Some Snapchat Employees Abused Their Position To Spy On Users

The problem with online services is that your data is at the mercy of the company controlling the service. For the most part, many of us assume that there are safeguards in place to prevent access to our personal data, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In a report from Motherboard, it has been found that some Snapchat employees had abused their position to spy on users.

Hermeus To Develop Hypersonic Jet That Flies From New York To London In 90 Minutes

Visiting new countries can be fun, but what’s not so fun is the process of traveling. This is because unless you can afford to fly business or first class, or a private jet, chances are most of us will fly in economy and long journeys are basically hell. However, a company by the name of Hermeus is hoping to help cut your travel time significantly.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed To 2020 To Fix Character’s Design

When the Sonic the Hedgehog movie’s poster was first revealed, many expressed disappointment with how the character looked, especially since it looked nothing like what many gamers were familiar with. This was made worse when the trailer was released, confirming that the look was indeed real.

Tariffs Could Result In Next-Gen Consoles Being 25% More Expensive

Due to the ongoing trade war with China, the Office of the United States Trade Representative has published a list of goods categories that could be considered for new tariffs, which could be in amounts as high as 25%. These tariffs are expected to be applied to goods imported from China, which will cover “video game consoles and machines”.


Sony Camera Sensors Could Come Integrated With AI In The Future

When it comes to a camera’s capabilities, there are many factors involved that helps create a high-quality image. For example, the lens of the camera needs to be good, the software used to process the image, and the sensors used by the camera as well. However, it seems that in the future, there is a chance that Sony’s camera sensors could get a boost with AI.

Future Alexa Devices Might Work Without Requiring A Wake Word

Smart speaker devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod are always listening for their wake word. This prevents them from being used all the time and it also affords customers some semblance of privacy, where it is presumed that these devices are not listening to them until their wake words are spoken.

Google Duo Now Lets You Make Video Calls With Eight People

The built-in video chat app for Android, Google Duo, has been well received. Quite a lot of people rely on the app to stay in touch with friends and family. They will be delighted to hear that Google has increased the number of people that can be on a call simultaneously. Google Duo now has support for video calls with up to eight people.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency ‘GlobalCoin’ Expected To Launch Next Year

Facebook is working on a digital currency of its own and a new report claims that the company will launch it at some point next year. Internally referred to as “GlobalCoin,” the company is expected to provide more details about its cryptocurrency later this summer. It may even begin testing the GlobalCoin towards the end of this year.

China’s New Maglev Train Has 373 Mph Top Speed

China has been doing some incredible things with maglev technology and the country’s leading manufacturer of trains has now unveiled a new prototype maglev train which will be able to hit an astonishing top speed of 373 miles per hour. That’s just over 600 kilometers per hour. The train will be developed by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation. It will be tested for a couple of years before […]

Boring Company Races Tunnel Tesla With One On The Road

The Boring Company is a brainchild of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. It envisions a future where cars go from one place to another rapidly using underground tunnels. The cars would be positioned on moving platforms that can achieve very high speeds. To demonstrate this, The Boring Company staged a race between a Tesla in its tunnel and one on the road.

You May Soon Be Able To Embed Music In Snapchat Posts

It may soon be possible to embed licensed music in your Snapchat posts. Snap, the company behind the ephemeral messaging app, is reportedly in discussions with some of the largest music labels in order to license their music so that users can embed it in their posts. Instagram already has a similar deal with the labels which allows users to embed music to their Instagram Stories.

Fortnite Fans Will Love The Upcoming Purple Xbox One S

Fortnite is still one of the most popular games out there and there’s no stopping it. Microsoft wants to cater to Fortnite players on its gaming platform by providing them with a limited edition of its console that boasts the game’s signature colors. An Xbox One S in a nicely done purple color doesn’t sound that bad, to be honest.

Laptop With World’s Most Dangerous Viruses On Sale For $1.2 Million

Do you have $1.2 million to burn and like living life on the edge? Then perhaps you might be interested in purchasing “The Persistence of Chaos.” It’s a piece of art created by internet artist Guo O Dong. It’s not a painting or a sculpture. It’s a laptop that’s filled with six of the world’s most dangerous computer viruses. Six of the most dangerous malware pieces live in this laptop […]

Alexa Announcements Now Work On All Alexa Devices

Amazon released the announcements feature for Alexa last year initially for Echo devices only. The feature allowed users to broadcast their voice to every Echo device in the house, basically turning them into an intercom system. Amazon has now announced that this feature is being rolled out to every Alexa-enabled device, it’s no longer limited to just the ones that are made by the company itself.

AT&T Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

The country’s second largest mobile carrier, AT&T, has announced that it will now accept cryptocurrency payments. That’s good news for those who use digital currencies to manage their affairs but not so much for anyone else who don’t really have any incentive to trade their real money for cryptocurrencies. AT&T says that it’s the first carrier in the country to start accepting cryptocurrency payments.

YouTube Gaming App Shuts Down On May 30th

Google first announced late last year that it would sunset the standalone YouTube Gaming app in 2019. Since the company had decided to move the features of the app, it didn’t make any sense to keep the standalone version around for much longer. The company had initially said that the shutdown would take place in March but it has now confirmed that the app will be removed on May 30th.

2019’s Call Of Duty Will Be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Activision is expected to announce a new Call of Duty game by the end of June, but it seems that some of the details might have already been leaked. According to a report from Eurogamer who have heard from their sources, it seems that 2019’s Call of Duty title will be known as Modern Warfare.

Best Buy Has Cancelled All Samsung Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders

Following the issues in early review units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company decided to recall the review units and also promised that they would be making changes to improve on the durability of the handset. Unfortunately, Samsung did not state when the improved models will be released, but it seems that it might not be anytime soon.

16-inch MacBook Pro With Possible Edge-To-Edge OLED Display In The Works

Apple’s MacBook laptops have for years been using LCDs for its screen of choice. However, Apple could be making a huge shift in display tech for its laptops because in a report from Korean publication, The Elec, they claim that Apple has a new MacBook Pro laptop in the works that could use an OLED display.

New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Changes To The Butterfly Keyboard

The other day, Apple announced an update to its MacBook Pro lineup where they will feature new Intel processors, but in addition to that, it seems that Apple has also announced that they have improved on the butterfly keyboard mechanism that has plagued so many MacBook owners ever since its introduction.

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