Lyft tries offering free bike-share passes to hospital workers

Lyft is offering free, 30-day bike-share passes to critical workers in New York City, Chicago and Boston. This should help people who still have to get to work during the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep them safe, Lyft says it is ramping up its cle...

Entertainers pivot to video as coronavirus shutters clubs

The Coronavirus pandemic is quickly converting America into a nation of shut-ins, resulting in the closing of nightclubs, dance halls and comedy rooms. Like many other professions, this has put thousands of performers, musicians and stand-up comics i...

Staples is opening podcast studios in six Boston stores

Staples' latest ploy to get people into its retail stores is podcast recording booths. This week, the podcasting company Speaker announced that it's bringing recording spaces to six Staples stores in the Boston area. The booths are part of a new Stap...

Google’s Waze-like app for public transit hits five more cities

Last year, Google incubator Area 120 announced a public transit app that works in a similar way to Waze. Users of Pigeon report transit information to help others know if they're likely to face delays or other issues. Until now, it's only been availa...

Uber and Lyft admit they’re making city traffic worse

Uber and Lyft may be competitors but as the two major ridesharing companies, they also have a lot in common -- including the challenges they face. To better understand their role in city traffic patterns, the companies jointly sponsored a study to de...

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is available for pre-order at Verizon

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. You'll need access to 5G connections to get the most out of the device of course, so the provider has also named 20 more cities in which it will turn on its mobi...

Verizon plans to roll out its 5G mobile network in 30 cities this year

At Samsung's Unpacked event Wednesday, it emerged Verizon is getting a short-term exclusive on Samsung's first 5G phone, the Galaxy S10 5G. To make sure people can use the handset and other 5G phones as intended, the provider plans to turn on its 5G...