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NASA collected a sample from an asteroid for the first time — here’s why it matters

The OSIRIS-REx mission, launched in 2016, has collected as much as several hundred grams of asteroid material, which could help scientists understand the earliest stages of the Solar System.

Apple’s new software is widgets all the way down

Plus, in this week’s Installer: new Amazon and Microsoft gear, DALL-E 3, smart homes, and flight apps.

The iPhone 15 Pro is teaching me to embrace digital zoom

With new crop options and processing upgrades, digital zoom is finally worth your time.


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Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max review: by the numbers

Apple didn’t choose the USB-C life, but boy are we glad it got here anyway.

Microsoft’s Surface and AI event: all the news and announcements

Microsoft’s big Windows and Surface event focused on its AI vision of the future.

The winners and losers in Instacart’s IPO

A lesson in timing. Also: Microsoft’s big leak, and Google’s dirty laundry.

Apple’s faster Haptic Touch is as close to a 3D Touch comeback as we’re gonna get

A new accessibility setting in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 makes the long-press much more responsive and efficient.

Climate Week NYC: news and protests surrounding the UN Climate Ambition Summit

Hundreds of governments and thousands of protesters descended upon New York City this week to ramp up action on climate change.

A first look at Microsoft’s upgraded Surface Laptop Studio 2

The biggest changes to Microsoft’s high-end laptop are on the inside — but the device itself still looks good.

Microsoft Surface event: the 6 biggest announcements

Here’s a roundup of all the news from Microsoft’s September event.


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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds review: still great but a questionable ‘upgrade’

Spatial audio and voice call improvements are the main new features, but these earbuds are largely identical to last year’s QuietComfort Earbuds II otherwise.

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally where it should have been from the start

Cyberpunk 2077 still has its issues, but with update 2.0 and the new Phantom Liberty expansion, it’s much better now.

This $459 Bambu A1 Mini is almost the ‘easy button’ of 3D printers

Hands-on: Bambu’s first mini might show the future of consumer 3D printing.


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Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 review: small but smart improvements

Iterative updates aren’t flashy, but these smartwatches are mainly for folks who don’t have Apple Watches yet.

Xbox leak: new Xbox Series X design, next-gen in 2028, and more

A huge amount of unredacted Microsoft emails and documents have leaked online.

After 10 years covering startups, former TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino tells us what’s next

It’s been a rocky and chaotic decade — and now digital media is on the brink of yet another existential crisis thanks to generative AI.

Dough doesn’t pass the smell test

Eve, the monitor and tablet company that some accuse of walking away with their money, hasn’t fixed its reputation.

What’s next for Windows and Surface without Panos Panay?

There’s a major shakeup atop the Surface line as Microsoft starts looking more toward AI.

The best laptop you can buy in 2023

The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines

The cable bundle of the future is officially here

Disney and Charter’s historic agreement has introduced a new kind of cable bundle, and it could be the thing that saves cable TV... or destroys it.

US v. Google: all the news from the search antitrust showdown

One of the biggest tech antitrust trials since the US took on Microsoft is underway.



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Sonos Move 2 review: a slam-dunk sequel

With stereo sound, twice the battery life, and line-in playback, the Move 2 improves upon the original at every turn — unless you need Google Assistant.

How to reinvent your phone without buying a new one

Plus, in this week’s Installer: impulse-buy earbuds, Elon Musk, and better movie reviews.

Everything you need to know about switching to USB-C

For those planning to preorder the iPhone 15 but aren’t sure about what the switch from Apple’s Lighting port to USB-C entails, we’ve got you covered.

Lightning was great, actually

It’s time to retire Lightning, but it had a very good run.

The chaos at Unity

One of the gaming industry’s most important players is feeling the heat after a controversial business change. Plus: layoff fears inside Epic Games, and US versus Google kicks off.

Nintendo Direct September 2023: all the news and trailers

Nintendo shared ‘roughly’ 40 minutes of information about games coming to Switch this winter.

‘Bodies on the line’: why climate protesters risked arrest to block BlackRock

Demonstrators blocked traffic outside the entrance to BlackRock headquarters ahead of a key climate summit in New York City.

Here’s why Apple put a Thread radio in the iPhone 15 Pro

Yes, Thread has some cool smart home uses, but the wireless protocol could also replace Bluetooth in other parts of Apple’s ecosystem.

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max hands-on

The high-end iPhones still look like iPhones, but this is no warmed-over iPhone 14 Pro. It has new buttons, new ports, and a new body.

iPhone 15 event: all the news on Apple’s new phones

Here’s the latest from Apple’s iPhone 15 event.


More than Sally Ride: Loren Grush explains how NASA’s first women astronauts changed space

In the 1980s, NASA wanted space to become a booming business — and the first six women astronauts were meant to help get it off the ground.

How to watch Apple’s iPhone 15 event (and what to expect from the new phones)

The launch of the iPhone 15 is right around the corner — here’s what you should know.

VPNs, Verizon, and Instagram Reels: how students are getting around the TikTok ban

State universities across the US are banning TikTok on their campus networks. Students are not at all concerned.

Roblox’s new AI chatbot will help you build virtual worlds

Roblox’s new AI assistant is one of a few new AI tools from the company.

13 movies we can’t wait to check out at TIFF 2023

The festival is led by Studio Ghibli’s The Boy and the Heron, but there will be plenty more to see when things kick off in Toronto on September 7th.


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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT review: a nudge into the 1440p era

AMD’s latest GPUs will put even more pressure on Nvidia’s RTX 40-series pricing.