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Facebook Strikes Deal With Universal Music Group So You Can Put Songs In Videos

Facebook just made a deal with Universal Music Group. This means that soon, Facebook users will be able to upload videos with copyrighted music and not get taken down afterward.

Tech December 24, 2017

Apple Now Being Sued For Intentionally Throttling iPhone Performance

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple over its iPhone-throttling behavior. The plaintiff argues that the company employs this practice so as to force consumers to upgrade to newer phones every year.

Tech December 22, 2017

Hisense Smart TVs Adding Amazon Alexa Service In 2018

Hisense has announced that it is partnering with Amazon to bring the e-retailers digital assistant, Alexa, to some of its 2018 Smart TVs. The company will reveal which smart TVs get Alexa support at CES 2018.

Tech January 4, 2018

Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of Alphabet

Longtime Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt will step down as Executive Chairman of Alphabet. Schmidt joined the company in 2001 as CEO.

Tech December 24, 2017

Full Version Of Civilization VI Comes Out For iPad

‘Civilization VI’ is now out for the iPad. It is the first time that the full game from the ‘Civilization’ series is released in a mobile format.

Tech December 25, 2017

Wearables Market Will Double Its Growth By 2021

A new report is showing that the global wearables market will double by 2021. Shipments will rise from 113.2 to 222.4 million in the next four years.

Tech December 25, 2017

Apple Now Requires iOS Games Like 'Hearthstone' And 'Clash Royale' To Reveal Loot Box Odds

In revised guidelines for the App Store, Apple now requires iOS games to disclose the odds of loot boxes. Games that will be affected by the provision include 'Hearthstone,' 'Clash Royale,' 'The Simpsons Tapped Out,' and 'South Park: Phone Destroyer.'

Tech December 22, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Update Brings December Android Security Patch

Samsung has started pushing an update for the Galaxy Note 5, adding the December Android security patch. The OTA update is rolling out gradually, but should not take too long to reach all devices.

Tech December 23, 2017

South Korea Investigates Possible Involvement Of North Korea In Latest Bitcoin Hack

Authorities suspect North Korea is involved in the latest cyber attack incident. Hackers targeted a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange company named Youbit, which filed for bankruptcy after the attack.

Tech December 22, 2017

Facebook Replaces 'Disputed Flags' With 'Related Articles' To Fight Against Fake News

Facebook continues its fight against fake news and announced new measures to ensure that false information has little or no chance of getting spread around. Key changes are up for immediate implementation on the site.

Tech December 21, 2017

Amazon Prime Video Is The tvOS App That Had The Most First-Week Downloads Ever

Following its Dec. 6 debut on tvOS, the Amazon Prime Video app made history as the most downloaded application ever during its initial week. The record-breaking feat further highlighted the renewed business relationship between Apple and Amazon.

Tech December 21, 2017

Windows 10 Facial Recognition Tricked By Printed Photo: Here's How To Protect Yourself

Researchers from German security firm SYSS discovered that Windows Hello, the facial recognition system of Windows 10, may be tricked using a printed photo with modifications. Here's how you can protect yourself from an attack using the exposed method.

Tech December 21, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Gets Web Browsers So You Can Bypass Google’s YouTube Ban

Amazon has found a way for users to access YouTube on Fire TV devices. As Google bans YouTube from Amazon’s products, Firefox is here to the rescue.

Tech December 21, 2017

Netflix Now Streams HDR Video On Windows 10, But You’ll Need These Requirements First

Windows 10 users can now stream HDR films and TV shows on Netflix, but first, they must have the proper requirements, such as an Intel Kaby Lake-powered machine and the right subscription plan.

Tech December 22, 2017

Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year?

Apple developers might soon start building apps that run on both iOS and macOS. If true, Apple wouldn’t be the first to take a cross-platform approach to apps, but it will still be a big deal.

Tech December 23, 2017

You Won't Be Able To Upload MP3 Files To Amazon Music Storage Anymore In 2019

The Amazon Music digital locker will see a significant overhaul in 2018. On Jan. 15, Amazon intends to cease subscription plans to its online music service. Music that is already uploaded can be played and downloaded until January 2019.

Tech December 20, 2017

3-D Printing To The Rescue Of US Military. Printing Drones On Demand Is On Its Way

A new technology developed through the joint efforts of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps will allow the U.S. warfighters to develop its own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Tech January 3, 2018

Confirmed: Apple Throttles iPhone Performance, But Not For The Reason You Think

It's now confirmed that iPhones slow down as they age, but it's to avoid random shutdown issues, and not to force users to upgrade. However, the fact remains: Apple is throttling iPhones.

Tech December 21, 2017

Amazon Files ‘AmazonTube’ Trademark Amid Google YouTube Feud

The Amazon and Google battle has gone a step further with Amazon filing a trademark for “AmazonTube.” This came after Google pulled YouTube service from Amazon devices.

Tech December 23, 2017

Magic Leap One Finaly Unveiled: Here's What We Know So Far About The Augmented Reality Glasses

Magic Leap has finally unveiled its first augmented reality product. Named the Magic Leap One, the AR system is made up of the Lightwear glasses, the Lightpack external computer, and a handheld controller.

Tech December 21, 2017

Apple TV And Roku Won't Get YouTube TV Until Q1 2018

Apple TV and Roku devices were supposed to get YouTube TV apps by the end of this year, but that won't happen. According to a new report, the apps are delayed until the first quarter of 2018.

Tech December 21, 2017

Uber Classified As Transport Service In Europe: Why Is This Bad For The Company?

The Court of Justice of the European Union just issued its final verdict in a multi-year case, classifying Uber as a transport service. This means that Uber has to comply with tighter transport regulations in the EU Member States.

Tech December 20, 2017

iPhone X Will Make Samsung Up To $22 Billion Richer In 2018

Samsung's projected earnings are estimated to reach up to $22 Billion in 2018. Apple continues to source its OLED components from the aforementioned company for the iPhone X.

Tech December 21, 2017

Virgin Hyperloop One Sets New Speed Record

The team behind the Virgin Hyperloop One startup announced their latest milestone. The energy-efficient experimental transport system reportedly broke its previous speed record.

Tech December 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 Benchmark Scores Leak: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 5 GB RAM, And More Revealed

A Geekbench test listing for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has surfaced online, giving information about the phone’s performance. It looks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and a 5 GB of RAM are highly likely.

Tech December 21, 2017

Nokia 9 Specs Revealed: 5.5-Inch OLED Display, Snapdragon 835, And Android 8.0 Oreo

HMD Global's new handset was recently cleared by the FCC. The Nokia 9 is expected to become the company's latest flagship model to replace the Nokia 8.

Tech December 21, 2017

'123456' Is Still The Most Common Password In 2017, But The List Now Includes 'starwars'

The most common passwords are the most popular passwords, but they're also the worst passwords. Now the results are in for 2017, and that means you should never use any one of these combinations, especially '123456' and 'starwars.'

Tech December 20, 2017

Google: By 2018, New Apps Must Target Android Oreo, And By 2019, Play Store Apps Must Support 64-Bit

Developers now have to follow new rules to keep on publishing apps on the Play Store. One requires them to create 64-bit version of their apps, because there’ll be Android devices in the future that can only run 64-bit code.

Tech December 21, 2017

This Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware On Android Can Literally Destroy Your Phone

A new type of malware called Loapi is infecting Android phones, Kaspersky has discovered. It can do a lot of things, including melt your phone.

Tech December 20, 2017

Honda Gives Insight A Shot Again: Prototype To Be Unveiled At The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Honda Insight will hit the road soon and a prototype is primed for preview at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January. It will be Honda's latest attempt to make electric cars more mainstream.

Tech December 20, 2017

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With ‘Timeline’ And ‘Sets,’ Plus More

Windows 10 build 17063 is out for Insiders in the Fast Ring. It finally introduces Timeline, a fast and efficient way to jump from one platform to another, and Sets, a new tabbed experience for Windows 10 apps.

Tech December 20, 2017

YouTube Will Be The New Spotify: Paid Service Likely Coming Soon After Deals With Universal, Sony

Heads up, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal: YouTube is going to enter the already-crowded music streaming space. The company has just signed a deal with two top music labels, indicating a possible 2018 launch.

Tech December 20, 2017

Buh-Bye, Ads: Google Chrome's Native Ad Blocker To Launch On Feb. 15

Google promised Chrome would get a native ad blocker 'in early 2018.' Now it has announced that it'll roll out the built-in feature that keeps bad advertisements at bay this Feb. 15.

Tech December 20, 2017

Chrome Goes Up On The Microsoft Store But Was Booted Out Soon After

Google made the Chrome web browser available through the Microsoft Store, but the app was unceremoniously pulled out just a few hours after going live. Microsoft said the Google Chrome Installer App was in violation of existing Store policies.

Tech December 19, 2017

Facebook Photo Review Will Notify You When You Appear In Others' Photos Even If You're Not Tagged

Facebook announced a new feature called Photo Review, which uses facial recognition technology to notify users when they appear in others' photos, even if they're not tagged. The features has some limitations, however.

Tech December 20, 2017

Blink Video Doorbell Officially Announced At $99 Starting Price

Blink formally announced a battery-powered video doorbell, expanding its lineup of home security devices. The blink video doorbell starts at $99 for existing Blink customers.

Tech December 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Phones Debut With Dual Selfie Cameras

Samsung announced its first smartphones with dual front cameras, introducing the new Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018). Both handsets sport a sleek design with Infinity Display, an octa-core processor, and other powerful specs.

Tech December 20, 2017

Adidas Gives Up On Fitness Wearables

Adidas confirmed that it plans to stop making fitness wearables until further notice. The company intends to focus on the software side for now.

Tech December 19, 2017

HQ Trivia Is Having Some Fundraising Woes Because One Of Its Founders Is Allegedly ‘Creepy’

HQ Trivia cofounder Colin Kroll has exhibited creepy behavior toward women colleagues, on top of bad managerial practices, according to sources. As a result, investors are stepping away from investing in the app.

Tech December 19, 2017

Magic Leap Working With Sigur Rós For Experimental Mixed Reality Music Project

The secretive Magic Leap just demoed an interactive music experience that it designed with Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós. Per usual, the mixed reality company is tight-lipped on specific details about its hardware.

Tech December 20, 2017

Google Assistant For Android Now Responds To 'Hey Google'

You can now call Google Assistant on your Android phone using the hotword 'Hey Google.' That means you're no longer stuck with using the arguably awkward trigger phrase 'OK Google.'

Tech December 19, 2017

Apple Solves iPhone X Supply Shortage: Next-Day Delivery, Same-Day Pickup Now Available

Apple has apparently solved the iPhone X supply shortage, with the smartphone now available for next-day delivery and same-day pickup in most stores. Apple was not expected to catch up with the iPhone X demand until next year.

Tech December 20, 2017

Amazon Echo Spot Review Roundup: The Alarm Clock Of The Future, If You Don't Mind The Small Display

Amazon has finally launched the $129.99 Amazon Echo Spot, which was announced alongside the second-generation Amazon Echo. Reviews on the Alexa-powered smart speaker are mostly positive, but they raise a few issues.

Tech December 19, 2017

Don't Buy 'Cuphead' For iOS, It's Fake: Apple Working On Removing It From The App Store

A version of 'Cuphead' for iOS hit the App Store at a $5 price point, but it's fake. Game developer StudioMDHR warns that this iOS version is a scam and it's working with Apple to remove it.

Tech December 19, 2017

Facebook Is Cracking Down On Spammy Posts That Beg For Likes, Comments, And Shares

Facebook is full of spammy posts, but that should change soon. The social network announced plans to demote posts with 'engagement bait,' begging for shares, likes, and comments.

Tech December 19, 2017

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