McDonald's Thinks it's Time for a Sci-Fi Milkshake Straw!

In developing the S.T.R.A.W., which self-mockingly stands for " Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal ", McDonald's consulted aerospace engineers from JACE and NK Labs . But that's exactly what we did. However at the end of the day, all the other straws are the same unlike the McDonald's new straw. One of the inventors behind the straw , principal engineer and managing partner Seth Newburg, said: "It was a puzzling assignment but one with an ambitious goal". Read More

Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S8 probably looks like

The "standard" Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8-inch display, but will have largely the same physical dimensions as the Galaxy S7 Edge thanks to its near bezel-less Infinity Display. For photography, the Galaxy S8 is likely to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, along with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Read More

First glimpse of the FIFA Switch version

Although the Switch doesn't have a huge catalog of launch titles, players will no longer need to wait months to get their hands on the biggest game. As of now, several first-party titles for Nintendo Switch are receiving price slash. However, it can also handle eight docked consoles for casual gaming. We learned early doors that Federation Internationale de Football Association would be coming to the platform and now we've had a chance to see a fleeting glimpse of it in action. Read More

Dubai Announces Passenger Drone Service

Dubai is all set to operate the first Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human this July. Mattar al-Tayer, head of Dubai Roads and Transportation agency, announced plans for the drone service at the World Government Summit. Read More

Elon Musk Says Humans Must Become Cyborgs To Survive AI-Dominated Future

Although Musk argues for a "merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence", he is incredibly wary of "deep AI". The CEO of Tesla just gave a new solution to futuristic technology by coming up with a new idea. It's a pretty bold statement, considering that a lot of manufacturers like Volkswagen and Toyota have predicted small tests of nearly-full autonomous cars will be starting in the next four years. Read More

What's A Pangolin? Just An Adorable Creature Google Is Trying To Save

Google is using this Valentine's Day to show its love for the pangolin, an endangered animal whose natural habitat stretches across Asia and Africa. "So it was a ideal theme for Valentine's Day". Google, through this theme, is urging its users to help to safeguard Pangolin by donating and supporting the World Wildlife Foundation. The game is available on desktop, Android and iOS through Google's home page and it's pretty entertaining to play. Read More

Google Maps App Now Lets You Create and Share Lists of Places

Google Maps App Now Lets You Create and Share Lists of Places

I'm thinking lists like, "New Beer Spots" or "Burger Places in NYC I Need to Visit That May Leave Me in a Coma". Maps' new feature also is created to show your saved places on the map itself. Instead of going into individual contact cards, building a list around people you know is a quick way to call up their known addresses and begin navigating (especially if you're going to ride around and pick people up). Read More

Google's Super Bowl ad accidentally set off a lot of Google Homes

Google's Super Bowl ad accidentally set off a lot of Google Homes

El Gobierno de México replicó en tres párrafos que "condena cualquier intento de vulnerar el derecho a la privacidad de cualquier persona", pero dijo que no existen pruebas del supuesto espionaje . Las personas bajo investigación recibieron mensajes en sus celulares con enlaces que, al hacer clic en ellos, permitían que sus dispositivos fueran espiados. Read More

Rugby great Van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition'

An incredible player and inspiration. "He also became an inspiration and hero to many fellow sufferers of this awful disease as well as to those unaffected". Former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen. "We all marveled at his bravery, his fortitude and his uncomplaining acceptance of this bad burden. Read More

The newly planned Apple factory in India will only make iPhones

The state of Karnataka, where Bangalore is located, has reached an agreement in principle with Apple (AAPL, Tech30), said Priyank Kharge, the state's information technology minister. He visited the country for the first time last May as he sought government approval for Apple to open its own stores - a step the company deems critical to growing the iPhone user base across the country. Read More

Daimler To Stock Uber's Self-Driving Fleet

For Daimler the partnership will come as an acknowledgement of its leadership position in the field of autonomous driving. Uber said that rather than building self-driving cars itself, it would instead partner with auto manufacturers. Read More

Amazon sinks on revenue miss

The company believes in spending freely and investing as much as possible in new projects to meet the demand of shopping online. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $928.77. Fourth Quarter, Inc. The current stock price in after-hour trading is $805. Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on shares of CA in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. Read More

PlayStation 4's External Hard Drive Support, And Why It's So Important

PlayStation 4's External Hard Drive Support, And Why It's So Important

A public release window wasn't announced during today's beta release announcement, so if you need some more space for your PS4 games you have time to go and get an external drive. There's no indication as to when this update will be released far and wide. Unlike the Xbox One S, which can produce slightly improved performance than on a standard Xbox One, games don't play any better on a Pro without an update. Read More

Facebook Wants you to Befriend Strangers With new

Facebook Wants you to Befriend Strangers With new "Discover People" Feature

One can check out the feature by heading over to new section which asks your introduction and lets you update the same. The feature requires a user to update their profile before they start looking at the list of upcoming events, where it will then try to connect you with people from the same city or organisation as yours, and who are also attending the event which you are. Read More

Instagram Stories' popularity leads to steep decline in Snapchat Story usage

The new feature is said to work similarly to Instagram and Snapchat where users will have the ability to share images and videos that will disappear after a time span of 24 hours. Instagram also makes it easy to mass-follow other users; Snapchat does not, and it has a more nuanced user interface, which may be to its disadvantage. Read More

Tesla and BMW EVs miss top scores in shock safety tests

While the safety belts worked, they allowed the crash test dummy to move too far forward in the cabin striking the steering wheel through the airbag. Tesla says that it made a production change on January 23 that will hopefully improve the results of the Model S in the small overlap front crash test. Read More

Google's self-driving cars are getting better at autonomy

Google's self-driving cars are getting better at autonomy

Last year , Waymo's self-driving vehicles drove 635,638 miles on public roads in the state with 124 reported disengagements. According to data filed with the California department of motor vehicles, in 2016 Waymo cars required far fewer disengagements than Tesla. Read More

McLaren rekindles BMW engine partnership

This time around, McLaren are partnering with BMW and a number of other brands to produce a higher performance combustion powertrain. The first time McLaren and BMW came together to make a road-car engine they built this, the S70/2. The project is part-funded by the Government's Advanced Propulsion Centre, a hothouse to boost the UK's development of low-CO2 petrol and diesel engines. Read More

The Selway Asset Management Cuts Position in Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG)

Harley-Davidson Inc. shares fell almost 2% in premarket trade on Tuesday after the motorcycle manufacturer reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations. In the ratings chart, 1 analyst gave ratings of underweight for the previous quarter while 1 gave underweight for current period. In the fourth quarter, worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles declined 0.5 percent, behind modest declines in some global markets partially offset by slight ... Read More

Nintendo Showcases Switch, 'Zelda' In Company's First Super Bowl TV Ad

The home/handheld hybrid Switch is definitely an ambitious direction for the company to take, but all eyes will be on sales and sentiment early on, because nobody wants a repeat of the Wii U. Even though the Wii U hosted largely popular games exclusive to the platform, such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker , the largely lacking third party support may have been the cause of the Wii U's poor selling point. Read More