Facebook Tried To Buy A Spyware Tool To Monitor Its Users
We’ve all encountered instances where we talk about something, only for an ad to appear for that product later on Facebook. The social media giant has long denied that they are spying on its users, but according to a recent report from Motherboard, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t tried.

Someone Set A 5G Antenna On Fire Over Belief That 5G Tech Is Linked To The Coronavirus
Concerns about wireless technology impacting our health have been around for a while now, where there are some who are worried that radio waves can somehow negatively impact our wellbeing. These concerns seem to be amplified with the launch of 5G that relies on a shorter, but more powerful, frequency.

Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldn’t Figure Out How To Turn It Off
These days, a lot of video conferencing apps come with fun filters. This is because such apps aren’t just used for work, but also for social purposes where friends and family members can use them to chat with each other. Unfortunately for Lizet Ocampo, the political director at People for the American Way, she did not know how to turn her filter off.

16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors
3D printing might have been viewed as a somewhat novel piece of technology, but in the recent months, 3D printing seems to have seen a massive boost in popularity, (no) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak which has left hospitals and healthcare workers around the world short on protective equipment like face shields.

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Select 2018 LG TVs Will Be Getting HomeKit And AirPlay 2 Support
Last year, LG announced that they would be bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 2019 smart TVs. However, the company stated that only its 2019 models (and presumably beyond) would be on the receiving end of those new features, which pretty much meant that its older models would not be getting it.

Google’s AI Can Transform Your Photos Into The Style Of Famous Artists
Each artist has their own distinct style. This is what makes art in general unique, although in the art world, there are certain styles that seem to be more popular than others. Of course, not all of us are able to mimic the styles of another artist, but Google wants to help with a new feature they’re introducing in its Arts & Culture app.

Google Releases Mobile Location Data To Show Who’s Complying With Stay-At-Home Orders
Right now, governments around the world have implemented stay-at-home orders. These orders vary in degrees where for some, it is a complete lockdown, while others still allow some movement for essential services and to make grocery runs. However, despite these measures, there are still individuals out there who aren’t taking this seriously.

HBO Just Made A Bunch Of Its Show Free To Stream, No Subscription Required
Now that many of us are stuck at home in a bid to socially distance ourselves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, it means that we need to start seeking out alternative forms of entertainment. Streaming services do come to mind, although this means that we would have to pay for it.

Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro Comes With A Hardware Microphone Disconnect Feature
With our laptops and smartphones and tablets sporting built-in microphones and cameras, there is a bit of concern that these features could be used to spy on us. Apple tried to resolve that problem with its laptops back in 2018, where they introduced a disconnect feature in its MacBooks that disabled the microphone when the laptop’s lid was closed.

Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Enough Antibodies To Fight Off The Virus
Right now the race is on to find a vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak that has impacted the world. Unfortunately, there is no known vaccine in the market yet, but there have been great efforts made by companies in which some potential vaccines have already been sent for human trials.

Facebook Messenger Desktop App Now Available On Windows And Mac
With all the heat that Zoom is facing these days over its privacy and security practices, if you’re uncomfortable using the company’s video conferencing services, we totally get it. If you’re after an alternative, it seems that Facebook Messenger could be worth checking out (although Facebook is no stranger to privacy controversies).

Researchers Test Effectiveness Of Century-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Against The COVID-19 Virus
At the moment, there is no known vaccine that works against the COVID-19 virus. Researchers are working on several potential solutions, but there is nothing definitive yet. However, to help speed up the process, several scientists around the world are now exploring older vaccines to see if it can help.

Twitch Wants To Create Games That Streamers And Viewers Can Play Together
Amazon’s Twitch platform has been a largely one-sided affair. This means that streamers stream their games and its viewers watch, where leaving comments and messages is pretty much the only interaction that streamers and viewers get to have with each other, but that is expected to change soon.

Zoom Updates macOS Installer To Remove Malware-Like Exploit
Zoom’s explosion in popularity has put the company under a microscope, where it was discovered that there were certain practices made by the company that were a bit concerning. One of which involved the way they approached the installer for the macOS version of the app, which was discovered to be a bit shady.

Gamevice Wants To Block Nintendo Switch Sales In New Patent Infringement Lawsuit
When Nintendo first revealed that they were working on a new console which eventually launched as the Switch, the company was understandably cautious and guarded with the design as they did not want to give away its secrets ahead of the launch. When the Switch was eventually released, many lauded its uniqueness.

Apple Could Be Working On An iPhone That Is Completely Waterproof And Usable Underwater
In recent years, Apple finally hopped on board the bandwagon and made its iPhones water-resistant. The company’s iPhones currently have a rating of IP68 which makes it water-resistant where it can survive underwater of depths up to 2 meters for as long as 30 minutes (although we have heard stories of it surviving for much longer).

Apple References AirTags In A New Support Video
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on a new accessory that will be a competitor to Tile known as the AirTags. Whether or not that is true still remains to be seen, but there have been enough evidence that lends credibility to those claims, with the latest piece of evidence coming from Apple themselves.

The Last Of Us 2 Has Been Indefinitely Delayed
Last year, the folks at Naughty Dog announced that they would be delaying the release of their highly-anticipated The Last of Us 2 to 2020. The date was originally set for the end of May 2020, but it looks like that will no longer be happening. In a tweet by the developers, they have announced that the game has since been indefinitely delayed.

Latest iOS Update Has Broken FaceTime For Older iPhones And iPads
Given that a lot of us are now being forced to work and study from home away from our friends and even family, it means that communication tools like video conferencing apps are more important than ever as a means to keep in touch with our loved ones. If you have been largely relying on FaceTime, you might want to skip the latest iOS update.

Fake Coronavirus Documents Are Being Used To Hijack Computers
These days many of us are undoubtedly constantly scanning the news related to the coronavirus. We’re also seeing a lot of information popup on social media, emails, forwarded WhatsApp messages, and so on. However, it seems that cyber criminals are now weaponizing our need for information to hijack our computers.

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