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Security Alert: Chromecast, Google Home Bug Leaks Your Location Data, But A Fix Is Coming

Google will roll out a patch mid-July to fix a serious security issue discovered in Chromecast and Home devices. The vulnerability, which Google initially ignored, lets attackers acquire a user’s precise location data.

Security

Losing Weight May Reduce Pain Caused By Knee Osteoarthritis, Study Shows

For overweight and obese people suffering from knee osteoarthritis, losing weight could be a godsend. A new study says that losing even as little as 5 percent of one’s total body weight can reduce pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Google Launches YouTube Music And YouTube Premium In More Countries: Is Yours Included?

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.

Apps/Software

Android Messages Finally Comes To The Web, Allowing Users To Send Texts Via Browser

The web client for Android Messages is now slowly rolling out to every Android user. Sending, receiving, and reading messages can now be easily done through the browser.

Google

Deeper Siri Support For Sonos Speakers: It’s Up To Apple, Says CEO

It’s possible for Sonos devices, including its soundbar and Sonos One speaker, to get full Siri support. It’s just up to Apple to decide if that’s ever going to happen.

Apple June 18, 2018

Rumor: 9 'Star Wars' Movies Are In Development, Including Standalones

There could be nine ‘Star Wars’ films currently in development, including a brand-new trilogy, possibly several standalone stories, and other unannounced projects. Will fans get fatigued by ‘Star Wars’?

Movies/TV Shows June 18, 2018

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Wasn’t Going To Be Ported To The Switch Until One Engineer Proved It’s Possible

Previously a PlayStation 4 exclusive, 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' will officially hit the Nintendo Switch on June 29. However, it wasn’t originally going to be ported at all until one engineer proved it could be done.

Video Games June 18, 2018

Gun Accessories Will No Longer Be Advertised To Minors, Says Facebook

Those 18 years of age will no longer see ads for gun accessories on Facebook, the company has confirmed. The new policy comes amid a more intense discussion on gun control following several recent school shootings in the country.

Internet June 18, 2018

Live Video Tech Support For Amazon Fire Tablets Shuts Down

Say goodbye to Mayday. Amazon’s live video tech support is shutting down nearly five years after being launched because Amazon says the devices that support it aren’t for sale anymore.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2018

Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

A San Francisco doctor has been suspended after mocking a patient’s anxiety attack in the emergency room. The doctor also referred to the patient and his father, who are African-American, as ‘you people.’

Public Health June 18, 2018

Gmail For iOS Gets AI-Powered Notifications: Here’s How To Enable It

iOS users can take advantage of a new feature in Gmail that uses artificial intelligence to separate important messages from non-essential ones. The update is slowly rolling out now, Google says.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Can A Waymo Engineer Help Apple’s Allegedly Behind-Schedule Autonomous Driving Project?

By hiring Waymo and NASA engineer Jaime Waydo, Apple’s self-driving software project gains a speed boost. With her expertise, she could reorient Apple’s problematic venture into autonomous driving.

Apple June 16, 2018

Canceled At Fox, Netflix Saves ‘Lucifer’ And Picks It Up For Season 4: See The Cast React

When Fox canceled ‘Lucifer’ in May, fans were furious and frustrated. Lucky for them, we live in an era where streaming networks are more than happy to save shows other networks throw away.

Movies/TV Shows June 16, 2018

Here’s Why ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Will Feature Full Nudity And Diverse Relationship Options

Even without a release date, 'Cyberpunk 2077' is already one of the most intriguing projects to come out of E3. Early previews suggest it’ll be heavy with themes, and the game’s approach to nudity certainly exemplifies that.

Video Games June 16, 2018

The Original Arcade Version Of ‘Donkey Kong’ Arrives On Nintendo Switch

The original hard-to-find arcade version of 'Donkey Kong' is coming to the Nintendo Switch through Nintendo’s new Arcade Archives series. An extremely rare game called 'Sky Skipper' is also coming this July.

Video Games June 15, 2018

The Brain Just Can’t Resist Foods With Both Fats And Carbs

New research says people are bad at guessing the caloric content of foods high in both fats and carbs. It also suggests people are willing to pay more for them, even those who don’t like eating fatty and carb-rich foods.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Rumor: Foldable Samsung Galaxy X Phone Way More Expensive Than iPhone X

Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X smartphone is finally here. A new report claimed it’s launching early next year and will cost almost twice as much as the iPhone X.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 15, 2018

Ryan Murphy Reveals ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Will Be A Crossover Of ‘Murder House’ And ‘Coven’

For its eighth season, 'American Horror Story' will combine 'Murder House' and 'Coven' storylines. The show will premiere later this year, creator Ryan Murphy confirmed.

Movies/TV Shows June 15, 2018

Massive Nintendo eShop Sale: Save Up To 50 Percent Off On These Switch, 3DS Titles

Nintendo’s having a massive sale now through June 21 in celebration of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.’ Get 50 percent off on a number of Switch and 3DS titles.

Video Games June 15, 2018

Rumor: Microsoft Is Coming After Amazon Go With Its Own Cashier-Free Grocery Retail Stores

Like Amazon, Microsoft wants cashiers and checkout lines out of the picture as well. It’s developing its answer to Amazon Go, which would allow customers to come in, grab items, and leave.

Microsoft June 14, 2018

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