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

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

A 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.” No information was provided about the deceased other than that they […]

A whole bunch of fannies – TechCrunch

A whole bunch of fannies – TechCrunch

It’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 and sometimes bum bag, because where you’re […]

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones – TechCrunch

FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones – TechCrunch

It’s perfectly natural for a red-blooded American to, once they have procured their first real drone, experiment with attaching a flame thrower to it. But it turns out that this harmless hobby is frowned upon by the biggest buzzkills in the world… the feds. Yes, the FAA has gone and published a notice that drones […]

Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop – TechCrunch

Reliability concerns raised over pi-top’s STEM learning laptop – TechCrunch

TechCrunch has learned of a safety issue and a number of product reliability questions being raised about a modular computer made by a London edtech startup that’s intended for children to learn coding and electronics. The product, called the pi-top 3, is a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop with a keyboard that slides out to access a […]

How Oculus squeezed sophisticated tracking into pipsqueak hardware – TechCrunch

How Oculus squeezed sophisticated tracking into pipsqueak hardware – TechCrunch

Making the VR experience simple and portable was the main goal of the Oculus Quest, and it definitely accomplishes that. But going from things in the room tracking your headset to your headset tracking things in the room was a complex process. I talked with Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer (“Schrep”) about the journey from “outside-in” […]

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