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Chevy Adds New Pedestrian Sound Warning System To The 2019 Volt

Silently operating electric cars are one of their biggest upsides. It also happens to be a problem, one Chevrolet thinks it has the answer for with the 2019 Volt. The reduced sound of electric motors whirring instead of a gasoline engine banging away means that they’re less noticeable by sound on the road. This makes […]

Apple To Remove Ads From Shazam For All Users As Acquisition Completes

Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The company confirmed it was buying Shazam and its development team for a reported $400 million last December. The acquisition was temporarily held up because of an investigation by the European Union, which scrutinized the deal over potential antitrust concerns. But regulators […]

Waze Comes To Apple’s CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google-owned Waze instead of Apple Maps for navigating in their CarPlay-equipped car. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in iOS 12, which was released earlier this month. Google updated its Waze real-time traffic app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and CarPlay. […]

T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS To Metro By T-Mobile – Launches New Plans

MetroPCS is now a legacy brand. T-Mobile is rebranding its prepaid service to Metro by T-Mobile. Along with the new name, Metro by T-Mobile will come with new service plans. First, Metro’s existing $40 plan will double the amount of high-speed data allowed per month to 10 GB. Second, the new $50 plan allows for unlimited data […]

Hackers Had Access To NewEgg For Over a Month

Newegg is a second home for many PC builders. Sadly being such a site makes it a a juice target for hackers on the net. Now per research from Volexity and RiskIQ shows that Newegg was attacked the organization known as Magecart. Magecart has been call out for conducting attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. […]

EU Will Investigate How Amazon Works With Third-Party Merchants And Customer Data

European Union antitrust authorities have begun a preliminary investigation into Amazon.com Inc.’s treatment of other merchants that sell products using its platform, opening a new regulatory front against an American tech giant. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that investigators recently sent out questionnaires to merchants that sell through Amazon . The probe focuses […]

Google Maps Now Supported On Apple CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google’s Maps instead of Apple Maps when using their CarPlay-equipped automobile. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in the recently-released iOS 12 platform. Google has updated its navigation app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and Apple’s CarPlay system. Google says Maps via CarPlay […]

Congress Wants To Hit ZTE Hard If It Violates The Law Again

A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would see ZTE hit with heavy fines if it were to violate its settlement agreement with the U.S. ZTE reached an accord with the U.S. earlier this year over its skirting of prior settlement agreements. The company paid a hefty fine and agreed to put an additional $400 […]

Google Will Provide Android to Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Cars

Google has partnered with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which plans to embed the Android operating system in cars starting in 2021. The Alliance will add Android to its cars’ dashboard navigation system. It will feature Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, access to automotive apps in the Google Play Store, as well as the ability to answer calls/texts, […]

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Drops $1 Billion Into EV Firm Lucid Motors

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund agreed to invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors. The funding will enable Lucid of Silicon Valley to achieve the commercial launch of its Lucid Air electric vehicle in 2020, PIF said Monday. Lucid joins Daimler-owned Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche brands in the battle for dominance […]

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