Google brings its AI song recognition to Sound Search

Google’s Now Playing song recognition was clever when it premiered late in 2017, but it had its limits. When it premiered on the Pixel 2, for instance, its on-device database could only recognize a relatively small number of songs. Now, however, that same technology is available in the cloud through Sound Search — and it’s […]

Workhorse brings an electric pickup truck, helicopter to Manhattan

Enlarge / Workhorse’s electric helicopter looks less like a traditional helicopter and more like an oversized drone. (credit: John Timmer) I wasn’t sure entirely what I expected an electric helicopter to look like, but what I found waiting for me at New York’s Flatiron Plaza wasn’t it. It’s not because it didn’t look like a […]

VIP guest Putin brings big bouquet of flowers, dances with Austrian FM at her wedding (PHOTOS)

Special guest Vladimir Putin arrived at the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the bride. Karin Kneissl is tying the knot with multi-millionaire entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. The Russian leader didn’t arrive empty-handed. Not only did he give the bride a beautiful bouquet of yellow and white flowers, he also brought […]

Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $ 289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that his disease was caused by the company’s popular […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s multiplayer beta brings back fierce duels

It’s like the holidays in August. Activision and Treyarch are in the midst of giving players their first broadly available taste of multiplayer combat in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and I’ve been diving into the core Team Deathmatch and Control modes on the PlayStation 4. The Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta test continues until […]

Airstream brings app-based smart controls to its Classic RV

Airstream is bringing smart controls to its 2019 Classic RVs, giving users the ability to adjust lights, temperature levels and the awning, monitor battery and propane tank levels and even find their RV if they’ve wandered too far from it. Controls are easy to access via the new Smart Control app through which Airstream customer […]

Man accused of sabotage at Tesla brings his own lawsuit over defamation

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks on stage during the Westworld Featured Session during SXSW at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO) Martin Tripp, an ex-Tesla technician whom the company has accused of hacking and sabotage, has now countersued his former employer and claimed that Tesla […]

Creative Liveries: Lexus Brings Art LFA to 24 Hours of Spa

Art cars kind of suck. Even though BMW has managed to produce a handful of stellar examples — models enhanced by Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol — plenty of the brand’s artistic liveries have been far less appealing to the layperson. Other companies have produced art cars as well. Last year, Lexus unveiled an incredible IS […]

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Brings Multiple Dimensions Together, Including Spider-Ham [Comic-Con 2018]

We’ve had three big screen versions of Spider-Man over the past couple decades, but we’ve never had a wallcrawler like the one we’ll see in this fall’s animated comic book movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This time, it’s young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore of Dope) taking the mantle of Spider-Man, but he’s not the only […]

Your Voice Brings Clarity, But Also Danger, In Microphone-Based Horror Game ‘Stifled’

Stifled requires you use a microphone to see in the darkness, using the sound of your voice out into the world to make it visible. Through this form of echolocation, you’ll be able to explore the game’s pitch-black areas, but you’ll also be getting the attention of things lurking in the shadows, coaxing them ever […]