Join us for a live Q&A with Plaid CEO Zach Perret June 18 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT

Extra Crunch Live, TechCrunch’s chat series for Extra Crunch members, is tacking toward founders after bringing on a host of investors: on Thursday, June 18, Plaid CEO Zach Perret will join us for a conversation. Plaid, known for APIs that connect fintech applications with users’ bank accounts, came to prominence in late 2018 when it …

Take Facebook money and get cloned

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a pretty busy week on the show we’re here with our regular Friday episode, which means lots of venture rounds and new venture capital funds to dig into. Thankfully we had our full contingent on hand: Danny …

Early Adopter’s Guide- Comet Lake CPUs and 400 Series Motherboards

Intels new 10th Generation CPUs and 400 Series Motherboards have just been released, and are in early testing stages. If you’re building a CustoMac, Intel’s 9th Generation CPUs and 300 Series Motherboards is the current established recommendation for well documented compatibility. Please refer to the current Buyer’s Guide.

You can block YouTube ads by adding one symbol to the URL. ‘With great power…’

Credit: Justin Duino / Android Authority A redditor posted a neat trick that allows you to easily block YouTube ads. All you need to do is add a period after the “.com” of a video URL. However, this new power should be used responsibly. Earlier this week, a redditor within the /r/webdev sub posted an …

We asked, you told us: Ads in One UI would stop you buying Samsung phones

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority While advertisements are what keep the web up and running, there aren’t too many people out there who like them. Thankfully, we can easily get a respite from ads by using our phones, most of which are ad-free (except for in browsers and apps). However, some companies put ads …

FBI warns of rising mobile bank fraud

Credit: John Dye / Android Authority On June 10, the FBI issued a public service announcement identifying a rising trend of mobile exploits. Specifically, they anticipate a spike in cyber actors using app-based banking trojans, fake apps, and other financial vulnerabilities. Context We’ve become so used to mobile devices being an extension of our real …

What we want to see from the Sony WH-1000XM4

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority The Sony WH-1000XM4 has already had its fair share of leaks, but what do we consumers actually want from Sony’s next-generation active noise-cancelling (ANC) headset? We know what to expect: longer battery life due to more efficient power consumption and more effective ANC, but let’s play around and decide …

Everything you need to know about the Sony PlayStation 5 reveal event

Sony is set to kick off the next generation of video game consoles with the reveal of a bunch of goodies at its PlayStation 5 event. While we’re not sure if the event will just feature the games we can expect to see on the console or information about the hardware itself, we’ll be tuned …

Here’s a list of phones that can run Android 11 beta (Update: OnePlus 8 now)

Update, June 11, 2020 (12:45 PM ET): As of right now, recent Google Pixel devices are the only official phones that support the Android 11 beta. However, you can now download installation files to install the beta on your OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro. The official announcement of support from OnePlus will likely come …