SOFTWARE

Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback. Levandowski has broadly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in the case, refusing to answer questions about whether or not he downloaded confidential files from Google before quitting his job at the


Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

  Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and once leapt out of an airplane wearing Google Glass to promote the launch of the wearable, is now working on a secret airship in

PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal

PicoBrew blindsides Kickstarter backers with surprise stretch goal

PicoBrew has been around for a while, making beer brewing easy, even for people who don’t know the difference between hops and hops. The company’s current Kickstarter campaign is for the Pico C, a small home brewing appliance to make brewing even easier, using a Nespresso-style cartridge approach to making your own home brews. Today,


Text, image and video moderation service Arbitrum picks up $500K from Ask.fm founders

Text, image and video moderation service Arbitrum picks up $500K from Ask.fm founders

Arbitrum, a text, image and video moderation service founded by German Gedgauds, who previously headed up Ask.fm’s moderation team and product, has raised $500,000 in funding. Backing the Riga, Latvia-based startup is Balaclava Lab, the investment vehicle of Ask.fm founders Ilja Terebin, Mark Terebin and Oskar Liepins. That Arbitrum has ties to Ask.fm’s chequered history

Instagram for Android beta hints at multi-photo posts

Instagram for Android beta hints at multi-photo posts

Looks like Instagram has a major new feature coming soon to its service. A new beta update to the Instagram for Android app rolled out recently that includes support for multi-photo posts. With the update, you can press and hold on images in your library to select up to 10 photos that you’d like to


Google ending Hands Free pilot on February 8

Google ending Hands Free pilot on February 8

Remember Google Hands Free? The payment service entered a pilot phase last year, and now that test is coming to an end. Google is officially ceasing the Hands Free pilot that it was running in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company hasn’t revealed anything about what’s coming next, but it does confirm that it’s


21 HELPFUL APPS FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

21 HELPFUL APPS FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

Students attempting to text in class might be the bane of teachers everywhere, but even the most jaded luddite would have to admit: Tablets and smartphones in the classroom bring a number of advantages too. From greater student engagement to an expansion of the learning environment beyond normal school hours, gadgets can open new educational doors. But hardware is

What Does iOS 10 Mean for Businesses?

What Does iOS 10 Mean for Businesses?

Amidst all the hubbub of the iPhone 7 at Apple’s event today, the company also announced a release date for iOS 10: Sept. 13. Apple’s first double-digit mobile OS will ship with a bevy of new features and apps for consumers, but there are also major implications for the scores of businesses that rely on