King launches Legend of Solgard, its first mobile role-playing game for iOS and Android

King knows it’s stuffed you with far too much candy. So it’s going to see how you like burning off those calories as you stop Ragnarok. Today, the game studio launched Legend of Solgard, its first role-playing game (and first midcore mobile offering). Like Candy Crush Saga and King’s other offerings, Solgard is a free-to-play […]

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to ‘touch’ the Sun

After a few delays, the Sun-chasing Parker Solar Probe is on its way. NASA launched the spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31AM Eastern this morning (August 12th) and confirmed that the vessel was healthy at 5:33AM. The probe still has a ways to go before it’s conducting scientific studies. It’ll spend […]

Inlock launches blockchain-powered lending for cryptocurrency holders

EXCLUSIVE: One of the most prevalent blockchain use cases is the application of distributed ledger technology, and the associated tokens created through ICOs and token-generation events, to the world of finance. Inlock today announced the global launch of its platform that matches licensed lenders with borrowers. Basically, Inlock pairs those with…Read More

Google launches “Shielded VMs” to protect cloud servers from rootkits, data theft

Enlarge (credit: Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images) This week, Google is rolling out a number of new cloud security technologies aimed at making the public cloud a safer place. Among them is Shielded VMs, a feature of Google Cloud Platform that protects virtual machines from the installation of rootkits and other persistent malware, as well […]

Duolingo launches Hindi language course for English speakers

Today, Duolingo’s Hindi language course for English speakers officially launched on its website. The course is not yet available on iOS or Android apps, but it will be making its way to these devices in the future. The course has been in development for over a year; Kanan Gupta is the lead creator. Hindi is […]

Apple launches $300 million green energy fund in China

(Reuters) — Apple will launch a $ 300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country. China’s government has made cutting pollution a key priority, putting pressure on […]

Volvo launches M car-sharing mobility brand

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Volvo Launches ‘M’ Mobility Brand, BMW Likely to Become Perturbed

Having already launched the Care by Volvo subscription program, the Swedish-Chinese automotive brand wants to continue cramming feathers into its cap. It’s now launching a new mobility brand that sounds very similar to car-sharing services offered by numerous automakers and rental firms. There could be an issue with the naming strategy, however. Volvo wants to […]