Hardware Category

April 6, 2019

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location. Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). But the atomic clocks on satellites are set to GPS time. The […]

April 4, 2019

Daily Crunch: Apple cuts HomePod prices

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s HomePod gets a $50 price cut Announced in mid-2017 and released in early 2018, the Siri-powered product brought a very […]

April 4, 2019

Pi Charging rebrands as Spansive, opens up to partners but drops plans for its own padless wireless charger

Pi Charging is changing course and changing names. It’ll now be known as Spansive. As Pi, the company had been working on a cone-shaped wireless charger that would sit on a desk and allow the user to charge devices placed within about 12 inches in any direction. It would require a case to work with […]