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New video settings menu & tweaked player window rolling out to YouTube Android app

After a lengthy A/B test, YouTube for Android is rolling out a new video settings menu and a slight tweak to the player window. Settings are no longer overlaid on a video, but rather slide up from the bottom of the screen.<p>The Quality picker, Captions, View in Cardboard, and Report are still …

100 Brilliant Companies to Watch in 2016

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The 2016 consumer is a demanding one. They want what they want, when they want it. They want personalization, and they want control -- of their money, their food and their health, and almost everything else.<p>As we compiled this …

Wearable Tech

Take a look at Samsung’s awesome rollable screen prototype [Video]

For better or for worse, few companies manage to be as crazy as Samsung. Just a few days ago we showed you their gigantic Galaxy S7 edge-like billboard hulking amid the highways that link Moscow to one of its airports. But as it turns out, there may be some even crazier screen-related tech the …

Google is building a self-driving car R&D center near Detroit

Google's Self-Driving Car Project just announced on Google+ that it's building what it calls a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Michigan, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The 53,000-square-foot facility will be used for research and development in concert with the company's …

China's Car-Swallowing Monster Bus Could Save 800 Tons of Fuel a Year

An ambitious "straddle" design would allow buses to drive over traffic jams.<p>In recent years China seems to have begun addressing its urgent pollution …

These are the Chromebooks getting Android app support

Chromebooks are about to get far more capable with the addition of Android apps, but unfortunately, not all Chromebooks are going to get that capability. After announcing plans to roll out Android app support last week, Google released a list detailing which Chromebooks will be getting support for …

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

(Update: deal approved) Opera will likely be bought by Chinese investors for $1.2 billion

<b>Update, May 25:</b> As expected, Opera’s shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the buyout. The company announced today that over 90% of shareholders approved the $1.2 billion deal. Pending approval from regulators in Norway and China, a consortium of Chinese companies including Qihoo 360, …

Xiaomi to unveil its first drone on May 25

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into the drone business (who isn’t?) – and a new teaser in its own forums indicate we’ll hear more details on May 25.<p>The posters are in Chinese, but this much we can make out: there’s going to be an announcement at 7 PM local time on May 25 …

Xiaomi teases first ever drone in new video clip

Xiaomi is really milking the unveiling of its first ever drone, with a short teaser video of the device now surfacing online. <i>AndroidCentral</i> spotted the video on Chinese streaming site Youku, and we've embedded a YouTube mirror above. There are no surprises here, though, especially based on what …

Apple prepping thinner MacBook Pros with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID for Q4

According to a new note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities and corroborated by our sources, Apple plans to introduce a dramatically overhauled MacBook Pro later this year. Kuo says the device will have a new “thinner and lighter” design with design cues taken from the …

MacBook Pro

Apple prepping Siri SDK and Echo-like home assistant gadget

Apple is preparing an SDK that would allow developers much greater access to Siri — and the improved assistant will power a stationary hub device like Amazon’s Echo. A report from The Information tallies with things we’ve heard over the last few weeks; expect an announcement, if not the device …

This New Battery Could Change the Way We Use Energy

It's made from metal and air.

This bendable smartphone comes with a catch

A small Chinese startup says it's about to unveil a smartphone that can bend all the way around your wrist.<p>The device, produced by Moxi Group, will feature a flexible touchscreen that still works when looped and worn like a watch or a bracelet, according to the company. It also functions stretched …

Graphene