Bitcoin is a form of a virtual currency that you can buy using real-life money, and since it can be used to pay for things, the IRS has stated that you will need to report your bitcoin transactions. This was the same logic that was applied to in-game virtual currencies, such as those used by games like Fortnite.
These days, we have plenty of devices at home and around us that are constantly listening. Take our smartwatches and smartphones for example, where they have digital assistants built into them that can be summoned without pressing a button and simply using our voice. Combine that with the rise of smart speakers and it is understandable that some people are getting increasingly uncomfortable.
Both Google and Apple currently offer a news aggregator service in the form of Google News and Apple News. However, back in 2019, Apple launched a premium version called Apple News+ in which it gave users access to a bunch of online newspapers and magazines for a price of $9.99 a month.
The problem with the internet is that people can use screen names to hide who they are, which in turn creates issues as these users can simply keep creating new accounts to harass people online, leave fake negative reviews about a business, and so on. However, sometimes users just want to be anonymous for the sake of privacy, and that not all reviews are necessarily fake.
Depending on how old you are, you might recall that back in the day if you wanted to hail a cab from your home or office, one of the ways you could do so is by calling the cab company. Of course, these days there are apps that offer more precise locations to make it easier for both you and the driver, but Uber seems to be wanting to go […]
Due to the fact that IKEA tends to combine their actual store with a warehouse, they need a lot of space. As such, most of the time if you wanted to go to an IKEA store, they might be located out of the city and sometimes far away. However, to encourage customers to make trips to their stores, IKEA has come up with a rather novel idea.
Apple’s App Store provides a place where users can manage their subscriptions easily. This is because Apple allows users to directly subscribe to various services through in-app purchases, but the only problem with that is that companies need to pay Apple a cut of up to 30% for all in-app purchases.
3D printing is amazing as it allows us to create all manner of objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. However, the problem with the current method of 3D printing is that it can be a bit slow, and sometimes it might not be ideal if you’re looking for higher levels of precision. However, researchers at EPFL might have come up with a solution.
One of the reasons why Wikipedia is so successful is that it relies largely on user contributions. This allowed the platform to grow and populate with all manner of articles and content. However, the problem is that sometimes certain articles might not be updated with the latest information or text, meaning that there might be times you come across a Wikipedia entry with outdated text.
WhatsApp is one of the more popular messaging apps in the world, and according to the company’s latest announcement, they have definitely proven that. WhatsApp has recently revealed that its messaging platform is currently home to more than 2 billion users around the world.
For the past couple of years, Sony announced that they would not be attending E3, which is arguably one of the biggest events of the year for all things gaming related. However, it seems that to fill the void left by Sony, Nintendo has recently confirmed that they will be in attendance at E3 2020 this year.
One of the criticisms of the Chinese government is how they keep close tabs on its citizens through various surveillance programs. While some might decry this as an invasion of privacy, a recently launched app by the Chinese government shows that maybe there could be some good to it.
Whenever you buy a product, companies typically encourage users to buy into their ecosystem. This is why it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft would be forcing users who use the Office 365 installer to use Bing, where it would install a Chrome extension that essentially changes the default search engine to Bing.
With Disney now owning Fox, they have brought some of the Marvel movie rights back home. This leaves Sony as one of the few remaining companies to own the movie rights to some Marvel franchises, most notably characters from the Spider-Man universe.