• Nielsen will now measure TV audiences on Netflix

    Nielsen will now measure TV audiences on Netflix

    Nielsen is hoping to make the viewership numbers for the shows airing on streaming services a little less of a mystery. The company is today announcing a new service, Nielsen Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Content Ratings, to measure streaming services’ programs in a way that’s comparable to linear TV. That includes ratings, reaches, frequency and segmentation reporting… Read More

  • Fantastical maker cleverly redefines contact apps with Cardhop

    Fantastical maker cleverly redefines contact apps with Cardhop

    Flexibits, the company behind popular calendar app Fantastical, is releasing a new app for macOS today. Cardhop is another take on a default productivity app. This time, the company is trying to improve the Contacts app. It is available on the Mac App Store for $19.99, with a $14.99 introductory sale. I’ve been using Cardhop for a few weeks, and it’s been a breath of fresh air when… Read More

  • Apple’s Project Titan self-driving test car has a lot going on up top

    Apple’s Project Titan self-driving test car has a lot going on up top

    When one self-driving technology entrepreneur highlights the efforts of another company working on autonomous vehicles, you pay attention: That’s what happened with Voyage co-founder MacCallister Higgins, who tweeted a short video of the top of Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ test Lexus SUV, outfitted with a suite of sensors and autonomous hardware. This isn’t the first… Read More

  • Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

    Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

    Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories – including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked – is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application. The option, called Wattpad Premium, will remove the ads from Wattpad’s otherwise free app – a feature users have been requesting… Read More

  • London puts new hybrid electric black cabs on roads ahead of larger rollout

    London puts new hybrid electric black cabs on roads ahead of larger rollout

    London is staring up a pilot test of its electric black cabs (via Engadget), otherwise known as the TX5, after first revealing the vehicles back in 2015. The cars have 70 miles of pure EV range on their built-in battery pack, but can also go up to 400 miles using the onboard gas engine to generate the power for the battery and motor. The vehicles meet the conditions for London’s… Read More

  • Bespoke Post raises $8M to deliver a monthly ‘box of awesome’ for men

    Bespoke Post raises $8M to deliver a monthly ‘box of awesome’ for men

    Thanks to the Internet, you can order regular deliveries of everything from clothing to razors to geeky memorabilia. With Bespoke Post, you’re not just limited to one type of products — it ships its customer “box of awesome” that could be focused on style, travel, alcohol or something else entirely. Co-founder and CEO Rishi Prabhu explained that the goal is to… Read More

  • Lego’s official ‘Women of NASA’ set goes on sale November 1

    Lego’s official ‘Women of NASA’ set goes on sale November 1

    Lego has a new set that originated by a member of its Lego Ideas fan-sourced creation platform: The Women of NASA, a package that includes NASA pioneers Nancy Grace Roman, Margeret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jamison, as well as a space shuttle model, the Hubble telescope and display stands for all. The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas… Read More

  • Adobe launches a cloud-centric redesign of Lightroom CC

    Adobe launches a cloud-centric redesign of Lightroom CC

    While Photoshop is Adobe’s flagship product for photographers, its photo management and editing tool Lightroom is probably even more popular among photographers as it allows them to easily manipulate the color and other aspects of their photos. Today, Adobe is launching a completely new version of Lightroom CC that will come as a shock to current Lightroom users. Read More

  • Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

    Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

    XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) has not hit its 1.0 release, as the company announced at its annual MAX… Read More

  • Adobe brings visual search to its Typekit font service

    Adobe brings visual search to its Typekit font service

    Say you have a photo of a billboard or poster that you like and you want to find the font the designer used. Typically, that involves a lot of trial and error, but Adobe Typekit is launching a new feature that should make this process easier. With visual search in Typekit, you can now upload an image and the company’s Sensei AI platform will try to match it to an existing font in its… Read More

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