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  1. AmazonFresh Pickup finally opens its doors in Seattle

    05.26 / 03:12 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    It’s no Amazon physical store, but it’s the closest you’ll currently get to one. Amazon has finally made its AmazonFresh Pickup service available to the public, but only if you reside in Seattle. While Amazon would still prefer that its users have their fresh groceries delivered directly, the drive-in pickup could help convince those still reluctant customers to embrace the … Continue…
  2. Andy Rubin’s Essential jumps on Twitter, teases something big

    05.26 / 01:44 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Andy Rubin, father of Android, left Google more than two years ago to start his own adventures. Not long afterwards, it was believed that he would be making his own smartphone under a new “Essential” company. He did make a big announcement earlier this month, but it was for a different product for a different startup. It seems that the … Continue…
  3. Facebook tipped in video deal with Vox Media and more

    05.26 / 01:44 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Facebook is rumored to be launching its own video service, one that will compete with things like Snapchat and YouTube, and it has just signed a deal with several big media companies as part of this. Such information comes from recently surfaced sources stating Facebook has penned a deal with Vox Media, Group Nine Media, ATTN, BuzzFeed and more. Content … Continue…
  4. Lyft Lux and Lux SUV brings high-class options to riders

    05.26 / 00:55 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Uber has long offered a high-end service for customers who want to rent a luxurious ride, something for a nice night out or a good first impression. Now Lyft has finally gotten into that game, offering its own high-end service. Called Lyft Lux, this new option gives Lyft customers the ability to order a ‘luxurious ride’ that is operated by … Continue…
  5. Tesla brings in new HR leader following mistreatment allegations

    05.26 / 00:11 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Tesla is in the midst of heavy criticism following allegations from workers and others over working conditions. A report surfaced recently via The Guardian claiming poor Tesla factory worker conditions resulting in one hundred ambulance visits over the last three years. While these allegations continue to roll in, Tesla has announced the appointment of a new HR leader, not stating … Continue…
  6. Blippar AI app is like Shazam for cars

    05.25 / 23:21 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    If you walk into a store, only to hear the latter half of an interesting song playing over the store’s speakers, you can identify what it is using the app Shazam. This same kind of functionality has now been been launched for cars, though not by the company behind Shazam. Called Blippar, this app can tell you the make and … Continue…
  7. Samsung patents smartwatch with a zoom-lens camera

    05.25 / 22:35 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Imagine a smartwatch with a big camera right in the middle off it. Taking photos would be awkward, likely, since you’d have to point the top of your wrist at the subject. Such seems to be the reality posited by a recently surfaced Samsung patent, which shows a smartwatch with a camera in the middle of the ‘display’ portion; the … Continue…
  8. DIY Fidget Spinner at home, for free

    05.25 / 22:12 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Young people and parents/guardians of young people alike can now create their own “fidget spinner” at home with relative ease. Instead of dropping a cool $10 on what’s essentially several weights attached to a ball-bearing, there’s a real simple way to keep it 100. There’s always a danger that you or your child won’t be receptive to a DIY project … Continue…
  9. 1900-year-old slingshot with lead ammo was as deadly as a handgun

    05.25 / 21:22 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Ancient Roman soldiers wielded slingshots with lead ammo that, when used properly, could kill someone in a way that isn’t dissimilar from a modern handgun. The information comes from researchers who recently experimented with the old technology to gauge its effectiveness. The lead ‘bullets’ used in the slingshots are shaped somewhat like small lemons, and those who launched them could … Continue…
  10. Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

    05.25 / 21:22 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    This week the folks at Google release the full collection of Google I/O 2017 talks in video form. That includes a selection of videos which identify the newest features in Android. That’s Android, the operating system quite likely on the device you’re reading this with right this minute – dive in and make the most of it! Several sessions and … Continue…
  11. Nintendo Switch is getting two huge releases this week

    05.25 / 20:35 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Most weeks between now and the launch of ARMS and Splatoon 2 this summer might be a little light for the Nintendo Switch, but not this one. This week, the Switch will be getting two games that have been advertised since well before launch. These aren’t just a couple of indie games either, but rather new releases from long-running franchises. … Continue…
  12. More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

    05.25 / 19:51 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Today we present the best look at Rey’s Lightsaber we currently have available – up close and personal with a nice set of photos. These images come with a bit of confirmation of information passed down this week by the keeper of the canon for Star Wars: Pablo Hidalgo. Before there’s any confusion when the first wave of The Last … Continue…
  13. Samsung is thinking small – really, really small

    05.25 / 18:40 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    The next big bit of Samsung technology is going to be very, very tiny. So tiny, in fact, that the company suggests they’ll be leading the way to the product before anyone else – and that’s a big deal. “The ubiquitous nature of smart, connected machines and everyday consumer devices signals the beginning of the next industrial revolution,” said Executive … Continue…
  14. Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro: Is it worth the upgrade?

    05.25 / 18:40 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    We’ve been waiting about a year and a half for a new Surface Pro, and a couple of days back, Microsoft finally revealed it. Unlike the others, this isn’t a numbered entry in the line up, with Microsoft simply referring to it as the Surface Pro. Looking at side-by-side lists of specifications, the new Surface Pro and the Surface Pro … Continue…
  15. See the HTC Link, a semi-secret Japanese VR headset with LIGHTS

    05.25 / 17:54 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    The headset that’s appeared today, made by HTC, won’t necessarily be available to everyone in the world. In fact it’s slated – for now – to be available only inside Japan. This headset was designed to fit one smartphone in the world – the HTC U11 – and will be able to roll with 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) which … Continue…
  16. BMW Concept 8 Series previews a stunning luxury coupe comeback

    05.25 / 17:22 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    This is the BMW Concept 8 Series, revealed for the first time today, and it’s enough to give BMW fans palpitations. The return of the classic 8 Series nameplate is no mere show car tease, either. Sure, today it might be a concept, but very soon it’ll helping shape BMW’s return to the luxury coupe segment. It’s been almost two … Continue…
  17. Beam rebrands to Mixer as Microsoft introduces co-streaming

    05.25 / 16:12 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Well that was fast: even though streaming service Beam was integrated into Xbox One and Windows 10 just a couple of months ago, it’s already getting rebranded. Microsoft revealed the new name today as Mixer, introducing a handful of new features to go along with this relaunch of sorts. Aside from the name change, it doesn’t seem like any drastic … Continue…
  18. Magikarp Jump app is super quick fun [iPhone / APK download]

    05.25 / 16:12 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    Google Play as well as Apple’s App Store now have the next Pokemon game Magikarp Jump. This game is very likely the most inane Pokemon game in the history of Pokemon games – and not only on the mobile platform. This is the latest effort by The Pokemon Company to cash in on the Pokmon craze created in part by … Continue…
  19. T-Mobile DIGITS brings multi-number, multi-device joy on May 31

    05.25 / 15:25 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    T-Mobile’s DIGITS, which allows subscribers to mix & match with multiple numbers across multiple devices, is rolling it to all its customers from May 31. With it, users will be able to have two lines – one for personal, one for business – call the same smartphone, for instance, without having to pay for two full service plans. DIGITS launched … Continue…
  20. Samsung responds to Galaxy S8 iris scanner hack

    05.25 / 14:41 www.slashgear.com Slashgear.com - Technology
    A couple of days back, we got word that a group of developers had found a way around the Galaxy S8‘s iris scanner. According to the folks at Chaos Computer Clubs, the iris scanner in the Galaxy S8 can be beaten with a high-resolution, infrared photo of the iris in question with a contact lens laid over it. That, obviously, … Continue…