News Posts by Seth Fitzgerald
Tesla is interested in turning its Supercharger locations into convenience stores, providing visitors with easy access to food and coffee. It's working to attach small stores and potentially even restaurants to the charging spots. Tesla first discussed this in its Q2 call.
New images of TCL's upcoming BlackBerry Krypton have appeared online, revealing the rear of the handset. The Krypton is a keyboard-less phone, so all text input will occur on screen, just like with most modern smartphones. The new picture shows the phone in two color schemes.
The movie playback period for iTunes rentals is doubling, Apple has announced. Consumers can now view their rented movies for a period of 48 hours, up from the prior 24-hour limit. The clock starts ticking once you first hit play. This follows other rental improvements.
Intel has revised its mixed/augmented reality plans and is no longer going to release a reference version of its Project Alloy headset, says Road to VR. Because there wasn't much interest in the headset design from hardware partners, Intel decided over the summer to abandon it.
T-Mobile and Sprint aren't just lightly discussing a merger, they may actually be close to an agreement, reports Reuters. A merger of those carriers has been in discussion for years, but with the introduction of the Trump administration to the equation, it's become plausible.
Apple products are often associated a low risk of security problems compared to their competitors, but they're definitely not free of issues. Case in point: Safari. A report from Google's Project Zero found Apple's web browser has more security vulnerabilities than others.
We'll learn more about Red Dead Redemption 2 on September 28, Rockstar Games has revealed. The company announced on Twitter that it would be releasing some news about the title at 8 a.m. Pacific on that day. People are anxious to hear the announcement given it's a big title.
A fair portion of the upcoming electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz are going to be built in the United States, partly with a new $1 billion investment from Daimler AG, its parent company. Daimler is investing that money in a 20-year-old Alabama factory.
With interest in Hyperloop technology continuing to increase, one of the few large companies working in that space, Hyperloop One, has received another big investment. It's landed $85 million in funding from DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI, and others.
Your shopping in the real world could have a direct impact on the ads you see on Facebook. The social network has introduced new advertising tools, among which are ones allowing companies to target you if you've recently been to one of their retail locations.
A court in The Netherlands has again ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent sites. Ziggo and Xs4all, two Dutch ISPs, were ordered by a court in the Hague to block the website within the next 10 days.
Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant, is now available in the Indian region and it includes support for Indian accents. Users of the Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ will have access to Bixby Voice. Although it works with Indian accents and in the region, it only supports English.
A 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable from Facebook and Microsoft, known as "Marea," is now complete. It connects North America with the mainland of Europe. With its 160 Tbps capacity, the cable will help cloud services provide optimal service in the European region.
Uber has lost its ability to operate in one of its largest European markets, London. The ridehailing service was told by the region's transport regulator (TfL) that it's not "fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license." It's going to appeal the decision.
Apple is upgrading 1080p titles to 4K for free, but it's only allowing users to view them via streaming, with downloading taken away as an option. The company announced it was introducing free 4K upgrades during its event last week, but it has now clarified there are conditions.
Tesla is cutting its least expensive Model S from its vehicle lineup this weekend. After September 24, it'll no longer be possible to buy the rear-wheel drive Model S 75. This means you'll only be able to get a rear-wheel drive vehicle from Tesla if you purchase a Model 3.
To assist with the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's impact on the 2016 presidential election, Facebook will turn over ads linked to the country. Facebook confirmed earlier this month that Russia-linked groups purchased many ads on the social network.
HP Enterprise is trying to significantly reduce its expenses and one measure it'll take is cutting 5,000 employees, reports Bloomberg. Those layoffs cover around 10% of the company's workforce. HP Enterprise plans to start cutting employees this year.
Facebook and Amazon could be among those bidding for the rights to stream English Premier League matches, though the rights would only cover UK and European broadcasting. NBC acquired the American streaming rights in 2015 and will have them through the 2021-22 season.
Filters that can alter the appearance of your face are now available for use during livestreams on Instagram. The photo and video-centric social network is letting users add filters to their streams before they begin or during. You can add accessories to your appearance.