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Microsoft clamps down on sick 'Momo suicide game' in 'Minecraft'

Microsoft is clamping down on the sick “Momo suicide challenge,” which recently infiltrated the wildly popular online game “Minecraft.”<p>The tech giant owns “Minecraft” developer Mojang.<p>The vile “Momo suicide game” has been garnering attention after spreading on WhatsApp, prompting police …

Minecraft

Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your favorite store

Amazon has been working to make its voice assistant more Alexa more useful to users, and this latest feature will certainly help with that. The company is adding the hours, phone numbers and addresses of over a million businesses to Alexa's database.<p>Now, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>, users can simply ask …

Home Depot

Can the “Unbreakable Panel” keep Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens safe?

You probably know that Samsung and its display division have been spruiking the heck out of its mature OLED technology. It’s brighter, more colorful …

Samsung

Facebook Revenue, User Growth Miss Estimates as Scandals Hit

Facebook Inc. saw the first signs of user disenchantment in the midst of public scandals over privacy and content, with second-quarter revenue and …

AdTech

Google Street View for iOS updated with iPhone X optimization

Slowly but surely, Google has been rolling out updates to its collection of iOS apps to add support for the iPhone X. Earlier this month, it finally released an update for Inbox to add iPhone X optimization, and now the Street View app is getting the same treatment…<p>In an update today, Google bumped …

Google Street View

Your 2018 iPhone may be slower than Android phones

Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones -- and that could mean your next iPhone downloads data slower than rival Android devices.<p>Qualcomm, a major supplier of 4G chips for smartphones, on Wednesday said it doesn't expect to supply modems for any upcoming …

Mobile

Samsung announces new 'unbreakable' display that survives punishing UL certification

Samsung Display has announced that it has developed a truly "unbreakable" display panel, after receiving certification from Underwriters Laboratories …

Galaxy Note

Richard Branson hopes Virgin Galactic can get him to space this year

Sir Richard Branson believes Virgin Galactic is "on the verge" of fulfilling its 14-year-long dream of getting to space.<p>"Before the end of the year I hope to be sitting in a Virgin Galactic spaceship, going to space," Branson told David Rubenstein in an interview for Bloomberg.<p>"Space is tough -- it</i> …

Space Travel

Retailers set sights on Facebook, Google ad revenue

BERLIN/CHICAGO (Reuters) - People with hay fever hate dust. That was the premise of a marketing drive launched by British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson with U.S. retailer Target Corp.<p>Using data about its customers' shopping habits, Target homed in on shoppers who likely had allergies and showed them …

eCommerce

Twitter is locking any account named ‘Elon Musk’ because crypto-currency scams are out of control

Anyone who’s made the mistake of wading into the unfiltered cesspool of an Elon Musk tweet’s replies will have noticed how bad the crypto-currency …

Elon Musk

The Traeger Timberline 850 turns BBQ from art to science

This review took a lot of pork. Over the last few months, I’ve used the Traeger Timberline 850 several times a week. Cooking on this grill is easier than using an oven. With a little bit of planning, a person can simultaneously grill a flock of chickens, a couple of pork butts and a load of veggies …

BBQ

This Amazon Echo mod lets Alexa understand sign language

‘If voice is the future of computing, what about those who cannot speak or hear?’<p>It seems like voice interfaces are going to be a big part of the future of computing; popping up in phones, smart speakers, and even household appliances. But how useful is this technology for people who don’t …

Machine Learning

VLC has blacklisted Huawei devices from downloading its app

• VLC is a widely popular app for playing local music and video files on Android handsets.<br>• Huawei smartphones kill almost every background process, which means VLC can’t play music unless it’s kept open.<br>• VLC has blacklisted all modern Huawei devices from downloading its app from the Play Store, but …

Apps

Bad news for iPhone users: Apple dumps Qualcomm

Apple's really doing it: It's gonna stop using Qualcomm's superior cellular modems for the next iPhone, the chipmaker's CFO George Davis said during …

Gear & Gadgets

New iPhone display causes problems for Apple suppliers

Mass production is gearing up for Apple’s 2018-era iPhone refresh, but as per usual it’s not without its problems. According to a new report, the 6.1-inch LCD handset is causing Apple particular trouble with an LED backlight leakage. The issue has pushed back manufacturing by one month.<p>The claim is …

Mobile Technology

Living with a Samsung Galaxy S9+

While it looks almost identical to the model S8+, the latest in the Galaxy line has many great updated features.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Bitcoin will fall to $4,000 before any sustained bounce, analyst predicts

Cryptocurrency prices gave up some recent gains Wednesday, with bitcoin, the No. 1 digital currency, drifting back below $7,000 as bullish traders …

Cryptocurrency

American lawyers urged to use 'burner phones' when travelling abroad to protect information from US border inspection

Lawyers in the US are being advised to use “burner phones” when they travel abroad to protect information from government inspection on re-entering the country.<p>The advice, given by the New York Bar Association, comes against the backdrop of the Trump administration tightening border security.<p>Anyone …

In just 24 hours, the bad news about India’s banks has gotten worse

Is India’s banking sector imploding?<p>In the last 24 hours alone, the country learnt that the industry has written off bad loans worth nearly four times the latest annual budget of the Nepal government. What’s worse, the number may as much as double if a forecast from a global investment bank comes …

ICICI Bank

How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

Analysts predict Apple will use repatriated overseas cash to double stock buyback program

When the Republican tax bill passed in December, allowing Apple and other companies a tax break on repatriating their overseas cash, there was much speculation about how the Cupertino company would spend it.<p>There was the usual speculation, of course, about Apple buying Netflix or Tesla, but the …

How to kick out companies that access your Facebook profile

Facebook now lists in one place all the companies that you’ve given access to your profile info. This makes deleting this access a snap, right from your iPhone or iPad.<p>You may have taken a silly Facebook quiz to find out which droid from Star Wars you most resemble. Just by doing so, you allowed …

Foxconn will make the world's first blockchain smartphone

Blockchain is all the rage right now, and you'll soon see the world's first blockchain-based phone.<p>Finney, created by Sirin Labs, will be a phone that lets people store and use digital currencies without having to pay transaction fees, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. This means you won't need to …

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Russia strikes back after warplane is downed in Syria

A Russian warplane was shot down on Saturday in a rebel-held zone of northern Syria.<p>The pilot reported that he had ejected by parachute, the Russian Defence Ministry said, adding that he was then killed in a fight on the ground with "terrorists".<p>Tharir al-Sham, a jihadist group spearheaded by the …

Jeep Runs 3 Very Different Super Bowl Ads Created by 3 Different Agencies

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chose a blanket-the-airwaves approach to its marketing efforts during Super Bowl LII, running a series that started with a …

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as it hits 36M globally

While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States …

How to Access Notifications on iPhone X

In a previous tip, we covered how to access Control Center on your iPhone X. I talked about the notch at the top of the iPhone X, which naturally divides the top left and right of your screen. Apple uses that simple divide to the fullest by giving you access to both Control Center and Notifications …

Apple Q1 2018 Results: $88.3 Billion Revenue, 77.3 Million iPhones, 13.2 Million iPads Sold

Apple has just published its financial results for Q1 2018. The company posted revenue of $88.3 billion. Apple sold 13.2 million iPads, 77.3 million iPhones, and 5.1 million Macs during the quarter.<p>“We’re thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple’s history, with broad-based growth that …