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Spotify becomes the latest tech platform to reject Alex Jones – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-03T09:52:37+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Android|

Yesterday, Spotify became the third tech platform in just over a week to take a stance on Alex Jones’s controversial far-right and conspiracy theorist content. The streaming service removed several Infowars podcast episodes due to their violation of the policy against hate content that Spotify released in May. This action follows strikes given against Jones

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Huawei shipped more notched smartphones than any other company in the first half of the year

By | 2018-08-03T10:07:18+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Yesterday news broke that Huawei overtook Apple to become the world's second biggest smartphone maker, despite its lackluster presence in the US. However, the Chinese company has another achievement it can be proud of - it's apparently the company that is selling more notched smartphones than anyone else. This has surfaced today through

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The Moto Z3 will get 5G via mod – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-02T21:55:44+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

Say what you will about the success or general usefulness of the Moto Mod line — Motorola keeps plugging away. The company currently offers 17 Mods with an 18th on the way, bringing one of the most interesting use cases yet. Along with the new Moto Z3 handset, Motorola unveiled a Mod that

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Moto Z3 debuts with fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G mod

By | 2018-08-03T09:06:00+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Today Motorola has announced the Moto Z3 smartphone at a special event in Chicago. It comes after the Z3 Play in the same family, yet is actually identical to that model aside from the rear camera setup and the chipset employed. It still supports MotoMods but will be the last Moto Z device,

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Warner Music Group acquires Uproxx – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-03T08:50:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Android|

Uproxx Media Group — owner of sites like HitFix, Dime and Uproxx itself — has been acquired. The Uproxx site focuses on entertainment and pop culture news, and was founded back in 2008. It was bought by Woven Digital in 2014, which eventually rebranded as Uproxx. Like many digital media companies, it includes

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Google Maps’ location sharing will now share your phone’s battery status, too – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-02T20:51:20+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Google|

Early in 2017, Google added a feature to Google Maps that lets you opt to share your location in (near) real time with your close friends and family. Now they’re fleshing out that info with another important little detail: your phone’s remaining battery charge. It looks like this: Wondering why anyone might care

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Amazon patents a real-time accent translator – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-03T05:48:11+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Android|

Amazon has applied for a patent for an audio system that detects the accent of a speaker and changes it to the accent of the listener, perhaps helping eliminate communication barriers in many situations and industries. The patent doesn’t mean the company has made it (or necessarily that it will be granted), but

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FCA turned away potential buyers in Magneti Marelli

By | 2018-08-03T02:31:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is for now sticking with plans to spin off its Magneti Marelli unit after fielding interest from potential buyers for the supplier, which may be valued at as much as 6 billion euros ($7 billion). The company stands by its announced intention to distribute new shares in Marelli to shareholders,

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Why FCA is recalling a million Ram trucks

By | 2018-08-03T01:28:40+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

FCA on May 8 opened an investigation as a result of customer complaints related to the tailgate falling open while driving or stationary. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 1.1 million Ram pickups in the U.S. to upgrade their tailgate locking mechanisms. The automaker Thursday said the power locking mechanisms in the

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Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-03T04:47:30+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Android|

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited access to its story collection, which now numbers in the hundreds. First launched in November

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