Google survey hints at big plans for Wear OS health tracking

Some of them will sound familiar if you’ve seen rival watches. Google asked users about automatc workout detection, irregular heartbeat alerts (much like you get on an Apple Watch), breathing exercises, reproductive cycle tracking and extensive sleep tracking features that include apnea detection and smart alarms. It also wanted to know if users are interested…

LG Display halts work at phone screen factory after coronavirus infection

While there are undoubtedly concerns this could hurt availability of LG’s own phones, it might not be the only company hit by the shutdown. LG Display makes screens for a range of companies, including some of Apple’s iPhones. A closure of just a few days could lead to shortages if there isn’t enough supply beforehand….

Courteney Cox to Star in Pilot For Starz Haunted House Comedy Shining Vale

Courteney Cox at AFI’s Lifetime Achievement gala. Photo: Alberto E Rodriguez (Getty Images) Okay, this seems fun: Starz is in the midst of producing a new horror-comedy called Shining Vale, about a tortured author taking up residence in a haunted house. And Courteney Cox of Friends fame has been tapped to star. As reported by…

Moment stops work on its Android camera app due to complexity

The app will live on in Google Play for those who want to use it, but it won’t receive updates. The developer is steering people to Filmic Pro if they want a dedicated Android app. Work on iOS, meanwhile, will continue unabated. Apple’s software is “more robust” and allows work on the new features people…

Seems These Hedge Fund Goons Want to Ditch Twitter’s CEO

Photo: Prakash Singh (Getty) After scooping up a major stake in Twitter, activist investor Elliott Management Corporation plans to oust its co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, according to recent reports. Sources familiar with the matter that requested anonymity told Bloomberg that the $40.2 billion hedge fund has nominated four directors to Twitter’s executive board, an…

A M.A.S.K. Movie Is Still Happening, and It Has a New Writer

MASK!Image: DIC M.A.S.K., the Kenner toyline about transforming war vehicles helmed by pilots in rejected sets of Destiny armor, has been on the rocky path to a film adaptation for a long time. Last we heard, it was still happening. But that was in 2018, and a lot can change in that time. But this…

Boeing didn’t conduct end-to-end tests on Starliner before its failed flight

If you’ll recall, the Starliner crew capsule that was designed to ferry astronauts to the ISS failed to enter the right orbit and dock with the station during its first test flight. Turned out the spacecraft’s onboard computer time was miscalibrated by 11 hours, so it wasn’t able to fire the thrusters that would send…

U.S. Records Its First Death from Coronavirus

The U.S. reported its first death from coronavirus on Saturday. In this photo, American citizens look out the window as they’re evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship.Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images) A patient infected with coronavirus in Washington State has died. The death, which the Washington Post reports was announced in a statement…

Warcraft’s Ben Schnetzer Is Y: The Last Man’s New Yorick

Ben Schnetzer at Cannes 2018. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) Alas, poor Yorick, we… Wait, what, we have him? Oh. Oh! Great. The last we heard about FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man, it was short one Yorick, as Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) had departed the show, leaving a TV show about the last…

Audi’s tri-motor E-Tron S electric cars will be ready to drift

The tri-motor layout should help even if you’re putting about on your daily commute. That vectoring also improves traction by shifting the rear torque to the wheel with the most grip. Your car shouldn’t squirrel around as much when you drive over an ice patch or puddle. Audi didn’t provide an update on when the…