Category: News

Google doesn’t want you to ‘send a message to Barack Obama’

… Well, kind of. It appears that the Google app for Android is suffering from a bizarre glitch that breaks its interface anytime someone tries searching how to send a message to Barack Obama. As spotted by observant users on Reddit, what triggers the b……


Google doesn’t want you to ‘send a message to Barack Obama’

… Well, kind of. It appears that the Google app for Android is suffering from a bizarre glitch that breaks its interface anytime someone tries searching how to send a message to Barack Obama. As spotted by observant users on Reddit, what triggers the b……


Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(……


This blockchain-based startup will cut out the middlemen in travel booking

The travel and tourism industry is worth nearly $1.6 trillion globally and accounts for one-tenth of the world’s GDP. Despite this vast market, the industry is dominated by monopolies. This is quite evident in the space for travel booking services. Maj……


Cat’s S61 is an ideal phone for blue-collar workers

Two years ago, I was shown a Cat-branded smartphone with a thermal camera for people who work in construction and other outdoors-y, get-your-hands-dirty professions. I wasn’t the target market, of course, and struggled to judge whether the fea……


Land Rover Explore is a rugged phone with swappable backs

At last, we have a Land Rover phone that doesn’t look like it was built from parts found on a factory floor. The new ‘Explore’ is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made handsets for Caterpillar, Kodak and JCB in the past. It was ……


Level puts a fitness tracker in your glasses, and it’s not the worst idea ever

VSP Global, a network of eye care businesses in the US, is gearing up to begin selling its Level smart glasses next month. But unlike efforts from Intel and Vuzix, these spectacles don’t feature fancy displays or augmented reality capabilities; instead……


Signal’s secure messaging app gets a $50 million lifeline from WhatsApp co-founder

One of the first messaging services to offer end-to-end encryption for truly private conversations, Signal has largely been developed by a team that’s never grown larger than three full-time developers over the years it’s been around. Now, it’s getting……


Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses launches this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. It’s called Level, and while it won’t offer head’s up notificati……


Bungie pushes back ‘Destiny 2’ feature upgrades

If you were looking forward to Bungie tackling the laundry list of Destiny 2 issues in short order, you’ll have to be be a little more patient. The studio has delayed the implementation of a handful of features that were slated to arrive betw……