Viacom Acquires Pluto TV Free Streaming Service For $340 Million

Some of you might know about Pluto TV. It’s a free, ad-supported TV streaming service that provides access to hundreds of channels through its website and mobile apps. There’s no monthly subscription, you can watch the content for free as long as you’re willing to put up with advertisements. It has caught Viacom’s attention which has decided to acquire Pluto TV for $340 million in cash.


Google Adds Strikethrough And Undo/Redo Buttons To Gmail

Google has highlighted a couple of improvements for its email client that will be rolling out in the near future. G Suite Gmail accounts will get buttons for strikethrough as well as undo/redo. These buttons will be available in the compose window.


Apple’s iPod Touch Could Be Positioned As A Gaming Device

Recently there was a rumor that claimed that Apple could be looking to revive the iPod touch lineup with the launch of a 7th-gen model. It is an interesting choice given that Apple had initially pitched the iPhone as having the capabilities of an iPod, but now we might have a better idea of what Apple could be thinking of doing.


HMD Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

The problem with Android updates is that unless you own a Pixel handset, if and when the latest Android update is released for your device is really anyone’s guess. Some manufacturers are faster than others, but once again it isn’t exactly predictable. However HMD Global wants to take out some of the guesswork involved.


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Newark Airport Temporarily Halted Operations Following Drone Sightings

Last year there were reports about how potential drone sightings forced the Gatwick Airport to halt its operations. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that recent sightings at Newark Airport might have forced operations to be temporarily halted. This is according to the FAA who confirmed that due to alleged drone sightings flying over Teterboro Airport, operations had to be temporarily halted as a result.


Samsung Unveils A 15.6-inch 4K OLED Display

Laptop technology has evolved greatly over the years, where we are seeing slimmer laptops that can still pack quite a punch. However one thing missing from laptops would be OLED displays, where pretty much all laptops have relied on LCDs. However that is expected to change, thanks to Samsung who has recently taken the wraps off a 15.6-inch 4K OLED screen.


Instagram Denies They Are Limiting The Reach Of Posts

Recently some of you might have noticed how some of the people you follow on Instagram might have been sharing a photo that claims that Instagram has been limiting the reach of their posts. These posts claim that Instagram has limited it so that only 7% of their followers can see their posts.


AirPods With Health Tracking Expected In First Half Of 2019

Initially made fun of due to its design, the ease of pairing AirPods to iOS devices and also their convenience has made it quite a hit. This is why we understand that there is a fair amount of anticipation for its successor and what Apple could have up their sleeves. According to DigiTimes, the AirPods 2 could be worth checking out.


Sony’s Latest Aibo Dog Is Considerably Less Creepy

Sony’s Aibo robot dogs were designed to be “realistic”, but we have to admit that it can come off a bit creepy as smiling robots tend to be a bit disconcerting. However Sony’s latest Aibo, which was launched in the US last year, was a huge improvement over the first-generation model, but over in Japan Sony is trying their hand at making it more “realistic”.


Mortal Kombat 11 Beta Won’t Be For The PC Or Nintendo Switch

We know that many gamers are very excited to get their hands on Mortal Kombat 11 which was recently announced in detail. In fact there is a beta that kicks off on the 28th of March where you get to try the game before deciding if it is for you. Unfortunately it seems that not everyone will be able to get in on it.


Blizzard Had At One Point In Time Worked On A Pokemon-Like Diablo Game

Many fans were livid when Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal which was essentially a mobile version of Diablo. However it seems that back in the day, Blizzard, or to be more specific, Blizzard North, toyed with the idea of creating a Pokemon-like Diablo game for handheld consoles like the Game Boy.


Microsoft Edge Now Warning Users About Sites With Fake News

Google’s Chrome has a built-in security feature which when you visit a potentially dangerous website, it will bring up a warning message that tries to keep you away from the website (unless you really insist on it). Microsoft’s Edge browser has a similar feature too, but it works for websites that it deems might be home to fake news.


Ryan Reynolds Confirms That Deadpool 3 Is In Development

Disney’s acquisition of some of Fox’s assets is set to be closed this year. This is huge news for the entertainment scene, especially for those who are fans of superhero movies as it was confirmed that franchises such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool would be brought back under Marvel’s banner and folded into the MCU.


Bethesda Dismisses Rumors That Fallout 76 Will Be Going Free-To-Play

In the MMORPG scene, it’s hard not to look at Blizzard’s World of Warcraft for inspiration. The game has been around for more than a decade, but yet continues to rake a ton of money in for the developer. This is versus other MMORPGs like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Wildstar, both of which initially adopted the subscription model, but later switched to free-to-play.


Nintendo Switch Reportedly Outsold All Other Consoles In 2018

With the disaster that was the Nintendo Wii U, it’s hard to blame Nintendo’s critics and investors for being skeptical about the Switch. However the Switch has since proved the naysayers wrong where it managed to outsell the Wii U’s lifetime sales, and now it seems that according to the latest figures, the console managed to outsell all other consoles in 2018.


iRig Micro Amp Makes Recording And Jamming On The Go Easier

When it comes to music recording on the go while using our mobile devices, there is a good chance that IK Multimedia’s iRig series of accessories might be what you turn to. The company has recently expanded their offerings with the launch of the iRig Micro Amp, which as its name implies is a tiny amplifier that you can take with you on the go.


Pranksters Access Nest Camera To Broadcast Fake Missile Attack

Smart gadgets are wonderful things. They help us automate a lot of our lives, and provide us with even better and accessible home security than ever. However its security is really only as strong as your account’s password, which is what a family in Orinda discovered when their Nest camera was accessed and used to broadcast a fake message about North Korea firing missiles at the US.


Twitter Testing Out Simpler, Redesigned Website

If you think that the current design of Twitter is a bit too confusing and messy, then you might be interested to learn that Twitter has announced that they have begun rolling out a redesigned website. However this seems to be a test of sorts because Twitter states that not all users will be able to opt-in for this design, meaning that Twitter could still be looking for user feedback […]


Google Wants To Educate The Public On Detecting Phishing Emails

Gmail’s spam detection feature works pretty well and for the most part does an excellent job at filtering out scam emails from the real ones (although sometimes it ends up filtering out the real ones as well). However from time to time, phishing emails do get through and some of them look so convincing that even seasoned internet users might be fooled.


Netflix Now Lets Users Share Show Titles To Instagram Stories

While Instagram was not the first to debut the Story feature, they certainly have had quite a bit of success with it where they managed to convince advertisers to start using it, and have been introducing a fair amount of new features for it too, such as polls, questions, and so on, turning it into a fairly robust tool.


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