Technology Shows

Crunch Report

Crunch Report

Your daily round-up of the biggest TechCrunch stories and start-up news.
37 Videos
Tech Crunch
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
33 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
24 Videos
BBC Future
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
12 Videos
VPRO
HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
12 Videos
BBC Future
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
8 Videos
BBC
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Videos
BBC Future
Airport 24/7

Airport 24/7

Broadcasting live from Heathrow, this is the story of the world's busiest international airport operating at maximum capacity. It takes a workforce of nearly 77,000 - the size of a small city - to pull off this incredible daily task and Airport Live will be there to watch it happen.
4 Videos
BBC
Imagineering

Imagineering

Redesigning the everyday - BBC Future works with top designers to rethink common objects and offer 21st Century solutions.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Video
BBC
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future

Technology Videos

This Reality Does Not Exist: Trust in an Age of Synthetic Media with Alexei Efros (UC Berkeley) and

This Reality Does Not Exist: Trust in an Age of Synthetic Media with Alexei Efros (UC Berkeley) and

AI-based tools are proving capable of fabricating or modifying imagery and audio in ways that are nearly indistinguishable from reality. How can these systems and media be detected, and how can we trust anything when everything could be faked?
Tech Crunch
Greener Pastures with Colin Angle (iRobot)

Greener Pastures with Colin Angle (iRobot)

iRobot’s CEO will discuss the company’s work to make robots a household mainstay, from the Roomba to Terra, the new robotic lawnmower that was 12 years in the making.
Tech Crunch
What happens after the Industrial Robot-lution with Dr. Kiyonori Inaba (FANUC)

What happens after the Industrial Robot-lution with Dr. Kiyonori Inaba (FANUC)

Two centuries after the Industrial Revolution, robotics and deep learning are creating another paradigm shift in manufacturing. As more parts of production become automated, what will human workers gain and what will they lose?
Tech Crunch
Fireside Chat with Anthony Levandowski (Pronto.AI)

Fireside Chat with Anthony Levandowski (Pronto.AI)

Anthony Levandowski, the former star Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, is back with a new startup. TechCrunch sits down with Levandowski for a wide-ranging discussion o...
Tech Crunch
Building the Robots that Build with Noah Ready-Campbell (BUILT Robotics) and Saurabh Ladha (Doxel AI

Building the Robots that Build with Noah Ready-Campbell (BUILT Robotics) and Saurabh Ladha (Doxel AI

Can robots help us build structures faster, smarter, and cheaper? Built Robotics makes a self-driving excavator. Doxel develops a robot powered solution that uses computer vision to help track and monitor progress on job sites. We'll talk with the...
Tech Crunch
DEMO: Manmeet Maggu (Trexo Robotics)

DEMO: Manmeet Maggu (Trexo Robotics)

Trexo Robotics is on a mission to help children with disabilities walk. See the latest wearable robot from these researchers at the University of Toronto.
Tech Crunch
DEMO: Berkeley Skydeck (UC Berkeley)

DEMO: Berkeley Skydeck (UC Berkeley)

Caroline Winnett of Berkeley Skydeck introduces us to the latest creations from KiwiBot and Squishy Robotics
Tech Crunch
DEMO: Gui Cavalcanti (Breeze Automation)

DEMO: Gui Cavalcanti (Breeze Automation)

Leading roboticist Gui Cavalcanti, formerly of Megabots and Boston Dynamics, launches a new company, developing a soft robot for research and exploration.
Tech Crunch
Can’t We All Just Get Along? with Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), and Matt

Can’t We All Just Get Along? with Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley), Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva), and Matt

Robots and humans are working and living together more than ever, and that means we have to watch out for one another - literally.
Tech Crunch
Putting Drones to Work with Grant Canary (Droneseed) and Arnaud Thiercelin (DJI)

Putting Drones to Work with Grant Canary (Droneseed) and Arnaud Thiercelin (DJI)

Drones can be used for more than buzzing around the beach or recording weddings. In the last few years, we've seen drones that help stop poachers, deliver packages, inspect pipelines, and more. What's next?
Tech Crunch
DEMO: NVIDIA Robotics

DEMO: NVIDIA Robotics

NVIDIA’s VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay will showcase the company’s push to democratize robotics development. She will be joined by some of the company’s own robotic creations, including Kaya and Carter.
Tech Crunch
Artificial Intelligence: Minds, Economies and Systems that Learn with Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley) and

Artificial Intelligence: Minds, Economies and Systems that Learn with Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley) and

AI and robots are being adopted by industry after industry, ushering in a new era in technology and services — but one that needs to be built as it grows. Berkeley's Ken Goldberg and Michael Jordan discuss the advances that got us here and what co...
Tech Crunch
The Best Robots on Four Legs with Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics)

The Best Robots on Four Legs with Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics)

Boston Dynamics rocked the world with the robots like Big Dog, Cheetah and Atlas. As one of the company's latest creations SpotMini comes to market, CEO Marc Raibert will discuss the company's journey to productizing.
Tech Crunch
Why We'll Never Have the Perfect Controller

Why We'll Never Have the Perfect Controller

In the 30 years since the classic NES controller debuted, controller design has come a long way. Or has it? Controller designs aren’t only about ergonomics. They’re also sites of clashing philosophies, corporate rivalries, and the battle for the l...
Cheddar
Unfolding the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Unfolding the Samsung Galaxy Fold

After months of teasers and speculation, Samsung's foldable is finally here. But can the fold live up to the hype -- and the $2,000 price tag?
Tech Crunch
Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smartphone will be the first of many devices with flexible screens in the coming years, a company director has said. The Fold is the Korean technology giant's first major device to use folding screen technology and will g...
Press Association
'World's biggest plane' in numbers

'World's biggest plane' in numbers

A look at the figures behind the 'world's biggest plane'. Built by Stratolaunch, it took its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert in Los Angeles on April 13. The aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites.
Press Association
IAM Robotics puts a unique spin on warehouse automation

IAM Robotics puts a unique spin on warehouse automation

Before robots get to do the fun stuff, they’re going to be tasked with all of the things humans don’t want to do. It’s a driving tenet of automation -- developing robotics and AI designed to replace dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. It’s no surpris...
Tech Crunch
Deterrent bees in conservation

Deterrent bees in conservation

The elephant population in South Africa's Kruger National park is growing, and the big animals can be destructive. But like humans, elephants are afraid of bees. So one zoologist is testing whether the insects can ward off the hungry pachyderms.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket on April 11, and for the first time landed all three boosters. The Falcon Heavy thundered into the sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket's first paying customer.
Press Association
Uber Unveils Its Highly Anticipated IPO Filing

Uber Unveils Its Highly Anticipated IPO Filing

Uber officially filed paperwork with federal regulators on Thursday, giving investors a snapshot of the global ride hailing giant ahead of its debut on the public market this spring.
Cheddar
How Bossa Nova’s robots track inventory at Walmart stores

How Bossa Nova’s robots track inventory at Walmart stores

The Pittsburgh based startup pivoted from kids toys to inventory robots. Now they’re monitoring store shelves in 50 Walmart locations.
Tech Crunch
Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung CEO, DJ Koh launches two new handsets to join their Galaxy A range. The A80 and the A70. Both feature triple cameras on the rear and the A70 has waterdrop notch. The A80 is the first Galaxy device with an all-screen design.
Press Association
2mins
First image of a black hole revealed

First image of a black hole revealed

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
Press Association
Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
Press Association
3mins
How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

Charity workers have employed artificial intelligence experts to help bring to life a charity campaign featuring David Beckham, in which the former footballer "speaks" nine languages to draw attention to the illness.
Press Association
How San Francisco Tracks Its Homeless With An App

How San Francisco Tracks Its Homeless With An App

San Francisco is tracking its homeless... We take a look at why this is happening and if Is One System the future?
Cheddar
Why 3D Logos Fell Out of Favor Overnight

Why 3D Logos Fell Out of Favor Overnight

In the early 2000s, 3D logos and skeuomorphic designs were all the rage. But overnight, the whole world changed to 2D design.
Cheddar
Police Are Using "Reverse Search Warrants" To Get Your Location Data - Cheddar Sidebar

Police Are Using "Reverse Search Warrants" To Get Your Location Data - Cheddar Sidebar

Police have been asking Google to give them cellphone location data of people around crime scenes. Cheddar explains how police have been using the information, and why it might be a big privacy concern
Cheddar
Why Planes Still Have Ashtrays

Why Planes Still Have Ashtrays

Have you ever noticed planes still have ashtrays on board? There's a good reason why.
Cheddar
How The Microphone Changed The Way We Sing

How The Microphone Changed The Way We Sing

Ever wonder why some old songs sound outdated and others sound like timeless classics? Cheddar explains how the invention of the microphone changed the way vocalists sang love songs.
Cheddar
Wooden Skyscrapers Are On The Rise

Wooden Skyscrapers Are On The Rise

Timber buildings and timber construction are on the rise. So why, exactly, is timber the construction material of the future, and how can it safeguard against fire? Cheddar explains.
Cheddar
High School Robotics Team Builds Wheelchair for Disabled Toddler

High School Robotics Team Builds Wheelchair for Disabled Toddler

The robotics team at Farmington High School in Minnesota is used to out-engineering rival schools. But the team recently received a unique request: could the students build an electric wheelchair for a disabled two-year-old.
Cheddar
Habitat of white sharks revealed by animal-borne video

Habitat of white sharks revealed by animal-borne video

Animal-attached cameras with motion sensing dataloggers were used to reveal novel behaviours by white sharks in kelp forests. It was previously assumed these areas were inaccessible to these large predators.
Press Association
CMU builds a backpack with a robotic arm

CMU builds a backpack with a robotic arm

The latest invention out of Carnegie-Mellon's snake lab is an assistive robot arm mounted to a backpack.
Tech Crunch
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 4

Airport 24/7 - Episode 4

Dallas Campbell is at the controls of a flight simulator to see if he can land an A380.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 3

Airport 24/7 - Episode 3

Dallas Campbell looks at the hundreds of markings that must be painted on to every plane.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 2

Airport 24/7 - Episode 2

Following a shorthaul flight turnaround, with just 45 minutes from landing to take-off.
BBC
50mins
Airport 24/7 - Airport 24/7 - Episode 1

Airport 24/7 - Episode 1

An overview of Heathrow Airport and the scale of operations faced by air traffic control.
BBC
51mins
CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

The team is preparing for DARPA’s subterranean challenge in a Pennsylvania coal mine.
Tech Crunch
Everything Apple announced at its ‘Show Time’ event

Everything Apple announced at its ‘Show Time’ event

Apple made numerous announcements at a two-hour event, primarily focusing on its new premium media subscriptions. Don’t have time to catch up on all of it? Here are the highlights.
Tech Crunch
Apple unveils its subscription streaming service, Apple TV+

Apple unveils its subscription streaming service, Apple TV+

Apple has officially announced its streaming initiative, Apple TV+. CEO Tim Cook said this will be an ad-free subscription, with everything available for online and offline viewing, in more than 100 countries. It’s coming this fall, but Apple has...
Tech Crunch
Apple unveils TV streaming service to compete with Netflix

Apple unveils TV streaming service to compete with Netflix

Apple has announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix and Amazon and cable TV itself. Apple made the announcement at its Cupertino, California, headquarters.
Press Association
Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs - Billion Dollar Hippy

Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.
BBC
49mins
Scientists create particle robots like Prince of Wales' feared 'grey goo'

Scientists create particle robots like Prince of Wales' feared 'grey goo'

Scientists have developed cell-like robots that they compare to the 'grey goo' feared by the Prince of Wales.
Press Association
Meet the robots that help get your Amazon packages on time

Meet the robots that help get your Amazon packages on time

Up close with the robots that run Amazon's fulfillment centers.
Tech Crunch
UK's first driverless bus tested in Manchester

UK's first driverless bus tested in Manchester

Stagecoach trials the country's first single-deck autonomous bus at its depot in Manchester.
Press Association
The Tesla Model Y is a 300-mile-range Model 3 doppelgänger coming in fall 2020

The Tesla Model Y is a 300-mile-range Model 3 doppelgänger coming in fall 2020

The Model Y is a mid-sized all-electric vehicle that will start at $39,000 and is slated to hit the marketplace in fall 2020.
Tech Crunch