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This startup wants to put a tiny display on a contact lens

This startup wants to put a tiny display on a contact lens

A new Silicon Valley startup is trying to build the “world’s first true smart contact lens,” putting a screen right against your eye that can enhance your vision of the world. The startup, Mojo Vision, showed off a very early prototype in meetings at CES last week and is now ready to start talking about…
Chrome wants to kill browser user agent strings, cites compatibility and privacy concerns – Android Police

Chrome wants to kill browser user agent strings, cites compatibility and privacy concerns –...

The user agent string is the part of the browser that identifies itself to websites. It tells sites the browser and browser version number you are using, as well as limited information about your device. However, it has become an ever-growing problem for both users and developers over the past decade, so Google wants to…
Google wants to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years

Google wants to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years

Google today announced its plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. The fact that Google will drop support for these cookies, which are typically used to track users across the web, doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise, given Google’s announcements around privacy in Chrome, including its proposed…
It’s Easy to Be a Jerk on Twitter. And Twitter Wants to Fix That

It’s Easy to Be a Jerk on Twitter. And Twitter Wants to Fix That

This past week, at the Wired HQ at CES, I spoke with Kayvon Beykpour, the head of product at Twitter. We discussed some of the company’s new product launches, and then went deep into questions about the incentives created by the structure of the platform. And, also, whether Twitter should give every user a “troll…
Apple wants to totally rely on recycled parts for new iPhone models – PhoneArena

Apple wants to totally rely on recycled parts for new iPhone models – PhoneArena

An Apple facility in Austin, Texas employs a worker that never complains about hours or pay. This tireless worker never takes time off, even for lunch, and there are never any words of dissension spoken. If you haven't figured it out yet, this is a robot whose job is to tear down old iPhone models…
The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again – WIRED

The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again – WIRED

After anxious days awaiting Iran's response to the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the country sent missiles flying at two Iraqi military that housed US troops—who knew about it well in advance, thanks to an early warning system that dates back to the Cold War. In a rare reversal from the norm, Donald Trump followed…
Razer wants to make building your own gaming PC freaky-fast and easy – CNET

Razer wants to make building your own gaming PC freaky-fast and easy – CNET

Tyler Lizenby/CNET Gaming desktops are usually either big and heavy full-size beasts, or else miniaturized boxes that lack the power to impress. And whether you buy a complete system or an empty chassis to fill with components, they're often on the fugly side. Razer makes eye-catching laptops, so I wasn't surprised when I saw a sharp-looking…
Sex tech at CES wants to break down the barriers to pleasure – CNET

Sex tech at CES wants to break down the barriers to pleasure – CNET

The Baci and the Onda, the latest sex tech from Lora DiCarlo. Sarah Tew/CNET This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. Liz Klinger felt the sting of rejection in 2017 when her smart-vibrator company Lioness was denied from exhibiting at CES,…
LG wants its smartphone segment to be profitable by 2021 but is vague on how it will happen

LG wants its smartphone segment to be profitable by 2021 but is vague on...

LG’s CEO says the company’s flagging mobile division will be profitable by 2021, but he didn’t provide any real details about how this would happen. Brian Kwon said during a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the company would expand its mobile lineup and “steadily release new ones attached with…
Twitter Wants to Let Users Limit Who Replies. Here’s Why

Twitter Wants to Let Users Limit Who Replies. Here’s Why

No, the ratio’s not dead yet. But Twitter is starting to imagine what the world might look like without it.At CES on Wednesday, Twitter revealed a number of experiments that would reshape key aspects of the platform in significant ways. The most impactful of these, at least at first glance—and certainly one that gained the…

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Bubble Bobble sequel coming to Switch – Polygon

Bub, Bob and Bubble Bobble are coming back with a sequel to Taito’s light-hearted, 33-year-old platforming franchise. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will launch in Europe on Nov. 19, followed by North America in the first three months of 2020. The game is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. The game is a fresh look at the Bubble…

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