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Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

Getting fast and accurate answers to queries is still a big challenge in places where people don't have reliable access to the internet. To help the hundreds of millions of people in India who have a mobile phone but limited or no internet access, Go...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 10:21 am

Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

After more than a decade of working on its "Fun Utility Vehicle," or FUV, Arcimoto is finally shipping the three-wheeled EVs to customers. The company announced today that it's entered production mode, which means you could see the FUV cruising aroun...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 10:01 am

Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

The Tesla Model 3 has joined the Audi E-Tron as one of the safest cars on the road, earning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The organization said that the Model 3 earned "good" ratings across the board...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:31 am

Netflix may use performance bonuses to incentivize actors and filmmakers

Netflix's upfront payment to filmmakers and other talent means movies will make money no matter what. However, the streaming giant could lose out on some projects with that practice, seeing as it puts a limit on potential profit. Those who believe th...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 9:03 am

Volta Football is exactly what 'FIFA 20' needs

I still remember it like it was yesterday. Back in 2008, I would spend hours and hours playing FIFA Street 3 on the Xbox 360, mostly because I loved being on the sticks pretending to be Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho. His dribbling skills, flair and...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 7:01 am

Skullcandy's Crusher ANC block noise while you feel the bass

Skullcandy's Crusher headphones have offered thumping bass tones that rumble your dome (literally) since 2013. In 2016, the company introduced a wireless version and followed up with "an ultra-realistic sensory bass experience" on the Crusher 360 las...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 4:01 am

Zero's 2020 electric motorcycles include one that's loaded for adventures

Imagine how people use Zero's electric motorbikes and you'll probably picture a commute to work or a quick blast through the countryside. Now, however, it's encouraging you to make longer-lasting journeys. The company has introduce a 2020 bike line...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 3:23 am

Jonah Hill tackles bullying in new Instagram TV series

IGTV may not be capturing hearts and minds but at least Instagram is leveraging the platform to talk about important issues. Starting today, Instagram users can watch a new four-part series from the Facebook-owned company and 22 Jump Street actor Jon...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 2:06 am

FCC creates two 'innovation zones' to test next-gen wireless

The FCC is backing up its push for next-gen wireless by setting up entire areas devoted to advancing the technology. The agency has created two "innovation zones" in New York City and Salt Lake City that will serve as testbeds for 5G and other wirel...

Posted on 19 September 2019 | 1:06 am

‘Call of Duty’ comes to mobile on October 1st

Get ready to compete in Team Deathmatch or play Battle Royale on your smartphone. Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Mobile will be released on Android and iOS devices on October 1st. The game, developed by Tencent's Timi Studio, will be f...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 11:03 pm

AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

AT&T made much ado of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but it's apparently having second thoughts just a few years later. Wall Street Journal sources claim the telecom is considering "parting" the DirecTV satellite unit through a number...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 10:16 pm

T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the latest state attorney general to oppose T-Mobile's Sprint merger. Today, Shapiro announced that he'll join a lawsuit to block the "megamerger" of the telecom giants, making him the 18th attorney gener...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 9:28 pm

What we've been watching: 'Another Life'

In the September edition of our video IRL series, contributing editor Mariella Moon explains the appeal of a horror TV show with episodes that clock in at under a half-hour, and Georgina Torbet checks out Netflix's Another Life to see if it deserved...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:55 pm

HBO Max will revive 'The Boondocks' for a two-season run

HBO Max is bringing back animated series The Boondocks for two more seasons next year. The 24 planned episodes, along with the previous 55, will be available on WarnerMedia's streaming service in fall 2020.

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 8:16 pm

Congress plans to investigate how social media giants are fighting hate

House lawmakers plan to unveil legislation to study the ways social media can be weaponized, The Washington Post reports. They want to better understand social media-fueled violence and to determine if tech giants are doing enough to effectively prot...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 7:59 pm

Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

Microsoft is teaming up with ISP Nextlink in its latest effort to expand broadband access. They aim to bring high-speed internet to more than 9 million people in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. That total includes around a milli...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 7:52 pm

California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

It was really just a matter of time, but it's now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state's Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees by applying a test that determi...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 7:33 pm

India effectively bans e-cigarettes

India just became among the first countries to effectively ban vaping. On Wednesday, the country banned the sale, import, advertising and production of e-cigarettes. First-time offenders face up to a year in prison and $1,400 fine, while repeat offen...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 7:11 pm

What’s coming to Netflix in October: The 'Breaking Bad' movie

As you'd expect, Netflix is planning plenty of seasonal thrillers for October. The theme this year is that the kids are not okay. You'll meet Eli, a child with a mysterious illness who has to be secluded from the world and is battling "nightmares." R...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 6:53 pm

Lamborghini’s crazy looking hybrid is more interesting under the hood

"We are a game-changer and a provocateur," Lamborghini's CTO, Maurizio Reggiani told Engadget. The automaker has a long history of making waves with traffic-stopping designs and more recently, innovative tech. At last week's Frankfurt Motor Show, the...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 6:30 pm

Apple wants to trademark 'Slofie'

You might have rolled your eyes when Apple mentioned that the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro could do "slofies," but the company is taking things slightly more seriously. Apple has applied to the USPTO for a trademark on the term "Slofie" in terms of "downloa...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 6:17 pm

'Apex Legends' teases its newest playable character with in-game cameo

In one of the more elaborate and novel teasers for a new playable character in an online game, you can already see Apex Legends' newest star. You just can't play him. Over the last few days, players have spotted Crypto, Apex's long-rumored hacker cha...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 6:12 pm

Honda's first hybrid SUV for the US is the 2020 CR-V

Honda hasn't exactly been quick to electrify (the Honda E won't even reach Europe until mid-2020), but it is making up for lost time in a significant way. The automaker is finally bringing a hybrid SUV to the US in the form of the 2020 CR-V. The ne...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 5:51 pm

Roland releases Zenbeats, a cross-platform music-making app

Roland has been making electronic musical instruments for nearly 50 years and has delivered products like the JU-06A tiny portable synth, keyboards with built-in Alexa controls and mini smartphone mixers. Now, it's entering the world of mobile music-...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 5:34 pm

You'll be able to contribute to 2020 presidential campaigns via Alexa

With debates underway and just a few months until the first primaries, 2020 presidential election campaigns are in full swing, and you'll soon have another way to donate to your favorite candidate. Campaigns can sign up to receive contributions via A...

Posted on 18 September 2019 | 5:13 pm