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Ford will stop selling most of its cars in North America

26 April, by Jon Fingas[ —]
If there was any doubt that the auto industry is rapidly changing, Ford just delivered proof. The industry pioneer is scaling back its North American small car lineup in North America to just two vehicles, the Mustang and the unrevealed Focus Active...

Zuckerberg: It’s easier for AI to detect nipples than hate speech

26 April, by David Lumb[ —]
Today, Facebook released its Q1 earnings, which showed the company can still make more money and attract more users year-on-year despite staggering controversy. During a Q&A session after with Mark Zuckerberg and other executives, the CEO fielded...

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook has 'thought about' paid subscriptions

26 April, by Nathan Ingraham[ —]
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of a Senate commission earlier this month, he made a statement that hinted at the company exploring paid subscriptions down the line. He specifically said that they would always offer a free versio...

Volvo aims for half of its sales to be fully electric by 2025

26 April, by Mallory Locklear[ —]
Last year, Volvo announced that starting in 2019, all models it unveils will have an electric motor, whether it by a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric EV. Today, Electrek reports, the automaker has added to its electric goals. At the Beiji...

Volvo's Polestar 1 luxury hybrid will cost $155,000

25 April, by Rob LeFebvre[ —]
At the Geneva Motor Show last month, Volvo flaunted its long-range plug-in hybrid Polestar 1, which can pull with 600 horsepower thanks to its two electric motors and a 2.0 liter turbo engine. The final price on such a beast has just been revealed at...

Pro gaming team signs 13-year-old ‘Fortnite’ player

25 April, by David Lumb[ —]
Among the four members making up pro gaming organization Team Secrets new European Fortnite squad, one stood out: 13-year-old Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson. Almost immediately after the team was introduced today, news outlets jumped on Jacksons youth. Ev...

The 'Wallace and Grommit' studio is creating an emotional WWI game

25 April, by Jon Fingas[ —]
Games set in real-world conflicts dont necessarily glorify war, but its rare that they fully address the horrors of war. For every poignant story like Valiant Hearts, theres many more titles that might only offer token commentary. Wallace & Gr...

Constant controversy hasn't stopped Facebook from making money

25 April, by Edgar Alvarez[ —]
When it comes to public perception, Facebook hasnt had the best 2018 so far. Over the past few months, the companys been working hard to clean up its image after dealing with a series of nightmares, including the idea that the site was becoming tox...

Amazon fixed an exploit that allowed Alexa to listen all the time

25 April, by Rob LeFebvre[ —]
Amazons Alexa is good at listening, since it has to be ready when you say its wake word, like "Alexa," "Echo" or "Computer." That very same feature, though, has people worried about their own privacy. Researchers from security firm Checkmarx have fo...

YouTube adds more rigorous parental controls to its Kids app

25 April, by Rob LeFebvre[ —]
Google and YouTube have been struggling with how to let kids watch videos without also exposing them to inappropriate content. Even the YouTube Kids app has suggested not-for-kids conspiracy theory videos. In response, the video platform started look...

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