Mobile

Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring

There will soon be a new looping video app for Vine fans to take a byte out of. Vine founder Dom Hofmann tweeted today that a new version of the video looping app that he’s been working on, called Byte, will launch in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring […]

Emerging Tech

Incredibly ambitious Ocean Cleanup project is launching this weekend

[embedded content] Big problems call for equally big solutions. That maxim will be put into practice this weekend when a multimillion dollar project called The Ocean Cleanup launches a giant floating vessel aimed at removing the largest accumulation of plastic in the world from a stretch of ocean referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. […]

Gears & Gadgets

New Microsoft hardware launching on October 2

Enlarge / Surface Laptop. Justin Wolfson Microsoft is holding a hardware event in New York City on October 2. We’re expecting the event to be relatively low-key, with a focus on refreshes of existing form factors rather than anything extraordinary and new. The release of the Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors by Intel means […]

Gears & Gadgets

After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China

Google’s employees and Google’s management are clashing over ethical issues again. Just two months after Google’s “Project Maven” military drone project was seemingly resolved, Google’s employees are now up in arms over company plans to create censored products for China. The internal protests resulted in the issue being addressed at an all-hands meeting, and we […]

Mobile

OnePlus 6 Launching May 16

Mark your calendars, OnePlus fans. The Chinese smartphone maker’s next flagship handset—the OnePlus 6—is slated to make its debut three weeks from today. OnePlus on Wednesday announced plans to launch the phone at an event titled “The Speed You Need” at the Copper Box Arena in London on May 16, and you’re all invited. “The […]