Google has announced it will establish an autonomous car R&D facility near Detroit in Novi, Michigan. The center is 53,000 square feet and it'll be used by Google and its various partners in the area. Part of its work will be with Fiat Chrysler since they're working on minivans.
Xiaomi held its official unveiling of the Mi Drone today and revealed the device will begin at only $380, which is much better than the $600 that had been reported. The Mi Drone supports 1080p recording at $380 and 4K recording at $460. Both versions use a 104-degree lens.
Details on a rumored Xbox One have emerged, revealing what Microsoft may have in store for 2017. A new console model, codenamed Scorpio, is reportedly in development and it will come with improved graphics and support for virtual reality headsets like the Rift.
The European Commission has proposed requiring streaming services like Amazon and Netflix feature at least 20% European content. Under the proposal, the Commission would attempt to boost the European film industry and may also encourage services to invest in content creation.
A new Samsung Galaxy Tab has been unveiled specifically for the Indian government and enterprise markets. The tablet, called the Galaxy Tab Iris, has a built-in iris scanner and it supports Aadhar authentication, a controversial biometric identification program.
Apple is reportedly planning to join Google and Amazon in introducing a smart connected home speaker. Like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, Apple's device will play content, answer questions, and interact with other devices/services. It will use Siri.
Microsoft's sale of its feature phone business to Foxconn will already take a big chunk out of its handset division and it appears Microsoft wants to cut the division even more. The company is going to further "streamline" its business, which means removing up to 1,850 jobs.
Overwatch, a shooter from Blizzard, is finally available. But, it has been released without ranked play, one of its key components. The game's lead designer, Jeff Kaplan, says ranked play should be introduced as part of a content update by late June.
Opera's $1.2 billion deal with a group of Chinese companies has been approved by its shareholders. The browser company says 90.6% of its outstanding share capital and 90.9% of the votes were in favor of the acquisition. This is only a preliminary vote right now.
Cross-network play between the Xbox One and PC has arrived for Rocket League. The ability is live and it opens up many potential matches in the game. Rocket League is the first game to receive cross-network play on the Xbox One, but the feature isn't new.
Google is testing a "promoted pins" ad format in Maps that will let companies pay to have their location appear prominently in the app. The pins will appear on desktop and mobile. You may encounter them when looking through a map or when viewing your on-screen directions.
Huawei is taking Samsung to court in response to its use of 11 LTE technology patents that it doesn't have the proper rights to. In its complaint, Huawei alleges Samsung hasn't properly licensed the patents, but it uses them for its various LTE devices.
Following in the footsteps of GM, Toyota has established a "strategic partnership" with a ridesharing company, but it's working with Uber rather than Lyft. As drivers have been able to do under the Lyft-GM partnership, this new deal lets people lease vehicles from Toyota.
Google is no longer selling the ASUS-made Nexus Player, an Android TV box that provided access to many streaming services. Now that the Nexus Player is gone from Google's store, you must buy a product like the Nvidia Shield if you still want an Android TV experience.
Future ePaper displays won't be limited to displaying content in black and white. E Ink, the company behind ePaper, has unveiled a color ePaper display, though it's only going to be used for signs right now, not eReaders. The display can produce 32,000 colors.