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YouTube Originals Will Soon Be Free For Everyone After September 24

All new YouTube Originals after Sept. 24 will be available to both paying and non-paying subscribers. YouTube Premium subscribers will still enjoy ad-free experience along with exclusive content of shows and movies, such as director's cuts and extra scenes.

Apps/Software

Bluetooth Security Flaw Leaves Millions Of Devices Vulnerable To Data Attack

Researchers found a security flaw that allows possible attackers to interfere with Bluetooth connections. The vulnerability leaves millions of user devices potentially open to malicious attacks.

Security

Facebook's New Group Settings May Help Curb Toxic Content

Facebook introduced new moderating measures for groups. The social media site launched the new tools amid concerns that some Facebook groups have become a breeding ground for misinformation and inappropriate content.

Apps/Software

How to Read Someone’s Text Messages Without Their Phone Free

Are you having suspicions on your spouse or child that they are talking to someone they should not? But how can you get to the bottom of it?

Tech Buzz

How to Track a Cell Phone Location for Free with the Number of the Cell Phone

In the current Digital Age, technology has made it easy for you to track someone. Before, you would’ve needed to hire the services of a private detective to find a long-lost acquaintance. Now, however, you can do it yourself in a jiffy over the internet.

Tech Buzz

Study Says That Heavy Social Media Use May Harm Mental Health Of Teens

The new study found that social media use may interfere with activities that have a positive impact on mental health. Teenage girls are especially vulnerable to the potentially harmful effects of excessive social media use.

Internet

Certified Fact Checkers To Review Reported Instagram Posts

The new tool will allow users to report suspicious post on Instagram. US-based signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network's Code of Principles will then review the content to confirm the accuracy of the report.

Apps/Software

Amazon's New Program To Donate Unsold Products To Charity And Nonprofit Organizations

The Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Donations is aimed at reducing the amount of inventory that needs to be dumped from Amazon warehouses. This could help the environment and put the otherwise wasted inventory to good use.

Business Tech

Robotic Shorts Help You Run, Walk Longer Without Getting Tired

Is it the birth of superhero suits? Engineers have designed an exosuit that can boost the wearer's endurance, allowing them to run and walk without tiring out.

Wearable Tech

Spotify Coming To Tesla Cars Soon, But Here’s How To Get It Now

At present, Spotify is not on Tesla’s fleet of vehicles, but that’s about to change soon, according to CEO Elon Musk. Here’s how to do it now.

Apps/Software

Huawei Delays Foldable Mate X Flagship To November And Doesn’t Explain Why

Huawei says it’ll release its foldable Mate X flagship sometime between September and November. It’s not clear why the Chinese phone maker delayed the phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Teenager's Tweets From Smart Refrigerator Possibly A Hoax

Earlier this week a teenager's tweets went viral for being posted from a supposed LG refrigerator. It now appears as if the story is probably a hoax.

Smart Home August 16, 2019

Apple's New Anti-Tracking Policy On Safari Cracks Down On Web Tracking

Apple is promising to take harsher actions on websites that violate Safari's privacy rules. Basically, Apple will treat sites that track user browsing history like malware.

Apple August 15, 2019

Google Assistant's New Feature Lets Family And Friends Send Reminders To Each Other

Google Assistant has a new feature that can help families manage busy schedules. Once a Family Group is created, members can send assigned reminders to each other.

Smart Home August 15, 2019

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 And Surface Book 2 Users Report CPUs Throttling Down To 400 MHz

The CPU speeds of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 are being throttled down to 400 MHz, according to user reports. Microsoft says it's going to release a fix soon via a firmware update.

Microsoft August 15, 2019

Apple To Call Its Next iPhones iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, And iPhone 11 Pro Max: Report

The successors to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max could be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, respectively. That's according to a case maker that may outed their names early.

Apple August 15, 2019

YouTube, Social Media Are Teens' Top Sources Of News, According To Survey

A survey revealed that teens believe it is important for them to follow current events, but many are getting their news from sources that may not be reputable. More than half admitted that they get their news from social media.

Google August 15, 2019

New Fitbit Versa 2 Leak Confirms Alexa Integration, 4-Day Battery, And More

Leaks from Fitbit revealed that an upcoming Versa 2 smartwatch is coming with built-in Alexa integration. Fitbit Pay, and a four-day battery life. Sources said that the new wearable will be launched on Sept. 15.

Wearable Tech August 15, 2019

Google's 'Assignments' Tool Helps Teachers Detect Student Plagiarism

Google's Assignments tool helps teachers to create assignments with ease, and prepares their students for the workforce. On the flip side, students can also use the tool to prevent plagiarism in their submissions.

Google August 15, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy Note 10: What's The Difference?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is official, it's now clear how the company's previous flagship the Galaxy S10 compares to the newer one. While it doesn't have an S Pen, it still has some advantages.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 15, 2019

Chrome OS 76 Goes Stable With Virtual Desktop Support

Google is bringing virtual desktop support with Chrome OS 76. It's also rolling out a new accessbility feature called Automatic Clicks and improved media controls with the update.

Google August 14, 2019

Amazon: Our Rekognition AI System Can Now Spot Fear In People’s Faces

Amazon’s Rekognition system can already identify seven emotions, but now it’s adding an eighth: fear. But critics aren’t too pleased with this new development, unsurprisingly.

Apps/Software August 15, 2019

Microsoft Urges Users To Install Latest Update Against Vulnerabilities

Microsoft is urging Windows 10 users to install the latest update as soon as possible. This is because of some vulnerabilities that the company discovered could make the users' device 'wormable.'

Microsoft August 15, 2019

Facebook Is Removing ‘Secret’ And ‘Closed’ Options For Groups

In an attempt to avoid further confusion, Facebook Groups are now categorized into two: Public and Private. Admins can control the visibility of their groups through a new setting.

Internet August 15, 2019

Smart Ovens Turn On, Preheat On Their Own Overnight, Owners Say

Are June smart ovens turning by themselves in the middle of the night? Owners are worried about this, but the company says it is likely from human error.

Smart Home August 15, 2019

Loot Crate Files For Bankruptcy After Massive Layoffs

Loot Crate is setting itself for acquisition by investor Money Chest LLC. As part of the sale, the subscription box service filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to receive a $10 million loan to keep its operations running in the interim.

Gadgets August 15, 2019

YouTube Is Testing Bigger Video Thumbnails On Its Web Homepage

Some internet users noticed that the YouTube homepage now include larger video thumbnails than before. The new page layout is believed to be part of an experiment to help improve YouTube users' watch experience.

Apps/Software August 14, 2019

Oculus Cofounder Nate Mitchell Announces Exit From Facebook

Nate Mitchell announced on the Oculus subreddit that he is leaving the company after seven years. He said he plans to use the time to travel, to be with his family, and to recharge.

Apps/Software August 15, 2019

Twitter Is Testing New Features, Still Won't Add An Edit Button

At a press conference this week, Twitter execs discussed new features that will be added to the popular social media app. However, the feature that users have requested for years won't be likely introduced any time soon.

Internet August 14, 2019

Teenager Tweets Using A Smart Fridge After Mom Confiscates Her Phone

A teenager discovers an ingenious way of staying active on Twitter even after her mother took her phone away. Her solution? Talking to the refrigerator.

Smart Home August 14, 2019

Samsung May Launch Smartphone With Graphene Battery That Can Charge In Less Than 30 Minutes

Gadgets leaker Evan Blass revealed on Twitter that Samsung could release a new smartphone that uses a new graphene battery technology. What makes this battery better than lithium-ion batteries?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Posted On Online Messaging Board 4Chan Before News Became Public

The 4chan post was published less than an hour before ABC News reporter Aaron Katersky posted about Jeffrey Epstein's death on Twitter. Suicide remains the presumed cause of death.

Internet August 13, 2019

Facebook Hired People To Listen To Your Voice Clips: Report

The hired contract workers weren’t sure why they were asked to listen to and transcribe Facebook users’ private voice clips and audio recordings. They said it made their work feel unethical.

Security August 14, 2019

Your MacBook Pro Might Be Banned On US Flights: How To Check

2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models are banned on U.S. flights. More specifically, models who have not had their batteries replaced won’t get anywhere near a plane.

Apple August 14, 2019

New AR Tool Kit Will Allow Users Create Unlimited Face Filters On Instagram

Spark AR has now exited the closed beta stage. Facebook announced that it will allow the public to access the AR developer tool kit for Instagram and its other products.

Apps/Software August 14, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 9: Quick Specs Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are the latest smartphones from the South Korean brand. However, compared with their predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9, what's different?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 14, 2019

Verizon Selling Social Media Site Tumblr To WordPress' Owner Automattic

Verizon is giving up another Yahoo acquisition -- the short-form blogging site Tumblr which users consider as a 'social media darling.' It was sold to Wordpress' parent company, Automattic.

Internet August 14, 2019

Fortnite World Cup Champ 'Bugha' Gets 'Swatted' Live On Twitch

Kyle 'Bugha' Giersdorf, the winner of the Fortnite World Cup, experienced a 'swatting' incident while hosting a live Twitch stream. Fortunately, one of the responding police officers recognized him and the situation was peacefully diffused.

Apps/Software August 13, 2019

Nintendo Is Working On An SNES Controller For The Switch

Resetera forum member 'Link83' shared an FCC filing pertaining to a supposed wireless SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch. However, Nintendo has yet to confirm whether it really is working on a new device for the game console.

Gadgets August 13, 2019

Top 5 Slideshow Software. What’s the Best Choice?

Have lots of photos but don't know what to do with them? They clutter up the space on your hard drives or shelves, and still you don't want to just get rid of them since they are important. There is a way to bring your dusty piles of photos back to life - make a gorgeous slideshow! All you need is good photo slideshow software.

Apps/Software August 13, 2019

Georgia Teen Arantza Peña Popo Wins Google Doodle Contest With Inspiring 'Once You Get It, Give It Back'

The winning doodle for the 2019 Doodle for Google contest was titled 'Once you get it, give it back.' A young visual artist from Georgia bested 200,000 other entries and won the competition.

Google August 14, 2019

Ecosia Opts Out Of Google's Search Engine Auction For Android

Ecosia issued a statement rejecting the invitation to participate in Google's closed auction to become an alternative search engine for Android. The environmentally friendly company said that the process favors profit-driven search providers.

Google August 13, 2019

Scientists Propose Training Mice To Detect Deepfakes

Mice have the capacity to spot inconsistencies in recorded speech and identify manipulated audio and video. This study could help researchers develop an effective system to fight deepfakes before they spread all over the internet.

Internet August 15, 2019

US Navy To Replace Touchscreen Controls On Its Destroyers With Mechanical Ones

The collision of the USS John S. McCain and the oil tanker Alnic MC was partly due to the design of McCain's control. The U.S. Navy will soon replace the touchscreen throttle and helm controls in its destroyers.

Defense August 13, 2019

This $200 Fake iPhone Charging Cable Can Hack Into Computers Undetected

It might look exactly like a run-of-the-mill iPhone charging cable, but this cable could give a hacker unrestricted access into your computer. The modified cable costs $200.

Security August 13, 2019

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