TIL that Nintendo Switch is basically indestructible

TIL that Nintendo Switch is basically indestructible

YouTuber UnlockRiver.com drops expensive tech from great heights, just to see what happens. That’s the whole schtick for this channel. It’s great. A Nintendo Switch was the latest victim and, astonishingly, it survived a 1000-foot plummet into an asphalt parking lot. The left Joy-Con controller ripped right off and shattered, but the console itself —…

Cadillac's vehicle-to-infrastructure system can talk to traffic lights

Cadillac's vehicle-to-infrastructure system can talk to traffic lights

Cadillac’s cars are getting even chattier.  Now they can “talk” to traffic lights to let drivers know when the light is going to turn red, a feature meant to cut down on dangerous last-minute decisions. Cadillac announced this week that it successfully tested the technology, called vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication.  The V2I test comes after the…

Google's cool new art search helps even couch potatoes get cultured

Google's cool new art search helps even couch potatoes get cultured

Now you can easily explore the world’s best museums from your couch.  Google launched a new experience for searching art work from museums, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post.  “Starting today, when you search for art-related things, you’ll have access to more relevant results and the ability to dive deeper into topics of…

The NBA Finals produced the meme that conquered America

The NBA Finals produced the meme that conquered America

Don’t let this data analysis distract you from the fact that the Warriors last year became the first team in history to blow a 3-1 NBA Finals lead.  Just kidding. How could you forget? Since the Warriors snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last June (with considerable help from LeBron James), “blowing a 3-1…

Samsung's Bixby assistant is delayed again because English is hard

Samsung's Bixby assistant is delayed again because English is hard

Galaxy S8 owners are in for a bit longer of a wait before they’ll be able to use one of the smartphone’s most important features. Samsung’s highly anticipated digital assistant is delayed — again — according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.  The reason for the delay: English is just too complicated….

Here's what women in tech actually think about their employers

Here's what women in tech actually think about their employers

We know the stats: women hold about 21 percent of technical jobs at Silicon Valley’s top companies.  Many of the women who make up that 21 percent have some feedback about their employers. According to a new report from the jobs site Comparably, the biggest tech companies—and their CEOs—don’t make it to the top of…