Spotify comes to Wear OS with stand-alone app, Spotify Connect support

Enlarge (credit: Spotify/Fossil) Wear OS gains a popular new app today that many have been waiting for, as Spotify announced that it’s bringing a stand-alone wearable app to Google’s smartwatch platform. Spotify’s stand-alone app lets you browse and control music from your wrist. It seems to be a lighter version of Spotify’s mobile app, allowing […]

Amazon’s new APIs connect smart home cameras and doorbells to Alexa

Your Ring and August doorbells and locks just got a lot smarter. Amazon has released new APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells allowing these devices to communicate with Echo speakers. Not all devices can support these new APIs however. Amazon currently supports WebRTC compliant cameras or 3Ps, which use a WebRTC bridge to connect […]

Venom: Is the Tom Hardy film in the MCU? How does it connect to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?

The Spider-Man spin-off has hit cinemas in the UK today, but there’s no sign of the Web Slinger. While Venom is a Marvel villain who last appeared on the big screen in Spider-Man 3, he’s not part of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. So how does that work? Well it all comes down to studios’ rights […]

ProBeat: Oculus Connect 5 taught me Facebook Live still sucks

OPINION: As part of our Oculus Connect 5 coverage this week, we sent Dean Takahashi to the event in San Jose, California while the broader VentureBeat team supported him remotely by watching the livestream. Unfortunately, just like last year, Oculus chose Facebook Live. And just like last year, it was a poor experience. The day […]

A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner

Brightline A private, Florida-based transportation company said it plans to acquire a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. Brightline Trains plans to take up the XpressWest project in hopes of bringing an electric-powered train to the West Coast. The company currently operates high-speed trains in Florida, connecting Miami, Fort […]

How to Connect Different Learning Styles with Career for Great Success

How we define our career success is different from one person to the next, or at least should be different.Many define career success through wealth symbols likened to those glossy images of The Robb Report containing pages of plush houses, luxury cars and superyachts. Others such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett seek other measures […]

ARM acquires Stream Technologies to connect the internet of things

Chip design company ARM has acquired Stream Technologies to provide improved connectivity for internet of things (IoT) devices. IoT is ramping up as once-dumb everyday objects become smart and connected, and ARM wants to provide the chip and hardware infrastructure to make everything work together seamlessly. Stream Technologies will help ARM do th…Read More

Google WiFi now shows which devices are struggling to connect

Run a large-enough WiFi network and there’s bound to be that one device that can’t quite hold on to a fast connection, like the tablet in your bedroom or a laptop in the backyard. But how do you quantify that flaky connection? Google can help. It’s deploying an updated Network Check feature for Google WiFi […]

Facebook’s friend suggestions helped connect extremists

When you think of internet giants fighting terrorism online, there’s a good chance you think of them banning accounts and deleting posts. However, their friend suggestions may prove to be just as problematic. Researchers have shared a report to the Telegraph revealing that Facebook’s “suggested friends” feature has been connecting Islamic extremists on a routine […]

Learn How to Learn: How to Understand and Connect Difficult Ideas Easily

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: “We do not understand the difference between Information and Knowledge.” As it turns out, most people assume they are the same thing, yet they are not. In fact, Information is required for Knowledge, but we are missing one key element… “Thinking”. In this article, we will […]