Self- Driven Cars on California Roads

Self- Driven Cars on California Roads OK, sure, there are self-driving cars on California roads today. General Motors’ Cruise has Chevrolet Bolts zipping around San Francisco; Google self-driving spinoff Waymo has got Chrysler Pacifica motoring about Mountain View; secretive startup Zoox has black Toyota Highlanders mixing it up along San Francisco's Embarcadero. But all these Continue Reading

The Amazing Pixel 2, Google’s New Flagship Android Phone

The Amazing Pixel 2 The first Google Pixel was a remarkable device. Nobody ever gets their first phone right, but Google did. Thanks to a spectacular camera, a pure take on Android , and the brand-new Google Assistant, the first true Google Phone immediately claimed a place at the top of the smartphone pile. Now Google's back with Pixel. Actually two: the Pixel 2 and the Continue Reading

Control Center in iOS Doesn’t Actually Kill Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Control Center in iOS Doesn't Actually Kill Wi-Fi and Bluetooth One of the main changes to Apple's IOS 11, is the Control Center. Since its introduction in iOS 7, the Control Center has been a half-page panel available anywhere with just a swipe up from the bottom of your screen. In iOS 11, though, it’s grown into a full-screen interface with a lot more functionality. It can Continue Reading

Pattern To Secure Android Phone Is Not Reliable

Pattern To Secure Android Phone Is Not Reliable Smartphones today compete over which can best secure your secrets. They encrypt your data, store the digital keys to unlock themselves on specialized hardware, and even offer fancy biometrics from fingerprints to faceprints. But many millions of smartphones remain open to an absurdly low-tech attack: a sly glance at someone's Continue Reading

Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy’s Secretly a Giant Gasbag

Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy's Secretly a Giant Gasbag Stars are dazzling in the night sky, but that's nothing compared to seeing one up close. This week, scientists peered at U Antilae, a red carbon-rich star 900 light years from Earth. Snapped by the European Southern Observatory, this orange beacon is seen in a wide view surrounded by the darkness of space. The Continue Reading

Ford is now designing cars in mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens

Ford is now designing cars in mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens Ford is making cars using Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset, as part of a new test project the automaker is rolling out globally. The mixed reality design trial allows for rapid prototyping in a virtual environment, instead of having to create new physical models to see what new materials and angles Continue Reading

The New Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft Uncovers Treasure in Depth

The New Tomb Raider The first trailer for the new Tomb Raider movie is out, and if your relationship with Lara Croft began and ended in the 1990s, this is most certainly not the heroine you remember. Gone is the outlandishly buxom, clearly-designed-by-dudes lady Indiana Jones Played by Angelina Jolie and a bunch of jagged pixels. In her place is a far more understated, Continue Reading

How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 11

How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 11 Not ready to drop $1,000 on an iPhone X? That's cool. You can make your old iPhone (and iPad) feel new again by updating to iOS 11. The new software packs some nifty new features like a smarter more humanlike siri and a customizable Control Center. iPad users should be especially pumped for the new Drag and Drop function, which makes it Continue Reading

We’ve Been Dragging and Dropping the Hell Out of iOS 11

Dragging and Dropping the Hell Out of iOS 11 Today, Apple releases the public beta of IOS 11, the latest version of the operating system driving the world's iPhones and iPads. These early releases are SOP and help Cupertino ensure its software is fully baked before launch. Anyone with a taste for risk and patience for bugginess can install IOS 11 now, ahead of its actual Continue Reading

You can now disable Samsung’s devoted Bixby button

You can now disable Samsung’s devoted Bixby button The Galaxy S8’s devoted Bixby button was one of the least popular features on an otherwise well received phone, owing in part to the fact that Samsung’s smart assistant was still half-baked at launch. Unsurprisingly, the feature also made its way onto the Galaxy Note 8, though, by that time, the company had finally rolled out Continue Reading