Twitter is done with hate symbols and violent groups

Twitter, a platform infested with trolls, hate and abuse, can be one of the worst places on the internet. As a followup to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweetstorm last week, in which he promised to crack down on hate and abuse by implementing more aggressive rules, Twitter is gearing up to roll out some updates …

General Motors will start testing self-driving cars on Manhattan streets in 2018

 Image credit: Chevrolet You’ll soon start seeing self-driving cars being tested on the streets of New York City for the first time, although you might be surprised by the company involved. It’s Cruise Automation, the self-driving car division of General Motors, and the team apparently beat out all other companies that’d applied because it was …

Great Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Deal (and PC Deal)

There’s nothing quite as bizarre—or as thrilling—as walking around your living room completely absorbed in a Holodeck-like virtual reality game. Headsets like the Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive blind and deafen you to the real world in favor of a digital land where you can use your own body to look around and …

Google Lens on Pixel 2 still has a long way to go

The reveal of Google Lens at I/O was one of the most exciting moments of the developer conference, with the tool promising to be a new type of visual browser identifying the world around users and giving them easy access to a web of information and context. I’ve gotten to take a look at a …

EA shuts down the studio behind ‘Dead Space’

Many of the people involved will still have work. EA said it would move “as many of the team as possible” to other games and groups. As for Hennig in particular? She’s in talks about her “next move,” EA told Kotaku in a statement. People across EA Worldwide Studios will take the reins of the …

New story in Business from Time: Dow Jones Hits All-Time High as Stocks Close With Big Gains

Gains by health care companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, pushing the market further into record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone. Slight gains nudged the Dow and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes to new highs for the …

WhatsApp’s real-time location sharing lets your friends see where you’re at

WhatsApp has now joined the likes of Google Maps and parent company Facebook in activating real-time location sharing for users.  The popular chat service announced that starting today, users of its iOS and Android app will have the option to share their live location with family and friends for a set period of time. Users …

Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital

The football ticket is about to go paperless. As part of a multi-year contract extension between The National Football League and Ticketmaster, the ticketing giant has said it will be selling the NFL “the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports.” Ticketmaster will also continue to run the NFL’s resale marketplace, the NFL …