Uber Riders Charged 100x More Than What They Owed

An Uber error caused quite a bit of stir yesterday when some riders reported that they had been charged 100 times more than what they had owed for their ride. One user was charged $2,053 for a ride that actually cost them $20.53. The issue was reported by users in multiple countries but Uber was quick to address it.


Senator Expresses Privacy Concerns, Wants FaceApp To Be Probed

FaceApp, an AI face editor app, has gone viral once again. You may not have heard about it but if you’ve been on social media at any point in the past few days, you might have seen selfies of people aged decades into the future. The app has gone viral again because of the filter which lets AI estimate how they might look like years down the line. New York […]


Instagram To Warn Users Who Are Likely To Have Their Account Banned

Instagram has detailed some changes for its account disable policy today. Under its policy, it disables accounts which have a certain percentage of violating content. A new policy is now being rolled out where aside from removing the accounts with a certain percentage of violating content, it will also remove accounts that have a certain number of violations within a window of time.


New Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Specs Leaked

Google is due to launch its flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets later this year. It has already released a teaser for the phones after some of the earlier leaks about them. While Google remains tightlipped on the other details, a new report provides some additional information about key specs of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.


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Carpool Karaoke Renewed By Apple For A Third Season

CBS-produced Carpool Karaoke has reportedly been renewed by Apple for a third season. This was the first original series for Apple Music and has since been moved over to Apple TV. Viewers like the short-form singalong show quite a bit so it’s not surprising at all to see that the company has decided to renew it for another season.


Netflix Confirms It’s Launching Mobile-Only Plans

It was reported earlier this year that Netflix was testing a mobile-only plan in some countries. The plan would be cheaper, costing only $4, the only limitation being that subscribers could stream Netflix on their mobile devices only. Since it was a test, the option was available to select users in just a few countries. Netflix has now confirmed that it’s going to properly launch mobile-only plans.


Instagram Test For Hiding Like Count Being Expanded

Instagram launched a test earlier this year which hid like count on posts. The test began in Canada where people who were a part of this test had their likes hidden by default. They had to opt-out of it in order to show the like count on their posts. They could always see the count on their own posts. Instagram is now expanding this test and giving more users in […]


Slack Resets Passwords Four Years After Security Breach

Slack confirmed back in March 2015 that hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to a database which was used to store user profile information. It had blocked the access once it was discovered and made changes to prevent something like this from happening again. Slack also released two-factor authentication so that users could add an extra layer of security to their accounts. It has decided to reset passwords for […]


EA Confirms Plants vs. Zombies 3 Is Being Developed

Plants vs. Zombies fan rejoice. EA has confirmed that the next title in this franchise is now in development. Not much has been revealed about the game at this point in time, only that it’s currently in a pre-alpha state on Android.


Verizon’s First 5G Hotspot Is Here And It’s Not Cheap

Verizon today unveiled its 5G hotspot device. The Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 isn’t going to be cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Mobile 5G networks are still in the early stages so that understandable. Still, it’s going to cost a pretty penny once you factor in the cost of monthly data over and above the price tag of Verizon’s first 5G hotspot.


This Funky Piece Of Jewelry Has The Ability To Block Against Facial Recognition

These days as we’re starting to see more facial recognition technology being employed, we’re sure that many are starting to feel a bit uncomfortable at the idea that they could be walking down the streets and be recognized by a security camera system. However, designer Ewa Nowak thinks she might have found a potential solution to that problem: jewelry.


iPhone Loyalty Amongst Customers Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

Apple customers have been known to be particularly loyal to the brand, although this is largely in part with Apple locking its customers into its ecosystem, where after years of buying apps and using services from the company, users don’t really have much of a choice but to keep using the company’s products.


Oakland Is Now The Third US City To Ban The Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

In some parts of the world, facial recognition technology has been employed for use in public spaces. This has resulted in people feeling uncomfortable as they go about their daily lives. After all, we all want to be afforded some measure of privacy, right? For those who do love their privacy, perhaps Oakland, California could be considered if you want to move cities.


IBM Researchers Create A Robot Tongue That Can Taste Various Chemicals

Thanks to the nerves in our bodies, we can do many things that a robot can’t, such as feel and taste. However, researchers over the years have been making efforts to change that, where we’re starting to see how more robots are gaining human-like abilities, such as the ability to “feel” objects to identify it.


MIT Has Created A Drone That Can Switch Between Hovering And Gliding

When it comes to drones, there are pretty much two types that exist in the market. One of those types have been designed to be like a plane where it glides in the air, while the other sports a quadcopter design where it can hover thanks to the design of its rotors. Both have their uses, but what if you could switch between gliding and hovering?


Lotus’ Electric Hypercar Can Fully Charge Up In 9 Minutes

How long does it take for you to fully refuel a car? Probably a couple of minutes at most. However, the same cannot be said with electric cars where even with today’s charging technology, it will take considerably longer compared to refueling a car, but Lotus is hoping to change that.


Apple Has A Bunch Of Fun New Emojis For iOS And Mac This Fall

Emojis are fun ways for people to communicate with each other. After all, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and according to Apple, there will be several thousand words that its iOS and Mac users will be able to expect later this year when the company will be releasing a bunch of new emojis for its mobile and desktop platforms.


Elon Musk Wants To Put Computers In Our Brains

One of the challenges to people who are fully paralyzed is their ability to move around. While there have been efforts at creating devices that can be controlled using our brains, Elon Musk’s Neuralink company is hoping to take things one step further by actually implanting computers into our brains.


New iPhone 11 Hands-On Video Shows Us What To Expect

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch new iPhone models later in the year where they will a new camera design. This has been “confirmed” in several leaks, and now a new hands-on video by YouTuber MKBHD shows us what we might be able to expect from the new models.


Spotify Launches A Special Hub For Disney Songs

Most of us grew up listening to songs from Disney’s various movies and cartoons. It’s hard not to, especially since Disney has played a huge part of our lives. If you’re someone who still loves all the Disney songs, you might be interested to learn that Spotify and Disney have teamed up to create a special hub in which you’ll be able to stream all manner of Disney songs.


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