Linda B

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Amazon’s gaming controller will no longer work with the latest Fire TVs

Earlier Fire TVs and the Fire TV Sticks still support its use<p>Amazon appears to have removed support for its gaming controller for its latest Fire TV devices after a recent update, according to <i>AFTVnews</i>.<p>The site (via <i>Engadget</i>) notes that after a recent software update, a Fire TV 3 won’t be able to …

Set-Top Boxes

Thief Used Smartphone To Hack Into Tesla Model 3 On Display At Mall Of America And Drive Away With It

Smartphones can do amazing things, but who knew that they could also help you hack into expensive, luxury electric cars and drive away with</i> …

Tesla Model 3

Google Pixel 3 leaks with notchless 5.5" 1080p display, dual front cameras with variable apertures, and more

The Pixel 3 XL has been leaking left and right, and people haven't been happy with its massive notch. We're finally getting to see the Pixel 3 for …

Google Pixel

5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready

The state of 5G<p>5G is coming, and it’s going to have a massive impact on almost every facet of how we use technology, with faster speeds and lower latency theoretically opening up huge new frontiers in everything from smartphones to self-driving cars.<p>But the future of mobile networks isn’t here yet. …

MWC

US carriers allegedly throttling YouTube, Netflix, streaming

One of the tenets of net neutrality is that all Internet data should be treated equally. In practice, this means ISPs shouldn’t give one kind of data …

Net Neutrality

Evernote slashes price of Premium subscription as many executives depart

Evernote is currently offering a sale on its Premium membership, slashing its yearly subscription price from $70 down to a much more reasonable $42. The company offered the same deal earlier this year. If you’re interested in grabbing the deal, it’s available now on Evernote’s site. It only applies …

Evernote

Ex-deputy sued over 2003 disappearance of black man

The family of a black man who disappeared nearly 15 years ago filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing a former sheriff's deputy of killing him, and …

Crime

Netflix, YouTube internet speeds reportedly throttled by wireless telecoms

Internet traffic speeds to some of the largest video streaming sites—including YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and others—were slowed down, or …

Net Neutrality

Samsung's Powerful Galaxy S10 Will Defeat Apple's Shiny New iPhones

With modern production and design schedules, the geekerati already know what Apple is preparing for the iPhone XS launch. We also know what Samsung is cooking up for the Galaxy S10’s launch in early 2019. It’s clear that the Galaxy S10 has the specifications to beat the iPhone.<p>For me, there are …

Apple

Actors stand up for 'Cosby Show' star who got shamed for having a day job

Over the weekend, a big deal was made about an actor having a job bagging groceries at a supermarket.<p>That actor was <i>The Cosby Show's</i> Geoffrey Owens, …

Geoffrey Owens

No more Office 365 install limits starting October 2

If you are using Office 365 and have a Home or Personal subscription, you are limited in the number of devices you can install it on. Currently Home …

Online Life

10 Best New Products from Europe’s Biggest Trade Show (So Far)

Every year, Europe’s biggest consumer technology trade show is IFA. The event runs through September 5th, but most of new products will be revealed …

Consumer Tech

NPD: US Video Game Industry Has Record-Breaking Six Months

2018 has already been a huge year for video game sales, with US consumers reportedly spending $19.5 billion on video game-related products in the …

Gaming Industry

Beware: Hackers are trying to scam your company with this attack

Business email compromise attacks have led to billions in fraud losses in recent years, according to a Barracuda report. Here's how to avoid …

Cybersecurity

Square Upgrades Square Reader for Magstripe With Lightning Connector

Square today announced that it has updated its original free Square Reader for Magstripe with a new Lightning connector, so sellers with the iPhone 7 and above will no longer need to use an adapter to accept payments from customers.<p>Prior to the Lighting connector update, the Square Reader plugged …

IPhone 7

You'll have to pay $50 more for Samsung's LTE Galaxy Watch

T-Mobile is the first carrier to reveal pricing for the smartwatch.<p>Samsung just outlined how much it will cost you to get an LTE version of the Galaxy Watch and leave your phone at home. The company's product pages show that you'll be paying a $50 premium for the T-Mobile-oriented cellular version …

Mobile

Samsung just gave you a killer reason to pre-order the Galaxy Watch

By Spencer Hart<p>Samsung's Galaxy Watch was officially announced a few weeks ago, and is already shaping up to be the go-to smartwatch for Android …

Apple Watch

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders Higher Than Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches this Friday, the handset has been available to pre-order gfor a couple of weeks.<p>According to a recent report from …

Twitter CEO Dorsey admits not being clear on company's goals amid right-wing ban controversies

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey believes he has not been transparent enough about his goals for the company, even as it reviews its policies on disciplining …

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur

SAN FRANCISCO — After Dara Khosrowshahi took over as Uber’s chief executive last August, he considered shutting the company’s money-losing autonomous vehicle division. A visit to Pittsburgh this spring changed that.<p>In town for a leadership summit, Mr. Khosrowshahi and other Uber executives were …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft's Smart Move To Promote Its Cloud Services On Android and iOS

In the course of my tech writings, I work with a lot of phones, and I’m constantly switching devices and SIM cards around. That means smartphone ecosystems that allow for easy backups of chosen and installed applications, user data, and personal settings are always going to be favored by me.<p>It also …

Windows 10

Apple might be making us switch cords soon

The patent application is vague about what the cord’s going to be used with, stating it might be connected to, “portable computing devices, tablet …

Cover your home in smart devices with three Echo Dots for just $25 apiece

If you add three Echo Dot smart devices to your cart and use the code <b>DOT3PACK</b> during checkout, the price will drop from $119.97 down to $74.97. …

Fewer Americans Uproot Themselves for a New Job

Better job prospects near home, growing reluctance to disrupt children’s routines prompt more people to stay put<p>Fewer U.S. workers are moving around the country to seek new job opportunities, as changing family ties and more openings near home make people less willing to uproot their lives for work.<p>…

Employment

Twitter CEO Jack 'fully admits' left-leaning bias of its employees

Share Email<p>Facing accusations of discriminating against conservatives on the social media platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in an interview to CNN …

Galaxy S8 64GB (T-Mobile)

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Twitter Kneecaps the Developers Who Built It

Twitter finally followed through on a promise this week, although it was one that few outside of the company had hoped for. It significantly reduced …

Nintendo Switch Will Reach 25 Million Units Sold This Year, Says Analyst

Previously, Nintendo had a sales goal of 20 million units sold for the Switch console this year. But one research team believes it has the potential …

Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese State Media

Apple offers more than 1.8 million apps in China<p>BEIJING—Under fire from Chinese state media, Apple Inc. said it removed illegal gambling apps from its App Store in China—a move that could help quell the latest challenge for the American tech giant in its most important market outside of the …

App Store

Google is reportedly working on a smart display for its Home speaker; will launch later this year

The next big addition to Google's line of smart home products could be a display that complements its Home smart speaker. With Amazon already ruling …