Robot Hotel In Japan Lays Off Half Of Its Robots

Some of you may remember reading about the Henn na hotel in Japan back in 2015. It relied on a lot of robots to handle the jobs that you’d normally find humans doing in a hotel. In what seems like a solid case of irony, the hotel has had to effectively lay off half of its 243 robots, and will most likely be hiring humans to perform the functions.

A6400 Is A New Addition To Sony’s APS-C Mirrorless Camera Lineup

Sony today announced the launch of a new model which is part of its APS-C mirrorless camera lineup. The new A6400 slots right between the A6300 and the A6500. The camera is aimed at both still photographers and videographers. It will be particularly appealing to vloggers as it has a 180 degree rotating rear screen.

Nike Adapt BB Shoes Can Self-Lace Through Your Phone

It has been known for a while now that Nike is making self-lacing basketball shoes. It revealed yesterday that the self-lacing feature would be controllable using a smartphone app. Nike has officially unveiled the Adapt BB today and as promised, the shoes can indeed lace up themselves at the touch of a button in the top.

Huawei Founder Denies Allegations Of Company Spying For China

It has been alleged time and again that Huawei’s products enable the Chinese government to spy on unsuspecting users. The United States has effectively banned Huawei’s network communication equipment from the country while it has also pressed its allies to follow suit. Huawei has always maintained that it doesn’t have a backdoor in its products for China and this has once again been reiterated by Ren Zhengfei, the reclusive founder […]


Tesla Enters Model 3 Into Serious Hacking Contest Pwn2Own

Pwn2Own is a serious hacking competition that takes place every year. Security researchers from across the globe compete to crack browsers, enterprise applications, virtualization software, server-side software, and now automobiles in exchange for rewards. Tesla has entered the Model 3 into the contest to ensure that it remains safe from a cybersecurity point of view. The winning security researcher will walk away with a Model 3.

FAA Could Allow Drone Flights Over Crowds

The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly thinking about softening drone restrictions and allowing flights over crowds. The proposals have been unveiled this week which would classify drones in three main categories each with their own set of restrictions. The drones will be categorized based on their weight and the amount of damage that they can potentially do to a person.

Facebook To Invest $300 Million In Local News

Facebook has announced that it will be making a major investment to support local news over the next three years. It has set aside $300 million for this purpose. The money will be doled out to different initiatives and organizations with the sole aim of supporting local newsrooms. The initiative is not unlike the one that Google announced late last year.

Uber Gets Slightly More Expensive In London To Pay For Electric Cars

Uber has announced a Clean Air plan for one of the busiest cities in the world. The plan is to help drivers on its network shift to electric cars in a move that will have a major impact on London’s environment. There’s a cost to this, though, and Uber is passing some of it on to the riders. Uber rides will now be slightly more expensive in the city as […]

Pandora Can Now Be Controlled Using Voice Commands

Much like everything under the sun these days, Pandora is also getting a voice-enabled smart assistant. It will enable users to control the app using voice commands. Pandora announced the launch of Voice Mode today. It’s a native smart assistant that can control the app in response to simple voice commands.

China’s Lunar Lander Sprouts Cotton On The Moon

China recently sent up a Moon lander which is going to collect data and conduct experiments on the lunar surface. It has conducted an experiment which marks the first time that humans have grown plants on the Moon. The lander was able to successfully sprout small cotton plants as part of a biological experiment. Flowers and other plants have previously been grown in Earth orbit, though.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Gets New Remote That Can Control Your TV

Amazon offers a variety of different Fire TV streaming devices but the most affordable option in the lineup is the Fire TV Stick. It retails for $39.99 and can instantly transform your conventional TV into a smart TV upon being plugged into the HDMI port. Amazon is now shipping the Fire TV Stick with its upgraded Alexa voice control. It comes with IR blasters so the remote can also be […]

All Netflix Plans In The U.S. Are Now More Expensive

There’s some bad news today for Netflix subscribers in the United States. The streaming service is raising prices for subscribers in the country across all tiers. There isn’t going to be a cooling off period here as well. The price hike goes in effect immediately which means subscribers will be charged the higher rate when their next billing cycle begins.

Microsoft Preparing Windows For Foldable Devices

The foldable form factor might become a whole lot common this year. Samsung is gearing up to launch its first foldable smartphone in the near future and we can expect others to follow suit. According to a new report, Microsoft is getting ready to support this form factor. It’s said to be preparing Windows support for foldable devices.

First Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Released

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have a lot to be excited about this year. There will be a handful of films coming out in 2019 and the latest iteration in the rebooted Spider-Man franchise is one of them. Sony and Marvel have released the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home today. We get a glimpse of the adventures that Peter Parker and his classmates will be embarking on as […]

How To Clean A Keyboard

You would think that toilet is the dirtiest place. But in case you did not already know, it has actually been found that your computer’s keyboard is many, many times more dirty compared to a toilet seat, even if it doesn’t necessarily look like it. How To Clean Your Keyboard Easy If you don’t have a lot of time and just want a quick and easy solution to clean your […]

Mortal Kombat 11 For Nintendo Switch Might Be Delayed

NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 was officially announced towards the end of last year where the game was initially pegged for a release on the 23rd of April, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. It appears that the release on the Switch could have since been delayed, according to Amazon listings over in Europe.

Sony’s Uncharted Movie Has A New Director

Sony’s Uncharted movie has been talked about for years but we have yet to see anything happen. Last we heard was back in 2018 where it was reported that the movie could begin filming soon, although there is now a chance that might no longer be true simply because it has lost its previous director.

HomePod & iPhones Can No Longer Play Different Apple Music Separately

Since we all have different tastes, you might be listening to one particular genre, your siblings might be listening to something else, your parents something else, and so on. This is normal. However it seems that unless you were to setup a family account for Apple Music, you won’t be able to play music separately on the iPhone and HomePod.

NBC To Launch Ad-Supported Streaming Service In 2020

Subscription services are the rage these days and it’s easy to see why. This is because subscriptions ensure a steady stream of revenue, versus ala carte where customers might go weeks or months without purchasing anything new, whereas subscriptions ensure that money is rolling in regardless of whether customers use the service or not. Kind of like the gym.

Apple Could Be Working On 7th Gen iPod Touch

For the longest time ever, Apple was known for their iPods where it managed to earn the company a lot of money. In recent times ever since Apple introduced the iPhone, the need to carry around a separate media player diminished to the point where Apple removed mentions of the iPod on its website.

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