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Gaming | Pokemon Go

Speculation time! Why are the Pokémon GO servers going down? | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers!! Niantic announced today that the Pokémon Go servers will be going down on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT.  This is a pretty significant occurrence, 7 hours without Pokémon Go.  Niantic was very vague in their a

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

Politics | Politics

President Trump reportedly considering a panel to examine bias on social media - The Verge

President Trump reportedly wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media. The president and the GOP have alleged online platforms censor conservative views.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a pe

Science & Technology | Tech News

Not Watching Netflix? Streamer Offers to Cancel Inactive Accounts

There are a few hundred thousand people who are paying for Netflix but not using the service to stream movies or TV shows. Netflix is offering to help them cancel their subscriptions.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

In-depth analysis of GO Battle League rewards | Pokemon GO Hub

One of the best aspects of the GO Battle League is the amount of useful rewards you can get. Stardust, TMs, Sinnoh Stones, Pokémon encounters and rare candies are all waiting for you if you can prove that you’re a good battler. We are now in the Season

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook’s social Zoom competitor Messenger Rooms goes live globally | TechCrunch

Zoom was never meant to be a social network, but the enterprise video chat app has become essential software for those looking to stay in touch with friends and family during the pandemic. Today, Facebook looks to steal back the service’s social video cha

Science & Technology | Technology

How to Set Up Face ID to Work With a Face Mask

In the course of a few months, most of us have become used to wearing a mask when outside our home or business. Here's how to get Face ID to work with it on!

Science & Technology | Tech

How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

Science & Technology | Tech

Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares - The Verge

Microsoft is adding a reply-all email storm block feature to Exchange Online and Office 365. It’s designed to stop people from replying to big email threads and clogging up inboxes and email servers.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

Steve Anderson paints his toenails blue and works alone out of a former children's photo studio. He's also the second-best venture capitalist in the world.

Gaming | Gaming

Activision Blizzard: Next premium Call of Duty title is on track for the fall

Activision Blizzard president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre said in an earnings call that the next premium Call of Duty title is on track.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here’s why an affordable 5G iPhone is the only right move for Apple | VentureBeat

Apple is supposedly planning an entry-level 5G iPhone at an aggressive price point. There are good reasons this should happen, and China is one of them.

Science & Technology | Tech

Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

Science & Technology | Tech

LinkedIn has an AI to help make you better at job interviews | Engadget

If you’re searching for a job during these challenging times, LinkedIn might be able to help. Microsoft’s social network has unveiled AI-powered tools that can help you both meet potential employers and prepare for any tricky interview questions.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims - The Verge

Zoom quietly updated a blog post earlier this month that claimed it had 300 million users. After The Verge spotted the edit, Zoom admitted the error and issued a statement to explain the confusion. It means that rivals like Microsoft and Google are a lot

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto | Pokemon GO Hub

Throwback Challenge is a 36 part special research quest line that celebrates iconic moments from Pokémon GO’s Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions, with thematic quests along the way. According to data mined (and unverified) information, this special

Science & Technology | Tech

The Real Reason Apple Made the iPhone SE So Cheap

Over the past few years, Apple has methodically pivoted its business strategy away from getting you to replace your iPhone as frequently as possible. Instead, it’s maximizing the money it makes in a…

News | News

Does It Matter That the DOD Released Those UFO Videos? | WIRED

The Department of Defense isn't admitting that aliens exist. But apparently they don’t mind if you check out their sweet rides.

Science & Technology | Tech

Our 14 favorite gadgets and hacks for working at home - The Verge

We asked the staff of The Verge what they’ve been using to make their work-at-home situations more practical, more pleasant, or simply more possible.

Entertainment | Podcasts

Spotify-owned Anchor can now turn your video chats into podcasts | TechCrunch

Spotify is tapping into the increased usage of video conferencing during the coronavirus quarantine to grow its own podcast business. The company’s podcast creation platform Anchor, acquired for an estimated $140 million in 2019, is today introducing a ne

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon's AI uses a microphone array to localize multiple speakers in a room | VentureBeat

A team of Amazon researchers proposes a machine learning model that's able to localize multiple sound sources from microphone data alone.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple reportedly delaying production of its 2020 iPhones

Apple is reportedly delaying production of this year's iPhones, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on businesses around the world.

Science & Technology | Technology

Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid, per our commenters, said Scott’s performance was better than St

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp will soon allow up to eight participants in a group call

WhatsApp currently allows only up to four people in a group voice or video call, but that number will soon be increased to eight.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple strongly denies that iPhone Mail vulnerabilities have been exploited

A security company which discovered iPhone Mail vulnerabilities claimed that they have been 'widely exploited' in real-world attacks. Apple has now denied

Science & Technology | Tech

Zoom just got a killer feature to beat every video call app

Zoom calls are about to give the video conferencing service a serious edge over Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams with real-time meeting transcription.

Science & Technology | Tech

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

A new piece of research claims that plugging in a MacBook Pro charger on the left-hand side of the device can cause the laptop to run hot, potentially affecting its performance

Business & Finance | Business

What’s a chief technology officer worth to a startup raising money?

In his weekly advice column, Maynard Webb tries to suss out what a startup founder is really looking for: Tech support, or a soul mate?

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp is addressing group video-calling limitations to better compete with Zoom | VentureBeat

WhatsApp is reportedly making a number of changes to its messaging app to to assert its place as a group video-calling hub.

Science & Technology | Tech

AI indicates which symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19 | VentureBeat

An AI-assisted study conducted by researchers at startup Nference and the Mayo Clinic found that certain symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

These 7 exceptional apps will optimize your Work From Home life

Improve your focus, organization, and efficiency—and maybe even tighten your glutes while you’re at it.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 comparison: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple's iPhone SE for 2020 is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

News | News

Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash And Postmates Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Exorbitant’ Fees

The big four food delivery service apps - Uber Eats, Grubub, DoorDash and Postmates - have been hit with a class-action lawsuit accusing them of “unlawfully” increasing prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook to flag fake coronavirus news to users who 'like' or react to hoaxes, sending them to WHO page

Facebook announced the latest effort to clamp down on the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, saying it will warn users if they have "liked, reacted or commented" on content that have been deemed "harmful" and removed by the tech gian

Science & Technology | Tech

How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer | WIRED

If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.

Science & Technology | Tech

Is 5G Dangerous? We Asked an Expert | Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple is gathering data from Apple Maps to show how well people are social distancing

Apple said it wants to help public health authorities and governments figure out whether social distancing guidelines are being followed but that it won't infringe on any individual's privacy.

Science & Technology | Technology

Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

While social distancing you have some choices when it comes to video calls on the Zoom app, like deciding to use your laptop or mobile phone.

Business & Finance | Business

How Old-School Manufacturers Learned To Make Ventilators — Virtually Overnight

The U.S. has a desperate need for ventilators to save patients who become critically ill with COVID-19. Across America, manufacturers are scrambling to fire up assembly lines to produce more than a hundred thousand of them–and to figure out what to do d

Science & Technology | Technology

Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - CNN

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers - The Verge

Twitter removed a privacy feature from its data-sharing settings that let users opt out of sending advertising measurement and engagement data to its partners.

Science & Technology | Tech News

How Google's Latest Algorithm Update Will Affect Your SEO Efforts | Inc.

Google's algorithm has shifted many times over the years. That means that what worked yesterday won't necessarily work tomorrow.

News | News

How the cell phones of spring breakers who flouted coronavirus warnings were tracked - CNN

The Trump administration wants to use Americans' smartphone location data to help track and combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, a pair of US data companies are making a public pitch to show just how that kind of technology might work.

Science & Technology | Tech

Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues

Zoom is giving itself 90 days to fix the problems that have been raised recently

Politics | The China Threat

TikTok’s Communist China Ties Make It The Worst Way To Waste Time In Quarantine

Communist China hampered the dissemination of information that could have prevented a pandemic, and we're spending the resultant quarantine with TikTok.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Everyone is using the video conferencing platform right now. The reasons why are a lesson for every business.

Science & Technology | Tech

The new iPad Pro isn’t a laptop replacement. It’s better than that

This new batch of iPad Pros finally shows that the tablet approaching its full potential

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice - The Verge

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

Science & Technology | Tech

6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing

Whether you've had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you'll want to update these settings right now.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

New Israeli App Alerts Users If They've Been Exposed To Coronavirus

Track Virus crosschecks a user's paths with those of confirmed COVID-19 patients as listed by the Health Ministry.

Health & Fitness | Health

How to Clean Your Germy Laptop in 4 Easy Steps

All it takes is a can of compressed air and a little homemade computer cleaner to keep coronavirus and other germs away from your laptop.

Science & Technology | Technology

iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: Important differences to help you decide which one to buy

We compare the specs and features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to help you choose the best Apple phone.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple shifts WWDC 2020 to online, will livestream keynote and sessions | VentureBeat

Coronavirus concerns have forced Apple to change its developers event, which previously brought thousands of people to San Jose from around the world.

Science & Technology | Tech

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, who died in 2018. Gates is also leaving the board of Berkshire Hathaway.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

This hidden Google Maps trick helps protect you from the coronavirus – BGR

Google Maps has a few handy features that can help users deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, including a built-in tool that will let you order food from inside the app.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google’s next streaming player will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote - The Verge

After years of pushing Chromecast into living rooms, Google is reportedly going to switch gears and focus on Android TV in 2020 with a new device that comes with a remote control.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Check out Spotify’s totally redesigned home screen

Spotify's massive redesign of its mobile app is rolling right along. On Monday, the music streamer announced an update to the app's home screen As part of Spotify's redesign, users will be greeted with an easier-to-use and more personalized mix of content

Science & Technology | Tech

SXSW Lays Off a Third of Its Staff After Coronavirus Cancellation

The cancellation of this year’s annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, due to the global coronavirus pandemic has hit its organizing body hard, with dozens of employees let go on Monday.

Science & Technology | Tech

How to clean and sanitize your iPhone without damaging it

This step by step guide with images covers several ways to clean and sanitize your iPhone or other smartphone without damaging it.

Science & Technology | Technology

If your 3rd-gen iPad Air has a faulty screen, Apple might fix it for free

Some iPad Airs last year will develop a blank screen problem – but Apple will take care of it for you.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

GO Battle League Season 1: Everything You Need to Know | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, attention! The GO Battle League preseason is coming to an end, and Niantic has…

Science & Technology | Tech

SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’

SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

Science & Technology | Social Media

Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it's already taken down billions of accounts

Even equipped with a brand-new, high-performance algorithm, Facebook is unsure that it will ever win the war against fake accounts.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple to pay up to $500 million to settle U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren't so common), you couldn't make your own. Today an u

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

Facebook Messenger is removing its Discover tab starting next week, TechCrunch reports, after pledging to do so in August of last year. The removal means chatbots and Instant Games are gone, making Messenger more streamlined and simple in the process.

Science & Technology | Tech

Researchers propose AI that improves the quality of any video

In a preprint paper, researchers propose an AI framework for transforming low-quality videos into high-resolution, high-framerate footage.

Science & Technology | Tech

Inside the Seething Boardroom Drama That Poisoned HQ Trivia

The app was America’s favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air. Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.

Science & Technology | Technology

When that ‘AI company’ isn’t really an AI company | TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence is one of the most important fields in technology right now, which makes it ripe for buzzword-savvy startups to leverage for attention. But while machine learning and related technologies are now frequently employed, it’s less comm

Science & Technology | TECH

10 Simple Tricks for Charging Your Smartphone Faster

If your phone battery is in the dangerous zone, use these tricks to get it back up to full power as fast as possible.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 12 leak reveals a next-gen feature that’s never been in a smartphone before

We still have six months to go before Apple releases its new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup. That's a long time to wait, but there's already more hype surrounding Apple's next-generation flagship iPhone models than any other smartphone in 2020.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli startups are greasing the wheels of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How did a tiny country without a significant manufacturing sector become so important to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and how will that help us all?

Science & Technology | Tech

How to mute a single word on Twitter - The Verge

While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, you can also mute a specific word. You can do it straight from a tweet using your iPhone, or from settings using an Android phone or desktop.

Science & Technology | Tech

22 New Features & Changes for iPhone in iOS 13.4

So far, iOS 13's major point updates have all been pretty exciting for iPhone. We've seen iOS 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3 come and go, offering more than 60 new features and changes combined to that very first version of iOS 13. While iOS 13.3.1 was a minor upda

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings | TechCrunch

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Leak reveals launch timing for a brand new product unlike anything Apple has made before

There's really no question at this point that 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year for Apple, and much of the focus from fans is on one product line in particular. Needless to say, we're talking about Apple's iPhone lineup.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sideba

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Showrunner Explains Why There's So Much Modern Tech in the Show

Star Trek: Picard is continuing to expland the vision of the Star Trek universe in the modern age, alongside its sister series, Star Trek: Discovery. However, while Discovery re-examines Star Trek's past (and future) from a new angle, Star Trek: Picard ha

Science & Technology | Tech

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers | WIRED

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

Science & Technology | Tech

Instagram CEO explains why the company hasn't developed an iPad app yet - 9to5Mac

It’s 2020 and Instagram still doesn’t have an iPad app — despite its barrage of other feature additions and expansions. Now, in a response to a user question this weekend, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has explained why the company has yet to roll out an app

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

New iPhone Exclusive Reveals Stunning Apple Design Decision

Apple's iPhone 12 will be unlike any rival 2020 smartphone thanks to this radical design decision...

Science & Technology | Tech

If Apple’s 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it’s in for quite a ride

A new report claims that Apple's still tinkering with antenna options for its 5G iPhones, which if accurate could lead to last-minute cellular speed issues.

Science & Technology | Technology

YouTube user transforms 120-year-old film into a 4K video and the results are breathtaking

Preservation of art.

Science & Technology | Technology

WhatsApp now has more than 2 billion users

WhatsApp announced today it has crossed the mark of 2 billion users today. It’s the second Facebook-owned service to achieve that milestone after the social network got to that number in 2017. The mobile messaging app was initially released in 2009, and w

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

This brilliant app waits on hold for you | TechCrunch

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets and cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s your turn in a customer service phone queue. The app today is launching “Skip Waiting On Hold.” Just type in the company you need to talk t

Business & Finance | Business

Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk?  | The New Yorker

Nathan Heller on how the industry shaped the past decade and could destroy the next one.

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 13.4 May Allow iPhone, Apple Watch to Serve as Car Keys

The CarKey API, spotted by 9to5Mac in the first iOS 13.4 beta, will allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the devices as car keys for compatible vehicles.

Science & Technology | Social Media

'Every kid wants to be an influencer': Why TikTok is taking off with Gen Z - Digiday

Marketers and publishers are still trying to get a handle on why TikTok is so popular among Gen Zers. Six Gen Z marketing consultants and entrepreneurs give their take.

Science & Technology | Technology

Steve Jobs' personality changed after Apple's success, Wozniak says

The Apple co-founders viewed money very differently, Wozniak says in a podcast interview.

Science & Technology | Technology

Google knows what you look like. Here's what it means and how to opt out - CNET

Google's Face Match technology isn't everywhere yet, but it's always looking. Find out what's happening with your face data and what you can do to stop it.

Science & Technology | Technology

Web scraping is now legal - Towards Data Science

In late 2019, the US Court of Appeals denied LinkedIn’s request to prevent HiQ, an analytics company, from scraping its data. The decision was a historic moment in the data privacy and data…

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp ends support for millions of smartphones around the world

WhatsApp no longer supports smartphones on Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iOS 8 and older. Affected people will have to upgrade their OS or their device.

News | News

Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

2020 Lunar New Year Lucky Trade Odds are around 9% now | Pokemon GO Hub

The Silph Science group reported that Lucky Trade chances for newly caught Pokémon have been…

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple and Google’s location privacy controls are working

As users opt out of tracking en masse, advertisers will have to make do with limited location data.

Gaming | Gaming

Sony just announced a great new PS5 feature, but it was hidden in a cryptic message

There’s no doubt about it, the PlayStation 5 is one of the most exciting products launching this year. Microsoft is also launching a brand new console this holiday season, but the PS5 is easily getting more attention than the Xbox Series X, and things m

Science & Technology | TECH

Google finds Apple Safari anti-tracking feature actually enabled tracking

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology posed risks to privacy and security, a research paper concluded.

Science & Technology | Tech

6 clever Gmail tricks to cut down on regret, frustration and spam

Gmail can help you keep both your inbox and your reputation clean by giving you control over what goes out and what comes in to your Gmail account.

Science & Technology | Technology

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on January 20th – BGR

We started our week off by digging through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Want to know why? It's so that you don't have to. We did all the hard work for you and came up with a list of the seven best premium iOS apps that are all available

Science & Technology | Tech

This brilliant hidden iPhone feature shows one of iOS’s biggest advantages over Android – BGR

Younger smartphone fans might not have even been using a cell phone long enough to realize this, but there actually was a time in the smartphone industry before Apple's iOS platform and Google's Android platform dominated the industry.

Gaming | Gaming

PS5 launch timing was just leaked by a big game developer – BGR

Sony confirmed a few days ago that it would not attend E3 2020 even though this is the PlayStation 5’s launch year, the company practically confirmed that the PS5 will be unveiled soon at a dedicated event.

Science & Technology | Tech

Behold: The foldable iPhone of your dreams

With rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series starting to pick up, we’ve been learning new tidbits about the phones every week. We know the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPh…

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple's App Store appeals process would make 'Kafka blush,' entrepreneur tells Congress

The entrepreneurs focused on Apple's App Store, which is the only way for most people to install software on an iPhone.

Science & Technology | Technology

Airbnb Revamps Corporate Governance, Tying Bonuses to Safety - Bloomberg

Airbnb Inc. is laying the groundwork for a public market debut later this year, announcing a new corporate governance strategy that values safety, sustainability, diversity and accountability.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp - The Verge

Facebook is "backing away" from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. According to The Wall Street Journal, the team that had been working on building ads into WhatsApp was disbanded in

Science & Technology | Tech

Browser benchmark battle January 2020: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge vs. Brave | VentureBeat

What's the best browser for Windows 10? We ran eight browser benchmarks on Chrome 79, Firefox 72, Edge 79, and Brave 1.2 to find out.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

| Why Self-Driving Cars Won't Fix Our Transportation Woes

article by Cameron Roberts  It’s 2035, and you’re going to a movie. As you walk out the door, you reach for your phone instead of the car keys because you don’t have a car. Instead, you’ve ordered your ride to come to you. The car that arrives ha

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple to replace faulty Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Apple launched a replacement program for defective Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. A problem involving batteries may sound alarming at it calls to mind exploding smartphones, but Apple clarified that the defects do not

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

Science & Technology | Tech News

The best (and strangest) new gadgets from CES 2020

We’ve picked out the star products and strangest new gadgets from the CES showfloor. If you’re in need of an affordable OLED, sit-down Segway or self-navigating suitcase, you’ve come to the right show report

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Survey: Most consumers only willing to pay $20 per month for streaming TV, would prefer ads instead - 9to5Mac

Following the launch of Apple TV+ in November, more streaming services are coming in 2020. A new survey from The Trade Desk, cited by CNBC, says that the majority of consumers in the United States aren’t willing to pay more than $20 per month total on str

Travel | Travel

Mind-blowing Delta board shows 100 passengers personalized flight details at the same time

Delta Airlines is using Misapplied Sciences Parallel Reality tech to display flight information for up to 100 people on the same board, at the same time.

Science & Technology | Tech

TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream 4K - The Verge

TiVo’s $69.99 TiVo Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with products like the Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku Streaming Stick. It’ll rely on Sling TV for a DVR feature instead of traditional cable. Otherwise, it seems like a standard Android TV s

Science & Technology | Tech News

Here's what AI experts think will happen in 2020

It’s been another great year for robots. We didn’t quite figure out how to imbue them with human-level intelligence, but we gave it the old college try and came up with GPT-2 (the text generator so scary it gives Freddy Krueger nightmares) and the AI

Science & Technology | Tech

CES 2020: checking in with 2019’s best tech one year later - The Verge

Each and every CES, technology companies pull out all the stops to show off the boldest, most outlandish, and experimental products, from Sony’s MicroLED TVs to experimental gaming products from Alienware, Asus, and Razer. That’s why we at The Verge feel

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop

You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access your data collected through the social media platform.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

2010-2019: Highlights From A Decade Of World-Changing Israeli Innovations

The past 10 years brought new apps, devices and a huge rise in social media use. It brought better mobile connectivity, AI, cloud computing, hardware innovations, autonomous vehicles, and so much more

Science & Technology | Social Media

How social media has changed in the past decade, according to its influencers

From Jake Paul to iJustine and Nerd City, NBC News spoke with more than half a dozen content creators about how the last decade of internet culture has evolved.

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The 11 best apps for your new Mac - The Verge

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best software available for Apple’s Mac, from email and shortcut apps to window organizers and multimedia players. Airmail 3, Alfred, Bear, LastPass, Todoist, Tweetdeck, and VLC are just a handful of the apps that

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The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up

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The 10 best apps for your new Windows PC

Anyone who has used Windows through more than one version knows that, no matter how many utilities Microsoft adds to its operating system, there are always apps and utilities that will enhance your use.

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25 Tech Predictions for 2020 | Inc.

The year 2020 opens a new decade and much will be different, relative to ten years ago. Here are more than two dozen predictions about what to expect, according to industry experts and executives.

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Billion-Dollar Ideas: Of 30 Israeli-Founded Unicorns, 13 Joined The Club In 2019

TechAviv's Yaron Samid keeps an updated list of private companies with Israeli founders valued at $1 billion or over. | NoCamels

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A Twitter Bug Could Use Your Phone Number to Expose Personal Details | Digital Trends

A security researcher has revealed that it's possible to find phone numbers and match them to Twitter usernames, a security flaw that could leave millions of people's accounts exposed. The researcher said he'd already found the phone numbers of several hi

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Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures

Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing ima...

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Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

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The Most Useful Gadgets of 2019 | ZDNet

Usually these end of year gadget listings are dominated by expensive items such as smartphones and monster desktop PCs. This listing is different.

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Buddy Adventure Guide: Everything you need to know | Pokemon GO Hub

Buddy Adventure is a new Pokémon GO feature that allows players to become best buddies…

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Twitter rolling out redesigned iPad interface with multiple columns, more

Twitter is rolling out an update to the official Twitter for iPad app that brings a much-needed interface redesign. With today’s update, Twitter for iPad now better takes advantage of the added screen real estate available on the iPad. As first noted by A

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free today - December 17th

We dug through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday to find the very best ones that are on sale for free for a limited time. There are a bunch of solid options out there today, so it was tough to narrow things down.

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Windows 10 now lets you make phone calls direct from your PC

The Calls feature of Microsoft’s Your Phone app has moved out of testing, and into general availability for Android users.