Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google

Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google It's been over a year since we heard that Google's parent company Alphabet wanted to sell its robotics company Boston Dynamics, and now it has a buyer: Softbank. The Japanese company has been working on its own robots for years, including the helpful… Source: Engadget Link: […]

A Look at iOS 11's Entirely Redesigned App Store

A Look at iOS 11's Entirely Redesigned App Store One of iOS 11’s boldest changes is the revamped, redesigned App Store that dramatically changes the look and feel of Apple’s app marketplace. Aimed at boosting app discovery, the new App Store doubles down on games and splits apps and games into their own sections for […]

Hands-On With iOS 11's Revamped, Customizable Control Center

Hands-On With iOS 11's Revamped, Customizable Control Center In iOS 11, the Control Center has seen its third major overhaul in three years, and this time, it’s received a drastic redesign with a single page spread and bubble-style icons. Control Center functionality has also changed significantly, with new 3D Touch options and customizability that allows […]

Apple's AirPods Pair Automatically With Apple TV in tvOS 11

Apple's AirPods Pair Automatically With Apple TV in tvOS 11 tvOS 11, the newest version of the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV, didn’t receive any air time during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, but it includes a handful of new features, including auto-pairing with Apple’s AirPods. AirPods currently pair automatically with […]

Here's How Apple's New MacBook Pro Compares to Last Year's Model

Here's How Apple's New MacBook Pro Compares to Last Year's Model Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup this week with Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and faster standard graphics options from Intel and AMD. There’s also a cheaper 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys starting at $1,299 with 128GB storage, compared to $1,499 for the […]

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers

Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers If you've ever shot video with a full-frame DSLR, you know how alluring it can be — that large sensor can be perfect for low-light shots and soft backgrounds. However, pro cinematographers have generally had to "settle" for Super 35mm and smaller s… Source: Engadget […]

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 […]