Youtube For Android Testing Swipe Gestures For Skipping Videos

YouTube For Android Testing Swipe Gestures For Skipping Videos

YouTube on mobile devices currently supports gestures such as double tapping either end of the video, where upon doing so, users will be able to skip forwards or backwards in a video. However there is currently no gesture that will let users skip the entire video, save for the user clicking another video.

However according to a post on Google+ by user Joe Kelly (via 9to5Google), it seems that YouTube is testing out a new feature on Android which lets users skip an entire video by swiping. Note that this swiping not only skips the entire video, but the page as well where basically the entire page changes, including its description, like/dislike/share buttons, suggested videos, and so on.

Samsung Possibly Testing Android Go Smartphone For Select Markets

Samsung Possibly Testing Android Go Smartphone For Select Markets


Google announced Android Go last year. It’s an iteration of the company’s mobile operating system that’s meant for low-end devices with less than 1GB of RAM. The operating system and accompanying lightweight apps are optimized for low-end devices to provide a good user experience. ZTE was among the first companies to launch an Android Go smartphone and it appears that Samsung might have one in the pipeline as well.

Samsung wasn’t a part of Google’s Android One program and while it’s yet to confirm if it will be launching an Android Go smartphone, word on the street is that the company does have one in the pipeline.

2018 Nissan Leaf Beats Rebadged Bolt In Euro Ncap Crash Testing

2018 Nissan Leaf beats rebadged Bolt in Euro NCAP crash testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf small electric hatchback looks like it will be a very safe choice for buyers. And we mean that very literally. Euro NCAP, the organization responsible for crash tests and safety ratings in Europe tested the Leaf and gave it five stars out of five for overall safety. The safety rating is based on four categories with a maximum score of 100 percent in any one. The Leaf earned a 93 percent for adult occupant safety, 86 percent for children, 71 percent for pedestrians, and 71 percent for safety assists.

In comparison with the Chevy Bolt EV, known as the Opel or Vauxhall Ampera-e in Europe, the Leaf wins out. The Bolt/Ampera-e got four stars, and its scores of 82 percent and 73 percent for adult and child safety respectively are clearly worse. The GM electric did get better pedestrian and assist scores of 75 and 72 percent respectively, though.

Google Could Be Testing Iphone X-like Gestures For Android P

Google Could Be Testing iPhone X-Like Gestures For Android P

With Apple removing the home button on the iPhone X, they had to come up with new ways for users to interact with the phone when it comes to multitasking, taking screenshots, launching Siri, and so on. So Apple came up with gestures specific to the iPhone X to accomplish that, and this is something Google is apparently exploring.

According to reports, it seems that Google might have hinted at such gestures on its Android blog where in the screenshot above and to the left, it shows what appears to be a navigation bar at the bottom of the display similar to that of the new "home button" on the iPhone X. What made it even more suspicious is that Google removed and edited said screenshot afterwards, resulting in the screenshot in the image above to the right.

Toyota Stops Testing Self-driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash

Toyota Stops Testing Self-Driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash


A self-driving car owned by Uber was involved in an accident yesterday morning which resulted in the death of a pedestrian. As the investigation continues, Uber has grounded its entire fleet of self-driving cars until further notice. Toyota, the car manufacturer that just until a few days ago was said to be in negotiations to source self-driving car technology from Uber, has now decided to stop testing its self-driving cars on public roads as well.

Toyota has confirmed that it’s halting the tests of its "Chauffeur" self-driving tech on public roads in the United States in the wake of yesterday’s fatal accident. The car was in autonomous mode at the time of the accident and had a human safety driver behind the wheel.

Toyota Pauses Self-driving Car Testing Amid Uber Accident Probe

Toyota pauses self-driving car testing amid Uber accident probe

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it will pause autonomous vehicle testing following an accident in which an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. Separately, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix said it was awaiting the results of an investigation by Tempe police of the fatality before reviewing whether any charges should be filed. The Tempe police chief has told the San Francisco Chronicle that a preliminary look at video of the fatal crash indicates "that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident.

Toyota Research Institute is the company arm in charge of developing self-driving cars, with testing being conducted in California and Michigan. Toyota had reportedly been in talks with Uber to purchase the company's autonomous vehicle technology.

Japan's 'supreme' Bullet Train Enters Testing

Japan's 'Supreme' Bullet Train Enters Testing

Japan is popular for a great many things and the Shinkansen is one of them. Better known as the bullet train, the Shinkansen lets you cover great distances in a relatively short period of time compared to normal, slower trains. The country has now unveiled a prototype "Supreme" version of its Shinkansen bullet train capable of hitting 186 miles per hour. This version of its bullet train is expected to enter service prior to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Central Japan Railway's N700S series trains retain the iconic bullet train nose profile but opt for a sharper look. Moreover, there are power sockets for every seat and luggage racks that light up. The seats themselves have been improved with new fabric and more recline. There's 15 percent more legroom for passengers in first or green class as well.

Hulu Testing 'live Tv' Streams At 60 Fps On The Nintendo Switch

Hulu Testing 'Live TV' Streams At 60 FPS On The Nintendo Switch

As you might have heard, Hulu is the first video streaming service to launch on the Nintendo Switch, although we wouldn't be surprised if others were to be added at a later date. Now one of the features of Hulu is Live TV and in an announcement by the company on Reddit, they are now testing out 60fps streams for the feature.

According to Hulu, "By offering our live streams at this frame rate, our goal is to provide a significantly more immersive viewing experience for Live TV. You'll notice the difference most when watching sports or news, so we're excited to have this in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics and March Madness (NBC and Turner channels, respectively)."

New Bmw 3 Series Spied Testing With Z4, Toyota Supra And Porsche 911

New BMW 3 Series spied testing with Z4, Toyota Supra and Porsche 911

The current F30 generation BMW 3 Series is nearing the end of its life. BMW's smallest sedan debuted in late 2011. Since then, both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 have undergone a full redesign. The same goes for the 3 Series larger siblings, the 5 Series and 7 Series sedans. It appears a new model is on the way, and our spy photographer caught it undergoing winter testing with a very eclectic group of friends.

We caught a glimpse of the new BMW M3 late last year. As much as we enjoy the hopped up variant, it's not going to be the model's volume seller. Compared to that car, the regular 3 Series appears to sit slightly higher. These photos may show the all-wheel drive xDrive model. Those tend to sit slightly higher than their rear-wheel drive siblings. The fenders are more narrow and the bumpers are less aggressive. Still, with the split grille and now instantly recognizable lighting, it's obvious what's resting under the camouflage.

Motogp: Movistar Yamaha Tops The Second Day Of Testing In Sepang 2018

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha Tops the Second Day of Testing in Sepang 2018The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were back on track today to continue work at the first official IRTA test of the 2018 season, held at the Sepang International Circuit. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi again worked diligently to improve their 2018 YZR-M1s, and the results echoed the positive rider feedback. They finished the second day in first and second place respectively.

Heavily Updated 2019 Toyota Corolla Im Spied Testing Again

Heavily Updated 2019 Toyota Corolla iM Spied Testing Again

The heavily updated Toyota Corolla iM hatchback has been spied testing in Los Angeles prior to its debut.

The Corolla iM, formerly referred to as the Scion iM, was rolled into Toyota’s lineup after the automaker killed off the Scion brand for 2017. Despite the Corolla iM being only three years old, it’s already due for an update thanks to its relation to the global variant, the Toyota Auris, which was introduced abroad back in 2012. The regular Corolla isn’t due for an update until 2020, so any changes applied to the iM version should give us an idea of what to expect from sedan going forward.