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Intel CPUs From The Past Decade Have A Security Flaw And Fixing It Will Significantly Slow Down PCs

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 Responds To Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues, Says It Only Got A Few Reports

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 Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements, But What If You Don't Qualify? iFixit Has An Alternative

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 Forced To Suspend Operations: What Happened?

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

Best Budget Smartphones 2017: Moto G5 Plus, Honor 7X, Nokia 6, And More

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 Bought Smart Camera And Doorbell Startup Blink To Boost Its Smart Home Efforts: What To Expect

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 Tops Holiday Device Activations, Samsung Follows, Google Still Absent

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

New Year's Resolutions For 2018: Losing Weight And Being A Better Person Take The Top Spot, What Else?

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

Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does

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 Works With NASA For 2018 Girl Of The Year Doll: Meet Luciana Vega, An Aspiring Astronaut

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

iPhone Throttling Suit Seeks Nearly $1 Trillion In Damages From Apple

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Issues: Some Units Won't Charge After Battery Drain

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

Got An Amazon Echo For Christmas? Here's How To Get Started

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

Sex Trafficking Sting Finds Microsoft, Amazon Workers As Clients

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

China Accounts For Most 'PUBG' Cheats, Says Game Creator

'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 Play Offers 12 Days Of Deals For Android Users: Games, Movies, Books, And More

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 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.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2017

North Carolina Sues Pharmaceutical Company Insys Over Opioid Scheme

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

Model Who Lost A Leg To TSS From A Tampon Could Lose Her Other Leg Too: What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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 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.

Apps/Software December 21, 2017

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