Mophie’s new battery packs can charge phones wirelessly

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

This week, Mophie announced four new wireless charging products. These include the Charge Stream Vent Mount, the Charge Stream Desk Stand, the Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless and the Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL, which function as both…

California passes a strong net neutrality bill, which now goes to governor; EFF has called it a “gold standard net neutrality bill” (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: California passes a strong net neutrality bill, which now goes to governor; EFF has called it a “gold standard net neutrality bill”  —  It heads for the Governor’s desk next  —  California’s legislature has approved a bill being called the strongest net neutrality law in the US.

Android 9 Pie absent from August distribution numbers

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Over the past several months, Google has been rather inconsistent about updating the Android distribution numbers. Skipping June entirely, July’s were not reported at the typical start of the month. The company is now reporting the latest figures on the very last day of August. more…

DMV report: Apple, which has 66 self-driving cars approved for road testing in CA, says one of the SUVs was rear-ended, its first self-driving collision in CA (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Jordan Novet / CNBC: DMV report: Apple, which has 66 self-driving cars approved for road testing in CA, says one of the SUVs was rear-ended, its first self-driving collision in CA  —  Apple said that its first autonomous vehicle crash in California occurred last week.  —  The accident during …

128: Assistant interface for Pixel Stand, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at FCC, more | 9to5Google Daily

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Today we’ve got a look at the Google Assistant interface for the Pixel Stand, two Made by Google smartphones pass through the FCC, our Galaxy Note 9 review, Fuchsia Friday, and some deals. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/9to5google-daily-128.mp3 more…

Skullcandy aims upscale with two new headphones

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Skullcandy has always been an odd brand. Aimed at a younger, hipper audience, the headphones always featured wacky graphics and a lower price point. Now, facing competition from multiple players, they’ve decided to step up their game in terms of quality and style. Their two new models, the noise-cancelling Venue and the bass-heavy Crusher 360, are designed to hit the Bose/B&O/Sony quality point while still maintaining a bit of Beats styling. The Venue are the most interesting of the pair. […]

Twitter hints at new threaded conversations and who’s online features

August 31, 2018 Editor 0

Twitter head Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet this afternoon hinting the social platform might get a couple of interesting updates to tell us who else is currently online and to help us more easily follow Twitter conversation threads. “Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read convos),” Dorsey tweeted, along with samples. Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading […]