Save $100 on the newest MacBook Air

[ad_1] Dan Ackerman/CNET Goodbye, butterfly keyboard. Hello, Magic Keyboard. When Apple introduced the new MacBook Air earlier this year, it replaced the shallow keys of its loathed butterfly keyboard with the more substantial Magic Keyboard, the keys of which are less likely to get stuck by a spec of dust. You get more than just…

Sony reschedules its PS5 event for June 11, set to demo upcoming games, and its PlayStation division pledges $1M to causes supporting black communities (Ian Sherr/CNET)

[ad_1] Ian Sherr / CNET: Sony reschedules its PS5 event for June 11, set to demo upcoming games, and its PlayStation division pledges $1M to causes supporting black communities  —  Sony will show off new games for its PlayStation 5, launching in the fall.  The event had been delayed to allow more focus on George…

FCA’s merger with PSA hits a snag in Europe, report says

[ad_1] Likely not a roadblock, but more of a speed bump. FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and France’s PSA Group announced last October intentions to combine the automakers into one massive conglomerate, and since then, it’s been smooth sailing through the regulatory process — until now. Reuters reported Monday that the merger has hit a speed…

Mega trade fair goes online, anti-China sentiment hobbles developers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to ’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what those events mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are seeing the backlash Chinese tech companies face around the world as anti-China sentiment escalates. In China, one of the…

Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 PRIME – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 PRIME. The Toyota RAV4 PRIME has an estimated 42-mile EV rang…

These architects want to make cities greener by using the subway system to deliver packages

[ad_1] Our growing reliance on online shopping is taking a heavy toll on cities. More deliveries means more vehicles means more pollution and congestion. Two architects, Meggan Collins and Jana Possehn, have found a way to hack the system: using the existing subway systems in cities for retrofitted parcel trains. This video is part of…

Some VR startups detail the negative impact of the pandemic, which has decimated in-person VR centers and arcades, leading to furloughs, layoffs, and pivots (Janko Roettgers/Protocol)

[ad_1] Janko Roettgers / Protocol: Some VR startups detail the negative impact of the pandemic, which has decimated in-person VR centers and arcades, leading to furloughs, layoffs, and pivots  —  The COVID-19 crisis hit most tech companies hard, but it buried Sandbox VR.  “We went from a relatively healthy business,” CEO Steve Zhao said, “to…

E-commerce sales surge – TechCrunch

[ad_1] eMarketer tries to quantify the rise of e-commerce, Reddit’s co-founder steps down from the board and SpaceX focuses on its next-generation spacecraft. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 8, 2020. 1. US e-commerce sales to jump 18% in 2020, but not enough to offset retail’s decline U.S. e-commerce sales will jump 18% this year…