Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Riding an API to platform status

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in...

T-Mobile is adding PIN protection to its port-out process

T-Mobile will be adding a new layer of security to its port-out process with the addition of a PIN, according to the company. According...

AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours

It took less than six hours for drug-developing AI to invent 40,000 potentially lethal molecules. Researchers put AI normally used to search for helpful...

Microsoft’s DirectStorage will speed up game loads on Windows 10 and...

"Windows games can ship with DirectStorage" starting today, Microsoft has announced. DirectStorage is the tech giant's fast game-loading technology that was introduced with the...

Vira Health gets $12M to dial up personalized menopause support

Vira Health, a U.K. startup that offers personalized digital therapeutics for women going through menopause, has closed a second round of funding — taking...

Twitter’s latest update makes it easier to escape its recommendation algorithm

Twitter today is updating its app to make it easier to switch between the algorithmically programmed Home timeline and the feed that displays the...

‘Elden Ring’ PC update fixes Steam cloud save issue

Elden Ring players on PC may want to update their copy before they load their previous saves, just to make sure they don't lose...

The official Steam Deck dock won’t be available at launch

The first orders for the Steam Deck, Valve’s handheld gaming PC, will begin on Friday, but the company’s official dock for the device won’t...

OpenSea users lose hundreds of NFTs in likely phishing attack

NFT marketplace OpenSea is investigating a “phishing attack” that has left more than two dozen of its users without access to some of their...

Zoom releases fix for Mac bug that keeps mics active after...

Zoom has rolled out an update for its Mac app to fix a bug that could potentially cause privacy issues for users. As noticed...