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Uber & Lyft offer in-app safety reminders

Published on 04/19/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Following the death of a college student by someone posing as her Uber driver, the ride-share apps have rolled out in-app safety features. For Uber, it reminds users to check the license plate, make, and model as well as confirming the driver’s profile photo and name. Lyft is adding continuous background checks for their drivers as well as enhanced identity verification.

Galaxy Fold test devices are breaking

Published on 04/18/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Multiple test users claim the issues of the foldable smartphone all pertain to the foldable design but cite various problems. Samsung has issued a statement claiming there are just a few cases while hinting improper use may be to blame.

Apple store has bed bugs

Published on 04/17/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The brand’s 5th Avenue store has been apparently dealing with the bed bugs for weeks while not telling any customers. This has obviously sparked outrage in employees who have had to store their belongings in plastic bags while on shift.

Notre Dame fire finally out

Published on 04/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
After a 12-hour struggle, nearly 400 firefighters in Paris did all they could to save what was left of Notre Dame. Luckily, prominent statues had been removed last week for renovations while the fire seems to have spared the 18th-century organ.

Lyft ditches e-bikes in some cities

Published on 04/15/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The ride-share company has pulled back their e-bike service after recalls in Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare, and Ford GoBike for braking issues. This affects New York, Washington, and San Francisco.

Facebook ships VR headsets with easter egg messages

Published on 04/12/2019 @ 4 PM EST
In another slip from Facebook, they've accidentally shipped "tens of thousands" of VR headsets with unintended writing on internal components. Getting ahead of the press, head of VR products Nate Mitchell explains the phrases include "Big Brother Is Watching" and "This Space for Rent."