Engineers at Stanford University tested self-driving cars on a race track, against a real race car driver. Can autonomous vehicles handle extreme and unknown conditions just like human drivers?
Car Tech April 1, 2019
April Fools’ is just days away, and some may now be preparing for the wittiest gags. However, Microsoft decided to skip doing pranks, saying there are 'more to lose than gain' in trying to be funny for just a day.
Microsoft March 28, 2019
Mozilla now brings its password manager to Android. Firefox Lockbox is a no-frills standalone app that lets users easily access passwords saved on the Firefox browser.
Apps/Software March 27, 2019
After adding an unsend option and dark mode, Facebook is now bringing message replies to Messenger. The new feature will allow users to quote a specific message in their replies for a less-confusing conversation thread.
Apps/Software March 21, 2019
Activision and Tencent is bringing 'Call of Duty' to smartphones. Aptly called 'Call of Duty: Mobile,' the stand-alone game will feature iconic maps and competitive modes.
Video Games March 19, 2019
Last year, Google removed 2.3 billion ads that violate its policies. To further make the digital advertising ecosystem safer, it’s also launching a new Policy Manager for Google Ads in April.
Google March 15, 2019
Facebook-owned apps have been down for hours across the globe. The worldwide outage is one of the longest the social media platforms experienced, with some users still not being able to access the apps at the time of writing.
Internet March 14, 2019
AR filters are now available in YouTube Stories. Google announced in a blog post that the AR effects tool uses machine learning to help create filters that are more realistic without needing a dedicated depth sensor.
Google March 12, 2019
A long-requested feature is finally available on Slack. The workplace collaboration app is now rolling out the dark mode feature for Android and iOS beta testers.
Apps/Software March 11, 2019
A language-learning app from Google is now available in India. Bolo, a reading tutor, helps school-age kids to read in Hindi and English and can be used even when offline.
Google March 8, 2019
'Rape Day' is pulled from Steam after receiving negative feedback earlier this week. Valve says that the game, which glorifies rape, 'poses unknown costs and risks.'
Video Games March 7, 2019
Apple supplier Corning is working on a bendable glass display. The Gorilla Glass maker says that making glass flexible means 'challenging the laws of physics.'
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 6, 2019
Apple is updating its store repair policy to include iPhones with third-party batteries. Previously, authorized service centers aren’t allowed to repair iPhones with third-party components.
Apple March 6, 2019
Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game has been getting past milestones faster than its competitors. 'Apex Legends' is now a month old, with a player count of over 50 million.
Video Games March 5, 2019
JetBlue is giving away ‘free’ flights for a year to the lucky winners of its 'All You Can Jet' contest. However, contestants must clear their Instagram feed first to be qualified.
Apps/Software March 5, 2019
New OnePlus 7 renders just surfaced, courtesy of trusted leakster OnLeaks and Pricebaba. Based on the leaked images, OnePlus 7 might have a pop-up front shooter and a three-camera setup at the back.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2019
Facebook Messenger dark mode is now available. However, it’s secretly hidden in the app and can only be accessed through sending a specific emoji to anyone.
Apps/Software March 4, 2019
'Fortnite' creator Epic Games is facing another lawsuit, this time over the Llama loot boxes. The plaintiff accuses the developer of using 'predatory schemes' that deceive thousands of players.
Video Games March 2, 2019
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed wireless sensors for preterm babies. The team, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Save the Children, plans to conduct more trials later this year.
Biotech March 1, 2019
Samsung will be including free screen protectors when S10 and S10 Plus units ship out on March 8. It’s made of plastic, though, but it’ll surely work on the devices’ ultrasonic in-display scanner.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2019
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