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July 31, 2017

Google’s smart keyboard app Gboard adds doodling, YouTube and Google Maps

 Google’s Gboard, the app that integrates Google Search and other features right into the smartphone keyboard, is being updated today with a handful of notable new additions, including the integration of key Google services, like YouTube and Google Maps. This will allow Gboard app users to share their location with friends, or any other address, […]

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July 31, 2017

Time Inc. is moving all its websites to a new platform called Element

 Time Inc. websites will be getting a new look over the next few months, thanks to a new in-house platform called Element. Ben Ronne, Time Inc.’s executive director, product, platforms, told me that this is part of a broader effort to centralize the company’s technology — for example, he said that in the past year, […]

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July 31, 2017

HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design and facial recognition

 Last week, Apple released the firmware of its upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod. It sounds like it was pushed out a bit earlier than expected as it isn’t supposed to come out until later this year. Steve Troughton-Smith took advantage of that to find out that the next iPhone is going to feature facial recognition […]

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July 31, 2017

Ring adds three connected Spotlight Cams to its Floodlight Cam lineup

 Connected home security device maker Ring has a growing product line – and it’s now three products bigger. Joining the Floodlight Cam the company debuted at CES this year, Ring is now also offering three Spotlight Cam variants, each of which offers a different power source option to work with a variety of potential installation […]

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July 31, 2017

U.S.-Canada border crossing planned for upcoming driverless car test

 The U.S.-Canadian border is a busy one, and a likely frequent candidate for self-driving cars to tackle in a future where streets are laden with autonomous vehicles. That’s why a forthcoming cross-border self-driving test ride (via Engadget) should be very informative. Automotive supply giants Continental and Magna are teaming up to send autonomous vehicles from […]

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July 31, 2017

Flipkart’s on-off-on-off-on-off deal to acquire Snapdeal is now officially dead

 What a difference a week makes. Less than seven days after Flipkart’s much-rumored acquisition of Snapdeal appeared to be nearing completion following months of speculation, the deal has officially died. All that stood between a reported $900-$950 million acquisition was the approval of Snapdeal’s board, but now talks are over and Snapdeal will continue on as […]

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July 30, 2017

Facebook Stories unlocks public sharing

 Facebook could jumpstart its Snapchat clone by letting social media stars and public figures post Stories publicly. When Facebook Stories launched globally in March, you could only share to all their friends or a subset of them. Now if you allow public followers, you can post your Story publicly so anyone can watch. Social media […]

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