Remember that today is the worst day in the tech-media calendar: April Fools. Anything dumb or frivolous is likely just a company’s efforts to inject some corporation-approved ‘fun’ / troll baiting into their day-to-day work. Stay skeptical, stay safe for the next 24 hours, please.
A bizarre mystery of 90s-era kitsch phones washing ashore in France has been solved.
If you can barely even recall the days when people mocked the AirPods because they look just like their wired brethren, we don’t blame you. They’ve shot up in popularity over the past couple of years, and according to new findings by Counterpoint Research, they’re still the dominant true wireless earbuds available despite a couple of shifts in the market. According to Counterpoint’s estimates, 12.5 million wireless headphones shipped in the fourth quarter of 2018, and Apple was responsible for most of them: The tech giant held a 60 percent market share.
Google has added a Snake game to Google Maps — play the classic with a major-cities theme, this time. You’ll play as an ever-growing double-decker bus snapping up passengers in London, for example, while you’ll play as a cable car in San Francisco or a commuter train in Tokyo.
Apple’s senior director in platform architecture, Gerard Williams III, left the company last month after nine years, according to CNET. He might not be the most recognizable name from the tech giant, but he held a very important position for a company that’s making it a point to design more and more of its own components.
But wait, there’s more…
- Finished Atari VCS design pays homage to its 2600 roots
- A Russian drone hunts other drones with a shotgun
- Care.com pulls nearly 47,000 daycare listings following report
- This week in tech history: Three years of Oculus figuring out VR
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