With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an annual Autumn Budget that underscored its continuing push to win over the tech world. In a wide-ranging speech laying out proposals for investment and taxes for individuals and businesses, the… Read More
Using a password manager will make you more secure, and will also simply you life.
Google’s search algorithms have been haphazard for a long time, but over the past year we’ve seen a number of…
The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam Foroughi revealed that the deal is (sort of) off. Instead of an outright… Read More
One of Google’s most powerful new features is finally rolling out to Pixel phones.
Google Lens, the company’s intelligent camera software that can analyze the world around you, is now rolling out to Google Assistant on Pixel phones. Announced earlier this year, Lens is one of the company’s most important new products as it offers an early look at what the future of search will look like for Google.
Though Google Lens has been available within Google Photos since the Pixel 2 launched, this update, which is rolling out “over the coming weeks,” marks the first time the feature has been available outside of Google Photos. Read more…
We may not have to wait much longer to see Samsung’s long-rumored bendable smartphone.
The Korean tech giant plans to unveil the phone, which is rumored to be named the Galaxy X, in January at CES, according to a new report in Yahoo News.
The report comes after a company support page for the product surfaced on Samsung’s website. Spotted by Dutch site Mobilekopen, the support page shows a smartphone model number that’s previously been linked to the Galaxy X.
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In addition to being yet another public relations nightmare for Uber, the way the company handled the breach might be in violation of data breach disclosure laws.
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Apple has confirmed with Mashable that some high school interns at the iPhone-producing Foxconn plant in China worked overtime to produce iPhones.
The circumstance became public when six students from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School told the Financial Times they were “forced” to work at the facility to complete internship requirements. One student reported assembling 1,200 phones in a single day.
In a statement, an Apple spokesperson acknowledged the students should not have been working overtime to assemble Apple’s latest, gleaming handsets. The students said they worked up to 11 hours a day. Read more…
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Last week, we learned that WeWork invested in a wave pool company dedicated to artificial surfing. This week, WeWork is investing in something slightly closer to home—and for a subset of WeWork’s customers, a competitor.
The $20 billion office-leasing company led a $32 million Series B funding round for The Wing, a women’s only coworking space and social club. The investment is WeWork’s largest to date, Chief Operating Officer Jen Berrent said in a blog post. The funding round is also one of the biggest Series B rounds raised by female founders, Forbes noted.
“We are grateful to have WeWork’s unmatched abilities in our corner as we expand and grow The Wing’s physical footprint and community,” The Wing CEO and co-founder Audrey Gelman said in a statement. “As pioneers in the field of co-working and community building, WeWork shares in our mission to provide women with a space to take flight.” Read more…
In October, Sonos launched the Sonos One, raising the bar on what is already the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio. The big new feature? An integrated microphone that added support for Amazon’s Alexa. However, there was one big caveat: While Alexa was integrated to control music services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud and others, it was missing a major player in… Read More
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Toyota has revealed its third generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, which can be controlled and synchronized with the operator’s movements….
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There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh.
Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it.
The app has a number of “categories” that friends can quiz each other on, such as what their favorite foods and sports are, or other personality traits. Users take turns answering questions about each other, and they’re then ranked in an in-app leaderboard, which shows their scores. Read more…
‘Oumuamua’s bizarre dimensions have “never been seen in our own solar system.”