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Facebook has been fighting with the U.S. government and the governments of other countries over end-to-end encryption plans that would block anyone, Facebook included, out of chat conversations on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The Federal government doesn't like that as it says that encrypting... Read more...
Google has been on a mission to improve the texting experience on Android. Following up on its Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol, which is supposed to bring functionality akin to what's available on iMessages on iOS devices, Google is rolling out a Verified SMS feature to combat the rising annoyance of text... Read more...
Updated 12/13/2019 @ 12:26pm Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung Electronics President Young Sohn declared that 1 million Galaxy Fold devices had been sold since its summer launch. That was quite an achievement for a phone priced at $1,980, but as it turns out, Sohn was mistaken. In a statement to South... Read more...
Last night, Microsoft surprised us all by spilling many details on its next-generation Xbox Series X roughly a year before it will even be released. The Xbox Series X has a tower form-factor, is powered by an AMD Zen 2 CPU paired with an RDNA GPU, and features GDDR6 memory along with an ultra-fast NVMe SSD for... Read more...
Smartphone photography has grown leaps and bounds over the past several years, with flagship handsets these days wielding multiple camera sensors to take high quality shots. Software processing is important too, though. In that regard, Apple's acquisition of UK-based startup Spectral Edge Ltd. could give its future... Read more...
2019 has seen the emergence of 5G wireless networks in the United States, albeit with limited reach. The top two U.S. wireless carriers -- Verizon and AT&T -- chose to first launch mmWave 5G networks in select markets, primarily for business users. While mmWave 5G offers blazing speeds topping 1Gbps in some cases, the... Read more...
If you see some random person out in public doing a happy dance, do not be alarmed—chances are they own a Galaxy Note 10 device and discovered they could download and install Android 10, with Samsung's One UI 2.0 on top. That's actually been an option for a bit, except now Samsung is pushing out a finalized (read:... Read more...
Samuel L. Jackson has been has been a national treasure for decades and has been in some iconic films during his long career. He's also quite famous for dropping the MF-bomb in as many of his movies as possible. Fans of Sam and Amazon Alexa-powered devices out there can now get their very own Samuel L. Jackson... Read more...
Silicon Valley is full of drama and intrigue, and in this latest episode of the real thing (as opposed to the awesome HBO comedy series that recently aired its finale), Intel finds itself fending off reports of further 10-nanometer chip production delays. Looking to set the record straight, Intel says in no uncertain... Read more...
Apple launched a new version of iOS this week for users that brought the operating system to version 13.3. One of the big features for the new version of iOS are new controls meant to give parents more oversight into who kids talk to on the iPhone. The problem for Apple, and parents, is that the safety controls don't... Read more...
Microsoft has just unveiled its next-generation Xbox, previously only known as Project Scarlett. We now know that the console is officially being called the Xbox Series X, and not only that; we've been given a clear look at the console, which takes on a tower-style form-factor. In fact, it kind of reminds of us of an... Read more...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean that amazing tech deals are dead and buried. In fact, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is available for a low $129 today, and a rather nice freebie is being thrown in for good measure. The deal comes from a rather unlikely source: Lowe's Home... Read more...
Google has announced a new feature for the Google Assistant that will help users who frequently travel for work or pleasure. Google Assistant interpreter mode is available for Android and iOS devices worldwide, and the rollout of the new feature started today. Google says that using interpreter mode allows a back and... Read more...
Microsoft launched its Your Phone app a while back and has been expanding availability to more Android devices and adding features in the months since that launch. Your Phone is designed to work with both iOS and Android devices, but Android devices have a lot more functionality. One of the key features for Android... Read more...
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