In hospitals and elder care centers, companion bots might make a variety of experiences less painful or lonely.
The popular Nintendo game will arrive on Apple and Android devices this week, and will feature microtransactions.
Volvo will deliver the vehicles between 2019 and 2021.
No. 10 promises billions (in a few years), doesn't address Horizon 2020
The government has announced an extra £2.3bn in research and development investment by 2021/22, ahead of the Budget this week.…
The automaker also halted the sale of any i3 currently on dealer lots.
The Texas Rangers found an iPhone SE near the body of mass shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. Now, they want Apple to hand over his iCloud data.
Want to consolidate fragmented market
Cable giant Liberty Global has inked a deal with MXC Capital, an AIM-listed tech investor, to create a buy-and-build IT services business that sells to UK SMEs.…
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 adds new CPUs, gamer-ready graphics and a bigger 15-inch screen option.
The new 13-inch HP Spectre is slim and solid.
With a little help from IFTTT, your Roomba can run automatically at the perfect time, or automatically pause a cleaning cycle when you answer a phone call.
It could mean faster trips through the service department, which is always nice.
Uber has signed a deal with Volvo for 24,000 XC90 sport-utility vehicles for delivery between 2019 and 2021. With this deal—worth about $1 billion—Uber is essentially betting the company on a self-driving future.
When Recode's Johana Bhuiyan talked to company insiders about Uber's self-driving car project in March, she found that "many think it is at a technological standstill and plagued by significant internal tension." Around the same time, Uber temporarily suspended public testing of its driverless cars after one of its cars collided with another car and flipped over on its side. The company says another driver was at fault in the incident, and it has since resumed testing.
DVLA could bring in £15m from fine-wielding corporates
The UK government is driving towards a sale of up to 6 million vehicle records to private parking firms, according to a transport lobby group.…
Jawbone may have switched gears to medical devices, but there are some Up fitness trackers still out there. Those who use the Up4, Jawbone's most advanced tracker and one of the last it debuted before pulling out of the consumer-wearable market, won't be able to use its NFC payment feature for much longer. American Express customers who paired a card with their device are receiving notices that the partnership will end on January 31, 2018; the Up4 will no longer be able to make payments using American Express cards after that date.
The notice states that American Express will automatically disconnect the paired American Express card from the Up4 device on February 1, 2018, if not done by the user beforehand. To disconnect your American Express card before the cutoff date, go to the Amex Payments section of the Up4 app, tap "Manage," and then tap "Disconnect." American Express will be issuing a $10 credit to these accounts once the partnership officially ends.
Jawbone had a partnership with American Express that allowed Up4 users to pair an Amex account with the device to use with contactless payment readers. It worked well when the Up4 first debuted back in 2015, but it was relatively limited because users could only pair an American Express card to the device. Other contactless payment systems, including the new Fitbit Pay on the $300 Ionic smartwatch, allow for more than one connected credit card or bank per account.
Uber plans to purchase up to 24,000 cars from Volvo before 2021 to build a self-drive fleet.
Clueless freelancers and the productivity puzzle
Nathan Barley, the insufferable "self-facilitating media node" of Charlie Brooker's TV series, may be a prime culprit for Britain's lack of productivity growth.…
One family is having to rely on using credit cards to put food on the table and make ends meet.
It can travel up to 21 miles on battery alone.
Why bother paying, ask some law-abiding operators
The Civil Aviation Authority is threatening already squeezed British commercial drone operators with another licence fee hike from April, piling another 40 per cent onto their costs.…
Drop the word "exoskeleton" into conversation, and you typically conjure up images from Aliens, or Iron Man foiling whoever it is he's supposed to foil with augmented power. Fanciful as that may seem, exoskeletons are finding their way into everyday manufacturing.
But they're not being used to perform "feats of strength." Reality is more mundane—and much more repetitive.