HS2 review, lithium extraction and more: best of the week’s news

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HS2 review, lithium extraction and more: best of the week’s newsLorna Sharpe, sub-editor Review into HS2 raises spectre of cancellation over project It feels as if the High Speed 2 railway project has been around for a very long time. It was originally the brainchild of Labour Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis, who was a noted […]

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Google ‘desserts’ sweet treat naming tradition for Android OS

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Google ‘desserts’ sweet treat naming tradition for Android OSGoogle’s Android operating system (OS) is based on existing open-source software, including the Linux kernel. The system has been adopted by most other smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, Nokia, LG, and Huawei. Since its launch in 2007 it has had nine major releases, with the latest version released […]

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Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian

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Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, The MandalorianIt’s here! About ten months after we learned that Jon Favreau would be heading up a Star Wars series called “The Mandalorian” on Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service Disney+, we have the first full trailer. It premiered this evening during the Disney+ panel at […]

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‘e-dumper’ proves that electric concept works for heavy-load vehicles

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‘e-dumper’ proves that electric concept works for heavy-load vehiclesExperts are still debating whether the concept of battery-powered vehicles and heavy-load vehicles can go hand in hand. The main obstacle is that heavy vehicles require heavy batteries. Battery-production costs are still high and the larger the vehicle, the larger the battery. However, the latest presentation of the ‘Elektro Dumper’ serves as […]

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Robot swarms use on-board processing to plan strategy

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Robot swarms use on-board processing to plan strategyThe ‘Teraflop Swarm’ groups developed by researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England can adapt rapidly through a process of artificial evolution thanks to high-performance mobile computing power that is embedded in the robots themselves. Previous approaches have been limited by […]

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Disney introduces “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” to Disney+ streaming service

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Disney introduces “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” to Disney+ streaming serviceAs part of its big reveal of the slate of shows coming to Disney+ streaming service, Marvel head Kevin Feige introduced three new shows that would be joining the Marvel pantheon: “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” as part of the expanded […]

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Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating

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Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigatingA person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying severeness have been reported nationwide, described by the CDC as “severe unexplained respiratory systems after reported vaping or e-cigarette use.” […]

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Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fannies

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Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fanniesIt’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to… The fanny pack. Or hip pack, waist bag, belt bag, sling, crossbody […]

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