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 […]

“Emotional support squirrel” on plane drives passengers nuts

A woman attempting to fly her “emotional support squirrel” from Orlando, FL to Cleveland, OH delayed her flight nearly two hours as crew was forced to call law enforcement to remove her from the plane. The unidentified woman was removed from the Frontier Airlines flight in a wheelchair by Orlando police after she refused to […]

The new iPhone XS and XS Max support faster wireless charging speeds — and so do these 3 wireless chargers

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Getty The new iPhone XS and XS Max have several hardware improvements over last year’s models, but one a big one is that they can be wirelessly charged faster, which […]

Support centers for victims of sexual assault are being flooded with calls in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing

Victims of sexual assault are coming forward with their stories following Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Support centers around the country are being flooded with calls from first-time reporters of sexual assault. The list of victims to come forward include lawmakers and the daughter of President Ronald Reagan. NEW YORK […]

Google Podcasts rolls out Cast support for everyone

When Google finally launched its dedicated Podcasts app for Android (an iOS version hasn’t been released yet), we found it “pretty, but basic.” The only way to turn around that reputation is to actually flesh out its list of features, and now that includes Google Cast support. With the button it’s easier to tie in […]

GOP support for Kavanaugh and Trump is plummeting

Alex Brandon/AP Support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has fallen to its lowest levels since President Donald Trump announced his selection in July, according to new polling.  Opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination now exceeds support for the nominee.  Support for Kavanaugh among Republican women has dropped 18 points after the second of three sexual misconduct […]

Kavanaugh drama: New accusations and a support letter from classmates

Fresh sex assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has surfaced, as Democrats demand delaying his hearing in the Senate. At the same time, the White House has released a letter of support from his classmates. Senate Judiciary Committee staff asked Kavanaugh on Tuesday about an anonymous claim, sent to Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) […]

12 youths who died in Ontario child welfare lacked mental health support, coroner’s report finds

Most of the 12 young people who died while in the care of Ontario’s child welfare system had significant mental health challenges but limited or no access to appropriate help, according to a coroner’s report released Tuesday.

VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro

VMWare A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu and support for the 18-core CPU configuration in the latest iMac Pro and the Core i9 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The release appears to have been closely timed with the launch of macOS Mojave, […]

Skype support coming to Alexa later this year

Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. (credit: Microsoft) Later this year you’ll be able to say “Alexa, call Mom on Skype” and have Amazon’s digital assistant do the right thing with Microsoft’s messaging network. Microsoft and Amazon have been working to integrate their technology. Earlier in the year, Cortana and Alexa gained the ability […]