Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Is Getting A New Limited Time Mode

It was first revealed in a report that the Call of Duty Companion App had been updated with details about a new mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. It’s called Ambush and players will only have Sniper Rifles and melee weapons when playing. The limited choice of weapons would make for more challenging gameplay. Treyarch has now officially confirmed that this mode is indeed in the […]


Netflix Original Content Spending May Touch $15 Billion In 2019

Netflix spends a significant amount of money on content every year and the budget goes up with every passing year. It spent $12 billion creating original TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more in 2018. It’s expected that this number is going to rise to $15 billion in 2019.


PayPal Giving $500 Credit To U.S. Federal Workers Hit By Shutdown

The ongoing government shutdown has affected countless U.S. federal workers as they have not received their paychecks. In order to give them a helping hand while the politicians figure things out, PayPal has announced that it will offer $25 million in interest-free credit to the federal workers. The credit is meant to ease some of the financial pinch that these workers have been facing since the shutdown.


Baywatch Now Available On Amazon Prime Video

Legacy TV shows that did well in their time tend to drive a lot of viewership for online streaming services. No wonder services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime spend considerable amounts of money licensing series like Friends and The Office. If you’ve been meaning to stream a certain hit series from the ’90s, then you might appreciate that Amazon Prime Video now lets you stream Baywatch on-demand.


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Tesla Is Firing 7 Percent Of Its Workforce

Some serious cost cutting appears to be underway at Tesla. Days after the company’s CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the customer referral program was ending, he announced that the company is firing 7 percent of its entire workforce. Musk announced in a company-wide email that seven percent of Tesla’s full-time employee headcount is being reduced.


All Verizon Subscribers Will Get Free Spam And Robocall Protection

Verizon, the country’s largest mobile carrier, has announced that it’s going to provide all of its subscribers with free span and robocall protection for free. These features were previously included in the carrier’s Call Filter app which is a $3 add-on and offers features like call blocking, robocall filtering, and spam blocking. The features will now be offered for free to all Verizon subscribers.


Symfonisk Smart Speakers From Ikea And Sonos Arrive This August

Ikea and Sonos had announced a partnership on speakers back in 2017. The companies wanted to merge Sonos products into Ikea furniture and provide customers looking for built-in home sound systems with an affordable option. It has now been confirmed that their line of Symfonisk smart speakers is going to be released in August this year


Apple Starts Selling The iPhone SE Again

Some of you may remember that Apple discontinued its last iPhones with headphone jacks after the launch event for its new iPhones last year. It also discontinued the original iPhone X in addition to the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. All of the models were removed from the company’s website as well. However, it appears that Apple has quietly started selling the iPhone SE once again.


Spotify Reportedly Developing An In-Car Music Player

Spotify isn’t a hardware company but that might change this year. It’s claimed that the company is working on an in-car music player which would enable users to stream music from this service even if they don’t have a fancy infotainment system that can run apps. As you’d expect from a product of this sort in this day and age, the in-car music player will have voice commands as well.


Microsoft Nudges Windows 10 Mobile Users To Switch To iOS Or Android

Very rarely you’d see a company tell its users to shift to a competing platform but Microsoft is doing just that. The company gave up on Windows-powered mobile phones quite a while back and is now gearing up to kill the platform. It’s recommending to Windows 10 Mobile users that they should switch to iOS or Android.


Sony Mobile Rumored To Be Considering Southeast Asia Exit

While Sony makes pretty decent smartphones, it is obvious that they aren’t holding up so well against the competition like Samsung, or Chinese OEMs such as Xiaomi and OnePlus where they are offering smartphones at incredibly affordable prices. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise when Sony decided to reduce their focus in the US, China, and India back in 2016.


Bungie Says That They Will Remain Committed To Destiny

Last week Bungie announced that they would be separating from Activision and will also be retaining the rights to Destiny, which they plan on self-publishing in the future. It was unclear as to what would become of the franchise moving forwards, but in a new blog post shared on Bungie’s website, the developer has stated that they will remain committed to the franchise.


WhatsApp Testing Sticker Integration With Google’s Gboard

WhatsApp is admittedly a bit late to the sticker game. Other apps such as Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and LINE have long offered its users stickers. However it seems that the Facebook-owned company might have found a way to quickly spread its stickers and that is by integrating it with third-party keyboard apps.


Report Claims That Fortnite’s V-Bucks Are Being Used To Launder Money

Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale is making the company a ton of money, despite it being a free game. This revenue is generated by selling in-app purchases such as costumes. However it seems that a chunk of this change could actually be used by criminals to help launder their money.


In China You’ll Soon Be Able To Use An App To See Debtors Around You

It was reported not too long ago that China plans on implementing a social credit system for its citizens. This will basically assign citizens a “score” based on their life, where if you have run-ins with the law, or are known to break the rules, spread misinformation online, and so on, your scores will be reflected as much.


Blizzard Seems To Be On A Hiring Spree For Unannounced Diablo Project

Many gamers are waiting for Blizzard to announce Diablo 4. Last year during BlizzCon there was some hope that the game could be announced, but instead Blizzard launched Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of Diablo that was immediately met with massive backlash from fans who weren’t thrilled by the game.


Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event Kicks Off January 24

We are in the year of 2019 which means that if you follow the Chinese Zodiac, it is also the year of the pig. However even if you don’t necessarily follow the Chinese Zodiac or celebrate the Lunar New Year, not to worry because Blizzard plans on celebrating it anyway in Overwatch where the game’s Lunar New Year event will be kicking off next week.


Microsoft Wants To Turn Cortana Into An Alexa Skill

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant has been around for much longer than Amazon’s Alexa has, but yet Alexa has quickly dominated the scene, so much so that it seems that Microsoft has decided that if they can’t beat them, maybe they should join them. This is what Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella had hinted at in a report from Business Insider.


Twitter Bug Accidentally Exposes Private Tweets From Years Ago

There is a reason why some tweets are marked as private because there are some users who’d rather not have their tweets made public. Unfortunately according to a recent disclosure from Twitter, it appears that due to a bug, it accidentally exposed private tweets on Twitter for Android from many years ago.


2019 iPhones Could Sport 3x Telephone Lens, Larger Battery

Battery life on Apple’s iPhones isn’t terrible, but it’s not particularly good either. While Apple has made huge tech upgrades over the years, battery life is still one aspect that the company hasn’t quite addressed. However if the latest rumors are to be believed, that could change this year with the 2019 iPhones.


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