Software

  • Ford cars with SYNC 3 are getting Waze support

    Ford cars with SYNC 3 are getting Waze support

    Ford is bringing crowdsourced navigation app Waze to its SYNC 3 infotainment system, the companies announced at CES 2018. The app will be available via Ford’s AppLink tech, offering up a Waze interface powered by your phone on the in-car central display on vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. The app will support both touch and voice input, and will be available when you plug your smartphone… Read More

  • Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

    Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

    Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult easy and the easy more powerful. Created by Levon Terteryan and Vlad Larin… Read More

  • Podcasts are coming to Plex, followed by web series and other digital media

    Podcasts are coming to Plex, followed by web series and other digital media

    This past fall, media software maker Plex expanded its service with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app — a feature that arrived by way of its acquisition of streaming news startup, Watchup. Now the company is preparing to move into other verticals that will further complement its software for organizing home media, and streaming and recording live TV from a… Read More

  • Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

    Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

    Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain with superior capabilities, after Bitcoin and, later, Ethereum paved the… Read More

  • Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits

    Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits

    Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps, TomTom and Here, has acquired the intellectual property and developers behind Mapzen’s Valhalla project in a bid to strengthen its navigation toolkits. Read More

  • Netflix is officially making a ‘Bright’ sequel

    Netflix is officially making a ‘Bright’ sequel

    Reports suggested Netflix had been optimistic about a sequel to its blockbuster Bright, the fantasy/buddy cop genre mashup starring Will Smith with a budget of $90 million that seems to have gone down well with fans, despite hitting a sour note with critics. Now, Netflix has made that official. Netflix will officially be making a follow-up, after reports that suggest up to 11 million… Read More

  • LG teams up with HERE for self-driving telematics tech

    LG teams up with HERE for self-driving telematics tech

    LG is looking at the rise of autonomous vehicle technologies as an opportunity to expand its electronics business, and it’s now working with mapping provider HERE to put together a telematics product aimed at self-driving vehicle applications. The joint solution will put LG’s telematics tech together with HERE’s location services and high-resolution maps to offer… Read More

  • HQ Trivia arrives on Android in Canada in beta

    HQ Trivia arrives on Android in Canada in beta

    App-based trivia sensation HQ Trivia is on its way to Android, as the company previously revealed, but a special group of users can access it right now — Canadians. The app is now live in the Canadian Google Play Store, though it’s an “Unreleased” beta version of the live trivia game (via MobileSyrup). HQ Trivia debuted on iOS earlier this year, featuring a twice… Read More

  • Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019

    Kia and Hyundai cars will include AI assistants starting in 2019

    Vehicles made by Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia will include built-in virtual assistants with AI-powered smarts beginning in 2019 (via Engadget). The plan to build smart assistants into vehicles will make use of tech created by SoundHound, the music identification company that has recently been focusing more on building AI agent software more akin to things like Siri and Google… Read More