be taking a six-month sabbatical. He added that after “a number of difficult conversations,” he realized, “I have […]

10 glorious battery container gifts for your crony whose phone always dies

Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cold things here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that knowledge to good use and help you get your holiday selling finished quickly. You can find all of the present guides right here. After putting the favorite […]

Salesforce appoints Bret Taylor as arch product officer

Salesforce has named Bret Taylor, the former arch record officer at Facebook and founder of Quip, as boss and arch product officer. Taylor first assimilated Salesforce in 2016, when Salesforce acquired word estimate app Quip for $750 million. Now, Taylor is replacing Alex Dayon as the company’s CPO and Dayon is moving into the role […]

Uber information crack from 2016 influenced 57 million riders and drivers

Uber faced a information crack in 2016 that influenced some 57 million customers, including both riders and drivers, divulgence their names, email residence and phone numbers. That influenced organisation enclosed 50 million riders and 7 million drivers; around 600,000 motorist permit numbers for U.S. drivers were also enclosed in the breach, according to a new […]

Google Lens in the Assistant starts rolling out to all Pixel users

We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google currently reliable that Google Lens as partial of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That’s something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear. If you don’t see it when you call […]

This website will beget apologies for men accused of passionate harassment

Are you a luminary who’s sexually tormented a garland of people and are now in need of an reparation to overpower an angry mob? Look no serve than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator. The desktop app packages all the common elements of several new non-apologies that have come up when other associate perverts’ dim pasts […]

You can now ask to join someone’s Instagram live stream

Instagram just rolled out a neat underline for its live product. Users can now ask to join a live stream that they’re examination and, if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host’s guest. To ask to join a live video a spectator can daub a ask symbol in the comments section. Hosts see the […]

Apple acquired protracted reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an protracted reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has schooled that Apple has acquired Vrvana, builder of the Totem headset — which had soap-box reviews but never shipped. The understanding was for around $30 million, two sources […]

Lightform raises $5M to spin old projectors into protracted reality machines

In Blade Runner 2049, one of the some-more engaging stylistic choices was how the film illusory unconventional protracted reality. While the Microsofts and Googles of the genuine dystopian universe are now coming AR tech with headsets and smart glasses, Blade Runner 2049 relied wholly on outmost projection to enlarge its universe and the people in […]

Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment associate for up to $107 million in new funding

On a waste widen of highway just off the highway in Torrance, Calif. employees at Divergent 3D are tough at work plotting a series in automobile manufacturing. Inside the prosy bureau building opposite the street from a bend of the Los Angeles Housing Authority and California Highway Patrol, arch executive Kevin Czinger and his staff […]