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NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars to get a bird’s-eye view of the planet

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When NASA launches its next rover to Mars, the vehicle will have a small helicopter along for the ride. NASA announced today that it will be sending a small autonomous flying chopper — aptly named the Mars Helicopter — with…

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Apple will reportedly launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs

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Apple is preparing to release a credit card in partnership with investment bank Goldman Sachs, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The new credit card — which marks the end of Apple’s credit card partnership with Barclays…

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Microsoft reveals the future of its Fluent Design for Windows 10

Microsoft first unveiled its Fluent Design changes for Windows 10 at Build last year, adding subtle animations to many apps and core parts of Windows. We’ve seen a number of changes to the design of apps in the Fall Creators Update and…

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Google is taking on the iPhone X with new gesture navigation in Android P

Android P is shaping up to a be a big update for Google’s operating system, down to the basic way you navigate the OS, which Google is overhauling in P with a new, gesture-based system similar to the…

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Nintendo confirms cloud saves and NES launch titles for Switch online service

Nintendo has given some new details on its long-in-gestation online service for the Switch. The service, officially called Nintendo Switch Online, will go live this September costing $3.99 a month, with the price for three months set at $7.99…

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How to Control your Lights with Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Echo smart speaker is a great device for music listening, setting timers and reminders, and ordering stuff you probably don’t need from Amazon’s vast online store, but the best thing about Echo — at least in my…

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F8 proved there’s no escape from Facebook

During a keynote about privacy at F8, Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos shared an image of the world that used light to show the sheer size of the company’s network. It was intended to highlight all the…

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Instagram quietly added an in-app payments feature

Instagram just quietly added an in-app payments feature as a test appearing for some users, as first spotted by TechCrunch today. The feature lets users add a credit or debit card and a pin for additional security. After the initial…

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Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

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Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. Now, the tech giant…

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Apple’s purchase of Shazam is now under investigation by the EU

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The EU has launched an investigation into Apple’s acquisition of music identification service Shazam. It’s concerned that the deal could shrink consumer options for mobile music streaming services within the EEA (European Economic Area). In February, multiple countries,…

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