Thousands of GE electric vehicle charging stations are going to be operated by ChargePoint. In total, around 10,000 charging spots are being transferred to ChargePoint's control, including 1,800 commercial stations and 8,000 residential vehicle chargers.
Rental car company Avis is going to work on Waymo's autonomous vehicles in Arizona, Waymo has announced. It's partnered with Avis in the state so that it has a place to store the vehicles and a team to service them. Waymo is using modified Chrysler Pacifica.
While 4K gaming has received a lot of attention recently due to upgraded consoles from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime doesn't consider it an important technology for most people. He explained Nintendo's position on 4K.
Translation services are in development at Amazon and they'll be offered to AWS customers, reports CNBC. Amazon is said to be creating machine translation tools that'll help developers turn their application and website content into various other languages.
YouTube Uptime, an app that makes viewing YouTube videos a more social experience, has left its beta phase. The software was created by Google's Area 120 incubator and it initially arrived in the US as an invitation-only app. Now, anyone can get it in the US on iOS.
AT&T is quickly expanding the reach of its wireless internet service, which began in Georgia in April. It has arrived in eight additional southeastern states, bringing acceptable internet coverage to more than 70,000 locations that'd either have poor or absent coverage.
The Nokia 6 from HMD Global will be available in the United States market next month for $229. Its release is occurring slightly later than originally anticipated. When it reaches the US in early July, it'll be sold through Amazon. There are no carrier partnerships.
More creative ways of interacting are now available in Facebook's messaging service. The video chat side of Messenger has been updated with live filters and animated reactions. With the latter, Messenger's five emoji responses can become overlays in the chat.
Note-taking app Evernote will abandon BlackBerry and Windows Phone later this month. The company announced in an email that support would end for those platforms on June 29, which isn't shocking given the very low popularity of both mobile operating systems.
When users request a ride through the Lyft app, the service will now recommend a pickup spot that could improve transportation times. The recommended spots are close enough to walk to and they're intended to make things easier for both riders and drivers.
Vimeo has decided against coming out with its own video streaming subscription service. The site announced in November 2016 that it would be offering a Netflix and Hulu-like subscription. Now, more than 6 months later, it's decided not to pursue that course of action.
If you happened to still be using Google's old Gchat/Google Talk messaging interface, your time of being able to avoid Google Hangouts has come to an end. Fulfilling an intention it first mentioned in March, the company has shut down Gchat. Users must make the transition.
An update for the Amazon Echo has made it possible to use the smart speaker as an intercom. If you happen to have multiple units placed around your home, you can use them to communicate with others in your house. The feature is available on the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show.
The general user base can now download and install a public beta of iOS 11 ahead of the operating system's official release. Apple recently began sharing beta versions of the software with developers and now it's ready for a wider test roll out. This version will be more stable.
As was expected based on reports from the past few months, Nintendo is releasing a Super NES Classic reminiscent of the now discontinued NES Classic. The revived console is coming out this year for $80 and it'll include 26 games, one of which is a previously unseen Star Fox.
SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company focused on computer vision technology, has been acquired by Apple. Axios revealed the deal, which supports Apple's interest in augmented reality, a technology CEO Tim Cook has publicly said will be increasingly important.
Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter are joining forces to counter extremist content online. They've jointly launched a new initiative, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, that'll try to reduce the access terrorists have to online platforms.
Facebook has a large war chest to pull from in its original content push and it's not going to refrain from using it. The Wall Street Journal reports the company plans to spend up to $3 million per episode for some of its original series. It's speaking with players in Hollywood.
More Wii U games are going to be updated and re-released for the Nintendo Switch, says Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. The company has already brought enhanced versions of Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament to the new gaming system.
Tim Westergren, CEO of Pandora, intends to step down. Recode reports he's going to stick with the company until a replacement is found, but then he'll end his tenure as chief executive of the music streaming company. Westergren, who also co-founded the site, became CEO last year.