In-Cabin Laptop Ban Lifted on U.S.-Bound Flights From Dubai and Istanbul

In-Cabin Laptop Ban Lifted on U.S.-Bound Flights From Dubai and Istanbul The U.S. government has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on inbound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, according to Emirates and Turkish Airlines. An Emirates spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday that the ban was lifted for flights out of […]

First Person Shooter 'Shadow Warrior Classic' is a Free Download for Mac

First Person Shooter 'Shadow Warrior Classic' is a Free Download for Mac Classic first person shooter Shadow Warrior is available as a free download for Mac over on GOG and Steam this morning. The 1997 PC game garnered fans for its wacky humor, multi-function weaponry, and destructible environment, being based on the Build platform that […]

Imagination Technologies Remains For Sale as No Progress Made in Dispute With Apple

Imagination Technologies Remains For Sale as No Progress Made in Dispute With Apple British chipmaker Imagination Technologies today disclosed that its formal sale process continues, despite successful restructuring and a return to profitability in its fiscal year ended April 30, 2017. It also said it is reviewing options in its dispute with Apple, but added […]

Report Says U.S. Government Filed to Intervene in Apple's Tax Appeal in Europe

Report Says U.S. Government Filed to Intervene in Apple's Tax Appeal in Europe The U.S. government has filed an application with the General Court of the European Union to intervene in an ongoing tax-related case between Apple and the European Commission, according to Reuters. “I can confirm the United States filed an application with the […]

Australian Consumer Watchdog to Question Apple Over Westpac Chat App Payments Ban

Australian Consumer Watchdog to Question Apple Over Westpac Chat App Payments Ban The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking clarification from Apple over its decision to ban an app extension that lets Westpac bank customers use social media and mobile messaging platforms to make payments. Known as Westpac Keyboard, the feature was announced […]

Samsung is Developing a Smart Speaker Using 'Bixby' Virtual Assistant

Samsung is Developing a Smart Speaker Using 'Bixby' Virtual Assistant Samsung is developing a voice-activated smart speaker to rival the likes of the Amazon Echo and Apple’s forthcoming HomePod, according to a report published on Tuesday. The project, internally codenamed “Vega”, will be based on Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant, but many of the speaker’s features […]

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' […]