Ford focuses on mobile services to help more customers escape dealership trips

/ Ford is working with dealerships to enhance mobile service options for more customers — giving them access to free vehicle pickup and delivery as well as providing on-site repairs that competing companies like Tesla offer. A Ford owner getting service at home — and looking ecstatic to not need to drive to the dealership […]

Bithumb in turmoil, Binance’s 47K law requests, Axie players down 85%: Asia Express – Cointelegraph Magazine

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments. Bithumb in turmoil  On Jan. 25, Yonhap Infomax reported that South Korean authorities had requested an arrest warrant for Kang Jong-Hyun, chairman and owner of cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, over embezzlement allegations. That same day, the Financial Investigation Second Division of the […]

New York City will require Uber and Lyft to go 100 percent electric by 2030

/ The proposed rule would likely affect an estimated 100,000 vehicles that operate in the five boroughs. And Uber and Lyft have both set the goal of transitioning to an all-electric fleet by 2030. Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Uber Eats In his State of the City speech Thursday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams […]

Spotify is back after an outage

/ While things were busted, the app either completely refused to load or wouldn’t fully play songs, and the company’s website was down. You can now get back to your music.Image: Nick Barclay / The Verge Spotify says it has recovered from an outage that took place on Thursday. While there were issues, the company […]

TikTok’s pushing its expanded DM options

/ Now TikTok users can choose to accept incoming messages from anyone — in addition to friends — or shut off their inbox entirely. Image: Nick Barclay / The Verge TikTok has been letting users know about its expanded DM options, which include the ability to let anyone message you. According to The Information, the […]

The Samsung Galaxy S23 might be able to survive a waist-high drop on concrete

/ Surprising no one, Samsung’s next phones will be the first to use Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2. This is not a Samsung Galaxy S23, but rather a puck Corning uses to test its glass.Image: Corning Samsung will officially announce its next Galaxy smartphones on February 1st, including a new Ultra — and Corning just […]

Microsoft strikes “strategic alliance” with solar manufacturer

/ The move could help Microsoft get around a big bottleneck in the solar supply chain. Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks during a climate initiative event in Redmond, Washington, on Thursday, January 16th, 2020. Image: David Ryder/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft just forged a strategic alliance with a major solar panel manufacturer to try to make […]

The Pod Generation envisions the future as an egalitarian dystopia of the soul

/ The Pod Generation wants you to really think about what ‘having it all’ means in a society defined by workplace productivity and an obsession with technology. Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rosalie Craig, and Emilia Clarke in The Pod Generation.Image: MK2 In writer / director Sophie Barthes’ peculiar new sci-fi satire The Pod Generation, there’s little doubt […]

Audi’s latest concept car is a luxury coupe that transforms into a truck

/ The Activesphere is an autonomous electric vehicle with rugged features designed for off-roading and outdoor lovers. It’s the fourth in a series of concepts that Audi says will guide its design process in the future. Image: Audi Audi’s been on a run lately with some interesting concept cars, tackling everything from a giant urban […]

This impressive tool removes watermarks in seconds

/ The AI-powered Watermark effortlessly erases watermarks on copyrighted images in seconds. Stock image platforms like Shutterstock and Adobe Stock may be content with AI while it generates cash for them, but they likely won’t be so keen on it being used to steal their assets.Image: Shutterstock / Phonlamai Photo The already-contentious relationship between AI […]