Right here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai despatched to LGBTQ staff

Right here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai despatched to LGBTQ staff 11

In an internal email shared with The Verge, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube is taking a “hard look” at its harassment policies and will consult “many groups, including people who have themselves experienced harassment,” as well as Google employee resource groups. During a meeting on Tuesday, Pichai, YouTube product and design SVP Neal […]

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer 12

Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws. The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported. Using […]

That is Google’s Pixel 4

That is Google’s Pixel 4 13

Google just tweeted an image of the Pixel 4, a smartphone that the company isn’t expected to ship until October. The tweet comes after renders of the device were published in recent days, revealing a change in design language from Google’s previous devices. “Wait ‘til you see what it can do,” the Pixel team tweeted. […]

Google and Apple are ushering in an period of ugly sq. cellphone cameras

Google and Apple are ushering in an period of ugly sq. cellphone cameras 17

Google’s official reveal of the Pixel 4’s design confirmed the leaks: much like Apple’s rumored iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 is set to feature a massive, square-shaped camera module on the back. With both Apple and Google now on board, it seems that giant, postage-stamp-sized camera bumps are officially set to be the latest design […]

Samsung patent reveals rollable telephone shows

Samsung patent reveals rollable telephone shows 20

Samsung is still figuring out how to release its futuristic Galaxy Fold, which is plagued with durability issues and without a release date. But that hasn’t stopped it from dreaming up new phone designs, including a compelling patent for a phone with a rollable display. This patent discovered by Let’s Go Digital (via Gizmodo) shows […]

Ford will check new third-generation self-driving vehicles in Detroit

Ford will check new third-generation self-driving vehicles in Detroit 22

Ford is expanding on-road testing of its third-generation self-driving Fusion Hybrid to Detroit. The vehicles are already deployed in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, Washington DC, and Ford’s home turf of Dearborn, Michigan; The Verge’s Andrew Hawkins went for a drive in a previous-gen model last year and found it quite adept at handling a variety […]

Riot Video games is formally below investigation for alleged gender discrimination

Riot Video games is formally below investigation for alleged gender discrimination 27

The developer of the popular League of Legends game has been facing down allegations and lawsuits over what’s reportedly a toxic workplace culture, culminating in a mass walkout when the company tried to force two women into arbitration instead of having their day in court. But it now appears that the State of California has […]

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ throughout Hong Kong protests

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ throughout Hong Kong protests 28

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has suggested that the Chinese government may have been behind a recent DDoS attack on the encrypted messaging service. Writing on Twitter, the founder called it a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses located in China. Durov noted that the attack coincided with the ongoing protests in Hong […]

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ throughout Hong Kong protests

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ throughout Hong Kong protests 29

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has suggested that the Chinese government may have been behind a recent DDoS attack on the encrypted messaging service. Writing on Twitter, the founder called it a “state actor-sized DDoS” which came mainly from IP addresses located in China. Durov noted that the attack coincided with the ongoing protests in Hong […]

AT&T is the most recent to cancel Galaxy Fold preorders

AT&T is the most recent to cancel Galaxy Fold preorders 30

AT&T has become the latest retailer to cancel preorders for the Galaxy Fold, the company has confirmed to The Verge. The news came to light after Tom’s Guide received an email regarding the publication’s preorder device. In the email AT&T said that “Samsung delayed the release of the phone, which means we can’t ship your […]

Spotify’s formally separating podcasts and music in premium customers’ libraries

Spotify’s formally separating podcasts and music in premium customers’ libraries 32

After at least a month of testing, Spotify is rolling out an updated library look for its premium users that will separate podcasts and music more clearly. It’s also introducing some new functionality for podcasts and music. Currently, the layout for a premium users’ library is tricky to navigate, with all your media — playlists, […]

Spotify’s formally separating podcasts and music in premium customers’ libraries

Spotify’s formally separating podcasts and music in premium customers’ libraries 33

After at least a month of testing, Spotify is rolling out an updated library look for its premium users that will separate podcasts and music more clearly. It’s also introducing some new functionality for podcasts and music. Currently, the layout for a premium users’ library is tricky to navigate, with all your media — playlists, […]