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Google Stadia Chief Says Cloud Gaming Is The Future, And That Google Doesn’t Need To Make A Console

Video game distribution relies on physical media, digital games stored in local hardware, and special platforms to play these on. Google Stadia wants to change that.

Tech March 22, 2019

You Can Shop On eBay Using Google Pay Starting This April

Google Pay will only be available as a payment method on eBay when buying from sellers enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience. The option rolls out this April.

Tech March 22, 2019

Microsoft Is Giving macOS The Windows Defender Treatment

Microsoft makes Windows Defender cross-platform by bringing the client to macOS. Users will have access to much of the same antivirus options, including scanning, taking action on threats, and more.

Tech March 22, 2019

GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S VR Headset Revealed With Higher-Res Display, Built-In Tracking

The Oculus Rift S is replacing the regular Rift once it launches this April. While it gains inside-out tracking and higher-resolution displays, it loses a number of things, too.

Tech March 22, 2019

Facebook Stored Up To 600 Million Passwords In Plain Text

Facebook reportedly left the passwords of millions of users viewable and searchable by thousands of its own employees. The passwords were not encrypted but instead written in plain text.

Tech March 21, 2019

Kaia Motion-Tracking App Helps People Track Reps During Workout Routines

The Kaia Personal Trainer app developed by the Munich-based digital therapeutics start-up offers the skills of a personal trainer "at your fingertips in the comfort of your home." It is now available to download via the App Store and Google Play for $29.99 for three months.

Tech March 21, 2019

Windows Virtual Desktop Now On Public Preview

Microsoft's new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available for public preview. The program allows users to easily launch their Windows desktops and apps using Azure while also enjoying its built-in security.

Tech March 22, 2019

Amazon Releases $89.99 All-New Kindle With Screen Light

Amazon's cheapest Kindle just got an upgrade. On March 20, Amazon released a new version of its basic Kindle, now with a better screen and front light.

Tech March 22, 2019

Square Hiring New Crypto Engineers Who Will Be Paid In Bitcoin

Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted Wednesday night that his company is looking for several crypto employees. He said the hired candidates will focus on a cryptocurrency ecosystem that is independent of its own objectives.

Tech March 21, 2019

Instagram Wants You To Shop Without Leaving The App: Here's How Checkout Works

Instagram has introduced its newest feature called Checkout, where users can directly purchase products without leaving the app. Here's how it works.

Tech March 23, 2019

First-Gen AirPods vs AirPods 2: What’s The Difference? And Should You Upgrade?

The AirPods 2 is finally here, complete with a brand-new chip and some slight changes. Will it be worth it to upgrade if you already own the first model?

Tech March 21, 2019

Kaspersky Lab Claims Apple Limited Parental Control App After Launching iOS Screen Time Feature

Apple has received a new antitrust complaint, this time from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. The iPhone maker had allegedly taken the company's parental control app off the App Store to give its own iOS feature an unfair advantage.

Tech March 21, 2019

Opera Browser For Android Gets Free Unlimited VPN — Why You Should Enable It And How

The latest Opera for Android finally gets free, unlimited VPN. For encrypted web browsing, users can go to the settings page, then the VPN section, and toggle the feature on.

Tech March 21, 2019

Leaked Galaxy Fold Video Shows Display Crease Problems

Samsung’s biggest problem with the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Fold could be the phone’s plastic screen. Creasing, as shown in this alleged video, might be a major issue once the device comes out this April.

Tech March 21, 2019

Microsoft Is Ending Windows 7 Support On Jan. 14, 2020

It's official: Windows 7 support is going to end on Jan. 14, 2020. Now Microsoft is urging users to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's about to stop providing security updates and technical assistance.

Tech March 21, 2019

Facebook Messenger Update Lets You Quote Replies In Conversations

After adding an unsend option and dark mode, Facebook is now bringing message replies to Messenger. The new feature will allow users to quote a specific message in their replies for a less-confusing conversation thread.

Tech March 21, 2019

Apple's AirPods 2 Now Official: Wireless Charging Case, Longer Battery Life, 'Hey Siri' Support, And More

Apple's new AirPods 2 are now here. The second-generation earbuds from the Cupertino brand are coming with a wireless charging case and the new H1 chip that delivers improved battery life and 'Hey Siri' support.

Tech March 20, 2019

Qualcomm Introduces New QCS400 Chip That Can Make Smart Speakers Easier To Talk To

Qualcomm's new QSC400 series promises to give smart speakers more power than they have ever had before. The chips feature a quad-core CPU, an Adreno GPU, a Hexagon DPS, and Qualcomm's signature AI Engine.

Tech March 20, 2019

Google Taps Former Ubisoft, EA Exec To Helm Stadia Games And Entertainment

Former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts exec Jade Raymond will head Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. The company is working with a number of developers to make or bring games to Stadia.

Tech March 20, 2019

Firefox Can Now Block Autoplaying Videos And Sounds

Mozilla announced the launch of Firefox 66, the latest update for its browsing platform. The update will allow consumers to automatically disable autoplay videos that have sound.

Tech March 20, 2019

PewDiePie Briefly Lost Top Spot On YouTube

YouTube gamer PewDiePie got dethroned briefly on Monday morning when Bollywood record label T-Series got ahead of the subscriber count for two hours. The feud between the two YouTube channels is intense.

Tech March 20, 2019

Android Q Doesn't Allow Apps To Toggle Wi-Fi On And Off: Here's Why That Matters

Android Q won't let apps automatically enable and disable Wi-Fi by themselves. That means automation apps that rely on its APIs such as Tasker might get crippled.

Tech March 20, 2019

Apple Might Surprise Everyone With A New iPod Touch Very, Very Soon

Apple will announce a new iPod touch on March 20, rumors say. As for what changes could be in store, expect a processor upgrade at the very least.

Tech March 19, 2019

Google Stadia Streaming Service Introduces High-Framerate, Low-Latency Cloud Gaming

Google has unveiled its newest offering, the Stadia game streaming service, at the Game Development Conference 2019. The company promises to give gamers a single online platform to download, play, and share games at high-speeds.

Tech March 20, 2019

The HP Reverb Is A Serious Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Competitor

The HP Reverb boasts one of the highest-resolution optics in the VR crowd, so it should be a serious player when it comes out this April. It works with both Windows Mixed Reality and Steam VR as well.

Tech March 20, 2019

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, And Mac Mini SSD Upgrades Now More Affordable

Select SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now cheaper. Apple also dropped the price of the 64 GB RAM upgrade for the 2013 Mac Pro.

Tech March 19, 2019

Google Tasks Introduces Time-Based Reminders, Import From Inbox And Gmail

Google has added brand-new features to Google Tasks such as time-based notifications and import. The company hopes to turn the app into a single destination where users can keep track of what they need to do in G Suite.

Tech March 19, 2019

Want A Nintendo Gaming Smartphone? Reports Say Your Wish Might Just Come True

Rumors about a possible Nintendo gaming smartphone is making the rounds on the internet. The Japanese video game maker is reportedly considering entering the gaming handset market to compete with Razer and Xiaomi.

Tech March 19, 2019

US To Build First Exascale Supercomputer Capable Of Completing 1 Quintillion Calculations Per Second

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced on Monday the exascale computer project to be developed by Intel and Cray. The supercomputer is expected to launch in 2021 to help various industries in the country.

Tech March 19, 2019

Netflix Will Not Make Its Movies And Shows Available To Apple's TV Service

The hype train behind Apple's upcoming video streaming platform is set to hit its climax when it is finally unveiled on March 25. However, one popular brand that will not be joining in on the fun is Netflix.

Tech March 19, 2019

WhatsApp Plans To Fight Fake News With Reverse Image Search

A beta version of WhatsApp allegedly exists, which has an in-app browser for reverse image search. Users can take advantage of this tool to verify whether images are legitimate.

Tech March 19, 2019

Google Is Testing ‘Chat Head’ Notification Bubbles In Android Q

Google is reconfiguring Chat Head bubbles for notifications in Android Q. The feature converts all alerts into tappable floating icons onscreen, greatly streamlining interaction with notifications.

Tech March 19, 2019

What's In An iPhone? UK Scientists Throw Apple Smartphone Into A Blender To Find Out

Two researchers from the University of Plymouth placed a smartphone in a blender to find out its contents. Upon identifying the element composition, the research called for better recycling efforts from smartphone companies.

Tech March 19, 2019

Xiaomi Unveils Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone With A Pressure-Sensitive Screen And Snapdragon 855 Chip

The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive display lets you map onscreen buttons just by pressing hard, kind of like 3D touch. That’s something other gaming-focused handsets don’t have.

Tech March 19, 2019

Nvidia's Jetson Nano Is A DIY AI Computer That Only Costs $99

At the 2019 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia unveiled the new Jetson Nano. It's the new AI computer geared toward 'developers, makers, and enthusiasts' that's priced at just $99.

Tech March 18, 2019

Apple Unveils New 10.5-Inch iPad Air, iPad Mini With Pencil Support

Apple has quietly taken the wraps off two new iPads: the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini. Both are powered by the company's A12 Bionic chip and feature Apple Pencil compatibility.

Tech March 18, 2019

New Gestures Found In Android Q Make The Google Pixel More Like iPhone

XDA Developers uncovered never-before-seen gestures in the latest Android Q beta by using a highly modified version of the Pixel Launcher APK. The gestures look, feel, and perform strangely familiar.

Tech March 18, 2019

Most Android Antivirus Apps Suck So Much They Even Detect Themselves As Viruses

In a security test by AV-Comparatives, only 80 out of 250 antivirus apps passed basic standards. Some sucked so badly they flagged themselves as harmful.

Tech March 18, 2019

Archive Team Works To Preserve Public Google+ Posts In The Internet Archive

Google is set to shut down Google+ on April 2. Before that happens, the Archive Team is working to preserve public content on the platform and cache everything in the Internet Archive's 'Wayback Machine.'

Tech March 18, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Problems: Owners Report 'Tap To Wake' Issue That Drains Battery Life

Apparently, the new Samsung Galaxy S10 doesn't know when it's inside a pocket or bag. Users report that the smartphone wakes up by itself and drains battery life.

Tech March 17, 2019

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Tells Students To Delete Facebook

It's time to delete Facebook, says WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton. The entrepreneur, who sold the messaging app to Facebook for $19 billion, has been vocal in criticizing the company's policies on privacy and advertising.

Tech March 18, 2019

Apple Watch Can Accurately Detect Irregular Heartbeats, Huge Stanford Study Finds

Stanford University and Apple Inc. release the preliminary findings of the Apple Heart Study. Among over 400,000 participants, the Apple Watch detects a possible atrial fibrillation in 0.5 percent of the users.

Tech March 17, 2019

Samsung Is Working On A Truly Bezel-Less Screen With A Camera Underneath

Samsung might be working on the next smartphone display innovation — no bezels and an in-display camera. But lately it’s been having trouble being the first to anything.

Tech March 16, 2019

Facebook Says Revenge Porn Is No Match For Its New AI

Facebook will leverage new AI technology to combat the spread of revenge porn across its platforms. Unlike its previous method that required victims to submit photos, this one will detect sensitive content automatically.

Tech March 16, 2019

Walmart Is Thinking About Launching A Budget Android Tablet For Kids

Walmart’s forthcoming tablet would sell for cheap, aimed at kids, and run Android. Whether it’ll have a custom version of Android, like Amazon’s Fire HD lineup, remains to be determined.

Tech March 16, 2019

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