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Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

Amazon is now the latest tech giant exploring self-driving cars

By Elyse Betters

Companies like Google and even Apple are taking a gamble on self-driving vehicle technology, and now, Amazon is placing its own bet.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has a year-old team of about 12 people who are actively exploring autonomous... Read more

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

DJI Goggles fully revealed, now available for preorder

By Elyse Betters

DJI announced a pair of goggles last year, and now, it has finally shared full details on the device.Called DJI Goggles, naturally, it is meant to work with the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4, and Inspire series drones. It looks a lot like a traditional VR headset... Read more

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

Google teams up with Yi to launch new Jump VR camera rig for pros

By Elyse Betters

Remember Google's Jump VR platform? Well, it has a new camera rig.When Google introduced Jump, which uses cloud-based software and algorithms to stitch together 360-degree videos, it announced a partnership with GoPro. The action-cam maker in partnership... Read more

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

Apple's OLED iPhone 8 might not be ready until November or later

By Elyse Betters

Apple is rumoured to be working three new iPhones, but at least one of them might not be ready to ship in time.Apple typically announces new iPhone models in September and ships them out by the end of the month, but according to reliable KGI analyst... Read more

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

Spotify wants to build a new device possibly like Snapchat Spectacles

By Elyse Betters

Spotify isn't trying to hide the fact that it's getting into hardware.As spotted by Zatz Not Funny, a job listing posted to the company’s website has revealed Spotify wants to build “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and... Read more

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017

By Elyse Betters

Tesla has announced it will have more than 10,000 Superchargers in North America by the end of 2017.That's more than double the amount of high-speed electric car chargers than it had at the beginning of the year. Tesla currently operates 830 Supercharger... Read more

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant

By Elyse Betters

It's official. Voice assistants are everywhere.They're in our phones, speakers, washing machines, and now, cars. Mercedes-Benz has announced that both Alexa and Google Assistant will work on all of its 2016 and 2017 models released in the US. Apart from... Read more

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

Samsung to roll out software fix for the Galaxy S8's red-tinted screen

By Elyse Betters

Samsung doesn't want people to worry about getting a Galaxy S8 with a red-tinted display, so it's issuing a software fix.There's been reports coming out of South Korea about people getting their new Galaxy S8 phones early, and some of those people have... Read more

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at the 2 May event in New York City. Reports have claimed... Read more

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

By Elyse Betters

Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... Read more

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

GoPro's new Fusion 360-degree camera will fuse six GoPros into one

By Elyse Betters

GoPro has teased a new camera - and it's not an action cam.Fusion is a 360-degree camera that's being introduced just one day after Facebook announced its new 360-degree cameras. The device can shoot 5.2K resolution VR and non-VR videos and photos. It... Read more

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

Apple and Nike made a new Apple Watch called NikeLab and it's limited

By Elyse Betters

Apple and Nike have made a new, limited-edition version of the Apple Watch Nike+ watch.Nike has announced that it partnered with Apple to create a Apple Watch Nike+ that combines a Space Grey Apple Watch Series 2 aluminium case with a black and white... Read more

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... Read more

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has announced a bunch of camera effects, augmented reality developments, and chat bot-related updates for its properties.The social network's developer conference is here. It's a two-day event that Facebook is using to discuss everything from... Read more

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

Facebook's latest internet-beaming drone is a tiny tethered helicopter

By Elyse Betters

Facebook wants the entire world to have internet. And as part of that quest, it has developed a small helicopter drone.Here's the thing: the more people there are with internet, the more people it can get to sign up for Facebook. Naturally, Facebook... Read more

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... Read more

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S8 display have a noticeable red tint problem?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's newest flagship hasn't even launched, and yet already there are reports about it having an issue.Some people who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have apparently received their units early and are complaining about the display having... Read more

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

Facebook's new Surround 360 VR cameras will go on sale this year

By Elyse Betters

Facebook just introduced a second-generation Surround 360.The social network is kicking off the second day of its (mostly) annual F8 developer conference, and buried in a flurry of updates and sessions there was an announcement that the Surround 360,... Read more

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

Tumblr's new video app essentially lets you watch YouTube with friends

By Elyse Betters

Tumblr has a new app, and strangely, it's all about YouTube videos.The Yahoo-owned company was apparently interested in catering to YouTube users, because it has launched Cabana, an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.... Read more

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

Snapchat just added 3D world lenses - see how they look and work here

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest feature combines 3D effects with augmented reality.The app has launched a new type of world lenses. Snapchat first introduced world lenses last year. They're a filter of sorts not limited to selfies. While standard lenses let you try... Read more

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork are now free for everyone

By Elyse Betters

Apple has made three of its biggest software packages completely free.You can now grab GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) for your Mac or iOS device without having to pay a thing. The Cupertino-based company has permanently tossed... Read more

Latest Moto Z2 Force leak reveals phone will have a headphone jack

Latest Moto Z2 Force leak reveals phone will have a headphone jack

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo might introduce a new phone dubbed Moto Z2 Force.The phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z. It's thicker and sports a longer battery life, higher-resolution camera, and a shatterproof display. Now, days... Read more

This leaked Galaxy S8 prototype proves it almost had a dual camera

This leaked Galaxy S8 prototype proves it almost had a dual camera

By Elyse Betters

Samsung didn't do a lot with the Galaxy S8's rear camera, but that doesn't mean it didn't consider seriously upgrading the snapper.KK on Weibo – a leaker with a decent track record – has shared a leaked prototype of the Galaxy S8 Plus. There's one... Read more

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to do to cars what it did to mobile phones.The last we heard, Apple was ditching the idea of making self-driving cars to focus on self-driving technology only. And now, Apple has obtained an official permit to test self-driving cars in California... Read more

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

Google's AutoDraw uses machine learning to turn your doodles into art

By Elyse Betters

Google's latest tool can turn your doodles into works of art.It's launched AutoDraw, a web-based app powered by machine learning. With that technology, AutoDraw can recognise your crude drawings, whether it's a flower or a cake or a smiley face, and it... Read more

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

By Elyse Betters

Misfit has launched yet another affordable activity tracker.It's called the Misfit Flare, and it sells for $59.99 (about £50). It can track the steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve gone and the calories you’ve burned, and it can track your sleeping.... Read more

Motorola budget phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus, revealed in new leak

Motorola budget phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus, revealed in new leak

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has a couple new budget devices up its sleeve.While at MWC 2017 in February, Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus for £169 and £259, respectively. If you thought Lenovo was done with affordable smartphones for the year,... Read more

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

Fitbit delays launch of GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones until autumn

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is working on its first official smartwatch, but don't expect it until this autumn.According to Yahoo Finance, Fitbit's upcoming smartwatch, as well as an upcoming pair of Bluetooth headphones, have been delayed due to production challenges related... Read more

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

Google Home's latest feature lets everyone easily access their data

By Elyse Betters

Google Home is about to get a lot more useful for the entire family.A new update to the Google Home app is alerting people that “multiple users are now supported”. Except, the message appears to be popping up by accident, because the functionality... Read more

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz offers Android Wear 2.0 and 3G, but it's only for T-Mobile

By Elyse Betters

ZTE is officially getting into the Android Wear game.The company has unveiled the Quartz and said it will be available online from 14 April or from 21 April via T-Mobile for just $192 (about £154). It features a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display, 768MB RAM,... Read more

Google wants its next Pixel phone to feature LG's flexible OLED displays

Google wants its next Pixel phone to feature LG's flexible OLED displays

By Elyse Betters

Google is already working on its next Pixel, and as part of that process, it's talking to LG's display division.The company has reportedly offered to invest around $880 million in LG Display, in an effort to make sure the next Pixel has an adequate supply... Read more

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

By Elyse Betters

By next year, companies will stop prototyping with 3D printers and will finally start mass-producing.Well, at least Adidas plans to, with a sneaker called Futurecraft 4D. The shoe-maker has been dabbling with 3D printing and manufacturing for a while,... Read more

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

DJI's next drone basically looks like a much smaller Mavic Pro, leak reveals

By Elyse Betters

DJI is probably coming out with a new drone, and it's super tinyLeaked images of a new device, supposedly called the Spark, have appeared on Chinese DJI forums, though the site is now down. It appears to have the same foldable design of the Mavic Pro,... Read more

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

By Elyse Betters

What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... Read more

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

Amazon Alexa finally lets you control the colour of lights with your voice

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa AI has long been able to control smart lights via voice commands, but oddly, not their colour.Although you could turn off or on all sorts of smart lamps from the likes of Philips Hue or LIFX and so many others, you were otherwise limited.... Read more

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

This interactive map shows how futuristic Earth might look in 2050

By Elyse Betters

Ever wonder what new buildings and cars will look like in the future? Well, a well-known cybersecurity firm has figured it out.No, Kaspersky Labs didn't invent a time machine, but it did create a map that imagines our world three decades from now, according... Read more

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

Adobe wants to use AI and machine learning to beautify your selfies

By Elyse Betters

Forget about Photoshopping. People now edit their selfies using computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.Several apps from Snapchat to Meitu all use these technologies so that they can adjust what your device's camera sees - even... Read more

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

Runtastic made a cooking app with top-down videos like the ones on FB

By Elyse Betters

Fitness and diet go hand in hand, so naturally, a team behind a popular running app would also want to launch a cooking app.At a time when cooking videos are all over our social media feeds, Adidas-owned Runtastic has taken it upon itself to bring a... Read more

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

What is Apple Clips and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

If you haven't noticed yet, the most popular apps right now, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, are all about video.Apple has likely noticed this trend, so it's announcing a new app that it made: Clips. In a press release, the California-based... Read more

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

What is Facebook M? Facebook Messenger's AI assistant explained

By Elyse Betters

We are officially living in the age of assistants.Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by... Read more

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

By Elyse Betters

Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... Read more

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

Google wants to stuff another device into the next Google Home speaker

By Elyse Betters

What would make Google Home better?This is a question Google has been apparently asking itself, especially since the market is currently exploding with Alexa-powered devices from not only Amazon but just about every other third-party manufacturer out... Read more

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

By Elyse Betters

Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... Read more

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

Pebble app update allows watches to (kind of) still work after Fitbit sale

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit acquired Pebble late last year, and ever since then, Pebble owners have been wondering what will happen to their watches.At the time, Pebble said devices would continue to work as normal with no immediate changes to the Pebble user experience,... Read more

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?

By Elyse Betters

The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... Read more

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... Read more

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019

By Elyse Betters

Don't expect a foldable smartphone from Samsung anytime soon.Information about a foldable Samsung phone, dubbed Galaxy X, has been slowly leaking out over the past couple years, with reports claiming the company is developing a version that folds out... Read more

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

Apple still hasn't given up the idea of offering its own pay TV service

By Elyse Betters

For years, Apple has been trying to develop a pay TV service.Several reports going back to 2009 have claimed Apple is getting ready to launch a subscription-based streaming TV service that would offer around 25 channels, DVR, and live-programming. It'd... Read more

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

By Elyse Betters

HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... Read more