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This Alexa Skill Will Help Your Amazon Echo Keep Burglars Away

A new Alexa skill named Away Mode will help Amazon Echo smart speakers keep burglars away using awkward conversations. One example of the hilarious scenarios is 'Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads.'

Gadgets August 5, 2018

iPhone Chip Supplier TSMC Forced To Shut Down Factories Due To Computer Virus

TSMC, Apple's sole supplier for the main processor of iPhones, was forced to shut down several factories due to a computer virus. How will this affect the upcoming 2018 iPhone models?

Apple August 5, 2018

'Artifact' Release Date, Price Unveiled: 1st New Valve Game In 5 Years Combines 'Dota 2' And 'Magic: The Gathering'

Valve revealed the 'Artifact' release date and price on Steam, hyping up the digital card game. It has been described as a combination of 'Dota 2' and 'Magic: The Gathering,' but how does it compare to 'Hearthstone?'

Video Games August 4, 2018

New Overwatch League Teams Confirmed For Atlanta And Guangzhou, Bringing Total To 14

Overwatch League season two will launch with at least 14 teams, as Atlanta and Guangzhou were confirmed as new host cities. More teams are expected to join the ambitious eSports league by next year.

Video Games August 3, 2018

Fortnite Trainers Paid Up To $20 Per Hour By Parents To Help Their Kids Get Better

Some parents are reportedly paying up to $20 per hour to give their kids 'Fortnite' tutorials. Players who need extra cash might want to try becoming 'Fortnite' trainers, despite baffling outcry against the practice.

Video Games August 3, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Will Not Be Downloaded Through Google Play Store: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

The 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android release date is coming soon, after being a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days. However, the app will not be downloaded through the Google Play Store, which might be a bad idea.

Video Games August 2, 2018

New iPad Pro Design Confirmed By iOS 12 Icon: Here's The Big Change

The fifth developer beta version of iOS 12 contained an icon that hinted at the new iPad Pro design. Here is the big change that may be coming to the tablet, along with other rumors about the device.

Apple August 2, 2018

Boy Loses Part Of Brain, But Now He's A Mostly Normal 10-Year-Old

A boy lost one-sixth of his brain before he turned 7 years old as part of a tumor surgery. Three years later, he is doing very well, with his brain forming new neural connections to compensate for the missing parts.

Neuroscience August 2, 2018

Facebook And Instagram Will Now Show How Much Time You've Wasted On Them

Facebook and Instagram started rolling out new tools that will show users how much time they have spent on the apps. The tools, which will include ways to limit usage, will look to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction.

Apps/Software August 2, 2018

Free PlayStation Plus Games For August 2018: Open-World 'Mafia III' And Survival Horror 'Dead By Daylight' For PlayStation 4

PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download eight free games for August 2018. Headlining the month are the open-world crime drama 'Mafia III' and the multiplayer survival horror game 'Dead by Daylight' for the PlayStation 4.

Video Games August 2, 2018

Huawei Beats Apple In Sales, Now 2nd Behind Samsung And Catching Up Fast

Huawei shipped more smartphones in the second quarter compared to Apple. The Chinese mobile phone manufacturer is now No. 2 in the world, and is rapidly catching up to market leader Samsung.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2018

New Facebook Feature Will Let Users Compete In Singing Contests

Researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered code in the Facebook app that refers to an upcoming feature named Talent Show. The feature will allow users to sing to certain songs, and then send in their videos to compete with others.

Apps/Software August 1, 2018

HP Bug Bounty Program Will Pay Up To $10,000 For Hacking Printers

The HP bug bounty program, the first of its kind in the printer industry, is offering as much as $10,000. Hackers who sign up look for software vulnerabilities, which attackers may use to infiltrate wider networks.

Security August 1, 2018

Man Loses All Limbs After Getting Rare Blood Infection From Dog Licking

A man from Wisconsin lost all four limbs to amputation after contracting an infection from bacteria known as capnocytophaga. The man's body reacted aggressively with a rapid drop in blood pressure, causing circulation in his limbs to quickly decline.

Public Health August 1, 2018

Apple Pay Will Be Available In CVS And 7-Eleven Stores Later This Year

CVS pharmacies and 7-Eleven convenience stores will soon support Apple Pay. The two companies used to be members of the Merchant Customer Exchange, an alliance that opposed the adoption of tap-to-pay services.

Apple August 1, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2018

2018 iPhone Leaks: Here's Our First Look At The iPhone X Plus And Budget iPhone X

Infamous leaker Benjamin Geskin uploaded pictures that allegedly show dummy units of the iPhone X Plus and the budget iPhone X. The two 2018 iPhone models look very similar to the current iPhone X, but with certain differences.

Apple July 31, 2018

Free Amazon Echo Spot? Apparently Too Good To Be True

For a brief time, the white version of the Amazon Echo Spot was listed at $0. Unfortunately for customers who were able to order the free smart speaker, the offer was too good to be true.

Gadgets July 31, 2018

Mozilla Firefox Rebranding In The Works With Lots Of New Logos: Which Ones Do You Like?

Mozilla Firefox is rebranding to include in its identity not just the web browser, but also the variety of internet products that it offers. Mozilla revealed two design systems of 12 icons each to show what it is talking about.

Apps/Software July 31, 2018

Teen Suffers 2nd Degree Burns From The Hot Water Challenge, Another Stupid Internet Craze

The Hot Water Challenge, which has been around for years, claimed a new victim in a 15-year-old teenager from Indiana. The teen suffered second-degree burns to his chest, back, and face after a prank gone wrong.

Public Health July 30, 2018

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