The way to switch outdated Android apps into a brand new cellphone

The way to switch outdated Android apps into a brand new cellphone 2

Phone apps are funny things. You install ‘em with a couple of quick clicks from the Play Store, but you never actually see the associated files or have direct access to what’s downloaded. In the name of simplicity, our modern mobile operating systems have covered up the ugly inner workings of app installation and taken […]

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

Right here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai despatched to LGBTQ workers 8

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 9

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 10

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. […]

San Francisco says it’ll use AI to scale back bias when charging folks with crimes

San Francisco says it'll use AI to scale back bias when charging folks with crimes 11

San Francisco is announcing a “bias mitigation tool” that uses basic AI techniques to automatically redact information from police reports that could identify a suspect’s race. It’s designed to be a way to keep prosecutors from being influenced by racial bias when deciding whether someone gets charged with a crime. The tool will be ready […]

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

Google and Apple are ushering in an period of ugly sq. telephone cameras 14

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 17

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 take a look at new third-generation self-driving automobiles in Detroit

Ford will take a look at new third-generation self-driving automobiles in Detroit 19

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 22

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 23

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 newest to cancel Galaxy Fold preorders

AT&T is the newest to cancel Galaxy Fold preorders 24

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 26

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, […]

Samsung’s The Wall Luxurious is a 292-inch 8K modular TV

Samsung’s The Wall Luxurious is a 292-inch 8K modular TV 31

Samsung has announced a new version of The Wall, its massive modular MicroLED TV. The new version, dubbed The Wall Luxury, has a maximum resolution of 8K, creating a TV that measures 292 inches from corner to corner. Alternatively, a 2K configuration of the TV is available that’s just 73 inches big. The Wall Luxury […]