Animal Crossing, Zelda and Gooigi – The best of Nintendo’s E3 event

After a weekend of press events, E3 officially kicks off in earnest this morning. Nintendo continued its tradition of starting the show off with its customary Direct streaming event. Aside from a brief Doug Bowser/Bowser Koopa mixup at the top, there was very little executive chatter, with the company instead …

GoDaddy small business website security report

Small businesses operate on a high wire, with one mistake potentially sending them into a spiral. For that reason, online security is a major challenge. Small business websites are an easy target. Most business owners have little security expertise, operate on tight budgets, and lack the financial ability to implement …

Apple restricts ads and third-party trackers in iPhone apps for kids

Apple has told developers to stop including third-party trackers in apps designed for kids — or they face having their apps pulled from the app store. The tech giant quietly updated its guidelines for apps that are submitted to the app store’s kids category following the keynote address at its …

The future of diversity and inclusion in tech

Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,” Code2040 CEO Karla Monterroso tells TechCrunch. At first, advocates were focused on calling out the lack of diversity at tech conferences, pressuring …

Apple expands its reach with free Apple Music on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is now offering free access to Apple Music. The music streaming service is available on select Verizon Wireless plans starting on January 17, 2019. Previously, Verizon and Apple offered a free 6-month trial to the streaming service. This comes as Apple is clearly looking for partners to help …

Last year’s Gatwick drone attack involved at least two drones, say police

A major drone incident at the UK’s second business airport last year continues to baffle police. Last December a series of drone sightings near Gatwick Airport caused chaos as scores of flights were grounded and thousands of travellers had their holiday plans disrupted. The incident, which took place during a …

McDonald’s starts selling its Beyond Meat-based “P.L.T.” sandwich in Canada

McDonald’s first foray into the plant-based protein patty market in North America is launching today in Canada. The company’s “P.L.T.” (plant, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich, which uses patties from Beyond Meat, is now on sale at several locations in Canada. This isn’t the first new vegetarian sandwich to launch at …

BMW and Daimler partner on autonomous driving, first results of team-up in market by 2024

Global automakers BMW and Daimler will join forces in a new long-term partnership to co-develop automated driving technologies, including levels of automation all the way up to SAE Level 4, which is defined as full self-driving, no human intervention required, but only under exactly defined conditions or domains – steering …

PayPal to enter China through GoPay acquisition

The People’s Bank of China has approved PayPal’s acquisition of a 70% equity state in GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. (GoPay), Ltd.), which will make PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. GoPay has licenses for online and mobile transactions, and mainly provides payment …

Two thirds of HR professionals say working environment contributes to sickness levels

New research carried out by HR consultant AdviserPlus claims that two thirds of HR professionals say that a poor workplace environment can ‘substantially’ contribute to sickness levels. The survey, which asked 300 HR professionals their opinions on the state of absenteeism in the UK, found that factors such as lifestyle and environment played …

How to Watch the Patriots vs. Colts ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Online for Free Tonight

The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts play tonight in what is expected to be an exciting “Thursday Night Football” game. The Patriots, who have won 5 Super Bowls since 2001, started the 2018 NFL season with an underwhelming 1-2 record before soundly beating the Miami Dolphins last Sunday to …

Oculus shows off its latest next-generation headset prototypes

At its developer conference Wednesday, Oculus showed off a pair of prototype designs for its next high-end headsets. Two years ago, Oculus showed off its Half Dome prototype which utilized a technology called varifocal lenses to allow users to adjust where the points of focus were in an image, this …

VW’s new electric hatchback receives 10,000 pre-orders in first 24 hours

Volkswagen opened up pre-orders in Europe at a launch event Wednesday for a special edition of the first model in its new all-electric ID brand. Within 24 hours, the company received more than 10,000 registrations, a result that suggests growing demand for electric vehicles. VW revealed Wednesday the name, some …