Starbucks said Thursday that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S. starting next year.
The company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app as a way to build customer loyalty. It also previously said it plans to let customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphone by next year, an option intended to get people in and out of stores quicker.
Project Ara is Google’s ambitious plan for modular smartphones that have interchangeable pieces. The idea is to create phones whose individual components, like the processor, display, or camera, can be swapped out…
Andy Rubin, the man at the helm of Google’s robotics initiative and the co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, is stepping down from his post.
The robotics team, which Rubin took over less than a year ago, is to be led by James Kuffner, a Google research scientist, when Rubin leaves, a Google spokesman told The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the executive shuffle Thursday. Rubin left his leadership role with Android in March 2013. Google acquired Android in 2005.
That might seem like a strange question, given that smartphones seem to grow in size with each generation. But if you don’t have the palms to hold a phablet, LG has developed an LCD panel for smartphones that obliterates the frame — called the bezel — that surrounds phone displays. That way you get maximum screenage. In fact, judging by LG’s promo photos, the device looks a bit jarring, as if the screen doesn’t have much of a frame at all
In an essay in Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday, the Apple CEO wrote that he never hid his sexual orientation, but also never talked openly about it. This fact came as no surprise to many who knew Cook well; he told Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel that he had been thinking about speaking publicly on the subject for some time, and it was “not a reaction to anything” in…
Snapchat may have security vulnerabilities but that’s not deterring one of the app’s biggest demographics: college students.
A new study found that most students still trust the service and haven’t changed their use of the app since the hack, that resulted in nearly 100,000 private user photos and videos being published online.
Even more evidence that Microsoft is readying a release of a fitness band surfaced Wednesday.
The company, which hasn’t officially announced that it is making a wearable, accidentally unveiled companion apps for their product, which may be called the “Microsoft Band,” in the Mac App and Google Play stores
This isn’t the first time news of the Microsoft wearable has leaked as whispers about the device were…