What happens when Facebook doesn’t tell you a friend has died?

Yesterday, interface designer Caryn Vainio wrote about the unexpected death of a friend she kept in touch with through Facebook. Before his death, the friend posted a status...

Riders in Waymo’s self-driving cars will now be insured

Riding in a self-driving car involves a certain level of risk taking, especially in these very early days of the technology. Recognizing the need to build trust among...

Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live on February 15th

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would be integrating an ad blocker into Chrome to cut down on spammy or intrusive advertisements. Now the company has said...

Terrace House, the nicest reality show on television, heads back to Japan

Terrace House, the slow-paced, oddly addictive Japanese reality show that turned into a Netflix sleeper hit around the world, is back with a new season today — at...

Risky mutant virus research can once again receive government funding

The National Institutes of Health are lifting the funding ban on risky experiments that could make viruses like the flu, MERS, or SARS more harmful or contagious, STAT...

Circuit Breaker Live: specialty phone cases and Amazon’s Echo Spot

We’ve spent a wonderful three months together, but our time comes to an end today with the final episode of Circuit Breaker Live — at least until CES,...

All-electric racing series Formula E kicked out of Montreal

Montreal mayor Valérie Plante announced Monday that the city has canceled the season four finale of all-electric racing series Formula E, a doubleheader weekeend event that was scheduled...

Blink announces a ‘cheap’ video doorbell

Blink now has a video doorbell to go along with its lineup of smart cameras and home security devices. Best of all is the price: $99 for existing...

When a Google Street View car meets a Bing car, only one can survive

There’s something beautiful about two ships that pass in the night, but what about two street-mapping cars? As it turns out, when two Google Street View and Bing...

LG’s steam cleaning closet is now family-sized

The LG Styler, a smart clothes managing and steam cleaning cupboard, now comes in a bigger family size with an expanded interior that lets you store up to...

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