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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a secret car wash mode - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:40
Here's one gee-whiz feature that's actually pretty cool.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS packs mild-hybrid power and oodles of luxury - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:40
Mercedes' fullsize SUV makes its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz's EQC Edition 1886 goes heavy on creature comforts

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:40
It's no surprise Mercedes has been planning to produce its own all-electric vehicle -- the storied carmaker revealed its plans in 2016 and started candidly talking about its new EQC crossover last year. While we won't be able to slip behind the wheel...

T-Mobile and Comcast will label authentic calls to fight spam

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:37
In an attempt to fight robocalls, T-Mobile and Comcast are teaming up to bring their customers call verification. The carriers will use the STIR/SHAKEN protocol to label authentic numbers, so users will know they're not receiving a spam call. The cat...

Toyota's 2020 Highlander approaches the pinnacle of SUV practicality

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:35
If you're in the US and mulling a new car purchase, there's a pretty strong chance you're considering an SUV. Fair enough: Americans are pretty much over sedans at this point. In any case, Toyota has a refreshed version of its popular Highlander that...

Lyft reportedly limits employees' access to customer data - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:31
It's apparently tweaking access after investigating a 2018 that workers were looking up the trip data of ex-partners and celebrities.

Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

TechCrunch - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:06

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, UK on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun, garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene.

TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside new ‘tech, culture & society’ event creator The Pathfounder.

Here’s how to enter and be considered for the awards.

You can nominate a startup, accelerator or venture investor which you think deserves to be recognized for their achievements in the last 12 months.

*** The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2019. ***

For the 2019 awards, we’ve overhauled the categories to a set that we believe better reflects the range of innovation, diversity and ambition we see in the European startups being built and launched today. There are now 20 categories including new additions to cover AgTech / FoodTech, SpaceTech, GovTech and Mobility Tech.

Attendees, nominees and winners will get discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin, later this year.

The Europas “Diversity Pass”

We’d like to encourage more diversity in tech! That’s why, for the upcoming invitation-only “Pathfounder” event held on the afternoon before The Europas Awards, we’ve reserved a tranche of free tickets to ensure that we include more women and people of colour who are “pre-seed” or “seed stage” tech startup founders to join us. If you are a woman or a person of colour, apply here for a chance to be considered for one of the limited free diversity passes to the event.

The Pathfounder event will feature premium content and invitees, designed be a ‘fast download’ into the London tech scene for European founders looking to raise money or re-locate to London.

The Europas Awards

The Europas Awards results are based on voting by expert judges and the industry itself.

But key to it is that there are no “off-limits areas” at The Europas, so attendees can mingle easily with VIPs.

The complete list of categories is here:

  1. AgTech / FoodTech
  2. CleanTech
  3. Cyber
  4. EdTech
  5. FashTech
  6. FinTech
  7. Public, Civic and GovTech
  8. HealthTech
  9. MadTech (AdTech / MarTech)
  10. Mobility Tech
  11. PropTech
  12. RetailTech
  13. Saas/Enterprise or B2B
  14. SpaceTech
  15. Tech for Good
  16. Hottest Blockchain Project
  17. Hottest Blockchain Investor
  18. Hottest VC Fund
  19. Hottest Seed Fund
  20. Grand Prix
    Timeline of The Europas Awards deadlines:

* 6 March 2019 – Submissions open
* 1 May 2019 – Submissions close
* 10 May 2019 – Public voting begins
* 18 June 2019 – Public voting ends
* 27 June 2019 – Awards Bash

Amazing networking

We’re also shaking up the awards dinner itself. Instead of a sit-down gala dinner, we’ve taken on your feedback for more opportunities to network. Our awards ceremony this year will be in the setting of a garden lawn party where you’ll be able to meet and mingle more easily with free-flowing drinks and a wide-selection of street food (including vegetarian/vegan). The ceremony itself will last approximately 75 minutes, with the rest of the time dedicated to networking. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact

Instead of thousands and thousands of people, think of a great summer event with the most interesting and useful people in the industry, including key investors and leading entrepreneurs.

The Europas Awards have been going for the last ten years and we’re the only independent and editorially driven event to recognise the European tech startup scene. The winners have been featured in Reuters, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Forbes,, The Memo, Smart Company, Cnet, many others and of course, TechCrunch.

• No secret VIP rooms, which means you get to interact with the Speakers

• Key Founders and investors attending

• Journalists from major tech titles, newspapers and business broadcasters

Meet the first set of our 20 judges:

Brent Hoberman
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Founders Factory

Videesha Böckle
Founding Partner
signals Venture Capital

Bindi Karia
Innovation Expert + Advisor, Investor
Bindi Ventures

Christian Hernandez
Christian Hernandez Gallardo
Co-Founder and Venture Partner at White Star Capital

Jaguar's electric I-Pace takes the World Car of the Year award

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:00
Unlike your typical "car of the year" award, the World Car Awards (of which I'm a juror) are voted on by 86 automotive journalists from over 20 countries that write for publications that span the globe. This year those reporters drove an impressive a...

Let the Roborock S5 sweep and mop your floors for $416 (save $154) - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:55
A huge discount on one of the top-rated robo-vacs. Plus: Save on a SimpliSafe home-security system and get a free camera!

Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:54
If you're looking to voice-enable several rooms in your home, Amazon and Best Buy are selling three-packs of Echo Dots at a nice discount.

LinkedIn is shutting down its Job Search app in May - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:53
The features will be available in the main LinkedIn app.

Google's VR painting app is coming to Oculus Quest

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:47
Google's Tilt Brush is available on multiple platforms, but there's been one common limitation: you've had to use a wired VR headset, which puts a damper on your creative freedom. Those cords won't be a problem soon. Google has revealed that it's b...

Jaguar I-Pace cleans up at 2019 World Car Awards - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:44
Jaguar's electric crossover took home three awards at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback completes the Mazda merge - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:43
Now, the entire Yaris lineup is Mazda-derived.

Anker Roav Bolt is Google's push to bring Assistant to cars - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:39
The device is like a Google Home Mini for your car.

Nikola's new zero-emissions vehicles include a jet ski and a dune buggy

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:31
Nikola isn't messing around when it comes to its vision of a zero-emission future -- at this year's Nikola World event in Arizona the company unveiled no less than five clean vehicles, including the much-anticipated fully electric semi-trucks, Nikola...

Microsoft didn't want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:20
When it comes to facial recognition, it seems Microsoft truly has been trying to do good. Company president Brad Smith has revealed that the tech giant recently turned down a request from law enforcement to equip officers' cars and body cameras with...

The 2020 Toyota Highlander gets a new platform, new tech and new drivetrains - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:17
Toyota's long-serving people carrier is sure to be a people pleaser in its latest incarnation.

The Pixel 3 can automatically take your 'best' selfie

Engadget - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:11
For its latest AI-powered trick, the Pixel 3 identifies your expressions to automatically snap selfies. Courtesy of an update to the front-facing camera's Photobooth mode, Google's flagship can capture shots when you're smiling, kissing/pouting, stic...

T-Mobile, Comcast launch cross-network anti-robocall feature - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:00
The feature uses the Stir/Shaken caller ID technology.