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google
Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search
Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work for the vast majority of videos on the web today — ...
11 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search
Google mobile search shows 6-second video previews
If you've searched for videos often enough on Google, you've probably had that moment where you tapped the wrong video because you weren't quite sure it was what you were looking for. No more: Google has added 6-second video previews to its mobile s...
10 hours ago
Engadget
Google mobile search shows 6-second video previews
Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks
Watermarks are placed on copyrighted images like stock-photos in order to keep people from using them without permission or without paying. And manually removing them requires Photoshop skills, time and being ok with the image not looking its best po...
11 hours ago
Engadget
Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks
Google Home guides you through Vogue's 125th anniversary issue
Google's partnerships with media companies for Home add-ons goes beyond advertisements for Beauty and the Beast. For next month's 125th anniversary issue of Vogue, readers can ask Google Assistant for more information on a quintet of articles. Once t...
13 hours ago
Engadget
Google Home guides you through Vogue's 125th anniversary issue
Google uses machine learning to help journalists track hate
Hate crimes have sadly existed long before last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia but tracking them has been difficult. To help fix that, the Google News Lab has partnered with ProPublica, the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, the Sou...
14 hours ago
Engadget
Google uses machine learning to help journalists track hate
ProBeat: Google Allo's web app is laughable
OPINION: Google this week launched Allo for web. Ugh, that’s not right. Let me try again. Google this week launched Allo for Chrome. Hmm, still not quite accurate. Google this week launched Allo for Chrome for Android. Gah, for the love of god, I’ve only made it worse. Google this week launched ...
14 hours ago
Venturebeat
ProBeat: Google Allo's web app is laughable
Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival
Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. [Updated]
13 hours ago
Ars Technica
Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival
AT&T's attempt to stall Google Fiber construction thrown out by judge
AT&T sued Louisville over pole attachment rule, but judge says rule is valid.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
AT&T's attempt to stall Google Fiber construction thrown out by judge
trump
Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber Command
President Trump has given the go-ahead for a plan dating from the Obama administration to elevate US Cyber Command to the level of Unified Combatant Command, giving it more operational independence from the National Security Agency. The statement also raised the possibility of splitting off CyberCom ...
13 hours ago
Techcrunch
Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber Command
How Trump’s Climate Report Dismissal Would Put Americans In Harm’s Way
A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials. If the Trump administration chooses to reject the pending national Climate Science Special Report, it would ...
16 hours ago
Fast Company
How Trump’s Climate Report Dismissal Would Put Americans In Harm’s Way
Donald Trump’s Arts Council just resigned, and they want him to do the same
Artist Chuck Close, author Jhumpa Lahiri, musician Paula Boggs, and actor Kal Penn were among the 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities who resigned today in the wake of President Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. They ...
17 hours ago
Fast Company
Donald Trump’s Arts Council just resigned, and they want him to do the same
Nearly a quarter of Donald Trump’s weeks as president have been his “worst week”
How many bad weeks can a person have in one year" If your name is Donald Trump, many. According to more than a few headlines, this past week has been his worst. After a slow and ineffective response to the deadly rallies in Charlottesville, pressure is mounting against Trump—even from within his ...
17 hours ago
Fast Company
Nearly a quarter of Donald Trump’s weeks as president have been his “worst week”
Report: Trump is finally ousting Steve Bannon
It looks like the inevitable has come to pass. Donald Trump has told his aides that he’s decided to remove Steve Bannon from his post as the White House’s chief strategist, according to sources speaking with the New York Times. (Although versions differ; other reports say Bannon ...
19 hours ago
Fast Company
Report: Trump is finally ousting Steve Bannon
Congrats to Julian Assange for getting that coveted Donald Trump Jr. Twitter follow
This morning the very helpful Twitter bot “TrumpAlert” informed us that President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. has followed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Twitter. There’s a lot to unpack here. DonaldJTrumpJr has just followed @JulianAssange. — Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) ...
21 hours ago
Fast Company
Congrats to Julian Assange for getting that coveted Donald Trump Jr. Twitter follow
Trump's DOJ not trying to stop AT&T/Time Warner merger
AT&T and DOJ "discussing merger conditions" that would let deal go forward.
17 hours ago
Ars Technica
Trump's DOJ not trying to stop AT&T/Time Warner merger
car
Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week's Car News
A new breed of DeLorean, off-roaders go electric, and autonomous vehicles take to highway work zones.
17 hours ago
Wired
Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week's Car News
A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future
Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below. In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi loads his grandpa into the car and accelerates. Grandpa, ...
9 hours ago
Techcrunch
A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future
Infiniti's Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots
Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at the end of extended axes. The drivetrain of the so-called ‘Prototype 9,’ however, is all 2017: ...
13 hours ago
Techcrunch
Infiniti's Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots
Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept
Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and ha...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept
Hyundai looks to build a >300-mile-range electric car
More carmakers are looking toward electric vehicles as fuel cell falters.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Hyundai looks to build a >300-mile-range electric car
solar
What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love
Before social media, moments experienced collectively were very different"and maybe even better"but they still created connections.
16 hours ago
Wired
What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love
How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?
Making up the difference will be a balancing act of high-tension electricity choreography.
2 days ago
Wired
How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?
These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof
If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof
USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse
The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in areas along the eclipse's path of totality. Report...
14 hours ago
Engadget
USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse
Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
Estimated economic benefits of renewables in the US is $87 billion.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
essential
Gadget Lab Podcast: Essential Wants to Get Into Your Pocket?and Your Smart Home
This week's podcast is all about the Essential Android phone.
8 hours ago
Wired
Gadget Lab Podcast: Essential Wants to Get Into Your Pocket?and Your Smart Home
Review: Essential Phone
Think of Essential's flagship phone as the anti iPhone.
19 hours ago
Wired
Review: Essential Phone
Essential 360? Camera: Hands-On First Impressions
This add-on for the Essential phone shoots spherical photos, and demonstrates the company's magnetic accessory dock.
19 hours ago
Wired
Essential 360? Camera: Hands-On First Impressions
Essential phone review: Groundbreaking but flawed
REVIEW: The new Android flagship Essential phone is a paradox. It is a capable, well-crafted flagship smartphone built in a shockingly short time by a new company staffed with a crew of mobile hardware veterans. But it still falls short when compared to its mass-market competitors. Essential has made ...
19 hours ago
Venturebeat
Essential phone review: Groundbreaking but flawed
facebook
Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
Mark Zuckerberg has been clear and outspoken about his belief that some type of glasses will eventually replace smartphones as our go-to computing device. Facebook is already spending R&D resources on developing those stylish glasses. Today we see a new patent that offers some clues: The ...
18 hours ago
Fast Company
Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
Sprout Social’s Bot Builder tool comes to Facebook Messenger
Well, it just got easier for brands to unleash custom-tailored customer service chatbots in Facebook Messenger. Analytics firm Sprout Social said yesterday it brought it’s Bot Builder tool to the popular instant-messaging app. Bot Builder, which Sprout Social introduced for Twitter DMs ...
22 hours ago
Fast Company
Sprout Social’s Bot Builder tool comes to Facebook Messenger
Facebook opens up its Craigslist-like section to retailers
Facebook is trying to figure out what people want from Marketplace, so it's going to add a bunch of new products from real vendors in order to suss that out. "We'll kind of look and see what's popular, what people want to engage with," Deb Liu, Faceb...
11 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook opens up its Craigslist-like section to retailers
Wargaming will stream 1,000 hours of World of Tanks gameplay on Facebook Live
World of Tanks is rolling out on your newsfeed. Wargaming is partnering with Facebook to stream over 1,000 hours of video centered on its popular take on online shooters. In addition to livestreams of gameplay, this deal includes historical content, interviews with players, and coverage of esports events, ...
21 hours ago
Venturebeat
Wargaming will stream 1,000 hours of World of Tanks gameplay on Facebook Live
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