Google is shutting down Allo — The Verge – Tech Posts

Google has officially announced that it’s shutting down Allo, ending the run of yet another failed Google chat app experiment. The news isn’t entirely unsurprising, given that Google had already paused investment in Allo back in April. Back then, the head of the communications group at Google, Anil Sabharwal, noted that “[Allo] as a whole…

via Google is shutting down Allo — The Verge – Tech Posts

Advertisements

Scribd partners with The New York Times for a cheaper joint subscription — The Verge – Tech Posts

If you already have or are looking into a subscription for The New York Times, then Scribd has a bundle for you that’s a great deal: for $12.99 a month, you can subscribe to both NYT and Scribd. Scribd is an unlimited reading subscription service that enables you to read books, newspapers, and magazines, as…

via Scribd partners with The New York Times for a cheaper joint subscription — The Verge – Tech Posts

Twitter spammed people’s phones with cryptic notifications — The Verge – Tech Posts

Twitter, the Bluth Company of Silicon Valley social networks, kicked off Tuesday by sending users incomprehensible text strings via push notification. A wide range of Twitter users tweeted their notifications, which consisted of long strings of numbers and lowercase letters, followed by a colon and another number. Maybe it’s a random burst of data. Maybe…

via Twitter spammed people’s phones with cryptic notifications — The Verge – Tech Posts

Tesla is bringing back its wireless smartphone charger at a discount — The Verge – Tech Posts

Tesla has started informing customers that its wireless smartphone charger, which quickly went out of stock late last month, will be returning to its online store at a roughly $15 discount, with the electric car maker citing a larger manufacturing quantity as the reason for the price drop. Owners of the charger have been posting…

via Tesla is bringing back its wireless smartphone charger at a discount — The Verge – Tech Posts

Google Goggles is dead; long live Google Lens — The Verge – Tech Posts

Google Goggles was launched in 2009, an early example of Google’s ambition to make the visual world as searchable as the internet. Times have changed though, and with the unveiling this year of the faster, slicker, deep learning-powered Google Lens, it’s time to take the goggles off for good. As spotted by Android Police, Google…

via Google Goggles is dead; long live Google Lens — The Verge – Tech Posts