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  • Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

    Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

    Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their local branch of United Food and Commercial Workers, g...

    02-03 HotNews 5人瀏覽
  • Jeep's Super Bowl ad teases a powerful off-road electric bicycle

    Jeep's Super Bowl ad teases a powerful off-road electric bicycle

    Companies are tripping over themselves to hawk electric vehicles at the Super Bowl, but they aren't all cars. Jeep has posted a Super Bowl ad that's primarily meant to pitch the latest Gladiator, but also includes a brief glimpse of the company's fi...

    02-03 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • Adapter turns power wheelchairs into Xbox controllers

    Adapter turns power wheelchairs into Xbox controllers

    The Xbox Adaptive Controller already makes gaming more accessible if you're in a wheelchair, but wouldn't it be better if you could use the wheelchair itself as a controller? You can now. AbleGamers Charity has unveiled a Freedom Wing Adapter that...

    02-02 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market

    Apple, Amazon were rare bright spots in a shrinking tablet market

    The tablet market was fairly bleak in 2019, it seems. IDC analysts have estimated that tablet shipments dropped 1.5 percent in 2019 compared to a year earlier, with some brands taking a significant hit. The lone bright spots were Apple and Amazon,...

    02-02 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • Ads invade Byte with a campaign from Nike

    Ads invade Byte with a campaign from Nike

    Like it or not, the Vine revival app Byte is bringing in a staple of modern social networks: prominent ads. The looping video app has launched its first ad campaign with Nike, which is running a rathe conspicuous "Self Hail Mary" sponsored section a...

    02-02 HotNews 5人瀏覽
  • Bird-inspired wings could help small drones fly four times longer

    Bird-inspired wings could help small drones fly four times longer

    Small drones seldom last more than half an hour in the air due to their inefficiency. They frequently have short, thick wings that help them survive wind gusts, but are terrible for range. However, scientists might have a way to make drones last: b...

    02-02 HotNews 4人瀏覽
  • A look back at the triumphs and stumbles of the original Kindle

    A look back at the triumphs and stumbles of the original Kindle

    Amazon released the original Kindle back in 2007. In the years since, the devices have managed to peak, go mainstream and then get largely replaced by tablets and smartphones. Amazon's first Kindle was 7.5 inches tall with a high-contrast screen, an...

    02-01 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • The Morning After: Fox, Roku and Super Bowl LIV

    The Morning After: Fox, Roku and Super Bowl LIV

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Our long national nightmare is over. After a carriage dispute that lasted absolutely no time at all, Fox and Roku have worked out their distribution squabble, and you will be able to watch Super Bowl LIV via Fox...

    02-01 HotNews 4人瀏覽
  • FCC: Wireless carriers violated federal law by selling location data

    FCC: Wireless carriers violated federal law by selling location data

    The FCC has finished investigating carriers' unauthorized disclosure and sale of subscribers' real-time location data, Chairman Ajit Pai has shared with (PDF) lawmakers in the House of Representatives. In his letters, he told Energy and Commerce Comm...

    02-01 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • This is the production version of Tesla's Model Y

    This is the production version of Tesla's Model Y

    We first met the prototype Model Y crossover last year, and this week during the company's earnings call, Elon Musk said deliveries of the vehicle will start in March. In the documents released (PDF), Tesla also showed off this picture of the car's p...

    02-01 HotNews 4人瀏覽
  • Podcast: Why Clearview AI's facial recognition is a privacy nightmare

    Podcast: Why Clearview AI's facial recognition is a privacy nightmare

    All of our fears around facial recognition technology are coming true thanks to a little known startup called ClearView AI. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into how ClearView works, and what unchecked access to powerful facial recognition means...

    01-31 HotNews 2人瀏覽
  • Watch how VFX artists crafted Disney's 'The Lion King' remake

    Watch how VFX artists crafted Disney's 'The Lion King' remake

    Nothing in Disney's divisive Lion King remake was real. Simba, Scar and the sprawling Pride Lands -- all of it was created digitally. To convey this gargantuan effort, visual effects studio MPC Film -- the same company behind The Jungle Book and coun...

    01-31 HotNews 6人瀏覽
  • IBM CEO Virginia Rometty is retiring

    IBM CEO Virginia Rometty is retiring

    IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, one of the most prominent female leaders in tech, is stepping down on April 6th, 2020. She will still serve as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, but she's retiring completely after that. Rometty wi...

    01-31 HotNews 2人瀏覽
  • Nintendo's special 'Animal Crossing' Switch is coming March 13th

    Nintendo's special 'Animal Crossing' Switch is coming March 13th

    The first new Animal Crossing game on consoles in several years is almost here, and Nintendo is rolling out a special edition of its Switch to mark the occasion. This $300 Switch will arrive on March 13th, a week before the launch of Animal Crossing:...

    01-31 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • The Morning After: MoviePass is bankrupt, and the Model Y ships in March

    The Morning After: MoviePass is bankrupt, and the Model Y ships in March

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. OK, who had 2020 in the MoviePass-death pool? Everyone? I guess the good news is that even though this movie theater subscription business (and its parent company) is going belly up, the concept has spread to ot...

    01-30 HotNews 6人瀏覽
  • Robotic finger can sweat like a human to cool down

    Robotic finger can sweat like a human to cool down

    Robots can already do lots of things people can including gymnastics, but a new type of soft robot has one of the most human traits of all. Researchers have a developed a finger-like appendage that can break into sweat to prevent overheating, much li...

    01-30 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • Nest thermostats will warn of possible problems with your AC or furnace

    Nest thermostats will warn of possible problems with your AC or furnace

    You might not have to wait until your home is frigid to find out that there's a problem with your furnace. Google has started testing a Nest thermostat feature that sends email alerts when the device detects unusual patterns in your HVAC system. If...

    01-30 HotNews 3人瀏覽
  • Tesla moves the Model Y release date up to 'spring 2020'

    Tesla moves the Model Y release date up to 'spring 2020'

    Tesla was on quite the roll in Q4 last year. The company unveiled its controversially popular electric Cybertruck at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Elon Musk won his "pedo guy" defamation suit, and the first Model 3s produced at Tesla's new Shanghai Giga...

    01-30 HotNews 6人瀏覽
  • Google spent a record sum rewarding researchers for hacking its products

    Google spent a record sum rewarding researchers for hacking its products

    Google is not messing around when it comes to its bug bounty program. Last year it paid out $6.5 million to researchers that reported vulnerabilities -- almost double the $3.4 million paid out in 2018. The largest single award was for $201,337, which...

    01-29 HotNews 7人瀏覽
  • MIDI 2.0 overhauls the music interface for the first time in 35 years

    MIDI 2.0 overhauls the music interface for the first time in 35 years

    About 35 years after the MIDI 1.0 Detailed Specification was established, instrument manufacturers voted unanimously on January 18th to adopt the new MIDI 2.0 spec. So what's changing for audio interfaces? The "biggest advance in music technology in...

    01-29 HotNews 8人瀏覽
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