Though their first smart jacket only came out a few weeks ago, Levi's and Google are working on a second iteration, CEO Chip Bergh revealed during the Wall Street Journal's D.Live event. Bergh said the second jacket will offer even more functionality than the existing version.
China consistently ramps up censorship activity in the lead up to the National Congress, a political gathering that takes place every five years. Greater online censorship has appeared ahead of the National Congress, which will take place on Wednesday.
A secret Microsoft database filled with information about software vulnerabilities was hacked in 2013, but the company didn't disclose the breach. Reuters says the vulnerabilities ended up being exploited, but a review concluded the exploits didn't come from the breach.
EA has announced it's shutting down Visceral Games, the studio responsible for some big titles, including the Dead Space series and Battlefield Hardline. Visceral's parent company plans to move the majority of employees to other projects with other groups, minimizing layoffs.
Regina Dugan, Facebook's lead consumer hardware executive, is departing the company after less than two years in the position. She's been the leader of Building 8, a somewhat secretive lab within Facebook that's focused on a range of products like brain-computer interfaces.
Intel will start shipping its first-generation Neural Network Processor before the year comes to an end. It announced on Tuesday that the processor, codenamed Lake Crest, is soon going to reach a small list of partners. It'll enhance their ability to utilize machine learning.
John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, believes augmented reality on smartphones is "great" but the "UI is not perfect." The AR form isn't going to take off and reach its full potential until suitable glasses become available, Hanke explained during the Wall Street Journal's D.Live event.
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary focused on smart city technology, is going to turn 800 acres of Toronto, Ontario into a more connected, "smart" region. The technology will make an appearance along an area of waterfront property near Lake Ontario.
If you're a celebrity, dissident, whistleblower, or perhaps just paranoid, Google's new "Advanced Protection" system is likely a better way to secure your account. The new opt-in security system requires a USB key for accessing your account via desktop.
One of the first ever foldable smartphones, the ZTE Axon M, is going to become available next month and it will be sold in the United States. The handset comes with two displays that are separated by a hinge, making it a pretty straightforward design.
GM's Cruise division is working to become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in New York City. The company has submitted an application to begin testing in Manhattan. Governor Andrew Cuomo said in May that applications would be accepted. Cruise has submitted one.
Auto-play video ads are going to become more common in your Twitter feed. All advertisers can now utilize the social network's Video Website Cards, which Twitter found was a fairly successful format in beta tests. This format generates a higher clickthrough rate.
Many regions are trying to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters and one of the regions involved in the bidding is New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie is offering $7 billion in tax incentives to Amazon if it decides to open its HQ2 campus in Newark.
Google Calendar for the web has received a welcome design update. The new design and color style fits with the Material Design appearance many Google services have adopted over the years. Calendar for the web had long looked a bit outdated compared to the mobile app.
Mass Effect: Andromeda can now be played for free if you have a subscription to either Origin Access for PC or EA Access for the Xbox One. Andromeda will be accessible through the Origin and EA Access Vaults so long as you remain an active, paying subscriber.
Sony is launching a new publishing label that's going to publish games for the Nintendo Switch, not just for the PS4 and PC. Its "Unties" label is part of Sony Music Entertainment rather than Sony Interactive Entertainment. It'll work with small development teams.
Snap is teaming up with NBCUniversal to produce scripted series for Snapchat and the first content is coming from the Duplass Brothers through their production venture "Donut." This isn't the first time Snap and NBC have worked together on TV content.
Third-party photo applications on Android will be able to benefit from the HDR+ capabilities included with Google's Pixel 2 smartphone. Enhanced images with improved processing will be available through other apps starting with the Android Ore 8.1 preview.
Privacy International says it has encountered evidence proving UK intelligence agencies are using social media to collect data, possibly on millions of people. This evidence has surfaced due to the privacy rights group's legal battle against UK spy agencies over their collection.
Microsoft has just introduced the Surface Book 2, which it claims is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro. Included with the model is an Intel eighth-generation processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 17 hours of battery life.