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Fiat Chrysler recalls 862,500 cars amid emissions probe

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Wednesday that it will recall nearly 865,000 vehicles that do not meet US emissions standards, after settling claims that it manufactured vehicles that emitted more pollution than legally allowed. The voluntary recall of 2011 through 2016 model year Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles will …

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Android Q developer beta is coming to all Pixel devices today

Google has released the first preview of Android Q to developers today in what’s become the annual tradition of an early March look at the next major version of Android. As is usually the case, today’s release is really meant for developers only. Most of the bigger, front-facing changes that …

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Google Assistant adds native support for smart blinds

Google Assistant now has native support for smart blinds. The update was first spotted by Android Police, which points out that although native support for blinds has technically existed for certain brands like the Lutron Caseta and Neo Smart Blinds, but an official API hadn’t yet been implemented. The Google …

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DNA testing company will now let users opt out of helping the FBI

At-home DNA testing site FamilyTreeDNA — which was widely criticized for working with the FBI without telling its customers — will now offer users the option to prevent law enforcement from accessing their data. In January, BuzzFeed News reported that FamilyTreeDNA let law enforcement create profiles on the site using …

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Another dating app is launching a live trivia quiz show

Scruff, a gay dating app, is launching a new live quiz show, called Hosting, that’ll live inside the app. Shockingly, and truly I’m shocked, this isn’t the first dating app to try its hand at an attached quiz show. Quiz Date Live announced its premise — a live dating show …

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Why Vivo thinks port-less phones are the future

Mobile World Congress is in the rear-view mirror, and by far the hottest topic was foldable smartphones. “Finally,” the thinking went, “we can be free of the boring and conventional phone form factor!” But that involves using flexible plastic for the bendable screens, which is likely to represent a compromise …

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Spotify files antitrust complaint over ‘Apple tax’

Spotify announced this morning that it’s filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), alleging that the iPhone maker is harming consumer choice and stifling innovation via the rules it enforces on the App Store. As Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek outlined in a blog post, the company …

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