Why you can’t overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation

This week, we read a very short story, The Great Silence, as we start to head toward the end of Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection. This story asks questions about how we connect with nature, and also how to think about innovation and where new ideas come from. We will finish the remaining two stories in ...

FDA allows new diagnostic technologies to test for coronavirus before receiving emergency approvals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that it would allow new diagnostics technologies to be used to test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at elite academic hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. The agency’s new initiative comes as critics have assailed various U.S. government agencies for being woefully underprepared to effectively address ...

Coronavirus grifts crop up online for political gain and profit

Coronavirus grifts crop up online for political gain and profit
These days capitalism and democracy seem to mean that it’s never too early to take advantage of the misery of others, and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is the latest proof point. On Saturday the Washington Post reported that an agency within the State Department had compiled a report of 2 million tweets, ...

Startups Weekly: Why some fintech companies aren’t blinking at customer acquisition costs

Startups Weekly: Why some fintech companies aren’t blinking at customer acquisition costs
[Editor’s note: Welcome to our weekly review of news that startups can use from across TechCrunch and Extra Crunch. If you want this post by email, just subscribe here.]  Why some fintech startups aren’t blinking at customer acquisition costs Distribution channels are getting saturated across the internet and beyond, and in many tech sectors the ...

Analysis: What the FIA didn't say about Ferrari matters most

So during the final minutes of F1 testing, when the FIA dropped a statement out of the blue that it had concluded an investigation in to Ferrari’s 2019 power unit, suspicions quickly ramped up that there was more to this than met the eye.For waiting until the moment when F1’s TV cameras were about to ...

Multiverse virtual worlds will be healthier for society than our current social networks

The basis of the classic James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” is an evil media mogul who instigates war between the U.K. and China because it will be great for TV ratings. There’s been a wake-up call recently that our most popular social networks have been indirectly designed to divide populations into enemy camps and ...

Da Costa takes Marrakech EPrix win after battle with Guenther | Formula E

Antonio Felix da Costa won the Marrakech EPrix, his first victory for DS Techeetah, after a race-long battle with Max Guenther. Source: F1 Fanatic

Russell: Williams "still the slowest car" in 2020

Williams scored just one point in 2019 and its drivers rarely escaped elimination in the first segment of qualifying. Although troubled by several engine-related issues during the two Barcelona tests this year, both Russell and his rookie teammate Nicolas Latifi set lap times in the new FW43 which were faster than either of the team’s ...

This Week in Apps: Coronavirus impacts app stores, Facebook sues mobile SDK maker, Apple kicks out a cloud gaming app

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently ...

Live: Formula E 2019-20 round 5: Marrakesh EPrix | RaceFans Live

Join us to follow round 5 of the 2019-20 Formula E season from Marrakesh on RaceFans Live. Source: F1 Fanatic