Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now made its way to Taiwan, where you can use it in […]

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abusers from putting out a never-ending stream of garba… Source: Engadget […]

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls It took a while, but Google Hangouts has finally followed in Facebook Messenger's footsteps and started taking advantage of iOS 10's Callkit. That means calls you receive on Hangouts will appear as regular voice calls on your iPhones' lock screen –… Source: Engadget Link: Hangouts […]

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy… Source: Engadget Link: Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance Verizon's prepaid plans will look a lot more enticing come June 6th: the mobile carrier has tweaked its current offerings, giving each tier a bigger data allowance. You'll now get 3GB of data instead of 2GB for $40 and 7GB instead of 5GB for $50. The… Source: […]

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets — it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 2014) as part of a resupply mission to the International… Source: Engadget Link: SpaceX re-launches a […]

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube

Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig will livestream at 2PM Eastern (7PM local time) on Twitter… Source: […]

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new… Source: […]

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicle is now in its third revision, and I got […]

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie

Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age Megan Garber, The Atlantic Wonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic analyzes how a female superhero rescues a solider o… Source: Engadget Link: Recommended […]

Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR landscapes

Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR landscapes "A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming," says Wikipedia. Artist Alex Andreev offers that experience with his VR dreamscape paintings by messing with the part of your brain that distinguishes reality from fantasy. "Nev… Source: Engadget Link: Living a […]

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year — not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window… Source: Engadget […]

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, screenshots of a random tweet, or maybe particularly… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

Apple Music Marketing Exec Bozoma Saint John to Leave Company

Apple Music Marketing Exec Bozoma Saint John to Leave Company Bozoma Saint John, Apple Music and iTunes head of Global Consumer Marketing, is planning to leave the company, reports Axios. Saint John, also known as “Boz,” joined Apple when the company acquired Beats Music in 2014. She came into the public spotlight at the 2016 […]

Apple to Expand Siri to Work With More Types of Third-Party Apps

Apple to Expand Siri to Work With More Types of Third-Party Apps At its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, Apple is expected to expand Siri‘s functionality, allowing the voice assistant built into the iPhone and iPad to work with a wider variety of apps, reports Reuters. Apple first started allowing third-party apps to interface with […]

WWDC 2017 Spoiler-Free Video Stream

WWDC 2017 Spoiler-Free Video Stream Apple’s WWDC keynote will be kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time on Monday, and as is tradition, some MacRumors readers who can’t follow the event live are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen

F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen Amazon's turning to literature once again for an original series. Only this time, Jeff Bezos' video wing is eschewing Philip K. Dick in favor of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Period piece The Last Tycoon tells the story of young Hollyw… Source: Engadget […]