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A first look at Spotify‘s redesigned free mobile experience

As rumored, Spotify today unveiled a redesigned app thats geared toward users of its free music-streaming service at an event in New York City. The new mobile experience is all about personalized on-demand listening, with 15 playlists that are curat...

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DoorDash will deliver groceries from Walmart in Atlanta

Walmarts latest tech trick is delivering groceries via DoorDash. Except instead of this being a Walmart offering, its actually being led by DoorDash according to TechCrunch. End users shouldnt notice a difference, however. Logging on to the Walmar...

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Purism‘s privacy-focused phone will support Ubuntu Touch

Purisms security-focused smartphone, the Librem 5, will come with support for Ubuntu Touch when it ships next year. According to the company, which made its mark building ultra-secure, open platform laptops, the operating system will be well-suppor...

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MIT researchers turn water into ‘calm‘ computer interfaces

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us enthralled. MIT Media Labs Tangible Media Group wants to change that by crafting calm in...

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What we‘re playing: ‘Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze‘

This month, Reviews Editor Jamie Rigg discovers one of Nintendos many slept-on classics. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out back in 2014, but because the Wii U wasnt the most popular console around, it didnt exactly sell like hotcakes....

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Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app

Spotifys free tier is now decidedly more useful when youre on the move. The streaming music service has unveiled a new free version of its mobile app that no longer forces you to shuffle tunes -- you can listen to songs on-demand so long as they a...

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‘Wolfenstein II‘ blasts its way to the Switch on June 29th

Its been a long time in coming, but the Nintendo Switch adaptation of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is (almost) here. Bethesda has announced that the Nazi-punching sequel will be available on June 29th for 60. Youll generally know what to exp...

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Ford‘s electric GoBikes have arrived in San Francisco

Bike-sharing company Motivate is expanding its San Francisco offering to include electric versions of Fords GoBikes. Theyll be available at no extra cost in the same way as Fords regular GoBikes, which can be unlocked with the accompanying app or...

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Selfie-snapping monkey loses copyright infringement case (again)

The copyright battle over who owns that famous toothy selfie taken by a macaque monkey in Indonesia apparently didnt end when the parties involved reached a settlement last year. On Monday, an appeals court has affirmed the lower courts decision th...

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Amazon can deliver packages to the inside of your car

Amazon Keys in-home delivery is all well and good (assuming you trust it in the first place), but theres an obvious caveat: you have to go home to get your package. Now, you might not even have to go to that trouble. Amazon has launched a Key In-...

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Roku is getting free live news, starting with ABC

If theres one thing streaming video watchers love, its free stuff. So it wasnt a huge surprise to see Roku launch a free ad-supported movie channel of its own last year. Now, its adding news coverage to that selection, starting with ABC News Live...

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Roku adds private listening for multiple viewers

Many living room media players support headphones to let one person watch videos without disrupting anyone. But thats not how it always works. What if you want to watch Netflix with your spouse when the kids are sleeping, or catch up on YouTube with...

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Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One

Pandora has dragged its heels expanding its Premium service beyond mobile -- a web player only arrived in February, nearly a year after the mobile launch. But now its opening up its offerings further still. From today, youll be able to use the stre...

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MIT researchers turn water into ‘calm‘ software

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us enthralled. MIT Media Labs Tangible Media Group wants to change that by crafting calm in...

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Hackers find an ‘unpatchable‘ way to breach the Nintendo Switch

Security researchers from ReSwitched have discovered a Nintendo Switch vulnerability that could let hackers run arbitrary code on all current consoles. Dubbed Fuseacute;e Geleacute;e (Frozen Rocket) it exploits buggy code in the NVIDIA Tegra X1...

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Apple recruits Samsung VP to kickstart growth in South Korea

Apple is way behind Samsung in the Korean brands home country, so it has decided to recruit someone who knows the market and its staunchest rival very well. According to Bloomberg, Cupertino has hired Samsung VP Brandon Yoon to lead its business in...

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‘Starcraft II‘ finally gets a store for player-made maps

Newer Blizzard titles like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm are free to play, but they do offer as many paid extras as you can shake a stick at. Thats normal these days, of course, but StarCraft II was first released in 2010 -- a simpler time whe...

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Viacom perseveres with Snapchat-exclusive TV shows

Even though Instagrams Snapchat-like Stories has more users than Snapchat itself, the original ephemeral apps longtime partner Viacom remains immune to its charms. The media conglomerate (which you might be more familiar with as MTVs and Comedy Ce...

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The Morning After: Amazon‘s household robot rumors

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Tuesday! We review the best Android phone youll probably never get to buy, the wonderful game mash-up of Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time and Googles podcast app -- which was apparently there all...

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Did you know that Google Search on Android is a podcast player?

Whether youre listening to the newest installment of a daily podcast youre subscribed to or binging the latest true crime series, being able to pause a podcast on one device and pick it back up on another is a useful feature. And according to Pacif...

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YouTube mistakenly pulls video exposing Alex Jones‘ conspiracy theories

YouTube has been trying to reduce instances of mistaken video takedowns, but its evident theres still some work to do. The company temporarily pulled a video from watchdog group Media Matters that exposed Alex Jones conspiracy theories surrounding...

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Facebook publishes its community standards playbook

Facebook has had community standards for awhile now, but it hasnt always been clear on what is or isnt allowed on its platform. And sometimes, this has led to some serious confusion. Last year, ProPublica unearthed a Facebook internal training docu...

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Maybach Ultimate Luxury EV brings its own tea service

If an automaker wants to succeed in China, they need to electrify their cars. The country has strict EV plans and for anyone looking to buy a car in a city like Beijing, going electric means not having to apply for the license lottery to own a car. S...

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Byton teases its second ‘experience-driven‘ vehicle

Byton wowed us at CES back in January with its first autonomous EV concept car, a smart SUV built for passenger comfort. At the Beijing Motor Show, the company teased its second vehicle concept, an electric sedan slated to go into series production i...

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