Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport...

Matterport, a provider of 3D image capture technology, has named former eBay chief product officer RJ Pittman as its new chief executive. Pittman will take the reins from former chief executive...

Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing – TechCrunch

Headphone maker Sennheiser has patched its software after the company admitted a serious vulnerability that made it easy for hackers to impersonate any website — even encrypted pages. The software,...

Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech – TechCrunch

Microsoft is readying its HoloLens augmented reality tech for combat. The company just won a $480 million military contract with the U.S. government to bring AR headset tech into...

Microsoft is putting HoloLens to work with new Dynamics 365 applications – TechCrunch

Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses have always been interesting technology, but it’s never been clear how the company would move from novelty device to actual viable business use cases. Today,...

Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project – TechCrunch

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane,...

Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts – TechCrunch

By now you’ve probably heard of the Defense Department’s massive winner-take-all $10 billion cloud contract dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short).Star Wars references aside, this contract...

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year...

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost...

Microsoft acquires Lobe, a drag-and-drop AI tool – TechCrunch

Microsoft today announced that is has acquired Lobe, a startup that lets you build machine learning models with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface. Microsoft plans to use...

Security flaw in ‘nearly all’ modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data – TechCrunch

A firmware bug means existing security measures "aren't enough to protect data in lost of stolen laptops," say new security research. Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / 8 hours Most modern computers, even devices with...

Microsoft’s next big Surface event is October 2 – TechCrunch

’Tis the season for hardware events. First Apple, then Google and now Microsoft all have big announcements on tap for the next month or so. Details are light on this...