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Google hires Shaun Stewart as the new director at its self-driving car division

Google hires Shaun Stewart as the new director at its self-driving car division

According to a Reuters report, tech giant Google has hired Airbnb's high-profile executive Shaun Stewart as the new director at its self-driving car division.

Google's hiring of Stewart comes a few weeks after the departure of Chris Urmson earlier this month. Urmson was the Chief Technical Officer and public spokesman of Google's self-driving car project, which he led till 2015, until the appointment of John Krafcik - CEO of Hyundai Motor America - as the new CEO of the self-driving car division.

Apple issues a patch to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones/iPads

Apple issues a patch to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones/iPads

On Thursday, tech giant Apple announced the release of a new patch for fixing a dangerous security vulnerability in iPhones and iPads.

The new patch has been issued by Apple against the backdrop of the findings by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab that the handset of a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident, Ahmed Mansoor, had been targeted with a hitherto unknown hacking mechanism.

Bloomberg: Apple will likely eliminate the home button on 2017 iPhone

Bloomberg: Apple will likely eliminate the home button on 2017 iPhone

According to a Bloomberg report, the 2017 model of the Apple iPhone will probably come without the iconic home button.

Apple's reported decision to do away with the home button -- to which Apple fans have become accustomed over the last nearly ten years -- on the 2017 iPhone version is apparently a part of the company's dramatic revamp of the iPhone.

AMD shares new details about its ‘Zen’ x86 core processor technology

AMD shares new details about its ‘Zen’ x86 core processor technology

At the Hot Chips 28 convention this week, AMD shared some additional details about its 'Zen' x86 core processor technology. The new details add to the information which AMD had previously released about the Zen CPU chip at a special press event during Intel's developer forum in San Francisco.

Pinterest acquires article-saving app Instapaper for undisclosed amount

Pinterest acquires article-saving app Instapaper for undisclosed amount

In a Tuesday announcement, Pinterest has revealed that it is acquiring article-saving app Instapaper. The acquisition will enable Pinterest to bring about notable improvements to the article-reading experience on its app.

The financial terms of Pinterest's acquisition of Instapaper have not been officially disclosed.

Sony to increase PlayStation Plus subscription from Sept. 22

Sony to increase PlayStation Plus subscription from Sept. 22

In a recent announcement made via the PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed that it is making an upward revision in the pricing of its PlayStation Plus online gaming service in September.

The announcement implies that the current $50-a-year membership cost of the PlayStation Plus service is scheduled to increase next month. The increased pricing will go into effect on September 22, 2016.

Facebook launches new standalone app for sharing photos/videos

Facebook launches new standalone app for sharing photos/videos

In a move which will apparently enable Facebook to win over young users, the social network is rolling out a standalone iOS app - called 'Lifestage' - for sharing photos and videos.

The new Lifestage app is basically aimed at Facebook users aged 21 years and younger. The app allows the users to post photos and videos, and also to express their likes/dislikes, emotions, and friendships. The app opens directly to a camera screen, which is a clear indication of its focus on photos and videos.

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