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The 2019 Acura NSX is a supercar built for everyday auto nerds

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:45pm
By law, I have to mention the 1990 Acura NSX before telling you about the 2019 NSX. It was a big deal -- supercars were supposed to be from Europe, not Japan. The NSX changed that with an outstanding vehicle that caught everyone's attention. Peop...

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Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:31pm
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Google Duo's group video calls roll out to everyone

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:13pm
Google is making Duo more useful as it's rolling out group video calls to everyone on Android and iOS. You can have up to eight people on a call at once (a far lower limits than FaceTime's 32 and Skype's 50). Group calls gradually went live in some m...

Lyft's low-cost Shared Saver rides come to six more US cities

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Lyft's frugal Shared Saver option is now available to many more people. The ridesharing service ahs trotted out its most affordable option to six more large US cities, including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. The...

UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:46pm
For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United Nations, the fact that most voice assistant are gendered as young women is r...

Anti-robocall bill passes almost unanimously in the Senate

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:39pm
Senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill to combat robocalls. They voted 97-1 to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which would empower law enforcement to tackle robocallers, and bump up civil penalties to as...

Landcape videos are finally a thing on IGTV

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:32pm
Instagram's video platform, IGTV, will now feature videos in landscape view along with its traditional portrait format. The addition of horizontal videos isn't just a new feature for IGTV -- it's a shift in the product's original purpose. The company...

Some Facebook content reviewers will focus solely on hate speech

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:11pm
Facebook isn't just interested in cracking down on fake accounts. While discussing the firm's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, company VP Justin Osofsky revealed during a call that the social network will run a pilot program where some...

Github lets you donate to your favorite developers and apps

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:00pm
GitHub announced today that it is opening up the beta of GitHub Sponsors, a new feature that will let users financially support their favorite developers and open source applications. The digital tip jar will operate similarly to Patreon, with donors...

Watch the first teaser for CBS' 'Star Trek: Picard' series

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:45pm
CBS has offered the first real peek at its upcoming Star Trek: Picard series with a minute-long teaser trailer. It doesn't offer much in the way of detail beyond a look at some vineyards, a case of Chateau Picard wine and a noticeably older Jean-Luc...

An engineer allegedly falsified inspection reports for SpaceX rockets

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:24pm
Federal investigators believe a quality assurance engineer responsible for inspecting parts for SpaceX had been falsifying reports. The engineer works for New York-based PMI Industries and is accused of forging signatures on at least 38 inspection re...

Rotten Tomatoes will verify ticket buyers for audience ratings

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:13pm
Rotten Tomatoes has revealed its latest effort at fending off trolls who send user ratings on a movie plummeting before anyone has even seen it. A new-look Audience Score includes ratings from those who can prove they bought tickets for a film. These...

NVIDIA teases something 'super'

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:11pm
NVIDIA's Computex press event will likely represent big news for PC gamers. The GPU maker has posted a teaser on its GeForce YouTube channel hinting that "something super is coming." The brief clip only shows an embossed metal "super" logo, but tha...

Barnes & Noble isn't ready to give up on the E-Ink Nook

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:05pm
Just in time for beach reading, Barnes & Noble is releasing a new Nook with a 7.8-inch screen and waterproof design. The new GlowLight Plus has the company's largest E-Ink screen to date, and as with past models users can choose between a cool wh...

Now it's easy to order food in Google Assistant, Search and Maps

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00pm
Starting today, you'll be able to order food via Google Assistant, Search and Maps in the US. At the outset, Google is working with DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow, with support for Zuppler and more on the way.

You can now rent a Citi Bike through the Lyft app in NYC

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:31am
Lyft users in New York and Jersey City can now rent a Citi Bike on the app. After some beta-testing with 20 percent of users, Lyft has now fully-integrated Citi Bike onto its mobile app. Lyft users won't need a Citi Bike account to locate or rent a b...

Facebook has taken down over 2 billion fake accounts in 2019

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:14am
Facebook took down 2.19 billion fake accounts during the first quarter of 2019, the company has announced. In addition to that, Facebook said it disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in Q4 2018. These numbers are quite staggering when you consider that...

uTalk can teach you a new language for just $20

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:55am
It's been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and healthy—not to mention the more obvious fact that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinati...

Senators propose legislation to protect your phone at the border

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:47am
For years, US border agents have been demanding access to digital devices as people pass into and out of the country. The practice has raised red flags and lawsuits, and the number of searches has spiked under the Trump Administration. Last month, th...

Clean freaks: Share your thoughts about the iRobot Roomba i7+

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:36am
People have been arguing about the utility of robot vacuums for as long as there have been robot vacuums. Some feel they're just expensive gadgets with extensive limitations, while others see them as important steps toward a real-life Rosey from The...