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HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Will Soon Open Preorders For $300: Here's How It Works

HTC will start preorders for its Vive Wireless Adapter on Sept. 5. The HTC Vive Wireless Adapter costs $299.99, but it needs an additional $60 for the compatibility pack for the Vive Pro headset.

Tech August 22, 2018

Google’s New ‘Tell Me Something Good’ Feature Makes This Dreary World Seem A Bit Better

Google has Assistant feature that’ll tell you good news happening around the world. It won’t shield you from the horrors, it just wants to show you that people can still change the world even in small ways.

Tech August 22, 2018

Samsung Unveils CJG5 Curved Gaming Monitors With 144 Hz Refresh Rate, And They’re Cheap

Samsung’s latest curved gaming monitors deliver all the essentials and cut out all the necessary extras, offering gamers an above-average display option that won’t break their bank. A release date remains unannounced, though.

Tech August 22, 2018

Tinder Goes To School: New Tinder U Feature Matches Only College Students

Tinder announced on Tuesday that they will be releasing a new service called 'Tinder U.' Tinder U is a version of Tinder that can only be accessed by college students.

Tech August 21, 2018

Facebook Users Given Trustworthiness Scores In Ongoing Battle Against Fake News

Popular social media platform Facebook has started assigning reputation scores to its users to determine their trustworthiness. The platform is rating user's credibility on a scale of zero to one.

Tech August 22, 2018

Netflix Wants To Avoid Paying Apple For iOS App Subscription Payments

Netflix is testing a new method for iOS app users to pay for their subscriptions. Instead of in-app purchases, users are being directed to the streaming service's mobile website, bypassing iTunes.

Tech August 22, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB More Popular Than Cheaper 128 GB Version In Preorders

In Samsung's home country of South Korea, the Galaxy Note 9 512 GB model is more popular than the 128 GB model in preorders. More than half of customers chose the 512 GB version despite the over $200 price difference.

Tech August 22, 2018

Check Out The New LG Tone Headsets, Google Assistant Included

LG is unveiling its newest Tone Plus Bluetooth headsets in the Internationale Funkausstellung exhibition in Germany. One of the new devices, the LG TONE Platinum SE, even has a specialized Assistant button.

Tech August 22, 2018

Google Targeted By Lawsuit Over Shady Location Tracking Policy

Google is facing a lawsuit for violating California’s privacy laws. The case stemmed from AP’s report that it still stores location data even if the user turns off the Location History.

Tech August 21, 2018

Microsoft Is Officially Killing The Windows 8 Store

Microsoft is preparing for the death of its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 storefronts. The company has now revealed important deadlines for developers, the earliest of which comes this October when both stores stop accepting new apps.

Tech August 21, 2018

Apple Pay Support Comes To All Costco Outlets In The US

All Costco locations in the United States now support Apple Pay. The retail chain plans to add the payment method in gas stations as well, but that’s yet to be finalized.

Tech August 21, 2018

Skype Finally Adds End-To-End Encryption For Calls, Messages

End-to-end encryption finally arrives on Skype, as promised this past January. Users can now be more confident that their chats are secure, although there’s a catch.

Tech August 21, 2018

You Can Now ‘Undo’ Sent Emails On Gmail For Android: Here’s How

Google is finally bringing its undo feature to Gmail for Android. For years it’s been a staple of the Gmail for desktop experience, but now mobile users will finally be able to take advantage of it as well.

Tech August 21, 2018

Updated MacBook Air Will Have Slim Bezels, Retina Display: Report

Apple will finally release an upgraded MacBook Air. Bloomberg says it’ll have slimmer bezels and a Retina Display, and that Apple is also going to release an updated Mac Mini.

Tech August 21, 2018

Twitch Prime No Ads Perk Will End Next Month

New Twitch Prime members will see advertisements while watching content on the streaming platform if they sign up on Sept. 14 or later. The decision to end advertisement-free viewing for Twitch Prime subscribers looks to provide streamers with more income.

Tech August 21, 2018

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Will Roll Out Next Month: Preorders Now Open For $1,199

Nvidia announced at Gamescom that they will release the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card this September. Apart from the RTX 2080 Ti, other graphic cards that will be unveiled include the GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 2080.

Tech August 21, 2018

Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Mouse Will Save You From Wrist Strain For $100

With the hopes of lessening wrist strains, Logitech released its first vertical mouse known as the MX Vertical. The MX Vertical, which is compatible with Windows and Mac users, is expected to come into retail stores next month.

Tech August 21, 2018

Fitbit Charge 3 Unveiled: Here Are All The Important Features Of The $150 Fitness Tracker

Popular fitness company Fitbit unwrapped a smartwatch-like tracker known as the Charge 3. The Charge 3 is mobilized with a water resistance feature, seven-day battery life, and an enhanced OLED touchscreen display.

Tech August 21, 2018

Huawei False Advertising: Nova 3 Selfies Were Actually Taken By DSLR Camera

Huawei was again found engaging in deceptive marketing practices, as a Nova 3 advertisement for selfies apparently used DSLR camera photos. The smartphone manufacturer was caught through behind-the-scenes pictures uploaded by the female actor.

Tech August 21, 2018

Missing 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 Prototype Discovered In Plain Sight: Here's What Happened To 'Little Red'

Little Red, the missing 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 prototype, was discovered rotting in a field in Texas. Restorers are now turning to the power of the internet to help bring the car back to its original glory.

Tech August 21, 2018

Sony Confirms Android Pie For Some Xperia XZ Phones, Explains Why Updates Take So Long

Sony has declared that nine of its premium-range phones will finally get the anticipated Android Pie upgrade in November. The midrange models are expected to get the update early next year.

Tech August 20, 2018

Twitter Just Can’t Figure Out How To Deal With Fake News — Even CEO Jack Dorsey Admits It

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke out amid debates on the role of social media platforms in political discourse. The chief executive said that the political bias of Twitter workers does not influence how the site carry out its rules.

Tech August 22, 2018

Audi Drops Last Manual Transmission Models In US Vehicle Lineup

Low customer demand has forced Audi to drop the six-speed manual transmission from its A4 and A5 models starting next year. In line with this, all of Audi’s U.S. line will only include automatic transmission.

Tech August 20, 2018

Apple App Store Takes Down 25,000 Illegal Apps In China

Following complaints from China’s state media, Apple moved for the removal of around 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store. Many of these apps are gambling-related.

Tech August 20, 2018

Amsterdam Apple Store Evacuated Due To iPad Battery Explosion

An Apple store in Amsterdam had to be evacuated after an overheated iPad battery exploded, causing three people to suffer respiratory issues. The fire was quickly put out by staff members from Apple.

Tech August 20, 2018

Snapchat Android Redesign Now Available For Users With Root Access

After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster and cleaner version of the app. The app, which will be known as the "Snapchat Alpha," is now available for Android users with root access.

Tech August 20, 2018

Is Your Google Pixel 2 XL Sluggish? You Might Get A Free Replacement

Google is aware of a Pixel 2 XL slowness issue, which is happening a few months before the Pixel 3 XL launch. Google has pinpointed three possible reasons for the problem, one of which may lead to a free replacement.

Tech August 20, 2018

Netflix Gets Rid Of All User Reviews, As Promised

Netflix has finally removed all user reviews from its platform. Yes, there was once a time where your opinion mattered to Netflix, but clearly not anymore.

Tech August 20, 2018

You Can No Longer Buy A Kindle Voyage

Amazon is no longer making the Kindle Voyage. Customers who want a higher-end e-reader will have to opt for the Kindle Oasis or look at other options from Kobo or Sony.

Tech August 20, 2018

Skype Gets ‘SMS Connect’ Feature To Let You Text From PC

Skype gets a new feature called SMS Connect, which lets users send and text SMS using their desktop. It’s not fully functional yet, reports say, and Microsoft isn’t planning an iOS rollout, apparently.

Tech August 20, 2018

Top 5 Best Technology Law Firms In Chicago, IL In 2018

The rise in data privacy lawsuits, as well as lawsuits relating to infringement of patent, trademark and copyrights, a handful of technology law firms in Chicago have grown to make a formidable name for themselves, effectively representing and advising clients in matters relating to copyright, domains, patent, social media, trademarks, trade secrets and more.

Tech August 19, 2018

OnePlus 6T To Launch This October As A T-Mobile Exclusive

Chinese brand OnePlus is partnering with famous American carrier T-Mobile for OnePlus 6T. This will enable people to get the highly anticipated phone from the nearest T-Mobile storefront or through its website.

Tech August 19, 2018

Google Goggles Is Now Officially Dead — Install Google Lens Instead

Google Goggles is officially dead. Google has punted its ancient visual search platform into the sunset, telling users to download and install Google Lens instead, which offers a vastly better experience.

Tech August 18, 2018

Gmail For Mobile Gets Confidential Mode: What It’s For And How To Use It

Confidential Mode, introduced as part of the new Gmail, has arrived on mobile. Gmail for Android users can now send confidential emails, complete with expiration dates and SMS passcodes.

Tech August 18, 2018

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Netflix Now Reportedly Testing Ads

The golden age of streaming might finally be coming to a halt. Netflix is now the latest service to experiment with in-show ads, disrupting users’ binge-watching sessions with commercials for its own shows.

Tech August 18, 2018

Google To Launch New Version Of Chromecast With Bluetooth, Stronger Wi-Fi

An amended FCC filing reveals Google will soon release an updated Chromecast device with better Wi-Fi and expanded Bluetooth support. Details such as pricing and release date remain uncertain, though.

Tech August 18, 2018

Nokia To Unveil 'Most Awaited Phone' On Aug. 21: Is It The Nokia 9?

Nokia will unveil its much-awaited flagship unit on Aug. 21. While details about the new phone remain unclear, many are expecting that Nokia will launch the Nokia 9.

Tech August 18, 2018

Google Home With Display Launching Later This Year To Compete With Amazon Echo Show

Google is expected to release a Google Home with display features before Christmas in the hopes of competing directly with the Amazon Echo Show. Google Home will be packed with a touchscreen display and will likely lean on voice commands.

Tech August 18, 2018

WhatsApp Users Will Get Unlimited Google Drive Storage For Backups

Google Drive will award WhatsApp users unlimited backup storage for Whats-App-related data starting on Nov. 12. WhatsApp is among the most popular chat apps in the world with more than 1.5 billion users.

Tech August 18, 2018

Android Messages App Gets Dark Mode In New Update

Android Messages is rolling out a new version that features a helpful dark mode. The said mode transforms the interface background color to black, which will undeniably aid its users who want something less bright.

Tech August 17, 2018

Google Is Making It Easier For Android To Support Hearing Aids

Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.

Tech August 17, 2018

Google Adds Subtopics To Featured Snippets In Search

Google Search just got a little bit better. Featured Snippets now display relevant subtopics because Google knows you’re too lazy to search for them yourself.

Tech August 17, 2018

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Unveiled: World's Slimmest Gaming Laptop Packs A Punch

Following the release of the Zephyrus M in April, Asus took another leap forward after unwrapping the Zephyrus S. With a 14.95 to 15.75 mm frame, the Zephyrus S is considered as the slimmest gaming laptop in the world.

Tech August 17, 2018

ARM Expects 2019 Deimos And 2020 Hercules Chips To Outperform Intel

With HP and Asus adopting ARM chips on their devices, ARM is confident that the Deimos and Hercules chips will challenge Intel in the next couple of years. Deimos will debut in 2019 while Hercules will hit the market in 2020.

Tech August 17, 2018

Apple Hacked By Teenager Who Placed 90 GB Of Secure Files In A Folder Named 'Hacky Hack Hack'

A 16-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to infiltrating Apple's servers. The Australian student accessed customer accounts and stole 90 GB worth of secure files, which he amusingly placed in a folder named 'hacky hack hack.'

Tech August 17, 2018

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