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Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Autonomous Cars

Flyboard Air Hoverboard Doesn’t Use Wheels To Get Around

It has a top speed of 93 mph.<p>Zapata Racing’s Flyboard Air may still be in the testing stages, but it’s definitely closer to the concept of a …

Hoverboards

Periscope will let you draw on your live streams

Ever wanted to point something out to your livestream audience without having to literally point at it? It's your lucky day. Periscope is testing a feature that lets you draw on top of your stream to highlight things, such as something on your computer screen or that funny person behind you. The …

Impossible Project's I-1 instant film camera carries on Polaroid's legacy

Impossible Project, the company that has helped prop Polaroid's abandoned instant film and instant film cameras, has announced its first 600-type …

Apple grabs more celebrities for a new series of Apple Watch ads

Apple just put out a new series of Apple Watch ads, and while they're in the same style as last run, they go much heavier on celebrity appearances. This time around they feature Nick Jonas, Alice Cooper, Jon Batiste, and another appearance from Chloë Sevigny. Each of the 15-second spots focuses on …

Apple Watch

Microsoft Wants to Make Windows Blue Screen of Death Less Awful

If there’s one universal thing that Windows users dread it’s the Blue Screen of Death error message.<p>When the BSOD strikes, your monitor flashes to a …

Steve Ballmer

Facebook Messenger's latest update hints at chatbots

At this point, it's a bit of an open secret that Facebook will announce the arrival of chatbots for Messenger at F8, its annual developer conference. Well, the latest Messenger update all but confirms it. If you were to do a search in the latest version of Facebook's chat app, you'll find a new …

In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

Electronics Industry

Google Street View now lets you explore iconic sports venues

After taking users into the sea and up to the top of Mont Blanc, Google has updated Street View with loads of breathtaking views inside some of the world’s most famous sports stadiums, arenas and tracks.<p>Football fans can see what it’s like at the 40 yard line on the CenturyLink Field in Seattle. If …

What we learned at the world's biggest phone show

What mobile tech dominated our week in Barcelona? The answer may surprise you.<p>We came, we saw, we mobiled.<p>The biggest wireless tech show of the year is wrapping up today in sunny Barcelona. And it's been a week of gadgets of all stripes, splashy product launches complete with special guests and …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft’s Android-to-Windows app porting tool is dead

Microsoft announced that it’s killed off Project Astoria, its development tool for porting Android apps to Windows.<p>The news doesn’t come as a surprise: the company put Project Astoria on hold back in November before it was even fully ready.<p>In a blog post, Microsoft said:<p>We received a lot of …

5 powerful email apps to use instead of Mailbox, now that it's gone

The day has finally arrived: Mailbox, the once red-hot email startup, is no more. After nearly three years of helping us in our (often futile) quest …

New Japanese glasses are designed for bedtime smartphone browsing

The Screen Night Use glasses from J!ns are made for comfortable bedtime use and ensure a better night's rest by shielding your eyes from harmful blue light.<p>Who uses their smartphone or tablet in bed? All of us, that's who. Most of us know this habit is the cause for many a disrupted night's rest, …

Sleep

Apple hires developer behind encrypted messaging app Signal

Apple has just made a big — and timely — hire, recruiting a developer behind encrypted messaging app Signal, perhaps best known for being Edward Snowden's chat app of choice. The developer, Frederic Jacobs, confirmed the news on Twitter:<p>Jacobs wrote that he'll be joining Apple for an "internship" …

Privacy

Nintendo cuts forecasts as 3DS sales fall short

Nintendo may want to send its crystal ball back for a refurb, because it has once again failed at forecasting. It just announced a downgrade to its 2016 estimates because the new 3DS and 3DS XL portable consoles haven't been selling as well as hoped. The company thought it would move 7.6 million …

Report: Samsung to manufacture 17.2 million Galaxy S7/Edge in three months

Samsung is gearing up to produce over 17 million units of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in its first quarter of availability, according to a report from Korea’s <i>ETNews</i>.<p>Citing anonymous industry sources, <i>ETNews</i> says the total manufacturing run for February, March, and April will amount to 17.2 …

Electronics Industry

Facebook Is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting To Android Users

Facebook is expanding its live-video feature to Android users, the company announced in a blog post today. This rollout is initially for those based in the U.S. and will begin next week, but “more countries [are] coming soon,” Facebook confirmed.<p>Live-video is Facebook’s answer to similar services …

Social Media

Chrome OS update brings full Google Now info to the app launcher

A few weeks ago, Google showed us a host of new Chrome hardware as well as a few upcoming tweaks to the underlying Chrome OS software, including a new app launcher that brings Google Now information to the forefront. Now, that latest software update is beginning to roll out to all Chromebooks …

Apps

With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo.<p>See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieg pitched Hykoo as an attempt to …

Apps

Your Google Wallet funds are now insured

The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. That won't be a problem if you're using Google Wallet, though. Google is now holding your …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

GIF Animations

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple CEO Tim Cook called into CNBC's Mad Money last night.</b> He told Jim Cramer that 11,000 people have signed up to a heart disease study using ResearchKit.<p><b>2. We got hold of some numbers from Microsoft's cloud business Azure.</b> It has generated $1 billion in revenue since 2011.<p><b>3. Intel has cut its</b> …

Money

Amazon drone delivery plan given hope as NASA progresses with air traffic control system

When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February rolled out its proposed list of regulations for the commercial use of drones, many companies, Amazon among them, were left feeling disappointed.<p>The reason? The flying machines have to stay in view of the operator at all times, the FAA said. …

Drones

Google Code is shutting down because everyone loves GitHub

Goodbye, Google Code. The technology giant has decided to close its project hosting and code collaboration site because, well, there are simply better alternatives on the web. Google says it launched the platform back in 2006 because it was unhappy with the "limited" options available to the open …

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

10 Microsoft mobile apps that don’t yet exist on Windows Phone

Apple’s iOS is claiming an increasing chunk of the enterprise market, while it also nabs most of the overall smartphone profits. Coupled with the fact that it “only” made $4 billion from its App Store business last year from a mammoth $180 billion-plus in revenue, then it’s perhaps not too …

The big US carriers will shut down their mobile wallet this month

There was no question that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon gave up on their Softcard mobile payment service when they agreed to pre-install Google Wallet, but it's now apparent that they're beating an especially hasty retreat. Softcard is telling users that its service will stop working after March 31st …

Apple Exploring iPhone Waterproofing Methods

Apple has a patent application in with the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a few different methods for waterproofing electronic devices like the iPhone. The patent describes coating certain internal components like the main circuit board with a hydrophobic coating, presumably not unlike the …

Engineering

IKEA and Samsung launch embedded wireless charging range

11 Problems to Anticipate Before Your Next Website Redesign

A great website is the cornerstone of your business. If users can’t easily navigate it or see where you add value, you’re already losing money. But when it comes to updating your site, there are a lot of hidden pitfalls to be wary of.<p>Curious how those who have “been there, done that” and emerged …