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Waymo & Uber in settlement talks over stolen self-driving technology

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Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, is in court-ordered settlement talks with Uber -- though the former maintains that its lawsuit can prove Uber used trade secrets taken by one-time employee Anthony Levandowski.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 16:21

Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

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Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:55

Facebook's Oculus to fight Apple's AR and VR push with new $200 standalone headset in 2018

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Facebook's Oculus is apparently in the early stages of developing a standalone mobile headset, with use cases like watching a movie on a plane, without needing a connected computer or smartphone.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:30

EE extends six-month Apple Music promo, exempts listening from data caps

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Starting July 19, U.K. carrier EE will extend its offer of free six months of Apple Music to all its "pay monthly" and SIM-only customers, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:02

'Baby Driver' cut in real time with Avid on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro

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Hit film Baby Driver was cut essentially in real time on set on a MacBook Pro, cutting way back on the need for expensive post-primary photography re-shoots.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:07

iFixit rips out the Galaxy Note Fan Edition's new battery

Now that Samsung has officially relaunched its troubled Galaxy Note 7 as a "Fan Edition," the folks at iFixit couldn't help but dive back in. As you'd guess, Samsung has chosen to deal with the Note 7's unfortunate tendency to explode by going to the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 18:44

Racist Airbnb host ordered to take Asian American studies class

An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation based on a guest's race has been ordered to pay $5,000 and take a college-level course in Asian American studies. Earlier this year, Dyne Suh booked a cabin in Big Bear, California and as she and three other...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 18:11

A Google search is all you need to schedule a haircut

Reserve with Google is going wide. What started as a test run last December, opened to the rest of the country in March and now, in addition to workout classes, you can book a spa day and a haircut too. "This feature is made possible through partners...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:50

Airbnb gives business travelers the option to book with Concur

Business travel can seriously suck, with soulless, inexpensive hotel rooms the norm for many of us. Airbnb offers a unique alternative, with personal homes and rental units that business travelers can stay in while on a work trip. To make it even eas...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:23

AMD's powerful 16-core Threadripper CPU will cost $999

AMD didn't have many details to share about its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper CPU when it was announced back in May, but now it's ready to spill the beans. The chip, officially known as the Threadripper 1950X, will sell for $999, the company announced t...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:04

Mt. Gox chief claims innocence ahead of Bitcoin trial

At one point, the Mt. Gox exchange facilitated 80 percent of the world's Bitcoin transactions. That was, at least, until 2014 when someone absconded with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the digital currency -- as well as an additional $28 mi...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 16:50

'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom' delayed until January 2018

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch brought the unique beauty of a Studio Ghibli movie to North American PS3s in 2012. The gorgeous RPG was slated to get a sequel, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, this coming November, but it looks as if we'll have...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 16:44

FanDuel and DraftKing’s merger is just a fantasy after all

Facing a formidable legal challenge by the Federal Trade Commission, online fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel announced on Thursday that they have cancelled their planned business merger. The decision was made "in the best interest of our s...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 16:26

Climate change is making it harder for airplanes to take off

We already know that climate change might make air travel more turbulent. But now it looks like it will impact it in an even more drastic way: A new study in the journal Climatic Change examines how rising air temperatures will affect airplanes' abil...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 16:16

Net neutrality supporters sent over 5 million emails to the FCC

Yesterday, activists advocating for a free and open internet rallied individuals to submit over two million comments and millions of emails and phone calls to the FCC in support of Net Neutrality. Popular sites across the web, from Yelp to Pornhub (a...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:47

BMW drivers can't escape work thanks to in-car Skype access

In the age of after-hours company emails, working lunches and constant connectivity, the one place you can escape is your car, right? Not so fast, easy rider. With help from Microsoft, BMW has installed Skype for Business in select vehicles running B...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:39

‘Deadpool’ and ‘Logan’ Comic-Con editions pair Blu-ray with vinyl

San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 20th through the 23rd and today, Fox Home Entertainment announced it will have some exclusive merch available in limited quantities. New editions of five of its films will include vinyl copies of their soundtracks a...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:19

Xbox Live update makes co-op live streams a reality

Xbox Live keeps adding and updating features in response to its multiplayer community. Last year, the service added support for "clubs" along with improved friend-finding options. According to Xbox Live's Major Nelson, Live users will get a host of n...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:54

Google Play Music's New Release Radio is available for all users

Google has officially announced New Release Radio, a station on Google Play Music that provides users with a daily selection of new songs they may like based on their listening history. The feature has actually been out in the wild for almost a month...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:35

‘Gran Turismo Sport’ will finally launch on October 17th

The long awaited Gran Turismo Sport finally has a launch date -- October 17th for North America and the 18th for Europe. Originally slated for launch in November of last year, the game's release was delayed last August so as not to sacrifice quality...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 14:14

It's unlikely that the TRAPPIST-1 planets support life

Earlier this year, NASA made headlines when they reported the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away. Three of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are within the star's habitable zone. But now, it's looking unlikely that life will be foun...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:54

The world of high fashion finally has its answer to Amazon

To give you an idea of the kind of customer LVMH is after, all you need to look at is Louis Vuitton's new $2,900 Android Wear smartwatch. The French company, which owns brands like Dior, Fendi, Givenchy and Prada in addition to LV, is the epitome of...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:30

Nine Inch Nails' latest video taps into gaming legend

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor's current interest in video games goes beyond remastering the Quake soundtrack for vinyl and using Kinect on tour. The video for NIN's new single "Less Than" uses the retro PlayStation VR game Polybius as its m...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:16

China might not block personal VPNs after all

With China making "unapproved" virtual private networks illegal at the start of the year, we previously reported that the nation planned to completely block public access to VPNs by February 1st. Now, just a few days later, China's Ministry of Indust...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:01

Google Earth wants you to upload your own photos and videos one day

Google Earth is expanding its Voyager feature, which shows special videos and photos attached to specific spots around the globe, to one day include content from the public.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:42

New Xbox One update lets you sign in with your favorite controller

The latest monthly update for Xbox One is a handy one, as now users can cut straight to their games just by picking up a controller.

Rolling out later today, the update lets users sync up their Xbox Live accounts to a specific controller — making signing in as simple as turning on your personally appointed gamepad.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:02

Jaguar E-Pace brings on the tech with a 10-inch touchscreen as standard

The Jaguar E-Pace has officially been launched. It's a new compact performance SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) which follows on from the firm’s first ever SUV, the best-selling Jaguar F-Pace.

The British firm is keen to highlight the connected technology inside its latest vehicle as it aims to attract new customers with young families and young professionals in its cross-hairs.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:00

Best Tech Gifts Under $20

From headphones and battery packs to Wi-Fi adapters and HDTV antennas, these are the best cheap tech gifts they'll actually want.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 14:00

Elgato Stream Deck Is a Game Changer for Twitch Streaming

The Elgato Stream Deck is a strong recommendation for anyone looking to up the production value on their gaming stream.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:54


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