Mobile

Microsoft Teams will soon add push-to-talk walkie talkie feature to smartphones

The Microsoft Teams communication and collaboration platform will soon add a push-to-talk feature that will allow smartphones and tablets to function as walkie talkies. Microsoft revealed the upcoming Walkie Talkie feature in a blog post that details new ways that its products and services will empower firstline workers, or employees with service- or task-oriented roles. […]

Mobile

Apple’s satellite project won’t rival SpaceX’s Starlink anytime soon

Somewhat akin to Apple’s work on a self-driving car, the company’s satellite communications project has been an open secret for some time — former Dropcam, Google, and Apple executive Greg Duffy referenced the topic on his public LinkedIn profile months ago. But even after Bloomberg reported the discovery today, the key question about Apple’s interest in satellites […]

Emerging Tech

Google’s Wing delivery drones will soon ship packages for FedEx and Walgreens

Wing Google-owned drone delivery company Wing will launch a pilot version of its service in Virginia next month, delivering packages for FedEx Express and Walgreens. Wing published a post on Medium on Thursday announcing the program in Christiansburg, Virginia, starting in October. The company will deliver health care products and other packages and will be […]

Gears & Gadgets

Soon you’ll be able to watch PBS on YouTube

Enlarge / PBS, the United States’ public TV service, focuses on educational content, dramas, and childrens’ programming, among other things. PBS PBS and YouTube have announced that PBS and PBS Kids will join YouTube TV’s channel roster. The two partners made the announcement this week at the summer Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press tour. Three hundred […]

Mobile

Minecraft Earth beta is coming soon

Minecraft Earth, an all-new mobile AR version of the global sensation sandbox building and survival game, is coming to iOS later this month and Android “soon thereafter” according to the official blog. We first heard about Minecraft Earth about two months ago in mid-May when developers Mojang released an announcement trailer and then last month debuted actual gameplay for the […]

Emerging Tech

Astronomers are worried SpaceX satellites could soon put an end to stargazing

SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites last month that will become part of a larger network designed to provide internet to all reaches of the globe. The company’s Starlink constellation of satellites isn’t the only of its kind. Other companies including OneWeb, Samsung, and Boeing have plans to build their own satellite internet clusters. Facebook and […]