Tech News from Around the Globe

Waymo details how emergency services should deal with self-driving incidents

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:03am
Waymo has officially published guidelines cops and first responders can follow in case an autonomous car is involved in an accident. Without a human driver controlling the wheel, after all, there's nobody to ask license or information from. More impo...

The Morning After: Can anyone trust Facebook?

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's time for OITNB to say goodbye, advertisers claim Facebook lied about its video stats for over a year and we're giving streaming games a try. Clearly, it's Thursday morning.

Spotify Premium redesign borrows one of Pandora's best features

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:28am
Spotify's been busy announcing a bunch of new features this week, including an app for Google's Wear OS and better direct uploads for artists -- and it's made some changes to Spotify Premium, too. Starting today, subscribers can enjoy streamlined nav...

Canelo Álvarez signs $365 million contract with streaming service DAZN

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:19am
Multiple world champion Canelo Álvarez has signed a staggering 11-fight, five year, $365 million contract with DAZN, a streaming service dedicated to sports. This beats out the previous record holder, Giancarlo Stanton, who signed a 13-year co...

Zoov launches an ebike sharing system that fits in with existing roads

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 2:00am
Whether they take the form of scooters or bikes, pedestrian mobility programs have sprung up quickly around the globe, occasionally angering people and governments in cities that hadn't asked for a rack of vehicles in the middle of their sidewalk. Ne...

Swarm's latest update brings it closer to its Foursquare roots

Engadget - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:57am
The line between the Swarm and Foursquare City Guide apps just blurred a little more. Foursquare has released Swarm 6.0 for Android and iOS, and its tentpole features will feel familiar if you're more used to browsing places than checking in. Most no...