Real-time tracking and projection mapping keeps getting better

Real-time tracking and projection mapping keeps getting better Japanese creative studio P.I.C.S. have set a mindbending new standard for real-time tracking and projection mapping with their latest visual creation, EXISDANCE. The technology has been around for a while, although it arguably first captured the mai… Source: Engadget Link: Real-time tracking and projection mapping keeps getting […]

Postmates' speedy booze delivery begins drop-offs in NYC and Texas

Postmates' speedy booze delivery begins drop-offs in NYC and Texas Postmates' on-demand alcohol service is now available well beyond California's borders. On top of an expansion to Miami in May, the internet delivery mainstay is now making its Drinks feature available in New York City (in Brooklyn and Manhattan) as… Source: Engadget Link: Postmates' speedy […]

You won't escape Google ads in VR

You won't escape Google ads in VR Sorry, folks, donning a virtual reality headset won't offer a refuge from internet advertising. Google's Area 120 incubator is experimenting with online ad formats designed with VR in mind. It's a lot trickier than slapping a banner on a website, a… Source: Engadget Link: You won't escape Google […]

Apple's iCloud Backup Service Experiencing Outage

Apple's iCloud Backup Service Experiencing Outage According to Apple’s System Status website and multiple reports sent in by MacRumors readers, Apple’s iCloud Backup service is unavailable for some users. Apple’s site says iCloud backup is down for “less than 1 percent of users,” but those affected have been unable to restore from an iCloud backup […]

DHS won’t expand its laptop ban to all US-bound flights just yet

DHS won’t expand its laptop ban to all US-bound flights just yet In a statement today, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced expanded security measures for US-bound flights. Kelly said the new measures were in response to terrorist groups' "renewed interest" in targeting airlines. "We cannot play intern… Source: Engadget Link: DHS won’t expand its […]

NBC Sports’ new Premier League plan is terrible for everyone

NBC Sports’ new Premier League plan is terrible for everyone When NBC Sports announced its new $50 Premier League Pass yesterday, it was easy for soccer fans in the US to get excited about the ability to watch without a cable subscription. However, upon close inspection, the new broadcast structure for England… Source: Engadget Link: […]

New Dummy Video Gives Yet Another Look at Prospective iPhone 8 Design

New Dummy Video Gives Yet Another Look at Prospective iPhone 8 Design We’ve seen countless renderings, dummy models, and design leaks that give us a decent idea of what we can expect the “iPhone 8” to look like, but OnLeaks and Tiger Mobiles have teamed up on a new video that perhaps gives us the […]

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against people with disabilities

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against people with disabilities Uber launched a couple of new programs back in 2014 to serve people who use wheelchairs. UberAssist is a way to hail an UberX driver trained in accessibility and whose car can accommodate a folding wheelchair. UberWAV will send you an actual accessib… Source: Engadget Link: Lawsuit […]

Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data

Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data A few days ago, we reported that Russia's communications regulator demanded that messaging app Telegram hand over information, including decrypted user messages, or risk being banned from the country. Now, Reuters reports that Telegram has agreed to… Source: Engadget Link: Telegram will register with Russia […]

Fox Sports brings its 'virtual suite' to Gold Cup VR broadcasts

Fox Sports brings its 'virtual suite' to Gold Cup VR broadcasts Fox Sports is no stranger to VR. The network broadcasted Super Bowl 51 via a virtual suite of sorts, for instance. Now Fox is taking that further with the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer championship. The footie action starts July 8th with the USA vs. […]

Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available

Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available Google is making good on its promise of AI-assisted photo sharing. A Google Photos upgrade arriving this week uses machine learning to suggest pictures based on both your own sharing habits, the people in the photos, and whether or not they're part o… Source: Engadget Link: Google Photos' […]

Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide

Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide In 2012, Canadian manufacturer Equustek asked Google to remove search results relating to a court case against Datalink, a distributor of the former company's network devices. While Google complied with the request, it only did so in Canada itself. T… Source: Engadget Link: Canada says […]

DNC hires ex-Uber engineer as its chief technology officer

DNC hires ex-Uber engineer as its chief technology officer The Democratic National Committee has selected ex-Twitter VP Raffi Krikorian as its chief technology officer. Krikorian was until recently the senior director of engineering at Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, but left the company in February. Source: Engadget Link: DNC hires ex-Uber engineer as its chief technology […]

Artistic AI paints portraits of people who aren't really there

Artistic AI paints portraits of people who aren't really there Mike Tyka paints the portraits of people who don't exist. The subjects of his ephemeral artwork are not born from any brush. Rather, they are sculpted — roughly — from the digital imagination of his computer's neural network. Source: Engadget Link: Artistic AI paints portraits […]

US hit by cyberattack that targeted Ukraine and Russia

US hit by cyberattack that targeted Ukraine and Russia Yesterday, a number of Ukrainian and Russian companies and state agencies reported being hit by a cyberattack, the results of which ranged from flight delays at Boryspil airport to a shutdown of Chernobyl nuclear power plant's automatic radiation mon… Source: Engadget Link: US hit by cyberattack […]

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone As useful as the Twitch mobile app can be, it still falls short of what you're used to on the desktop, especially if you're a broadcaster. Would you believe that you have to switch apps just to stream live? Thankfully, it's shrinking that gap today…. Source: Engadget […]

'Bang! The Bert Berns Story' Coming Exclusively to Apple Music This Fall

'Bang! The Bert Berns Story' Coming Exclusively to Apple Music This Fall A documentary about “Twist and Shout” songwriter and producer Bert Berns is set to come to Apple Music this fall, reports Variety. “Bang! The Bert Berns Story” chronicles the life of Berns, a well-known record producer in the 1960s responsible for hits like […]

California may give EV buyers instant rebates

California may give EV buyers instant rebates If you're worried about the federal tax credit for electric car purchases phasing out, you may want to pay attention to what California is proposing. The state is concerned about demand for EVs declining as the tax incentives disappear. As a result,… Source: Engadget Link: California may give […]