GDC 2020 has been canceled
by Lucas Matney on February 29, 2020 at 12:25 am
Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later
Lyft ramps up self-driving program
by Kirsten Korosec on February 29, 2020 at 12:12 am
A year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. “Lyft Inc. did not operate any vehicles in autonomous mode on California public roads during the reporting period,” the letter read. “As such, Lyft Inc. has no
Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications
by Anthony Ha on February 28, 2020 at 11:04 pm
A new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last year and says it has already sent hundreds of thousands of notifications. And this week, it announced that
Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams together
by Lucas Matney on February 28, 2020 at 10:45 pm
There are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer‘s sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program chat with advisors via video chat. Second, Pioneer is largely looking at companies that aren’t
SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid
by Jonathan Shieber on February 28, 2020 at 9:57 pm
SpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs valued at $117 million — remarkably low for a mission of this scale. The Psyche mission will use a Falcon Heavy rocket, which will launch
Outdoor Research MicroGravity Jacket Review: A Soft Hard-Shell
by Adrienne So on February 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
This versatile jacket from Outdoor Research uses a special material that makes it great for a variety of conditions and activities.
Gadget Lab Podcast: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
by WIRED Staff on February 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley’s influence over American workplace culture is now complete. Also, we bring you up to date on the latest cybersecurity news.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Nearly Perfect, but Too Pricey
by Julian Chokkattu on February 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Its size, some camera snags, and an absurd price tag stand in the way of Samsung's phone from reaching magnificence.
Best Pet Camera (2020): Petcube, Furbo, and More
by Kayla Matthews, Adrienne So, Louryn Strampe on February 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm
These cameras let you check up on your dog or cat—and feed them treats—over the internet.
Toy Fair 2020 Madness: Mega-Pikachu, Beanie Baby Fashion, and More
by Matt Jancer on February 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm
We had so much fun at Toy Fair 2020 this past weekend, we had to show you some more photos of the zany scene.