First look: Cowboy proves that e-bikes with detachable batteries will be lovely

First look: Cowboy proves that e-bikes with detachable batteries will be lovely 1

This is Cowboy, the best looking pedal-assisted electric bike with a removable battery that I’ve ever seen. And that’s not just my opinion, either. While shooting the photograph above, several Amsterdamers stopped to ask me about the bike. That’s remarkable for a bicycle culture as diverse and sophisticated as Holland’s. A passing VanMoof S2 owner […]

Amazon is creating detailed 3D fashions of suburbia to coach its new supply robots

Amazon is creating detailed 3D fashions of suburbia to coach its new supply robots 4

When engineers train AI agents to play video games, they often do so at an accelerated rate, having the bot go through hours of human-speed gameplay in a matter of minutes to stress-test its capabilities. Unfortunately, no such shortcut exists when developing AI that controls machines in the real world. You can’t fast-forward reality. Well, […]

Apple’s new sign-in button is constructed for a post-Cambridge Analytica world

Apple’s new sign-in button is constructed for a post-Cambridge Analytica world 8

In 2019, Facebook isn’t just a homepage; it’s a passport. As mobile apps look for an alternative to passwords, big networks like Facebook and Google have become login services, letting a single login sign you into dozens of different apps. As long as Facebook or Google will vouch for you, most apps are happy to […]

Epix is now out there as a channel on Amazon Prime

Epix is now out there as a channel on Amazon Prime 9

Premium cable network Epix announced that it is now available on Amazon Prime as a video channel, six months after it launched as such on Roku. Prime subscribers can add on the network as a channel for $5.99 a month. The feature is much like what subscribers can do with other premium networks like HBO, […]

Epix is now obtainable as a channel on Amazon Prime

Epix is now obtainable as a channel on Amazon Prime 10

Premium cable network Epix announced that it is now available on Amazon Prime as a video channel, six months after it launched as such on Roku. Prime subscribers can add on the network as a channel for $5.99 a month. The feature is much like what subscribers can do with other premium networks like HBO, […]

China warned tech firms of penalties for cooperating with US ban

China warned tech firms of penalties for cooperating with US ban 11

Chinese governmental officials reportedly warned numerous tech companies of “dire consequences,” should they cooperate with a US ban against doing business with Chinese tech firm Huawei, according to a report in The New York Times. The move comes after China threatened to set up a blacklist of “unreliable entities” in retaliation for the ban. The […]

The corporate behind Maker Faire and Make journal has abruptly shut down

The corporate behind Maker Faire and Make journal has abruptly shut down 12

Maker Media, the company that publishes Make Magazine and Maker Faire is laying off its staff and halting its operations amidst financial troubles, according to TechCrunch. Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty confirmed to TechCrunch that the company was ceasing operations and that it had laid off 22 employees, citing financial difficulties with publishing […]

Microsoft hints at next-generation Xbox ‘Scarlet’ in E3 teasers

Microsoft hints at next-generation Xbox ‘Scarlet’ in E3 teasers 13

Microsoft is less than 24 hours away from unveiling its next-generation Xbox plans at E3, and the company has been hiding secret messages in its own teasers. Twitter users have noticed that each of Microsoft’s daily E3 countdown videos has a secret code hidden in the left-hand side of the video. The first, from a […]

Microsoft hints at next-generation Xbox ‘Scarlet’ in E3 teasers

Microsoft hints at next-generation Xbox ‘Scarlet’ in E3 teasers 15

Microsoft is less than 24 hours away from unveiling its next-generation Xbox plans at E3, and the company has been hiding secret messages in its own teasers. Twitter users have noticed that each of Microsoft’s daily E3 countdown videos has a secret code hidden in the left-hand side of the video. The first, from a […]

Xbox Recreation Cross for PC pricing revealed forward of E3 occasion

Xbox Recreation Cross for PC pricing revealed forward of E3 occasion 17

Microsoft has published its Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing ahead of the company’s E3 event later today. The subscription service will be available at $4.99 per month for a limited time, with access to at least 10 games during the beta phase. Gears 5, which Microsoft lists as “coming soon,” is part of the […]

Easy methods to watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 press convention

Easy methods to watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 press convention 18

Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference couldn’t be more important for the company. Since the launch of the Xbox One in the fall of 2013, and technically even before it because of the console’s rocky unveiling that summer, Microsoft has been playing catch-up with its primary competitor Sony. That could change this year. Sony won’t be […]