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USB-C Apple iPhone•
One of the most demanded iPhone 14 features is for Apple to abandon its proprietary Lightning Port in favor of the industry-standard USB-C (though Lightning certainly has its fans too). And maybe this demand isn't as outlandish as we'd previously heard. Prolific analyst Ming-Chi Kuo , who frequently makes accurate Apple predictions, has said that the iPhone 15 could make the move from Lightning t

China Starlink Ukraine•
2KWired / 19h
Elon Musk’s intervention demonstrates how satellite internet could route around war or censorship far beyond Ukraine.

Southwest Airlines WiFi•
Power outlets for personal devices. Better inflight Wi-Fi. Bigger overhead bins for carry-on luggage. Southwest Airlines pledged to make the inflight experience better for travelers on Wednesday, unveiling what it said is a $2 billion plan to “transform the customer experience.” “We have a great product combined with terrific employees delivering terrific service, but there is a lot that we can c

Affordable mirrorless cameras have been on tech's endangered species list for the past few years, but it looks like Canon is finally coming to the rescue in WWF-style fashion. If the rumors are true, it's about to launch two new cameras – the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 – plus some new lenses, all of which will be aimed at hobbyist photographers. For the many of us with increasingly tight purse stri

Cryptocurrency startup BVNK (pronounced ‘bee-vee-en-kay’) has closed a $40 million Series A funding round at a $340 million post-money valuation. Interestingly, Tiger Global is leading the round despite being in the news because they’ve experienced a $17 billion loss during this year’s tech stock sell-off. Other investors in today’s funding round include The Raba Partnership, Avenir, Kingsway Cap

Court Texas Twitter•
Engadget / 32min
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has paused the temporary injunction on controversial law HB 20, which another court blocked from taking effect last year. As Houston Public Media notes, the state introduced HB 20 last year after high-profile conservatives, including Donald Trump , were blocked on social media websites. Under the law, users will be able to sue large social media platforms with

After a year of turmoil, the company said it plans to test the waters on Wall Street despite investors’ cooling on technology stocks.

One of the highlights of Google IO 2022 was the long-awaited unveiling of the Google Pixel Watch . Or at least an extended tease. Google hasn’t revealed everything about the wearable, but much of what it has said is worth getting excited about – with baked-in Fitbit tech being a highlight. But something less positive was also revealed – it’s not compatible with iPhones. That means if you have an

Musk SEC Twitter Stake•
Elon Musk is reportedly being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over failure to disclose his significant purchase of Twitter stocks within the mandated time frame. According to The Wall Street Journal , this delay may have saved him over $143 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that Tesla's CEO and Twitter's imminent owner is in trouble with the SEC yet again , with the

There’s no lack of startups around the world trying to make industrial activities more efficient with artificial intelligence. Some invent robots to assist or replace manual labor, while others use machine learning to help businesses discover insights. Synergies Intelligent Systems falls into the second category. Michael Chang founded Synergies in 2016 in Boston to provide easy-to-use AI-powered

TL;DR: The Complete 2022 Agile and DevOps Certification Training Bundle is on sale for £39.09, saving you 97% on list price. From Agile to DevOps, understanding and employing project management techniques can truly transform business operations. There’s a reason project managers get paid the big bucks, after all. While anyone can tackle project management tools and techniques, there’s more to it

Milky Way Black Hole•
The Event Horizon Telescope reaches again for a glimpse of the “unseeable.”

Saudi Arabian energy giant Aramco has taken the top spot amid a broad sell-off of technology stocks.

YL Ventures Israeli•
It used to be that venture capitalists couldn’t sell their stake in a portfolio company before it sold or went public without raising questions about the outfit’s prospects. As startups began staying private longer, VCs and management teams grew more comfortable with selling some of their holdings to new investors, but many VCs are likely right now wishing they’d sold even more over the last year

Google teased an upcoming Pixel tablet during its I/O 2022 event, something that'll join Android 13 in revitalizing the Android tablet market.

The COVID-19 booster shots are widely available in the U.S., and the FDA says it's okay to "mix and match" them - in fact, that may be the better option.

Despite the fact that security technologies continue to improve, phishing persistently remains a threat which is why Google has announced several ways it plans to combat phishing at Google I/O 2022 . To protect its users against phishing attacks, the search giant is scaling phishing protections to Google Docs , Sheets and Slides while also continuing to auto enroll users in 2-Step Verification. S

Today Wordle May 12 2022•
Thursday! What a concept! And what a wonderful day to Wordle . If you're stuck on today's Wordle and need a puzzle buddy, you're in the right place. We've put together some (hopefully) helpful tips, clues for today's word, and the Wordle answer for game #327, which you can find way down the bottom of the page. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Wordle was created by Josh Wardle , a former Redd

Google has officially launched the Pixel 6a, the cheaper version of its flagship Pixel 6 phone. There's a lot to like about this model beyond its price tag.

Texas Law Twitter Facebook•
100+TechCrunch / 5h
A controversial Texas law that would open social media companies up to lawsuits from aggrieved users just notched a surprise win. A trio of federal appeals court judges issued the ruling Wednesday, which pauses a temporary injunction that blocked the law from taking effect last year. The law, HB 20 , would prohibit tech platforms from removing or restricting content based on “the viewpoint of the

Facebook’s pivot to the metaverse continues to be messy. Meta’s Reality Labs division, home to its hardware efforts and other metaverse initiatives, will be cutting some of its projects, according to Reuters . It’s not clear which projects will be affected, but Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth reportedly told employees the company is no longer able to afford some of the work it had once planned, and some

Singapore Startup Raises•
Good Startup founders Gautam Godhwani and Jayesh Parekh Good Startup , a Singapore-based venture capital firm focused on alternative protein, has closed its latest fund. Consisting of $34 million, the new fund, called Good Protein Fund I, included participation from Vinmar International founder and chairman Vijay Goradia; former head of finance and strategy for Fidelity Investments Harris Komisha

Zeals , a Tokyo-based startup that lets businesses communicate with their customers via its chat application, said Thursday it has secured $27.2 million (3.5 billion yen) in equity and $11.6 million (1.5 billion yen) in debt. The latest round brings its total funding raised to $41.4 million, the company said without disclosing its valuation. JIC Venture Growth Investments led the Series E equity

OpenSea NFT Verification•
OpenSea is putting in place a new system to spot NFT fakes and verify accounts, in an effort to cut down on the industry’s growing fraud problem . In a couple of blog posts , the NFT marketplace detailed what changes users can expect, including opening up verification to more users, automated and human-assisted removal of so-called “copymints” or fake copies of authentic NFTs and changes to how c

Here’s a bit of incredibly cool news to end your day: the introduction of Escapade, a new Marvel superhero from the mind of io9 co-founder and award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders . The beginning of Escapade’s journey begins in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 which follows the young superhero’s career as a thief and… Read more...

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed that federal funding be provided to equip school buses with Wi-Fi, potentially closing the homework gap by that much more. I don’t know if any kids are going to do any work at 7:20 in the morning or right after the last bell has rung, but it certainly can’t hurt. The proposal would allow the use of E-rate program funds, generally set aside for school tec

Disney Netflix Subscribers•
The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2022, announcing a 7.9 million increase of subscribers for Disney+, which brings the total to 137.9 million subs. This was ahead of analyst forecasts of 5.2 million new subscribers and follows a tough quarter for its streaming rival Netflix, which recently reported a loss of 200,000 subs and predicted a 2 milli

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Opening this summer as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind . Inspired by the James Gunn-helmed Guardians of the Galaxy movies—part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise—this new attraction is the first story-driven roller coaster inside of Epcot. And thankfully,… Read more...

Though pop-ups are usually a nuisance, there are some cases where you may need to access one. If you're on an Apple mobile device, doing so is very simple.


Abbott FDA Formula•
Enlarge / A nearly empty baby formula display shelf is seen at a Walgreens pharmacy on May 9, 2022 in New York City. (credit: Getty | China News Service ) Shortages of infant and specialty formulas continue to worsen in the US, with the national out-of-stock rate hitting a high of 43 percent in the first week of May, according to data released this week from Datasembly , which tracks retail infor

Amazon Ford Rivian•
Rivian saw its first-quarter losses widen nearly fourfold as the EV maker burned through cash battling supply chain constraints and production bottlenecks to bring its electric vehicles to market. Rivian, which is now delivering its R1T pickup and R1S SUV to consumers and EDV commercial electric van to Amazon, reported net losses of $1.59 billion in the first quarter, compared with $414 million i

2 TTPs•
Npm JavaScript German
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) A backdoor that researchers found hiding inside open source code targeting four German companies was the work of a professional penetration tester. The tester was checking clients’ resilience against a new class of attacks that exploits public repositories used by millions of software projects worldwide. But it could have been bad. Very bad. Dependency confusion is

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here . It’s Wednesday, May 11, aka the start of GooglePalooza, which the company insists on referring to as the far less entertaining “ Google I/O 2022 .” Our “GoogleCrunch team” has prepared a bevy of stories on Google’s hardware and software lineup, including Pixel Watch

Though Steam is most commonly used on PCs, it's also available on Mac...and it doesn't always work perfectly. If you're having issues, here's the ideal fix.

We cannot get enough of the low-cost flights to newly opened Australia and New Zealand . While the prices on today’s deal aren’t quite as cheap as the deals we saw before the pandemic, round-trip flights to each country for less than $1,000 are worth celebrating. Some are even nonstop. These deals are particularly beneficial for those looking to travel this year. For more TPG news delivered each

United first unveiled its Polaris business-class product in 2016, and the airline has since made significant progress in retrofitting its international fleet with these top-notch cabins. Now, as the Chicago-based carrier launches its largest-ever transatlantic network expansion , it has some welcome news for the premium passenger experience: there are just a handful of active wide-body jets that

Intel, which is both the biggest semiconductor company by revenue and the largest private employer in Oregon, is facing an apparent bid for unionization among its exhausted engineering workforce. In a press conference Wednesday afternoon led by current engineer and Congressional hopeful Matt West, he described the employment arrangement at Intel as being "expect it to be on call at all times." "F

The electric-vehicle maker’s stock has fallen sharply after its initial public offering last year gave it a huge market value.

Qualcomm AI Robotics•
At its annual 5G Summit event, Qualcomm has unveiled a new platform as well as a new reference design for 5G and edge- AI robotics solutions. With the introduction of its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design, the company’s new solutions will support the creation of more productive, autonomous and advanced robots. However, these new solutions will also help unlock new co

Samsung Google 4 GW4•
In the midst of the Google I/O 2022 conference, Samsung reveals that some of Google’s upcoming changes will be making their way to its Galaxy Watch 4 . The changes include the new Google Assistant for quicker and more natural interactions, new apps, Google Wallet, and even an emergency contact feature. Disappointedly, none of these features have a set launch date, but some are arriving soon. New

Intel has offered up fresh details on its new line of datacenter GPUs , codenamed Arctic Sound-M (ATS-M), first announced in February. At Intel Vision 2022 , the company revealed there will be two ATS-M variants; one 150W card for peak performance, and a 75W card for maximum density. Based on Intel’s Xe-HPG microarchitecture (the same that underpins the firm's Arc chips), the new server GPUs boas

In addition to revealing its anticipated Pixel 6a mid-range smartphone, Google has also teased the future Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro flagship models.

Artificial intelligence is being woven into an array of the company’s products. But the change — for now — is subtle.

We're surprised to be saying this, but Google IO 2022 was absolutely manic - Google was launching new software tools and products left, right and center, like a kid who's had too much cola and got their hands on a nerf gun. If you paid attention, you probably caught all the big announcements: these include Android 13 , the Google Pixel Watch , Pixel Buds Pro , Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 , and of course

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We’ve been eagerly awaiting more glimpses of Mad God , Tippett Studios founder Phil Tippett’s stop-motion animated film, a near-mythical project given it took the creator and his team 30 years to complete. A new trailer has arrived ahead of the film’s Shudder debut , and it is freaky . In a good way. Read more...

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Be advised: This story contains mention of suicidal thoughts and ideations. If you are in danger because of similar thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free at 800-273-8255 . Posts on a Reddit forum dedicated to cryptocurrency token LUNA have skyrocketed as the coin has fallen into crisis over the past day — and gotten very dark in tone, once again illustrating the

Android Google 2022•
Remember Google Glass? The controversial wearable tech product ultimately failed , but it looks like Google is ready to give a version of it another try. At Google I/O 2022 on May 11, Google gave viewers a peak at its new AR glasses. And based on the short video showcasing what the company has been working on, it seems like Google has a very specific use for this product in mind: breaking down la

We’re less than seven days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 , our first in-person mobility event since 2019. The event takes place on May 18-19 in San Mateo, California with online analyst commentary on May 20. It’s the must-see mobility event of the year, and you have until Monday, May 15, to save $200 on a General Admission pass . Here’s a quick reminder of what goes on and why you don’t wa

Intel Alder Lake Core•
Enlarge / Intel's HX-series laptop processors bring the company's desktop CPUs into high-end, high-powered laptops. (credit: Intel) Earlier this year, Intel announced three iterations of its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPU architecture for laptops: the U-series, which covers thin-and-light Ultrabooks, the P-series for thin-and-light workstation laptops, and the H-series for beefier workstations an

Flying with an infant is never a low-stress process, but Netflix star Emily Calandrelli’s recent condemnation of the way Transportation Security Administration agents handled the pumping essentials in her carry-on bag this week has drawn major attention to the issues nursing mothers face while traveling. In a Twitter… Read more...

Choice Hotels may not have the sexiest brand lineup, but the company’s owners might have some of the biggest bragging rights in the hotel industry. The company behind largely affordable brands like Comfort Hotels, Quality Inn and Clarion was relatively quick to snap back to pre-pandemic performance levels. This is especially true when compared with its competitors, such as Marriott and Hilton , w

Google has finally announced the fabled Pixel Watch, a wearable we've been hearing about for years. Here's everything we know ahead of its full launch.

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Next week marks the 20-year anniversary of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones . For many, it’s unequivocally the worst Star Wars film . However, in recent years, that opinion has begun to shift, as people who saw Clones at a young age are now realizing they have a certain nostalgia for it. And the star of a very… Read more...

Twitter Game Privacy•
Twitter unveiled a game designed to help users get a handle on the platform’s privacy policies on Tuesday. It’s both cheery and deeply confusing. Read more...

Google 10 Monk Skin AI•
100+Wired / 8h
For years, the tech industry has relied on a six-shade scale to classify skin tones. The search giant’s open source alternative could change that.

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
Google announced what felt like a million things across a two-hour keynote to begin its annual I/O developer conference . Instead of dancing around it, let's jump right into all the biggest things Google showed off. Android 13 Android 13 will make your app icons conform to your UI theme. Credit: Google Google I/O is best understood as "the one where they show off the new version of Android" and t

Disney Netflix Year•
New releases like Pixar’s “Turning Red” helped the service surpass analyst estimates for new subscribers globally.

Bird Lime Use Google•
Bird and Lime are launching new tools to help alleviate the problem of shared electric scooters parking inappropriately, and both are powered by Google. Both Bird and Lime’s systems, named Bird Visual Parking System and Lime Visual Positioning Service (VPS times two!), respectively, rely on Google’s ARCore Geospatial API, allowing the companies to geo-locate parked scooters and e-bikes within “le

Occasionally readers question why doors are necessary in business class, going so far as to suggest doors make a seat feel claustrophobic. It's a more expensive value proposition for airlines. Why has everyone seemingly jumped off this cliff? Continue reading ...

The Google Pixel 6a may have been a relatively unsung part of Google I/O 2022 , but one of its new camera features shows that Google clearly has Photoshop-rivaling ambitions. We've seen its nifty Magic Eraser tool, which lets you quickly remove unwanted people or objects from a photo, previously on the Google Pixel 6 . But now Google has announced that the tool is getting a new feature that'll le

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Google’s annual I/O developer conference returned to the historic Shoreline Amphitheatre. In an in-person event that saw the company share details on its latest breakthroughs in AI, machine translation and more, Google also found time to outline some of the hardware it plans to release later this year. In case you missed the chance to watch the

Google Android 13 Tablets•
Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates,… Read more...

I’ve been learning Arabic for a couple of years, after one of my previous startups had a large-ish team of developers in Egypt. Even though I’m only a novice, I did spot something truly bizarre in today’s keynote at Google I/O: A bunch of the languages on the slide are … wrong? The text in Arabic reads “Sudanese Language,” but is written the wrong way and with script that makes Arabic speakers ra

Enlarge / DisplayPort cable. (credit: Getty ) Pixel and speed enthusiasts have anticipated DisplayPort 2.0 products since the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), which makes the spec, announced its incoming in 2019. While the pandemic inhibited the ability to test products for supporting the video protocol and slowed its release, we've inched closer to seeing monitors, PCs, and other

Google Pixel Tablet•
Enlarge (credit: Google) Google I/O today contained a million different hardware announcements, some of which were just two-minute product teases, presumably to head off product leakers. First up is the Pixel 7, Google's flagship smartphone launching later this year. Google called the work it did with the Pixel 6 and Google Tensor SoC "a hardware foundation that we'll be building on for years to

The confirmation of a third Democrat creates an opportunity for Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission’s chair, to advance efforts to rein in corporate power.

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There’s no doubt that Netflix’s megahit Squid Game changed the way people around the world viewed South Korean shows—it may have even introduced you to the term “K-Drama.” While Netflix has confirmed that its dystopian drama will return for season two, it’s going to take a while before fans will see the Red Light,… Read more...

12-year-old Benyamin Ahmed made over $1 million in revenue from NFT sales last year -- and the future for this youngster looks bright.

DJI Mini 3 Pro M3P•
DJI has just introduced a new drone — its most capable ever to squeak under the 250 gram limit that keeps operators free from a whole host of headaches and restrictions for flight (note that local laws and rules still do apply — being small doesn’t mean you can do anything you want). The DJI Mini 3 Pro drone is the first in the series to add that “Pro” moniker, and it does a lot to earn it, makin

Brain Fluid Memory Mice•
300+Futurism / 9h
In a mildly vampiric finding, spinal fluid from young mice appears to make their elders smarter. A new study published in the journal Nature details how, when injected with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from their younger counterparts, older mice appear to gain better memory recall — an experiment that could also have great implications for human memory improvement as well. Conducted by Stanford medi

Ray Sonos Voice Control•
Sonos has finally unveiled Voice Control, a voice assistant that will allow you to control your Sonos speakers with (you guessed it) your voice. Voice controls are nothing new on Sonos speakers – the Sonos One has inbuilt Google Assistant and Alexa controls and your sound system can be paired with external smart speakers to issue them commands. But now Sonos is billing its own Voice Controls the

Apex Legends Mobile ALM•
Apex Legends Mobile has a release date, introducing Respawn's battle royale to the mobile club alongside Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty. Apex Legends Mobile has been in a region-limited beta test from early March, but it's ready to be kicked out of the dropship now: You'll be able to drop the pain on your enemies on May 17 with a full worldwide launch on both iOS and Android. EA made the announ

It's been quite some time since we've seen a Google-made Android tablet, but that's all going to change with the arrival of the Pixel Tablet.

The Pixel 6a has finally arrived, offering consumers a solid mid-range alternative to the Pixel 6 flagship. Here's what you can expect and when it'll arrive.

The Galaxy Z Fold and Flip are some of the best Android phones right now, at least in terms of uniqueness. The next Galaxy Z Flip phone just leaked, and despite rumors to the contrary, it looks pretty much exactly like the current Flip. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

While Tesla and newcomers like Rivian have dominated the electric vehicle news lately, it’s time for America’s best-selling pickup to shine. We’re talking about the F-150 Lightning, Ford’s new all-electric truck. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Avatar Pandora Ubisoft•
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The 13-year drought is really over in 2022, Avatar fans. Not only this week did we get our reminder that Avatar 2 —now subtitled The Way of Water —really is actually happening this year, now there’s even more Pandora to come: Ubisoft’s, uh, long-awaited (?) video game Frontiers of Pandora . Read more...

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
Google has announced a bunch of new AI-enabled features for its office software suite that should help streamline professional workflows. Speaking at Google I/O 2022 , CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a feature introduced to Google Docs back in February that lets users generate summaries of long documents. The idea is to help people grasp the most important facts without having to read something in

Mini Motorways Switch•
Nintendo held its latest Indie World stream today and, as is often the case at these events, a few games that were shown off suddenly popped up in the Switch eShop. One of those is Mini Motorways , a puzzle strategy game that debuted on Apple Arcade in 2019 before making its way to PC last year. Dinosaur Polo Club's follow up to Mini Metro (which is also available on Switch) is making its console

During a developer keynote at Google I/O 2022, Google unveiled Cloud Run jobs , an extension of Google Cloud’s service for developing and deploying containerized apps using languages including Go, Python and Java. Cloud Run jobs are designed for containers that run to completion and don’t serve requests, such as data processing and administrative jobs, and when multiple copies of a container must

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Google’s 2022 I/O Conference is finally here. From virtual maps that come to life to a new way to communicate with your home security system, there’s a lot of unexpected surprises from the keynote to unpack. Here are some of the highlights. Read more...

“Go to your room!” The universal expression of parental displeasure now has a different meaning for Princess Cruises passengers. As part of a new offering called Princess Prizes, guests who pay to enter or who purchase the line’s new all-inclusive package could win free cruises, cash and other rewards simply by opening their cabin doors. As the newest feature of the line’s ever-evolving OceanMeda

Sonos Ray Soundbar Beam•
Sonos has launched its latest soundbar – and it comes with a budget-friendly price that’s uncharacteristic of the high-end multiroom audio brand. The new Sonos Ray is a compact soundbar that’s designed to boost your TV’s audio, and it’ll be available to buy on June 7 for just $279 / £179 / AU$399. That’s far cheaper than any other Sonos soundbar to date. Until now, the best option for those on a

When I learned about the existence of Zyrtec face wipes, I was surprised and intrigued. I’ve used Zyrtec pills in the past to manage my spring pollen allergy (although they will never replace my first love, Claritin). Would wiping the stuff on my face help my itchy eyes? Yes, it turns out, but not for the reason I… Read more...

Don't let this common error get in the way of your Netflix & Chill time. Whether you're streaming on your phone or your computer, here's how to fix it.

Sonos Ray Voice Alexa•
The new Sonos Ray is Sonos' most compact and affordable soundbar to date. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Confirming earlier rumors , Sonos on Wednesday announced a new soundbar aimed at more budget-conscious buyers, as well as a new voice-control feature for its existing speakers. The former is called the Sonos Ray and will be available on June 7 for $279 (279 pounds, 299 euros). It'll slot in beneath the

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
29Wired / 9h
From Android to web search, here are all the enhancements coming to your phone, tablet, and desktop this year.

Chicken Soup Redbox•
Redbox has tried to keep itself relevant over the years with on-demand streaming video and free live TV , but it's still best-known as the company pushing movie disc rentals at kiosks. It might soon have a better shot at shaking that reputation, however. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the company that rebooted Sony's Crackle service , is acquiring Redbox in an all-stock deal. The move w

Tesla Recalls 130000•
Tesla issued a recall of approximately 130,000 vehicles for a fix that can be issued with an over-the-air software update. The issue should be fixed ASAP.

Sonos Voice Control•
If you’ve always wanted Giancarlo Esposito — the actor playing the meth-slinging Los Pollos Hermanos boss Gustavo Fring from “Breaking Bad” — to guide you through your choice of music, ho boy does Sonos have a treat for you. Esposito lent his voice to a Sonos speaker near you, alongside its long-awaited voice control feature set. The new voice functionality will be available as a free update for

Google Android App•
At the Google I/O developer conference today, the company introduced several changes designed to make it easier for Android app developers to generate revenue via subscriptions, particularly when trying to reach users in emerging markets. Most notably, the company said it will now allow developers to offer users the ability to subscribe via prepaid plans that essentially provide access to an app

Google Android App•
At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company rolled out a series of updates for Android app developers who publish to Google Play. Among these were two high-profile changes to its Google Play app marketplace, custom store listings and in-app events, which follow updates Apple made to its own App Store just last year. Google had been offering A/B testing for product page enhancements since 20

Rights Zoom Emotion AI•
Fight for the Future and 27 other human rights organizations have penned a letter asking Zoom to stop developing emotion tracking software. Emotion tracking software uses an AI to analyze a person’s face during a video call to track their emotional and facial responses. The letter calls this software “ …invasive technology… [and] a violation of privacy and human rights.” Fight for the Future touc

Google AR Glasses Real•
Google doesn't have the best history with augmented reality glasses, but a new prototype revealed at Google I/O 2022 may finally right the AR ship.

Sonos is adding its own voice control to its smart speakers called Sonos Voice Control, a music-focused assistant that puts privacy to the fore.

Sonos is adding a third soundbar to its range. The new Sonos Ray is the most affordable in the lineup, though that price comes with compromises.

Sonos is back with some splashy new colors for its Roam portable speaker, plus there's a new radio station curated by the popular singer Lorde.

Uganda Bangabandhu•
Since the launch of Sputnik 1, satellites have revolutionized nearly every facet of modern life -- and this looks to continue into the future.

Google had its yearly I/O event on Wednesday, where the company showed off a bunch of new hardware products and software features. Perhaps the most exciting reveals were the Google Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series, which are coming later this year. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sonos Voice Control•
Sonos devices have supported Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant for almost five years now. The Sonos One from 2017 was the first speaker the company made with built-in microphones, and almost every speaker it’s made since has worked with Alexa, not to mention Google Assistant. Despite supporting those popular services, though, Sonos has decided to build its own voice assistant. Dubbed Sonos Voice Con

Sonos Roam Three New•
Once in a blue moon, Sonos releases its speakers in some fun colors or finishes , but most of the time, people just have to pick between black and white. But starting today, you can get the portable Sonos Roam in three new shades; Wave, Sunset and Olive. As you might guess, Wave is a chill shade of light blue, Sunset straddles the line between orange and pink and olive is a cactus sort of green.

Sonos Ray Soundbar Beam•
Sonos products have never been cheap; in fact, the company raised prices on most of them last year. But Sonos has also recently released some products that push things into more affordable territory. Last year, the company released the $179 portable Sonos Roam speaker , and later followed up with a microphone-free version for $159, the cheapest Sonos yet. Home theater speakers, however, have rema

In anticipation of the busiest summer travel season since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration has expanded digital screening operations to assist air travel volume expected to meet or exceed levels not seen since 2019. The agency hopes enhanced screening operations and the deployment of nearly 50,000 TSA agents will not only reduce security wait times for trav

At Google IO 2022 , the company's big showcase for all its new tech and software programs, we didn't hear anything about Health Connect. That's not a total surprise - we'd never heard of it before - but despite its small-scale announcement, this could be a huge new Android feature. Announced in relative secrecy in the Android Developers blog , which is, according to the company, "a platform and A

Sonos Ray Soundbar•
Sonos has just announced the Sonos Ray, a compact new soundbar aimed at someone looking to enhance their TV's bad sound. And at under $300, it certainly seems like one to consider if you want better audio on a budget. Available in both black and white, the Sonos Ray has two tweeters and two midwoofers — speakers that provide high and mid-range sound, respectively — as well as four Class D amplifi

Ray Sonos Voice Control•
Sonos is introducing voice commands for its speakers, finally letting you start your depression playlist by groaning from the couch as God intended. Announced today, Sonos Voice Control will arrive in a free software update for all voice-capable Sonos speakers running the Sonos S2 operating system , including the Roam , Beam, Move, and Arc. This update will let you issue oral commands to find spe

As part of the Google I/O 2022 keynote, the company revealed its Pixel Buds Pro line.

As Apple ends production of the last iPod in their collection, the historical value and the potential usefulness of a dead device have suddenly come into focus.

Google’s ‘Flutter’ framework allows software developers to create applications that run on mobile devices, macOS, Windows, Linux, and even web browsers. Flutter 3.0 was just announced, which might power more of your apps in the near future. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We’re knee-deep in Google’s I/O developer conference, and the company has announced some odd changes for the Play Store. Some of these changes focus on security, while others simply help app developers eke more money out of customers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cheating is an ever-present problem for many games, especially on platforms like PC and Android where it’s easier to modify a game’s files. Google is now rolling out the Play Integrity API on Android, aimed specifically at limiting cheats and other modifications. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Pixel Buds Pro•
After years of leaks and rumors, Google has finally announced its first smartwatch. The Pixel Watch arrives this fall alongside the Pixel 7 smartphone. Details are still a bit scarce, but Google tells us some interesting things about the Pixel Watch, including its Fitbit integration. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

At today’s Google’s I/O 2022 conference, the company announced a ton of fantastic-looking new hardware, including the upcoming flagship Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, and even an Android-based Pixel tablet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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On Tuesday, amid high tides and heavy winds brought on by a storm, two unoccupied houses in the Outer Banks, North Carolina fell into the ocean. One collapsed in the early hours of the morning. The other, which fell in the afternoon, was caught on video. The houses were on the same stretch of beach and both were … Read more...

A lone electric scooter sits abandoned on a busy sidewalk. It’s an all too frequent sight in cities around the world and one of the primary reasons local governments have been resistant to partnering with companies like Spin to bring micromobility services to their communities. But with the help of Google and the company’s new ARCore Geospatial API, Bird believes it has a solution to the problem.

Google Chrome FLEDGE•
The privacy-focused browser DuckDuckGo has updated its Chrome extension to block two new ad targeting methods that are a part of Google’s Privacy Sandbox . In a blog post , DuckDuckGo informed users that they can block Google Topics and FLEDGE via its extension, or just disable the “Privacy Sandbox” setting in Chrome. The search giant’s Privacy Sandbox initiative — its alternative method of track

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. The information for Discover products has been collected independently by The Points Guy. When you think about how to earn points and miles, the first things that come to mind are probably hitting sign-up bonuses/welcome offers , racking up everyday spending on credit cards or booking travel to earn points and mile

“French toast” is so often the answer to “What do I do with this stale bread?” but it is Thee Answer to “What do I do with these stale hot dog buns?” Stale hot dog buns are spongey, fluffy, and stiff—perfect for soaking up custard while maintaining their structure. Cut them into quarters, and you have the beginnings… Read more...

Google Firebase App•
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a number of updates to Firebase, Google’s popular back-end-as-a-service platform. The focus here is mostly on deeper integrations with the rest of Google’s developer tools and platforms, as well as the overall developer ecosystem, as well as a number of updates that will help developers better secure their applications. One of the first majo

Android 13 Google 2•
At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s releasing the second public beta of Android 13 today. The beta comes with a number of new features and user controls, along with updates to privacy and security. With Android 13, Google says it’s giving users more control over what personal information they share and more detailed control over what files apps can access. Instea

FIFA EA Sports Year•
67Wired / 10h
EA’s newest soccer title will be called ‘EA Sports FC,’ while FIFA promises to partner with other developers for “the only authentic, real game.”

Google Flutter 3 Macos•
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the launch of Flutter 3 , the latest version of its open source, multiplatform UI development framework for building natively compiled applications. It’s been about four years since the company first launched a beta of Flutter 1.0. At the time, the team’s focus was mostly on helping developers build cross-platform mobile apps. Since then, it

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Any USCIS updates on automatic work extensions and premium pr

While flagship phones continue to be expensive, many phone manufacturers now offer mid-range options that are far more affordable. Today, Google announced the Pixel 6a , the latest of its "a" line of phones that are designed to fit that need. It looks and feels a lot like the Pixel 6, but it has a smaller footprint roughly the size of the Pixel 5 and a smaller display. It also has the same 5G as

AirDrop Passengers•
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Plane Punked A Turkish flight aborted takeoff yesterday after passengers on board starting receiving creepy photos of plane crashes on their phones. According to a BBC report , AnadoluJet passengers with iPhones started getting AirDrop requests, which is a pretty common prank to pull when you’re in public with a bunch of strangers. Most of the time, though, the prank doesn’t seem to threaten dead

At today’s Google’s I/O 2022 conference, the company announced a ton of fantastic-looking new hardware, including the upcoming flagship Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, and even an Android-based Pixel tablet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Beleaguered rush hour commuters desperately looking to future flying taxis to deliver their traffic salvation are in for some potentially bad news. Read more...

Russia Cyber Ukraine•
A senior intelligence official says a cyber-war raging over Ukraine could escalate further.

Android 13 Google Privacy•
84Wired / 10h
With its latest mobile OS update, Google aims to simplify the adoption of Android’s protective features for users and developers alike.

Meta Board Ukraine•
Meta has withdrawn a request it made to its oversight Board seeking guidance on shaping its content moderation policies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company had originally asked the Oversight Board for a policy advisory opinion (PAO) in March, following controversy over its decision to “temporarily” relax some of its rules surrounding calls for violence. Now, nearly two months later, Me

If you’ve looked recently at flights for a summer vacation, you may agree with my sentiment that 2022 is going to be the year of the road trip. Turns out a high cost of fuel, a labor shortage, and rising inflation isn’t a great recipe for affordable air travel. When done right, road trips can be a great opportunity… Read more...

One good indicator that Tesla designers didn't design their vehicles in the frozen midwest of the United States: Model 3 door handles freeze in the snow.

Today, at its annual I/O developer event, Google announced a new set of earbuds, the Pixel Buds Pro. These are Google’s first premium set of earbuds and look to take on Apple’s AirPods Pro with many pro-level features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

As expected, Google revealed the Pixel 6a smartphone during its I/O 2022 conference. Most leaks related to this phone turned out to be true, and impressively, it costs just $450. Pre-orders open on July 21st, though, so prepare to wait a bit. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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For a man who spent a few decades hanging ou t in a small house in the desert, Obi-Wan Kenobi actually had a pretty busy life in the Star Wars canon even before A New Hope —and even before his upcoming, self-titled Disney+ series . Here’s a few tidbits from Obi-Wan’s life on Tatooine that are fun to know about in the run… Read more...

UK Space Launch Two•
The United Kingdom has a small but growing space industry, with the number of space-related organizations increasing by an average of 21% each year since 2012 , but there is one key component it’s lacking — launches. There have been no space launches from U.K. soil, but that’s about to change. The U.K. has announced Prometheus-2, a Ministry of Defence mission that will see the launch of two cubes

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
It’s Google I/O keynote day! Once a year Google kicks off its developer conference with a rapid-fire stream of announcements, finally unveiling so many of the things they’ve been working on behind-the-scenes lately. Didn’t have time to tune into the whole two-hour presentation? We get it — that’s why we’ve packaged the biggest news up in an easy-to-digest, easy-to-skim list. Lets dive in! Google

At its Google I/O developer conference, Google and Samsung today announced Health Connect , a new initiative that will simplify the connectivity between health and fitness apps to allow users to share their data across apps. Currently, accessing and syncing this data this relatively difficult for developers, so Health Connect will give them a series of services and APIs to make this easier. “Heal

Google Android Studio•
It’s Google I/O today and as is tradition, the company is using the event to introduce the latest releases of its Android Studio development environment. Launching today are a new beta of Android Studio Dolphin with features like View Compose animations and Wear OS emulators, as well as a preview of Android Studio Electric Eel, which is now in the early access canary channel. For the most part, a

Over the past decade, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ) has probably been the most well-known and well-rounded travel rewards credit card out there. The credit card landscape is constantly changing, and all cards have to evolve. In 2021 we saw some major positive changes to this card , making it even more lucrative. In this post, I wanted to share eight reasons you should consider get

Google Teases Glasses•
Yes, you heard that right. During Google I/O 2022 , Google finally blew our minds with eyeglasses that literally translate what someone is saying to you before your eyes -- provided you're wearing the glasses, of course. The glasses look perfectly normal, appear to work without any assistance from a phone, and almost have us forgetting all about Google Glass . In truth, not much is known about th

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
After literally years of leaks and rumors the Google Pixel Watch is now official – though we don’t know everything about it yet. Google teased the watch at Google IO 2022 , confirming the name in the process, and showing off a design that we’ve already seen a number of times thanks to leaks. But this official look is our clearest yet, showing off a circular screen, a body made of recycled stainle

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
Enlarge (credit: Google) Years of rumors are finally coming to fruition today—Google is finally launching the Pixel Watch. Google has been building a smartwatch OS for eight years, but it has never made self-branded smartwatch hardware. That changes today, or at least "this fall," when the Pixel Watch is slated to hit store shelves. Google only gave a brief overview of the Pixel Watch on Wednesda

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Enlarge / The Pixel 6a is here at an incredible price. (credit: Google) It's Google I/O today, and a big part of the keynote was the official confirmation of the Pixel 6a, Google's next mid-range smartphone. The Pixel A series has been a great option since its inception in 2019, but this year is different. The Pixel 6a—confirmed today to cost $449—is shipping with a flagship SoC—the very same Goo

Get to know the differences between hybrids and plug-in hybrids -- otherwise known as PHEVs -- before you take the plunge with a new electric vehicle.

Google AlloyDB PostgreSQL•
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Google today announced the launch of AlloyDB , a new fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service that the company claims to be twice as fast for transactional workloads as AWS’s comparable Aurora PostgreSQL (and four times faster than standard PostgreSQL for the same workloads and up to 100 times faster for analytical queries). If you’re deep into the Google Cloud ecosystem, then a fully

Google I/O, the tech giant’s annual developer conference is happening this week. Among many new features and reveals came the Tuesday announcement of “scene exploration,” and search tool that combines panoramic photos and text. Read more...

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
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Google is joining the wearable business. After creating the Wear OS framework for other smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch , Google is finally making its own watch: The Pixel Watch. Clever name, right? Anyway, Google's new wearable was officially unveiled at Google I/O 2022 with a launch date of this fall. Rick Osterloh, Google's SVP of devices and services, shared a sneak peek of the upc

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Google is finally looking to give AirPods Pro a run for their money. At its annual Google I/O keynote, Google unveiled the new Pixel Buds Pro. Unlike the current Pixel Buds A that are on the market now, these new Buds include active noise cancellation to go along with the silicone seal that already prevented some noise from coming in. They have a smaller, more elegant-looking outer panel, so they

Google Android 13 2022•
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Google would quite literally like to replace your physical wallet. At Google I/O 2022 on Wednesday, the company's annual developer's conference, Google announced a brand new feature for Android devices: Google Wallet. The new Google Wallet interface. Credit: Mashable Screenshot Using Google Wallet, Android users can connect their credit cards and simply tap their device in stores to pay for produ

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
The firm's first own-brand watch combines Google's operating system and Fitbit health tracking tech.

Google Matter Home•
Google plans to finally launch its new smart home industry standard called Matter this fall. Devices will all connect quickly and easily using Fast Pair and the platform will support a variety of voice assistants and networking protocols. Those include Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri as well as WiFi, Thread and Bluetooth LE. While Fast Pair feature has been used for headphones and audio gear, the c

The Telsa Model S and the Lucid Air are two of the most hyped electric vehicles on the market. But one is better for the average consumer.

There were only 40 Lamborghini Centenarios ever made, and they sold out despite a 1.75-million-euro price tag.

The consensus has long been that Google Glass was ahead of its time. But in recent years, much of the world has since lapped the company in the AR department. To close out today’s I/O keynote, the company showcased what may well be a spiritual successor to the hardware. As CEO Sundar Pichai noted, this is very much just an early sneak peek at what the company has been working on, but the demo vid

Thomas Cook Spain Six•
For many vacationers, the Spanish islands were once a booze-dipped horn of plenty, a home away from home where friendships were made, memories were lost and you could drink ‘til you dropped as part of your package. Those days are no more — at least for some popular Spanish destinations. Sun-seekers looking forward to a boozy getaway in the Balearic region may me disappointed to learn authorities

Google 2022 Android•
Google is, for the first time in many years, launching a new Android tablet . It confirmed this at its Google IO 2022 conference, after showing off the Pixel 6a , Pixel 7 , Pixel Watch and Android 13 . There's a catch here though: this isn't coming soon. Google confirmed that it'll be arriving at some point in 2023, though we hope to see more of it before then. Not much about the tablet was shown

Google Pixel Buds Pro•
Google has unveiled a new-and-improved version of the Google Pixel Buds called the Google Pixel Buds Pro that are going on sale for pre-order on July 21 2022. Like the Apple AirPods Pro , Google has equipped its latest true wireless earbuds with multipoint connectivity that allows them to pair with multiple devices simultaneously, active noise cancellation with a passthrough transparency mode and

When my daughter decided she wanted to give her brother a homemade tie-dye shirt for his birthday, my first thought was Cool! What’s better than a hand-made gift? My subsequent thoughts included: But how the hell do you do tie-dye? How much time do we need? That sounds messy. Read more...

Google New AR Glasses•
A decade after Google Glass made its debut at I/O 2012 , Google is working on a new set of augmented reality glasses. The company teased the device at I/O 2022, sharing a short clip that showed off some of its capabilities. We saw an "early prototype" of the wearable transcribe a conversation in real-time, effectively providing captions for the wearer. Google also showed demoed the prototype tran

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Google's annual I/O keynote was chock full of hardware and software announcements, key among them being the introduction of the Pixel 6a smartphone . The latest midrange handset brings many of the Pixel 6's features down to the more accessible price point of $449. Google also announced the Pixel Buds Pro , its answer to Apple's AirPods Pro and the company's first earbuds to support active noise c

Google seems to be taking the “try, try again” proverb to heart when it comes to tablets, given that it just teased plans to release another tablet during Google I/O. But that doesn’t mean it’s not shaking things up. Whereas the company’s short-lived Pixel Slate ran Chrome OS, the mysterious tablet just teased at the… Read more...

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
After so many leaks and waves of copious speculation , Google has finally announced the existence of the Pixel Watch. The company teased it during its Google I/O 2022 keynote, though you won’t be able to get your hands on it yet. The Pixel Watch will launch alongside the rest of the renewed Pixel lineup later this year. Read more...

On the Google I/O 2022 keynote stage, Google has officially confirmed what we’ve been suspecting: new Pixel smartphones are on the horizon, and they are imminent. The mid-tier Google Pixel 6a will be the first one to hit shelves, coming this summer. Later this year, you can also expect the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.… Read more...

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Google used its I/O Developer Conference this year to introduce the world to the latest family of Pixel products, including a new member in the Pixel Watch. Yes, the long-awaited smartwatch has finally been announced, giving hope to Android users awaiting a true rival to the Apple Watch. While the Pixel Watch won’t… Read more...

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Google stumbled out of the gate with its first attempt at wireless earbuds (which still came with a wire), but since 2017, Pixel Buds have been slowly improving. Now, for the first time, they’re getting a pro model with active noise cancellation, although it pushes Pixel Buds to their highest price point yet. Read more...

ApeCoin has recently captured the public’s attention like many other memecoins. However, unlike Dogecoin or Shiba Inu, ApeCoin might actually provide some real utility and be here for the long haul. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple already switched its iPad Pro over to USB-C, but it has so far resisted making the same change for the iPhone. That may finally change in the near future.

Volkswagen VW Scout•
VW is pulling a classic off-road brand from the vault, rebooting the Scout for an all-electric SUV and pickup built specially for the US market

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
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We've got a first look at the Pixel Watch, details on the Pixel 6A and Pixel Buds Pro, a peek at the Pixel 7 series, and even an Android-powered Pixel Tablet.

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Last August, Google tried something different. The company offered a sneak peek at the Pixel 6 several months ahead of its official announcement. The reasoning seemed sound. The company had spent several years working to reinvigorate the flagging smartphone line, and it was ready to show it off. Even more importantly, it wanted to build some confidence and excitement in the process. Today at I/O,

Google Pixel Buds Pro•
The Pixel Buds Pro seem understandably destined to get lost in the shuffle (deluge, really) of today’s Google hardware announcements — so we’ll keep things relatively short. The tl;dr here is that the company is finally bringing active noise cancellation to the line with the Pixel Buds Pro. Google is late to the party here — but let’s be real, being late to the party is kind of Google’s whole thi

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Yes, the Pixel Watch is the thing. Google undoubtedly took some of the wind out of its own sails (and, perhaps, sales) by talking up a number of products we won’t be seeing for several months — and, in one case, a year — but let’s focus on the here and now for a moment. Well, a couple of months from now, I suppose. Google’s budget-minded Pixel 6a was just announced, with a late-July arrival date.

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
Here’s something to wrap your brain around: Google has never made its own smartwatch. The company has played in and around the space at least since 2014, with announcement of Android Wear, but it’s never gone as far as making its own product. Given that the market has been as hot as it has for as long as it has, the news really boggles the mind. All of that will change this fall, at the company’s

Google Pixel Tablet•
Offering a sneak preview of the Pixel 7 wasn’t enough, so Google’s really leaning in. Today at I/O, the company announced that it’s returning to the tablet business with a new device set for, get this, a 2023 launch. “Normally we wouldn’t tease a new product before it’s ready,” said Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh, “but there’s so much amazing energy around tablets in the developer communit

At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s opening its second physical store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The company says the new store is the first of its “neighborhood stores” and will offer shoppers a similar hands-on experience to its first-ever physical retail store , which opened in Chelsea, Manhattan last year. The new Williamsburg store is located at 134 N 6th St

Rosie Nguyen isn’t your typical startup founder. Her Instagram grid perfectly depicts the two sides of who she is: in one post, she’s live on CNBC speaking out against Apple’s developer fees. In the next, she poses on a wood floor with the caption, “day 89 without sex: sitting on the floor so I can feel hard wood under me.” And then in the post after that, she’s sharing her front page appearance

20Gizmodo / 11h
Even as covid-19 continues to dominate the public health spotlight, our old friend the flu is showing up with some new surprises. This year’s flu season is not following the usual bell curve pattern, as an NBC graphic illustrates, where cases peak around January and February and then fall toward the end of April.… Read more...

Google Pixel Tablet•
Google's last tablet was the ill-fated Pixel slate , a device that was widely criticized — so much so that in 2019, Google said it wouldn't make tablets anymore . In classic fashion, though, the company is changing its tune. Today as part of its hardware presentation at Google I/O 2022, Google teased the Pixel Tablet, a premium Android-powered device that's set to arrive sometime in 2023. As this

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
The worst - kept secret in tech is a secret no more. At its I/O 2022 developer conference today, Google just confirmed the existence of the much-leaked Pixel Watch. Not only that, the company showed pictures of the device, and it looks a lot like a bezelless Samsung Galaxy Watch. The Pixel Watch has a domed, round face and, like most Google hardware, appears to have a pastel-based color scheme. T

Google is expanding two of its personal safety features: the “SOS” alerts and its earthquake warning system. The company announced the updates during its I/O 2022 developer conference. Google’s emergency SOS features have already been available for Pixel phones. The feature uses accelerometer data to detect car crashes and other types of accidents and alert emergency services. Now, those features

Google Matter Home•
A neat and new-ish service from Google called Fast Pair is designed to speed up the process of connecting smart home devices to your phone and to each other. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to discover nearby devices without using significant phone battery. In theory everything just pops up on your screen – if it supports the right protocol, of course. Historically, that’s been the hold-up wit

Google 10 Monk Skin AI•
Announced during Google IO 2022 , “Skin Tone Research” is a new free and open-source development tool from Google Responsible AI that utilizes Dr. Ellis Monk’s Monk Skin Tone Scale in order to make more inclusive AI that should work better for all users. During Google’s IO keynote presentation , Annie Jean-Baptiste claimed that their research indicates “more people in the US find the Monk Scale t

Google Pixel 6A 6 7•
At Google IO 2022 , after announcing the Google Pixel 6a , the company surprised us by discussing the Google Pixel 7 series in a surprising amount of detail. We were expecting this phone (and its Pro sibling) to debut in October, and that's likely when we'll see a 'full' launch and release, so this is just an early glimpse for now. But it was a hearty glimpse for sure. We know a few key things, a

Google Pixel 6A 6 7•
26Mashable / 11h
Being predictable isn't always a bad thing. Google's beloved Pixel A-series is back with the Pixel 6a, officially confirmed at Google I/O 2022. As always, this is a cheaper variant of last year's excellent Pixel 6 . Like previous A-series Pixel phones, it looks very similar to its flagship predecessor, with the long, horizontal camera bump along the phone's rear. It also includes the Google Tenso

Musk Trump Twitter•
100+Wired / 11h
It’s probably not a good idea for important platforms to be in the business of frequently banning users for life.

Coinbase Armstrong•
2KFuturism / 11h
Failsafe The crypto wallet company Coinbase appears to have quietly snuck a mutually-assured destruction clause into its latest earnings report. As Fortune observed , the fine print in Coinbase’s quarterly earnings report — which details both a $430 million loss and a 19 percent drop in users per month — explains that if the company goes bankrupt, it could possibly take all the crypto in its user

Cricut, the go-to name in DIY tech, has released the third iteration of its popular shirt press, the Cricut EasyPress 3 . It works in conjunction with its line of popular vinyl cutters to personalize canvas bags, coasters, pillows, and of course, every kind of T-shirt. Just like the Cricut vinyl cutters, EasyPress 3 is incredibly user-friendly, and you don’t have to have any serious crafting back

North Carolina Ocean•
500+Futurism / 11h
So Long Erosion, storms and climate change — oh my! The perfect combination is likely what’s behind two North Carolina houses that collapsed into the ocean less than 24 hours apart. The most recent of the two homes was located in Rodanthe, NC, and wasn’t occupied when it was destroyed. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore tweeted video yesterday that shows the moment the house falls off its stilts

El Salvador Bukele•
Enlarge / Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador. (credit: Kellys Portillo/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images) Bitcoin's price has plunged in recent days, briefly falling below $30,000 on Monday evening and again on Wednesday morning. Nayib Bukele, the bitcoin-boosting president of El Salvador, sees bitcoin's low price as a buying opportunity. He announced on Monday that El Salvador had purchased another

SEC Gensler Crypto•
U.S. regulators, already skeptical of crypto, are doubling down on their stance as the digital asset markets plunge this week. US Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler made his concerns clear in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, calling out crypto exchanges for offering multiple services that are often in conflict with one another, such as custody, market-making, and trading

Google European News•
23Gizmodo / 11h
Google announced it is finally fully capitulating to demands from both the European Union and news media companies that tech giants should pay to display snippets of reporters’ work on sites or search results. Read more...

1KGizmodo / 11h
Tesla is reportedly suing a telecom CEO for weighing in on the electric car company’s ongoing feud with one of its customers. Read more...

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How much is a point or mile worth?” The true answer varies from point to point and person to person and depends on your travel goals and how well you can maximize a particular loyalty currency. Still, some rewards are clearly worth more than others — my goal is to give you a sense of how they stack up. Historically, TPG has valued points and miles ba

End Google Messages•
Almost a year after Google switched on end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for one-on-one chats in the Messages app, it says it's bringing those protections to group texts. The expanded feature will be available as an open beta later this year, the company said today at its I/O 2022 developer conference. Google hasn't revealed more details about E2EE in group chats, but it will surely be similar to how

Google Pixel Buds Pro•
On top of all of today's other big I/O news , Google is adding a new set of true wireless earbuds to its lineup of audio accessories. The Pixel Buds Pro are the first earbuds from the company with active noise cancellation (ANC) and soon they'll support spatial audio when paired with a compatible Pixel phone. However, noise blocking and immersive sound aren't the only big features Google has pack

Google Pixel 6A 7 6•
Ahead of its release sometime later this year, Google just provided an early preview of the Pixel 7 at its I/O 2022 keynote . While the company didn't reveal much in the way of detailed specs or components, Google did show off the Pixel 7's design which is retaining the prominent camera bar that debuted on the Pixel 6. For 2022, one improvement for the Pixel 7 is a new frame made from recycled al

Google Android Tablets•
If there's one common gripe we have with Android tablets , it's the software - we commonly complain about how stock Android just doesn't work well for big screens, not like iPadOS does for iPads . But that could be about to change. At Google IO 2022 , an annual conference for... well, everything Google, the company announced that Android 13 will bring a huge redesign of how the company's software

Google Pixel PW Fitbit•
The Google Pixel 6a has been confirmed, at the keynote conference of Google IO 2022 ( we've got a live blog running for the whole event here ). This is a budget spin on the Google Pixel 6 , judging at least by the 'a' in its name and the conventions of the series. So far, though, we're waiting to hear more about the phone. It has a surprising amount of its big siblings' features, though some down

Apex Legends Mobile•
Hit battle royale game "Apex Legends" finally has a release date on mobile. Fans can pre-register for the mobile game to get some early bird rewards.

Google Android 13 Today•
You won't have to wait much longer if you want to check out some of the Android updates that Google plans to roll out later this year. The company revealed at its I/O 2022 developer conference today that the second public beta of Android 13 will be available starting today. Google said it designed the latest version of the OS around three big themes: doing more with your phone at the center; goin

By this point, we all know what to expect from Google's "a" phones: Last year's hardware for a much lower price. In that respect, the Pixel 6a isn't a huge surprise. The phone, which was announced today at Google's I/O 2022 keynote , is powered by Google's first "Tensor" AI chip, just like the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro before it. It will cost just $449 when it hits shelves on July 28th. But unlike the pr

WPD Google Password•
Google Password Manager can be used to make your account more secure and will improve the overall experience of using your device.

The iMac revolutionized the personal desktop computer, and has since found a place in millions of homes, offices, and schools worldwide.

Cryogenic sleep could be the solution to prolonged space travel for future astronauts, including trips to Mars.

Google Android Tablets•
For a few months now, Google has been talking about Android 12L, an upcoming version of Android that's focused on making the OS work better on larger-screen devices like tablets and foldable phones. Thus far, most of those changes have focused on interface tweaks, but today at Google I/O the company had some news about making apps perform better on larger screens, too. Google says more than 20 of

Google My Ad Center•
At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company introduced a new tool that, later this year, will allow users more control and visibility over how their ads are personalized across Google’s apps and sites, including Google Search, YouTube, and the Discover feed in the Google app. From a new three-dot menu that will appear on all the ads across the different sites, users will be able to engage w

Google AI Language LaMDA 2•
During the first of two Google I/O keynotes this week, Google announced LaMDA 2, the follow-up to an AI system, LaMDA , that the company introduced at Google I/O 2021. Short for Language Models for Dialog Applications, Google claims that LaMDA 2 can break down complex topics into straightforward, digestible explanations and steps as well as generate suggestions in response to questions. LaMDA 2,

Getting a toddler to eat anything other than chicken nuggets and French fries can feel like a superhuman, almost mythical feat of parenting. Sure, you know they should be eating a healthier, more well-balanced diet, which all the Instagram parenting “experts” would have you believe is totally possible right up until… Read more...

One face of the lockdown is what it's like to travel, for those few people who can. Residents in a locked down city can't simply go to the airport. They aren't allowed to move freely. You have to have a Covid travel permit to cross districts. If someone in your building tests positive the whole building is locked down. And if you can get to the airport, the road to international departures has fr

Google Android Tablets•
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More than 20 Google apps will be updated with tablet optimizations in the coming weeks.

After launching a new version of Wear OS in collaboration with Samsung last I/O , Google is back with more updates. At this year's I/O developer conference , the company unveiled features coming to Android 13 and a new Google Wallet, as well as emergency SOS coming to Wear OS. Google also shared that there are now three times more Wear OS devices this year as there were last year and that new dev

Google Wallet Android•
Google Wallet is coming back as a standalone feature, the company announced at its I/O 2022 keynote today. Wallet will be the place to store digital versions of cards and other personal documents, while Google Pay will remain the place for contactless payments. Wallet will store payment cards, transit passes, memberships, tickets, airline travel information and vaccine passports, among other docu

Google Immersive View•
Enlarge (credit: Google) For most uses, Google Maps is a flat, 2D app, and if your device can handle more graphics and a bit more data, you can fire up the Google Earth 3D data set and get 3D buildings. At Google I/O Google has announced a new level that turns the graphics slider way, way up on Google Maps: Immersive View . When exploring an area in Google Maps, the company says Immersive View wi

EU Scan Messages CSAM•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) A European Commission proposal could force tech companies to scan private messages for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and evidence of grooming, even when those messages are supposed to be protected by end-to-end encryption. Online services that receive "detection orders" under the pending European Union legislation would have "obligations concer

This week on Found, we are talking to the co-founder and CEO of Venus Aerospace. Sassie Duggleby is leading the team at Venus Aerospace to develop a spaceplane that could go from LA to Tokyo in an hour. Sassie sets the tone that her team doesn’t have to adhere to the typical startup-up grind to solve some serious deep tech issues. In fact, she believes people work better when they’re well-fed, re

The past several days have been trying times for crypto investors as a broader market pullback has wreaked havoc on token prices. While Bitcoin and Ethereum have sustained over 20% declines each over the past week, a number of emerging projects have been hit even harder, including Silicon Valley darling Solana which has seen its token price decline some 40% week-over-week. The Solana token now si

Google Wallet Android•
At its I/O developer conference, Google today launched Google Wallet, a new Android and Wear OS app that will allow users to store things like credit cards, loyalty cards, digital IDs, transit passes, concert tickets, vaccination cards and more. That’s pretty straightforward, but from here on out, it gets a bit confusing. Google, after all, has long offered the Google Pay app (and yes — a Google

Google Multisearch•
Google Lens already has lots of fancy AR tricks up its sleeve, but it'll soon get what might be its most useful feature yet, called Scene Exploration. At Google I/O 2022 , Google previewed the new feature, which it says acts as a 'Ctrl+F' shortcut for finding things in the world in front of you. Hold your phone's camera up to a scene, and Google Lens will soon be able to overlay useful informatio

Android 13 Google I/O•
Android 13 'Tiramisu' was just announced at Google IO 2022 today, showcasing refinements in its design, improvements to notifications, and more. Google has been focusing on security for this year's keynote, and Android 13 applies the same focus, with a shoutout to RCS, a text messaging standard, and wallet improvements. While the latest Android 13 public beta is here for Pixel 6 phones, and you c

Kimpton Wag Dog Guests•
Before the pandemic, there were millions of pet owners who wouldn’t hit the road without their pets. In the most recent National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association, 25 million dog owners reported stays at pet-friendly hotels. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports 23 million American households added a pet to the family during the pandemic.

Editor’s note: This guide has been updated with the latest information. Shopping portals are such an important aspect of the points and miles hobby. While you can learn all about them in our TPG beginners guide , we realize it’s easy to forget about this method of double dipping on your online purchases. If you haven’t built up the habit of clicking through a shopping portal — and don’t want to h

Google 10 Monk Skin AI•
Google has been working with researchers to make its products and services more inclusive for people with darker skin tones. Now, the company is open sourcing a major part of that work. The company is making its skin tone research widely available as part of its effort at creating more ”responsible AI.” The research has so far resulted in the Monk Skin Tone Scale (MST), a scale “designed to be ea

Google Pixel 2022 Android•
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Privacy , thankfully, is still a thing. Google unveiled a new tool Wednesday at I/O, its annual developer conference , which makes it easier for people to request that the advertising giant remove personal data like their home address from search results. Now, instead of having to go through some lengthy submission process, if you find your personal details in search results you can quickly tap a

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There’s an argument to be made that Bryce Dallas Howard has been the best, most consistent live-action Star Wars director... maybe ever. Directing not one , not two , but three of the best pieces of Star Wars in recent memory, it’s very clear that Howard is no longer simply a formidable actress , she has full command on… Read more...

The White House announced on Monday that tens of millions of American households will now be eligible for subsidized high-speed internet, thanks to the creation of the Affordable Connectivity Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Biden administration has secured commitments from 20 of the country’s… Read more...

Google 10 Monk Skin AI•
Google announced today at its I/O developer conference that it’s incorporating a 10-shade skin tone scale in several of its products over the coming months. The scale was created in partnership with Harvard professor and sociologist Dr. Ellis Monk. The new Monk Skin Tone (MST) scale is designed to be more inclusive of various skin tones. Google is releasing the MST scale so anyone can use it for

Look and Talk Google•
Google is introducing new features to its Google Voice Assistant, including Look and Talk, more natural conversations, and more. The first major feature, Look and Talk, removes the need to use the "Hey Google" just by looking at a Nest Hub Max to unlock it, and then ask the relevant question. You'll need to opt-in and have both Face Match and Voice Match activated so that the device can recognize

Google AI Test LaMDA 2•
Google is announcing news at breakneck pace at its I/O developer conference today , and as usual it's flexing its machine-learning smarts. In addition to unveiling its new LaMDA 2 conversational AI model, the company also showed off a new app called AI Test Kitchen. The app offers three demos that showcase what LaMDA 2 can do. The first is a simple brainstorm tool that asks the app to help you im

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If you’re used to riding the cyrpo rollercoaster, then you know the admission to ride comes with the promise of both ups and downs. Read more...

Google Chrome Virtual•
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Google will roll out virtual credit cards for Pay on Chrome and Android later this year, in an effort to better protect users’ financial information during online transactions. Read more...

Google Search Ads MAC•
At this year’s Google I/O conference, Google announced a host of new privacy and security features designed to keep the massive amounts of digital information they have on you secure. These include a custom ad experience and the ability to more easily delete your personal information from its search engine results.… Read more...

We’re increasingly seeing airlines introduce business class seats with doors, which is something that most travelers are happy about. Of course we all have different preferences when it comes to seating arrangements, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people even prefer older generation business class seats. In this post I wanted to discuss the general trend of airlines adding doo

Google Chrome Virtual•
Google is using I/O 2022 to unveil (and flaunt) a host of privacy and security upgrades, including some significant features for online shopping. The company is introducing virtual payment cards on Android and Chrome that promise extra security by replacing the real card number with a digital counterpart. It should be faster, too, as you won't have to enter the CVV or other details that frequentl

Google Chrome Virtual•
Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the web. These virtual card numbers allow you to keep your ‘real’ credit card number safe when you buy something online since they can be easily revoked if a merchant’s systems get hacked. A number of credit card issuers already offer these virtual credit

Google Pixel 2022 Android•
Among the privacy and security-related updates announced today at Google’s I/O conference, the company says it’s bringing phishing protection to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It will also newly alert users to other possible security issues with their accounts directly on their account profile and offer a new tool that makes it easier to request the removal of

Carbon Clean Chevron•
Carbon Clean , a startup focused on capturing harmful factory emissions before they enter the atmosphere, has secured a hefty $150 million series C round led by oil company Chevron. Aiming to carry out “industrial decarbonization on a gigatonne scale by the mid-2030s,” Carbon Clean is chasing a sector that is responsible for around one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions—though the statist

Chase has increased the initial offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is clearly one of the best card deals out there right now. There was once a higher public offer, it was during the pandemic, and we haven’t seen it since. This is one of the biggest ever offers for the card there h

Hackers and thieves love credit card numbers, which is why many services have popped up over the years to create alias card numbers for online purchases that protect your real information. Google is now building a similar feature into Chrome and Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Not every word you include in a document is in the dictionary. You may write a name of a person or product that you wouldn’t find in Webster’s Dictionary. Luckily, Google Docs offers a personal dictionary for you to use. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The little silicone tips that let your earbuds fit in your ear are easy to lose. Luckily, they’re also easy to replace, with a semi-standard size that will fit about 90% of the earbuds on the market. Here are the best. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Another year, another rumor about the iPhone ditching Lightning for USB-C. But this rumor may be rooted in solid ground. Not just because it comes from a reputable source, but because current circumstance is forcing Apple away from the outdated Lightning standard. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the public preview of a full cluster of Google Cloud’s new Cloud TPU v4 Pods. Google’s fourth iteration of its Tensor Processing Units launched at last year’s I/O and a single TPU pod consists of 4,096 of these chips. Each chip has a peak performance of 275 teraflops and each pod promises a combined compute power of up to 1.1 exaflops of com

Google 2022 Pixel Android•
Google has announced plans to update its ambitious Multisearch feature with local business information, giving users the opportunity to find nearby product sellers using only their mobile cameras. Company VP Prabhakar Raghavan shared the upgrade, dubbed Multisearch Near Me, at Google I/O 2022 . It’s set to launch worldwide “later this year” for Google app users. Google launched its Multisearch fe

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Burn Baby Burn It appears that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may be enamored of a totalitarian communist state. And no, we’re not talking about California. In a wide-ranging appearance at the Financial Times ‘ Future of the Car summit yesterday , Musk told the crowd that he believes the Chinese workforce is harder working than Americans — a complex admission, because while China hosts some of Te

DuckDuckGo has once again taken issue with Google’s plan to replace third-party cookies in Chrome by calling out the search giant’s new Topics and FLEDGE tracking and ad targeting methods. While Topics uses your browsing history in Chrome to automatically collect information about your interests to share with tracking companies and other businesses, FLEDGE enables Google’s browser to target users

Look and Talk Google•
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Google says its voice assistant is getting more conversational, and that face unlocking is ready to replace wake words. But don't hold your breath.

Bitcoin November 2021•
The cryptocurrency’s plunging value has mirrored losses in the Nasdaq, a benchmark that’s weighted toward tech stocks.

Look and Talk Google•
Google Assistant is already pretty handy, filling in your payment info on take out orders, helping get the kids to school on time, controlling your stereo systems' volume and your home's smart light schedules. At its I/O 2022 keynote today, company executives showed off some of the new features arriving soon for the AI. Alphabet The first of these is "Look and Talk." Instead of having to repeated

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV comes loaded with forward-thinking features including "WTF" mode a mystery button whose purpose will arrive later.

Look and Talk Hey Google•
Google today announced three new features for its voice-activated Assistant that will all make it easier and more natural to interact with it. The first is about making it easier to initiate a conversation with the Assistant by simply looking at a device like the Nest Hub, with its built-in camera, and talking to the Assistant without using the “Hey Google” wake word. This will roll out later thi

The coaching world is crowded. There’s BetterUp, a re-skilling platform that wants to bring executive coaching to employees , and Sounding Board, which mixes SaaS and coaching services . Not to mention a slew of smaller yet ambitious startups like Mentor Collective, which matches students to mentors based on their backgrounds, Medley , which offers leadership courses, and Curious Cardinals, which

Google Auto YouTube•
Google is rolling out auto-translated video captions for YouTube on mobile devices, with support for 16 languages, the company announced during its I/O 2022 keynote today. The feature is live now. Additionally, YouTube video transcripts are now available to all Android and iOS users. This is all part of Google's work to make YouTube videos easier to navigate and search, building on existing featu

Google Multisearch•
At its I/O 2022 keynote today, Google provided a number of updates regarding search including a powerful new feature called scene exploration. One new addition is support for Google Lens inside the default Google Search bar, which makes it easier to point your camera at an object and look it up on the web. However, to support more natural search across a range of inputs, the company is looking to

11 Hepatitis Cases•
Enlarge / Adenoviruses remain the leading suspect, though no cause has been identified. (credit: Getty | BSIP ) The global tally of unexplained hepatitis cases in children has reached about 450, including 11 reported deaths, according to an update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . The cases come from more than two dozen countries around the world, with about 14 countri

Duke Nukem Forever•
Duke Nukem Forever Enlarge / This weirdly squished Duke-ification of classic art should tell you everything you need to know about this week's surprise leak of a build of Duke Nukem Forever . (credit: 3D Realms) Earlier this week, a retro game leaker teased '90s shooter fans with something they'd never seen before: in-game footage of 3D Realms' infamous vaporware game Duke Nukem Forever , based o

AI Google Docs Android•
At Google I/O 2022 , CEO Sundar Pichai dedicated the start of the keynote to Google Maps, with Immersive View, eco-routes, and more. While no Android 13 news or the latest Chrome OS features were announced as yet, Pichai made sure to put Google Maps in the spotlight first, helping you further in getting from one destination to another. These features look to be coming to both Android and iOS late

Emirates Premium Economy•
Emirates is rolling out its long-awaited premium economy class to flights between London and Dubai starting on August 1 and will be available to book from next month. The oak-paneled cabin class will be housed on the airline’s iconic Airbus A380s, fitted with opulent, leather-bound seats with calf rests and blankets made from recycled plastic bottles. Booking will open on June 1, for flights depa


Google Multisearch•
In April, Google introduced a new “multisearch” feature that offered a way to search the web using both text and images at the same time. Today, at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced an expansion to this feature, called “Multisearch Near Me.” This addition, arriving later in 2022, will allow Google app users to combine either a picture or a screenshot with the text “near me”

Google Immersive View•
In the face of increased competition from Apple Maps and its 3D city views, Google today introduced its own vision for its next-generation Google Maps with a preview of its new more “immersive” viewing experience. The enhancement, presented during Google’s I/O conference keynote, leverages a combination of computer vision and A.I. technology to fuse together Street View and aerial imagery in orde

Google Translate 24•
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In addition to improving Google Assistant’s ability to communicate with users in a more natural way, Google today also announced improvements to its Google Translate service. The company said it’s adding 24 new languages — including its first indigenous languages of the Americas with the additions of Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara. Other new additions include the following: In total, the 24 new lan

The new Sony Xperia 1 IV was revealed with what appears to be a surprisingly robust set of cameras along with a price that's sure to shock.

Google Immersive View•
Google Maps is getting an "Immersive View" that will offer users digitally rendered looks at major US cityscapes, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told the audience at Google's I/O 2022 keynote on Wednesday. The new feature uses computer vision and AI to blend Maps' existing Street View function with aerial photography to create high-resolution models of the various buildings and urban features of a gi

Bringing Summaries Docs•
Google is making it easy to catch up on long documents with a new auto summarization feature, which will soon be available on Google Docs. It relies on machine learning to break down the key points in a file and generate a readable briefing. Think of it like automatic Cliff's Notes for all of those work reports you never read. Google originally announced the feature in March , but now it's closer

Google Translate 24•
Google is adding support for 24 new languages to its Translate tool, the company announced today during its I/O 2022 developer conference . Among the newly available languages are Sanskrit, Tsongae and Sorani Kurdish. One of the new additions, Assamese, is used by approximately 25 million people in Northeast India. Another, Dhivehi, is spoken by about 300,000 people in the Maldives. According to

Delivery apps are making fresh food available to millions who couldn’t have easily gotten it otherwise.