Google Maps can replace the dull arrow with 3D car icons

Google doesn’t just want to reserve Maps navigation icons for special occasions. If you’re using iOS, you can now replace Google Maps’ drab blue arrow with a 3D car. You can even choose a vehicle that more closely reflects what you’re driving, whether it’s a sedan, truck or SUV. Is it silly and purely cosmetic? …

Subscription video services’ recommendations aren’t working, study claims

Streaming video services invest heavily in technology to improve their ability to show users a set of personalized recommendations about what to what next. But according to a new research study released today by UserTesting, it seems that consumers aren’t watching much recommended content – in fact, only 29 percent of the study’s participants said …

Trump’s iPhone use reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient’ security advice

However, unlike the iPhone eventually issued to President Obama — that couldn’t call anyone, install apps, take pictures or play music — Trump’s phone for calling includes a camera and microphone (the GPS is disabled). Those items mean if it were compromised someone could monitor the president’s movements or activities. The story also cited an …

Uizard raises funds for its AI that turns design mockups into source code

When you’re trying to build apps, there is a very tedious point where you have to stare at a wireframe and then laboriously turn it into code. Actually, the process itself is highly repetitive and ought to be much easier. The traditional software development from front-end design to front-end html/css development to working code is …

What’s on TV: ‘The Matrix’ 4K, Michelle Wolf and ‘Detroit: Become Human’

This week the NBA and NHL playoffs get ready to jump to their final rounds, but the big release is an old one: The Matrix in 4K on Ultra HD Blu-ray and streaming. Netflix drops in WHCD comedian Michelle Wolf with a new weekly show Sunday morning, after releasing a new Tig Notaro special. For …