Huawei Takes Down Controversial Lock Screen Ads

Huawei is in a bit of a spot of bother these days because of the U.S. ban and the company had more bad press to deal with earlier this week. Many users reported that they had started seeing lock screen ads on select Huawei smartphones. Word immediately went out that Huawei had started showing ads on lock screens without first informing users. The company has now sent out a statement […]


Target Registers Hit With Nationwide Outage

A retail giant like Target wouldn’t probably want the registers at all of its locations across the country to freeze up at the same time but that’s precisely what happened yesterday. Due to a technical glitch, Target registers across the country suffered an outage for almost two hours during mid-day. Customers were thus prevented from making purchases even in self-checkout lines.


New Toyota Vehicles Will Feature Auto-Engine Shut Off And Auto-Park

Toyota Motor North America has announced two new feature updates for its lineup which include Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic Park. The company says that these features will be available with most model year 2020 vehicles. The former will ensure that if the vehicle is left running for a predetermined period of time, the engine will automatically be shut off. Auto-Park will ensure that if the driver leaves the […]


NASA Estimates Moon Landing Could Cost Between $20 To $30 Billion

NASA has already made its intention public of putting American astronauts back on the moon. It aims to do that by 2024 and the agency has now started to provide an idea of just how much it’s going to actually cost to do that. NASA administrator says that the next moon landing could cost between $20 to $30 billion.


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Verizon To Connect NBA Arenas With Fiber Network For 1080p Broadcasts

NBA broadcasts are about to get an upgrade. Verizon has announced that it has reached an agreement with the National Basketball Association to create a high-speed network which will connect all 29 arenas that host NBA teams with Verizon’s fiber network in order to provide fans with high quality video. This improved network capability will enable the NBA to offer 1080p resolution on all broadcasts while also being able to […]


Amazon Spark Has Been Shut Down

Amazon Spark was launched a couple of years ago. It was best described as Amazon’s iteration of Instagram, in that it relied on images to make shopping discovery easier for customers. It didn’t really take off and was nowhere near as popular as Instagram so perhaps that’s why Amazon has now decided that it’s time to pull the plug on this service.


Walmart Offers Unlimited Grocery Delivery For $98 Per Year

Walmart is now offering an Unlimited Grocery Delivery subscription service for its customers called Delivery Unlimited. It’s an expansion of Walmart’s current delivery and order pickup service. For $98 per year, Walmart will provide unlimited grocery deliveries through the Delivery Unlimited service.


Tesla Now Selling Used Model 3 Vehicles Online

The only way you could buy a used Tesla Model 3 before today was to either find an individual who was looking to part with their car or go to a reseller. Tesla wasn’t selling used Model 3 cars online, until now. The company has started selling used units of its entry-level electric vehicle through its website so finding one is now easier than ever before. However, there’s a caveat.


U.S. Reportedly Planted Offensive Malware In Russia’s Electrical Grid

The United States elevated the role of its Cyber Command last year and vowed to respond aggressively to cyberwarfare threats from its rivals. According to a new report, the United States has been able to plant offensive malware in Russia’s power grid. That’s seen to be a much more aggressive response compared to the reconnaissance malware that has been planted in the grid since at least 2012.


Visa And Mastercard-Backed Facebook Cryptocurrency Said To Launch Next Week

Facebook is reportedly close to launching its Libra cryptocurrency that it has been working on for quite some time now. The last we heard about it was when it was said that Facebook was looking to secure backing from major partners. A new report claims that Facebook’s cryptocurrency will be backed by partners such as Visa, Mastercard, and Uber when it launches next week.


Google Pixel 4 Spotted In The Wild

A few leaked renders of the Google Pixel 4 surfaced last week which prompted Google to end the speculation as it tweeted out a render of the device from its official account. The render confirmed some of the design changes that had been talked about. The Google Pixel 4 has now been spotted in the wild as fans of Google’s flagship series await its arrival.


IKEA’s Smart Blinds Launch October 1st In The U.S.

IKEA first launched its smart blinds in Europe earlier this year. It was expected to release them in February but that didn’t happen. The company will now be rolling out the smart blinds in that part of the world in August. The United States will get the smart blinds as well. According to a new report, IKEA’s smart blinds will go on sale in the United States starting October 1st.


Baby Confuses Her Name For Alexa Because Her Parents Use Amazon’s Alexa Too Much

When the world was introduced to smart speakers with built-in digital assistants, there were some concerns about the technology, such as how much of what we say to it is recorded, and whether or not these devices are spying on us. However, it turns out that there might be another problem we didn’t quite anticipate.


Huawei Could Be Considering The Use Of Sailfish OS

Due to the ongoing legal troubles that Huawei is experiencing in the US, the company will most likely need to start finding an alternative operating system for its smartphones. We had heard rumors that the company could be working on their own OS, but according to new reports, it seems that the company could actually turn to the use of a different but existing OS.


Samsung Galaxy Fit Now Available For Purchase In The US

Launched earlier this year, for those who are interested in getting their hands on a fitness tracker, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Samsung Galaxy Fit has finally found its way to the US where if you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you’ll be able to do so for just $100, making it one of the more affordable fitness trackers out there.


Apple Watch Could Be Getting A Glucose Tracker Soon

It has been rumored in the past that Apple could be working on integrating a glucose tracker into its Apple Watch. This would be a great tool for diabetics who might be looking for a non-invasive way of keeping track of their glucose levels. The feature is said to still be years away from being realized, but that future could come sooner than we think with some outside help.


Hot Wheels With NFC Is The Childhood We Wished We Had

Back in the day, our toys were relatively low-tech where they were pretty much what they came out of the box of. These days, toys have become considerably more complex and sophisticated, and Mattel is certainly making us wish that we had some of them back in the day by launching the Hot Wheels Smart Track Kit.


Apple Maps’ Look Around VS Google Maps’ Street View

When it comes to navigation applications, Apple Maps has typically played second or even third fiddle to other apps such as Google Maps. This is due to the various missteps that happened during the app’s launch several years ago, resulting in at least one Apple executive being let go, and with Apple’s CEO issuing an apology and even recommending iOS users use other apps while they sort it out.


The iPhone 11 Could Finally Be Ditching Lightning In Favor Of USB-C

When Apple introduced the 2018 iPad Pro, they made a huge change because for the first time ever, Apple had opted to go with a more universally-recognized connector in the form of USB-C. In some ways, this didn’t really come as a surprise as Apple’s more recent MacBook laptops have ditched all other ports in favor of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.


iOS 13 Will Allow Users To Edit Videos Natively

Several years ago, Apple introduced some changes to its iOS platform where it brought enhanced editing tools for photos. This meant that instead of merely letting users crop and rotate images, users could make more adjustments without having to turn to the need of a third-party app.


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