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Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market – TechCrunch

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market – TechCrunch

Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December even as the South Korean giant continues to make major bets on the rare handset market that is still growing. According to research firm Counterpoint, Chinese firm Vivo surpassed Samsung to become the second biggest […]

Sonos clarifies how unsupported devices will be treated – TechCrunch

Sonos clarifies how unsupported devices will be treated – TechCrunch

Smart speaker manufacturer Sonos clarified its stance when it comes to old devices that are no longer supported. The company faced some criticisms after its original announcement. Sonos now says that you’ll be able to create two separate Sonos systems so that your newer devices stay up to date. If you use a Zone Player, […]

As autonomy stalls, lidar companies learn to adapt – TechCrunch

As autonomy stalls, lidar companies learn to adapt – TechCrunch

Lidar sensors are likely to be essential to autonomous vehicles, but if there are none of the latter, how can you make money with the former? Among the industry executives I spoke with, the outlook is optimistic as they unhitch their wagons from the sputtering star of self-driving cars. As it turns out, a few […]

Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent company – TechCrunch

Xiaomi spins off POCO as an independent company – TechCrunch

Xiaomi said today it is spinning off POCO, a sub-smartphone brand it created in 2018, as a standalone company that will now run independently of the Chinese electronics giant and make its own market strategy. The move comes months after a top POCO executive — Jai Mani — and some other founding and core members […]

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds – TechCrunch

‘PigeonBot’ brings flying robots closer to real birds – TechCrunch

Try as they might, even the most advanced roboticists on Earth struggle to recreate the effortless elegance and efficiency with which birds fly through the air. The “PigeonBot” from Stanford researchers takes a step towards changing that by investigating and demonstrating the unique qualities of feathered flight. On a superficial level, PigeonBot looks a bit, […]

The robot homecoming is upon us – TechCrunch

The robot homecoming is upon us – TechCrunch

Robots were everywhere at CES, as has been the case for at least a decade. But there’s a different tenor to the robots shown off at the recent annual consumer tech event: they’re designed for home use, and they’re shipping products, not just concepts intended strictly for trade show glam. Home robots have already had […]

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