2 African lions die at California zoos, officials say

Two African lions known for delighting visitors with their booming roars have died from age-related health problems at zoos in California this week, officials said.

New York City teen arrested in assault on off-duty FDNY firefighter defending elderly couple, police say

Police have arrested a New York City teen in connection with a brutal assault on an FDNY firefighter over the weekend that left him with several broken teeth and a concussion.

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado has caused heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and trapping dozens of people in the wreckage of their homes.

Takeaways from KubeCon; the latest on Kubernetes and cloud native development

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller discuss major announcements that came out of the Lin

Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s database-as-a-service

PlanetScale’s founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox. Now they’re selling it to any enterprise that wants their data both secure and consistently accessible. And thanks to its ability to re-shard d

Spansive’s first wireless charger powers multiple phones simultaneously and works through thick cases

  When Pi Charging (winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017) rebranded as Spansive last month, the company also dropped plans for its previously-shown cone-shaped charger capable of charging phones placed within a few inches around it. That charger

The gadgets we recommend for new parents

Rattlers are pretty basic, in that they make noise to get a baby's attention. But the SmartNoggin NogginStik goes a step further: It also lights up, which could help to snap your kid out of an epic freak-out session. It has a goofy face

AT&T just made it possible to pay your phone bill with bitcoin

Have some spare bitcoin kicking around? You can put it toward your phone service. AT&T says it has become the first big US wireless carrier to accept cryptocurrency for online phone bill payments. Choose the BitPay option at MyAT&

Google Pay is coming to some NYC public transit routes on May 31

Google Assistant and Maps integration will also make it easier to find your ride. What you need to know Contactless payments will be supported on certain NYC public transit routes beginning on May 31. Google Maps and Assistant can now give real-t

Best Kindle Deals for May 2019

We did the hard work for you. Purchasing a dedicated Kindle has tons of benefits. Using complimentary Kindle reading apps is nice and all, but sometimes you just want a distraction-free adventure through Hogwarts or Westeros. On a Kindle device, y

Jabra Elite 85h vs. Sony WH1000XM3: The best ANC headphones go head to head

As headphones become portable and wireless, their use cases begin to change. There are many options out there and it may be tough to figure out which one works for you. Ridiculous Battery Life Jabra Elite 85h $300 at Best Buy Pros Bluetooth

These great Oculus Quest accessories don't cost more than $20

The Oculus Quest is here, and it's brought an untethered VR system that includes Oculus Insight Tracking for a full room-scale experience and updated Oculus Touch controllers for intuitive input within the virtual world. The Quest isn't exactly cheap

‘Booksmart’ Review: A Raucous Coming-of-Age Comedy That Speaks in Its Own Voice

I adored Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, a movie that has a deep well of empathy not just for its brainy lead characters, but for teenagers in general. While the trailer makes the film look like it’s in the vein of 2007’s Superbad, my wife made the s

‘Booksmart’ Review: A Raucous Coming-of-Age Comedy That Speaks in Its Own Voice

I adored Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, a movie that has a deep well of empathy not just for its brainy lead characters, but for teenagers in general. While the trailer makes the film look like it’s in the vein of 2007’s Superbad, my wife made the s

Amazon’s AWS Ground Station for satellite data hits general availability

Amazon has announced that AWS Ground Station, a service designed for AWS customers to access data from satellites, is now in general availability.Read More

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples

In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples

In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More

Amazon’s AWS Ground Station for satellite data hits general availability

Amazon has announced that AWS Ground Station, a service designed for AWS customers to access data from satellites, is now in general availability.Read More

Amazon’s AWS Ground Station for satellite data hits general availability

Amazon has announced that AWS Ground Station, a service designed for AWS customers to access data from satellites, is now in general availability.Read More

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples

In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More

The Democrats' Pointman on Impeachment

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has a tough job in Congress amid Democrat impeachment pleas and Trump allies denying subpoenas.

'Violent tornado' in central Missouri

A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said there have been multiple calls from people trapped in hom

ARM supply halt deals fresh blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei

British chip designer ARM halted relations with Huawei [HWT.L] to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese telecom company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, like Apple Inc and Qualco

ARM supply halt deals fresh blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei

British chip designer ARM halted relations with Huawei [HWT.L] to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese telecom company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, like Apple Inc and Qualco

'Violent tornado' in central Missouri

A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said there have been multiple calls from people trapped in hom

The Democrats' Pointman on Impeachment

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has a tough job in Congress amid Democrat impeachment pleas and Trump allies denying subpoenas.

Save on Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, More Blu-Rays and 4K UHDs

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Streaming video quality is fine these days, provided you have a fast enough internet connection, but Blu-rays and especially 4K UHDs look signif

Surfer paints stunning underwater murals

Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro likes to paint his evocative murals on precarious surfaces: melting icebergs, the burnt bark of trees and remote waterside walls at the mercy of rising tides, among others. The transient nature of the works, which are destin

Up to 4 major hurricanes could form during this Atlantic season, NOAA says

The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday.

Up to 4 major hurricanes could form during this Atlantic season, NOAA says

The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday.

Surfer paints stunning underwater murals

Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro likes to paint his evocative murals on precarious surfaces: melting icebergs, the burnt bark of trees and remote waterside walls at the mercy of rising tides, among others. The transient nature of the works, which are destin

Ben Lieberman: There's a new addition to the list of enemies of the planet -- buildings (yes, buildings!)

Environmentalists and their friends in Congress dislike an ever-expanding list of materials and industries American families rely on. Now there’s a new addition to the list of enemies of the planet: buildings. 

US border agent arrested in connection with several sexual assaults during 7-year span

A border patrol agent was arrested in Arizona this week after several allegations of sexual assault spanning over the course of 7 years were brought against him.

'Dr. Beach' ranks best American beaches for 2019, puts idyllic Hawaiian spot at No. 1

The “doctor” has once again diagnosed Hawaii with having the best beach in America.

'Real Housewives' star Joe Giudice to stay in the US during deportation fight

Joe Giudice, of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" fame, cast member has won a reprieve in his deportation battle.

Exiled doughnut-loving bear 'staying out of trouble' after traveling thousands of miles to return home: officials

A doughnut-loving bear is “staying out of trouble” after it traveled thousands of miles to return home, say wildlife officials.

Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office.

Kris Jenner explains why Kim Kardashian, Kanye West named newborn son Psalm

Kris Jenner recently revealed why her daughter Kim Kardashian and son-in-law Kanye West named their fourth child Psalm —a name that has left fans with mixed feelings.

New York Times op-ed calls out 'unlivable' conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the "unlivable" conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco. 

Ariana Grande posts subtle tribute to Manchester Arena bombing victims on two-year anniversary

On the second anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, Ariana Grande paid a subtle tribute to the victims of the tragic event on Instagram.

Ariana Grande posts subtle tribute to Manchester Arena bombing victims on two-year anniversary

On the second anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, Ariana Grande paid a subtle tribute to the victims of the tragic event on Instagram.

New York Times op-ed calls out 'unlivable' conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the "unlivable" conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco. 

Kris Jenner explains why Kim Kardashian, Kanye West named newborn son Psalm

Kris Jenner recently revealed why her daughter Kim Kardashian and son-in-law Kanye West named their fourth child Psalm —a name that has left fans with mixed feelings.

Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office.

Exiled doughnut-loving bear 'staying out of trouble' after traveling thousands of miles to return home: officials

A doughnut-loving bear is “staying out of trouble” after it traveled thousands of miles to return home, say wildlife officials.

'Real Housewives' star Joe Giudice to stay in the US during deportation fight

Joe Giudice, of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" fame, cast member has won a reprieve in his deportation battle.

'Dr. Beach' ranks best American beaches for 2019, puts idyllic Hawaiian spot at No. 1

The “doctor” has once again diagnosed Hawaii with having the best beach in America.

US border agent arrested in connection with several sexual assaults during 7-year span

A border patrol agent was arrested in Arizona this week after several allegations of sexual assault spanning over the course of 7 years were brought against him.

Ben Lieberman: There's a new addition to the list of enemies of the planet -- buildings (yes, buildings!)

Environmentalists and their friends in Congress dislike an ever-expanding list of materials and industries American families rely on. Now there’s a new addition to the list of enemies of the planet: buildings. 

The Lonely Island Dropped ‘The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience’ on Netflix, and It’s Nothing You Ever Expected

If there’s one thing that pop culture has been missing, it’s a music video extravaganza highlighting the incredible raps of Major League Baseball players Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire. Thankfully, Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Ta

The current-generation iPad 9.7 drops to $240 - CNET

After a long run at $249, Apple's still-great tablet sees another price dip -- and you can get it in gold, too.

Rotten Tomatoes takes new steps to improve user reviews - CNET

All audience reviews will still appear, but to strengthen confidence in the score, those verified with a ticket purchase will rise to the top.

Audi kills TT, promises seven new SUV variants as it transforms for the future - Roadshow

A spiritual successor to the coupe is planned, but it'll be an all-electric affair.

2020 Chevy Silverado is all about that V8 - Roadshow

The 6.2-liter V8 is now offered on a majority of Silverado trims.

Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know - CNET

Prime subscribers can add HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, Britbox, MLB.TV and more than 100 other "channels." Is it a good deal for cord cutters?

Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know - CNET

Prime subscribers can add HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, Britbox, MLB.TV and more than 100 other "channels." Is it a good deal for cord cutters?

2020 Chevy Silverado is all about that V8 - Roadshow

The 6.2-liter V8 is now offered on a majority of Silverado trims.

Audi kills TT, promises seven new SUV variants as it transforms for the future - Roadshow

A spiritual successor to the coupe is planned, but it'll be an all-electric affair.

Rotten Tomatoes takes new steps to improve user reviews - CNET

All audience reviews will still appear, but to strengthen confidence in the score, those verified with a ticket purchase will rise to the top.

The current-generation iPad 9.7 drops to $240 - CNET

After a long run at $249, Apple's still-great tablet sees another price dip -- and you can get it in gold, too.

The current-generation iPad 9.7 drops to $240 - CNET

After a long run at $249, Apple's still-great tablet sees another price dip -- and you can get it in gold, too.

Rotten Tomatoes takes new steps to improve user reviews - CNET

All audience reviews will still appear, but to strengthen confidence in the score, those verified with a ticket purchase will rise to the top.

Audi kills TT, promises seven new SUV variants as it transforms for the future - Roadshow

A spiritual successor to the coupe is planned, but it'll be an all-electric affair.

2020 Chevy Silverado is all about that V8 - Roadshow

The 6.2-liter V8 is now offered on a majority of Silverado trims.

Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know - CNET

Prime subscribers can add HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, Britbox, MLB.TV and more than 100 other "channels." Is it a good deal for cord cutters?

Nevada removes abortion restrictions amid wave of nationwide bans

Nevada has passed comprehensive legislation to remove a series of restrictive statewide abortion guidelines, defying a wave of newly-imposed limits and bans towards women’s reproductive health across the country. The new measure, which passed 27-13

Advocates in NJ, NY ready to help migrants, despite Trump denying coastal facility plan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will not transport migrants to the east coast but NJ and NY advocates say they are preparing for arrivals

China says U.S. needs to fix 'wrong actions' as Huawei ban rattles supply chains

China said the United States needs to correct its "wrong actions" in order for trade talks to continue after it blacklisted Huawei, a blow that has rippled through global supply chains and battered technology shares. Japanese conglomerate Panasonic

FACTBOX-Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban

Global tech firms, including chip suppliers, are cutting ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world's largest telecom equipment maker on a trade blacklist citing national security concerns. The United States

UN agency for Palestinians rejects US call to dismantle it

The head of the United Nations organisation for Palestinian refugees on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. UNRWA's commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl rebuffed the criticism

UN agency for Palestinians rejects US call to dismantle it

The head of the United Nations organisation for Palestinian refugees on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. UNRWA's commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl rebuffed the criticism

FACTBOX-Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban

Global tech firms, including chip suppliers, are cutting ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world's largest telecom equipment maker on a trade blacklist citing national security concerns. The United States

China says U.S. needs to fix 'wrong actions' as Huawei ban rattles supply chains

China said the United States needs to correct its "wrong actions" in order for trade talks to continue after it blacklisted Huawei, a blow that has rippled through global supply chains and battered technology shares. Japanese conglomerate Panasonic

Advocates in NJ, NY ready to help migrants, despite Trump denying coastal facility plan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will not transport migrants to the east coast but NJ and NY advocates say they are preparing for arrivals

Nevada removes abortion restrictions amid wave of nationwide bans

Nevada has passed comprehensive legislation to remove a series of restrictive statewide abortion guidelines, defying a wave of newly-imposed limits and bans towards women’s reproductive health across the country. The new measure, which passed 27-13

Michael Avenatti Charged with Stealing Money from Stormy Daniels

by Peter D’Abrosca, Big League Politics: There was only one way for this to end. This was it. The abrasive attorney who garnered fame by representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a case against President Donald J. Trump has now been cha

Michael Avenatti Charged with Stealing Money from Stormy Daniels

by Peter D’Abrosca, Big League Politics: There was only one way for this to end. This was it. The abrasive attorney who garnered fame by representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a case against President Donald J. Trump has now been cha

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border

An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others.

US soccer star Alex Morgan plans to decline any White House invite after World Cup

U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan is getting ready to help defend her team’s World Cup title in France next month and if the Americans should win again, she said she’s prepared to decline a possible invitation to visit President Trump at the White Hou

Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

A lawyer for the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre says he still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence.

Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

A lawyer for the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre says he still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence.

US soccer star Alex Morgan plans to decline any White House invite after World Cup

U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan is getting ready to help defend her team’s World Cup title in France next month and if the Americans should win again, she said she’s prepared to decline a possible invitation to visit President Trump at the White Hou

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border

An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others.

Pay what you want for the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle

It should come as no surprise that learning how to code is one of the most important things you can do if you want to land a career in virtually any subfield of tech. And the good news is that you don’t need to invest thousands of dollars and


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