On this week's episode: sexism and harassment at Uber, and the renewed #DeleteUber movement as a result; the Caavo streaming box might actually fix television — if it ever comes to Canada; Samsung's chief got arrested, which is another spot on their already speckled record; Facebook is taking yet another swing at Snapchat.
-the trailer for Alto's Odyssey is out
-you can buy Snap Spectacles online now (US only)
-there's an honest-to-god rideable hoverbike
-BlackBerry is suing Nokia for patent royalties
-Dubai wants to launch autonomous flying taxi drones by July
- Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber | Susan J. Fowler
- #DeleteUber is making a comeback | The Verge — In the last 24 hours, #DeleteUber was sent out by over 1,000 Twitter users in 1,388 posts, with a potential 30,124,190 impressions, according to Keyhole. That’s almost 5 million more impressions than the weekend of January 27th, when the hashtag first started gaining steam.
- Exclusive: The Caavo streaming box is built on game-changing machine vision for TV | The Verge — Caavo has built an AI that simulates a human user to control any device you might attach to a TV
- Samsung boss Lee arrested in South Korean corruption scandal | BGR — Lee is accused of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye to obtain favors from the government needed for him to secure leadership succession at Samsung.
- Samsung rating safe after arrest | CNBC — strong metrics will continue to underpin the tech giant's credit rating
- WhatsApp’s new multimedia feature continues Facebook’s mimicry of Snapchat | The Globe and Mail — Facebook’s moves are unfolding at a critical moment for Snap.
- Watch the first trailer for Alto’s Odyssey | The Verge — We finally have our first look at the sequel to Alto’s Adventure.
- Spectacles | Snap Inc.
- World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you | The Verge — The manufacturers say they wanted to combine a motorcycle with quadcopter drone technology to create “an extreme sports instrument.”
- BlackBerry demands royalties from Nokia, files patent-infringement suit | The Globe and Mail — “BlackBerry seeks to obtain recompense for Nokia’s unauthorized use of BlackBerry’s patented technology,”
- Dubai aims to have passenger-carrying drone taxi in service in July | The Globe and Mail — Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July.
- Best Android games according to you | Android Central — By our very own Marc Lagace