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Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

While we couldn’t replicate what 9to5Google saw, it’s not the first time the tech titan dropped a hint that it plans to expand its audiobooks selection. A Google Play update that went out last year had codes showing that the store is preparing to launch audiobook support. The launch of ...

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Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly stopped the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due ...

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Apple MacBook Air review – CNET

Editors’ note: This January marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic MacBook Air. Presented below is our original review of the first-generation Air from January 24, 2008. It wowed us with its design, but also struck us as less than practical for most. The most notable surprises about this initial incarnation ...

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This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots

What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired robotic systems that can imitate nature using both electrical and organic components. The ...

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The Morning After: Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is the second-best-selling smartphone in China.US Congress reportedly lobbied AT&T to dump Huawei smartphones AT&T recently revealed it wouldn’t carry Huawei smartphones, despite rumors that it would be the first US carrier to do so, raising suspicions that politics played a part in its decision. ...

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