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Say hello to Android 9 Pie

The nickname for Android 9 is “Pie.” It’s not the most inspired of Android names, but it’ll do. What really matters at the end of the day are the new features in Pie — and there are plenty of those. If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to ...

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Five Cool Things About the Rimac C_Two

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LOS ANGELES, California — For those fearing an electric car future of boring pods, Rimac offers something to assuage those worries. The Rimac C_Two supercar has the right stuff to stir the soul of even the most anti-EV car enthusiast. We were invited to the Petersen Automotive Museum to take ...

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Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network

Nokia’s FttC DPU (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Nokia has revealed to ZDNet that it has deployed a software-defined access network (SDAN) solution across the fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company. Nokia said the solution utilises its open-source cloud-based Altiplano software platform, and is designed to manage customer ...

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15 names that would have been better than Android Pie

Let’s say, hypothetically, that you make a mobile operating system, and somewhere along the line, you decided whimsically to name major updates after alphabetical dessert foods. What a fun idea! Sure, some letters will prove harder than others. “K” and “O” are admittedly tough, but that’s nothing that little bit ...

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Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat

Facebook is diving deeper into in-house game development with the launch of its own version of Snapchat’s multiplayer augmented reality video chat games. Today, Facebook Messenger globally launches its first two AR video chat games that you can play with up to six people. “Don’t Smile” is like a staring ...

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6 million users had installed third-party Twitter clients

Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred by many power users by saying that “less than 1%” of Twitter developers were using these old APIs. Twitter is correct in its characterization of the size of this ...

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