Firefox’s new emblem has extra hearth, much less fox

Firefox’s new emblem has extra hearth, much less fox 1

They warned us that it was coming, and now it’s here: Mozilla took the wraps off its new logo for the storied Firefox web browser today. But before you say “What did they do to that poor fox!” know that the logo you see above actually isn’t the browser logo — that’s the brand-new overarching […]

Instagram will depart up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram will depart up deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg 4

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, as first reported by Motherboard, leading to heated speculation as to how the company would react to apparent defamation against its founder and CEO. But according to a spokesperson, Facebook will not be removing the video, following the same policy applied to […]

The most important information from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder assembly

The most important information from Elon Musk’s Tesla shareholder assembly 6

Horses were a somewhat unexpected theme at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. After CEO Elon Musk suggested that owning a gas car would be the equivalent of using a horse to get around, a Tesla shareholder asked Musk if the company’s announced pickup would have enough go power to haul her horse. “I didn’t mean to […]

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

DJI’s latest drone is a $499 tank meant to show children how one can code 19

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 battle

Huawei postpones deliberate laptop computer launch amid US commerce battle 21

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 transferring US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, studies Bloomberg

Google is transferring US-bound Nest manufacturing out of China, studies Bloomberg 22

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 identification playing cards

iOS 13’s expanded NFC will assist Japanese identification playing cards 23

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 challenge, resumes updates

Google fixes Android Q beta bootloop challenge, resumes updates 24

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 25

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 28

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 USA attain keen donors

Fb will assist blood drives in the USA attain keen donors 29

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 says it’ll begin delivering quick meals by drone in San Diego this summer season

Uber says it'll begin delivering quick meals by drone in San Diego this summer season 32

Uber’s plans to start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer are nearly coming to a head, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company has been discussing the possibility of trials here since last May, but the report reveals fresh details about the project. Deliveries will not be made to customers’ houses, says Bloomberg, […]

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

Uber’s new shared scooter is larger, more durable, and stops sooner 34

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 38

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? 39

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 […]