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This app reads Wikipedia to teach you about the cities you’re driving through

If you’re a fellow Wiki-addict who loves obscure local trivia, there’s now an app that’ll read it to you. Developed by Malte Ubl, the tech lead for Google’s AMP project, the app detects a user’s geolocation and matches it with relevant Wikipedia articles. The app then reads the articles out loud, kind of a smart […]
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The best VPN service

By Mark Smirniotis This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full VPN guide here. We spent more than 130 hours over four months researching 32 VPN services, testing 12, interviewing the leadership of five, and […]
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How to pick the smart display that’s right for you

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or the Apple HomePod remain a good fit for most homes if you enjoy listening to music above all else. But some of the smart assistants that power them have found their way into smart displays, a new form factor that brings about some exciting changes. Whether […]
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The billionaire ‘Giving Pledge’ signed by Bill Gates and Elon Musk could soon be worth up to $600 billion

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At least 175 people committed to donating a majority of their fortunes through the Giving Pledge, which could be worth as much as $600 billion by 2022, according to a Wealth-X report. The pledge has drawn some criticism because it allows donors to name their own charities in their wills. Education was the […]
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Massive Virtual Reality Theme Park Opens In China

This weekend, a VR-only theme park opened in Guizhou, China. One of the park’s centrepieces, however, is not virtual but a towering Transformers-style robot statue. Just look at it! Clocking in at 53 meters and weighing 700 tons, the thing is huge. Featuring 35 virtual reality attractions, Oriental Science Fiction Valley opened on April 29. […]
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How Hackers Steal Your Business Data

World Password Day is May 3rd, so this is a perfect time to examine your cybersecurity strategy. What makes your business vulnerable? Hackers have many tactics they can use to infiltrate your network, and small to medium-sized companies are often the easiest to hack. Here are four ways hackers steal data: 1) The Guessing Game: […]
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Drive.ai will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in Texas

California-based Drive.ai is set to launch a self-driving ride-share service in a Texas city this summer to test how well the vehicles work with traffic as well as how the public reacts to them. In its announcement on Monday, Drive.ai said it will offer rides to over 10,000 people in Level 4 self-driving vehicles within […]
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Google and Apple might lose the infotainment war

Android Auto and CarPlay are both pretty great. You plug your smartphone into your car and you’re greeted with a familiar set of icons. In most vehicles on the road, it’s an improvement. Why wade through a confusing interface, when two of the biggest tech companies in the world have made it easy for you […]
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Flipboard’s latest update makes it easier to stay on top of all things tech

On Tuesday, April 24, Flipboard officially launched its latest update designed specifically for those interested in technology — whether you’re a professional, an insider, or an enthusiast. Ranging from the ability to put together team magazines to a richer overall content experience, the new features gives users more opportunities to easily stay on top of […]
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