Google makes Actions for its Assistant available to more developers

Actions on Google, the Google Assistant’s version of what Amazon calls ‘skills,’ have been around for a while, but Google today announced it is expanding...

Amazon’s iOS and Android apps now feature augmented reality shopping [Update]

Update: Several months after augmented reality (AR) shopping came to Amazon's iOS app, the online giant has now added the feature to the Android version.Amazon's AR View lets shoppers place...

One-time Flickr rival 500px acquired by the Getty of China, VCG

 500px, the photo-sharing site that once proposed to take on Flickr and Getty, has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), a strategic investor in 500px via previous financings. A...

Pony.ai launches a self-driving ride-hailing fleet for public use in China

 Autonomous driving technology startup Pony.ai has become the first company to operate an autonomous ride-hailing service on public roads for public users in China. The company, just over a year-old,...

Uber’s hosting its flying taxi-focused Elevate Summit for a second year

 Uber will talk about flying taxis, autonomous aerial transport and everything in between, in an industry event designed to bring together stakeholder on the subject in one place. This is...

The best Windows hosting services of 2018

Most web hosting packages run on Linux servers, and it's easy to see why: the operating system is fast, reliable, secure and free, with an impressive software ecosystem that includes...

We went for a ride in a Huawei smartphone-controlled, self-driving Porsche

Huawei didn’t have a new phone to show at MWC this year, so it did what any good smartphone maker would: it put the Mate...