DJI’s latest drone is a $499 tank meant to show children tips on how to code

DJI’s latest drone is a $499 tank meant to show children tips on how to code 1

Dronemaker DJI has spent the last few years running a massive robotics competition in China called RoboMasters, where students build and code robots that do battle in a literal arena. Now, DJI wants to sell a more approachable version of that idea to kids in the US, China, and Japan, with an educational toy robot […]

Huawei postpones deliberate laptop computer launch amid US commerce conflict

Huawei postpones deliberate laptop computer launch amid US commerce conflict 5

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the imminent launch of a new Windows laptop, consumer division CEO Richard Yu has confirmed to CNBC. The product was set for a reveal at the ongoing CES Asia show in Shanghai this week, but trade sanctions from the US government are restricting Huawei’s ability to use American products like Microsoft […]

Google is shifting US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, stories Bloomberg

Google is shifting US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, stories Bloomberg 6

Google is moving its production of US-bound Nest devices and server hardware out of China in order to avoid tariffs as high as 25 percent, reports Bloomberg. Production of motherboards heading to Google’s US data centers have moved to Taiwan, while Nest devices heading Stateside are now being produced in Taiwan and Malaysia. The moves […]

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese id playing cards

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese id playing cards 7

One of the less heralded features in iOS 13 is its broader support for NFC functionality, which first came to the iPhone alongside Apple Pay in 2014 but hasn’t seen the same diversity of use cases as are commonplace on Android. iPhones running iOS 13 will be able to scan a wider variety of NFC […]

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese identification playing cards

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese identification playing cards 8

One of the less heralded features in iOS 13 is its broader support for NFC functionality, which first came to the iPhone alongside Apple Pay in 2014 but hasn’t seen the same diversity of use cases as are commonplace on Android. iPhones running iOS 13 will be able to scan a wider variety of NFC […]

Google fixes Android Q beta bootloop concern, resumes updates

Google fixes Android Q beta bootloop concern, resumes updates 9

Google has re-released Android Q’s fourth beta after fixing an issue that caused some Pixel devices to “bootloop,” meaning they were trapped in a constant reset state. The issue arose after some Pixel users tried to install the beta Over-The-Air. Writing on Twitter, Google said that all devices enrolled in the beta will now receive […]

Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Home windows app

Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Home windows app 10

Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10. While iCloud has always been available on Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a sync feature that’s based on the same tech behind OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature. This means you can now access iCloud […]

Spotify mimics the radio with a information and music playlist for drivers

Spotify mimics the radio with a information and music playlist for drivers 13

Spotify’s launching a new playlist called Your Daily Drive that will incorporate news podcasts. Starting today, US users will be able to listen to music they already enjoy, alongside new music recommendations, with some news podcast content sprinkled in. Anyone can access the playlist, regardless of whether they’re driving. The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and […]

Fb will assist blood drives in the US attain prepared donors

Fb will assist blood drives in the US attain prepared donors 14

Starting June 12, when someone in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, or Washington, DC indicates on Facebook that they would like to be a blood donor, nearby blood centers will be able to send them notifications for local blood drives. The feature is intended to help blood centers address chronic and seasonal shortages […]

Uber’s new shared scooter is larger, more durable, and stops quicker

Uber’s new shared scooter is larger, more durable, and stops quicker 19

Uber has previewed a second-generation version of the Jump electric scooters it rents out in cities around the world. The new scooter looks mostly similar at a glance, bathed in day-glo red with “Jump” written in big, white block lettering. But this new scooter is bigger and made with a more durable frame. It also […]

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus 23

Transport app Citymapper is reliably, even admirably inventive, but not all its experiments work out. Today, the company announced it’s shutting down its hybrid bus and taxi service, previously known as Smartbus, then SmartRide, and then, simply, Ride. Ride was always a confusing experiment, available only in Citymapper’s home city of London. It started with […]

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts?

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts? 24

This week on Why’d You Push That Button?, Kaitlyn Tiffany and I think about death. This slightly dark episode marks the start of our three-part miniseries, Death Online, which, as you can probably guess, tackles how the internet changes how we (and our things) die. This episode is about planning for our deaths. Yes, we […]

When AI wants a human assistant

When AI wants a human assistant 25

For years, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) has been a kind of open secret in the tech world, a place where fledgling algorithms can hire human labor on the cheap. If you need a hundred people to trace the boundaries of an object or fill out a survey, it’s the single best place to make it […]

PlayStation 5: every little thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: every little thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console 27

The successor to the PS4 is just around the corner Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Details are finally starting to emerge about the PlayStation 5, Sony’s unimaginatively named successor to the PlayStation 4. The next-generation console is expected to offer a huge leap in power over Sony’s existing […]

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty 29

The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty had recently begun moving into gaming with features like integrated games and screen sharing, and the company said earlier this year that people are already using the app to chat with friends while playing Fortnite. Epic didn’t detail […]

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty 30

The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty had recently begun moving into gaming with features like integrated games and screen sharing, and the company said earlier this year that people are already using the app to chat with friends while playing Fortnite. Epic didn’t detail […]