Tech News Today: Episode 1620 (Video)

Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss how all major suitors have pulled away from a possible offer to acquire Twitter. Google announced that mobile search results will soon be fresher and broader than desktop search. The US Department of Transportation placed a full ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with fines and possible prosecution for those who attempt to fly with one. Yahoo has re-activated the auto-forwarding feature for Yahoo Mail users looking to port their email outside of the service. The White House has open-sourced the code behind President Obama’s Facebook Messenger bot for other agencies to adapt and use.

The Mocoro, Kobi and Kirobi Mini robots take center stage and hope to become your robotic companions, while doing all of your chores. Megan’s Anki Cozmo robot stops by the studio to push blocks around, and to learn Jason’s name. Finally, Virgin America created a high-tech shoe that’s being auctioned for the Soles4Souls charity, and it’s inspired by “first class amenities.” Hosted by Megan Morrone, Jason Howell.

Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world’s leading journalists.