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What Is Netflix Tax And Will It Come To My City?

Chicago was able to collect large sums from various online services thanks to the so-called Netflix Tax. More cities might start imposing this tax soon too.

Tech May 21, 2019

Heads Up, Mac Users: You Can Download The Microsoft Edge Browser Preview Right Now

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser just landed on macOS. Users can download a preview now, which includes features found on the Windows 10 build released earlier.

Tech May 21, 2019

Google's Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Goes Official With A $999 Price Tag

Google's new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has finally been announced. It has a lot of improvements over its predecessor, such as a better processor and camera, and it's more affordable at $999 too.

Tech May 21, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Issues: Users Are Reporting Their Phones Are Randomly Shutting Down

Google has just released its new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones. However, owners are already reporting that they're randomly shutting down, requiring a hard reset to go back to working order.

Tech May 20, 2019

Google Smart Displays Get Revamped Interface, New Homescreen

Google has made some adjustments to the Smart Display interface. The homescreen, for starters, is now not always stark-white, and several icons are gone for a cleaner, more streamlined look.

Tech May 20, 2019

Google's 'My Case' Is No Longer Available

Google doesn't offer its 'My Case' and 'Live Case' programs anymore. From the look of things, it stopped the service when it announced the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones at the I/O 2019 developer conference.

Tech May 20, 2019

Microsoft Surface Headphones Are $100 Off Right Now

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones are currently $100 off for some reason, so get them while you can. This is the first time they’ve been discounted, by the way.

Tech May 20, 2019

Samsung Rolls Out One UI, Health Features To Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, And Gear Sport

Older Galaxy smartwatches are getting One UI and a bunch of other new features plus optimizations. Rollout for each product varies by region, meaning not all users might get the new update at the same time.

Tech May 20, 2019

Huawei Loses Android License As Google Cut Ties With The Chinese Company: Here’s What This Means

Huawei has been officially banned from Android, as ordered by the U.S. government. That means even recent phones won’t get official security updates moving forward, plus official Google services.

Tech May 20, 2019

How To Prevent Data Breaches In The Cloud

The cloud is the newest frontier of the digital space, but with every new frontier comes new and unforeseen dangers. Businesses that depend on the cloud for storing their data have run into a number of problems regarding how to secure that data.

Tech May 18, 2019

Spotify Rolls Out Redesigned App To Help People Discover Podcasts

The newly redesigned Spotify app improves prominence and discoverability of podcasts on its platform. It’s not clear, however, when this revamped app might roll out to all users.

Tech May 19, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Building A Warehouse Just For Dangerous Items

Amazon’s new warehouse will be much smaller than its other ones. However, it’ll have stricter safety measures for hazardous items such as bear repellent and pepper sprays.

Tech May 19, 2019

Google Has Been Secretly Tracking All Your Purchases Through Gmail

Google says it stores purchases to keep them all in one place. It claims it doesn’t use this information to target Gmail users with personalized ads.

Tech May 19, 2019

Spotify's First Hardware 'Car Thing' Brings A Voice Assistant To Your Ride

Spotify has announced its first hardware dubbed 'Car Thing.' However, it's only for testing purposes, and the company doesn't have any plans to make it commercially available.

Tech May 19, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Leak: Buttonless Design, Hole-Punch Camera, In-Display Fingerprint Reader, And More

According to a new leak, Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have huge changes. It's rumored to have a buttonless design, a hole-punch cutout, an under-display fingerprint reader, dual cameras, and stereo speakers on the front.

Tech May 17, 2019

YouTube VR To Launch On Oculus Quest The Same Day The Headset Is Released

YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.

Tech May 18, 2019

The Asus ZenFone 6 Is A $500 Flagship With Snapdragon 855 And A Swivel Camera

To stand out from the pack, Asus had to do something bold. This explains why the new ZenFone 6 has a camera setup different from most flagships, and a decent price to boot.

Tech May 18, 2019

Stand-Alone Instagram Direct App Is Going Away Permanently

The stand-alone Instagram Direct app will no longer be supported starting later this month, according to Facebook. Instagram, however, will keep working on Direct features.

Tech May 18, 2019

Samsung Takes On Fitbit With Its New Galaxy Fit: Everything You Need To Know

No word on an official release date for the Galaxy Fit yet except for the originally announced May 31 rollout. However, the company has now shared a video highlighting the fitness tracker’s key features.

Tech May 18, 2019

Sony To Ship Out Its Tall, 4K-Equipped Xperia 1 On July 12 In The US

Sony is now set to ship out the super tall Xperia 1 on July 12 in the United States. Preorders are already up at select retailers, such as Amazon and B&H Photo.

Tech May 17, 2019

Verizon's Promo Lets You Get $650 Off The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Verizon has started selling the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. It starts at $1,299.99, but thanks to Big Red's promo, buyers can get up to $650 off the phone.

Tech May 16, 2019

Prepare To See Even More Ads On Google Apps

Google wants to serve up more ads on mobile. Soon, you’ll see them all over Google’s apps and services, including Gmail, YouTube, the Google app, and others.

Tech May 16, 2019

Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Keys Aren’t So Safe After All

If you’re using Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Key, practice caution. The company has confirmed a security bug so serious that it’s going to issue free replacements to all existing users.

Tech May 16, 2019

Google’s New Translatotron Converts Languages Directly And Talks Like You

Translatotron employs a sequence-to-sequence network model that looks at spectrograms to generate translations that sound like you. With this, Google hopes to open up future developments in the arena of translations.

Tech May 16, 2019

World's First 1 TB MicroSD Card From SanDisk Is Now Available For $449.99

SanDisk is now selling its new Extreme microSD card with 1 TB of capacity. Users who need a ton of storage space can now grab one for $449.99.

Tech May 16, 2019

Samsung Is Fixing The Galaxy Fold's Issues With Non-Removable Screen Protector, Smaller Hinge Gap: Report

To fix the Galaxy Fold's issues, Samsung is reportedly reducing the gap in the hinge and making the polymer layer non-removable. South Korean carriers are also said to be testing these improved units already.

Tech May 16, 2019

OnePlus 6T Gets A Price Drop Since The OnePlus 7 Isn't Coming To The US

The OnePlus 7 isn't landing on U.S. shores. Instead, OnePlus is going to continue selling the OnePlus 6T in the market and give it a $30 price drop.

Tech May 15, 2019

Alexa Guard Protects Your Home While You’re Away, And It’s Rolling Out Soon

Amazon is now slowly rolling out Alexa Guard to all Echo owners. Here’s what it does, and how to set it up so you know when there’s something fishy going on in the house.

Tech May 15, 2019

Bought A Faulty Original Pixel? Google Might Pay You $500 Thanks To A Lawsuit Settlement

If you bought the original Pixel or Pixel XL and experienced microphone problems, you’re in luck. Google might pay you up to $500 if you’re eligible.

Tech May 15, 2019

Apple Users Can Now Use Apple Pay For iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases

Apple Pay just got a lot more useful. Now, Apple users can link it up to pay for iTunes purchases, their Apple Music or iCloud subscription, and more.

Tech May 15, 2019

Should You Buy The OnePlus 7 Pro?

The OnePlus 7 Pro is an impressively spec’d device that gets nearly everything right, topped off with a decent price. But should you get one?

Tech May 15, 2019

2019 iPhone XR Color Options May Have Been Revealed By Glass Shards

According to a new report, the 2019 iPhone XR will come in black, white, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED, but not in coral and blue. Instead, it's going to be available in lavender purple and green.

Tech May 15, 2019

Uber's 'Quiet Mode' Will Let You Take Your Ride In Peace

Uber has finally launched the new Quiet Mode for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV. The new feature is just the thing for riders who don't want a chatty driver.

Tech May 15, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro Will Be Available On May 17, But You Can Get It Earlier From T-Mobile

The OnePlus 7 Pro won't be available until May 17, but die-hard fans can already get it from T-Mobile. The Un-carrier has already started holding events at its stores where it's selling the highly anticipated flagship.

Tech May 14, 2019

Noise-Canceling Headsets Can Reveal Sniper's Location After A Single Shot

New smartphone-based technology promises to help soldiers and law enforcement officers determining the exact location of a shooter. The device makes use of shock waves produced by the firing of a weapon to pinpoint where the shot is coming from.

Tech May 14, 2019

HBO, Adult Swim Shows Might Show Up On Streaming First Before TV

Disney+’s launch this November will no doubt shake up the streaming industry. But WarnerMedia has plans to convince users to pay for a subscription to its own service.

Tech May 14, 2019

Apple Wants You To Rent A Bird Scooter Using Apple Pay And NFC

Apple appears to be betting big on NFC to expand Apple Pay’s horizons. It’s apparently partnering with Bonobos and a handful of other services to make different transactions more frictionless.

Tech May 14, 2019

Spotify Working On Letting Artists Share Instagram-Style Stories

Rather than relying solely on Genius for song information, Spotify is planning to let artists curate their own musical narrative. A new feature called Storyline is in testing now, although there’s no clue one when it might roll out widely.

Tech May 14, 2019

AirPlay 2 And TV App Finally Arrive On Samsung TVs

Waiting for Apple TV to come to your Samsung smart TV? Wait no more. The app is now available alongside AirPlay 2, just make sure to update to the latest firmware.

Tech May 14, 2019

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds Of 2019: Powerbeats Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds, And More

With a smorgasbord of truly wireless earbuds in the market, it's hard to figure out which one best fits the user's needs. That said, here are some of the most noteworthy options out there.

Tech May 14, 2019

Adobe Tells Users To Update Creative Cloud Apps, Or Else They Might Face Legal Consequences

According to Adobe, Creative Cloud subscribers who continue using older versions of the apps could face infringement claims from third parties. The company is urging users to update using the Creative Cloud desktop application.

Tech May 14, 2019

LOOK: Lenovo Unveils World’s First Foldable PC

Lenovo’s prototype foldable ThinkPad is neither a tablet, laptop, or hybrid. It’s actually a full-fledged PC that you might be able to buy in 2020.

Tech May 14, 2019

Pixel 3a Has A Headphone Jack Because Users At This Price Point Need 'Flexibility,' According To Google

As Google explains, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have a headphone jack because buyers at this price point need 'flexibility.' That said, there's a good chance the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not have one.

Tech May 13, 2019

HTC Proves It’s Still Alive, Announces Android Pie Updates For Some Of Its Phones

Good news if you have either the HTC U11, U11 Plus, or U12 Plus: Android 9 Pie has finally been scheduled for each these handsets. Bad news: HTC might not make another phone anytime soon.

Tech May 13, 2019

Tinder Developing Tinder Lite Version For Those With Slow Data

Tinder Lite, releasing soon, is a slimmed-down version of the popular dating app. Parent company Match Group wants to launch it in developing markets where things such as bandwidth, internet speed, and data usage are utmost concerns.

Tech May 13, 2019

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