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  • Eyeing vision-based autonomy for farm equipment, Bonsai Robotics raises $10.5M

    One can’t accuse Bonsai Robotics of lacking focus. The Bay Area-based firm is starting with trees – specifically nut trees. Like most labor-intensive sectors these days, farms have suffered from a profound lack of available workers, so the startup had began striking deals with OEMs to outfit heavy farming equipment with its vision-based autonomy. This…

  • ‘All of Us Strangers’ review: Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal lead the hottest, saddest movie this year.

    A film of tremendous emotional weight and splendid cinematic textures, Andrew Haigh’s eerie romantic drama All of Us Strangers is a personal, painful trip through time. A story of regrets and intimate fantasies, it stars powerhouse Irish actors Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal as Adam and Harry, a pair of queer English neighbors in metropolitan…

  • How to raise a Series A in today’s market

    If you’re an early-stage founder, the crazy days of 2021 are a distant memory. Money is tight, and the process of getting more is as unsettled as ever. The past few tumultuous years have tossed out the milestones that defined previous Series A benchmarks. But that doesn’t mean the game is lost. At this year’s…

  • Why we’re seeing so many seed-stage deals in fintech

    Welcome back to The Interchange, where we take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. If you want to receive The Interchange directly in your inbox every Sunday, head here to sign up! It was a relatively quiet week in fintech startup land, so we took the time to scrutinize where we’re seeing…

  • How AI is widening accessibility gaps for Indigenous communities

    The global arena of AI design and implementation continues to diversify, with flourishing interest in user-friendly generative AI leading its growth. Still incubating: AI’s role in furthering accessible spaces, both online and off. Meggan Van Harten is a strategic leader and partner at Design de Plume, an Indigenous-owned, women-led creative agency based in Canada. Design…

  • The greatest queer horror films now streaming

    There’s a reason the queer community loves horror. Sure, the spooks and campy thrills are fun, but as a genre, horror has long been a ripe territory for metaphor, and for exploring the dark and fantastical sides of otherness that’s so inherent to many queer and trans experiences. Queerness has been all over the history…

  • Everything to know before seeing ‘The Exorcist: Believer’

    There are demons, and there are demons. While the horror genre is rife with possession films, and many of them are definitely worth watching (hello, Evil Dead!), few have matched the level of fear and originality, not to mention the overall quality, of the series that first put white eyes, a growling voice, and pea…

  • Tinder goes ultra-premium, Amazon invests in Anthropic and Apple explains its new AirPods

    It’s that time of the week again, folks — time for Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s newsletter that recaps the past few days in tech. The news cycle never sleeps, and it’s exhausting — this reporter knows all too well. But fortunately, neither does WiR. Our curated list of the top stories this week will…

  • Everything you need to know about X CEO Linda Yaccarino’s disastrous interview

    Linda Yaccarino, the CEO of social media platform X, was the headline guest at Vox Media’s Code 2023 event earlier this week. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin interviewed Elon Musk’s handpicked CEO, who is tasked with bringing advertisers back to the platform formerly known as Twitter. As you may have seen, thanks to all the social media…

  • Egofit Walker Plus-M1T under-desk treadmill review

    As someone who works from home, I’m no stranger to the fatigue that comes from sitting at a desk all day while daydreaming of riding a bike or running in direct sunshine. I try to stay as active as possible in my life (by working out five to six times a week, for instance, and…

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