Very spicy - FML

Today, my boyfriend and I cooked a spicy green curry for dinner. Later that night, things got a little bit 'spicy' in his bedroom. Turns out he still had chili on his fingers from cooking. I am burning inside. FML

Watch LG’s CES press conference live right here
Romain Dillet

LG is opening the show with its CES press conference. Many consumer electronics companies are going to show us their new and shiny products all day long. And LG is starting at 8 AM Pacific, 11 AM Eastern, 2 PM in London. You can expect new TVs (4K? 8K? The sky is the limit), new […]

Nvidia’s new 360Hz G-Sync displays are tailor-made for esports
Darrell Etherington

Nvidia has developed new technology that enables 360Hz refresh rates on PC displays, achieving unprecedented responsiveness that’s perfectly suited to esports, where any advances in terms of refresh speeds can translate to improved performance during play. Nvidia’s new G-sync tech that delivers the 360Hz refresh speeds will be coming to market first through a partnership […]

I am very hungry - FML

Today, a bird flew into the workshop where I work, gave itself a tour of the place, then promptly pooped on my lunch and left. FML

Long wait - FML

Today, on my way for a vacation, my car started misfiring, so I called a tow truck. 40 minutes later the tow truck arrived. He then said that he had just gotten another priority call, so he was leaving and someone would be back in another hour to get us. FML

Single shot - FML

Today, I farted so loudly in bed and I woke up my husband. Startled, he thought that someone was entered in our room and fired a shot. FML

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke
Ingrid Lunden

The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out. TechCrunch has learned that pot delivery middleman Eaze has seen unannounced layoffs, and its depleted cash reserves threaten its ability to make payroll or settle its AWS bill. Eaze was forced to raise a bridge round to keep […]

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019
Josh Constine

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, […]

He does not care - FML

Today, my husband came home with a snake. I'm terrified of snakes. He made me hold it and it bit me. I am in the hospital, and he is still keeping the snake. FML

Best words - FML

Today, my boyfriend of 3 years got down on one knee and asked those words all girls love to hear "would you do me the honor of performing fellatio on me"? with a Lifesavers gummy ring. FML

Fujifilm’s X100V strengthens the case for owning a compact camera
Devin Coldewey

The cameras on our phones are getting good enough that it's becoming hard to justify having a dedicated picture-taking device. Fujifilm's X100 series has always made one of the strongest cases for it, however, and the latest iteration makes it more convincing than ever.

Don't care - FML

Today, I realized that I'm a horrible uncle, I have two nephews and I don't know their age nor birthday. They are twins. FML

I did it - FML

Today, my girlfriend and I were having sex. Everything was going great until I noticed a small blinking light on my shelf. It turns out that it was a camera. My mom put it there to make sure I cleaned my room. She saw the whole thing. FML

Go back a long way

Do you know the English expression “to go back a long way“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Mary: How long have you known Claire? Andrea: Since primary school. We go back a long way. Does it mean: a) to like someone b) to be friends with someone c) to have known … Continue reading Go back a long way

レッスン 16: どちらからいらっしゃいました?
英語を学ぼう (レベル 1)

The News のレポーター、アンナはワシントンを訪れる人々にインタビューをします。いろいろな国から来た、いろいろな言葉を話す人達が登場します。

Confinement's gonna be fun - FML

Today, I left the house to get groceries. My parents asked me where I was going and how long I would be gone for. Thinking they were just being inquisitive parents, I ignored them. I got home 20 minutes later to them having sex. FML

Stand on (one’s) own two feet

Do you know the English expression “to stand on (one’s) own two feet“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Neil: Do you still give your son money? Abby: No, he is working now. He has to stand on his own two feet. Does it mean: a) stand up b) be independent c) … Continue reading Stand on (one’s) own two feet


Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2)
Arman Tabatabai

The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that sit amongst the world’s most influential real estate companies. Emerging technologies and growing capabilities across machine […]

'フェース・ブラインド' 顔を思い出せない人々

フェース・ブラインド (顔を認識できない脳の後遺症) に苦しむ人々がいます。ひどい場合には、集合写真中の自分の子供をも見つけられません。ダートマス大学での研究によると、この症例は以前知られていたよりも多いことが分かりました。

Have a heart of….

Can you complete this English expression? It means “to be very kind and generous. Have a heart of….. a) silver b) diamonds c) gold d) generous The answer is below!↓   Answer: c) gold Have a heart of gold

Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation
Ingrid Lunden

More than $1 trillion is spent by enterprises annually on “digital transformation” — the investments that organizations make to update their IT systems to get more out of them and reduce costs — and today one of the bigger startups that’s built a platform to help get the ball rolling is announcing a huge round […]

Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce
Anthony Ha

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. TikTok tests social commerce The short-form video app said it’s allowing some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any […]

[Easy English Blog] Studying languages

I love studying languages. My plan this year was to study Chinese, French and Russian, but I have changed my mind. I think it is better for me to focus on one language at a time. So I decided to focus on Chinese and try to pass the HSK level 3 exam. I think focussing … Continue reading [Easy English Blog] Studying languages

Steer clear of (something/someone)

Do you know the English expression “to steer clear of (something/someone)”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Andy: You should steer clear of the boss today. She’s in a bad mood. Francis: OK, thanks for letting me know. Does it mean: a) be nice b) avoid c) ignore d) be polite The … Continue reading Steer clear of (something/someone)

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Carolina Brochado is coming to Disrupt Berlin
Romain Dillet

SoftBank’s Vision Fund has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to tech startup investment. And that’s why I’m excited to announce that SoftBank Vision Fund investment director Carolina Brochado is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Carolina Brochado isn’t a newcomer when it comes to VC investment. She’s worked for years at Atomico in […]

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning
Devin Coldewey

The 11th mission for Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Tuesday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students, and research organizations around the world. You'll be able to watch the launch live tomorrow at about 6 AM Pacific time.

Apple’s Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage
Matthew Panzarino

Apple is making its Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display available in December, it announced today. The machine was announced earlier this year but no availability window had been set. In addition to the previously announced specs, Apple also noted that it would be able to be ordered with up to an 8TB SSD. Apple’s […]

Mess around

Do you know the English expression “to mess around“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Kelly: I hate working with Julie. She is always messing around. Natalie: I know. She never does anything seriously. Does it mean: a) annoy people b) make a mess and not do something seriously c) make a … Continue reading Mess around

Maternal monitoring - FML

Today, I learned the hard way that my parents leave the baby monitor in my room when my boyfriend stays over. FML