Amazon is developing three new high-profile sci-fi TV adaptations

 Amazon Studios is on a quest – a quest to bring Jeff Bezos a ‘Game of Thrones’ of his very own. But the Amazon version may be found in the stars, rather than in a mythical fantasy past. Amazon Studios is working on three new series (via Deadline) based on celebrated science-fi book properties, including ...

Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind

 TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests. We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the following statement: “Apple buys smaller technology ...

Walmart Labs open sources its tool for bringing React Native to existing mobile apps

 Walmart is placing a big bet on React Native. With Electrode, the company’s Walmart Labs division open sourced the React-based framework that powers Walmart.com’s frontend and today the same group is also launching Electrode Native, its tool for bringing React Native to existing native apps on iOS and Android. The basics idea here is that ...

Why Mercedes’ “diva” car is throwing an ill-timed tantrum

“A puzzling Friday” was the verdict coming from the Mercedes camp after the opening day of practice for Formula 1’s final Malaysian Grand Prix.On a circuit where it dominated on pure pace last season, and would have won easily but for Lewis Hamilton’s spectacular engine failure in the race, F1’s multiple reigning champion team was nowhere ...

8bitdo’s new wireless controllers are perfect for your new SNES Classic

 The SNES Classic Edition is out today, and is probably currently en route to those lucky enough to have scored a pre-order, and being picked up by bleary-eyed fans who set up early at game store locations around the world. Reviews have been almost universally positive for the small console, which is not surprising, so ...

Leclerc keen to avoid Super Formula stopgap season

Leclerc is dominating Formula 2 this season, but Vandoorne and Gasly – the previous two champions in what was then called GP2 – both had to wait for an F1 chance after their feeder series titles.They were initially sent to Japan’s premier single-seater category by their respective backers McLaren and Red Bull.Asked by Motorsport.com if ...

“Worst Friday” for Mercedes gives Vettel a chance | 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Friday practice analysis

At a track which was expected to suit them, Mercedes are further off the pace than they have been on any Friday so far this year. Source: F1 Fanatic

Disney releases DisneyNow, a new app that combines live TV, on-demand, games and music

 Disney’s streaming service may still be years away, but the company this week has launched a new app for streaming Disney’s series, Disney Channel movies, live TV and music all under one roof, with the release of DisneyNow. The app is designed to consolidate Disney’s existing “Watch” streaming apps into one, including Disney Channel, Disney ...

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

 Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in the space. The Chinese e-commerce giant has agreed to lead a €22.9 million ($27 million) investment in MariaDB, the European company behind one of the web’s most popular open source ...

Equity podcast: Google goes shopping, and IPO madness

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today’s episode was especially fun, coming during what we might call “IPO Week” for obvious reasons. Happily, the whole crew was around the table to chew over the latest: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. We… Read More Source: ...