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Cortana now supports Google Calendar

Microsoft is now allowing its Cortana digital assistant to access Google Calendar data. The software giant has added a new Gmail connection to Cortana, which will enable the digital assistant to access Google Calendar data. If you’re a Windows 10 user that primarily uses a Gmail account, this new feature …

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Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam

Apple has acquired Shazam, the company announced today. The deal was first reported by TechCrunch last week and is worth $400 million, according to Recode. Shazam lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials from short audio clips. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be …

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American Express is getting rid of signatures for credit card purchases

American Express has announced that it will no longer require signatures for credit card purchases beginning in April 2018, joining Discover and Mastercard, which have also announced similar changes. According to Jaromir Divilek, an executive VP at American Express, the company is making the change because its “fraud capabilities have …

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Boy Band of the Future

Brockhampton is using DIY art, raw energy, and an innate understanding of online fandom to redefine one of the most loaded terms in pop music Brockhampton is not yet a household name, but it’s on its way. The LA-based group — dubbed “the internet’s first boy band” — has over …

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YouTube for Xbox One updated with 4K support

Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles are finally getting 4K YouTube support this week. It’s been a long time coming for the Xbox One S, which launched with 4K Blu-ray support but no 4K YouTube back in August 2016. Google has been slow to add 4K support for the Xbox One, but …

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Las Vegas Casinos Are Now Testing Covert Gun-Sensing Technology

Activate satellite view in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you’ll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings. Mandalay Bay. Monte Carlo. Treasure Island. The Mirage. Their blueprints put gambling at the center of everything, funneling visitors past slot machines and card tables whether they’re …

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