Fixing a design flaw found in Intel processors from the past decade could translate in a significant performance drop. Depending on processor model and task, PCs could get up to 30 percent slower.
Computers January 3, 2018
Samsung acknowledged that it received reports of Galaxy Note 8 units dying, but only a few. The company offered a brief statement on the matter but has yet to fix anything or explain what went wrong.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2018
Apple dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements to just $29 to make up for its throttling, but the program only covers iPhone 6 or newer models. For older generations, however, iFixit comes to the rescue.
Apple January 3, 2018
Smart lock startup Otto had no choice but to suspend its operations for now after its plans went wrong. The smart lock won't ship as scheduled at all, so here's what happened.
Business Tech January 2, 2018
2017 brought a slew of good smartphones at attractive price points, and budget shoppers have plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best budget smartphones of 2017, all under $250.
January 1, 2018
Amazon recently acquired Blink, a startup that makes smart cameras and video doorbells. The company is expected to expand its ecosystem and dive deeper into the smart home market, which is estimated to grow to $53.45 billion by 2022.
Business Tech December 31, 2017
Apple's iPhones and iPads led device activations globally in the week leading up to Christmas, according to the latest stats. Samsung ranked second while Google is still absent from the chart.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2017
As 2017 ends and 2018 kicks into gear, many people pledge to make changes for the better. Losing weight and being a better person share the top spot in New Year's resolutions for 2018, but people also set other goals.
Life & Style December 31, 2017
Apple's confession that it throttles iPhones' performance to make up for aging batteries sparked great controversy, fueling questions of whether it's a common practice across the smarpthone industry. Several Android makers say it's not, and they don't do it.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 30, 2017
American Girl worked with NASA for its latest ambitious character, the 2018 Doll of the Year, which dives deeper into STEM. Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old girl who wants to become an astronaut and be the first person to go to Mars.
Geek December 29, 2017
Disgruntled iPhone users filed eight class action suits against Apple already after the company disclosed that it intentionally slows down iPhone's performance. One such lawsuit seeks nearly $1 trillion in damages.
Apple December 28, 2017
Some Galaxy Note 8 units are having battery issues, becoming unresponsive and no longer charging if their battery drains completely. Samsung has yet to offer a solution, and it's replacing affected units with refurbished devices.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2017
As expected, smart speakers are popular gifts this holiday season. If you got an Amazon Echo speaker for Christmas, here's how to get started with the Alexa-powered gadget.
Smart Home December 26, 2017
A sex trafficking sting made interesting reveals including the fact that employees from Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech companies used their work emails to buy prostitution services. The companies say it's against their policies.
Business Tech December 26, 2017
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is widely popular, but it also has a serious cheating problem and the Chinese are apparently to blame. According to the game's creator, 99 percent of 'PUBG' cheats currently come from China.
Video Games December 23, 2017
Google kicked off a Play Store sale, offering heavy discounts for Android users. Called 12 Days of Play, the sale offers deals on games, movies, music, and books.
Google December 23, 2017
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.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2017
North Carolina has sued pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc., accusing it of an illegal opioid scheme. Insys allegedly bribed doctors to prescribe cancer medicine Subsys, and tricked insurers into covering it.
Public Health December 22, 2017
Lauren Wasser, the model who lost a leg after getting TSS from tampons, is now about to lose her other leg as well. The model wants to raise awareness about TSS and the potential risks of using tampons.
Public Health December 21, 2017
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.
Apps/Software December 21, 2017