Westminster Dog Show without the dogs is actually more entertaining

Who even likes dogs? On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live used green screen technology to edit the dogs out of the Westminster Dog Show. The purpose? To shift the viewers’ focus onto the humans running alongside the dogs. Turns out watching people trotting along beside invisible dogs is more amusing than the real thing. Who …

'Avengers: Infinity War' toy may contain hints about Thor's hammer prospects

Looks like Thor might be getting a new smashy boi.Image: walt disney/marvel studios By Isobel Hamilton2018-02-14 10:33:35 UTC Spoiler Alert: this article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok and potentially for Avengers: Infinity War. A picture recently surfaced on Reddit claiming to show an image of Thor’s new hammer from Avengers: Infinity war, his trusty blunt …

HTC’s smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns

HTC’s smartphone and connected devices president and former CFO, Chialin Chang, has resigned. The move, spotted earlier by Engadget, was announced today and is effective immediately. Chang joined the company as CFO in 2012, moving there from Goldman Sachs. He also previously ran HTC’s global sales business — before eventually becoming president of smartphones and …

Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform

French startup Adikteev raised a $12 million funding round led by Ring Capital and BNP Paribas Développement, with existing investors ISAI, Ventech and Laurent Asscher also participating. It’s also worth noting that it represents Ring Capital’s first investment after raising its initial $170 million fund. Adikteev is an adtech startup that previously acquired Motion Lead, …

11 times Alyssa from 'The End of the F***ing World' was the ultimate DGAF badass

When it comes to giving absolutely zero f*cks, nobody does it better than Alyssa from The End of the F***cking World. Played by an impressively deadpan Jessica Barden, Alyssa is a 17-year-old girl who goes on the run with potential psychopath James (Alex Lawther) in Netflix’s latest black comedy. She’s tough, she takes absolutely no …

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

Third time is a charm. Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short) hosted its kick-off press conference to present this year’s event. And this year is going to be quite special for TechCrunch as well because we’re hosting a Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech and a Hackathon. Hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the press conference …

[First Cut] Xiaomi Mi TV 4 (55-inch): Spectacles on a Spectacle

Xiaomi’s competitive foray into the smartphone market has swiftly allowed it to transition into a household brand. The kind of brand even your technology muggle family members would be familiar with. But the company is not just about phones and in India as well, it is finally building up its product lineup to establish a …