UPS successfully tests residential delivery by drone on top of package vehicle
UPS has successfully tested a residential drone delivery using a unique approach where the drone is integrated into the existing day-to-day operations of the package delivery company. The drone sits on top of the package vehicle, and delivers to an address, while the driver of the vehicle continues to make a delivery at another address. The drone flies back to the vehicle after delivering the package. Here is a 360 degree video of the drone taking off from the delivery truck. Workhorse group pr...
Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes. The post Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app appeared first on Digital Trends....
Prime Minister Narendra Modi issues a statement on H-1B Visa issue; asks U.S to keep an open mind
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers, in comments that pushed back against Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric on jobs. Modi’s comments reflected concern that India’s $150 billion IT services industry would suffer if the United States curbs the visas, known as H-1B, it relies on to send its software experts to the United States on project work. “The pri...
Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund
Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Verizon and Yahoo agree to lower the acquisition deal by $350 million to $4.48 billion
Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. The closing of the deal, which was first announced in July, had been delayed as the companies assessed the fallout from two data breaches that Yahoo disclosed last year. The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier had been trying to persuade Yahoo to amend the terms of the agreement following t...
Incumbent telecom operators cheer as Reliance Jio gets “paid” and announces tariffs
Cellular operators’ association COAI today expressed relief that newcomer Reliance Jio has announced “price points” for data services post April 1, which although “aggressive” will not bleed the industry. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said the pricing along with customer experience determined by a telecom network’s ability to take data traffic load will differentiate the winners from losers going forward. “They have announced the pri...
EU still unhappy with Windows 10 data collection, despite changes
Microsoft's announced changes to Windows 10 privacy policies around enough for the European Union (EU), which has let the company know that it's not doing enough to inform users of what data is collected, and why. The post EU still unhappy with Windows 10 data collection, despite changes appeared first on Digital Trends....
HTC U Ultra and U Play launched in India: Prices, specifications and features
Taking the competition from Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google Pixel head on in the premium segment in India, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corporation on Tuesday launched HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play devices which are priced at Rs 59,990 and Rs 39,990, respectively. HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play will be available in the Indian market from March 6 and mid-March, respectively. Both the devices come with 3D-contoured, liquid-adaptive HTC U sonic technology for personalised hearing experience and a uniq...
How Uber can permanently regain trust
 This week, Uber has taken steps to let employees — and the broader world — know that it plans to address its cultural failings as a company. Read More ...
Toymail Talkies are an adorable way for kids to safely talk with others
Talkies are the latest creation from Toymail. These quirky plush characters offer a screen-free way to connect to any approved adults via the Toymail app, or to any of their friends' Talkies. The post Toymail Talkies are an adorable way for kids to safely talk with others appeared first on Digital Trends.
Google’s latest research aims to make mixed reality videos a little less alien
 Consumer VR has been around for a nearly a year and there are a ton of questions floating around that still boggle even the sharper minds in the industry. One that’s been answered (to some degree), however, is how on earth developers can show consumers what VR is actually like without needing them to experience it in person. Researchers have made pretty quick work of answering… Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 news and rumors
Boasting a better processor than the Galaxy Tab S2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could be one of the best Android tablets of the year. Here's everything we know about the upcoming device so far. The post Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 news and rumors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Dick Costolo joins Maybe Capital — a new satirical board game about Valley VC
 As the TV show ‘Silicon Valley‘ has shown, the tech community there is ripe for satire. So it’s not surprising that the next ‘product’ to be born into this satirical ‘vertical’ is a board game where you must go through the sometimes tortuous process of raising money. The Maybe Capital Board Game launched this week on Kickstarter, and its launch… Read More ...
Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you
Microsoft decided to delay its February 2017 Patch Tuesday update for a month, due to some issues with the update package. However, the company has decided to release an Adobe Flash Player update in the meantime. The post Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you appeared first on Digital Trends....
KasperskyOS announced; a secure solution for IoT and more
Cybersecurity and antivirus software experts Kaspersky today announced its all-new KasperskyOS. The software is a secure operating system designed to work on network devices, industrial control systems and of course IoT. According to Eugene Kaspersky’s official blog, the company has been working on this project for 14 years. The same was codenamed 11-11 because the idea was conceived on November 11. The idea was to build a secure OS that combat the growing threat of unsecured devices....
Incubating innovation
 Stanford University is regularly credited for playing a key role in the economic and technological success story that is Silicon Valley. So what should universities elsewhere be doing to emulate that same success? One academic says the schools of the future should be great, big incubators. Read More ...
LG’s WebOS 3.5 smart TV platform is the first to be certified by UL as secure
Are you worried about your TV spying on you? LG announced on Tuesday that webOS 3.5, the latest version of its smart TV platform, is the first to be certified by UL's 2900-1 Cybersecurity Assurance Program. The post LG’s WebOS 3.5 smart TV platform is the first to be certified by UL as secure appeared first on Digital Trends....
HTC U Ultra and U Play launched in India: Prices, specifications and features
Taking the competition from Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google Pixel head on in the premium segment in India, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corporation on Tuesday launched HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play devices which are priced at Rs 59,990 and Rs 39,990, respectively. HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play will be available in the Indian market from March 6 and mid-March, respectively. Both the devices come with 3D-contoured, liquid-adaptive HTC U sonic technology for personalised hearing experience and a uniq...
Uber board member Arianna Huffington releases statement after company all-hands
 Following a scathing report of sexual harassment at Uber over the weekend, CEO Travis Kalanick hosted an all-hands meeting today, along with board member Arianna Huffington and Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey, to discuss the company’s next steps.  Huffington has now released an update to what was discussed in that all-hands meeting this morning in a post on Uber’s… Read More ...
Han Solo movie: News, trailers, and everything we know so far
Everyone knows he shot first, but there's still a lot we don't know about Han Solo. Here's everything we've rounded up so far about the 2018 anthology movie that will explore the Star Wars smuggler's early years. The post Han Solo movie: News, trailers, and everything we know so far appeared first on Digital Trends....