• 22
    Oct

    Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite

    Google  has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news yesterday, writing: “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such a profound impact on the lives ...
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    Oct

    Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin will form new industry team to return to the Moon

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    At the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. today, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos announced a new “national team” that will join forces in order to help return humans to the Moon via NASA’s Artemis program. They’ll focus on developing the Human Landing System that will be used to achieve this goal. Blue Origin  will serve as lead contractor for this ...
  • 18
    Oct

    New Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing

    The fact that Nvidia is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been telegraphed via an FCC filing, but a leak earlier today paints much more of a detailed picture. An Amazon listing for a new Nvidia Shield Pro set-top streaming device went live briefly before being taken down, showing a familiar hardware design and a new remote control and listing ...
  • 18
    Oct

    Volvo creates a dedicated business for autonomous industrial and commercial transport

    Volvo Group has established a new dedicated business group focused on autonomous transportation, with a mandate that covers industry segments like mining, ports and moving goods between logistics hubs of all kinds. The vehicle maker has already been active in putting autonomous technology to work in these industries, with self-driving projects including at a few quarries and mines, and in ...
  • 18
    Oct

    Report: T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi

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    On the heels of getting the FCC’s proposal to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile announced a plan to partner with the Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service, Quibi. According to statements provided to the L.A. Times, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman specifically called out T-Mobile’s “impressive 5G road map” as a good fit for the soon-to-launch streaming service. The partnership will give T-Mobile’s 83.1 million customers ...
  • 18
    Oct

    Watch NASA’s first ever all-woman spacewalk live

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    NASA  astronauts Christina H Koch and Jessica Meir will make history this morning, as they take part in the first ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts will be venturing outside of the International Space Station in order to effect a repair on a failed power controller for the station, with coverage beginning at 6:30 AM ...
  • 17
    Oct

    Amazon’s Echo gets a decent-sounding refresh

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    Amazon seemingly didn’t realize what it had on its hands with the original Echo. Released five and a half years back for a select number of Amazon Prime users, the first Alexa device ushered in a consumer electronics revolution. According to numbers from Canalys, 26.1 million smart speakers were shipped in Q2 2019. That’s a hefty 55.4% growth from the year ...
  • 17
    Oct

    Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices

    Zoho  may be one of the most underrated tech companies. The 23-year-old company, which at this point offers more than 45 products, has never taken outside funding and has no ambition to go public, yet it’s highly profitable and runs its own data centers around the world. And today, it’s launching Catalyst, a cloud-based developer platform with a focus on microservices ...
  • 17
    Oct

    TikTok makes education push in India

    China’s TikTok  today launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. This is the first time TikTok has launched a program of this kind in any market, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. TkTok, owned by the world’s most valued startup Bytedance, said it’s working with a ...
  • 16
    Oct

    Autonomous ‘Mayflower’ research ship will use IBM AI tech to cross the Atlantic in 2020

    A fully autonomous ship called the ‘Mayflower’ will make its voyage across the Atlantic  Ocean next September, to mark the 400-year anniversary of the trip of the first Mayflower, which was very much not autonomous. It’s a stark way to dive home just how much technology has advanced in the last four centuries, but also a key demonstration of autonomous seafaring technology, ...