Google finally has a plan to fix Android’s texting problem.
This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and bring its features up to par with other popular messaging apps like Apple’s iMessage.
Google being Google, though, the plan is much more complicated than simply improving its own Android Messages app (though that’s certainly part of it). Instead, Google is beginning what will be a years-long effort to get carriers and phone makers to all agree to work together and commit to using the same standard for messaging, called Rich Communications Services (RCS). Read more…
After years of languishing under Yahoo’s (and, more recently, Oath’s) ownership, Flickr has finally found a buyer.
Image hosting company SmugMug announced Friday that it’d acquired Flickr for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which was first reported by USA Today, comes as Yahoo’s parent company, Oath, looks to slim down the company’s holdings.
Smooth and sturdy • Good grips and easy controls • Sitting and standing options • LCD screen shows speed and charge • Comfortable seat
Short range • Slow acceleration • Heavy
The Bottom Line
If you’ve got a short commute, and are willing to lug 40 pounds around, Ancheer’s e-scooter for women is a great ride.
Bang for the Buck3.0
All over the country, but particularly on the West Coast, e-scooter startups are descending. From “Spinning” to “Birding,”electric scooters are all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to see why. They don’t get stuck in traffic, they’re faster than walking, they smell better than the bus, and bikes are so last century. So when I received an email asking me to try the newest “e-scooter for women,” I couldn’t help but inquire further. Read more…
While April 22 isn’t typically a huge shopping holiday, you didn’t think Amazon was about to not use this as an excuse to have a giant sale, did you? In honor of Earth Day, save big on select used tech items across the site. Sales end at 11:59 pm PST on April 22.
Look, we get it. Cybersecurity is hard. But maybe, just maybe, a conference dedicated to computer security and encryption should know better than to leave attendee information exposed via its conference mobile app.
As the RSA Conference winds down today in San Francisco organizers have been forced to acknowledge that all has not been right with their own house. Specifically, a security engineer looking into the RSA Conference Mobile App discovered that at least some user information was exposed to anyone who knew where to look. Read more…