Lyft Updates App With Panic Button For 911 Calls

Lyft announced a handful of new improvements today which are aimed at making rides safer for the countless people who use its service every single day. One of the additions is an in-app panic button which will enable riders to quickly call 911 should the need arise. Lyft already added this option to the driver’s app late last year.


Analyst Claims Apple Made ‘Serious Bid’ To Buy Tesla

It was rumored for quite a long time that Apple was interested in making a full-fledged car. Since the company has no experience making cars, it was also rumored that Apple would use its massive cash pile to just acquire a car manufacturer and hit the ground running. Many have felt that Tesla would be a good acquisition for Apple and an analyst is now claiming that Apple did make […]


TikTok Owner Is Reportedly Developing A Spotify Competitor

TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps right now. It lets users make short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs and other pop culture references. It has proven to be an immense hit, particularly in emerging markets. A new report mentions that ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, is now developing a Spotify competitor to challenge the world’s top music streaming service in precisely those markets.


Firefox Gets Some Serious Speed Improvements

Mozilla has rolled out a new release of its Firefox web browser today and the company says that this release is faster than any before it. Firefox’s speed did improve when Mozilla rolled out its Quantum browser last year but now it’s going to get even faster. That’s not something that ardent Firefox users are going to complain about, to be honest.


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Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.


GM’s Maven Car Sharing Service Leaves Eight Cities

GM has been rather quick to scale up its Maven car sharing service to cities across the country. It currently serves 17 cities across North America but has now decided to scale down operations by quite a bit. General Motors has confirmed that Maven is going to exit eight cities.


Unknown Bluetooth-Only Google Device Spotted At The FCC

It seems that Google has a new piece of hardware up its sleeve. An FCC filing has been discovered for an unannounced Bluetooth-only product from Google. The filing itself doesn’t reveal much about the device other than that it can only communicate using Bluetooth. That does narrow down the list of potential suspects by quite a lot.


Sony Shows Demo Of PlayStation 5 Load Times

Sony may not be coming to E3 in 2019 but the company has been revealing bits and pieces of information about the next-generation gaming console that it’s working on. It has previously been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will feature SSD storage, 3D audio, and 8K graphics support in addition to backward compatibility with current PS4 games. Sony has now provided a demo of the PlayStation 5 load times and […]


Game Of Thrones Series Finale Breaks All Previous Records

HBO’s Game of Thrones is no stranger to setting records. As the series continued to get popular year after year, it would often break viewership records for season premieres and finales. With Sunday’s last-ever episode of the series, one could expect that it would break all previous records, and it did.


U.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks For Mail Delivery

A lot of work is happening in the trucking market to bring about big rigs that are capable of driving themselves. Many companies are working to make this happen and TuSimple is one of them. The United States Postal Service has now teamed up with TuSimple to ship mail in a two-week test of the former’s technology which allows trucks to drive themselves.


Some Bose Speakers And Soundbars Now Support Google Assistant

Bose launched a smart home speaker and two soundbars last year. They featured Alexa integration out of the box which led to the question whether the company would eventually add support for other digital assistants as well. The question has been offered in the affirmative as these devices have indeed received support for the Google Assistant.


Adobe Premiere Rush For Android Is Finally Out

Adobe Premiere Rush is essentially a trimmed version of its Premiere Pro and Audition tools that are meant for serious video editors. The company first released the Premiere Rush app for iOS, Windows, and Mac late last year. It said at that time that the app will eventually be released for Android. Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is finally rolling out today.


Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Just Launched in London Editor's Pick

At an event in London, Honor just launched two new Android smartphones aimed at the “Premium” market ($450-$600), the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 handsets. The brand has been doing very well in that market for the past 2-3 years, taking share away from competitors.


Database Of Instagram Influencers And Celebrities Leaked

Storing contact information in a database makes a lot of sense, but what would make even more sense is if that database was password protected. Unfortunately, that was not the case with a database that contained contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts.


SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Satellites This Thursday

Elon Musk often has very lofty plans, whether it be to bore tunnels under the roads to help ease traffic congestion, creating fully autonomous cars, or encapsulating the Earth in a blanket of satellites to help bring internet to everyone in the world. The latter effort, known as Starlink and is part of SpaceX, is expected to kick off this Thursday.


Huawei Granted Temporary Reprieve by US Commerce Department

As many of you would have heard by now, Huawei has run into some trouble with the US government where they were blacklisted from doing business with US companies, such as Google. While it might seem like this is more about “punishing” Huawei, the reality is that it will affect everyone.


US Government Now Warns That Drones Could Be Sending Data Back To China

Recently, the US government seems to be cracking down on Chinese companies who are involved in the communications infrastructure in the US and also their allies. Huawei is one of the more recent casualties where due to the US government’s blacklisting, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm have since suspended their business dealings with them.


Anecdote Reveals That Steve Jobs Had The Idea For An Apple Card Back In 2004

Earlier this year and to everyone’s surprise, Apple announced that they would launching their own physical credit card in the form of the Apple Card. However, it seems that if you’ve worked at Apple back in the early days, this might not have been quite as surprising because as it turns out, the Apple Card was one of Steve Jobs’ ideas.


John Wick: Chapter 4 Confirmed For A 2021 Release

The third installment in the John Wick franchise was released not too long ago and it was a smashing success. The movie managed to knock Avengers: Endgame off the charts and has also managed to gross about $93 million worldwide in revenue. Safe to say, this is one of the more successful franchises we’ve seen in recent times.


Pixel 3a Phones Randomly Powering Off For Some Users

It has been almost two weeks since Google released the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Some users have already started reporting an issue with the device. They are experiencing their handsets randomly powering off during the day. As you can probably imagine, this causes a lot of nuisance for those who are using the new handsets as their daily drivers, which is most of the users complaining about the […]


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