Best tech Stories around the web #108

On the program this week: the main announces of Google keynote, the Paris Auto Show, a new flexible battery for a bendable phone and the unexpected start of Facebook Marketplace.

Google Pixel phones, Daydream View and Chromecast Ultra: Everything Google just announced by

It feels like forever since the first rumors about Google's announcements for this event started cropping up, but now we can finally lay at least some of them to rest. Just joining us? Here's what you've missed thus far. Read more

This Year’s Paris Auto Show is Très Électrisant by

Tesla Motors dominates the electric car market, at least in terms of the amount of attention the small-scale car builder gets. But the mainstream auto industry is sitting up and taking notice. In a world of tightening emissions standards, and even city-wide bans of internal combustion engines, they’ve collectively decided that electric cars are the answer. Read more

Panasonic's new flexible batteries could one day power a bendable phone by

Panasonic's new flexible batteries could one day power a bendable phone by the

If we want truly flexible smartphones, we’re going to eventually need some flexible batteries to power them. Fortunately, Panasonic is moving us a step closer to the dream of a bendable phone with its new flexible lithium-ion batteries. Read more

Facebook Marketplace Goes Wrong: Sex, Guns and Baby Hedgehogs by

On Monday morning, Facebook introduced Marketplace, a new section on its mobile app that allowed its users to buy and sell things with their friends and strangers. By the evening, the social giant was apologizing for an issue with the section, which featured some posts that would not have been out of place on the online black market Silk Road, which was shut down by the F.B.I. in 2013. Illegal drugs. Dogs. Guns. Sexual services. Baby hedgehogs. Selling all of these items and services on Facebook goes against the site’s commerce policy. And all of them were available on Marketplace on Monday. Read more