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Microsoft Is Pulling E-Books From Its Store And Remove Access To Purchased Items In July

Microsoft is backing out of the e-book business to 'streamline' the focus of its Store. It's offering full refunds to customers and plans to remove access to all purchased digital books in July.

Tech April 2, 2019

AI Perpetuating Human Bias in the Lending Space

AI was supposed to be the pinnacle of technological achievement — a chance to sit back and let the robots do the work. While it's true AI completes complex tasks and calculations faster and more accurately than any human could, it's shaping up to need some supervision.

Tech April 2, 2019

The Importance Of A Timely Data Breach Response

When companies are targeted by cybercriminals, it is essential that they have plans in place in order to deal with this and enable themselves to get back online rapidly. This not only applies to internal systems but also to public perception as well — clients want to know that companies can deal with data breaches effectively. The way that security incidents are dealt with will have a significant impact on companies' reputation and standing within their industry.

Tech April 2, 2019

Cloudflare Update Comes With Fast And Free VPN

Cloudflare is rolling out Warp, a free VPN service that’s less battery-draining and data-heavy than most other VPN apps. It can’t create virtual locations, though.

Tech April 2, 2019

Facebook Might Roll Out A Dedicated News Tab That’s Free For All

Mark Zuckerberg might pay publishers to post their articles on a dedicated News tab on Facebook. This section will be made free for all users — that is if it does push through.

Tech April 2, 2019

Google Android Security Report: Installs Of 'Potentially Harmful Apps' On Google Play Doubled In 2018

Google has published its annual Android security report. Based on the company's findings, the Android ecosystem became generally safer in 2018, despite a twofold increase in 'potentially harmful apps.'

Tech April 2, 2019

Google Officially Stops Selling The Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL

No more Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on the Google Store. The company might have cleared both last-generation phones out to accommodate the rumored midrange Pixel handsets.

Tech April 2, 2019

Valve Index VR Headset Arrives This June, Preorders Start May 1: Here Are The Rumored Specs

The Valve Index will be unveiled on May 1, with preorders starting that day. It will come out June 15, according to its product page that went live a little too early.

Tech April 2, 2019

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S10 5G's Release Date

It's official: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now has a release date. It's scheduled to launch on April 5 in South Korea first and expand to other markets soon after.

Tech April 1, 2019

Users Can Now Preschedule Messages In Gmail

Google has introduced changes to the Gmail platform to increase user satisfaction and productivity. These include the addition of Smart Compose for all as well as the ability to schedule messages before they are sent out to recipients.

Tech April 7, 2019

App Offering 'Gay Conversion' Therapy Removed From Google Play Store

Several organizations demanded Google to remove the app that offers 'gay conversion' therapy. After months of protests by the LGBTQ community, the tech firm removed the app that appears to brainwash the users.

Tech April 2, 2019

This Google Easter Egg Game Will Keep You Busy While Your Internet Connection Is Down

Google has added a simple video game to its app to help entertain users while they wait for internet connection. The game that is just like the 'Flappy Bird can be accessed offline using the Google app or widget.

Tech April 1, 2019

Should You Get An Apple Card? Some Pros And Cons To Consider

The Apple Card offers daily cash rewards, fantastic financial health tools, and top-tier security — it’s far from perfect, though. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

Tech April 1, 2019

Apple Music For Android Reportedly Getting Chromecast Support

Recently unearthed code from the Apple Music APK suggests Chromecast support is due. Soon you might be able to cast Flume’s new record on your smart TV.

Tech April 1, 2019

Saudis Hacked Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos’ Phone: Report

The investigation Jeff Bezos ordered when The National Enquirer threatened him with private text and photos has concluded that Saudi hacked the Amazon CEO’s phone. No proof yet whether these two are linked, though.

Tech April 1, 2019

Here’s How To Regulate The Internet, According To Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has a responsibility to help address issues centered around internet regulation. Here are four ideas to achieve a safe but unfractured internet, according to him.

Tech April 1, 2019

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Why Am I Seeing This Post?’ Feature: Here’s How To Use It

Facebook is giving users more control and context over posts they see across the site. It’s also giving them improved transparency over which advertisers are targeting them and why.

Tech April 1, 2019

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Gets Refreshed With 8th-Gen Core i5 Processor

Microsoft added a new configuration for the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. At that, the device is now available with a quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Tech April 1, 2019

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 Is Getting 'Super Night Mode,' 25W Fast-Charging Support

Samsung is rumored to roll out a big update to the Galaxy S10 lineup soon. If it turns out to be true, then the new flagship could get a 'super night mode' and 25W fast-charging support.

Tech March 31, 2019

Stanford’s Self-Driving Car Does Difficult Maneuvers Like A Race Car Driver

Engineers at Stanford University tested self-driving cars on a race track, against a real race car driver. Can autonomous vehicles handle extreme and unknown conditions just like human drivers?

Tech April 1, 2019

Google Maps Gets 'Snake' Easter Egg Game For April Fools' Day

Google is adding a 'Snake' Easter egg game to Google Maps for iOS and Android in celebration of April Fools' Day. It's rolling out worldwide, but it's going to be available for a limited time only.

Tech March 31, 2019

Amazon Will Now Allow Companies To Make Alexa Apps With Alexa For Business Blueprints

Amazon rolled out Alexa for Business Blueprints in the United States and will launch it soon in other regions. It allows the customers to create and publish private skills for the workplace without having to write a single line of code.

Tech April 1, 2019

Verizon Will Block Spam And Robocalls For Free With Its Call Filter Feature

Verizon is making its Call Filter app free, with an optional $2.99-a-month subscription that nabs customers a few nifty extras. The app will automatically block spam and robocalls.

Tech March 30, 2019

AirPods 2 iFixit Teardown Reveals They’re Impossible To Repair

iFixit just gave the new AirPods a zero out of 10 rating for repairability, noting that it’s impossible to fix. If it breaks, good luck getting it repaired.

Tech March 30, 2019

Facebook Mistakenly Deletes Some Of Mark Zuckerberg's Old Posts

Facebook has 'mistakenly' deleted some of Mark Zuckerberg's old posts and cannot restore them back, and this isn't the first time this happened, reports revealed. Here are some of the missing posts.

Tech March 30, 2019

RIP, AirPower: Apple Cancels Its Wireless Charging Mat Because It Can't 'Achieve Its High Standards'

It's official: Apple has canceled the AirPower. Despite the many references to the wireless charging mat across the company's products, it's never going to see the light of day.

Tech March 29, 2019

Spotify Is Testing Two-Person Subscriptions Called 'Premium Duo'

Spotify is testing its new Premium Duo subscription tier in five countries. No word yet on if or when it’ll come to the United States.

Tech March 30, 2019

Godfathers Of AI Win This Year's Turing Award And $1 Million

Computer scientists Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio have been awarded the 2018 Turing Award by the Association for Computing Machinery. All three men have contributed much in the advancement of AI systems.

Tech March 29, 2019

Twitter Is Getting An Even Darker Dark Mode Called ‘Lights Out’

Twitter knows some apps with Dark Mode aren’t using a true black background. So it’s rolling out a new 'lights out' option for those who want a truly dark mode.

Tech March 29, 2019

LG G8 ThinQ Arrives On April 11: Specs, Price, And Everything You Need To Know

All major U.S. carriers plus a number of authorized resellers will offer the LG G8 ThinQ beginning April 11. Here’s where it’ll be cheapest, though.

Tech March 29, 2019

Asus Publishes Fix For 'ShadowHammer' Malware

ASUS responded to recent media reports on the ASUS Live Update tool attack by APT groups. The hardware vendor also announced the release of ASUS Live Update Version 3.6.8, which introduces a fix for the ShadowHammer malware.

Tech March 29, 2019

Magic Leap Headset Will Be Available From AT&T Beginning April 1

AT&T will carry Magic Leap One headsets beginning April 1. Three of its flagship stores will even offer people live demos of a 'Game of Thrones' title.

Tech March 28, 2019

Xiaomi Unveils 100 W Fast Charging Tech — 100 Percent Full In Just 17 Minutes

Xiaomi just showed off a new 100 W fast charging technology that tops up your phone in just 17 minutes. It’s much faster than Super VOOC, currently the market’s fastest fast charging solution.

Tech March 28, 2019

Google’s Rumored Midrange Pixel 3a Phone Will Reportedly Come In Iris Purple

Google will reportedly be adding a third color Pixel 3a option aside from black and white: Purple or Iris. No sign on when they might be released, but a new report sheds light on a possible price point.

Tech March 28, 2019

Samsung Releases Galaxy Fold Stress Test Video After ‘Creasing’ Rumors

Crease or no crease? Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold stress test video seems to put those rumors to rest. The device is out April 26 for $1,980.

Tech March 28, 2019

Microsoft Won’t Have Any April Fools’ Prank This Year, And No, This Is Not A Joke

April Fools’ is just days away, and some may now be preparing for the wittiest gags. However, Microsoft decided to skip doing pranks, saying there are 'more to lose than gain' in trying to be funny for just a day.

Tech March 28, 2019

McDonald's To Buy Start-Up So It Can Automatically Tweak Drive-Thru Menu

McDonald's has acquired New York-based machine learning start-up Dynamic Yield. The fast-food chain hopes to use its AI to power its new customer experience strategy.

Tech March 27, 2019

Ikea Offers Sneak Peek At Bookshelf Speakers Powered By Sonos

The company offered the sneak peek at the finished version of the Sono-powered speaker in a new post following the celebration of its Red Dot design awards. The upcoming device is set for official unveiling on April 9 in Milan.

Tech March 27, 2019

NBC Shoots Entire March 25 Episode Of The 'Tonight Show' On Samsung Galaxy S10+

TV viewers watched Monday's episode of the 'Tonight Show' that was shot entirely using the Samsung Galaxy S10+. The event is part of NBC's advertising deal with the South Korean smartphone maker to feature the new phone on its shows.

Tech March 27, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Reportedly Won’t Have Any Buttons

Samsung plans to radically change the design of the Galaxy Note 10. A new rumor says the company is throwing out physical keys in favor of capacitive ones.

Tech March 27, 2019

Uber Ride Pass Subscription To Bring Discounted Fares To More Cities

Uber is launching its Ride Pass service to a lot more cities. However, it’s jacking up subscription fees to $24.99 instead of the usual $14.99.

Tech March 27, 2019

The Galaxy A70 Has A Bigger Screen Than The Galaxy S10, And Is Much Cheaper

The Galaxy A70 seems like a top-tier phone in mid-range clothing. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor, a triple-camera system, and a screen that’s bigger than the Galaxy S10’s.

Tech March 27, 2019

Huawei Is Developing Smart Glasses That Will Replace Earbuds

Huawei and Gentle Monster are making an entire lineup of smart glasses. The coolest thing about them? They don’t look anything like smart glasses at all.

Tech March 27, 2019

Google Accused Of Profiting From Running Adverts For Unproven Dementia Supplements

Google is facing criticism for selling advertising to retailers of brain supplements under search terms “Alzheimer’s pills” and “dementia supplements”. No cure is currently available for dementia.

Tech March 27, 2019

Mozilla’s Password Manager Firefox Lockbox Is Now On Android

Mozilla now brings its password manager to Android. Firefox Lockbox is a no-frills standalone app that lets users easily access passwords saved on the Firefox browser.

Tech March 27, 2019

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