June 26, 2019 is reportedly shutting down after cope with Apple falls via, a self-driving startup that was once valued at $200 million, is shutting down, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company filed notice with a state agency this week indicating its intention of closing permanently and laying off 90 employees.
June 26, 2019

Facebook might allow you to flip off obnoxious in-app notification badges

Facebook is making an effort to make its countless eyeball-grabbing elements less distracting with a new test of notification customization. According to app researcher and reverse-engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently testing the ability to turn on and off the red notification dots, known as badges, that you get for individual tabs of the company’s mobile app. That way, if you don’t really care much for Watch or groups, you don’t have to stare down yet another bright red badge number demanding your attention.
June 26, 2019

Faraday Future fires dozens of workers on unpaid depart

Sputtering electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has fired dozens of employees who have been on unpaid leave for months, including manufacturing workers hired to staff the company’s factory in Hanford, California, The Verge has learned. The workers received benefits during this furlough, which started in late 2018, and it had already been extended once already. But the newly-fired employees will see those benefits expire on June 30th, according to termination paperwork provided by a former employee who was granted anonymity due to a nondisclosure agreement with the company.
June 26, 2019

Big Tech’s drawback is its lack of competitors

According to Recode editor-at-large Kara Swisher, one of Silicon Valley’s biggest problems right now is its lack of competition. That big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have become too dominant and have thus stifled competition and creativity.
June 26, 2019

Why Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Might Actually Work

Nearly everyone is familiar with the layperson's definition of insanity: repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting a different result. Now, perhaps the most enigmatic and misunderstood member of President Donald Trump's administration, Jared Kushner, is attempting to bring some sanity to a peace negotiation that historically has been the very embodiment of that popular slogan.
June 26, 2019

The guts of an Apple iPhone present precisely what Trump will get improper about commerce

Crack open an iPhone and you’ll begin to see why President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China doesn’t make sense.
June 26, 2019

Alienware co-founder leaving Dell, rumored to turn out to be AMD’s first chief gaming officer

Frank Azor, the co-founder and public face of Alienware as well as the longtime overseer of Dell’s gaming and XPS divisions, has revealed that he’s departing his current position on July 3rd. Having been with Alienware from its inception 21 years ago, Azor announced he is taking on a new challenge with a message of thanks on the Alienware community board.
June 26, 2019

NBA Trade Rumors: Free Agency Predictions for Every Top Player

The summer of 2019 has long been seen as a potentially pivotal moment for the NBA. With a number of All-Star caliber players entering the market, the upcoming free agency has the potential to significantly shift dynamics across the league for a long time.
June 26, 2019

Apple explored constructing a digital camera into the Apple Watch’s band

Apple considered putting a camera in the Apple Watch’s band, according to a new patent spotted by AppleInsider. The design places an “optical sensor” at the end of the flexible Watch strap, allowing you to twist and turn it to get the photograph you need without having to contort your wrist.
June 25, 2019

How to Half Open a Snap on Snapchat: Keep Sender From Knowing You’ve Seen Their Snap With This Trick

Want to see a friend's Snap without them knowing you've viewed it? Check out our simple guide to half opening a snap, here.