Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Sidecar Deliveries expands service into Los Angeles, Boston

Sidecar Deliveries expands service into Los Angeles, Boston

Sidecar has made a couple big announcements today, the first being that it has seen ample success with its delivery service, and the second being that because of that success it is expanding Sidecar Deliveries to include Boston and Los Angeles. This will open the market for those who want to have an item delivered within one's own region in a short period of time, with common users including restaurants offering food delivery, stores making local shipments, and more. This joins the company's regular ride operations in San Diego and San Francisco, Chicago, DC, and Boston.

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Philips Two-in-One dual-display monitor launches

Philips Two-in-One dual-display monitor launches

Studies have claimed that using two displays makes you more efficient than using one, and many people find them more comfortable than a single display set up. The problem is how much desk space they take -- having two monitors propped up requires a lot of space, and that's a problem for some, especially those limited to a cubical or other tiny work areas. Enter the Philips Two-in-One monitor, which is exactly what it sounds like: a single monitor made of two displays, conserving desk real estate while increase one's screen space.

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Lyft adds Google Wallet payment option

Lyft adds Google Wallet payment option

If you've bought an app from the Google Play Store or any similar actions, your payment info is already stored in Google Wallet, making it easier to make payments the next time you want to buy something online. Lyft wants to make the payment process easier for you, as well, and so it has added Google Wallet as a payment option, letting those who use it skip the process of manually entering their billing information in to the Lyft app.

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Electrolux’s smart oven to include camera for monitoring food

Electrolux’s smart oven to include camera for monitoring food

Electrolux is planning to release a smart oven that'll bring the same sort of connectivity features we've seen on other appliances to your oven. Chief among them is a camera that'll make the food-monitoring process a remote job, and it'll be joined by a recipe app that is used to pull up instructions on how to cook whatever meal it is that you have planned. The plan itself isn't new -- we first heard about Electrolux's concept smart oven in the early fall of 2014. That concept is now set to become a reality, however, and it represents what looks to be a big push for more smart appliances on Electrolux's part.

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Twitter adds new feature for reporting tweets to police

Twitter adds new feature for reporting tweets to police

Among Twitter's latest efforts to combat trolls and the other abusive users on its platform is a new method for reporting threats to the police. The social network has just rolled out the feature, adding it as an option on the screen that is presented when filing a report about a threatening tweet. The new feature is available today, and utilizes the user's own email address to provide a stock notice for law enforcement containing all of the relevant information.

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Facebook Messenger adds money sending feature

Facebook Messenger adds money sending feature

If you're a Facebook user, there's a good chance you access the social network primarily through your mobile device -- and that you're likely friends with your real-life friends, making Facebook Messenger a convenient way to call or message someone. Facebook wants to extend the usefulness of its Messenger service, however, and it'll be doing so by adding a money-sending feature. Such functionality won't be arriving for every user today, but when it does arrive it'll be a simplistic way to send someone cash.

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Dropbox update improves collaboration with badges, commenting

Dropbox update improves collaboration with badges, commenting

Dropbox has updated its service today, and it has done so with a focus on collaboration in particular, namely how it can make that shared experience better for its users. Dropbox for Business can be used to take Dropbox beyond mere file storing and can be used by workers as a collaborative environment for handling documents and such. If collaborative environments aren't clear and organized, however, they become messy and convoluted quickly, and Dropbox has taken a step to ensure that doesn't happen with two new workflows.

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Toyota recalls RAV4 EVs over faulty Tesla-supplied components

Toyota recalls RAV4 EVs over faulty Tesla-supplied components

Toyota has announced plans for another recall this year, this time to fix an issue resulting from components supplied by Tesla Motors, the auto maker has announced. The RAV4 EVs are the only model affected by this, and a software issue in the propulsion system is pegged as the root cause, potentially resulting in the affected vehicles shifting themselves into neutral -- something that'll make the car stop accelerating, and could cause a crash depending on the driving situation when this happens.

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eBay and Sotheby’s partner, will live stream auctions

eBay and Sotheby’s partner, will live stream auctions

Auction house Sotheby's and eBay have struck a partnership that will see the latter service's online platform being used to auction off goods from Sotheby's live, presenting an opportunity for eBay users to score some coveted antique from the comfort of their desk. This is part of eBay's live auctions platform, and though Sotheby's won't be holding its first auction through the service until the first of April, it is presently up for users to check out and to slip in an advanced bid or two.

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Google Street View goes underwater near Brazilian islands

Google Street View goes underwater near Brazilian islands

Google has slowly been imaging the world and all its nooks and crannies for Street View, and that sometime involves going to somewhat unusual or otherwise unexpected places. The Internet giant has again done this, only this time it went underwater near some of Brazil's seldom-visited and beautiful islands. There's a good change you'll never take a dive in these regions yourself, but with the new imagery you can take a plunge under the sea and get a look at, among other things, some dolphins nearby.

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