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A 47-Year-Old Man Was Arrested After A 13-Year-Old Girl Was Dropped At A Hospital By A Stranger And Died

Carlos Rivera, 47, faces drug and battery charges in connection with the incident.

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36 Things You'll Love If You’re Broke But Want Fast Results

First thing these'll do: save you MOOLAH.

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Andrew Liptak

Alexa announcements feature now works on every Alexa-compatible device

Last year, Amazon rolled a new announcements feature for Echo devices, and later expanded it to Alexa-compatible Sonos speakers. Now, the feature can be used across all of the devices that utilize Alexa.

The feature essentially allows you to turn your Echo devices into an intercom system, and initially rolled out to the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Spot. Users send out their announcement by saying “Alexa announce that / tell everyone / broadcast...”, and their message...


Natasha Lomas

This is one smart device that every urban home could use

Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at the tap of an app.

But the biggest problem afflicting city dwellers is not some minor inconvenience. It’s bad, poor, terrible, horrible, unhealthy air. And there’s no app to fix that.

Nor can hardware solve this problem. But smart hardware can at...

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Elizabeth Williamson

A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

A tidal wave of aid bore witness to the power of human kindness, but the money that engulfed Newtown, Conn., also sowed division.


Heather Dockray

NASA captures an incredible photo of a creeper galaxy

Most galaxies are traveling away from our galaxy, not closer to it. Still, there are exceptions.

Take Messier 90, one of the few galaxies that appears to be traveling towards our own Milky Way galaxy. Recently, NASA's Hubble telescope caught an awe-inspiring photo of the galaxy.

Here it is in full.

Messier 90 is part of the Virgo cluster, a collection of about 1,200 galaxies

Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Sargent et

SEE ALSO: SpaceX just blasted a critical NASA instrument into space


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A Hawaii Yoga Instructor Who Was Missing In A Forest For More Than Two Weeks Was Found Alive

"Can you fucking believe it? We fucking found her. We never gave up."

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The Verge

Makena Kelly

Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

Earlier this week, an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caught fire on Facebook, and despite being faked, the platform has so far declined to remove it. However, it has now chosen to notify users who attempt to share the clip that it is faked.

“Once the video was fact checked as false, we dramatically reduced its distribution,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge. “Speed is critical to this system, and we continue to improve our response. People who see the video in feed,...

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James Vincent

A laptop filled with six of the world’s most dangerous viruses is on sale for more than $1 million

Some of the world’s greatest artworks are known for their elaborate backstory or complex history, but not many are actively dangerous to those who own them. ‘The Persistence of Chaos’ might be an exception. Created by internet artist Guo O Dong, this piece of art is an ordinary laptop filled with six of the world’s most dangerous pieces of malware. It’s perfectly safe — as long you don’t connect to your Wi-Fi or plug in a USB.

Speaking to The Verge, artist Guo O Dong says the...


Kate Clark

Startups Weekly: VCs are drunk on beverage startups

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s most noteworthy venture deals, fundraises, M&A transactions and trends. Let’s take a quick moment to catch up. Last week, I wrote about an alternative to venture capital called revenue-based financing and before that, I jotted down some notes on one of VCs’ favorite spaces: cannabis tech. Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on...


Joanna Glasner

Which public US universities graduate the most funded founders?

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO Some reassuring data for those worried unicorns are wrecking the Bay Area

A lot of students attend public universities to lessen the financial burden of higher education. At last tally, tuition and fees at American public colleges and universities averaged around $6,800 a year, per the federal government....


Danny Crichton

Growth, Kubernetes, rocket launches, gender in tech, and more Luckin Coffee

Housekeeping & Extra Crunch 20% event discount reminder Extra Crunch will not be publishing on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. Publishing will resume as normal on Tuesday. Reminder: if you are an annual member of Extra Crunch, your membership includes a 20% discount on event tickets and exhibitor packages. If you want to claim a discount for one of our upcoming events, such as Sessions: Mobility, Sessions: Enterprise or TechCrunch Disrupt SF, just send an email...

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Stephen Castle

In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson

The divisive, charismatic Mr. Johnson, the ex-foreign secretary, is the leading candidate to succeed Mrs. May as Britain’s prime minister. The only person who can stop him may be Mr. Johnson himself.

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Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.

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19 People Share Their "Butterfly Effect" Stories And You Will Go, "Whoa."

One little thing can change your whole life.

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