Startups, high-speed rail and California’s infrastructure future

 California is home to two very different innovation worlds. For the readers of TechCrunch, there is the familiar excitement of the startup world, with startups working on longevity and age extension, rockets to Mars, and cars that drive themselves. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers, and product managers are building these futures every day, often Read More …

Diversifying the blockchain

 “The consensus is that because blockchain is so niche and it’s mostly early adopters who come from tech and finance, that it’s actually less diverse than those industries that are already struggling to be representative of the population at large,” Raine Revere, co-founder of blockchain education startup Maiden, told me on an episode of the Read More …

Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech

 “Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although it’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other marked with those three dread words “no adult content.” The territory between those two worlds, which she is trying… Read Read More …

How to Middle Click on a Mac

All operating systems have their idiosyncrasies, and Macs are no different. In some areas, the platform is excellent, in others, it lags behind its competitors. Consider the mouse trackpad. From a hardware standpoint, a Mac’s trackpad is hard to beat. From a customization standpoint, it’s poor. Whereas setting up a Windows trackpad to right-click and Read More …