Sony is the second company to publish an official list of devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat operating system after HTC has previously confirmed that three of its handsets will receive the latest Android OS. Unlike HTC, Sony will release the Nougat update for more devices.
The first DLC pack for Dark Souls 3 will be out in the fall, Sony accidentally revealed in a now-deleted tweet. Called "Ashes of Ariandel," the pack includes new weapons, spells, and other content. It reportedly features a PvP map called Immortal Competition.
Delphi and Mobileye have combined their autonomous vehicle efforts with the goal of creating a largely autonomous driving system by 2019. Mobileye brings its computer vision and mapping abilities to the table, while Delphi offers sensors and software.
Verizon has come out ahead of all other wireless carriers in the latest RootMetrics report, which is very different from a recent OpenSignal report. On every test, from reliability to speed, Verizon was on top of the other providers. AT&T came in second on most tests.
Mozilla has turned to the power of the crowd in its journey to find a new logo. A list of potential logos has been published by the company and viewers can tell Mozilla which ones they like. Some of the designs are quite unique and each has a built-in message.
Opera has come out with a new VPN tool for Android users that provides free and unlimited service. Similar apps for iOS and desktop were previously released by the company. With Opera Free VPN, users can get around region blocks and mask their mobile activity.
Some important figures pertaining to the popularity of Pokemon Go show the game is now in decline. The game took off faster than nearly any other mobile title when it launched in July, but user interest is dropping, says a report from Axiom Capital Management.
NASA has reestablished contact with STEREO-B, a spacecraft that's been silent for about two years. The first new downlink signal from the spacecraft came in at 6:27 p.m. ET and was received with NASA's ground communication antennas. STEREO-B is orbiting the sun.
Uber is spending an estimated $680 million on Otto, a self-driving truck startup co-founded by Anthony Levandowski, a former leader of Google's autonomous vehicle division. With this acquisition, Uber will end up using some of Otto's technology to build its own system.
Amazon is building a new music streaming service that'll compete with the likes of Spotify and it's been reported Amazon Echo users may only have to pay $4-5 each month, though their plan will be very limited. Those without an Echo product will spend around $10, reports Recode.
Productivity apps from Microsoft will be preloaded on "premium" Lenovo phones under a new deal between the companies. Some of Lenovo's Android phones are going to come with Skype, Office, and OneDrive pre-installed, potentially increasing the number of people who use those apps.
Much like the Galaxy Note 5, the Note 7 appears to have a sticking problem with its S Pen. Users have reported the S Pen can get stuck if you press it in with a bit too much force, whereas the Note 5's problem came from inserting the S Pen the wrong way.
Effectively all of the profit in the smartphone industry comes from Samsung and Apple, with the money heavily connected to their premium devices. Canaccord Genuity reports 75% of the industry's profits came from Apple during the second quarter of this year.
Facebook is trying out new auto-play videos in the News Feed that include sound, a change few people have asked for. A small number of users have reported encountering videos that automatically play with the sound enabled unless you disable them or silence your phone.
The BBC's Olympic 360 streams and videos were viewed over a million times and a lot of feedback was provided. This test of 360-degree video technology was one of the largest and the response from viewers suggests there are many people eager to view 360-degree content.
MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is working on the world's first self-assembling phone. The phone comes together when a few components are placed in a rotating tumbler, replacing the need for human or robotic labor. The researchers previously created a self-assembling chair.
Cloud Imperium Games has revealed 52 minutes of gameplay from a nearly finished version of Star Citizen, giving viewers a look at the whole game rather than individual test modules. The gameplay shows how players can take a ship from a hanger to various planets.
Australia's state-owned postal service, Australia Post, has proposed implementing an online voting system that uses Bitcoin's blockchain technology. The Post claims blockchain could be used to verify the identity of voters and let them place votes using digital credits.
Three iPhone models are in the works for next year and one of them will feature a curved display, something that's never been seen on an iPhone before. Nikkei (Japan) reports there will be a 5.5-inch model with an OLED display that is implemented similarly to the S7 Edge display.
Another Nintendo NX game has been confirmed, with Square Enix making it clear that it plans to bring Dragon Quest XI to the platform. An NX version of the game was mentioned in July 2015, but comments about it were later retracted. This latest statement clears things up.