The dream of flying taxis may not be too far off

"Mark my words. A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come," Henry Ford quipped in 1940. Our dreams of cars capable of taking flight at the whim of their driver have been around nearly as long as we've had cars...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Ford will reportedly make two more electric SUVs by 2023

Ford might not lean solely on its Mustang-inspired electric SUV to draw EV fans in the next few years. Automotive News sources claim the automaker is building two "mid-size" electric crossovers at its Flat Rock plant in Michigan, with both to be rel...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:24pm

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA has been talking for years about sending a probe to Europa, and now it's locking down those plans. The agency has confirmed the next phase of its Europa Clipper mission, which will send a spacecraft to the Jovian moon to determine if it could su...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:34pm

Facebook’s Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. The European Commission said it is "currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior," related to the Libra Association, Bloom...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:59pm

Sega’s remastered ‘Yakuza’ bundle for PS4 comes to the US

With western interest in the Yakuza series the most passionate it's ever been, Sega is bringing remastered PlayStation 4 versions of its PlayStation 3 open-world Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 games to the West. Fans can purchase The Yakuza Remaster...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:22pm

Spotify is getting its own TV mini-series

The music business has been through a turbulent decade, with dwindling sales, record labels pushing "360 deals" on artists and concert venues beginning to take cuts of merchandise sales. The debates around the ethics of streaming apps are a high-prof...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:50pm

YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

A lawsuit filed by YouTube yesterday claims that a user abused its copyright infringement reporting system to extort fellow YouTubers and carry out a swatting attack. YouTube alleges that Christopher Brady, of Omaha, Nebraska, filed dozens of Digital...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:15pm

Tidal shares songs as Stories in Facebook and Instagram

iHeartRadio isn't the only streaming music service helping you share music as Stories in recent days. Tidal has introduced an option to share tunes directly as Stories in Facebook and Instagram, helping you convey your musical mood to your followers...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:44pm

OnePlus TV arrives in India next month

Following last week's name reveal, OnePlus says it will launch the OnePlus TV in September. The company's CEO, Pete Lau, revealed the launch date in a post on the OnePlus forums. In the same post, Lau adds OnePlus plans to first release the device in...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:26pm

Nikon updates its SnapBridge app for faster image transfers

Nikon has unveiled an updated version of its SnapBridge app with new features aimed at generally making it easier for photographers to share their work online. SnapBridge version 2.6 gives users more options for camera control and faster image transf...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:51pm

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

So much for Tesla's renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn't ground its...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:15pm

The Internet's oldest continuously streaming webcam is shutting down

The FogCam was set up by Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong while students at San Francisco State University in 1994. In an interview with SFGate, Schwartz said his inspiration for FogCam stemmed while learning to script...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:55pm

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will enter Early Access in March, after eight years of development

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is easily one of the most highly-anticipated PC titles of this decade, and it's not hard to see why.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:28pm

Facebook wants to hire journalists to curate its upcoming News tab

Facebook will launch its News Tab later this year, it will join a growing trend where companies like Apple and Microsoft-owned LinkedIn use in-house editorial teams to curate articles for their users.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:53pm

Netflix is developing a three-part Bill Gates documentary

Netflix is set to premiere a three-part documentary next month that examines the post-CEO life of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as he attempts to solve some of the world’s most enduring issues.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:47pm

Snag this U-Drive DVR dash cam for just $19.99 right now

Ever found yourself in a minor fender bender, wishing you had proof that the guy pulled out in front of you? You’ve probably considered a dash cam at some point, but don’t know if it’s worth the money. They most definitely are.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

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