Thanks to Google, Shutterstock can stop automated watermark removal

Stock photos have watermarks to make sure that you don’t use them without paying for them. Removing them used to take some Photoshop know-how, but Google found a way to remove them automatically. The team also explained how to counteract the s…

Delta tests customer service video chats to field your complaints

Delta is certainly trying to update its tech to join the 21st century. This summer, it’s tested replacing boarding passes with fingerprints and checking baggage by scanning passengers’ faces. But the airline’s next advance is kind of an old-sc…

Sony ‘won’t allow’ cross-platform dino survival in ‘Ark’ either

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The makers of a huge multi-platform game want to unite their disparate users so everyone can play together, regardless of whether they’re playing on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and Sony is blocking that….

Seinfeld’s first Netflix stand-up special premieres September 19th

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series would be moving to it over from Crackle and that Seinfeld would have two stand-up specials appear on the streaming service as well. The first of…

Hulu’s live TV service is now available on Xbox 360

If you’re still watching Hulu on your Xbox 360, here’s some great news for you. The on-demand streaming service has just expanded its new “Hulu Experience” interface to the almost 12-year-old Microsoft console. The best part is that you won’t …

I didn’t see the eclipse in totality, but it was still pretty great

Like more than a few stories in my life, this is one of procrastination and regret. Yesterday’s total solar eclipse was the first to be viewable from the US in my lifetime, and my hometown of Lincolnville, South Carolina, was right in the path…

Verizon’s always-on throttling is an afront to customers and net neutrality

Well, it was nice while it lasted. Today, Verizon (the biggest carrier in the US) announced it was doing away with its simple and fair unlimited wireless data plan and complicating things by instead offering three plans. Two of those cost more…

Uber’s more flexible driver policies promise fewer cancelled rides

If you’ve used Uber long enough, you’ve probably encountered drivers who’ve canceled trips simply because they weren’t convenient. They didn’t want to travel far or had an appointment to make, for instance. You might not have to put up with th…

Home and factory robots can be hacked to harm humans

Last month, cybersecurity firm IOActive let everyone know that Segway MiniPro hoverboards were vulnerable to hacks and outside control via their Bluetooth connections. Now it has revealed that industrial robots from Universal Robots and consum…