The next iPhone creates animated emoji from your facial expressions

You may already know that the next iPhone will use face detection for all kinds of clever tricks, but here's one you probably weren't expecting: customized emoji. The 9to5Mac crew has discovered that leaked "gold master" iOS 11 firmware includes refe…

Amazon widens its retail footprint with Kohl’s partnership

Sometimes when you're down on your luck, you have to strike a deal with the enemy. That's what Kohl's is doing by partnering up with Amazon, ostensibly its biggest online rival, to sell Amazon hardware. The department store chain plans to open 1,000-…

iOS 11 leak reveals the LTE-enabled Apple Watch

A copy of iOS 11 in its final development stage has leaked online, and 9to5mac has dissected the software to reveal the secrets we're bound to hear during Apple's upcoming event. One of the publication's most notable discoveries is an image of what s…

Recommended Reading: Hollywood is really mad at Rotten Tomatoes


Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes
Brooks Barnes,
The New York Times

The film scores tallied by Rotten Tomatoes are what many moviegoers use to decide how to spend their money. As you might expect, this doesn't make some folks in Hollywood too happy. In…

Dear Hollywood, we don’t need classics like ‘Terminator 2’ in 3D

Terminator 2: Judgement Day is one of the greatest films ever made. So what's the point of adding a 3D veneer to bring it back to theaters? Not much, it turns out. In exchange for a slight touch of artificial depth, I found the remaster darker and oc…

A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think

I'm extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me more of a John Deere tractor than the cars that currently fill our cities and interstates. After…

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We're looking back at some of the week's big stories — remember that time Equifax coughed up millions of social security numbers? — plus the latest news, like word of a new Futurama epi…

Volvo buys premium app-based valet service Luxe

Volvo has just acquired the app-based valet service Luxe, which let users coordinate a driver to park, wash and refuel their car. But the Swedish automaker didn't pick it up just to convenience its customers — it wants Luxe's technology and engineer…