Autonomous Nissan Leaf begins testing on London streets next month
Car-maker Nissan has announced that it will be deploying a fleet of its Leaf electric vehicles outfitted with self-driving technology on the streets of London next month. This will mark their first public test of autonomous cars to be held in Europe. Nissan adds that it has received the permission of the necessary local authorities and the modified Leafs will … Continue reading...
Takata executives indicted by DoJ alongside $1 billion fine
Following recent news that an indictment and fine were nearly finalized, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced a $1 billion fine against Takata, the company behind faulty air bags. In addition to the fine, the Justice Department has indicted three company executives. Takata as a company will plead guilty to fraud. Though the news has just been publicized, the … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime
Amazon has launched another channel for on-demand video content, this one called Anime Strike. This channel, like ones before it, give Prime customers access to a specific category of shows (anime, in this case) that can be watched whenever they’d like. The channel provides access to more than 1,000 episodes across many anime series of both the current and classic … Continue reading...
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
 Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman on Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More ...
Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a deep learning startup in Montreal
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of a Montreal-based startup named Maluuba. The acquisition seems to revolve around Maluuba’s natural language work, though the startup works on more than just that, ultimately focusing on the development of artificial intelligence capable of thinking and speaking like a human. Microsoft says that Maluuba’s vision is “exactly in line with ours.” Microsoft describes this … Continue reading...
Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory
There’s so-called 4D gaming, which is usually a VR game joined by items that engaged other senses — a rumbling seat when you’re ‘driving’ over cobble roads, maybe, or an authentic scent to match your VR environment. Here to bring about that latter element, in a roundabout sort of way, is an official Resident Evil 7 biohazard “4D” candle that … Continue reading...
Here’s every Nintendo Switch game trailer released so far
We were hoping that Nintendo would have a lot of games to show off during last night’s Switch event, and boy did Nintendo deliver. With an impressive of number of games announced, that can only mean one thing: a lot of game trailers. Luckily for you, we’ve collected them all in this one place you don’t have to go searching … Continue reading...
You can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House
If you’ve always wanted to tour the White House but never managed to make it out to Washington DC, then we’ve got some good news for you. Assuming you’ve got an Oculus Rift or Gear VR headset, you can now take a tour of the White House with none other than President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as … Continue reading...
eBay Authenticate launches to eliminate fake products
Online shopping is great, but with it comes an increased risk of buying a fake item. This has been an issue since sites like eBay and Amazon first rose to prominence. While some sites like Amazon are launching lawsuits against sellers who ship out fake products, eBay is taking a different approach by launching a new authentication program. Appropriately named … Continue reading...
eBay Authenticate launches to eliminate fake products
Online shopping is great, but with it comes an increased risk of buying a fake item. This has been an issue since sites like eBay and Amazon first rose to prominence. While some sites like Amazon are launching lawsuits against sellers who ship out fake products, eBay is taking a different approach by launching a new authentication program. Appropriately named … Continue reading...
The Nokia 8 didn’t get leaked by Qualcomm at CES
A report on a supposed “Nokia 8 Supreme” made the rounds this week appearing to be on display by Qualcomm at CES 2017. In reality, the device was not a Nokia device – not branded Nokia, nor manufactured by Nokia. Instead, the Qualcomm Supreme reference phone appeared on the show floor at CES specifically to show off features of the … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch: Everything you really need to know
Nintendo’s Switch reveal event has come and gone, and now that we’re on the other side of it, there’s a lot of information to get through. Nintendo announced everything from release date and pricing to which first-party titles will be launching for the console within 2017. With that in mind, here all are the Nintendo Switch details you need to … Continue reading...
Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailers
 Nintendo continues to roll out Switch details. A lot of questions remain, but the company released the first game trailers. And boy do they look good. Watch the first set here. Read More ...
Nintendo Switch pre-orders open up at Best Buy, GameStop, and Target
Even though we finally have a release date for the Nintendo Switch, the pre-order situation has been left up in the air. Pre-orders opened in New York City today in limited quantities, but what about pre-orders for the rest of us? We’re still waiting on some retailers to open up pre-orders, but others have beat the rest to the punch. … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch pre-orders open up at Best Buy, GameStop, and Target
Even though we finally have a release date for the Nintendo Switch, the pre-order situation has been left up in the air. Pre-orders opened in New York City today in limited quantities, but what about pre-orders for the rest of us? We’re still waiting on some retailers to open up pre-orders, but others have beat the rest to the punch. … Continue reading...
We’re probably going to pre-order the Nintendo Switch so let’s just accept it
 Hey – hey. It’s me. I know you might be wrestling with the decision of whether you’re going to pre-order a Nintendo Switch when they open for pre-sales, which either started around midnight or will kick-off around 9 AM ET depending on where you’re ordering from. I’m in that very same boat. Nintendo made the Wii U, is the main issue, and we had one of those and… Read More ...
Eight things AI assistants need to improve on
HTC’s announcement of its U Ultra and U Play phones, and consequently the revelation of its Sense Companion, may have you cringing at yet another AI-powered, disembodied, virtual assistant. But HTC’s spiel has a nugget of sense. AI agents today are so bright they can tell jokes or even hold conversation, whether with humans or with each other. But when … Continue reading...