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Snap Inc. Will Shut Down Snapcash On Aug. 30

Snapcash will officially be punted into the sunset at the end of August, Snap Inc. has confirmed. The feature lets users split bills between friends, and also pay for explicit content.

Tech July 23, 2018

Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android?

Fuchsia is one of Google’s most mysterious experiments, believed to be a unified operating system that could one day replace both Android and Chrome OS. Is that really what’s going to happen, though?

Tech July 21, 2018

Facebook Is Developing Its Own Internet Satellite, Reportedly Launching Next Year

Emails between the FCC and a firm reveal that Facebook is developing satellite internet. Project Athena, proposed to launch in 2019, will provide internet to underserved areas in the world.

Tech July 21, 2018

Facebook Will Be More Aggressive About Its Underage Policy

In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.

Tech July 20, 2018

Google Unveils AI Technology That Makes GIFs Out Of Your Dance Moves

In Google’s latest experiment called Move Mirror, artificial intelligence looks at your various poses and searches for images just like it. Yes, it’s possible to generate GIFs of it.

Tech July 20, 2018

Buyer, Beware: This $100 Fake iPhone X Is A Security Nightmare

Motherboard investigated a $100 fake iPhone X that one of its writers purchased in China. The counterfeit iPhone X looked like the real thing, but it was discovered to be filled with malware and backdoors.

Tech July 20, 2018

LG V40 ThinQ Rumored To Arrive This October With Triple-Camera System

The LG V40 ThinQ will be launched at this year’s IFA show and officially released in October, a new report says. It will also have a triple-camera system, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro.

Tech July 20, 2018

New Instagram Update Lets You Know If Friends Are Online

There’s no escaping it: Instagram is becoming more like Facebook after each passing update. Now, the app shows a green dot next to friends who are online.

Tech July 20, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Did Something That No Other Galaxy S Smartphone Has Done, And It's Not Good

The Samsung Galaxy S9 did something in the second quarter that no other Galaxy S device has ever done. Samsung is likely hoping that its next flagship device, the Galaxy Note 9, will not do the same thing.

Tech July 19, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Clarifies Statement About Holocaust Deniers Following Backlash: ‘I Personally Find Holocaust Denial Deeply Offensive’

Mark Zuckerberg has now clarified his recent statements on holocaust deniers on Facebook. He said he finds the idea of Holocaust denial deeply offensive and didn’t mean to defend the people who engage in it.

Tech July 19, 2018

Samsung Reportedly Launching $300 Bixby Smart Speaker On Galaxy Note 9 Event

Samsung’s standalone speaker is reportedly going to be unveiled next month. It’s apparently going to be billed primarily as a premium speaker, but with Bixby-powered smart features thrown in.

Tech July 19, 2018

Future VR Headsets Will Only Need 1 USB-C Cable, To End The Problem Of Tangled Wires

A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.

Tech July 19, 2018

Gorilla Glass 6 Will Protect Your Phone Even After Dropping It 15 Times

The new Corning Gorilla Glass 6, now in production, is able to survive up to 15 drops but is only as scratch-resistant as its predecessors. It’s expected to hit the market in the coming months.

Tech July 19, 2018

Viewers Can Now React To Twitch Streamers With GIFs Thanks To Giphy

Twitch has finally added support for GIFs. Users can now access the new Giphy extension and start dropping PG-rated GIFs on their favorite broadcasters’ livestreams.

Tech July 19, 2018

Walmart Is Thinking About Starting A Video Streaming Service To Take On Netflix

You won’t believe which company is trying to become the next Netflix. Walmart — yes, the retail chain — is apparently considering a streaming service that’ll cost less than rival offerings.

Tech July 19, 2018

You Might Soon Be Able To Remove Your Instagram Followers

Manually removing followers might soon be a possibility on Instagram. The company has confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that’ll allow public accounts to remove accounts from their followers pool.

Tech July 19, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price Leaks, With Best Look At The Flagship Smartphone So Far

The Galaxy Note 9 price has leaked, though it may come as bad news to fans of the Galaxy Note line. Prolific leaker Evan Blass also tweeted what appears to be the best look so far at the upcoming smartphone.

Tech July 18, 2018

Google Pixelbook Discount Will Let You Save $250, But You Need To Avail The Offer Right Now

The online Google Store is offering $250 discounts for the entire line of Pixelbooks. The Google Pixelbook is the most powerful and most expensive Chromebook, and users who want to take advantage of the offer should do so right now.

Tech July 17, 2018

The ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature On Netflix Clears Up Storage For Your Next Binge-Watch

For those who are running out of storage, Netflix’s new Smart Downloads feature is a godsend. It automatically deletes finished episodes and downloads new ones, so the binge-watching doesn’t stop.

Tech July 19, 2018

Samsung Unveils World’s First LPDDR5 DRAM Chip: How It’ll Change Smartphones

Samsung’s has finally spilled the beans on its forthcoming LPDDR5 DRAM, which it hopes will soon enter mass production. Compared with power-hungry current-generation memory, LPDDR5 is expected to turn down the dial on power consumption.

Tech July 18, 2018

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day By Unveiling Over 70 New Emojis In iOS 12

Apple is making it an annual tradition to preview new iOS emojis during World Emoji Day. New emojis coming to iOS 12 include more hair options, smiley faces with a wider range of emotions, and additional animal and food icons.

Tech July 17, 2018

Instapaper Is No Longer Part Of Pinterest, Forming New Parent Company

Instapaper will soon no longer be part of Pinterest, as the read-it-later service has chosen to go independent again. Meanwhile, European users are left unable to access the service due to its noncompliance with GDPR rules.

Tech July 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Launch 3 Models Like 2018 iPhone, But With Feature That Might Set It Apart

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will come in three models like the 2018 iPhone, but it will introduce the in-display fingerprint sensor. More details about the new feature have surfaced, including why it took so long to launch.

Tech July 17, 2018

Apple Struggles In India This Year With Less Than A Million iPhones Sold So Far

Apple’s journey to dominate the Indian smartphone market don’t seem to be working. Bloomberg says it has barely sold 1 million iPhones in the first half of 2018, and sales predictions for the rest of the year aren’t so positive.

Tech July 16, 2018

Pininfarina PFO Electric Hypercar Will Reach Top Speed Of 250 MPH: Will It Beat The Tesla Roadster?

The Pininfarina PFO electric hypercar will feature a top speed of 250 miles per hour, a zero to 60 miles per hour time faster than 2 seconds, and a range of 300 miles. Will it beat the new Tesla Roadster?

Tech July 16, 2018

The New MacBook Keyboard Is Exclusive To 2018 Models, Says Apple

The newly redesigned MacBook keyboard will be exclusive to the 2018 MacBook Pro model, Apple has now confirmed. That means existing users who send in their MacBooks for repair won’t get it.

Tech July 16, 2018

Motorola Is Finally Launching Its First Android Go Smartphone

Motorola is launching an Android Go edition of the Moto E5 Play, which will feature stock Android and apps more optimized for weaker hardware. It’s the first-ever Android Go phone from the company.

Tech July 16, 2018

2018 MacBook Pro Models Offer Biggest Performance Improvement Since 2011, Geekbench Shows

Preliminary Geekbench results revealed that the 2018 MacBook Pro models offer the biggest performance improvements since 2011. Even better news for MacBook Pro fans is that the Geekbench scores are expected to go even higher in the coming weeks.

Tech July 16, 2018

Google Phone App For Android Now Able To Block Spam Calls: Here's How To Activate The Feature

The Google Phone app for Android has been updated to better handle spam. Users are now able to activate a feature that will automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail without any notifications.

Tech July 15, 2018

Here’s How The Keyboard On The Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Prevents Dust

Apple’s just-unveiled MacBook Pro not only has new specs, but it’s got much-needed changes too. The keyboard might be the biggest change of all, now with a silicone membrane underneath each key for dust and particle prevention.

Tech July 15, 2018

YouTube TV Apologizes For World Cup Outage: Here's How To Get A Free Week Of Service

A YouTube TV outage happened right in the middle of one of the most important matches of the 2018 World Cup. The streaming service apologized for the blunder, while also offering a free week of service to affected users.

Tech July 14, 2018

Adobe Is Bringing Photoshop To iPad — The Full Version

Adobe is bringing the full version of Photoshop to the iPad. The company reportedly plans to announce it this October and then release it sometime next year.

Tech July 14, 2018

Microsoft Teams Finally Gets Free Version To Better Compete Against Slack

Microsoft Teams has so far been available only for paid Office 365 subscribers, but a free version is now available at last. Here's what it has to offer and how it will compete against Slack in the workplace communication sector.

Tech July 14, 2018

Students Only: Apple Gives Free Beats Headphones With Mac, iPad Pro Purchase

Get free Beats headphones when you buy a Mac or iPad Pro as part of Apple’s Back to School promotion. College students, parents, and faculty are all eligible.

Tech July 14, 2018

You Can Now Pay For Uber Rides With Venmo: Here’s How

Venmo will soon be accepted as an official payment option inside Uber. The service will be available for both regular rides and Uber Eats deliveries.

Tech July 13, 2018

Google Chrome RAM Usage Now Higher, But For A Good Reason

Google Chrome started using even more RAM with the release of a new feature on Google Chrome 67. This increases the risk of the internet browser slowing down computers, but the trade-off is worth it.

Tech July 13, 2018

Apple Unveils New 2018 MacBook Pro Models: All Changes Are Under The Hood

Apple unveiled the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, but only the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are getting updates. The laptops look the same as their predecessors, but that is because Apple focused on upgrading performance.

Tech July 13, 2018

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Officially Debuts And It's Ready To Entertain: Specs And Features

Sony just unveiled a new upper-midrange smartphone that borrows the design and features from the company's higher-end flagships. The new Xperia XA2 Plus is ready to entertain, so here's what it has to offer.

Tech July 13, 2018

Morse Code Now Available On Gboard For iOS, And Google Even Teaches You How

Morse code is now also supported on Gboard for iOS, months after Google introduced it for the Android version. The feature helps people with disabilities communicate, and Google wants to teach everyone how to use it.

Tech July 13, 2018

Android P Name May Have Been Leaked By Huawei

A Huawei customer service representative in Poland may have leaked the Android P name, which has been kept under wraps. Android P is expected to be released in several weeks, but the Android P name speculation will likely not stop.

Tech July 12, 2018

YouTube Launches New Tool To Help Pull Down Re-Uploaded Videos

YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.

Tech July 13, 2018

Apple Reportedly Upgrading Every Product In Its Lineup This Fall, Even The Mac Mini

Apple is preparing a whole slew of upgrades this fall, if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, which he nearly always is. Expect upgrades for Apple’s entire product lineup, save for the iPod.

Tech July 12, 2018

Tinder Alternative Hinge Promises The Perfect Match Every 24 Hours With New Feature

Dating app Hinge launched its new Most Compatible feature, which will recommend the perfect match to users once every 24 hours. The feature, which uses machine learning, makes its decision based on past actions and the user's interests.

Tech July 12, 2018

WhatsApp To Combat Spam, Scams, And Fake News With New 'Forwarded' Label

WhatsApp introduced a new feature aimed to curb the spread of fake news, spam, and scams. Look for the new 'forwarded' label and think twice whether to pass the message along.

Tech July 11, 2018

As Expected, The Galaxy Note 9 Will Look Exactly Like The Note 8

Samsung has done its best to keep the Galaxy Note 9 under wraps, but these days no company is safe from leaks. An alleged render of the device has now surfaced online, but there’s not a lot to see.

Tech July 11, 2018

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