Technology Trends

Xbox One won’t have VR, mixed reality and this is why

The Sony PlayStation might be getting a lot of flak lately over its Fortnite cross-play snub, but PS fans can now gloat over the Xbox rivals over one aspect. The PlayStation has its own VR system and, if things continue as they are now, the Xbox won’t. Microsoft is now practically going back on its own marketing that plays up … Continue reading

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‘Digital Key’ standard uses your phone to unlock your car

You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasn't really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoption -- you can't guarantee that you'll have phone access...

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Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Audio company Bose has announced that its Sleepbuds are now available to purchase. These truly wireless earbuds are designed specifically for night use, helping wearers get and stay asleep via noise-masking technology, among other things.

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Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance

Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, has bought a controlling stake in Hinge, which was redesigned to cater to individuals seeking relationships instead of the casual dating (and hookup) culture prevalent in other dating apps.

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PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Facebook that will result in more than 60 hours of live coverage being streamed on Facebook Watch, the social network’s video platform. Exclusive live Saturday and Sunday coverage will be made available on Facebook Watch, where the public can watch it for free. The streams will pull content from a total of eight … Continue reading

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A first look at Instagram’s IGTV

As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video.

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AMC Stubs A-List subscriptions launch to challenge MoviePass

It isn’t exactly a secret that AMC isn’t very fond of what MoviePass has been trying to do since launching its $9.95 subscription service last month. The feud between the two companies has even caused MoviePass to leave some AMC theaters unsupported, but today, AMC is biting back by launching a subscription service of its own

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‘Westworld: The Maze’ is a choose-your-own-adventure Alexa game

Consider yourself a Westworld superfan?

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2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

Sometimes you just have to grow up and, when it comes to hybrid cars, you’ll struggle to find a better example of that than the 2019 Honda Insight. The third generation of vehicle to bear the Insight name, Honda’s latest gas-electric option consciously avoids an ostentatious display of its green credentials, in favor of something that uses hybrid tech as … Continue reading

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Facebook is placing autoplay video ads inside Messenger

Facebook previously admitted that it's running out of places for ads in the News Feed, which doesn't sound good for a company making billions of dollars from them. To solve that issue, the social network turned to its other apps and properties -- las...

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