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Google's search results will highlight original reporting

Google has updated its search algorithm to give more prominence to original reporting. The company's vice president of news, Richard Gingras, wrote in a blog post that it should be easier for people to find the origins of a news story.

Yet another leak details the Pixel 4’s accessible take on Face ID

The Pixel 4 XL leaks continue this week with a new look at the phone's face unlock functionality. While Google confirmed the Pixel 4 would include facial authentication when it detailed the phone's Soli chip in July, this is the first time we've seen...

Ford sells off its monthly car subscription service

Fair, the app-based vehicle subscription service that partners with Uber, has agreed to acquire a similar service by Ford. The Santa Monica-based startup announced today that it has bought Ford's Canvas for an undisclosed sum. Since 2017, Canvas offe...

Amazon's next big hardware event takes place September 25th

Amazon's hardware deluge last fall wasn't a one-off occurrence. The company has sent out invitations for a device- and service-related event on September 25th. It unsurprisingly hasn't dropped any clues as to what you can expect, but Fire TV gear i...

IKEA's remote for its Sonos-powered speakers ships October 1st

When IKEA launched a line of Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers last month, the Swedish furniture giant promised an accompanying remote. Spotted by Tweakers, the product page for the puck-shaped controller is now live. The SYMFONISK remote will launch...

Get $100 off the Polk Command Bar right now at Amazon

The Polk Command Bar is one of our top picks for a solid mid-range soundbar. Usually listed for $299, it's currently discounted at $100 off. So for the time being, you can get it for just $199 on Amazon.

Sidewalk Labs' controversial data collection project is now a company

Replica, a controversial data-gathering initiative for city planners, has now become an official company. Alphabet's city-building incubator Sidewalk Labs confirmed today that the program has closed Series A funding and is now hiring for new roles in...

Google Photos has a new stories-style 'Memories' feature

The cameras on our phones keep getting better, and we keep taking more and more pictures. That presents a challenge for for Apple and Google: how to surface the best moments out of the thousands of photos we shoot every year? iOS 13 has a new intelli...

Facebook Watch gets more NFL highlights, news and analysis

The National Football League isn't done teaming up with tech companies. Today, the NFL announced it is extending its partnership with Facebook, a deal that began back in 2017, which will continue to bring highlights of all 256 regular season games, p...

Huawei boss is willing to license 5G tech to ease spying fears

Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei said the company is willing to help boost a western rival in the global 5G race as a way to ease tensions with the West. In a recent interview, Ren told The Economist Huawei would give another company "perpetual access" to i...

Algorithms help an artist tease portraits out of thread

Our brains are great at forming images out of mishmashes and blotches of color, as a pointillist will tell you. Artist Ani Abakumova has taken that idea and applied it to simple colored threads to create incredible woven art. Creating thread art isn'...

Amazon asks users for help with Alexa questions it can’t answer

Every once in a while, an Amazon customer asks Alexa a question she can't answer. Now, Amazon thinks it has a solution. Today, it opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. According to a Fast Company exclusive, the new crowdsourcing platform wi...

Government reportedly tells Google it can't ban political talk at work

Regulators have reportedly told Google to allow employees to discuss politics and workplace issues, following a directive from the company ordering them to "avoid controversies that are disruptive to the workplace." The National Labor Relations Board...

'Dauntless' leaves early access with a big update on September 26th

Dauntless caught the attention of many gamers in May, when it hit early access on PS4 and Xbox One (a Switch release is planned for later this year). It's one of the first titles to offer cross-platform play across those consoles and PC, and the serv...

Slack's desktop apps get dark mode options

The dark mode trend looks like it's here to stay, with more and more companies introducing black color schemes for their apps. The latest feature in Slack for desktop is support for dark mode to save your eyes when you're burning the midnight oil.

The 1TB PS4 Pro drops to $349 on Amazon

The newest playstation yet, the PS4 Pro 1TB, is currently listed for $50 off on Amazon, making it just $349. While that's not the lowest price we've ever seen it, it's a solid deal and a price that doesn't come around too often.

Is the iPad Mini a great choice for a small tablet?

Yesterday's Apple event didn't cover any updates to its iPad Mini -- which makes sense given that the 2019 iPad Mini was just released back in March. When senior editor Chris Velazco reviewed the most recent model, it had been three years since the l...

France says it will block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has run into another stumbling block. Less than a month after the EU opened up an antitrust investigation into the project, officials in France have announced that they "cannot authorize" Libra on European soil.

Nintendo sues ROM-sharing website for at least $2 million

Nintendo isn't afraid of using litigation in its quest to stop piracy, recently succeeding in getting Switch piracy websites blocked in the UK. Now, it is continuing that fight by filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a ROM-sharing site.

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