Tom Brant

News reporter
Tom is PCMag's San Francisco-based news reporter. 
Could an Update Mean a Google Glass Resurgence?
Google

Could an Update Mean a Google Glass Resurgence?

The wearable tech got its first software update in nearly three years, but it only adds Bluetooth support and some unnamed bug fixes.
Report: Tesla Planning its Own Music Streaming Service
Tesla

Report: Tesla Planning its Own Music Streaming Service

Not content to just offer drivers Spotify access, Tesla is reportedly in talks with major record labels to create a new way for people to listen to music.
Google: 180-Degree Video Is the Future of VR
Virtual Reality

Google: 180-Degree Video Is the Future of VR

Wait, didn't a new crop of consumer 360-degree cameras just go on sale this year? Yes, but Google says its new VR180 standard is much easier to work with.
Snapchat Now Lets You Spy on Friends' Locations
Snapchat

Snapchat Now Lets You Spy on Friends' Locations

The new Snap Map has a 'ghost mode' that lets you browse a map of your friends' locations without sharing your own.
GE Plans World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Printer
General Electric

GE Plans World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Printer

The Atlas printer is designed to churn out parts up to one meter long, including entire engine blocks for automobiles.
Uber Adds In-App Tipping
Uber

Uber Adds In-App Tipping

The oft-requested feature is one of several intended to appease drivers. It'll also save riders from fumbling with their wallets.
Startup Looks to Boost VR Resolution by 70 Percent
Virtual Reality

Startup Looks to Boost VR Resolution by 70 Percent

You won't be able to buy a Varjo headset any time soon, but it promises resolutions 70 times greater than what current virtual reality headsets offer.
Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Claims.
Sustainability

Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Claims.

HP, trying to jumpstart its once-mighty consumer printing business, is investing in sustainable forests and making ink cartridges out of recycled plastic from Haiti.
Sprint Offers Year of Free Unlimited Service
Sprint

Sprint Offers Year of Free Unlimited Service

It's one of the best wireless service promotions we've seen in a long time, tempered only by the quality of Sprint's network.
Russia's U.S. Election Hacks Are Worse Than We Thought
Russia

Russia's U.S. Election Hacks Are Worse Than We Thought

Russian hackers compromised voting software in 39 states during the 2016 presidential election, far more than originally thought, according to Bloomberg.
New Strain of Malware Can Take Power Stations Offline
Malware

New Strain of Malware Can Take Power Stations Offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.
Dish Fined $280 Million for Illegal Robocalls
Dish Network

Dish Fined $280 Million for Illegal Robocalls

The company should have known that its third-party call centers were violating federal and state 'do not call' laws, a court found.
Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?
Artificial Intelligence

Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?

Autopilots already fly commercial jetliners by themselves, but pilots still have to make decisions about how to program them. Boeing wants to change that.
Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment?
Donald Trump

Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment?

A free speech advocacy group claims that President Donald Trump's Twitter account is a public forum, and therefore he cannot block anyone from it.
Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries

Don't expect to check one out for free, though. They're intended to generate interest in VR through educational experiences.
OK

This website uses cookies to allow us to see how our website and related online services are being used. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our cookie collection. More information about how we collect cookies is found here.