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Stanford’s Self-Driving Car Does Difficult Maneuvers Like A Race Car Driver

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

Microsoft Won’t Have Any April Fools’ Prank This Year, And No, This Is Not A Joke

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’s Password Manager Firefox Lockbox Is Now On Android

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

Facebook Messenger Update Lets You Quote Replies In Conversations

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 Unveils 'Call Of Duty: Mobile' For iOS And Android

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

Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads In 2018, Introduces New Policy Manager For Ads

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, Instagram Experience Hours-Long Outage Affecting Users Worldwide

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

YouTube Stories Gets AR Selfie Tools Similar To Snapchat

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

Slack Dark Mode Rolls Out To Beta Testers On Android And iOS

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

Google Launches Bolo Reading Tutor App For Kids In India

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

Valve Won’t Release ‘Rape Day’ On Steam, Says It 'Poses Unknown Costs And Risks'

'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

Corning Is Working On A Legit Bendable Glass For Foldable Phones

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 Store’s New Repair Policy Will Now Reportedly Fix iPhones With Third-Party Batteries

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

Apex Legends Rakes In 50 Million Players In A Month

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 Wants People To Wipe Their Instagram Posts For A Chance To Win Free Flights For A Year

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

OnePlus 7 Leaked Renders Suggest Nearly Bezel-Less Display, Pop-Up Selfie Cam

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 Rolls Out Dark Mode: How To Activate The Hidden Option

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

Parent Files Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over 'Predatory' Llama Loot Boxes In 'Fortnite'

'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

Scientists Develop Wireless Sensors That Monitor NICU Babies

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 Is Including A Preinstalled Screen Protector For The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus

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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