Google plans child-friendly products

Google plans child-friendly products

4 December 2014 Last updated at 11:23 The child-friendly products will let parents keep an eye on web use Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report. Pavni Diwanji, Google’s vice-president of engineering who is heading the project, revealed the plans in an […]

Emergency call system for new cars

Emergency call system for new cars

4 December 2014 Last updated at 17:36 The system has been tested around Europe An emergency call system dubbed eCall will be installed in all new cars from March 2018 under an agreement reached at the European Parliament. The system will send an automated call to the emergency services in the event of an accident. […]

Getting rid of football’s boring bits

Getting rid of football’s boring bits

For years Match of the Day has satisfied impatient football fans by condensing a 90 minute match into a handy chunk of highlights. But that requires a very patient man or woman to select the most important periods of play. Now scientists in Spain are trying to make that work easier by getting a computer […]

Feedly for Android – version 25 is out

Feedly for Android – version 25 is out

We just pushed out a new release of feedly for Android. Here is the change log: Higher resolution images Fewer crashes and freezes New settings theme (Holo Light and Material Light) New twitter sharing (retirement of the feedly URL shortening) Download it now (free) Happy reading! /Edwin, Seb, Michal

CBS goes dark on Dish Network in NYC and LA

CBS goes dark on Dish Network in NYC and LA

After a number of extensions, negotiations on a new contract between Dish Network and CBS have fallen apart, and the broadcaster’s signals are no longer available on the service in several major markets. That accounts for markets where CBS owns the stations, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Dallas, Denver, Boston, Chicago, […]

6 apps for saying something when you have nothing to say

6 apps for saying something when you have nothing to say

Tweeting, texting, and other forms of messaging have rapidly taken over our communications, but sometimes even 140 characters is too much. A slew of new apps are pushing to slim conversations down to little more than an acknowledgement or quick drawing. This race started with the introduction of Yo in April, and it doesn’t seem […]

Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ level creator just got a lot crazier

Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ level creator just got a lot crazier

We got a chance to go hands on with Mario Maker at E3 this past June and it was pretty awesome even if it felt a little bit, well, safe. New footage that premiered at tonight’s The Game Awards in Las Vegas blew our previous conceptions out of the water, though. From the looks of […]

Disney Research crafts a more realistic way to capture the human eye

Disney Research crafts a more realistic way to capture the human eye

We’re keen on checking in with the folks at Disney Research from time to time to see what crazy projects its been working on. At SIGGRAPH Asia this week, the outfit is presenting recent work in crafting more detailed 3D-rendered eyes. In order to properly capture all the details needed to make things appear realistic […]

Why Amsterdam means business

Why Amsterdam means business

With the recent news that Uber are about to open shop in the heart of Amsterdam, we wanted to take the chance to offer our own perspective on the (in)famous city. Perhaps only a small portion of our readers know this, but The Next Web’s headquarters can also be found in the same small city. However, […]

Our Hack Battle kicks off tomorrow! Last chance to sign up

Our Hack Battle kicks off tomorrow! Last chance to sign up

Developers! Are you in need of something fun to do this weekend? Or do your existing plans pale in comparison to a two day TNW Hack Battle, hosted at AlleyNYC in New York? There’s still time to sign up! For 36 hours, we’ll be bringing together an exclusive group of international coders, some of the […]

Netflix is testing a “Tweet Me a Reminder” button on Twitter for new episodes

Netflix is testing a “Tweet Me a Reminder” button on Twitter for new episodes

It can be hard to remember when new content is streaming online – you don’t get assaulted with loud commercials nearly as much as on TV, after all –  but it looks like Netflix and Twitter now want to make your life easier by tweeting you reminders. User @RichBTIG spotted a new ‘Tweet Me a Reminder’ button under a […]

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