Toyota announces it’s in a new industry

Akio Toyoda is done being just a carmaker.  “What I personally believe is that future of mobility will be in the hands of those who really want to make society better,” the President of Toyota said at a major company event in Athens, Greece, where there wasn’t a Prius or RAV4 to be seen. Instead, …

Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you’ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They’re covered with images — screenshots of Instagram posts, comments and a whole lot of paper cutouts of other social networks printed onto little sheets — and they served as the …

Windows 10 notebooks with Snapdragon chips set to boast multi-day battery life

According to a Microsoft executive, incoming Windows 10 laptops driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips will offer ‘game-changing’ levels of battery life, lasting for multiple days. We’ve already been hearing a lot about these notebooks this year, the initial incarnations of which will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC (as opposed to an Intel or …

BBC iPlayer Radio now plays nice with Carplay and Android Auto

For many, BBC radio is synonymous with driving. When you’re stuck in a traffic jam, holiday road trip or boring post-work commute, sometimes the best company is a never-ending playlist punctuated with cheerful DJ chatter. For the longest time, that’s meant FM airwaves, but now of course you can use the iPlayer Radio app too. …

BridgeU raises $5.3m to close the gap between education and industry needs

Students deciding on their next phase in higher education face a daunting choice and a array of options. Most schools have zero capability to deal with sifting 40,000 undergraduate courses in the UK, alone. Why not apply big data to the problem and create an ‘adaptive learning platform’ which actually helps students make these crucial …

New story in Technology from Time: New Google Doodle Celebrates Iconic Singer Selena Quintanilla

Google on Tuesday launched a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life and career of Selena Quintanilla, the Tejano singer known for hits like “Dreaming of You,” “I Could Fall in Love,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Quintanilla was shot and killed by the former president of her fan club in 1995. The new …

Alphabet brings burritos-by-drone delivery to Australia

[embedded content] Project Wing has to conduct these tests, because while it has a system that can pre-configure routes, its drones rely on on-board sensors to avoid obstacles. The more tests the sensors go through, the better they become at protecting the UAVs from collision. Of course, the drones don’t have tall buildings to look …