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Intel has less competition against Raspberry Pi

Say goodbye to Intels Edison, Joule and Galileo compute modules. The company has unceremoniously canceled its developer kit lineup, which were meant to give it a foothold in the burgeoning Internet of Things arena, ZDNet reports. Additionally, Intel...

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Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team

Earlier this year Tesla announced engineer Chris Lattner would leave Apple and lead its Autopilot engineering team, but just five months later he is departing. Lattner, the designer of Apples Swift programming language, tweeted Turns out that Tesla...

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ESA‘s search for Earth‘s ‘twin‘ starts in 2026

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that it is officially adopting the PLATO mission. PLATO, which stands for PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is a planet-hunting project that will look for Earth twins -- planets just like ou...

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Tumblr‘s safe mode keeps racy material out of sight

Theres a lot of porn on Tumblr. Over a fifth of content on the site (disclaimer: its a sister brand through Verizons Yahoo purchase) is adults-only, if you ask the analytics firm SimilarWeb. And thats a problem if youre surfing from work or gi...

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Twitch and Blizzard partner for broadcasts and ‘Overwatch‘ loot

Twitch and Blizzard are teaming up in a big way this year. First up, if youre a Twitch Prime member youve got some loot boxes coming your way for Overwatch. Starting June 20th, Twitch Prime members will receive an Overwatch Golden Loot Box contain...

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Intel gives up on competing against Raspberry Pi

Say goodbye to Intels Edison, Joule and Galileo compute modules. The company has unceremoniously canceled its developer kit lineup, which were meant to give it a foothold in the burgeoning Internet of Things arena, ZDNet reports. Additionally, Intel...

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Lenovo laptop concept flexes like a yoga mat

Lenovo isnt done making exotic concept devices... far from it. The PC maker has unveiled a laptop concept whose centerpiece is a flexible screen that runs right up to the keyboard. Its not joined by a hinge, it is the hinge -- youd fold it up like...

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Zepp teams up with New Balance to gamify batting practice

In partnership with New Balance, Zepp just gamified its swing sensor and app. As of today, NB HitClub is available on the updated Zepp app and brings along some new features for users taking advantage of its baseball and softball swing assessments.

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Yes, you can actually beat ‘Threes!‘

Just when you thought the deceptively complex puzzler Threes! wasnt beatable, the internet comes along and proves you wrong. Three and a third years later (confirmed by the development team) the folks behind the ThreesPorn Twitter account have captu...

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New York is reviewing its voting infrastructure to avoid hacks

Amid the growing investigation into Russias interference in the US Presidential election, New York is taking the initiative to check whether anybody meddled with its voting machines. Governor Cuomo has tasked the states Cyber Security Advisory Boar...

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Microsoft improves Office‘s hands-free typing with Dictate

Microsoft has released a new app called Dictate. Its an add-in for Word, Outlook and Powerpoint and uses Cortanas speech-recognition technology to let you speak what you want to type.

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Spotify beats iTunes to the Windows Store

Microsoft promised back at Build that that a slew of big-name apps would reach the Windows Store, and its making good on that vow. Spotify has released a Windows Store version of its app in every country where its streaming music service is availabl...

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Tidal‘s ‘On Air‘ podcast network features five exclusive shows

Jay Zs forthcoming album isnt the only new content coming to Tidal this month. The streaming music site announced Tuesday that it is following the lead of Google Play, Deezer, and Spotify and now offering podcasts to its subscribers.

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PayPal ‘instantly‘ transfers money to your bank account

PayPal can be frustrating if you want to put funds in your bank account. It can take a day or more for transfers to go through, and thats a problem when rival services like Zelle can promise speedier access to your money without needing a separate a...

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Samsung exclusives are the last thing Google Play Music needs

Back in April, Samsung used the launch of its excellent Galaxy S8 smartphone to make a small but important announcement about a partnership with Google. Google Play Music would be the default music player on all Samsung smartphones, and Google would...

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Kickstarter Gold brings back successful creators for new projects

Kickstarter is bringing back some of its VIPs for another round of crowdfunding. The new project, called Kickstarter Gold, is a return of over 65 creators who have new takes on past successful campaigns.

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Sphero‘s new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home

Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, and, of course, Star Wars BB-8 Droid (which it also turned into a very popular gadget). But the company has also been working on grander plans all the while. Today, Sphero announced that its spinning o...

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Samsung ready to relaunch the Galaxy Note line in August

Samsung isnt letting the Galaxy Note 7s battery failure hinder the release schedule for its next pen-toting smartphone. A Reuters source understands that Samsung is planning a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in August, or roughly...

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Using a 3D render as a French ID card ‘photo‘

Everybody wants a decent photo ID, but French artist Rafael Fabre took the quest to a new level. Rather than just having someone snap him, he built a 3D model of his head and torso, then created a nearly photorealistic rendering of himself for a new...

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Uber belatedly offers tipping as part of its renewed focus

After weeks of faulty course-correction punctuated with multiple board member resignations, Uber is fighting to win back public approval, starting with its drivers. The company sent an email to all its contractors today promising many overdue feature...

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Uber adds tipping and teen fares to make drivers happy

After weeks of faulty course-correction punctuated with board member resignations, Uber is fighting to win back public approval, starting with its drivers. The company sent an email to all its contractors today promising many overdue features to impr...

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South Korea wants its own Hyperloop for high-speed transit

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a deal to codevelop the future of transit with South Korea. The partnership will see the company working with both the local government, its institute of civil engineering, and Hanyang University. The...

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Amazon is the latest to offer clothes-by-mail to try on at home

Amazon just announced its latest service -- Prime Wardrobe. Adding to its growing list of fashion-focused offerings, the service makes shopping for clothes online a commitment-free experience, one of the few advantages brick-and-mortar stores still h...

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Google‘s Project Fi helps you pay your share of the phone bill

Its not much fun to split up a wireless family plan, especially if youre not splitting it evenly. How much do your kids owe if theyre only paying some of their bill? What about that roommate who always uses too much data and drives the bill higher...

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