Uber has purchased a portion of Microsoft’s Bing Maps technology. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed although we do know the acquisition includes around 100 Microsoft software engineers (presumably those that worked on Bing Maps).
During its third quarter FY-2015 earnings call, Micron Technology revealed that it has begun to ship its first-ever GDDR5 DRAM chips to be based on its 20 nm-class node, according to TechPowerUp. After the company's acquisition of Japanese DRAM maker Elpida, Micron has been going head-to-head with Samsung for the...
LG's chemical engineering division, LG Chem, has unveiled a new hexagonal battery designed for circular smartwatches that hopes to bring better battery life to the compact devices, at least compared to currently-used rectangular cells.
Are you a racing simulator fan that’s looking for a bit more realism compared to something as simple as a racing wheel and pedals? This setup from Czech company Motion-Sim could be just what you’ve been dreaming about.
Get ready to take your Facebook photos to a whole new level. The new photo editor, available for most iOS users, lets you layer on text, add filters and go sticker happy on your plain old photos. Android users will have to wait a little while longer for this new...
About a month away from Windows 10's official launch, Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build that aims to fix bugs and increase the level of polish throughout the OS. The new preview version, build 10158, is now available to Insiders on the Fast Ring.
Microsoft on Monday revealed it will be shutting down portions of its display advertising business across nine markets and handing off those duties to AOL and AppNexus. In exchange, Bing will now power search and search advertising across all of AOL’s properties for the next 10 years.
Nvidia GeForce users have been experiencing a slew of annoying issues lately, mainly surrounding Google's GPU accelerated Chrome browser. User are experiencing app freezes, crashes and a number of Timeout Detection Recovery errors as well as problems with delays when switching between games/apps with G-Sync running.
French media outlets today reported that two senior Uber executives have been taken into police custody in Paris as part of a probe into the company's UberPOP service. The pair are believed to be Uber Europe CEO Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal. French business news channel BFMTV...
Microsoft over the weekend introduced a new Surface Pro 3 model. It’s powered by the same Intel Core i7 CPU as the other two machines in the lineup but checks in with less onboard storage, resulting in substantial savings at checkout.
Most of us cringe at the idea of a door-to-door salesman but that’s the exact angle Sprint is taking with one of its newer promotions. Given its recent expansion, the idea must really be clicking with consumers.
New information confirming our collective internet addiction was released on Friday by the Pew Research Institute saying that 84% of American adults use the internet. The study began in 2000 and since then Pew Research has conducted almost 100 national surveys to track how the internet is used in daily...
The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight shipped with so many problems that it was pulled from sale last week. Unfortunately for those who bought the game it seems a fix "will take some time". The update, posted by Warner Brothers Interactive's vice-president of game technology Gary Lake-Schaal, leads with:
A leading academic has presented a paper which claims Google prioritizes its own services over competitors when performing local searches. If the European Union was looking for more ammunition to fuel its antitrust case against Google, this would certainly be it.
Car accidents account for 1.3 million deaths a year globally and 37,000 in the U.S. alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, new cars equipped with wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication could help bring this number down by 2020 with automatic braking and steering to prevent collisions, but the threat...
3D Realms and developer Interceptor have released the E3 2015 trailer for Bombshell, the game that originally started out as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction but had all references to him removed after a lawsuit from Gearbox Software, the franchise's current owner.
Apple executive Eddy Cue has revealed on Twitter that the company's cloud music service, iTunes Match, will soon allow users to upload up to 100,000 songs, a significant increase on the current limit of 25,000 songs. The song upload limit will be raised when Apple launches iOS 9 later this year.
Last week research published in Nature and funded by Samsung outlined lithium-ion technology that could supply nearly double the battery life of conventional batteries. Li-on batteries power mobile devices, like Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, so we might soon be owning a handset with a substantially better charge.
Electrical engineers at the UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute have managed to break the "capacity limit" for fiber optic transmission, paving the way for faster, longer and potentially cheaper fiber networks.