Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes, which begin rolling out today, will be expanded t… Source: […]

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essentially, they're just looped GIFs made from a video… Source: […]

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights with the massive airplane meant to help launch satellite-bearing rockets more efficiently. Those… Source: Engadget Link: The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts Google has just added a bunch of new security features in order to protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages. Though they didn't say as much, the bumped-up protection is likely in response to the phishing scam that went around earlier this… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Amazon's drone deliveries could include shipping label parachutes

Amazon's drone deliveries could include shipping label parachutes It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Amazon announced its plan to deliver packages via drone. The first air delivery occurred last December in the UK and the retailer continues to refine the concept with futuristic ideas to perch t… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon's […]

Amazon refunds $70 million your kids accidentally spent in apps

Amazon refunds million your kids accidentally spent in apps Last year, a federal judge ruled Amazon was on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in free-to-play apps. This week, the online retail giant officially started issuing over $70 million in refund… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon […]

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't… Source: Engadget Link: Apple reportedly begins production of […]

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Source: Engadget Link: Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Rumored Siri Speaker in Production Ahead of Possible WWDC Debut

Rumored Siri Speaker in Production Ahead of Possible WWDC Debut Apple’s rumored Siri smart speaker, which is designed to compete with the Google Home and Amazon Echo, is already in production ahead of a prospective debut at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources “familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg says production has already […]

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show — you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In… Source: […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. President to Stay in Paris Climate Pact

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. President to Stay in Paris Climate Pact Amid rumors suggesting U.S. President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, multiple tech CEOs have been urging him not to do so, reports Bloomberg. On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the White House to […]

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker

Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker Amazon's Echo speakers give you voice control over calendars from Google and Microsoft, but there's long been a notable exception to that rule: Apple. Thankfully, Amazon just filled that gap. The internet giant has quietly added support for linking… Source: Engadget Link: Amazon Echo supports […]

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor

New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an expanded comments section — one that is moderated… Source: […]

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet)

I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasn’t killed me (yet) I've been making beer for about 10 years and, in the name of fun and experimentation, I've done some weird stuff. Toss some sarsaparilla and birch bark in the pot? Why not? "Dry hop" with a box of Apple Jacks? Try and stop me. But […]

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced one year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari […]

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June To hear Samsung's Galaxy S8 ad campaign tell it, the company's Bixby digital assistant was already fully featured and ready to go at the handset's launch. The reality is quite a bit different, however. Bixby Voice, the would-be competitor to Siri and… Source: Engadget […]

Wacom Announces $80 'Bamboo Sketch' Stylus for Drawing and Writing on iPhone and iPad

Wacom Announces 'Bamboo Sketch' Stylus for Drawing and Writing on iPhone and iPad Wacom today announced the Bamboo Sketch, a new precision stylus for drawing and sketching on both iPad and iPhone devices through a Bluetooth connection. The company said that the stylus mimics a traditional pen-and-paper writing and drawing experience thanks to two customizable […]

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor Elgato today announced the latest product in its Eve series of HomeKit-connected devices, debuting the Eve Degree. Eve Degree is a HomeKit-compatible temperature and humidity monitor with a fresh design featuring a large display housed in a sleek aluminum body. Elgato already makes a temperature and humidity […]

Amazon Updates Alexa Devices With Apple iCloud Calendar Integration

Amazon Updates Alexa Devices With Apple iCloud Calendar Integration Amazon today announced that users will now be able to sync their iCloud Calendar information with devices that support Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa. With the update, users can ask Alexa what’s coming up on their calendar, or issue commands so new appointments are added to the […]