Forget Android Auto, Polestar’s new EV has Google built into the car

A backside look at the upcoming Polestar 2 EV.

On Wednesday, Volvo’s performance brand debuted its first all-electric car, the Polestar 2. But the new  Tesla Model 3 competitor is causing a stir in the auto industry not only for its performance, but for being the first car to feature Google’s native version of Android built for cars. The first Polestar vehicle (aptly named Polestar 1) was a plug-in hybrid two-door coupe that came out in 2017. The brand’s second car is a bit more practical with four doors

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Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists? – TechCrunch

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists? – TechCrunch

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, even without Facebook being fined a dime. The FCO’s decision instead bans the social network from linking user data across different platforms it owns, unless

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Google employees across the globe are walking out now to protest sexual harassment – TechCrunch

Google employees across the globe are walking out now to protest sexual harassment – TechCrunch

Google employees are fed up with the search giant’s lack of transparency when it comes to handling sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. This morning, thousands of Googlers from San Francisco to Dublin are walking out in hopes of bringing real change to the company. The protest follows a New York Times report last week that revealed Google had provided Android co-creator Andy Rubin a $90 million payout package despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. The protestors have five

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Red Dead’s Companion App Is Great, And You Should Definitely Use It

Red Dead's Companion App Is Great, And You Should Definitely Use It

The map updates in real-time, so it’ll always be showing your location and heading, as well as everything else, from your horse to bad guys to mission markers. It doesn’t take long with Red Dead Redemption 2 before you run into a Kirk Hamilton-sized conundrum: do you play with the HUD on, and experience the Old West through health meters and radars, or do you turn all that off and do things the pretty/pure/hard way. We’ve spent years debating the

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WhatsApp is finally adding stickers – TechCrunch

WhatsApp is finally adding stickers – TechCrunch

WhatsApp is finally adding stickers to its hugely popular messaging app. The company said today that support for stickers will roll out to Android and iOS users over “the coming weeks.” Initially, the app’s 1.5 billion users will have a seemingly limited selection with the first packs provided by WhatsApp’s own design team and some “other artists” chosen by the company. However, that’s likely to change in the future since WhatsApp will allow anyone to add stickers that can be used

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Candy Crush Friends Saga is the latest iteration of the sugary puzzler

Candy Crush Friends Saga is available now for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Candy Crush Friends Saga is available now for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.Image: KING By Jake Krol2018-10-11 04:01:00 UTC You’ve likely fallen into Candy Crush addiction or know someone who’s been affected. There’s a new Candy Crush in town, ready to sink its claws into anyone looking for their newest mobile puzzler fix. Candy

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'Fortnite' to increase profits on Android by bypassing Google Play

'Fortnite' to increase profits on Android by bypassing Google Play

When Fortnite comes to Android, you won’t be able to download it through the Google Play app store. Instead, Android owners who want in on some Fortnite action will have to download the game through developer Epic Games’ website, The Verge reported Friday and Epic Games confirmed. Despite the fact that most Android users get most of their apps from the Google Play store, the reasoning behind Epic’s decision isn’t all that complicated. According to a statement from Epic Games

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LG V35 ThinQ review: A flagship phone that's afraid to lead

LG V35 ThinQ review: A flagship phone that's afraid to lead

LG V35 ThinQ $899.99 View Product The Good Fast performance • Ultra-thin design that’s comfortable to hold The Bad Photo quality doesn’t impress and often has exaggerated color • AI features are limited and not exclusive to the device The Bottom Line The LG V35 ThinQ has a sleek design paired with some fast-performing software. However, it falls short with an exaggerated camera and lackluster AI features. Mashable Score3.5 Cool Factor3.0 Learning Curve4.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 The LG

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