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Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

By Chris Crum 7 hours ago

Google unveiled what it says its its “first real build” of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May, Google showed off an early mockup that eliminated the steering wheel and gas/brake pedals. But that didn’t even have real headlights. Now, …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Netflix Wants To Help You Navigate ‘Friends’ Netflix Wants To Help You Navigate ‘Friends’

In October, Netflix announced it will be getting one of the titles customers have wanted most – Friends. That’s the entire series, and it’s coming on January 1st. I don’t know how familiar you are with Friends but that’s 10 …

Yahoo Mobile Apps Get Local News, Commenting Yahoo Mobile Apps Get Local News, Commenting

Yahoo announced updates to its Android and iOS apps, adding local news, comments, and a new side-swiping navigation interface. “Want to know more about what’s going on around you? Today we’re bringing local news to your fingertips with the Yahoo …

Amazon Updates Fire Phone With A Bunch Of Features Amazon Updates Fire Phone With A Bunch Of Features

Amazon launched a software update for its Fire Phone, bringing a bunch of new features to the device, which it’s been having a pretty hard time selling. The Firefly feature will now translate text and identify famous artwork, not unlike …

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content

Amazon announced the addition of some new content to its Amazon FreeTime Unlimited kids offering (previously known as Kindle FreeTime Unlimited). The service is available on Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers. All in all, FreeTime Unlimited now …

Another Uber Driver Charged with Rape Another Uber Driver Charged with Rape

Yesterday, Uber made a promise to make the service safer, by focusing more attention of background checks for drivers and employing new technology to make sure customers get the safest ride possible. Today, another Uber driver has been charged with …

Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer

Uber promises it’s going to get safer. The last few months have been filled with high-profile stories involving bad Uber drivers with malicious intent. In the past, Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault, kidnapping, and even something as …

Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing

If you thought that Netflix might one day enable you to watch content offline, I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken. The company has officially shot down the notion that this will ever be offered. Some content providers offer such a feature. …

Here's What's About To Hit Netflix Here's What's About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. We’re breaking …

Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead …

HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t …

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3 Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

Smartphone sales grew 20% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Gartner. Sales in emerging markets saw the highest growth ever, though sales in Western Europe continued on the decline. Worldwide sales of mobile phones, in general, …

Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and …

Here's What's About To Hit Netflix Here's What's About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. As previously …

Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions

Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook recently acquired, announced some new acquisitions of its own in a bid to bring more talent to its team. The company has acquired Nimble VR (formerly 3Gear Systems) and 13th Lab, and has …

Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar …