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Samsung Will Add Google Assistant And Bixby To 2019 TV Lineup

Samsung is reportedly adding both Google Assistant and Bixby to its 2019 TV lineup. They could also come with improved audio capabilities a la Apple HomePod.

Tech December 21, 2018

Apple Will Stop Selling iPhone 7, iPhone 8 In Germany: Here’s Why

Apple is now banned from selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 units in Germany following a court ruling in favor of Qualcomm. The Apple-Qualcomm war is, needless to say, about to get worse.

Tech December 21, 2018

Nike Sets 2019 Release Date For Self-Lacing Basketball Shoes, Yours For $350

Nike is releasing a pair of self-lacing basketball shoes next year. At $350, though, it’ll be one of the most expensive kicks you’ll spend money on, ever.

Tech December 21, 2018

There Might Be Samsung Galaxy S10 Edge, Galaxy S10 Lite Variants Coming

Three versions of the Galaxy S10 are coming next year: Lite, Edge, and Plus. There could even be a fourth one equipped with 5G capabilities.

Tech December 21, 2018

Omron Introduces Blood Pressure Smartwatch: Everything You Need To Know

Omron announced its HeartGuide smartwatch, an FDA-approved wearable that measures blood pressure. What's more, it has other features such as sleep and step trackers and is capable of receiving calls and texts.

Tech December 21, 2018

Macaulay Culkin Recreates 'Home Alone' Scenes In New Google Ad

Macaulay Culkin starred in a Google ad where he played his iconic Kevin McCallister role but as an adult. The 'Home Alone'-themed commercial highlighted some of the most genius scenes from the 1990 film.

Tech December 20, 2018

You Can Now Gift In-App Purchases From The Apple App Store

Apple is now letting users gift in-app purchases to friends. Previously, iOS folks could only send full paid apps, but now Apple has expanded its policy to include microtransactions as well.

Tech December 20, 2018

Snapchat Hopes To Outperform TikTok With New Lens Challenges

Lens Challenges are a set of new filters on Snapchat centered around a particular song, dance, event, holiday, and more. These Lenses are highly similar to TikTok, which wasn’t exactly an accident.

Tech December 20, 2018

Apple: Some New iPads Are Slightly Bent, But That’s Totally Normal

Apple says some iPad Pro units might have a slight bend to their chassis, but that’s only a natural side effect of their manufacturing process. Customers aren’t too happy about the cosmetic blunder, however.

Tech December 19, 2018

Former Microsoft Intern Joshua Bakita Claims Google May Have Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser

Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.

Tech December 20, 2018

Facebook Secretly Gave Spotify, Netflix, Bing, And Many Other Services User Information

Facebook gave major companies access to user data. It was part of partnerships on data collection the company entered into with a number of services, both big and small.

Tech December 19, 2018

Windows Sandbox Explained: Why It’s Great For Running Suspicious Programs

Windows Sandbox is a virtual machine for those not savvy enough to know how to run a virtual machine. It makes the process of checking unknown apps safer and more efficient.

Tech December 19, 2018

Lenovo Announces The World’s First 12GB RAM Smartphone

Lenovo’s latest handset, the Z5 Pro GT, is the first phone in history to boast 12 GB of RAM. Don’t expect it to ever come to the United States, though.

Tech December 19, 2018

Twitter For iPhone Now Allows You To See Most Recent Tweets First: How To Switch To Reverse-Chronological Feed

Twitter has rolled out an update for iPhone users that lets them enable a reverse-chronological feed. This meant that fresh tweets will appear at the top regardless of their popularity across the platform.

Tech December 19, 2018

Nintendo Switch Beats PS4 And Xbox One As Fastest-Selling Console In The US

Nintendo Switch sold more than 8.7 million units in the United States in its first 21 months, making it the fastest-selling console in this generation. It outran Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.

Tech December 18, 2018

France To Tax Tech Giants Facebook, Google, Apple, And Amazon Starting Jan. 1

France is going to implement its own tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, which are collectively known in the EU region as GAFA starting Jan. 1. Other countries in the EU including the UK are also pushing to impose their own taxes to tech giants

Tech December 18, 2018

LG To Release OLED TV That Rolls Out Like Poster In 2019: Report

LG showcased the LG Display rollable TV prototype at the CES 2018. Next year, consumers could buy the futuristic OLED TV that can be rolled up and put away like a poster when not in use.

Tech December 18, 2018

Qualcomm Says Apple Still Violating Chinese Court Order Despite iOS Update

Apple confirmed that it has rolled out iOS 12.1.2 with bug fixes for eSIM and to tackle the sales ban of certain iPhones in China. Qualcomm, however, believes that the Cupertino-based company is still violating the court's order.

Tech December 18, 2018

Ford Introduces High-Tech Dog House With Noise-Canceling Feature

Ford recently revealed a prototype of a dog house, which boasts an elegant and minimalist design and can cancel noises. However, the car manufacturer has yet to announce the official launch of the kennel.

Tech December 18, 2018

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Boomerang, Selfie Mode, And AR Stickers

Boomerang finally arrives on Messenger. That and Selfie Mode, which adds a bokeh mode to photos, plus new AR stickers to spice up the holidays.

Tech December 18, 2018

Why Facebook Hasn’t Released The ‘Clear History’ Feature It Promised Months Ago

Over seven months ago, Facebook said it would release a Clear History feature as an added privacy measure. It’s still not here, and here’s why.

Tech December 18, 2018

Fitbit OS 3.0 Adds Expanded Dashboard, More Third-Party App Support On Versa And Ionic

Fitbit OS 3.0 is finally here, available for the Ionic and Versa. It expands support for third-party apps, introduces improved health views, and more.

Tech December 17, 2018

Google Assistant Now Tells You If Flights Might Be Delayed

Smart gets smarter. This forthcoming holiday season, Google Assistant will begin giving flight predictions so traveling users can prepare in advance in case delays occur.

Tech December 17, 2018

‘Donald’ Officially One Of Top 100 Worst Passwords Of 2018

'Donald,' the first name of U.S. President Trump is officially one of the top 100 worst passwords of 2018. '123456', meanwhile, is still at the no. 1 spot for five consecutive years.

Tech December 17, 2018

Huawei Nova 4 Comes With A Punch Hole Design And 48-Megapixel Camera

Huawei’s newest phone, the Nova 4, comes with a punch hole design, similar to the just-announced Samsung Galaxy A8s. It’s got some great specs to match as well.

Tech December 17, 2018

Your Kids Can Call Santa Claus Using Google Home, Here's How

Kids can talk to Santa Claus this holiday season by calling him through Google Home. They can also track his exact location on Christmas Eve as well as his progress on holiday preparations.

Tech December 17, 2018

Amazon Is Finally Tired Of Selling You ‘Crap’

Amazon doesn’t want to lose profits over selling CRaP items, which stands for products that “Can’t Realize a Profit.” As such, it’s asking brands to make some big changes.

Tech December 17, 2018

'Netflix For Comics' InkyPen Will Launch On Nintendo Switch Dec. 17

InkyPen will finally launch on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 17 wherein subscribers can access thousands of comics for a fee much like Netflix. The Norway-based company said it was eyeing to expansion in other platforms.

Tech December 16, 2018

Samsung Reportedly Developing A New Mid-Range Tablet To Be Released In First Quarter Of 2019

New information suggested that Samsung is working on a new addition to the Galaxy Tab A lineup. The rumored tablet is said to be a mid-range device that will be launched in the first quarter of next year.

Tech December 16, 2018

Cydia Store For Jailbroken iPhones Is Shutting Down

Jay Freeman announced that Cydia Store is shutting down starting immediately. The main reason for the closure is that the service is not making profits anymore.

Tech December 16, 2018

Apple To Update iPhone Software In China To Avoid Sales Ban

A Chinese court ruled to immediately stop Apple from selling older iPhones in China amid an ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm. Apple said it will deliver a software update next week to avoid the sales ban.

Tech December 16, 2018

US Subscribers Can Now Play Apple Music On Amazon Echo Speakers Via Alexa App

Amazon surprisingly announced its plans to integrate Apple Music with its Echo speakers via the Alexa app in late November. The update is supposedly scheduled for release on Dec. 17, but it is now rolling out for the app on iOS and Android.

Tech December 15, 2018

The Amazon Echo Wall Clock Is Here: Here’s What It Can Do

The $30 Amazon Echo Wall Clock works with Alexa but doesn’t have its own microphone. It’s great for people who already have Echo devices in their household.

Tech December 15, 2018

Facebook Bug Exposed Photos Of 6.8 Million Users: How To Find Out If You Were Affected

Facebook recently disclosed that a bug may have affected 6.8 million users, exposing their photos to third-party apps. The social networking site said the bug lived for 12 days in September.

Tech December 15, 2018

YouTube Warns Creators Their Subscriber Count May Fall As It Purges Spam Accounts

Some YouTube creators will see their subscriber count dip down going forward, YouTube says. The company is performing a routine purge to keep the service as clean as possible, and part of that is eliminating spam accounts.

Tech December 14, 2018

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 Arriving On February 20 With 1 TB Option

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 in February and then release it in March, according to a new report. There will apparently be a 1 TB storage option for the Galaxy S10 too.

Tech December 14, 2018

Qualcomm Wants China To Ban Sale Of Apple iPhone XS And XR

After securing a temporary injunction against Apple, Qualcomm requested to ban the sales of iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR in China. The Cupertino, California-based company, meanwhile, insisted the units with iOS 12 weren't part of the order.

Tech December 14, 2018

Social Media Features On Apple Music Slowly Going Away

Apple is throwing the towel on Connect, the social media center of Apple Music. Seems like the feature couldn’t avoid being the second iTunes Ping.

Tech December 14, 2018

$100,000 Up For Grabs For Someone Who Can Live Without A Smartphone For 365 Days

Vitaminwater recently announced it will be giving away $100,000 to someone who can ditch their smartphone for a year. It said this was an effort to break the boring routine that has plagued generations.

Tech December 14, 2018

Netflix Apparently Testing A ‘Watch That Scene Again’ Feature

Netflix reportedly tested a feature that would make scrubbing films or TV shows for a specific scene much easier. The implementation might still be imperfect, though.

Tech December 13, 2018

You Can Buy A Chromecast On Amazon Again, But Here’s The Bad News

Amazon has now fulfilled its promise to put back Chromecast devices on its site. The unfortunate thing, however, is that Google is still stubborn in letting the streaming sticks have Prime Video.

Tech December 13, 2018

Intel Unveils 10-Nanometer Sunny Cove Processors For 2019: Will They Power Future MacBooks?

Intel just offered a glimpse of its future chips. Among them are the new 10-nanometer Sunny Cove processors, which should replace Skylake chips going forward.

Tech December 13, 2018

Samsung Upgrades Notebook 9 Pen With 15-Inch Display And Improved S Pen

Samsung shows off the new Notebook 9 Pen, which comes with an eighth-generation Intel processor and a matching S Pen to boot. No word on pricing and release date yet, however.

Tech December 13, 2018

Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition Wows With 2 Screens, 3D Camera, 10 GB RAM, And More

Vivo has sown off the successor to Nex, and it got two OLED screens. However, can the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition stand out from the pack?

Tech December 12, 2018

LG Shows Off 2-In-1 And 17-Inch LG Gram Laptops Ahead Of CES 2019

LG just unveiled two new laptops as part of its LG Gram lineup, a 17-inch model and a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid. Full details will follow next year during CES.

Tech December 12, 2018

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