Facebook has announced the launch of a new feature called Watch Party. It’s lets Facebook Groups watch live or pre-recorded (facebook hosted) videos together, and chat about them in real time.
Smart speakers and voice-activated assistants like Alexa are great, unless you can’t speak. That’s why software developer Abhishek Singh has been working on an app that allows Amazon Alexa to respond to sign language.
They might compete in various arenas on the internet but Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter have now joined forces to announce a new initiative called the Data Transfer Project. The plan is to create a new standard in moving data between platforms.
Rolls-Royce is working on tiny robot cockroaches that could help them fix their cars. Each Rolls-Royce‘s robotic roach will stand about a half an inch tall and weigh just a few ounces, and will be equipped with a camera as well as optics for 3D scanning. So they could find problems and then be programmed to fix them too.
Walmart might soon be taking on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in the streaming world. The rumor is they’re considering starting a streaming service that would be cheaper than the rest.
Yesterday was World Emoji Day. In celebration of the day a bunch of new hairstyles, animals and food emojis were released.
Honda UK just unveiled a new lawn mower that they say could reach top speeds of 150 mph. And I think the only reason they built it is to take the record back for the faster lawn mower.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has created a robot that will carry your luggage for you and guide you to your gate. It’s called Care-E and it’s a little blue self driving robot trolley that can carry up to 85 pounds of luggage for you as it shows you to your gate, using real time data.
Why buy one cookbook at a time when you could have hundreds at your fingertips? With this new subscription service, called “ckbk” (pronounced “cookbook”) you can check out more cookbooks than you’d ever have time to read. It’s being called the “Spotify of cookbooks.”
Google Maps is making it easier than ever to find new places. And it’ll even tell you whether you’re likely to enjoy going there. They’ve added two new tabs on the home screen… “For You” and “Explore.”