Google Maps Immersive View, New Translate Languages, Docs TL;DR

Google Maps Immersive View, New Translate Languages, Docs TL;DR

Google’s 2022 I/O Conference is finally here. From virtual maps that come to life to a new way to communicate with your home security system, there’s a lot of unexpected surprises from the keynote to unpack. Here are some of the highlights. Stare Your Google Nest Down Till It Does Stuff For You One of … Read more

Elon Musk’s Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators’ Probes

Elon Musk's Belated Disclosure of Twitter Stake Triggers Regulators' Probes

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are investigating Elon Musk’s late disclosure last month of his sizable stake in Twitter Inc., TWTR -2.48% according to people familiar with the matter, a lag that allowed him to buy more stock without alerting other shareholders to his ownership. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission of a … Read more

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Apple Discontinues iPod, Mobile Gaming Icon, After 22 Years

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) For one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they’re likely in mourning today. With Apple’s discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterdayit’s official: the iPod is dead. Ostensibly, the iPod was a music device, meant to digitize song libraries and move listeners away … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference

Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference

At its first in-person developer conference in three years, Google announced three new smartphones and its first in-house smartwatch as well as plans to release a new tablet next year. Google also announced updates to several of its most popular tools including Maps, Google Translate and its core search product. Google surprised fans of its … Read more

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

A selloff in a cryptocurrency that was supposed to be pegged to $1 accelerated Wednesday, briefly sending its price to less than a quarter of that value. TerraUSD traded as low as 23 cents Wednesday, according to data from CoinDesk. As of 8:53 am ET, it had partially rebounded to about 30 cents in volatile … Read more

Tech layoffs, hiring slowdown stand out in red-hot job market

Tech layoffs, hiring slowdown stand out in red-hot job market

san francisco Compassandcamera | Getty Images US employers added more jobs than expected in April amid a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which boomed during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook parent company Meta is pausing hiring and scaling down some recruitment plans, Insider … Read more

New Lenovo Legion 7 and Slim 7 Laptops Pair Brawn with Beauty

New Lenovo Legion 7 and Slim 7 Laptops Pair Brawn with Beauty

Lenovo Legion 7Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad business laptops, but its Legion series has birthed some of the best gaming systems I’ve used in the past few years. Today, the laptop maker is replacing the old with a new fleet consisting of the Legion 7 and Legion Slim 7, each … Read more

New Wearable Tracks Your Alcohol, Sugar, and Soreness Levels with Microneedles

New Wearable Tracks Your Alcohol, Sugar, and Soreness Levels with Microneedles

Imagine a future where, after a night of bar-hopping with friends, you can whip out your phone, consult a smartphone app connected to a wireless device stuck to the side of your arm, and find out exactly how hammered you are. It sounds like something you might see in the first couple minutes of a … Read more

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than … Read more