Posts Tagged: tests

Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram

After an abrupt exit by Instagram's founders, there have been reports that they weren't always happy with being seen as one of Facebook's apps, instead of a standalone platform. With curious timing, TechCrunch reports that at least one user, Jane Man…
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Twitter tests personalized ‘unfollow’ recommendations

Twitter works best when you have a perfectly-curated follower list. For many, it's an evolving process as their interests and opinions — and those of the people they follow — slowly change. For years, Twitter has recommended "Who to Follow," but as…
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Arizona governor suspends Uber’s self-driving car tests

As the investigation into last week's fatal crash where an autonomous Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ, the state's governor has suspended Uber's permission to test its cars there. While the company had already halted testing nati…
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Lyft tests ‘all-access’ subscriptions for riders

The next development in ride hailing services could be subscriptions, as Lyft recently emailed a number of riders invites to its "All Access" program. While the specific plans offered to each person varied, the idea is that by paying a weekly or mont…
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China will allow self-driving car tests on public roads

China is opening up its roads to self-driving cars. The Beijing Municipal Transport Commission released a statement today saying that on certain roads and under certain conditions, companies registered in China will be able to test their autonomous v…
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Twitter tests a feature that simplifies your tweetstorms

Tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter these days — it's not uncommon to see someone shout "thread" and point to a mammoth 30-tweet piece of political commentary. Whether or not you feel that's the best use of Twitter, it could soon be much easier to…
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Google tests vacation rental filter alongside hotel search results

Last year, Google issued some updates that made it easier to track down flight and hotel deals and it has recently been testing an option that would bring up vacation rentals when users search for hotels. The new feature shows up under the "Accommoda…
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BBC tests 4K iPlayer with ‘Planet Earth II’

For four glorious minutes, Brits will be able to watch Planet Earth II in 4K. The broadcaster is releasing some "experimental footage" in the ultra HD resolution today, which viewers can watch until "early next year" on a small list of compatible TVs…
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