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Google, Fiat Chrysler In Talks To Build Autonomous Cars

Fiat Chrysler America is not the first automaker that comes to mind when thinking of self-driving cars. Unlike its Detroit rivals Ford and GM as well as most Asian and European automakers, FCA hasn’t made any significant advances into the escalating autonomous car race that also now includes the …

Automotive Industry

Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android flagship worthy of the title

Lenovo-owned Zuk just unveiled its new Z2 Pro Android phone, which ticks all the flagship boxes — plus a few extra, just to be safe. It's a followup to December's Z1, Zuk's well-priced but generic first offering. The phone runs the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 chipset, includes 6GB of RAM, and …

Mobile Technology

This app automatically schedules Slack messages

Slack is great for communicating with your entire team no regardless of whether you’re in the same room together or working remotely. But if you use a common chat channel to ping your group, there’s a chance that your message will get buried amongst all the others and go unread.<p>Schedul aims to fix …

Apps

Fine, I'll say it: Apple updated the wrong MacBook

I hate to say it, but I have to: Apple updated the wrong MacBook. While I love the 12-inch MacBook — and enjoy the recently updated specs — it’s not what we needed.<p>We need a new MacBook Pro.<p>In fact, we’ve been in need of a new Pro for some time. The last time Apple made meaningful updates to the …

Surface Phone Leak Promises Powerful New Windows 10 Smartphone

Thanks to its own accidental leak, the idea that Microsoft’s presumptively named Surface Phone is going to be a powerhouse of high-end specifications received another boost.<p>Tucked away on Microsoft’s ‘Minimum hardware requirements‘ page for Windows 10 are a list of chipsets that the operating …

Mobile
Google

Xiaomi plans to take on Samsung and Qualcomm with in-house 'Rifle' processor

The rumor mill has repeatedly touched on an in-house Xiaomi processor codenamed ‘Rifle’ recently. The story has just received a little more credibility, with The Korea Times being told from industry insiders that the new SoC will be unveiled next month, more than likely at the May 10 launch of the …

Mobile

Qualcomm denies USB-C quick charging issues

'No reports' of device malfunctions<p>The HTC 10 and the LG G5 are flagship phones for their respective companies, and each is equipped with flagship features like USB Type-C ports and fast charging. But both HTC's and LG's newest models employ Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard, and that's drummed …

Mobile Technology

Project Loon balloon reportedly hits the deck in Chile

Google says the balloon's descent was planned, but Chile's aviation authority is reportedly investigating the crash.<p>One of Google's Project Loon balloons reportedly crashed on a farm in Chile on Saturday following a test flight.<p>Police cordoned off the site where the balloon hit the ground, which …

Project Loon

Apple is outdated, says Chinese tech CEO

Technically Incorrect: Jia Yueting CEO of LeEco (formerly LeTV) says Apple is just a hardware-and-software company. You know, a little old fashioned.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's fashionable to believe that everything progressive …

Tech Industry

Rackspace brings AppFormix’s cloud optimization platform to its private cloud

Rackspace today announced that it is partnering with AppFormix to bring that company’s cloud monitoring and performance optimization tools to its private OpenStack cloud customers.<p>Thanks to this partnership, Rackspace will now license AppFormix’s tools and bring it to all of its private cloud …

Rackspace

Google will soon bring the Android Play Store to Chromebooks

Android apps in Chrome OS may already be a thing, but there really aren't that many available on the Chrome Web Store. That could soon change, however, as the search giant appears to be on the verge of launching the Play Store on Chrome OS, as evidenced in a new screenshot recently shared on Reddit.<p>…

Microsoft’s excellent Windows Phone keyboard is now available for iOS

Microsoft is bringing its excellent Windows Phone keyboard to the iPhone today. The new iOS version will let you tap or swipe to type out words and intelligently predict words for sentences, just like the Windows Phone variant. Microsoft had promised a beta period, but it appears the app is freely …

Windows Phone

Apple Watch 2 Rumored to Include Cellular Connectivity Amid Push for iPhone Independency

In a new article centered on the first-year sales of the Apple Watch, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple is working on including cellular network connectivity and a faster processor in the so-called Apple Watch 2.<p>There are relatively easy fixes for some concerns. Apple is working on adding …

DJI just released its most powerful drone yet

The M600 is aimed at Hollywood's heavy hitters<p>The film and television industry are gathered in Las Vegas this week for the National Association of Broadcasters' annual summit, and this evening DJI showed off two new products aimed at the big budget productions rolling out of Hollywood. Claudio …

Drones
Touchscreens

Exclusive: Internet of Clothing Is Coming Through Huge Label Deal

Your clothes are going online.<p>Avery Dennison(avy), a packaging and labelling giant that puts labels onto products from brands like Nike(nke), …

Internet of Things

3 ways to speed up your computer's startup time

Remember those old tube TVs that took minutes to warm up after you turned on the power? How about dial-up modems that took half a minute to connect to the Internet? In the age of fast-booting TVs and always-connected Internet, you probably don't miss the waiting.<p>However, when it comes to waiting …

Software

Cut your operational costs with this AWS cloud computing course

As business world increasingly transitions to Amazon Web Services for their cloud computing needs, demand for AWS professionals is at an all time high.<p>With proper training you can build a career in cloud infrastructure mastery, and whatever your experience level, the <b>Advanced Cloud Computing with …

Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Cancer

By analyzing cells' abnormalities<p>Identifying cancer based on blood samples can be surprisingly challenging. Often, doctors add chemicals to a sample that can make the cancerous cells visible, but that makes the sample impossible to use in other tests. Other techniques identify cancerous cells based …

Artificial Intelligence

After Apple Music launch, fans sue Kanye West over Tidal exclusivity promise

After bringing his new album to Apple Music and Spotify, fans are suing Kanye West claiming they purchased subscriptions to West-backed music app Tidal on the promise the album would be exclusive to the service.<p>The report from Associated Press notes the lawsuit is a proposed class action filed in a …

A Microsoft exec thinks banner ads won't exist on mobile in 3 years

"Millennials ... are likely to sacrifice their privacy. However, they're not going to do that for banners. Why would you? There has to be a value exchange there: good contextually relevant content," Patel explained at Advertising Week Europe in London on Monday.<p>"I think this whole word 'banner' …

Advertising

Netflix tanks after giving a terrible second quarter forecast

While Netflix's results in the first three months of the year were strong, the company's outlook for the second quarter did not go over well with investors. Its forecast for Q2 international-subscriber growth were way below Wall Street targets.<p>Here are the key numbers:<p><b>Q1 EPS (GAAP):</b> $0.06 per …

Markets

Amazon's Latest Move Could Lower Hurdles for Prime Membership

Amazon’s wildly popular subscription service, Prime, is going monthly. The e-commerce is potentially primed to gain many more users who want to …

eCommerce

Bill Campbell, mentor to Apple's Jobs and Google's Page, has died

Called "The Coach" because he advised tech's biggest executives, Campbell was arguably the most influential man -- and one of the most beloved -- in Silicon Valley.<p>Bill Campbell -- mentor to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Google co-founder Larry Page, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack …

Silicon Valley

Windows users should delete QuickTime ASAP

Apple is finally giving up on QuickTime for Windows, but the company doesn’t plan to fix a few critical flaws that still linger with the software.<p>If for some reason you’re still using QuickTime for Windows, it would be a really good idea to just uninstall it right now.<p>The US Department of Homeland …

Dell XPS 13 is just the right laptop for on-the-go work

I’ve played around with a lot of laptops for work, but I’ve had a very interesting stint with the Dell XPS 13. It’s one of those machines that feels just right when you need to surf a bunch of web pages, edit photos, and upload videos.<p>I don’t need that much to do what I do as a journalist. I’m a …

Microsoft Outlook comes to Android Wear smartwatches

For those Android users that use Microsoft’s Outlook email service, you’ll be pleased to hear that the app now has a dedicated Android Wear counterpart. Outlook for Android Wear will allow you to reply with pre-set messages or dictate a response with voice and you’ll also be able to scroll in the …

Wear OS

Following Xamarin acquisition, Microsoft will kill its RoboVM service in April 2017

Microsoft will stop operating the RoboVM service for turning Java-based applications into native mobile apps for iOS and Android. After April 30, 2017, developers’ subscriptions to the service will not work.<p>The news comes two months after Microsoft announced that it had bought Xamarin, a startup …

Ghost In The Shell first image reveals Scar-Jo

We’ve been tracking the progress of the US remake of Ghost In The Shell for a while. Now, we finally have our first look at the film in the form of …

Anime