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An inside look at Ford’s $1 billion bet on Argo AI

In the race to launch autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence expertise is the prize<p>Somewhere between the 14th and 15th floors in a concrete stairwell, Bryan Salesky pauses, searching for the right words to explain his mission for the foreseeable future. He wants to give cars the eyes, ears, …

Hands-free calling starts rolling out to Google Home

OK Google, call Mom.<p>Google's answer to the Amazon Echo isn't perfect, but it's the best in its class.<p>Google Home is taking away a few more excuses as …

Android News

Hyundai Says It Will Launch an Electric Vehicle With a 500 Kilometer Range After 2021

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co (hyundai-motor) said on Thursday it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per …

Nokia got a lot right with its first Android flagship

"Nokia" and "return" are two words that have been forever glued together since I joined Engadget six years ago. Over the past decade or so, this publication has talked plenty about the company's smartphone ups and, in particular, its downs. Today, it lives on as a brand owned by fellow Finnish …

British music hardware startup Electric Jukebox says it has raised $14 million and plans to go public next year

The company makes a box that plugs into televisions which lets you use your television to navigate a music streaming service.<p>The device costs £199 and doesn't require a monthly subscription.<p>It has raised $14 million and claims it's going to IPO<p>Electric Jukebox said that it has raised $14 million …

Roku clamps down on pirate channels

When Roku introduced private channels, it meant them as a way for developers to try their content before setting it loose in public. Well, that's not quite how it panned out: pirates have been using the channels to stream bootleg material. And Roku isn't putting up with that behavior any longer.</i> …

Sonova plays catch up with Danish rivals on hearing-aid tech | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Sonova on Thursday launched a new hearing aid microchip capable of streaming audio directly from wireless devices as the Swiss company tries to close the gap with Danish competitors that pioneered similar technology years ago.<p>A Phonak Audeo B-Direct hearing aid of Swiss …

Hearing Aids

Exposure: Peaking

Standout moments in the lives of waves (and the surfers who ride them)<p><b>Brendon Gibbens, Ericeira, Portugal. Photo: Ellis</b><p><b>Rob Machado, San Diego,</b> …

Australia

Google Home can now make calls and it won't cost you a dime

Google has just pushed an update to its Home smart speaker that lets you make calls to any phone number in the US and Canada for free.<p>As with its other features, you can place a call with your voice: just say, “Hey Google, Call Abhimanyu,” or whoever else you’ve been dying to talk to, and it’ll do …

Google Home

Amazon expands program that pays Alexa developers for top-performing voice apps

Amazon today announced a new program that gives developers a way to earn money for their Alexa skills – the voice apps that run on smart speakers like the Echo, and other Alexa-powered devices. According to the company, developers will be compensated for top-performing and “engaging” voice apps …

Time-tracking startup Timeular raises $1.1M to help you work smarter

Timeular, the Austrian startup behind the neat Zei time-tracking device that we wrote about last year, has raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in funding to develop new productivity coaching tools to help you work smarter.<p>The company is best known for the Zei, its eight-sided device that is …

Banks now have their own version of Venmo that will send money instantly

Just as Apple launched its own attack on Venmo with iMessage payments, so did the banks.<p>The bank-approved peer-to-peer payment tool Zelle went live …

Mobike will launch dockless bike-sharing in the U.K., its first market outside of Asia

Mobike, one of China’s largest bike-sharing companies, will launch in Manchester and Salford, its first cities outside of Asia. The service is slated to arrive on June 29, the Beijing-headquartered company said, and will start with 1,000 bikes.<p>Mobike’s launch outside of Asia (it expanded into …

Amazon Echo just dropped to its lowest price of all time

Apple’s new HomePod would be a pretty terrific smart speaker… if it had Alexa. There’s precious little question that Alexa is currently the best in …

Hive's subscription smart home kit needs to sweeten the deal - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Hive's Welcome Home Standard automation kit is very easy to install and use, thanks to its well-designed app.<p><b>The Bad</b> While there's no upfront cost, you have to pay a $25 contract-based monthly fee to use Hive.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Hive Welcome Home Standard system is solid, but its odd …

Home Automation

Apple Offers Free Redeem Codes for AirPano's Virtual City Book App

The official Apple Store app is currently offering free redeem codes for AirPano's City Book app, which lets iOS users explore bird's-eye view panoramas of 10 famous cities from around the world.<p>Each high-resolution cityscape consists of multiple connected spherical photo panoramas that users can …

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25M in Lyft, because self-driving cars

Isn't that the reason for just about every major manufacturer investment in 2017?<p>Another day, another news story about an automaker plunking down a pile of cash to help develop self-driving cars.<p>Jaguar announced Monday that its mobility services business, InMotion, invested $25 million in Lyft, the …